- Report: #397662
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Complaint Review: Valerie Hawk Hoffman, Valerie Hoffman, David Hoffman
Valerie Hawk Hoffman, Valerie Hoffman, David Hoffman869 Summer Harbor Rd Winter Harbor, Maine U.S.A.
Valerie Hawk Hoffman, Valerie Hoffman, David Hoffman Previously owned business in CT being sued by CT Attorney General for deceptive business practices Winter Harbor Maine
*Consumer Comment: She is at it again in Florida "Garden of Eatin' Plants" in St Augustine
*Consumer Comment: Re: Mention of David Hoffman in Ripoff Report Posting
*Consumer Comment: woman claims she never has been sued perfect person
*Consumer Comment: My friend received a huge order from them-this herb co is terrific-get over your insecurity Etsy girls or you too could be sued for defamation like the other Etsy gal is!
*General Comment: I was also scammed
*Consumer Comment: well Valerie why haven't you returned goods?
*Consumer Comment: Fresh is a terrific company and orders products from my brother all the time!
*General Comment: freshherbsandteas owner is a con artist
*General Comment: Rock on Ms Hoffman Your Herbs are Life Savers and We love your Tv Shows! You Care and Thats Rare.
*Consumer Comment: Actually get the facts right-the Hoffmans are suing the AG-you have it backwards!
*General Comment: The Judge Sided with Val-Good Job Val You Stood Up for your Rights! You will win a fortune I bet!!
*Author of original report: REBUTTALS TO MY RIPOFF REPORT ARE A SCAM BY VALERIE HAWK HOFFMAN
*Consumer Comment: freshherbsandteas.com scam
*Consumer Comment: Great company-their herbs saved my life! Love them!
*Consumer Comment: Great company-their herbs saved my life! Love them!
*Consumer Suggestion: I am admitting the Hoffman's were RIGHT and I am SORRY I ever judged them-good for them suing back!! Good people-treated WRONG
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I am only one of hundreds (possibly thousands) of internet customers who were scammed by Valerie Hoffman and her Sunrise Herb Farm "business". I filed a complaint with the CT AG's office and I have been assured by them that one day I will get restitution for the money Ms Hoffman scammed from me. In fact I was contacted by the CT AG's office only last week to let me know the case is scheduled for trial in mid-December. Apparently Ms. Hoffman is so arrogant that she believes she will fight the AG in court rather than agree to make restitution to the hundreds of unwitting consumers she defrauded during the past few years. The AG's office has hundreds of consumers who were scammed by Valerie Hoffman willing and able to testify against her in court.
I hope Ms. Hoffman is aware that the AG's office can levy a fine on her of $5,000 per incident, plus require restitution if she loses this case -- hopefully that would be enough to wipe her out and maybe she might have to sell the oceanfront house in Maine she purchased with the money she stole from consumers via her internet business.
I just want to clarify that the lawsuit and the complaints against Ms. Hoffman and Sunrise Herb Farm have nothing to do with the product she sold -- it pertains to a businesss practice she carried out in which she obtained a customer's credit card account # or debit card account # and then continued to charge these accounts for merchandise until the customers realized what was happening and had to close out the credit card and debit card accounts in order to stop the withdrawals or charges to their accounts. The Attorney General's office has stated that in some cases she charged/withdrew thousands of dollars from individual consumers' accounts. In my case I realized what was happening pretty quickly into the process and only lost about $400.00.
Bottom line is the Hoffmans are bad people who should be stopped from conducting any type of business and it seems as though this "oceanfront rental" business is par for the course with them -- just another scam!
Sea Girt, New Jersey
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 12/03/2008 09:54 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Valerie-Hawk-Hoffman-Valerie-Hoffman-David-Hoffman/Winter-Harbor-Maine-04693/Valerie-Hawk-Hoffman-Valerie-Hoffman-David-Hoffman-Previously-owned-business-in-CT-being-397662. 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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