Most of you are aware of these scam artists that promote Transdermal hair removal as painless and permanent.
I myself fell victim to such a scam.
A woman gave me this wonderful story about how she would use her Transdermal procedure to remove my hair permanently. I gave her $900.
I discontinued the treatment after 3 sessions because it didn’t work. I researched some more, and found out from here that it was a total scam.
I took the woman to small-claims court. We spoke with a pre-trial mediator. The mediator pressured me into taking a $400 out-of-court settlement. I succumed.
The mediator told me if I did actually take the case to court, then I would get nothing. The woman claimed that there were no refunds, and I have no proof stating that she promised to remove all of my hair. She is only giving me $400 so that she can avoid the trouble of coming back to court.
The woman claimed that I paid her to do Transdermal electrolysis, and that if it didn’t work, I couldn’t get my money back. I have no proof that I was scamed. She still claims that the procedure works, but only that it didn’t work on me. She said it was because I used Retin-A, and that I didn’t drink enough water. But I did drink lots of water, and discontinued the Retin-A. Perhaps I should stand on my head each day for it to work.
The mediator told me that any technical documentation is never submittable in court. In order for me to have a case, I would have to get an expert witness into the courtroom to say that Transdermal Electrolysis is a fraud. Although her procedure isn’t approved by the FDA, I’m not sure if it is still illegal for her to use it.
The woman is still out there scamming people. Although she will pay me back $400 of the $900 that I paid her, I still lost out on $500 because of her scam.
Weather or not there is still a chance for me to get the rest of my money back, she needs to be stopped. I don’t know what to do anymore.
If anybody is interested, here is the topic that I had posted about a year ago when I wasn’t really sure if it was a scam:
[ March 10, 2004, 10:41 AM: Message edited by: hairman ]