Report: #251265

Complaint Review:, Shopping Essentials

  • Submitted: Wed, May 30, 2007
  • Updated: Wed, May 30, 2007
  • Reported By: Los Angeles California
  •, Shopping Essentials
    2055 High Ridge Rd
    Boynton, Florida
    U.S.A., Shopping Essentials scammed me thru discount coupon offer during check out on website Boynton Florida

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A few days ago, I noticed a $14.95 charge on my bank account that I could not identify. After several phone calls, I was told that I must have clicked on an offer for a $10 discount coupon during checkout on's website (I have purchased vitamins at this website several times). I was also told that if I had read the fine print, I would have seen that I was subscribing to "Shopping Essentials" for a charge of $14.95 per month!

I rechecked my bank statements and found 2 more charges for $14.95 going back to March 20th. Shopping Essentials said they would credit back the charges.

I called and was told that they had "simply sold ad space" to Shopping Essentials. If this were true, then how did Shopping Essentials get my credit card information??? I did not fill out a charge form for Shopping Essentials. The truth is that sold me and my credit card information to Shopping Essentials! The deception came in the form of a $10 discount coupon offered during the final check out process in's website. is obviously profiting from this scam and is equally guiltly. And if Vitacost would do this to a customer purchasing vitamins, then what else would they do? Perhaps their vitamins are a scam as well?

Los Angeles, California
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