TWO FOR ONE SCAMS

 

When a business sells an item for $100.00 that other businesses sell for $70.00, that may not constitute fraud.  However, when a business advertises that when a customer purchases from them one item for $100.00, they will receive another at no charge or for some additional smaller amount, the business is representing that the two items have a value of $200.00; and when the two items do not have this value, it constitutes fraud.

An example of this is the optical industry.  Usually at least one frame is obsolete, which means that spare parts are not available.

Many businesses think that the customer is a mooch or fool.  The practice is prevalent in many retail industries.

If you are a victim of any scam, use all remedies available to you including but not limited to the filing of a complaint charging criminal fraud with the attorney general or district attorney and a civil tort suit against all of the officers and directors of the corporation; and take full advantage of the prerogatives given by the first amendment to the constitution, the freedom of speech and press.

Do not waste time complaining to the Better Business Bureau, the business is probably a member.

“‘I HAVE HAD PROBLEMS WITH BUSINESSES IN BLATANT VIOLATION OF FLORIDA STATUTES THAT WERE MEMBERS OF THE BBB; THAT CONCERNS ME,’ SAYS CHIEF OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS AT THE JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA CONSUMER PROTECTION DIVISION.”  Changing Times,  November 1990

“THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION SAID YESTERDAY THAT IT HAD TENTATIVELY SETTLED ITS LARGEST TELEMARKETING FRAUD CASE EVER, ONE THAT IS EXPECTED TO RETURN $47 MILLION TO 8,230 CONSUMERS WHO BOUGHT PHONY OIL AND GAS LEASES....  THE F.T.C.’s CASE WAS TIED TO A RELATED CIVIL SUIT IN UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT IN MIAMI.... ...THE CONSUMER GROUP WAS ACCUSED OF HELPING THREE TELEMARKETING COMPANIES COMMIT THE FRAUD.  ...THE COUNCIL OF BETTER BUSINESS BUREAUS AND THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU OF SOUTH FLORIDA AGREED TO PAY $4.5 MILLION.”  New York Times,  May 1, 1991

TWO FOR ONE SCAMS

by Robert A Kroboth     WWW.CitizenGadfly.Com

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