The online ads all start out the same way; a beautiful housewife discovers new teeth whitening secret that dentists don't want you to know about, and she's willing to share her secret with you. You click on the link and are directed to a page that looks much like a real media broadcast or a print ad where you are to told how this brillant wife and mother stumbled across a new tooth whitening product that works miracles and costs just pennies. Best of all you can try this product yourself for just the cost of shipping! You click on the advertisement for the miracle product and are immediately directed to a page where you find your "special offer" and are asked for you name, address, and credit card information. Instead of paying a dentist hundreds of dollars you get to try a new tooth whitening product for just a few bucks, a win for you. Sounds great right? Wrong! If you supply your information you are signing yourself up for a one way trip to headacheville where you teeth may not get whiter, but your wallet will definately get whiter.
Beware of companies with the names: Simply Bright, Hollywood Smile, EverBright, Celebrity Smile, Alpine White, Dazzle Smile, and My Superstar Smile. The whitening gels comes in many other names and are always changing. In reality these companies are not really peddling the dental products in their ads, they are simply phishing for your credit card information. Once they have your information they charge your card anywhere from $89 to $130 several times a month, rarely ship any product, and provide very little contact information making it almost impossible to cancel. Hundreds of people all over the world have fallen victim to this scam and have lost hundred, even thousands of dollars.
If you take the time to read the small print on the website you will find that the companies tell you that you have 10 days to cancel your order to prevent any further shipments. The 10 days starts from the day you place your order, which causes the first problem because most times you don't receive your trial shipment until well after the 10 days has expired. To further complicate matters the companies automatically ship an order to you on the 11th day, and charges your credit card. When you realize that this deal is not as "sweet" as you thought and try to cancel you are faced with your second problem-the company does not supply their contact information with your shipment and by that time if you try to locate it via an internet they have already shut down the links and changed their products name.
Don't be sucked in by these shysters. Before you order a trial of anything on the internet, do your research. Read all of the disclaimers and all of the fine print on the website, if you do you will save yourself a lot of money and a lot of stress.