June 11, 2012
Jenny Craig consumer complaints – Add your below or read what others are saying.
Have you joined Jenny Craig for weight loss or diet counseling?
What was your experience like? Good or bad, please share below.
Have you ever requested a refund from Jenny Craig? Did you receive it, or did you get a runaround?
Remember to research every weight loss or diet plan thoroughly before committing.
Read what others say, and share your comments about this and other plans so others may benefit from your experience (and mistakes!)
Here are a few of the Jenny Craig weight loss consumer complaints we’ve received:
Cynthia W. wrote:
Jenny Craig is the single most dishonest, unprofessional and corrupt place I have ever been.
I joined the Thursday before Memorial Day Weekend, intending to come back the next week to buy food (so I could get rid of what I still had at home). After several hard core attempts to get me to buy the food that day, I did. The next day I had a shocking death in my family, and knew the next few months would be hard, so I called and asked for a refund of the $149 I had spent on food.
That was FIVE MONTHS AGO. To date, I have not received a refund. I have called 20 times, always get the run around. DO NOT GO TO THE SAUGUS MA STORE, LISA THE MANAGER IS THE MANAGER. AWFUL PEOPLE. AWFUL ORGANIZATION.
vb Night wrote:
JENNY CRAIG is a SCAM…..The cost to join is way to high and the food is not that great.
After two days on the food I was bloated, nauseated and vomiting. I also had severe gas, by the way was not explained to me by my advisor. All those girl that worked there look sick and unhealthy. Please advise you friend not to join JENNY.
Also I cancelled in three days and was not given my full refund they scam me out of 100 dollars. I hate the day I went into JENNY. All those center need to close…….I dont think any of them know anything about food and nutrition.
Please pass it along, no one else need to give JENNY another penny of there hard working money. JENNY is crazy. And her soup are nasty. When you see a Jenny Craig RUN do not walk.
I maintained my weight loss for 1 year after I hit my goal. The policy is you will receive 1/2 of your enrollment fee back but… here it is 4 months later and I haven’t received a penny…
I have called 4 times and there is always an excuse, the paper work wasn’t done right and had to be resubmitted??? I am tired of having to call and ask, but… they sure are happy taking our money but… they obviously don’t stand by their policy!!!!!!
after the birth of our son and watching valerie bertinelli on oprah my wife and i decided that it was a good idea for her to join jenny craig. BIG MISTAKE the food is about $200 a week and the so called personal advisor could care less about you. because she was out of work the $200 a week was hard for us they talked her in signing up for a year a 1 week of food this cost $600
i wish i was there during the sign up process but i had to work, well she stopped going and we have not heard anything from our local PATCHOGUE JENNY CRAIG OFFICE here in LONG ISLAND NEW YORK It just goes to show that they dont truly care about your weight loss success only your money and once they have your money its on to the next sucker i would advise not to go to JENNY CRAIG EVER.
ARE YOU FAMILIAR WITH THE JENNY CRAIG WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM? PLEASE SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE – GOOD OR BAD – BELOW.
June 11, 2012
Weight Watchers Online Consumer Complaints – Add yours below or read what others are saying.
Are you familiar with the Weight Watchers Online? Please share your experience – good or bad – with a comment below.
Before you sign up for any diet, weight loss or similar program, always do your due diligence and see what others are saying.
Also, be very careful about paying upfront for any program, products or service.
Whenever possible, pay with a major credit card so that you can use their dispute resolution department if you don’t receive promised services or products.
Here’re some of the consumer complaints we’ve received about Weight Watchers Online. Please share your experience below.
Gail Marshall wrote:
WW online is a SORRY SERVICE! On May 17th, I signed for 3 month of the site for $65. After just 6 days, I was getting tired of trying to remember every bite of food I ate and entering that in the journal each day. Besides that, it is just too much food to eat if you want to lose 10 lbs. I sent a cancellation request on May 23rd and found out today they are planning to give me $16.95 refund….. This is really poor service. Our country is trying to recover from a recession and WW online are deceiving customers by taking their money! Believe me, this is not over yet….. My money is just as important as their money.
I did the free 7 day etool online which expired yesterday. I had copied and pasted how to cancel the trial and put it in my outlook calendar so I knew when to cancel it. When I went through the steps, it didn’t give you an option to cancel the trial, it just states to cancel a one month or three month subscription. I chose the least time (one month) and then to my surprise, it said they had issued a refund of $16.10 to my credit card.
I knew that meant that they had charged me for a subscription so today I called the 1-800 number and the representative adv’d my card had been charged $64. and change. I told her I only was doing the 7 day free trial but couldn’t find an option to cancel the trial. She said no problem and issued a credit for $48.00 and change so that with the $16.10, cleared off the charge to my card.
DO NOT SIGN UP FOR WEIGHT WATCHERS ONLINE! BUYER BEWARE!
