Warning re Hydroderm - Received an email from Costco offering a free gift!!! (Costco logo and everything). All I had to do was pay postage for free gift of Hydroderm skincare product! Then a month later I was charged over $170 USD for my free gift! Then they have the nerve to charge again every 30 days!!! This is an expensive product cleverly misrepresenting itself with the disguise of a reputable company Costco.
AUSTRALIA -- This is a rip off. Ordered my free trial (still waiting). Have had 4 payments taken out of my bank account. 2 I authorized being a total of $9.90 for postage. 2 more fraudulently payments have been out of my bank account and still no product taken for total of $200. Have contacted them ref this but as yet have had no response. DON'T DO IT.
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA -- After trying this product I noticed my skin actually got worse! It dried my skin in the treated areas and worse yet I noticed wrinkles coming in. It's supposed to help wrinkles not cause them. I'm very surprised that this company is still in business today. Of course they drop one product once it gets bad reviews and come out with Dermitage which is highly exaggerated!! They are both put out by the same company and both products are a rip off.
I suggest you do your research under each or both products' names and you will find lots of complaints from consumers that were ripped off by this company. Where is customer service when you need them? Refund if not 100% satisfied.. yeah right. I returned the unused portion of the Hydroderm as stated in their contract agreement within the 14 day trial period. Never got my money refunded and of course after calling several times they claimed they never received the returned portion.
I then stated that I do have a return signature receipt that was signed by someone in the company. More run around as they then wanted me to send them a copy of the return receipt. Followed up on it and still nothing. I then decided to contact my credit card company and let them handle it. I faxed a copy of the return receipt to the credit card company and they credited me the full amount on my credit card. But, not sure if my credit card company ever got their money back from this rip off artists.
Note: If you've been a victim of this company file a report here and also at www.rippoffreport.com. Contact your credit card company immediately to cancel any future charges and to claim a refund. Even if you happen to like the product but only want one month supply, I suggest you contact both companies to cancel. This way you cover yourself on both ends.
CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA -- This company by far has the lousiest customer service ever. They don't even have an email on their webpage because I am sure they don't want complaint emails! I had returned my 2nd bottle of their product and UPS tracking shows it was received by them on 9.29.08 - I called a few weeks after and then 5 times after that checking on my credit. Each time I called I was promised a callback and a credit.
Fast forward to 2 months and I have not gotten a phone call or a credit. And each time I called and had to endure the most awful hold music and a message in between letting me know I was "caller # whatever on the queue", every representative I talked to said they did not have an answer. Does anyone there have an answer?? This is such a big ripoff and the most god-awful customer service I have had to encounter. Does anyone out there know who I can call about this??
Do not believe what you hear. First they sucker you in and give you a 30 day free trial and then when you cancel within the 30 days you have to pay the postage to return the unused portion plus you better send it certified because they are still going to sign you up on the automatic ship program and deduct $84.00 from your credit or debit card. When you call they have a recording that always says their system is down and you need to call back on Monday. This is not matter what day it is. Don't get hooked but if you already have - REPORT them to your Better Business Bureau.
CALIFORNIA -- Hydroderm FREE trial is anything but! I sent for the free trial and received the package with product and the paperwork inside said I would be charged $50.88 if I did not return the product in 30 days! How the heck is that FREE? So, I follow the instructions, went online and got the return number, put all the product back in the box, added all the paperwork, wrote the return number on the box as instructed.. so at this point I have paid for shipping twice and all for nothing! Then I get a $50.88 charge on my visa!
I call and they admit receiving my package but claim that some of the product is missing and the only way they will not charge me is if I can produce a receipt showing the "weight" of the package to prove that all the product was in the box... that they did receive! And to top it all off, when I saw I was going to get no satisfaction, I asked if the Culver City address was the central offices, ** the "supervisor" I was then talking to said that it was...
I then asked the CEO's name and he refused to give it to me, referring me to the website, and when I pressed him for it... asking "Is there a reason you can't give me the name now?" ** hung up on me!!! Wow, no one should ever buy anything from this company!!!
NEW YORK -- I have been taken by this company and when trying to reach them by their 800# you wait 20-30 mins. Then they put you on hold. I have told them to STOP taking money from my account. I only ordered the sample and it does not work and do not Want this product and they have not yet stopped taking from my account and it has been 2 months: The amounts are inconsistent and hard to track except when you have no money and they are creating bigger problems.
They do not respond to the calls -- then when confronted their computer system conveniently goes down and they tell you to call back in 20 business days. THIS IS THE WORST COMPANY I HAVE EVER come across and they are A CON and the money just continues to be taken. I have filed a complaint with my bank and refused them access -- and now I am calling the ATTORNEY GENERAL as they have once again ignored the telephone calls and their system continues at this time to be broken.
ANY ONE WHO READS THIS PLEASE LEARN FROM MY MISTAKE. DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY - IT IS NOT RELIABLE & has PROVEN TO be more fraudulent -- THERE is no quick fix from this ointment/lotion!!! IF it sounds too good to be true it is!
DO NOT USE HYDRODERM. IT'S VERY MISLEADING. Hydroderm Free Trial is VERY MISLEADING! They said that it's a free trial. I got a very small container of eye cream. Less than a month, I called to cancel it, and they said that I need to ship the remaining amount or else I'll be charge 40 some dollars. When did a person need to return a sample or else you'll be charge at least $40.