|Forum topic by Mark Smith||posted 388 days ago||548 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
388 days ago
I put this under non-shop because it’s more about fraud than woodworking. I just opened a letter today from Woodworkers Guild of America. In bold print in a box on the letter is “Please Pay for or Return Your DVD Today.” The letter then goes on to state that they shipped me some DVD to preview and I either have to pay for it or send it back. I seem to recall getting some DVD in my junk mail stack a while back, but I have no idea where that DVD is now. I just assumed it was junk mail and it probably got tossed out with the junk mail. Now these people want me to pay for a DVD I never ordered???
I’m a little ticked off over this. This type of conduct isn’t legal, at least in California. Has anybody else received this DVD? I have no intention of paying for it and my guess is they just write it off if people don’t pay, but I’m still ticked off at their tactics. Prior to my getting into woodworking full time I was in law enforcement working as a Criminal Investigator at a Prosecutors Office. I think the Consumer Fraud Division of my old office is going to get this letter.
If anybody from Woodworkers Guild of America is reading this, this is not the proper way to do business. If you want to give away free DVD’s then do so. But don’t send somebody a bill for an item they did not order!
-- Mark Smith, Tracy, CA., http://www.markscustomwoodcrafts.com