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Tips On Choosing A Health Club/Your Cancellation Rights

Sample Health Club Contract & How To Modify

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Consumer Tips On Choosing A Health Club/Your Rights

Prepaid Entertainment Contracts Act (Ohio)

  • Protects consumers who pay in advance for the services of health spas, dance studios, diet
       centers, dating agencies or martial arts schools.  
  • Gives consumers three days after their first services are available to cancel their contracts.
  • Sets a three-year limit for the length of these contracts.

Consumer Sales Practices Act (Ohio)

  • Protects consumers from unfair, deceptive or unconscionable acts or practices in connection
        with the purchase or solicitation for a purchase that would be used for the home or personal
  • Makes it illegal for sellers to misrepresent the nature of their business, products or services,
       the price of their goods or the terms of a transaction.
  • Prohibits sellers from taking advantage of a consumer’s illiteracy, mental or physical disability, or
       inability to understand the terms of a sale.
  • Prohibits sellers from selling a product or service to a consumer they know cannot afford or
       substantially benefit from the purchase.
  • Requires sellers to honor guarantees, warranties and rain checks.
  • Protects consumers from deceptive advertising and other types of fraud.

Health Clubs (BBB)
General tips on selecting, joining and canceling your health club membership.

Picking The Perfect Gym 
Watch out! The time in which you can cancel the contract is different in every state!

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Where To Complain

Consumer Complaints Against Businesses (Ohio)

Where To File A Complaint (Ohio)
Choose issue in drop box and they'll direct you to the right agency. Pertains to issues relating to banking, charities, credit cards, incorporations, insurance, landlord tenant and utilities.

Search Complaints Against Companies (Ohio Attorney General)

Search For Unfair, Deceptive or Unconscionable Acts Done by Ohio Businesses, Stores, Landlords, Etc (Attorney General)
Ignore all fields but their subject box, and choose a subject your issue relates to. Then click "SUBMIT" to Search records for similar violations done by that business or by any other business. And if the violation is something that has been previously addressed in an administrative rule or by any Ohio court, you may be able to recover three times the amount of actual damages or $200, whichever is greater. Topics include everything from Aeronautics to False Advertising to Food to Travel! Too Many Hits? Use your back button and narrow your results by also selecting a topic from the CATEGORY box.

The Federal Trade Commission 
For False Advertising Claims.

Find Your Local Newspaper, Magazine, Radio & TV Stations
Give them a little bad press and you're bargaining power increases tremendously. Select Ohio, and then click on your county or city for the proper media to report to. (DC Not Included).

Find The AARP In Ohio
The AARP offers legal advocacy for seniors and may also have state specific consumer brochures which are available to everyone.

National Help Orgs For A Variety Of Consumer Problems

The Elderly, Environment, Families, Fraud, Health & Safety, Insurance The Handicapped, Medical Problems, Telemarketing and more.

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