• Report: #184898

Complaint Review: Lean Life

  • Submitted: Tue, April 04, 2006
  • Updated: Sat, April 08, 2006

  • Reported By:hobbs New Mexico
Lean Life
leanlifepm.com Salt Lake City, Utah U.S.A.

Lean Life PM Ripoff Salt Lake City Utah *EDitor's Suggestions on how to get your money back into your bank account!

*Author of original report: more charges on card

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I was also taken by this company. We went into a survey for a free laptop. The catch was you had to choose 3 product trials and this (lean life pm) was one i chose. They were only supposed to charge me for shipping and handling which was "supposidly" only $1.99, come to find out they charged my debit card for $97.41 for a future purchase. I went to my bank and was told I could dispute the charges, I will not know the outcome until the case is investigated. I also called Lean Life PM and I was told I was charged $97.41 because I made an agreement to be a member. I never knowing agreed to this claim. I hope and pray they do not make any more charges because the only way to stop the charges is to cancel you bank card account which Iam doing.I can not believe they get away with this.hope this helps someone before they get ripped off.

Brenda
hobbs, New Mexico
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!

ED Magedson Founder, Rip-off Report.com & Author of www.ripoffrevenge.com
EDitor@RipoffReport.com
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#1 Author of original report

more charges on card

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

yesterday 04/07/06 i got a call from my bank and said someone was trying to charge 538.68 to my account and the reason they caught it was because i had a block on it .the charges were from china.i have no idea who this is but,they said it could be related to leanlife.i never had this happen before lean life. i cancelled my card and would advise anyone else to do the same if they have your # because he said i wouldnt have been able to recover my money.after reading all these reports i knew i had been ripped off.if i had not found these reports iwould not have gone to my bank and put a block i would have lost a lot more money,but when i read they took it twice from one lady i figured they would try mine .if i knew how to get 60 minutes or one of them to investigate(any one know) this even if you cant stop him we would let the whole world know and save alot of people some money.if we cant do anything he will keep right on ripping people off.
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