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Old 11-06-03, 07:42 PM
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Scams pulled by YourFreeDVDs.com

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Hi, I think we need one thread where everyone can just list the the ways that YourFreeDVDs.com has scammed us. With one centralized place to list this, we can all form a group and collectively sue YFD for what they owe us. Once someone from Santa Clara, CA joins the group, he/she can represent us in the Small Claims Court in their town.

PS: If you plan on joining the small claims suit, you probably need to be able to substantiate your claim with the confirmation emails from the deals you signed up for.
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Old 11-06-03, 07:48 PM
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To make an actual montary tally, I am proposing each point be considered to be worth $0.09. That makes a 200 point DVD worth $18, which seems pretty reasonable; not too cheap, not too expensive.

Here is what YFD has scammed me out of:

Try Shopping4Money Free! 100 Points
ClearCredit 80 Points
SkillJam 64 DVD points
PrizeGames.Com 70 DVD points

Thats a total of 314 poins. Plus, I ordered two 200-point DVDs which they never shipped. So, thats a total of 714 points which were never properly processed, for a total of approximately:

$64
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Old 11-06-03, 09:45 PM
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What you're proposing wouldn't fly in a Small Claims court -- it would likely be a class action, which would require legal representation. And some money.
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Old 11-06-03, 11:03 PM
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Small Claims Court is for cases involving damages of $5000 or less. I only plan on getting a group together that is asking for about $1000 in total.

So why wouldn't it work? Can't you have one person representing the group in the small claims court?
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Old 11-06-03, 11:50 PM
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Ok, just curious, have you read the FAQ thread on the free sites, you know, the tiny one thats almost 100 pages long? Cause there is a lot of info on there on how to deal with YFD.
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Old 11-07-03, 11:23 AM
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yeah, I read that. I contacted the BBB, they couldn't help me, because they said YFD wouldn't reply to them. And, I contacted Consumer Affairs in California. Also no help
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Old 11-07-03, 01:53 PM
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Have you tried talking to I believe his name is Dan? Seems people are getting somewhere when they speak to him.
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Old 11-08-03, 04:46 PM
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Originally posted by heebro5
Small Claims Court is for cases involving damages of $5000 or less. I only plan on getting a group together that is asking for about $1000 in total.

So why wouldn't it work? Can't you have one person representing the group in the small claims court?
You can't sue on behalf of a group in small claims court. That's called a "Class Action Suit" and must be filed in regular court.
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Old 11-08-03, 06:45 PM
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Originally posted by menaz
Have you tried talking to I believe his name is Dan? Seems people are getting somewhere when they speak to him.
How do you contact Dan?
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Old 11-11-03, 10:17 PM
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I found Dan's contact info. hes helping me out. If you need help, let me know.

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