Attention: Update Dec 9, 2013
I found a link from a webpage that talked about Dr. Oz recommending this product. I clicked on a link and it took me to a page belonging to healthychoicegarcinia.com I ordered a free bottle of their weight loss product for $2.95 to cover the postage. The webpage I ordered from had no prices mentioned for the product. It had no disclaimer. I have been a website designer for the past 18 years and I went over every word on their website and there was no mention of prices for the pills, and there were no disclaimers about sending the pills back. The Company now tells me that all this information is on their website, and I agree, but I did not order from the main page. I ordered from a page that can no loner be found on the internet. Now when I search the internet I find dozens of websites that are obviously set up by this company with different names so they can brag about and link to this company's main website. I am also finding pages that simply offer a free sample, or trial offer for $7.95, but there is a disclaimer at the bottom of the page that says you will pay $148.00 after 10 days of the trial. I still haven't been able to find the page I ordered from that only charged $2.95 and had no disclaimer. The page I ordered from was simply supposed to be one free bottle, not a trial offer.
I received no email receipt for my order after placing it. In over 15 years of ordering products online, this is the first time I have not received an email back from the company I ordered from, showing exactly what I ordered and what the charges would be. I was not alarmed at this point because I had only ordered a free sample for the $2.95 postage fee. I found an email address for the company and I sent an email asking why I didn't get a receipt. No answer. I sent another email saying that if I like the sample, what is the price per bottle. No answer.
When the package arrived, they shipped 4 bottles instead of one. The shipping on the container was marked as $6.51 postage instead of the $2.95 I authorized in my order. I was afraid the shipment was in error, so I tried to contact the company by phone several times and I got nothing but an automated voice saying to hold for a representative. Nobody ever answered the phone.
I tried to find the webpage
I ordered from, but I couldn't find it again. I did a websearch and
found http://healthychoicegarcinia.com. It
Not being able to contact the company, I no longer trusted that the product was safe to consume, so I threw all the pills away. Since all I bargained for was a free sample, I felt no obligation to return the pills.
A few weeks later I got a charge
on my credit card for the amount of $148.00 for the bottles of pills.
A few days later I received a phone
call from the pill company saying they would refund my purchase price if
I ship the pills back to them. I told them my story as I have written
it down here, and they said if I can't send the pills back to them, they
can't refund the money. I told them about ordering from a page that
charged $2.95 postage for a free bottle of the pills, and I asked them
where that webpage could be located. They said they had no such page
and referred me to their main webpage. Their main webpage has nothing on
it saying you can order a free bottle for $2.95. I asked the company
person on the phone to tell me the url of their webpage that has the price
of $2.95 anywhere on it. He said their was no such page. I
asked him how I could have been charge $2.95 on my credit
I believe the page I ordered
from was a "bait and switch" .htm webpage link extension designed to
The bottom line is, I did not order
4 bottles of pills. I felt no obligation to return merchandise that
I did not order. I did
The company cannot show me proof
of anyplace on their website that charges $2.95 for shipping of a free
I am a 70 year old Viet Nam veteran with PTSD. I have zero tollerance for this kind of business behavior. I have never been so upset with an internet company in my life. I am avid, and will remain so as long as it takes to get justice in this matter. I have filed a report with the Federal Trade Commission who handle internet fraud.
Update... I am now finding websites that are obviously created by this same company using a different names for their product. Different names, with the exact same webpage graphics and order setup.
If you have a similar experience with this company I would appreciate hearing from you. Email me below:
So far 51 people have emailed me thanking me for the warning
about this company.
A letter from one of my website visitors....
I found the link to the Garcinia Cambogia website through
Dr. Oz so thought it was a reputable company. They had a free trail offer
and you just pay for shipping which was $7.40. Check my account 10 days
later and I have a charge for &148 as well as intended reoccurring
Here is a link to more complaints..