I was illegal locked in a gym membership

Hi, Do you give free legal advice on debt. A gym tricked me and dint let me cancel my membership. I opted for only 12 week plan and only visited them about 12 times.Then without my knowledge they locked me in for 2 year membership. Now they are bothering me with collection calls. Do you legal advice on this

Asked on May 28, 2009 under Business Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

You need to take your original membership contract to a lawyer in your area who handles consumer fraud cases.  One place to look for an attorney is our website, http://attorneypages.com

Consumer protection laws vary fairly widely from one state to another, and I'm not a Pennsylvania attorney; my research doesn't suggest any strong laws in your state.  The PA attorney general's office has a consumer fraud section that will take your complaint, and which might act on it if enough people are affected.  Still, basic contract law is always available, and might give you an out, depending on all the facts.


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