At the age of 40, Leonard found himself newly divorced and back on the dating scene. After a few rejections from younger women, Leonard became convinced that his receding hairline was to blame. Thinking that he might have more luck with the ladies if he had a full head of hair, Leonard investigated hair replacement options. Unfortunately, hair growth drugs were expensive, and between alimony payments and child support he didn't have the money to spare.
Then Leonard found an email in his inbox claiming he could buy the latest hair growth drugs for much less than what they cost at the pharmacy. Figuring he had nothing to lose except some more hair down the drain, Leonard went to the advertised Web site, ordered a six-month supply, and waited for his drugs to arrive.
He was in for a long wait. After four months had gone by and he still hadn't received his pills, Leonard finally accepted that he had been ripped off. "I feel like such a fool," Leonard said. "I've tried getting my money back, but the company is based in a foreign country, and I have no way to track them down. Their Web site isn't even up anymore! I should have checked out the site more and made sure it was a legitimate company."
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