Tuesday, June 09, 2009

The Homesonic M.O.

I have been receiving many messages on my Multiply account regarding the Modus Operandi of Homesonic. They have elevated their operations from rigged scratch cards to telephone campaigns. Months back, i got a call from INEX Corporation, supposedly a call center for Homesonic, informing me that i was selected by computer raffle to qualify for a free gift and that i have to visit Homesonic in Robinsons East Mall to claim my prize. Little did these idiots know that my father, the late Atty. Onesimo Banares told me of thier M.O. before he died. This company would lure you in with their rigged scratch cards and enticing you to purchase items you don't really need. My mother was almost duped into buying 40k pesos worth of items had my father not intervened and nerely caused a scene.

Now i've been receiving messages of people getting phone calls from made-up companies supposedly representing Homesonic. If you receive a call like this, ignore it. This is a scheme designed to lure you into spending money on items you don't need. Add to that the fact that the items they sell can be bought elsewhere for less price.

I call on all victims of Homesonic to email me at rodel.banares@gmail.com. This kind of modus operandi should be put to a halt. I encourage all to step up shame campaigns versus this company. LET THE BUYER BEWARE OF HOMESONIC!!

96 comments:

aileen said...

ang homesonic ay hindi scam..isa lang syang marketing strategy..napaka tanga lang talaga ng mga tao na nagagalit sa mga taong ito..trabaho lang ang ginagawa nila..hindi sila nanloloko.. hay nako kung sinasabi ng mga tangang customers na yan na sinasayang lang ang time nila para dun..bakit nila inuna ang pagkuha ng gift item kung may mas importanteng bagay sila na gagawin..ang hirap kasi sa kanila e mapaghangad sila ng libre..masyado silang umamasa..hellooooo??? wala na pong libre sa panahon ngayon..buti nga nabigyan pa sila ng personal security alarm o kaya eye massager..isipin niyo kasi ung nagtatrabaho..kung nanghihinayang sa pamasahe na nagasto pano pa kaya yung mga nagtatrabaho dun...pag nasara yan mawawalan sila ng rabaho ..hindi niyo ba yun naisip.. palibhasa ang kikitid ng utak ng iba dyan...

nightvisiongoggles said...

RODEL,

MAY VACANCY ULI SA ALUMNI AFFAIRS, PUNTA KA NG ANGE.

Anonymous said...

excuse me, i studied marketing and what homesonic is doing is not a marketing strategy. Calling your home in the guise that you won something is not a strategy. it is a scam to get you to their place and then influence you to buy things you don't need. If it's a strategy, why do they target gullible-looking people and not the obviously-well-to-do? aber???

ka rene said...

mabuting mawalan ng trabaho ang mga tao ng walang ginawa kundi manlinlang ng uring mangagawa. Iwaksi ang manlolokong kapitalista! homesonic salot sa bayan.

Beware said...

Beware!! May nabiktima nanaman!! May tumawag din sa aking kaibigan. hindi nya alam kung san nakuha yung phone number nya sa bahay. Napanalunan daw nya ang isang massager sa Home Sonic Tutuban branch. Icl-claim daw nya doon.

Pagdating nya doon, Inikutan sya ng napakaraming sales agent na ginamitan ng mga panlolokong strategy sa kanya. Sa huli, napabili sya dun ng package which costs around P60,000 using his credit card na kinuha daw ng sales agent at sinulat na agad sa receipt.

maricel said...

My mother who is a retired teacher and who is in Tarlac fell into this scam. I had to rescind the transaction with Home Sonic as soon as I arrived from Manila. She was made to believe that she won a prize and have to claim it at the mall where their office is situated. When she finally got there, what she got is a lousy cheap doorbell that can be sold at the lowest P50. and then they enticed her to buy water purifier that cost P46,900.00 . My poor mother who was so gullible gave her credit card. So now, im working it out with their home service at 303-8800 but as of yesterday, they still don't want to give in to my request for the cancellation of this particular transaction. I am hoping with the phone call and letter of complaint to BPI credit card, they would hid it and be at our side. This is what we call an anomalous marketing strategy. I hope that DTI would really look into this.

Anonymous said...

I KNOW ALL STRATEGY OF HOMESONIC
ARYSTA AND PERFECT HEALTH,AND ARYSTA BACOLOD,KAYA NGA E TINATAWAG YAN NA STRATEGY,KASI NAG GAWA GAWA KA NANG SALITA ,PARA NAMAN YON AY MA HEPNOTIZED YONG CUSTOMER,SA MGA ITEMS NA HINDI NAMAN MADE IN JAPAN YON,MGA KASINUNGALINGAN NAMAN,ANU YON TAWAG TAWAG NA ,MY CODE KA ,TAPOS MY E CLAIM KA KAYA NGA E,NAGING STRATERGY YAN KASI PO NAMAN WALANG BIBILI SA MGA PRODUCTS NA GALING DAW JAPAN TAPOS ,CHINA LANG PALA,YON.UNG MGA CUSTOMER,LOLOKOHIN LANG SA MGA BULLSHIT NA MGA STAFF, PANLOLOKO MAN YON ,SABIHIN NILA NANALO KA DAW,PERU MAY BABAYARAN KAMAN.ANG LAKI NGA 51,900 SUS GINOO DAIG [AY BUMULI NANG MOTOR ,SA HALAGA NAYAN.MURA MAN LANG UN MGA PRODUCT'S NILA.E DI KUNG MAWALAN NANG TRABAHO,MAG APPLY NANG IBANG TRABAHO,NA HINDI KA MAKA PANLOLOKO SA KAPWA MU TAO.BAKIT TAMA BA,YON,ANG DAMI MONG MGA WORDS NA PINALABAS NA,WALANG MABABAYARAN,WALANG WALA,SUS GINOO KO NINYO.SAAN NABA YUN PUSO AT ISIPAN NINYU,PURO KASI ,KASINOLANGAN YUN.

Anonymous said...

I KNOW ALL STRATEGY OF HOMESONIC
ARYSTA AND PERFECT HEALTH,AND ARYSTA BACOLOD,KAYA NGA E TINATAWAG YAN NA STRATEGY,KASI NAG GAWA GAWA KA NANG SALITA ,PARA NAMAN YON AY MA HEPNOTIZED YONG CUSTOMER,SA MGA ITEMS NA HINDI NAMAN MADE IN JAPAN YON,MGA KASINUNGALINGAN NAMAN,ANU YON TAWAG TAWAG NA ,MY CODE KA ,TAPOS MY E CLAIM KA KAYA NGA E,NAGING STRATERGY YAN KASI PO NAMAN WALANG BIBILI SA MGA PRODUCTS NA GALING DAW JAPAN TAPOS ,CHINA LANG PALA,YON.UNG MGA CUSTOMER,LOLOKOHIN LANG SA MGA BULLSHIT NA MGA STAFF, PANLOLOKO MAN YON ,SABIHIN NILA NANALO KA DAW,PERU MAY BABAYARAN KAMAN.ANG LAKI NGA 51,900 SUS GINOO DAIG [AY BUMULI NANG MOTOR ,SA HALAGA NAYAN.MURA MAN LANG UN MGA PRODUCT'S NILA.E DI KUNG MAWALAN NANG TRABAHO,MAG APPLY NANG IBANG TRABAHO,NA HINDI KA MAKA PANLOLOKO SA KAPWA MU TAO.BAKIT TAMA BA,YON,ANG DAMI MONG MGA WORDS NA PINALABAS NA,WALANG MABABAYARAN,WALANG WALA,SUS GINOO KO NINYO.SAAN NABA YUN PUSO AT ISIPAN NINYU,PURO KASI ,KASINOLANGAN YUN.

xjasonk2000 said...

