• Report: #118974

Complaint Review: Mydietpatches - btd

  • Submitted: Fri, November 19, 2004
  • Updated: Sat, March 11, 2006

  • Reported By:ventura California
Mydietpatches - btd
mydietpatches.com Tierney, Illinois U.S.A.

Mydietpatches - btd ripoff unauthorized charges on my bank card, refused to refund or speak to me Tierney Illinois *EDitor's Suggestions on how to get your money back into your bank account!

*Author of original report: THANK YOU, ED, FOR YOUR MOST VALUABLE ADVICE!

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I sent for this 'free sample' in response to the ad I received, and entered my bank card number to pay for $4.95 s/h charge. I was charged the $4.95 but then noticed a $169.95 charge from the same BT-limited address.I called the number listed and was told that it was billing service and to call mydietpatches.com's 800 #, which they provided.

I tried, many times, but was never able to get in touch with any real person. I, then disputed the charge at my bank, and the next day I received a months supply of the patches, which I never even opened, only brought down to the p.o. and sent it back certified. With that receipt I was able to show my bank the proof they asked for, to get the credit for this charge.

The company then gave me credit back to my account(after 4-5 months!) of $159.95 after the investigation was completed.

They shorted me $10.00 after all this happened, not to mention the $ that it had cost me to return that supply that I never ordered! As far as my questioning the bank on this, their reply was...'be glad I got something back!

Anything further would have to be taken up directly with the company'.I have tried e mailing, as well as calling them, without any replies or return calls. They will not respond in any manner whatsoever.This is a real RIP-OFF Co. and just a big SCAM, making money by ripping off people and taking unauthorized money from credit/bank cards, fradulently, and really should be stopped and be required to pay back all the money they have ripped off! WITH INTEREST!

ventura, California

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


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!


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.


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

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

I want to thank you and your most knowledgable advice for helping me in how to handle this situation! You are great, and I am glad you have
used your knowledge to help others with their
dilemmas, and loss of funds! Thanks ever so much!
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