• Report: #379206
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  • Submitted: Tue, October 07, 2008
  • Updated: Tue, October 07, 2008

  • Reported By:Mendocino California
3600 Ocean View, #2 Glendale, California U.S.A.

Luminousbrites.com Whiten teeth, lighten bank account! Glendale California

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This is a "free sample" scam: Pay only postage and handling and get a free sample of a tooth whitening system, they say. I looked for the "catch," something that would indicate that there'd be hidden or recurring charges, but didn't see anything, and ordered. Sure enough, a couple of weeks later, I see a charge for $88.97 on my bank statement.

When I called, the guy answering the phone had obviously answered the same angry question many, many times: "Why has your company charged $88.97 to my card?" "Because you didn't cancel your subscription in time," he said tiredly.

"If I agreed to a subscription," I say, "it was unintentional. If it was stated anywhere that I was subscribing, it was in fine print and I didn't see it. You count on people not seeing it, and getting charged. I want a full refund." "If you want a refund," he siad,"you'll have to e-mail customer service."

By the time I was off the phone, there was an e-mail from "customer sevice" saying my "membership" had been cancelled--obviously, he used caller ID to get my info. But no mention of a refund--just that I wouldn't be further charged. I replied to the e-mail, saying they were playing an intentional game of "gotcha," and to refund my $88.97 immediately. A reputable company, I said, would immediately refund a charge incurred by a misunderstanding. So far, nothing.

Mendocino, California

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 10/07/2008 08:53 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/luminousbritescom/glendale-california-91208/luminousbritescom-whiten-teeth-lighten-bank-account-glendale-california-379206. 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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