In Baguio I was a victim of this deceptive sales strategy by ARYSTA located in Porta Vaga Mall. They offered me a free item then for some additional items which I was enticed to buy because of the way they deceived me, I paid them an amount of P51,900. Buti na lang natakot ko sila at binalik din yung pera ko after some negotiations.

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tiara said...

me and my mom got scammed yesterday by arysta marketing at elizabeth mall here in cebu city.. they claimed we won some items and have to promote an item which we have to pay for P49, 000.00.. all the free items cost P175, 000.00 total so we thought it was really a bargain.. when we got home, I checked the internet for the prices of the items we won and found out they were actually cheaper than what we thought and they cost P49, 000.00 more all less so it was like we were paying for the items we allegedly won.. and I also found out that there were also other victims that experienced the same scam we had.. I hope they will stop this lie they term as marketing strategy because not only did they violated the consumer's act but also broke our trust and confidence to their company as well.. my mom used her sister's credit card to pay for the promoted item so we are still in the process of canceling the transaction..

Mapangurirat said...

aileen, hindi rin biro ang gumasta ka ng P14k para sa mga bagay na pinabibili sayo. oo't kawawa ang mawawalan ng trabaho pero rason ba yon para hayaan na lang natin ang ganitong panloloko? kung hindi mo hangad manloko, bakit kailangan may sandamakmak na tauhan kang nakatambay sa escalator para mamigay ng scratch cards? Bakit di sila gaya ng SM Dept. store na nasa loob ng store at naghihintay ng customer?

Mapangurirat said...

alright people. i will be reporting this to imbestigador to see if we can finaly put a stop to this. Maraming Salamat po.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Mapangurirat for this. It really should be stopped! They had me invited too at their Starmall branch just this morning, but the scam is very obvious so hindi naman ako ngpabiktima. I just wonder why they are still operating when I researched in the net that DTI has tahen action on this.
Kawawa yung mga mabibiktima nila!

gambit said...

Yes, I was a victim of Home Sonic. I can't believe that happened. The question is why are they still operating if DTI have made action on them? They are still operating in STAR MALL Shaw Blvd. Their items are overpriced. One more thing, my credit card was credited full amount and not the actual transaction of installment for 6 months 0% interest. This is way more than deceiving, a scam and this should be stopped.

Anonymous said...

my father too was a victim by home sonic in starmall,shaw mandaluyong just this april...to those who have been a victim...let's join force..this has to be stopped..hoping that the government will take action on this...lets give justice to those victim..not "just this"

Anonymous said...

sus sa amin nga 3 times nag call lagi ung friend ko sagot,, and then knina call ulit snbihan ko nga d na kmi tanga dami n ako nabas tungkol sa inyo un bina baan ako ng phone..sana maimbistigahan yan mga yan......

Anonymous said...

submit your complaint to DTI-NCR..as of now mag sasampa na ko ng case sa homesonic,
may sked kami ng mediation w/ DTI last april 19, pero wala naman kaming natatanggap na advise from DTI, kaya hindi kami nakarating, pero dahil sa gusto ko talagang lumaban, pumunta kmi sa GMA at nag patulong, last April 26 may sked kami ulit ng mediation, muntik na naman kaming hindi nakarating dahil nga sa wala namang advise, buti nalang nag punta kami ng morning sa DTI at dun nalang namin nalaman na may mediation pala kaming sked ng 2pm that day, pero hindi dumating ang representative ng HOMESONIC..at DTI representative nalang ang nag sabi sa amin at may binigay na documents na willing naman daw makipag settle ang homesonic pero less 10% sa total amount, pero hindi ako pumayag, dahil wala naman kaming napakinabangan sa ITEM nila tapos kakaltasan ng 5,490 malaking pera din yun kung tutuusin, hindi mo mapupulot yun, kaya advise ng DTI na ituloy nalang ang reklamo....
kaya advise ko sa lahat ng naloko ng homesonic, pumunta na kayo sa DTI-NCR NOW na...para sabay sabay nating kasuhan ang homesonic

CGURO YUNG NAG POST NA HINDI CLA SCAM EMPLEYADO NG HOMSONIC OR ARYSTA NA AYAW MAWALAN NG TRABAHO...MAKONSENSYA KA NAMAN...ANONG TAWAG DUN....AHHH...MODUS OPERANDI!!!

Anonymous said...

malamang c aileen nagtatrabaho sa homesonic...... marketing strategy.... lelang mo.... kaplmuks mo na tawaging strategy un.... nannahimik ka sa bahay tatawagan ka tapos sabihing nanalo ka... lakas ng tama mo ... nakadrugs ka ba... hehehhe. parehab ka ha.....

Anonymous said...

As Salam Alaikum!
Nkakahiya man pong aminin e isa po me s naloko ng Mga UNGAS n empleyado ng HS Appliances center s METROTOWN MALL Tarlac City sometime in March 2010.
Mallit lng nmn po ang nakuha nla skin dhil medyo duda rin me s una p lng.lumaki ang duda ko non kc padami ng padami ang mga prizes n pwede kong mkuha only if i will follow their rules of claiming the said prizes.almost 150 thou or more than ang total amount ng mga prizes yet dhil nnalo nga daw me e 50 thou something n lng daw ang bbyran ko to claim.nung ala meng mailabas n pera e pilit p rin nla kong kinukumbinsi at bibigyan p nila me ng mgandng payment plan n hindi ko nmn hinhingi.nnjan n ung kunin nla ang visa card ko, tanungin full address ko at some personal infos ko.ano ko bale n ibibigay ko nmn?s mdaling salita pinagmukha nla kong tanga kasama mg-ina ko.Dahil nga s hindi me 100%sure if scam or hindi pumyag me s deal nla n mgdeposit me ng 2000 pesos as reservation ko at pwede ko raw i-claim ang prizes anytym as long n may 2000 cash n involve.
Just now nalamn ko n isa pla ko s naloko ng mga ungas n un.I have one specific employee name of the said Showroom s Metrotown mall Tarlac, tarlc:His name is Mark Reyes and his contact is 00639283666775..cya mismo ang ngbigay ng contacts n yan.cya lng daw ang dpat kong kontakin at ala ng iba p.Im doing this bcoz i want my money back and to totally stop these UNGASES to continue their modus to other people.
Sana lng po e khit paano may magawa kau bout this.
Lekar_gusi@yahoo.com po ang e-add ko.009660541412823 nmn po ang cel # ko.I am currently working hre in Saudi Arabia.SALAMAT PO.

Anonymous said...

Ikinakahiya ko na isa ako sa naging victim ng Homesonic Metrotown Mall, Tarlac City..Nabigyal lang ako ng free alarm ay nagpadala na ako sa sales talk nila.. may CONGRATULATIONS CONGRATULATIONS pa sila bec. nabunot ko ang highest privilege daw na may free massage chair and beauty massager.patawag tawag pa sila kuno sa main office if true ung nabunot ko..and may kumausap pa sa akin kuno na galing ng main office..54k ung bibilhin ko na induction cooker at makukuha ko na ung napakaraming item na inilabas.sabi ko pag uusapan muna naming mag asawa and babalikan din namin at dat day rin pero mafoforfeit daw..namimilit silang mag cash out ako..nahypnotize nila ako, i paid 5 000 at ang ibinigay ay multi purpose cooker na napakamura lang naman pala..bastos din ung agent nila na Albert Espiritu, kasi nung nagsample sila nung massage, hanggang sa malapit sa private part ay ipinapaabot ung massager. hindi ko alam bkt di ko nagawang nagalit nung tym na yun, maybe hypnotizer nga sila....Jimmy ng Homesonic Metro town bilang na ang araw mo..sana man lang mapsara na talaga yung homesonic na yan... hay sayang pera ko,,sweldo ko na yun ng isnag buwan...

