I fell victim to one of those myspace ads that say ” Amazing Chinese Oolong Tea Diet ” and I ended up purchasing the tea.. like the idiot that I am.. and got totally scammed!! I am hoping that people will run across this blog and also post experiences so we can put an end to this crap!
I ordered the tea for $22.95 with my Citibank check card, which has a Mastercard logo, so I can use it as a “credit card”. Since I ordered this in the Summer of 2008.. months ago… I have forgotten what exactly it was that I read on the website before I purchased, but I do not remember joining some sort of “Oolong Tea Club” or membership. I received three boxes of Kakoo Oolong tea, which looked pretty generic to me, and ended up finding out on the Kakoo Tea official website that one tea box is worth 62 cents if purchased wholesale. Wow..so I knew back then that I was ripped off, but I wasn’t surprised. I figured it was my own damned fault for purchasing something off of one of those fake ads and I learned my lesson.
So just yesterday, I received a collections letter from SKO Brenner American, Inc. stating that I owe “Amazing Chinese Diet Tea” a whopping $179.85. In the letter, they did not state exactly why I owed that amount or what I purchased. If they could only just provide an explanation!?!? There was an envelope included in the letter which asked me to pay this amount immediately. Umm.. what am I paying for? I never received any more of the crappy tea (eh.. Oolong really has a crappy flavor, in my opinion.. or maybe it was just crappy tea to begin with!) and I never received any emails or letters regarding the tea besides a freaking collections note.
Needless to say, I am pissed off. What the hell is this scam? I really want to hear if anyone else has gone through this. I’ve written them a letter and I am sending it off today.
After writing the BBB ( Better Business Bureau ) this situation was resolved. The “account” with Amazing Chinese Diet Tea was closed and I am apparently not going to be bothered by them anymore. =)