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Complaint Review: Don Lapre's Greatest Vitamin In The World Scam

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  • Submitted: Wed, December 21, 2005
  • Updated: Wed, January 18, 2006

  • Reported By:Idaho Idaho
Don Lapre's Greatest Vitamin In The World Scam
3030 North Central Ave, Suite 310 Phonex, Arizona U.S.A.

Don Lapre's Greatest Vitamin In The World Scam Don Lapre and his dishonest employees got me duped big time, I lost close to $3000 over this damn scam! This company needs to be shut down now and Lapre should be required to pay everyone back every penny he stole form us!! Phonex Arizona

*Consumer Comment: How some of us consumers can get back at Don Lapre

*Consumer Comment: How some of us consumers can get back at Don Lapre

*Consumer Comment: How some of us consumers can get back at Don Lapre

*Consumer Suggestion: Advice and How too ge tyour money back.

*Author of original report: BEWARE OF DON LAPRE'S UPDATED FALSE TV INFORMERCIAL THE GREATEST VITAMIN IN THE WORLD IA PROGRAM, ITS DETERMINED TO SCAM MORE PEOPLE THAN EVER. HIGLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT BUYING THIS PROGRAM, NO MATTER HOW INTICING IT SOUNDS!

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I have seen this b****rd on TV several times in the past few years and finally in middle of August of 2005 I bought his Greatest Vitamin program with the vip website for $99 + S.&H. At first I thought well since the TV advertizement sounded to clain that I wouldn't have to pay extra to have the website activated and boy was I wrong. About 3 days after i ordered this program I called customer service to find out how i can activate my greatest vitamin website and when someone answered the phone i could hear numerous cussing in the background and i thought at first maybe i might of gotten the wrong number not thinking anything of this being a potential scam. Well when i spoke with C.S., they gave me a different number i needed to call to activate my website and so then I called the number to have the website activated the very unexpected happened, this crook starts asking me all these questions like what do you do for a living or what do you want from this business which was unnessesary for getting the website address & activated. Well then this crook teels me of a $295 activation fee and i was thinking, WHAT!!!, and then he plays this audio tape of Don Lapre(biggest liar of them all) talking about a half of dozen of different targeted traffic programs packages for outragous prices and somehow that marketing sounded legitamite but I told them I could only afford so much not knowing what i was getting myself into. so i told the crook I would call them tommorrow to give me time to think about it so then I called the next day to get my website up and running, I ended up getting coned by one of Dons crooked workers to by the 6000/year targeted visitors package for $1600(lower from the $2195 previous offer he made earlier) since I was thinking well since they were targeted visitors, I should be able to make the amount of money i put in in no time and boy I was wrong. After I got off the phone with the crook and got my website address, later that evening I got online and checked out the website and it was up and running just fine. the next morning I checked my Greatest Vitamin and I had already had a sale with only about 6 or so hits and I was exited with getting 1 sale within only a few visitors. I ckecked it again and again daily and I was getting a few hits every day but NO SALES. After about a week I finally got another sale after about over 200 visitors.

A week after i got my website, I got a voicemail message for a guy from Gurranteed Traffic named James wanting to talk to me about getting a domain website set up and so around 6 that evening I tried calling James direct to get the domain name set up and I get some other crooked bast**d saying james is not in right now and the guy told me to call the GT tech department to get a domain name and so i called them and some dip answers and asks for my name & number to call me back and I waited and about 45 minutes later i got a call, thinking it was the guy to get my domain website set up, from a different as**ole named Shawn Tompson and I asked to get my domain set up and for about 5 minutes we found a domain name i liked that was avalable but then he says I need to call the tech department and I was thinking,what! and then for about 30 minutes he markets another fake platenum package including the $100 bonus checks for independant advertizer signups, $500 bonus checks for everytime 20 people order the vitamin from that IA signup,an opportunity to get paid both the $1000 up front and the $200 for the liftime revenue, and some deal that attemts to capture the website visitors email address( which they never put on the main Greatest Vitamin site!!), and offered to upgrade me up to 12000 visitors/year with the purchase. When this a**hole played the audio of Don Lapre talking about these fake packages, at first this was offered for $4500 and then later in the tape the price was reduced to $2495 for the platenum plus package. After the tape stopped I told the ahole I couldn't afford that and then he asks me how much could I afford and I told him around 400 dollars and then he told me he would see what he could give me for the $400 and so I told him I would call his voicemail the next day at 12:30 and the next day comes, I call this dips voicemail to call me back and he does and we talked for about 15 minutes and suprizingly he said since I kept my word about calling him back he gave me this platenum plus package and upgrade my targeted visitors to 12000 for $500 and I said okay, I need to go to the bank and deposit some money into my checking account before he can debit the $500.

