A reader wrote in April 2004:
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This is MIke I think your doing a good thing regurding fraudilent sites.Although I support your
efforts ,I could not donate any money at this time(Im Broke in other words).However, I do have a tip for you
regurding a site called Global Electrolysis Supply.Before I make any purchase, I always do my research.
This time it really paid off.I was going to buy a $4000.00 dollar laser from this," company". However, I noticed that
although they claim to give the company’s address on the site(if you fill out thier form with your personal info, e-mail, home, etc.),
they do not, at all.That was the first warning sign.So I called thier customer service department( strongly believe it is just someones home)in
ohio(they dont tell you where they are based, I found out by getting a phone operator to tell me where the area code was based) .You have to wait 24hrs.
for sales or technical(which sounded like the same person).However, to order you get a live operator(imagine that).Although somewhat of a warning, this is not the smoking gun.The smoking gun (for me) was when I recieved a call back from the sales department(there is no sales department, it turns out it is a women based somewhere out of ohio, in her house,that is a whole seller for the larger company based somewhere in Canada & the Uk, she claimes.So I prob further(acting as if I really want the laser, when I already know by this time Im not going to get it). I asked if she was registered with the B.B.B., At first she did’nt know, then it was no.Thats when, she embarresed, resorted back to she was just a whole seller.I then asked her if she could give me any references.She claimed only one guy out in california(where I live ) had purchased a laser machine from her.However, she claimed to not be able to give his # out(surprise).However, she told me of a women out in Alabama, she could give me her #.I told the women that it just seemed wierd that noone in the heart of Silicon Valley (where I live) would purchase this laser or in the whole state of california, there is only one person who purchased this laser.Then the women told me they have diffrent lasers from what the doctors use.However she stands by her product(I feel better already, not).The women also told me she would not give refundes after 6 months and believe it or not ended the call asking me if I wanted to make a purchase.Guess what My answer was.
I must say I have nothing to gain from this, I did not lose any money so Im not bitter.
This is just a very strong word of caution to consumors out there, when dealing with Global </font><hr /></blockquote><font size=“2” face=“Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif”>