Vitacost / Bad business practice
I purchased vitamins from Vitacom for two years. They delivered appropriately
Then I took advantage of a $10 discount offered on the website. To do so I had to enter my email address twice, credit card numbers and etcetera. That seemed innocuous for they already had that information from my previous orders.
One day a couple of months ago I noticed a $14.88 charge on my credit card. I did not recognize the company name and resolved to keep aware of that charge next month. It appeared again, and I checked back for several months. The charge appeared EIGHT times.
I called my bank to stop that charge agency - but they were unable to do that. I disputed the charge, and the cost that is about $30.00
I called ShoppingEssentials, the agency who actually billed my account for Vitacost. They were kind but were able to credit me for two of the charges.
I consider this process orginating in the Vitacost website to border on fraud, misleading, and a simply nasty method to suck in unsuspecting customers for a series of monthly charges. Most of them, just like me, will not notice the deductions promptly, if ever.
The process is indicative of a management that either does not know what is going on, who does not attend to business ethics, or who intentionally defrauds unsuspecting customers.
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