Anonymous said...

Yesterday a girl called up and informing me that i won" napili raw ang landline no. ko. They are celebrating 12 yrs anniversary daw. "ipakita n'yo lang po ang claim# na binigay ko sa inyo wala po kayong dapat bayaran, at kahit na sino po ang lapitan nyo roon basta ipakita nyo lang po ang claiming number." Unang binigay nya ay isang lugar sa monumento tinanong kung malayo kami roon sabi ko oo, binigay nya ang HOmesonic sa starmall.

Nagtaka ako paano nakuha ang no. ko.

Ngayon nmn nagtataka ako bakit may bumibili na "ayaw" daw nila. At binibigay ang credit card nila?! Paano nangyayari iyon? Isa akong maulirat na buyer kahit na saan ako mapunta. At pag pinalilibutan ako ng maraming nag-aalok iniiwanan ko. I always want to take my time on buying things. Pag nakulitan ako i walk away. Anyway, I'm curious dito kaso nga lang Friday, my busiest time. After office may work pa rin. Sayang di ko sila makukulit hahaha!

Anonymous said...

i also fall into dat scam.. i just given up 10k. s porta vaga baguio yun nangyari. sana nmn mgnda tlga yung products nila. kc nfeature dw sila s unang hirit at umagang kay ganda. totoo b kya?

Anonymous said...

pare pareho lang tayong biktima. ang masakit pa, parents ko pa ang niloko. that was only last week. kung andun lang kami ndi sana cla makaka gastos ng almost 90k para sa manlolokong arysta na yan.we tried to give it back, pero madami cla rason.kung hindi lang kami nagmamadali that tym narefund sana namin pera namin. if only naging matapang kame to defend ourselves. may araw din cla.. i hope may magawa kau sa panloloko nila. please, naiinis talaga ako sa knila. sa mga nabasa q na strategy nla, naiinis tlga ako kc ganun ang ginawa nila sa parents ko. =(

Anonymous said...

yung nagdedefend ng home sonic, or arysta or whatever the hell they are called.. nasasabi mo lang yan kc hindi ka victim. at yung mga empleyado ng manlolokong kompanya na yan, sana someday maloko din kau. para alam nyo yung feeling na ginagawang nyong tanga ang mga tao. anyway panapanahon lang yan. you'll get what you all deserve someday. (hopefully)

Anonymous said...

FOOH___22------} last 23rd of July my mom and i went to TUTUBAN CENTER MALL 2, den suddenly two fucking staff (CARMIE CAALAM) approached us telling that we have a free bag coz its their co. anniv....we refused to accept that fucking free bag, unfortunately there was no way out from that place coz the escalator wasnt working dat tym...we didnt have any choice but to look for the other way ...so badtrip!!!! coz the other escalator was near on their place (HOMESONIC)...they were very accomodating even if my face wasnt dat ryt....they used that situation telling us " don din naman kau dadaan mam kc sira yang escalator kya daanan nio nlang mam libre nman po yan dhil anniv po namen...) since taung pilipino has dis attitude na "sige n nga, and2 n rin lng naman.." kya aun, we entered the HELL........den they started to massage my mom and i wid their chair massager and beauty matte massager, that's BULLSHIT!!!...hahha! i was wondering dat tym...so d scam issue of kyowa entered my mind...so i asked them what was that all about.......and the DEMON CARMIE answered "this is to advertise our products!!!!..while we are waiting for the fucking bag!then suddenly the pregnant women entered and let me sign the paper,,,den i started giving my false information...my god, they hav no right to know how much savings i have....CRaZy deMons!!! this pathetic staff(pregnant women)started their strategy..telling us that we have won 10 umbrellas!!! so wat?!!!hahah...and den suddenly after confirmation from their so called head office they said that although we didnt qualify to that fucking thing.. we still have the privilege to pick one of their certicate.....den sbi pa ng isang staff pag blue daw ang nabunot q try again.......den i picked one envelope, and its blue!! but hnd try again ang nkasulat...discounted 2000 ang nakaindicate...and at the back of that voucher , it is indicated that we have a free energy cooker and the x in game chair...i asked pano namn nangyari un!!! Sb ng mga kumag ang swerte q daw dhil aq daw ung 5 n naqualify pra d2...then i keep on asking na pano nangyari un......

Anonymous said...

FOOH___22------} (cont.) .until they showed us some more free fucking appliances that we'v qualified to get habang nagssigawan cla ng mga staff at masayang masayang n pinagagagawa nila.....sabay at the end of their makukuha q lng un free if i avail one of their products...sbi q ala aqng pera pra mag avail..but then they told me na if papipiliin anong product daw ung pipiliin namin..and then i said ung magagamit s business ung BIO ENERGY WATER SYSTEM...and then this FUCKING CARMIE persuaded us to withdraw kc magagamit nman daw namin un s business...she computed how much the profits i can get if i avail the BIO ENERGY WATER SYSTEM...then after the long conversation 5x qng sinabi na cancelled nlang...okei lng n di mauwi yan mga free n yan...mkikita mo tuloi s mga muka nila na nawalan ng energy!!!!hahahha....but the problem is my mom really wants the energy cooker kya nkita 2loi ung interest nia...sb q babalik kme tom coz i really want to do research first, pero ang dinahilan q kelangan q muna makausap ung husband q...den carmie told me na d daw possible un,,valid until dat day lng daw,, and den sb eh d cancelled m na....den sb if u want u can give 5000 for reservation...then i asked her is dat refundable sb nia off setted to items...so tumagal nnman ang discussion dahil sb q bket ganon...but then i cash out 5000 due to my mom's interest to get the energy cooker and the bio energy water system...

Anonymous said...

FOOH___22------} (cont.) When i went home, i did a research and found out that HOMESONIC is a SCAM!!!!!! i called the DTI, telling that there are cases filed against them,, then i called SEC, telling that HOMESONIC doesnt appear on their database and HOMESONIC doesnt have a licencse at all...My god!!! and after a day, i went back to TUTUBAN to get my money back....but they refused to give it...nkakatawa..ung isang staff, pinakilala sken ung supervisor nila,,,and den sb q last tym manager ang pakilala sken s taong yan ngaun supervisor nlang...gRabe!!! den i talked to thje so called manager/supervisor....trying to tell him to please coordinate it to their head office..and then d p xa nkikipagcoordinate may response n agad xa..patawa tlg!!!! dameng excuses!!! sb q asan ang head office nila, pupuntahan q...tapos hnd maisulat ng manager kung wat specific address...den suddenly ung isang staff lumabas form the rum giving the business card...grabe...ung business card ang nakalagay customer service,,sb q asan ang head office d2?? un daw ang head office nila.....at ittransfer din nman daw aq s knila khit pumunta daw aq don....anong klaseng head office un....hahah..at lahat nman daw ng company may negative feedbacks....nandamay p! kapal ng muka!!! hnd cla kinaya ng nerves q kya i did a scandal..i even tried to talk to one of their customer giving the handouts i have...and nagsisigaw aq s loob at labas ng office nila informing people that HOMESONIC is scam!!!!!!!!!!.....now, i want to file a complaint against them,,, that is only a small amount pero wat i want to is give that fucking company together with its demon staff a lesson.....

