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Hydroxatone “Free Trial” Is a Scam, Says Class Action Lawsuit
By Sarah Pierce
A class action lawsuit claims Atlantic Coast Media Group and Hydroxatone run a scam by advertising a free trial for beauty products and using the credit card information they get for the $7.95 “shipping and handling” fee to bill customers $209 for a 3-month supply.
According to the Atlantic Coast Media Group and Hydroxatone class action lawsuit:
“Defendants advertise that these products are tested as a free trial and that consumers will only have to pay for shipping and handling in order to receive this free trial. This is a lie and a breach of agreement, because instead of sending the customers a free trial, Defendants send customers a three-month supply of products, then bill the customer’s credit card for the entire three-month supply. In many cases, Defendants also send and bill for other products (such as vitamins), which the customer has not ordered. Defendants have done this to thousands of people across the country. This is illegal, and this lawsuit seeks to stop this practice and recover all of the money that defendants wrongfully took from the Plaintiffs.”
The Hydroxatone scam class action lawsuit is brought on behalf of all persons who participated in a free trial of any product from Atlantic Coast Media Group and Hydroxatone, for payment of only shipping and handling; provided a credit card or debit card number, and were billed on that card by Defendants more than shipping and handling, without subsequent written authorization to do so.
It is seeking compensatory damages, punitive damages and attorney and court fees for Breach of Contract, Fraud, Unjust Enrichment and Sending Unordered Consumer Products.
A copy of the Atlantic Coast Media Group & Hydroxatone Scam Class Action Lawsuit
can be read here
The case is Lisa Margolis v. Atlantic Coast Media Group, LLC and Hydroxatone, LLC, Case No. 2:23-az-0001, United States District Court, District of New Jersey.
Updated August 5th, 2011
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