I contracted with Forever Young to have laser for my face and abdominal area. Roger convinced me that it was a good deal and I signed up. 24 hours later I decided to rescind my contract because of circumstances at home and I did not feel that I had the time to enjoy the services and focus on just that. I followed the instructions to the letter for cancelling the contract. Was notified by corporate office they had received the candellation and that I would receive my money/check in two weeks. Two weeks came and went; a month later I called to inquire. Was told that they had received the the cancellation and had processed the payment and that I should have received it. Told the lady that I had not. She said she would check and call me back. I did not hear from them for 3 weeks I called again. Left a message. Did not hear from them. Left several other messages and still did not hear from the. I sent and e-mail. Still nothing. Went into the Hillsboro office and they told me there might be some misunderstanding and to try again. Called again and still nothing.
I filed in small claims. Showed up to court; Forever young was a no show. The judge signed the judgement in my favor. Then I spent the next two months following the small claims process. I ended up getting a writ of garnishment. Fortunately for me I had their bank and account information from the cancelled check I had for the original payment. I garnished their account.
One important fact here: the last service I requested at the sheriff's office the office their asked me "what is going on with that company". I responded that I didn't know but that they refused to return my money. He added "we get alot of these for them". Meaning alot of small claims suits. He further added that at some point (after so many suits) the DA will file a legal charge against them for malpractice.
These are all facts that can be substantiated if you research the court records. There is no fabrication. Fortunately, I know the court system enough to follow through. And the money was substantial ($5,000). Others might, unfortunately, give up and let Forever Young get away with their scam. I was able to recover only what the court allows you. I am still out of all my time, gasoline and miscellaneous expenses for research, forms, meals. I am outraged that they are still in business and expecially since the sheriff's office is aware of their unscrupulous business practices.