This company sells you a free membership and 3 months of online use for 57.00 – what they never tell you is that the site is lame – they give you an overflow of basic information and once you figure that out and try to cancel after a week or 2 they take all of your money! They charge you the sign up fee and then inflate the monthly membership.
They are so terrible, so terrible for lying and tricking people who want to loose weight! I am never going to look at that company the same. The diet does work, it is a good product but how they lie to you and steal from you in regards to the online site.. is outrages and should be against the law!
Yes! Weight Watcher provides false advertising and using deceptive advertising on their website bait-n-switch! all I know is I wanted to try it for 7 days. It was very confusing to me and finding numbers on everything I ate. on 02/04 I tried the program under the impression that I was trying it for 7 days. they charge my card $53.85. I tried the program for 3 days and I did not like it. I went to the online portal to cancel my order on 02/09. The system stated that I would only get a refund for $5.95.
I called the 1-800 number and the operator stated that I was not on the 7 day plan and that I will only get $5.95. I explain to them that I am not interested in the service and that want to cancel it today and not use it for another month. As of this date, I have not received my refund and they have not cancelled my order. All I have been getting is emails from the cancellation department with a bunch of excuses.
ARE YOU FAMILIAR WITH WEIGHT WATCHERS OR WEIGHT WATCHERS ONLINE? PLEASE SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE BELOW.
March 30, 2012
LA WEIGHT LOSS is one of the most infamous and maligned brands we’ve discussed on UnhappyFranchisee.com.
Thousands of customers lost millions of dollars from LA Weight Loss and spin-off Pure Weight Loss entities over the years.
Resentments linger over the fact that LA Weight Loss used hard-sell techniques to induce its members to prepay hundreds, and often thousands, of dollars… then closed the centers and never provided the paid-for services and products and never paid refunds.
They simply kept the money.
Despite allegations that LA Weight Loss is now owned by a different company, the resentments and complaints continue.
Here are some we’ve received in the past year about LA Weight Loss:
“Unbelievable!!! These jokers are opening back up after all of the money they scammed me and many others out of. I got stuck buying pre-products that I never finished using and almost $2000 in debt that was never paid back!!! Aaargh!!!
Well since they have money now to re-open… can I get my money back now???”
“My complaint comes with, as other have shared, the PRE PURCHASE of products. You kind of did feel that ur arm was twisted to buy in bulk in advance to receive the MINI discount. Then , for them to ‘close shop, lock doors and run away in the cloak of darkness without warning has MADE ME VOW>>>>>>>>>> “NEVER TO PRE PAY, BUY, or purchase anything like that again.”
“Yes, I was a member, and I was scammed out of $1200.00 worth of pre-paid product. I am furious. Please refund me my money.”
“I was going to join LA Weight Loss back about 5 years ago…and they scammed me…I had 10 days to whether or not if I wanted to join…But going over the cost of this program, I decided to give them my letter on the 9th day to let them know I was not joining. But things went from bad to worse. They charged me over $800.00 for what….I didn’t join anything….And so they sent it to credit collection (GEMONEY) to get their money…and I wasn’t paying anything cause I did not join. And now to date…this hurts my credit standing…so thanks to LA Weight Loss Centre. I would not think of joining a weight loss centre or group.”
Kathy Kline wrote:
“Yes, I lost a bunch of money and lites, too. Why can’t the legal system do anything about this type of scam? It is just so easy for the crooks to do the same thing over and over and never get caught. I think there has to be a way to stop this.”
“My mother and I both became members of L.A. Weight Loss/Pure Weight Loss and were pursuaded to pay for the entire program up front in July 2007 to the tune of about $1,820.00. Then, they closed their doors in January 2008… BUYERS BEWARE, DO NOT TRUST THIS COMPANY AND DAMN SURE DON’T PAY FOR ANYTHING UP FRONT OR PROVIDE CREDIT CARD INFORMATION SO THEY CAN CHARGE IT ON A MONTHLY BASIS!!!”
Elizabeth Dean wrote:
“LA weight loss is a ripoff, I paid 3,000 dollars for LA Lites and the program and they closed the store down. They had signs up to go to another store in Murfreesboro Tennessee. I went there every month to pick up my bars and they had went out of business. They should be made to give everybody their money back.”
P. McGinniss wrote:
“LA Weight Loss closed without notice in Saskatoon They owe me product for a few hundred dollars and I was on track for my re-bate. It’s bad enough when you are overweight and are working hard at losing and then some asshole company takes your money and does not care. How do I get my money or product, does anyone know?”
ARE YOU OR HAVE YOU BEEN A MEMBER OF LA WEIGHT LOSS? HOW WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE? SHARE A COMMENT BELOW.
June 2, 2011
LA Weight Loss is back in full expansion mode… and not a moment too soon!
LA Weight Loss: Life has been dull since you closed weight loss centers from coast to coast, leaving angry customers without the services and products they prepaid paid you hundreds and thousands of dollars for.
