• Report: #211039

Complaint Review: Hoodia 66 - Lean Rx

  • Submitted: Thu, September 14, 2006
  • Updated: Wed, September 27, 2006

  • Reported By:Hohenwald Tennessee
Hoodia 66 - Lean Rx
Ontario, California U.S.A.

Hoodia 66 - Lean Rx ripoff did receive refund from Hoodia 66 now had 79.95 taken 2x by Lean rx Ontario California *EDitor's Suggestions on how to get your money back into your bank account!

*Author of original report: I received my refund from bank

*Author of original report: I emailed Productrelations@yahoo.com

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I am following up to let everyone know I did email Productrelations@yahoo.com regarding my situation with Hoodia 66 and I did get a refund for the amount in question. They were very prompt and considerate. I was very thankful.

In response to question asked how Hoodia got my checking info, NO I did not send a check, I used my debit card for the s/h handling charges on line.

NOW on 9-5 and 9-6 I had two charges from Lean RX for 79.95 each. I am in contact with bank to try and get form filled out to get refunded. They are not very promising. And YES as other people have reported I called the number to Lean RX and you get voice mail, you leave name number and message and noone returns your call. How do these people get away with this? Clearly they are linked to Hoodia 66...read the comments from others about Lean rx. They all had problems with Hoodia 66. I am going to email Productrelations@yahoo.com regarding this Lean rx concern as well. I will let you know what happens.

Becky
Hohenwald, Tennessee
U.S.A.

EDitor's Suggestions on how to get your money back!

HERE IS WHAT RIP-OFF REPORT SUGGESTS YOU DO:

Go to your bank within 60 days of the charge, or as soon as you know about the charge, don't delay, and tell them that there has been fraudulent activity within your account. Explain that you wish to file a dispute, and demand that they assist you in accordance with Federal Regulation E.

According to the majority of victims interviewed by Rip-off Report, those who immediately called their banks to dispute the charges did not get very far. Many victims got the following responses from their banks: we could not do anything for you or you waited too long; it has been more than 60 days.

If the bank is says that you have waited too long, explain to them how you called their 800 number as soon as the charges were found, and were told by the bank that nothing could be done. Remind the bank that they failed to assist you properly at the 800 #, and instead, provided you with an inadequate explanation of your right to dispute. Tell the bank that it's their fault time has expired, and since they gave you the wrong info to begin with, they will just have to deal with it, take the loss and reverse the charges.

Tell them the truth; this was unauthorized and your account was NOT to be charged! Keep emphasizing how you never authorized anything! Direct them to the hundreds of victims reports that were filed on Rip-off Report.com. And if you're at the bank, walk them over to their computer and make them go to this site! If you are on the phone with them, tell them you will wait while they access this site! Either way, be persistent!

DO NOT TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER!

Let them know nicely, that you were advised to Report them (the Bank) and this situation to the Banking Commission in your state. Since each state has a different name for the agency/controller over banks, find that name before you call or get to the bank so you can throw it in their face. The more knowledgeable you appear to be, the further you will get.

And just continue to demand the Federal Regulation E form! The bank CAN, MUST and WILL reverse the charge! But, you must be persistent; ask to speak to the supervisor or the area manager for all the branches in the state.

Let the bank personnel know you are meeting with the media later in the day, that you would much rather they do the right thing (as most other banks have) by looking at the complaints and immediately reversing the charge(s) to your account; no matter how long ago it was. Be sure to call the Media if necessary so you are telling the truth.

If you have to, be loud (but nice) in front of other customers. If you are just calling by phone, the above tactics should still work. The bank can easily fax or mail to you the Federal Regulation E dispute form.

CHARGES TO YOUR CREDIT CARD

If the charge was to your credit card (not debit card, check card, or checking account), contact the credit card company as soon as possible to request a dispute form. Consumers usually have a little longer to dispute fraudulent credit card charges (up to 6 months), but it is better to act right away. In this type of situation, credit card disputes are usually successful since fraudulent companies often won't contest the disputed charge. In rare cases, credit card companies will review disputes, but refuse to reverse the charges. If this occurs, complain to a manager and let them know you will be filing a report here.

Remember Don't let them get away with it! Make sure they make the Rip-off Report .. The more Reports filed on a Company or individual, the more likely it is that the authorities, media and attorneys will want to take action.

And good luck Let us know how you do!

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#1 Author of original report

I received my refund from bank

AUTHOR: Becky - (U.S.A.)

I did go to my bank and filled out forms to have the 79.95 x2 put back in my account. With the forms I submitted copies of written complaints exactly like mine from this very website. I told the bank rep to fax them as well. I figured it would help aid in the "bank investigation". Well it did. I received my money back the very next business day. I was thrilled.

You all may want to try the same. It is very clear this is happening to a lot of people.
It is a site that shows who and how these two men are taking our money.

sorry, allowing you to give a competitors name would instigate others to just file against their competition, to only come back later to suggest their company your comments on this policy are welcome! CLICK here to see why Rip-off Report, as a matter of policy, deleted either a phone number, link or e-mail address from this Report.
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#2 Author of original report

I emailed Productrelations@yahoo.com

AUTHOR: Becky - (U.S.A.)

I emailed Productrelations@yahoo.com regarding the 79.95 taken twice unauthorized. They stated (I will copy and paste)

Please know that the products are being billed by our old fulfillment company. Their name is NovaPointe and here is their contact info. Please research NovaPointe and their owners, Joe and Johnny Gioeli. It is them who are billing you.

NovaPointe
2060 E. Francis St.
Ontario, Ca. 91761

909-947-2710 Customer Service
909-947-1323 Fax

I called this number. I stated I needed to speak to someone regarding money taken out of my account by Lean RX. She stated one moment and transferred me to, yes you guessed it, the same answering machine you get when you call the 800-2962029 number. So I called back intending on speaking to someone at NovaPointe, and I did not get an answer. I called three times, let it ring and ring. I did go to bank this morning and signed papers to dispute money pulled. I also gave them copies of stories posted at this site (Ripofreport.com) regarding Lean Rx. In hopes it would speed up the process showing this is happening to others, and is fraudulent. I am also going to be calling an attorney on Monday to find out what is involved in a Class Action Lawsuit. Why are we letting this happen to us, and others? Why are companies like this able to continue to rip off people? I want it to stop. I will let you know what happens.
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