- Report: #12163
Report - Rebuttal - Arbitrate
Complaint Review: SKYBOXTV
SKYBOXTV4475 Rivergreen Pkwy Duluth, Georgia U.S.A.
SKYBOXTV - SKYBOXCO These guys gotta racket going that Al Capone would admire!
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On November 7th, 2001, after receiving multiple email spams from Skyboxco.com, I ordered their FREE 2 receiver system with free installation. A shipping fee of $39.99 would be charged to my credit card. If after 15 days of receiving the equipment I did not hook up I would be charged a $189.00 penalty. By mid December I still had not received anything from SKYBOXCO. I tried their customer service number (try it if ya like to get nowhere!) at 1-678-417-6301 and got no one, no return calls and a "mailbox full" recording at least 10 times. I had my Credit Card try and pull the $39.99 charge off of my card. On January 11th 2002, soon after I tried to have the $39.99 charge revoked and over two months later, a charge of $189.00 appeared on my card. I tried again to contact SKYBOXTV, but failed. Today I contacted them at their toll free number of 1-888-268-9729. They claim that the offer stated that the $39.99 was an ACTIVATION FEE and that 15 days after I ordered from them I would be charged the $189.00 if I did not activate. The web page states this, but the email I received stated that it was a shipping fee. I still have received nothing.
This company has obviously got a good racket going. They send an E-mail, hook you then refer you to their web page, which is different, when you dispute the offer.
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Stay away from this company and let anyone and everyone know of this scam.
Al Capone would be proud of you SKYBOXCO or SKYBOXTV or whatever you are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/22/2002 12:00 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/SKYBOXTV/Duluth-Georgia-30096/SKYBOXTV-SKYBOXCO-These-guys-gotta-racket-going-that-Al-Capone-would-admire-12163. 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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