Ms.daph, i want to file a complaint against HOMESONIC...wer shud i go first? DTI, SEC or BITAG?

Anonymous said...

TANG INA NYO ARYSTA AT HOMESONIC..HAHAHA MAY NALALAMAN PA KAYONG PA MASA MASAHE MGA ULOL..EYE MASSAGER DAW EH 2800 PUNYETA..HAHAHA..TANG INA NYO DIN MGA HOMESONIC SA BAGUIO ABANAO..PUTANG INA NYO..HAHAHA,,MGA BASTOS PA. BINABAAN AKO NG TELEPONO NUNG SINABI KO BKA KATULAD DIN KAYO NG ARYSTA..HAHAHA GUILTY AMPOTA..TANG INA NYO SA INYO NA YANG FREE ITEM NYO I JAKOL NYO NLNG YAN MGA ULOL

Anonymous said...

hello. after reading all your comments here mas lumakas loob ko i pursue our case with this HOMESONIC,ARYSTA,AND GREENTOP.. yes theyre just same companies.. paiba iba lang name nila so talagang questionable.. anyways naloko nila mother in law ko last month worth 57k. nagkamali sila ng niloko kasi ill make sure that ill get to the bottom of this case.. nagfile nako sa dti pero kausap ko narin si mr.alex santos of XXX.. at advice nga samin ng nephew ni mil na ex nbi pero naa doj na nga ipaNBI daw namin..pero lets see.. atleast madami options pag di nila nirefund ang ginoyo nila sa mil ko mananagot sila talaga sakin at sa batas... lets keep in touch sa mga niloko nila...

sa meron reklamo sa kanila lets volt in contact me here- 09088891581

Anonymous said...

i've read ur comment just today.....tom morning i'l give u a call...tnx!

Anonymous said...

ako din nabiktima just recently with this scrupulous persons using the the same sales talks..they were able to take my last P5,000 pesos ..which is intended for my medication..the following day, I went with my niece to return the item,which I took just to get even with the amount they took from my ATM account,which I wonder why they were able to get ,when I didnt give them my PIN #..thats how tricky they are stealing your money..I hope our concern agency could look into this matter, before they steal more from this innocent people..calling the attention of the DTI office &SEC..
Sir/ Madam ACTION PLS..

Anonymous said...

Homesonic did the same thing to me, now they already have 54,900 pesos from my credit card.im so sad to find out that Homesonic is a Scam, I hope somebody can help me regarding this.

Anonymous said...

I just got scammed last Sunday. They are now using "Hoffman" brand to lure customers. My credit card was charged with 69,900k. Whatever happens, I'm going to cancel the transaction and hope to get a full refund/no charge. Or else, they will experience unimaginable hell. They will... Watch out!!!

Mapangurirat said...

may i suggest that all victims of homesonic file a class suit para mas mabigat ang damage sa homesonic etc.

i wrote mike enriquez a letter pero wala pa siyang sagot.

huys, sa mga nagkaso na sa homesonic, keep me posted please.

email me at rodel.banares@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

ilang tao pa ba ang lolokuhin nyo..sna nmn maibalik nyo ung pera q na sinabi u na na transfer na sa account q..parehas lng nmn tau na nagha2np buhay..ang prblma nga ay pag na hipnotized..ito ang masa2bi q sa inyo hnd kau magi2ng successful sa pinagga2wa nyo..balng araw maka2rma kau...God bless n lng sa inyo.Panginoon n lng ang bahala sa inyo...

Anonymous said...

ongoing case filed w/dti pero ang bagal, siguro kc nag-iisa ako. file din kayo para maparusahan cla

Anonymous said...

Yung mom ko naloko din kahapon lng. 5k ang binayaran nya. Not that much pero sayang din. I called DTI kanina, sabi mag send daw ako ng complaint sa website nila. Wla naman kaming nakuhang appliances pa kasi un binayad namin is for reservation pa lng. Pwede pa kaya mabawi un?

Anonymous said...

ok lng mag homesonic! cge hndi nga scam....but the way of marketing strategy of homesonic,medyo nambibwisit sa lahat sa satin! sana find other way of strategy na prang hndi scam,ksi somewhat related sa scam eh! parhas naman tau nag tatrabo sa mundo,we undrstnd dat! wat if n the future,lahat ng nagtatrabaho sa homesonic tatawagan dn at offer ng item! ok lng ba sa inyo? think twice guyz....pls

Anonymous said...

when i came home jst this nyt,my father told me that someone called our home phone and said that we won some kind of raffle from pldt that our phone number was selected to receive a gift from greentop @ gaisano city mall here in bacolod city.according to them,i wud need to visit their office to claim my prize before 7pm.they left their phone number and a code and tell them that the call came from a certain SAMANTHA ROBLES.so what i did since it was already 8pm and i know that the mall is open until 9 pm,i called them up,this idiot girl sounds like nervous telling me that they are not from pldt and gave a different company name instead.by that time i already thought that something is not right,so i went upstairs check on google,key in "greentop bacolod" and i found this blog with a handful of complaints! gusto ko sanang puntahan ung office and toy with their so called "strategy".or maybe just get their prize and get the hell out hehehe.im really thankful i found this blog! so for those who are scammed,i am really sorry to read what you've all posted in here.its your right to file more complaints the legal way and get your money which i know u all work hard for..PLEASE BE VIGILANT PEOPLE!!! AND HOPE THESE SCAMS WILL END AND THE PEOPLE BEHIND IT GET WHAT THEY DESERVE!

Anonymous said...

^ nasa SM city at Robinsons din cla.. yung sa gitna ngayon.. cla rin yun.. may sa Gaisano rin pla.. mukhang Bacolod naman yung target nla

Anonymous said...

as far as i concern to all the people who claim a free items on home sonic its not a modos operandi as wat you said bcoz im also a buyer from that company but im against on all the people who said all of these hings against on them bcoz all of the people inside there showroom is nice and good,i know that i dont need the items but i buy an items bcoz i was satisfied on there attitude not all of the custumer buying bcoz the product is good but bcoz of the service,,on the other people telling all of this kind of words on them is those people doesnt have enough money to spend or those people that cannot understand there work,..if you are agreesive buyer that is your weakness problem on your self not on them,..theres 2type of marketing startegy the one is old startegy which doing sales like having sales lady and waiting the customer went on there shop,,but on the case of the home sonic,arysta,or other company that doing this kind of business,,they are doing the 2nd type which is selling wit defferent startegy,..not only here in the philippine i try on this kind of business,when i also went on thailand,malaysia,shanghai,indonesia,even in europe they had this kind of startegy..so for all of those people nxt time think frist before you buy,bcoz regret is all in the end..okay

Anonymous said...

as far as i concern to all the people who claim a free items on home sonic its not a modos operandi as wat you said bcoz im also a buyer from that company but im against on all the people who said all of these hings against on them bcoz all of the people inside there showroom is nice and good,i know that i dont need the items but i buy an items bcoz i was satisfied on there attitude not all of the custumer buying bcoz the product is good but bcoz of the service,,on the other people telling all of this kind of words on them is those people doesnt have enough money to spend or those people that cannot understand there work,..if you are agreesive buyer that is your weakness problem on your self not on them,..theres 2type of marketing startegy the one is old startegy which doing sales like having sales lady and waiting the customer went on there shop,,but on the case of the home sonic,arysta,or other company that doing this kind of business,,they are doing the 2nd type which is selling wit defferent startegy,..not only here in the philippine i try on this kind of business,when i also went on thailand,malaysia,shanghai,indonesia,even in europe they had this kind of startegy..so for all of those people nxt time think frist before you buy,bcoz regret is all in the end..okay

Anonymous said...

to anonymous before me. wag ka na magenglish te. nahilo ako eh. paloko ka sa homesonic mo. nakarating ka na ng thailand malaysia shanghai indonesia ha? sana makarating ka na ng paradise. hunghang.