LA Weight Loss: We’ve miss the stories consumer action news reports of ripped-off consumers. We’ve missed the undercover exposes by national news shows on your evil sales practices (First they cry… then they buy!)! We’ve especially missed the investigations and lawsuits from state Attorney Generals for your deceptive trade practices.
LA Weight Loss, why did you stay away so long? After all these years of raking in huge profits with few consequences other than slaps on the wrist, you should know that nothing will stop you from lightening wallets and bank balances with impunity!
LA Weight Loss, your fans at UnhappyFranchisee.com just want to say Welcome Back… and give you a heartfelt thanks in advance for the traffic and angry comments you will surely generate for us in the years to come!
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Tip of the hat to WEIGHT LOSS COMPLAINTS for posting this press release:
“Here’s the latest press release from LA Weight Loss headquarters in
Whoresham Horsham, PA:
“HORSHAM, PA., May 26, 2011 /NewsRelease/ - The openings mark the first phase of a bricks and clicks technique to expand LA Weight Loss throughout the U.S. The organization plans to open additional centers to expand its brick and mortar offering, while continuing to grow its direct-to-consumer online channel. Plans for additional openings in the greater Philadelphia region is going to be announced later this summer.
“One from the nation’s best known brands in weight loss, LA Weight Loss, announced today the grand opening of six centers in the greater Philadelphia region. Clients will love new locations in Allentown, Pa.; Lancaster, PA; Camp Hill, Pa.; Newark, Del.; Cherry Hill, N.J.; and Turnersville, N.J.
“The openings mark the first phase of a bricks and clicks technique to expand LA Weight Loss throughout the U.S. The organization plans to open additional centers to expand its brick and mortar offering, while continuing to grow its direct-to-consumer online channel. Plans for additional openings in the greater Philadelphia region is going to be announced later this summer.
“All new facilities will offer clients LA Weight Loss’s proven rapid results program including individualized nutrition plans, one-on-one coaching along with a full line of products to aid weight loss. All Center Managers have previously served about the LA Weight Loss team and have a proven track record of helping LA Weight Loss clients reach their weight loss goals.
“Millions of individuals have looked to LA weight loss over the past 18 years to reach and maintain their goal weight,” says Marie Palumbo Vice President, Marketing of LA Weight Loss. “Opening centers in the Philadelphia area, where we’re headquartered, supplies a place where clients may come for in-person counseling, individualized plans and also the accountability they need to reach their weight-loss goals.”
“LA Weight Loss was recently purchased by private equity groups. It is well capitalized and it has an aggressive growth intend to capitalize on LA Weight Loss proven weightloss routine, starting with opening centers. Having a 60+% brand recognition, LA Weight Loss is poised for achievement.
“The Philadelphia grand opening dates, times, and locations are listed below:
- Allentown: May 9th, 2180 MacArthur Road
- Cherry Hill: May 9th, 1426 Route 70 E
- Newark: May 9th, 4557 Kirkwood Highway
- Turnersville: May 9th, 3501 Route 42
- Lancaster: June 6th, 2044 Fruitville Pike
- Camp Hill: June 6th, 3401 Hatzdale
“ABOUT LA Weight Loss
“More than 2 million people have experienced LA Weight reduction and their customized diet plans, a balanced diet, and one-on-one weight reduction counseling. For more information about LA Weight reduction, visit www. LAWeightLoss. com.”
ARE YOU FAMILIAR WITH LA WEIGHT LOSS? HAVE YOU BEEN AN LA WEIGHT LOSS CUSTOMER? EMPLOYEE? FRANCHISE OWNER? PLEASE SHARE A COMMENT BELOW.
February 12, 2009
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced last week that LA Weight Loss Centers Inc. reached a settlement to pay $275,000 in refunds to thousands of New York state customers who paid for but never received services after LA Weight Loss closed its doors in January 2008.
Read more here: LA Weight Loss to Pay Refunds to New York Members
September 9, 2008
Over at WEIGHT LOSS COMPLAINTS, Suzy reports:
Just another FYI – The Temple, TX center closed last month and the Waco, Killeen, and College Station, TX Centers are due to close on September 26th.
Thanks, Suzy It’s been added to the list of LA WEIGHT LOSS closings.
See the unofficial*, updated LA Weight Loss store closing list here: LA WEIGHT LOSS CLOSING
* LA Weight Loss chooses not to comment on store closings, past present or future
WHAT DO YOU THINK? SHARE A COMMENT BELOW.
June 14, 2008
Attention Victims of Pure Weight Loss: Don’t get mad… Get even!
DEAR VAHAN is new website where former members and employees of Pure weight loss (formerly LA Weight Loss) can write a message to be delivered to Pure Weight Loss CEO Vahan Karian (aka Vahan Karabajakian). Share your experience, feelings and opinions of Pure Weight Loss’ business tactics with Mr. Karian, state & federal officials, and the world. (You can also comment on L.A. Weight Loss)
He’s got a chunk of your money. Why not give him a piece of your mind, too? Visit DEAR VAHAN.