I made the mistake of buying pedi-paws nail trimmers via the internet. Telebrands sends you what appears to be a rebate check. You cash it and the fun begins. Then more checks come in the mail and once you are wise to their "legal" scamming, you stop cashing them and fight to get all the credit card charges credited back to your account. Telebrands should be taken to court and the brains behind this insidious practice should be tar and feathered. It's practices like this that give capitalism it's bad name.
I bought the pedipaws nail cutter with ten extra blades and complimentary shed ender. I was told that the pedipaws cost 19.99 and the extra blades 9.99. Adding shipping and handling o7 7.99 it should add up to to only 37.77. I was offered a trial promo of a discount card called Buyer's edge and My advisor at one dollar promotional fee for a one month trial period.``I accepted this making the total chargeable to my mastercard the amount of 38.77. Instead I see in my credit card statement I had been charged 53.00 USD. I called the Pedipaws Customer Service to inquire why I had been charged this much I was told theat I was charged another 7.99 for separate handling of their complimentary "Shed ender" which came in the same small box as the Pedipaws nailcutter.`Even then, my bill should only amount to 45.76. Then the customer rep informed me that if I returned the product I would only receive my 35 USD back. I also called the "Buyer's Edge" Customer Service to complain that the promised card arrived more than two weeks after I ordered it leaving me only less than two weeks to use it. I am a tourist in the US so I would not have any use of this card since I was booked to return to my country by mid December.
I think that this company has deliberately mislead me as a customer who makes the mistake of ordering their product by phone. It seems I am not the first customer to complain about this.````````````````````````
In the 19th century, PT Barnum supposedly said, “There's a sucker born every minute". Now in the 21st century AJ Khuhani and TeleBrands USA are making a dishonest living with this credo. Thanks to telecommunications and the internet, they have defrauded the public for millions of dollars.
Yes, I was a sucker and purchased PediPaws over the internet 9/5/08. I have not seen the PediPaws and they have not charged my credit card. HOWEVER, I do have 2 charges by 2 separate companies charged to the card. I traced the 2 charges back to the initial PediPaws internet order.
There is more to TeleBrands than just selling the unknowing public handy dandy gadgets. They are charging your credit card for unsolicited merchandise or services. Check your credit card statements for small charges $1.00 - $19.00.
The Federal Trade Commission will be hearing from me.