SHUB LAW INVESTIGATES PRIMITIVE SURVIVORS FOR MISLEADING ADVERTISING

Shub Law Firm is investigating Primitive Survivors for misleading advertising and billing practices after a series of complaints. The Oregon based retailer which specializes in outdoor recreational equipment published an advertisement promising a free flashlight with consumers purportedly paying only a shipping fee of $4.99. But afterwards, consumers were surprisingly billed between $39.00 and $49.00 for an unknown monthly subscription.  

123 COMPLAINTS AGAINST PRIMITIVE SURVIVORS AND RISING 

Consumers shouldn’t have to worry about being taken advantage of, especially when they are trying to support a business. Similar complaints against Primitive Survivors date back to 2017 regarding unauthorized credit card charges. On January, 27, 2020, the Better Business Bureau recognized a pattern in the numerous complaints against Primitive Survivors, leading to the survey advertising the free flashlight.  

BBB reached out to Primitive Survivors to get to the bottom of the complaints. The retailer explained that “rogue affiliate websites” were the cause of the dubious advertising, and claimed they would address the websites themselves.   

BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU REVOKES PRIMITIVE SURVIVORS’ ACCREDITATION 

Not long after Primitive Survivors claimed to amend their business practices, they became uncooperative with BBB. BBB terminated the retailer’s business accreditation, citing that they failed to “Follow established legal and ethical advertising and selling practices, including, but not limited to, the BBB Code of Advertising,” and failure to “work with BBB and agree to modify, substantiate or discontinue advertising and selling practices when recommended.” Despite all of this, Primitive Survivors continues to have an online presence. To stay safe online, BBB advises consumers to “shop with a credit card, keep documentation of orders, and research before purchasing.” 

LET’S FIGHT BACK AGAINST BUSINESS SCAMS

In the age of online shopping, no one should have to worry about credit card fraud. We should also praise independent businesses for their innovation, not for their scams. We’re here to fight for consumers who have been misled by false advertising and deceptive marketing! At Shub Law, our attorneys specialize in representing consumers who are victims of deceptive marketing practices, like those committed by companies making false and misleading marketing claims about their products. 

Contact us if you or someone you know has been deceived by Primitive Survivors and received mysterious credit card charges. Please contact us via email at leads@shublawyers.com or give us a call at 856-772-7200. Shub Law Firm is a national leader in representing consumers, just like you, who have been scammed by big companies that put profit over their customers. Our experienced class action attorneys are here to help you get justice. Contact us now! All consultations are free of charge. 

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