Anonymous said...

tanga naman ang nag eenglish dyan..
Sino kaba. taga Homesonic kaba?
Marketing is Different from scammming. tanga mga scammer kayo OO ikaw yung englesero

Anonymous said...

My MOM is a victim just today...I wasn't there so I was not able to prevent the scam,.I know this strat they do,sadly,I wasn't there..so when I found out I burst out and made actions..first,we went to report to the police at station 7,baguio city..Homesonic is the culprit,situated at Abanao Square..next is, we called MoM's credit card company and reported lost of credit card,and that we are cancelling any transactions made today..credit card agreed...next thing we did,we went back to homesonic,and informed them to go get back their stuffs at home coz not a single cent could they get from the credit card...as of this moment,I am enjoying the free stuffs they gave..so whether they come to get it or not,up to them..worst is, after reading all of these complaints,I am thinking of reporting to DTI and bombo radyo baguio...ginantso nila mama ko,gagantsuhin ku sila,,lulumahin ku stuffs nila until they'll find out na inactive ung credit card..
ang nakakatawa,nung bumalik kami,eh galit na galit aku,sinigawan ku sila sabay sabing manggagantso sila,nginig na nginig ung lalakeng hinarap ku,hahahaha..

Anonymous said...

Sa Baguio din po. Sa may 4th floor ng Abanao Square. Sana mabigyan ng aksyon bago pa sila makapambiktima ng iba. Kawawa naman ang mga nagiging biktima nila.

Anonymous said...

Put@#$#@#% nila!

My story happened 2days ago and until now i cant accept the fact that am included in the statistics ng mga naloko nila.

Ive read a lot of same stories like mine but none posted if they get the refund or the credit card company cancelled the transaction.

I tried to call Homesonic and they are firm that they dont give a refund because the transaction is already closed even if i return all the items. I also called DTI and was advise to file a complaint with supporting docs but would take months to get the result. DTI NCR also dont have the updated status of the 2007 Temporary closure of Homesonic. I even begged to the credit card company to cancel the transaction but to no avail.

Do you guys think DTI can help us?

Anonymous said...

the year is 2011, at this day and age you still got scammed? can't you just say NO to their offer and walk away? cmon, its not that you're a bad person when you decline their offer. Say NO when you mean it. its worth saving th 50k.

Anonymous said...

wtf are you all saying, my lola was a customer of Homesonic and she loves al the items! very good quality and she enjoys especially the massage chair, all i can say is: ITS ALL WORTH IT!!!

Anonymous said...

wtf are you all saying, my lola was a customer of Homesonic and she loves al the items! very good quality and she enjoys especially the massage chair, all i can say is: ITS ALL WORTH IT!!!

Anonymous said...

(BAGUIO CITY)
I am calling the attention of those who were victimized of this scam particularly in BAGUIO CITY, HOMESONIC APPLIANCES...Let's join forces and submit a complaint to DTI located at Private Road, Magsaysay Baguio City...My mother was a victim last February 10,2011..and I am now formally submitting the complaint to the DTI...call/text me if you are one of us 09104131675...

Anonymous said...

My husband also victim of Homesonic Appliance center at Star Mall Metropolis Alabang March 15, 2011...my husband paid P106,873.44 ....grabe diba?.......Alam kong niloloko nyo husband ko, ganito nalang sabihin ko sa mga taong manloloko......darating din ang time mangyari din sa inyo yan.. siguro sa ibang bagay....

Anonymous said...

Hello!
I had the same exact experience with this type of scam 2 years ago when they were still located at National Insular Life Building. Reading your post made me feel like I wrote this article myself. The good thing about mine is that I got home with a free eye massager without giving them any monetary deposit. But yes they put so much pressure on me that I should come up with the money now or lose all the prizes. They even told me that if I were willing, they would go home with me to drop off the discount items I chose and then collect the cash of P51,900.00. As if they were suggesting that my family should chip in the amount since they don't want all of this to go to waste. You could just imagine how desperate they were?
And just this day, my mum received a phone call that she won a prize and should claim it at 3rd floor Abanao Square. They said that the prize is an 10th year anniversary gift from Digitel! I immediately told mum that this could be the same scam I was in before. To convince my mum of it i browsed the internet with the words "Homesonic Abanao Square Baguio City" and your post turned up I read it to my mum and family. Oh yeah we are convinced not to go on with claiming the eye massager.
I sure hope you can bag these rotten scammers. Thank you for you post and Good luck!

Anonymous said...

all i can say is ang mga nagsasabi ng scam ang homesonic is yung mga taong di nkaintindi ng marketing strategy..bkt sa plgay nyo ba my libre pa sa pnahong ito cge sa mga store ba na npunthan nyo like yung mga nagbbgay ng coupon na my free you think mkukuha mo yun w/out availing any items nla?like sa mga foodstore..like jolibee or mcdo you have a coupon but if you buy worth of the products nla you get the free items right...kya yung mga nagsasabi ng scam or naloko mga tnga kyo kc di nyo maamin sa sarili nyo lalo na yung mga matatalino na nagamitan cla ng strategy thats y hndi mtangap sa sarili na isa cla sa ngamitan ng ganung strtegy...magisip kyo dhil kht DTI wlang ngawa mpasara man nla nagbubukas prin...kht san nyo ipunta yan halos lhat ng mall my strategy na gnyan..hndi cla nawawala lalo pa cla dumadami.at hndi nwwla..kya maglagay man kyo ng isang katutak na mga post scam d2 hndi cla affected..kyo lng ang affected..all over the philippines meron na clang mga branches..and cnong hndi mag aayaw sa gnitong work wlang gagawin at you can earn money more tha 50k a month.except evryday salary..404 plus ot..OMG..ganun cla kumita dyn..dats y you cannot blame all the staff of this company its because laway lng phunan you earn more if you can..bye all.....

Anonymous said...

Exdeth....
Tang na. may tumawag palang sakin, ganito rin mga sinasabi, sa homesonic, metrotownmall tarlac daw i-cclaim yung prize. and tumawag si Marian Santos of Philippine Electronic Corporation. tinatamad naman akong kunin kaya pinapakuha ko kay ermat ko,. buti nalang nagsearch muna ako ng tungkol sa integrety ng homesonic, and i came across this blog.. i will inform may mother that its all a gimik, raket, scam, panlilinlang, ano pa ba..?

Anyways, thanks guys sa blog na to, nakaiwas ako sa scam nila...

Anonymous said...

Naging biktima din ako at metrotown tarlac...same story with u guys,parang nahepnotized ako-hindi ko personality ang bumili ng ura-urada lalu pa at hindi ko naman kailangan. parang nahismasmasan na lang ako when i got home. Pinablock ko credit card ko and kinabukasan isinoli ko items with a policeman with me. Nagprint ako 13 pages of your blogs,write ups about their scam, and told them they are violating RA 7394. I also told them if they will not going to cancel my transaction with them i will use media to expose their scam.Natakot siguro kaya cancel nila transaction ko but i can refund my money P51,900 within 7 days pa daw. Nakakapanginig cla grabee...
Kinausap ko rin employees nila na magbago na cla trabaho kc di cla magpo-prosper sa buhay pag nanggagantso cla. tHEY ARE AWARE OF IT KASO MGA HIGH SCHOLL GRADUATES LANG AT WALA SILANG CHOICE. IBINIBIGAY NA NGA NUNG 1 EMPLOYEE NILA UNG NUMBER NYA para makapagtrabaho na daw siya ng iba...

