Report: #331625

Complaint Review: Purity Mineral Science, Product Test Panel, LinksStar,Consumer Research Corperation Inc., Melissa,

  • Submitted: Fri, May 09, 2008
  • Updated: Fri, May 09, 2008
  • Reported By: Englewood Colorado
  • Purity Mineral Science, Product Test Panel, LinksStar,Consumer Research Corperation Inc., Melissa,

Purity Mineral Science, Product Test Panel, LinksStar, Consumer Research Corperation Inc., Melissa, Purity Mineral Science AND Product Test Panel Scammed Me and I did ALL I could, but they will NOT REFUND MY MONEY! Internet Internet

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I was on, which I have no problem with, and I saw this add for a pink Iphone. I must admit I couldn't help but be tempted about it and so I clicked on it. They asked for my information and first said ALL I had to do was fill out a survey, that changed to apply for at LEAST two products so I did and Purity Mineral Science was one of them. After I signed up it said all I needed to do was register, well they showed NO PLACE to register!!! I know now that it's another pyramid scheme! Well I'm not one to give up easily so I searched until I found the "members area" I signed on and it had a list of products with their pictures and underneath the pink iphone it said "not qualified" I was pissed at this point! It said I needed to earn "6 points" by doing so I would be eligable. Now tell me, why the HECK did they not say that BEFORE I gave them all my information?!?!

Apparently you need to review 1-3 products that will get to you in at least 90 days. THEN you can register for your iphone. Well I saw there were three products at the bottom of the page (Privacy Butler 1.0, Password Safehouse, & Popup Defender 2004) accross from them there was the "Click to Download" button and another highlighted "click here" to fill out the survey. So I clicked to download, but never actually installed the products, I just left, I do NOT want anything more junk on my computer! So I filled out a survey for each and sent them off and nothing changed. At this point I realized my "stick with it until you get what you want" plan was not going to work. I had just figured if I tried and bugged them enough I'd get my iphone. So I want my money back!

This is when I went RIGHT AWAY and emailed Purity Mineral Science, within a few moments they replied saying that this was an email to confirm they recieved my email. Well that was no help so I called their 800 number and was told that they weren't open! I'm in Colorado so they're business is 2 hours ahead, however they CONSTANTLY told me today when I called that their "phones" have problems. I do not know what problems, but when I got on the phone I was told that if I had just called yesterday they could have reversed the charge, so I said I wanted to speak with her supervisor. The supervisor, Melissa, said there was nothing she could do, so I requested to speak to whoever was in charge of her, Colene informed me that there was a FIVE MINUTE WINDOW AFTER I ORDERED THE PRODUCT!!!! 5!!!! I said that didn't seem very fair and I wanted my $8.95 and $1.00 charge back. She said that it was already shipped and that she could do nothing since their shipping facility was in Texas! I kept asking and asking until she sounded really frustrated and I decided to move onto my bank so I thanked the nice lady for all her "help." I'm going to have to return this bogus about product to their company to not be charged $68.99!!!

O called my bank (US Bank) who told me that I could not call in a fraudunlant credit charge UNTIL the charge had actually gone through. So tell me... what am I to do? I can't find a number ANYWHERE for product test Panel! For them, there are "5 steps" I was NEVER told about!!!

1.) Complete a Total of 3 OFFERS for one or more of the offer groups and recieve a $50 dollar gift card!
2.) Complete a Total of 5 OFFERS for one or more of the offer groups and recieve a $100 dollar gift card!
3.) Complete a Total of 8 OFFERS for one or more of the offer groups and recieve a $250 dollar gift card!
4.) Complete just 1 offer from each of the three offer groups and recieve a free laptop!
5.) Complete just 2 offers from each of the three offer groups and recieve the registered incentive! (THAT would be the iphone)


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