truckers, you may be a target. California Attorney General Bill
Lockyer and Department of Consumer Affairs Director Kathleen
Hamilton recently warned consumers to be wary of outrageous
claims being made by fly-by-night companies regarding magnetic
mattresses and sleeping pads.
which claim the products cure a wide range of disabling conditions,
often lure consumers into buying them with money-back guarantees,
but then disappear when a dissatisfied customer tries to obtain
was prompted by numerous complaints from consumers throughout
the country who have paid $800 or more for magnetic mattress
pads. The companies market the products at "dinner seminars"
and promise money-back guarantees, then shut their doors when
complaints from unhappy customers begin pouring in. Often, they
resurface under another name with a similar scheme to defraud
warranty or money-back guarantee is worthless if the company
is no longer in business.
who believe they are the victims of fraud are urged to file
a report with their local district attorney, the Attorney General's
Public Inquiry Unit at 1-800-952-5225, or the Department of
Consumer Affairs at 1-800-952-5210. Electronic complaint forms
and other information also are available on the Attorney General's
web page at www.ag.ca.gov/consumers and the Department of Consumer
Affair's site at www.dca.ca.gov.