Malaking tulong ang blogs nyo to help me guys, thank you. Will wait until i receive my money at makagawa ako ng action regarding this. Kung magpapatuloy pa cla marami pa clang mabibiktima.

gio said...

aileen gamitin mo utak mo paminsan minsan kasi baka nangangalawang na yan dahil hidni mo ginagamit ng matino. wag mong sabihin na wala ng libre sa panahon ngayun eh bakit sabi sa tawag nila nanalo ka ng ELECTRONIC FREE ITEMS kaya nga FREE eh libre BOBO KA TALAGA!! FREE nga daw FREE FREE!!! tanga ka aileen!!

gio said...

buti nalang nagsearch muna ako sa intenet bago ako naniwala thanks sa blog site na to mapangurirat. dapat ipasara yang homesonic na yan kawawa naman mga nabiktima. aileen siguro isa ka sa mga manloloko sa homesonic kaya mo sila dinedepensahan. sa mga empleyado ng homesonic mag basurero at basurera nalang kayo wala kayong mga silbi sa lipunan mga salot kayong lahat!!!!!!

gio said...

AILEEN mag aral ka ulit ng marketing strategy mo baka absent ka noong tinuturo ng teacher kung ano ang MARKETING STRATEGY kaya wala kang alam BOBO!!

Anonymous said...

homesonic is still operating in starmall in shaw blvd. i joined the legions of victims this july. i googled everything about homesonic, hypnotic selling, PLP or pneumo-linguistic programming in order to understand what happened to me while i was inside their "showroom". i am not a gullible person nor an impulse buyer. so i studied their selling technique through the internet.
i went back to the mall together with all the receipts, sales contract, warranty cards and complained in the mall's security office. the head of security summoned the homesonic manager to their office, i filled up various forms. in the complaint form i wrote "i bought these appliances while my mind was being systematically controlled". after 7days, i returned all 7 appliances and they issued me a checque. i got my money back!

Anonymous said...

Yes, they are still at Star Mall, a few months ago, one of them a girl approached me and said they had a freebie a door alarm. I just need to fill up a form to get the freebie, so I went to their store filled up some forms and she asked me for a valid ID, I gave her a driver license, she said to wait a while to get my door alarm and to encode my info while I sit at the massage chair. After a few minutes she returned with the door alarm and returned my driver's license then I left their shop. She doesn't even try to sell me anything, I've also notice that I think there are just 1 or 2 more staff on the store when we got there. And I've noticed that the girl who talked to me is a newbie. I guess they can't convince you as mob if there are only a few of them This happened around 12:30 I guess the others are on their lunch break or she didn't even bother with me because I was poorly dressed that day, just a tshirt, jeans and a backpack. Maybe they realized I didn't have any money. So they just gave me the door alarm which by the way got broken after a few days of use.

Anonymous said...

to ms. aileen we dont tell the home sonic company is scam we talk about the stupid employee of home sonic san ba galing ang mga empleyado nyu sa ellegal school and scam school??..tama lang na mwalan ng trabaho ang mga taong hindi marunong magmalasakit sa kapwa..sana mabiktima ka rin para tawagin mu sarili mo na TANGA..dont tell victims that they are damn the truth is your the damn and stupid..you stupid aileen of home sonic!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Nasa Starmall Edsa po ngayon ang homesonic at nambibiktima nanaman, wag po kayo magpaloko di kayo mananalo na walang sinasalihan na raffle

Anonymous said...

Thank you sa blog na ito, madami ako naisip na pwede gawin to hopefully remedy the situation.

Sana lang maibalik ang pera ko, itry ko lahat ng mga sinabi nyo

Anonymous said...

hi anonymous, anung ginawa mo pumunta ka rin ba sa shaw satrmall? anung nangyari? nakakahiya mang aminin nangyari sakin yan ds month lang ginawa ko nag file q sa DTI peru isked pa nila ako next month kc cut off na raw sila..punta kaya ako sa starmall shaw? pls help each other kong ok lang sau..heres my number 09194735630..

Anonymous said...

i was a victim once. . .sa starmall mandaluyong buti na lang 5k lnag nabitawan and ang nadala ko is yuki multipurpose cooker..tangina pyuki ng ina nio homesonic. . . tsinek ko sa net walang ganun product selling price 2500 pati inextron wlang ganung brand. . .go to hell ung may ari ng homesonic . . . maasess ka sana ng milyones ng bir tangina mo

Anonymous said...

aileen siguro nga para sayo its marketing strategy but its not,
read:

The Consumer Act of the Philippines (R.A. 7394) Title III Chapter I Article 50 provides for the regulation of sales acts and practices and prohibition against deceptive sales acts or practices. ?An act or practice shall be deemed deceptive whenever the producer, manufacturer, supplier or seller, through concealment, false representation of fraudulent manipulation, induces a customer to enter into a sale or lease transaction of any consumer product or service

Homesonic is alleged to have also violated Article 52 of Title III Chapter I because of their unfair or unconscionable sales act. Due to lack of relevant information and lack of time to decide, consumers are induced to make a purchase by the sellers.

nabiktima ate ko worth 88k last may 1 2012 magisa lang kase sya and lilipat sya sa new home nya kaya lalo syang inenganyo ng mga taga HOME SONIC METROPOLIS ALABANG well nagpunta kami dun sinamahan ko siya binalik namin yung items biruin mo kahit magsosoli kami ng items dapat kami pa rin ang susunod sa kanila? ginagawa kase nilang idiot ang mga kausap nila they didnt know na pwede silang mapasara sa ginagawa nila buti na lang i have a lot of friends from DTI and layer friends ngayon pinagbigyan namin sila ng 1 week processing but i keep on calling GUSTO KO NGA MAPAIMBESTIGADOR YANG HOME SONIC SA METROPOLIS ALABANG saka bakit yang star mall na yan na pagmamayari ni manny v. hinahayaan nyang may ganyan sa mall nya wala kase syang pakielam basta kumikita sya matauhan naman kayo dyan na management ng METROPOLIS ALABANG MAY SALOT DYAN SA LUGAR NYO ANG HOME SONIC MGA MANLOLOKO LAHAT SCRIPTED KASE PINAG APPLY KO PINSAN KONG TAMBAY PARA MAY EVIDENCE AKO!!! AYUN TRAINING NA SYA AT DI NAKATAGAL KASE PARANG GAGAWIN KANG ARTISTA NA WALA NAMANG CAMERA!!

Anonymous said...

ASK ko lang if may naloloko p po dito? kasi nag-AAPLY ako dito as a MARKETING ASSOCIATE at training ko n sa may 28, 2012. so gsto ko lang malaman ung background ng papasukin ko mukha kasi natang SABLAY eh. leche yan! tuwang tuwa p nmn ako at hire n ko.

Anonymous said...

Kakatawag lang nanaman ng homesonic na to sa telephone namin. nakakaasar di titigil hanggat di ka kumkagat sa pakulo nilang scam!

Anonymous said...

