• Report: #35475

Complaint Review: Girls Gone Wild

  • Submitted: Mon, November 18, 2002
  • Updated: Mon, November 18, 2002

  • Reported By:Salt Lake City UT
Girls Gone Wild
P.O. Box 9231 Sylmar, California U.S.A.

Girls Gone Wild Here's a transcript of their TV ad used to rip you off! Read and weep! Sylmar California
FOX 6 investigative reporter John Mattes first broke the story how Girls Gone Wild was marketing videos for only $9.99 consumers found the company tacking on huge fees. Thousands of consumers called it a rip-off on ripoffreport. After our story aired an attorney sued calling it deceptive advertising. Video part 1 Video part 2

*0: Bloodsuckers at a Girls Gone Wild attached another leech to my back-Video Professor Inc.

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Read this yourself and see if you think this is deceptive advertising, this is the TV ad that sucked you in!

Announcer:
Warning: This video contains exclusive material not suitable for children.

Think you've seen it all before, think again, because now Girls Gone Wild now takes you to dozens of the top party schools across the USA. Introducing Girls Gone Wild on Campus, an all new, off the hook, totally uncensored video, packed with hundreds of stunning ,real college girls.

Hit the clubs with out of control undergrads, hang out with hot sorority sisters exposing it all, and crash the craziest frat parties ever caught on tape. It's not sold in stores and can't be shown on TV.

So call now and get the all-new Girls Gone Wild on Campus, yours on video or DVD for just 9.99. Use your credit card and we'll also send you the all new Girls Gone Wild Dorm Room Fantasies free.

Come inside actual college dorms and see what happens when these sexy coeds act out their most private fantasies. You get two all new videos, raw, real, and uncut for only 9.99.

Then be the first to preview the latest Girls Gone Wild videos. Satisfaction guaranteed, cancel anytime. If your over eighteen call 1-800-946-6688 to order Girls Gone Wild on Campus. Video or DVD for only 9.99. Use your credit card to get Dormroom Fantasies free. Call now:1-800-946-6688 or see more action at girlsgonewild.com.

Thats it. You hardly have a clue as to what they are going to do to you, but if you read carefully between the lines you'll see how they do it.

First, notice how they keep trying to get you to use your credit card-they know once they get that number-they can GO WILD with it.

Then that little sentence which they slip in: "then be the first to preview" which really says: here comes a bunch of stuff you didn't think you ordered- SUCKER!

First they slip you an extra video in the initial order and charge you 24.98, expecting you won't have time to go over and reconcile your visa statement and notice what they've pulled.

Then, if you don't notice that, here come other videos, arriving in quick succession, already charged to your visa.

Their customer service e-mail doesn't work, and their voicemail when you call doesn't give you an option either. They just count on the fact that it will be to much hassle for you to try to recover from them, and I'll bet thousands have just eaten it because of the trouble.

The only way to stop these crooks is cancel your visa, and immediatly call the visa dept. at your bank and begin the protest process.

You must send all their stuff back, and get visa to start hassling them.

You need to hassle visa over this also, without your credit card they couldn't pull this scam off. Visa is a party to this scam, they make big bucks helping these crooks pull it off.

Larry
Salt Lake City, Utah

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 11/18/2002 10:53 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Girls-Gone-Wild/Sylmar-California-91392-9231/Girls-Gone-Wild-Heres-a-transcript-of-their-TV-ad-used-to-rip-you-off-Read-and-weep-Syl-35475. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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Bloodsuckers at a Girls Gone Wild attached another leech to my back-Video Professor Inc.

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These guys are too much. Not only did they scam me, but I just discovered I'd also been charged for and enrolled in a Computer Correspondence Course with Video Professor Inc, and so far this company has got me for almost $70.00! I know GGW is at the bottom of this, or their marketing company, because the misspelling on the box from Video Professor Inc. is exactly the same as GGW's spelling. Same M.O. Video Professor advertises a supposedly free course, and in the box they slip in an extra cd rom- for only 59.95 extra. Then of course they start sending you monthly installments and racking up those credit card charges. I called their customer service-they seem to be a bit more legit. I asked them what they sent me and how they go my credit card number-they said from a third party-which must be GGW marketers! This has got to be illegal. Anyway, I did receive a small package around the time GGW was starting their scam, on the outside was a warning that if I didn't order this to call such and such a number, I did, put a return authorization number on the package and put it back in the mail box. Video Professor shows they got it back-but of course THEY DIDN'T MAKE ANY REFUND! They claim they will, but I have already had to start the second dispute process over these charge. They also claim to have sent a previous package. I never saw that one. The similarities can't be any coincidence-they've definitely got exactly the same scheme going in the same way, even involving the same kind of merchandise, videos and cd-roms etc. They do the same thing, send you stuff, charge you for it, and then conveniently forget to make any refund. These guys are completely out of the blue, I never heard of them in my life, and I never needed or wanted any computer courses. It's outrageous!
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