|Gwyneth Paltrow's head?|
|Holey damaged boxes, Batman!|
I checked the tracking number to see where and when the package was shipped. Hopefully, giving me a clue of what I may have ordered. Originating from Georgia and took ten days via USPS to get to me.
|Tracking the package|
The package came from a PO Box 61553 in Savannah, Georgia and from sender known as FDC.
|Who in the blue hell, are you?|
One thing that concerned me, if you look at the Google link, you will see there some links relating to scams. The complaints center around a free trial of dietary supplements...which I never ordered. Nor did I give out any payment information to any health related institute.
This company offered a free trial dietary supplement with no obligation. They asked for a CC# to pay for shipping only. We did not like the product and had no intention of reordering. Over the next 3 months, they sent us 3 shipments of product, billing our CC for $500. A confirmation email was never sent. the first 2 shipments contained paperwork with a disconnected phone number. The 3rd shipment contained 2 phone numbers, one of which was valid, allowing us to cancel. They claim we agreed to be automatically enrolled and refuse to refund our money.Since I never ordered any dietary supplements, it was odd that this packaged showed up. How did they get my shipping information? Do they have my payment information? Are they telling me I need to lose weight?
No only did I check my online shopping accounts, I immediately checked my payment accounts to see if it was hit. Luckily, nothing...yet. Again, why was this sent to me? Normally, you get charged before it ships.
There is a chance that something was ordered way back and the merchant just used this fulfillment center to ship my stuff, having nothing to do with heath products.
I did some more digging and searched for received package I did not order. Results were good, in my favour. According to the government, I do not have to send it back, it is mine. Also, since I never ordered the item(s), they are not supposed to charge me for it.
From the Federal Trade Commission website:
What do you do when you receive merchandise that you didn’t order? According to the Federal Trade Commission, you don’t have to pay for it. Federal laws prohibit mailing unordered merchandise to consumers and then demanding payment.From the U.S. Postal Inspection Service website:
Furthermore, it is illegal for a company that sends you unordered merchandise to follow the mailing with a bill or dunning communication.
Update: Well, this is embarrassing...but good. No scam, no fraud.
I finally open the box and realized what it was. Guess what, it was something I ordered...back in June. I guess I should have checked my records back to eight months ago. It was a Kickstarter campaign for Reading Rainbow. All that worrying for nothing, and I got some cool stuff.