KUNG SCAM PO SILA, BAKIT PO HANGGANG NGAYON AY NANDYAN PA RIN SILA. ANO NA PO BA ANG NANGYARI KUNG MAY NAGSUMBONG NA KAY TULFO. CURIOUS LANG PO AKO.

Anonymous said...

kahapon tinawagan din ako ng homesonic hinahanap yung may ari ng phone landline nanalo daw sa PLDT electronic raffle, buti nalang wala ang mom ko ako ang kinausap. Hanggang 4pm lang daw ang claim kasi nasa booth lang sila sa Starmall Shaw mandaluyong. I entertain ko naman pero alam ko na scam sila kunwari kinuha ko ang claim code. hehehe tapos sabi ko sige pupuntahan ko. tapos sinabi nya alam nio naba sir kung saan kukunin, sabi ko sa starmall, tapos sabi nia sa groundfloor malabit sa Bench na store. Halata nia na hindi ako interesado kaya yun nga sinabi nia hangang 4pm lang daw. noon paman hindi ako naniniwala sa mga yan at sinabihan ko na ang mom ko na wag maniwala dyan, tyaka ala rin akong credit card kahit gusto gusto kong kumuha at kahit afford ko naman. siguro kung pumunta man ako ala naman silang makukuha sakin dahil ala naman akong credit card. pati yung mga text na scam na paloadan at nanalo daw tawagan ang atty. diko nalang pinapansin. Ingat nalang po tayo nabasa ko na sinara na ng dti yan eto ang link http://dtincr.ph/news.php?id=1 diko alam kung bakit nag ooperate pa sila, siguro bigla silang nawawala kasi nga booth nalang sila. ingat nalang po tayo mga kababayan.

Anonymous said...

well today pupunta ako sa starmall home sonic to get my free reward.. Ask ko naman sila kung may babayaran ako d2 wala naman daw free daw un.. Sabi ko wala ako credit card wala ako pera ma afford kung babayaran ko ung item sabi nila freedaw un gagatastusin ko lang pamasahe ko.. well I think it will be a good deal.. Kunin ko lang ung free items at alis na ako...

Anonymous said...

my 80 year old mom was victimized by this scam and bought 7 items worth 47k. this includes the massage chair.

Anonymous said...

sa mga taga DAVAO city beware kayo nasa lachmi sanpedro st. po ito sila, madalas nila linoloko yun mga matatanda na.

Anonymous said...

FROM DAVAO CITY: I went to visit their store HILTON MARKETING at the 2nd floor of Lachmi Dept.Store and talked to the @#$%&* supervisor JAKE regarding my mom's purchase worth 50k....gagong bading yun pa-hawak-hawak pa sa balikat ko gusto pang mag-beso...gago sya buti kung kilala ko sya eh, ginantso na nga nya ang nanay ko! I wanted to complain with DTI bec.I learned dami na nilang pending cases dun...the sad thing is that my mom would not like to pursue the complaint kasi ayaw nya ng gulo....kainis talaga yang mga gagong yan!

lou said...

My poor father was just victimized in Metropolis StarMall. We tried to return the items today and asked them to call citibank and cancel the charge or refund us coz may stamp naman sila sa receipt ng 7 days money back guarantee daw. They asked us to file complaint and reason for return of items to be sent to their customer service sa main office at sa monday pa daw yun open. Ang nilagay namin reason ay akala ng father ko installment yun pero straight charge pala at wala sa tamang pag iisip ang father ko to make proper judgement or decision to purchase at na lure sya. Hindi pa namin sinabi na alam naming scam sila, pag di namin ma reimburse yun chaka namin sasabihin. Ask ko lang kung may nagtagumpay ba dito na nareclaim ang money nyo?

Anonymous said...

tanong ko lng.. anong ngyari dun s mga taong ngsumbong s media(tulfo,embistigador ect.) before. kc tagal tagal na ng mga complain dito. pero yun business nila, hanggang ngaun patuloy prin.. at ang dami dami paring n bibiktima..

Anonymous said...

It seems nothing happened after all these years. I've got a call today where a certain "Kate" told my mom that we have a free gift item to claim in Homesonic Starmall. I told my mom it's just a hoax.. Obviously just a lame scam that people do.

Anonymous said...

How to open  a hushmail acct:

Go to
www.hushmail.com
follow user friendly instructions to open a new free account.
choose an anonymous acct name like g73j@hushmail.com.
You will be asked to choose a passphrase. That shud be something any few words you can always remember like

My first dogs name was Pluto!

That's all there is to it. Then U send a mail to any other hushmail account
and from then on, all communications are encrypted.

Gramps said...

Homesonic -Starmall 725-7335 -Edsa- Scam

I am adding my complaint about their unethical tactics to the hundreds, possibly thousands of similar stories already on file on the internet and the Department of Trade & Industry.

It is amazing to me that with so many complaints every day (and not one satisfied customer!) this
outfit is still in business ---apparently pulling the same crooked stunts several times every day, preying on vulnerable widows, grandmothers, pregnant women, and elderly people.

My Story is the same as everybody else's.

I was on my way to pick up my laundry on the aternoon of 8 Dec 2012 when a lady approached me outside the Homesonic Store in Starmall and said “We are having an anniversary giveaway so come in and get a free gift.”
I said “No I don't need anything” We are in a small hotel room ; leaving Manila on a plane in a few days and have absolutely no use for this stuff . We can't possibly carry it with us -- free or otherwise. I will want storage charges and delivery handling charges if I have to bring it back.” The delivery girls paid no attention and left my “ winnings.”

At this point I looked at the “sales contract” and realized I had signed it. In my euphoria over my big winnings, I had also signed a visa credit card slip which I later learned was for 49,900 pesos.

As it was late in the day, I waited till the first thing next morning. Then I called the store asking to return everything, cancel any credit card charges & and get back my cash money under the “7 Day money back guarantee” clearly stamped on my “sales contract.”

The supervisor who would not identify himself said “ You used the stuff and so no return is possible.”

I told him everything was in the original boxes, seals not broken, except for the massage chair which the girls had unpacked and which we never used or even sat in. I said “please pick up everything immediately.” This supervisor and later ones who called that day insisted “we will only take back merchandise in unopened boxes and only if you agree to pay us half the money, i.e. 25,000 + 7,000 as our service charge.” I said “No way” Then I cancelled their credit card charge on the internet.

After this the next day I received frantic calls from Homesonic demanding 32,000 pesos cash and their goods back.

My husband said to the caller “ we will deliver everything back today if you refund our 7000 pesos cash” The unidentified supervisor said “bring it in and maybe we will give you a check.”

My husband said “Yesterday we saw hundreds of complaints about Homesonic's similar SCAMS on the internet and SO we don't trust your checks. Will you give us cash OR NOT?” The answer was , “No you still owe us 32,000P charges even if we take back anything.

At this point I called the Filipino Dept of Trade to make a complaint, but as the procedures there involved personal visits, forms, and so many complications that I decided it was easier to lose the 8000 pesos.

And that pretty much is the whole story.
19 Dec. 2012
Tara Torry

Gem said...

So today, the same thing happened. Glad to have the ehappy.tv card for free without paying a single cent. Atleast that's what they promised over the phone. Then they had me draw an envelope for which they said it was the grand prize I got. They then presented me tons of appliances/beauty kits/cooking sets for which you'll really drool on. But you can't get none of this unless you paid 56kphp or atleast make a downpayment of 20k.

I had to decline. I've seen many loopholes here. I was told I can make a downpayment of 10k and then come back when I'm ready to pay in full. Only then I can get my items. LOL. What if by the time Im ready to get my stuff, they're nowhere to find!

