• Report: #467514
Complaint Review:

Worldwide Rebates - Rebate Center - Rebate Processing

  • Submitted: Wed, July 08, 2009
  • Updated: Wed, July 08, 2009

  • Reported By:Guerneville California
Worldwide Rebates - Rebate Center - Rebate Processing
P.O. Box 129330 San Diego, California U.S.A.

Worldwide Rebates Theft By False Pretese San Diego California

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I bought a KVM from TigerDirect to which there was a $20 rebate offered with the sale. Because I don't like rebates, I prepared a letter to send to this rebate center(Worldwide Rebates a California Company) that included a copy of 532 (a) of the California Penal Code(Theft by false pretense). I specifically told them in the letter that I wanted only the $20 stated in the ad, and that I did not authorize any charges against this rebate or production of any product or service.

Recently I received a notice that I'm going to be soon receiving a visa credit card with $18 a credit on it. The letter I sent had been colorized with a big red box around 532, and it was witnessed by one of my fellow students. I'm a criminal justice major, and I wanted to see if they would perform a criminal act, and they did. The witness is a cop-want-a-be. He mailed the letter not I. He too signed the letter! It doesn't matter that the ripoff was for two dollars; it wouldn't matter if it was for one penny it is still a theft.

Any rebate is a ripoff. That's the whole point to the rebate. They want to make it difficult for people to get their money back. In this particular case it appears that this company is stealing a small amount (10%) from many many people. That makes their act an expression of greed because 100,000 rebates is a profit of $200,000.

It is illegal to threaten a criminal action in a civil case, so I've decided to do nothing! Also I do not wish contact from TigerDirect because I can't identify their mens rea. If TigerDirect knew that Worldwide is habitual, then I would be interested.

Guerneville, California

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/08/2009 01:26 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/worldwide-rebates-rebate-center-rebate-processing/san-diego-california-92112/worldwide-rebates-theft-by-false-pretese-san-diego-california-467514. 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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