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Complaint Review: Specialty Merchandise Corp.

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  • Submitted: Fri, November 30, 2007
  • Updated: Fri, December 21, 2007

  • Reported By:Absecon New Jersey
Specialty Merchandise Corp.
996 Flower Glen Street, Simi Valley, California U.S.A.

Specialty Merchandise Corp. eMerchant Club Conned and Scamed by SMC and eMerchant Club, loss almost $3.000 by these pros. Simi Valley California

*Consumer Suggestion: How to help get your money back from SMC

*Author of original report: update

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I am from New Jersey and unlike most people who catch themselves from going broke, i learned the truth about this company and it may be too late for me becouse i may be past the point of recieving any money back.

I was taken advantage of and lied to by this company and it's employees. You see, one night i was watching their infocommercial and been watching their show for many years and never thought i had to check on this company. They claim they had been in business for sixty years and so i thought i didn't really need to check on there background. I came in to some retirement money from my previous job after 11 years of working so i had plenty to start a home business of my own. The infocommercial claimed you could call for free information so i decided to ask for free info about the business. The operater talked me into getting their silver member club, which i did do and they told me to call for a business coach that was free for 30 days that comes with plan. When i recieved my kit i called to talk to the so-called coach to get started(by the way cost me $199.00) she told me it would be better for me to upgrade to their Gold membership(big value website) she easily talked me into this plan claiming it would be better for me so after some thought i went with it. This plan cost me a whopping $299.00 along with the website i had to purchase for $1,700(membership price) I also purchased more catalogs and gift cards for another $500.00. The website is just a plain simple site, you're not able bring it up on the web only on your home browser. I did not hear from my coach for about a month i tried calling and calling to no avail.By this time i knew something was very wrong and while searching for smc i notice the Ripoff Report and was sickened and devestated to learn that this company was all over your report. I finally got though to smc and tried to cancel my membership. They told me that i would not recieve my money back becouse it was well past the 30 day guantee that the company offers. They gave me a new coach and HE charged me and additional $59.00 for extended service and promised also to help me! By this time i am still not able to sell one item from smc and will lose my money ,time and investment spent dealing with this fraudulent company. I hope your readers will read this and always check out any company or business no matter what.

Lucas64
Absecon, New Jersey
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 11/30/2007 01:19 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Specialty-Merchandise-Corp/Simi-Valley-California-93065/Specialty-Merchandise-Corp-eMerchant-Club-Conned-and-Scamed-by-SMC-and-eMerchant-Club-lo-287868. 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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#1 Consumer Suggestion

How to help get your money back from SMC

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

Lucas,
Here is something i found oto help you get on your way to getting your money back. to the bbb.com the better business bureau website and type in Specialty Merchandise Corporation and as i have typed it to you. At the bottom of the page, you will see the correct business located in Fontana California. Click on the link and find the correct contact info for Maria Sandoval. She is the finance supervisor for the company. Hope that this thread gets to you as i have written it. All the info you need is on that site!!!
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AUTHOR: Lucas64 - (U.S.A.)

I cannot contact this company, i treid their website, their member support,ect. i need to cancel my membership with this company. They are sending me invoices charging me for membership cost! I need help from your readers on how i can contact this company so that i can cancel membership!
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