Also, I asked them, why not do your business over the internet. They said they're an advertising company. But they dont utilize the internet for their marketing strategy. Its insane, really. The woman there said "It only builds up competitors so we deal with them directly. Besides, this money is supposed to be the budget for paying popular people market our products on tv but we've decided we give it out as prizes to real consumers instead."

Lol, honey.. I'm smarter than you think.

Carlos PFA said...

It's a scam. I hope you're a homesonic employee or a scammer yourself. Otherwise, you're the one who deserves pity.

Anonymous said...

naloko rin ako nyan noong nakaraan arw lang.may 20.2013.wala akung dala cash money.ang nasa wallet ko dollar.pati un kinuha nila.for diposet daw.nakakainis talaga gusto p nyang samahan ako s banko para mag wedraw buti nalang sirado na kc alas cuatro na ng hapon.kahit anung mayrun ako gusto kuhanin nila.buti nlang nagalit ung asawa ko kinancil nya lahat ng transaction.tapos nagalit pa kung anu pa ung pinag sasabi.saka ung reaction ng mukha.ang kapal talaga cla pa ung my gana magalit. dapat dyan ipa imbestigador natin kc kawawa nmn ung iba maloloko nila.

Anonymous said...

ask q lng dn po background ng homesonic na 2,.kc nag apply po aq d2 aq nlagay at orientation na namin sa monday nabsa q po ang mga comment nyo prang d q na itu2luy bka madamay pa aq d2..kya pla nagtaka aq hire na agd kc ganun pla un..tnx po.auko ng pasukan 2.

Anonymous said...

ask ko lang po saan matatagpuan ang home sonic na yan..post kau agad

Anonymous said...

hey siguro kami pinakalatest victim ngayon lang Oct 22, 2013 -___- ugh kasi my mom got a phone call that she won a prize to be claimed sa homesonic at first ayaw namin pumunta but were so curious talaga na bakit saan nila nakuha ang tel namin so we went -__- btw sa Metrotown Mall Tarlac nangyare ito


nung pumunta nga kami WOW ang friendly ng people there they entertained us and they let my mom sit on this Kiyoshi chair massager thingy and may foot massager pa .. then nagpakita sila ng different products na pwede namin bilhin na medyo mabigat sa bulsa and we cant afford .. at first talaga may duda nako so nanahimik ako .. then after all the sales talk blablabla they asked a survey tungkol sa may natutunan ba kami sa pagsasalestalk kung talagang nakinig kami then yea we answered some questions and presto ! may pinapabunot silang cards yun and i was the one who made bunt and i got 2000 worth na gift card .. at first all of them were happy kasi nga yun nakabunot kami ng ganun kalaking certificate and what shocked me the most is makukuha nmn yung massager and yung chair massager thingy then shock kami ng mom ko syempre di naman namin expect na ganun at may pinagtatanung pa sila kung anu if globe user kami ? pldt daw ba gamit namin and anung bank .. and they let ut my mom's card na may logo ng visa and 3 points daw nakuha namin and we got this rice cooker thingy ..
yun like the other victims we have to buy one of their products and my mom chose yung cooker thingy worth 60000 pero since we got 2k idededuct yun so 58k nalang and my mom paid na pero at first ayaw nya .. ugh ! then kadating namin sa bahay di ako mapakali kasi we cant feel na we won and then i checked about their company and presto NGANGA ako sa nabasa ko na andami na palang victims .. i hope they will put a stp to this kasi its not good .. we accepted them in GOOD FAITH and yet this is what theyre going to repay us ?! sana naman mapasara na yang mga stores na ganyan !!! asa mall pa man din TSH !!

Anonymous said...

tssk :-( sa homesonic kame pinadala ng agency namen and nakapasa kame sa interview ,nakapagpasa na din kame halos lahat ng req. puro original paman dn pero kulang pa daw ng summary ng medical kaya di pa kme pinag orient ng kaibgan ko ,haay tapos ngaun malalaman qng scam ln un . Grabe ! ndi na lang ako tutuloy pero pwede pa kayang mabawi ung mga req. n pnasa q ?sayang din kc ung gastos lalo na ung hrap ng pagkuha nun .

s tingen nio po makukuha ko p un?thanks

Anonymous said...

Manloloko po ang homesonic,sakin din po mismo nangyari ang ginawa po nilang pang blockmel, mudos po tlga yang home sonic. Angel ang pangalan ng manager nla. But he is a gay. Starmall

Anonymous said...

Tnx mapangurirat , sana tlga maimbestigador po ang home sonic dahil isa din po ako nabiktima.antayin po nmin sanapanood nmin s imbestigasor.

sol of Diamond qc said...

salamat sa blog na ito at nakapulot ako ng mga information about homesonic.kanina lng kasi my tumawag sa akin fr utama corporation daw at tulad ng mga nabasa kong experiences iisa lng un strategy nila..mabuti na lng naisipan ko kaagad na isearch muna itong homesonic kun existed nga....kasi kung hindi baka nasa starmall edsa na ako tom para iclaim nga un gift item na sinabi skin ng caller knina.....nakakaengganyo talaga mga pananalita .....mabuti na rin at hightech na talaga ngayon/isang click mo lng sa google well informed ka na.ingat po sa lahaat...

Anonymous said...

I understand their marketing strategy!
Ung mga taong nagrereklamo ay un ung Hindi kayang bumili! Kaya sila nagagalit Kasi nagustohan nila ung offer Peru di nila kayang bayaran!!! Ang gift coupon ay pweding e cancel! Hindi sila pinipilit Kung ayaw nila! Mga BOBO Lang kasing mga trouble customer nayan!

Anonymous said...

yah, a marketing strategy. a FALSE MARKETING STRATEGY. misleading people. It is a scam.

Anonymous said...

Kakatawag lang sakin Kanina nyan. So I search muna and boom!!!! Scam pala. Wahahaha muntik na ko mapasugod sa stamall Kanina lol.

rod tik said...

BABALA: ito pong kompanyang HOME SONIC, HILTON MARKETING, ARYSTA MARKETING, GREENTOP MARKETING, MICHIKAWA I HOME ENTERPRISE, UNIVOX ENTERPRISE AY IISA LANG ANG MAYARI, ANG KASO ILLIGAL RECRUITMENT dahil lahat ng nirerecruit nila ay mga inucenteng tao undergraduate mga probinsyano, mga taong kulang sa kaalaman, tinitraining nila ito para matuto sa mga maling gawain nila. pinapaniwala o binibilog ng kompanyang ito ang mga ulo ng mga taong ito na hindi panloloko ang kanilang ginagawa dahil may mga permit naman ang mga ito. sinasamantala ng kompanyang ito ang mga empleyado na kung saan sa mga trainee 250 pesos lang ang araw nila maasign ka man sa prob. o manila 5months trainee na 250 lang ang sahod, walang hulog o walang beifits sss o kahit anung benefits from the government, after 5mongths paghindi agad natututo tinatangal na nila so nangagamit lang sila ng mga tao. please help to stop frouding inucent poeple...

Anonymous said...

Bkit sa mga nbsa ko po dito dmi nagrereklamo at dami nrin lumapit sa DTI.. Nagstart nga commen dito july 2009 pero until now ngooperate prin yan HOMESONIC n yan at patuloy parin nambibiktima.. Same style.. Kanina lang natawagan nila ako.. At sad to say nabiktima nila ako.. Nakakalungkot lang isipin na napakatagal na nila ginagawa ang ganito... Napaka dami ng nagrereklamo but still.. They still operating :(