Lucille Roberts Membership scam - no way out!!! deceptive company Bronx New York
When I was joining the gym, for the second time, there was a promotion: $200 for 2 years. What a great deal! I went and joined. I was familiar with the receptionist, so I told her rather than charge my credit card, I would return the next day with the cash. She said fine, put my membership to the side, and took my credit card information just to hold the membership. According to her, she had to charge my credit card 1 cent to hold the membership. I said fine. When i returned with the cash, which was about $224, the new girl at the counter said there was no such promotion, and that I was already signed up for a 2 year monthly membership. I told her that was ridiculous that I had signed up for a 2 year cash payment, and she said it was already done. As luck would have it, I found out that next week i was pregnant. So i contacted the company to cancel and they said i couldn't. What would happen is that I would get up to a maximum of 3 months free at the end of the 2-year contract, provided I sent them a doctor's note giving my pregnancy information and due date.
So, now I've closed my credit card account, paid it in full, and I want to cancel the contract. Again, I can't! They say in order to cancel the contract I will have to pay $229.00, which is the amount due when the contract is complete. So in other words, there is no way to get out of this contract, that I never signed up for in the first place. More gym, less money, Yeah Right!!!
Bron, New York