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Complaint Review: Specialty Merchandise Corporation - SMC

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  • Submitted: Mon, May 01, 2006
  • Updated: Mon, May 15, 2006

  • Reported By:neosho Missouri
Specialty Merchandise Corporation - SMC
3230 San Bernardino Avenue Fontana, California U.S.A.

Specialty Merchandise Corporation - SMC ripoff Fontana California

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I saw this offer for 25.oo to get a packet to start a well known side job with smc. What i didnt know was when i gave my information for the packet they would take 40.00 per month out of my checking without permisson totaling 240.00.I called them and told them i never used or orderd any of there products. I explained to them I was on a low income and without selling any of there products i could not afford the 40.00 dollars coming out of my monthly check.Ieven noteafide my bank and they retreaved 120.00, so they must felt some wrong or they would not do that. I called them again and talked to representives, and had to leave a message with abig wig which after 30 days now still no response. Today i get acollections agency saying i owe 366.05 , and i have talked to them also. they are threating not olny spoiling what little credit i have but quoate they will proceed accordindingly, Tom bosley is a sucker for puting his name on such a company, can you help me!! I seen i'm not the only one with this complaint it's about time someone did somthing with these rip-offs that can afford high dollar attonerys with the money they are stealing from everyone thank you! Disabled in Missouri...

Danny
Neosho, Missouri
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 05/01/2006 04:25 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Specialty-Merchandise-Corporation-SMC/Fontana-California-92335/Specialty-Merchandise-Corporation-SMC-ripoff-Fontana-California-189459. 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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AUTHOR: David - (U.S.A.)

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Now I'm not trying to pick a fight here, but when I read complaints like these I try and see both sides. Now obviously I have not shelled out $$$$ money for a website or anything but I have been in the telemarketing industry for almost 15 years. 1st you stated that you called off the T.V. show to spend $25.00. I called and the first thing the represenative told me is that the call would be recorded. They explained the program using a script ( I could tell they were reading) They talked about two memberships 1 was a payment plan and the other paying it all up front for a discout. On the payments they were upfront. They said "24.95 + $15.00 for shipping and handling then starting 30 days later I would have 11 monthly payments of $39.95." Now this is all before they asked for my payment information. Obviously I did not give that to them and asked them to send the free information that they talk about on the show. The rep tried to talk me into doing about 3 or 4 times after that but I insisted. I got the info about two days ago and it is exactly as the explained. So here is my suggestion Dan. One because they are selling this over the phone I have no doubt that all the calls are recorded. Two if the rep did not go over the payments with you atleast twice "this is necessary for a verbal contract to hold up in court" then you might have some legal recourse or if they did go over everything then you would be liable for the payments just like on any installment contract.

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