I saw the commercial for Avlimil and contacted the company to receive my "free 30-day" sample. I went on the website and it offered me a chance to join its Managed Care Direct program and I checked the "no... continue with order" box and was directed to the screen which explained to me that I would be charged $4.95 for shipping & handling. I entered my credit card number and received confirmation.
A few days later I received my Avlimil & tried it. It tasted awful and made me sick to my stomach. I quit using it after 3 days.... disappointed that I had wasted $5.
About a month later, there was a charge on my credit card for $35 for a shipment of Avlimil! I was outraged! I called the company and a "customer service rep" (I use the term VERY loosely because I got anything but customer service) named Jairon told me that I had signed up for this Managed Care Program and that I was being billed for the Avlimil they had shipped to me--but I never got any more Avlimil!!! I told him that I did not agree to any more shipments and I hadn't received any more product... and that I wanted a credit on my credit card for the charge. He told me that it was clearly on the website and "just because I did not take the time to read & understand the information" that it wasn't their (Berkeley's) fault.
I told him that I wanted a refund for the $35 that I had been charged... especially since I never received anything! He said he showed they shipped something out & gave a date. I told him I NEVER RECEIVED ANYTHING!! I demanded he credit my account!! He said there was nothing he could do and that I wasn't entitled to a credit! I was livid!!
I told him that I would be contacting my attorney and asked him for the name & address of who they should contact. He quickly said "Oh, you want to write a correspondence?" I said, "Whatever it takes!" I got an address and told him to be sure that he cancelled any "program" that they had me on immediately and that I better not have any more charges on my account!
I then went to the Better Business Bureau's website and filed a complaint against them, stating everything that had happened. I received a confirmation from the BBB the next day and within about 3 days I received a report from the BBB where they had contacted Berkely and Berkeley's response was THEY WERE ISSUING A CREDIT! I laughed out loud & did a little "happy dance!!" Thank goodness for the Better Business Bureau!!
I STRONGLY urge you to contact the BBB if you have been scammed by Berkely Nutraceuticals, Berkeley Premium Nutraceuticals, or Lifekey!! I have read WAY too many reports of people being scammed and they have not done anything but contact the company and be shot down. Contact the Better Business Bureau!!
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