Complaint Review: NorthStyle/ Shopping Essential Plus
NorthStyle/ Shopping Essential Plus Potpourri Group, Inc., Catalog Favorites, In the Company of Dogs, The Stitchery, Expressions, Nature's Jewerly, The Pyramid Collection, Back in the Saddle, Serengeti, Whatever Works, Young Explorers Gave my credit card information to Shopping Essential Plus without my authorization. Internet
*Consumer Comment: still wouldn't buy from them again
*UPDATE Employee: Not a scam
*General Comment: Also a victim of PGI Serengeti savings club
BEWARE of this company!!! I ordered something for Christmas online with Northstyle. There was a pop-up for a rebate. I clicked to get out of it because (being smarter than a 5th grader) I know that there is a catch to anything good. I was going through my bank statement and noticed some $11.95 charges popping up every month. I just thought it was something my husband had purchased. It wasn't. I called the number on the account to find out what was going on. It was Shopping Essential Plus, some coupon company. I told them that I never authorized these transactions. They preceeded to tell me that they received my information through NorthStyle. I called NorthStyle. They told me I had clicked to authorize this. I told them there must be some mistake. I am 200% sure that I would not click this because I knew these types of things are scams. The supervisor stated that I would need to call Shopping Essential Plus to get the refunds. I did. They are suppose to refund my money within a week and a half, 04/24/10. There were 5 transactions.
This is a deceiving method of business, and if NorthStyle wants to do business with them. We all need to be careful. Our private information is something we all need to protect.
I will let you know if they follow through.
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