About 1 month later, in middle of Sept, I get a call from another one of Lapre's crooked employees offering me the Senior Independant Advertiser Program to where they were claiming I could get an army of independant advertizers beneath me and get paid $50 for every time I get a independant advertiser and also claiming I would get paid $10 for every vitamin sale they would get. This crook played a Lapres audio describing this program and at first it was being offered normally for $2495 but the price was then lowered to $1195 for this package and then the fake audio tape then offered a package for $495 for the same package exept claiming I would get paid $35 for the IA signups and $5/vitamin sale. Well after this f*****g a**hole pratically twisted my arm by lying to me that I wouln't have to wait for 20 people to buy the vitamin from the website to get paid and that I would get paid every week for everything I earned. I told him Ican't afford $495 and then he coned me into getting it for $300 and then claiming the rest Don would pay for and it would be subtracted from the first check I earned. Well then I went and ran about somewhere between $250 - $300 worth of
Greatest Vitamin TV shows in about a months time before I quit and up to date I had only 1 IA sale and 3 others added because I didn't get any IA sales from the other shows, well up to date My Greatest Vitamin account is showing these people havent had any sales!!, Which I think they probably did but I didn't get credit for it because a**hole Don's Company got control of the sales when we aren't allowed to track them ourselves.

Well now heres where I found out I been lied to about getting paid for the vitamin sales from my website when I was told I didn't have to wait for 20 people to buy and at the time I had 7 vitamin sales so I was expecting a check for around $400 In A week or 2 after I became a senior independant advertizer well 2 weeks have passed and NO CHECK!!!!, so I called this same crook directly, the one that lied to me, and then I asked him when my check was coming, and he asked me if I got 20 people to buy the vitamin and I told him I thought since I was a senior IA I wouldn't have to wait, well the a**hole tells me I still have to wait for 20 people but he tells me now I only get paid weekly for the sales for the senior IA sales. well then I got off the phone a bit pissed off about it.

Well now as time went on I have been becoming more and more sucpicious and pissed off at this f*****g company and Don Lapre because as of now (12-20-05) My Greatest Vitamin account is showing I had 8860 hits to my website but I am also showing I only got 7 vitamin clients and only 1 client bought 2 bottles, NO Greatest weight loss pill sales, NO independant advertiser signups, and NO natural cures book sales!!! I havent had any sales whatsoever since 9/17/05 and for at least a month I have really been getting sucpicious that the b****rds of Greatest Vitamin are controling & stealing my actual sales by fumbling with the affiliate codes inside the website to where I don't get credit for the sales i make and I believe the sales my website is showing were put on by the crooks they took from other IAs. I truly believe with all the visitors I had I have had to of had sales and I am positive I have had Independant advertiser signups from my website but I aint getting credit for them. I have finally got so sick and tired of seeing my f*****g Greatest Vitamin account unchanged for 3 f*****g months!!!!!!!! Just last sunday,I went to my aol search engine and typed up The greatest vitamin scam and holy crap there was over 920 hits relating to this and I checked out about a half a dozen of the link and sure enough that proved to me that Don Lapre and all his staff are a bunch of f*****g liars and how they have screwed hundreds of people over 1000's of dollars making many including me poor instead of us making a profit like we were suppost to of. While I was on the aol search results, I found this awsome site and thats where I knew for sure I have been severly duped by a f*****g a**hole named Don Lapre and his false TV advertisments where now I also believed the people on the informercial claimed to of make 100 dollars or 500 dollars an hour were paid to lie on the informercial so Don can steal megabucks from hundreds of people!

Now I wish the heck I would of known about this site long before I got duped by Don Lapre and his damn smooth talking staff thats trained to severly screw people over by lying to them by offering false programs that nobody profits from! Don Lapre deserves to be locked up in prison for a long time and I hope his fake company gets shut down permanently and he needs to be required to pay everyone back that he's screwed over every penny that was taken from us plus an extra 20% for our suffering the loss of our hard earned dollars! I agree with everyone that complained here, DON LAPRE IS THE BIGGEST LIAR!

Let me know if his company ever gets shut and if by some miracle the FTC or the Goverment makes him refund everyone, let me know how I can get it. At least now that I know about this site, I feel better that I am not the only one that got duped.

Brandonn
., Idaho
U.S.A.

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This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 12/21/2005 01:52 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Don-Lapres-Greatest-Vitamin-In-The-World-Scam/Phonex-Arizona-85012/Don-Lapres-Greatest-Vitamin-In-The-World-Scam-Don-Lapre-and-his-dishonest-employees-got-m-168801. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Consumer Comment

How some of us consumers can get back at Don Lapre

AUTHOR: Jay - (U.S.A.)

Ok, so we all know Don Lapre has made his fortune on gullable consumers like us. We see the late night ad for these wonderful gifts of fortune he bestows upon us. Only to find out the majority of us will only find ourselves with less money in our wallet then we started with, and angry!

So here's my idea to the whole "Greatest Vitamine In The World", "get back at Don Lapre" idea. I may have missed something and my idea may be way off, but it's worth putting it out here.

We know we'd get paid $1000 for every 20 bottles sold. At least from what I saw on one site the price per bottle is 2 payments of 39.95 plus 8.65 in shipping for a total of $88.55 per bottle. Now he's got to make profit for just sitting on his butt right? So On 20 bottles He makes $771, you make $1000. Here's the fun part.
According to the TV program and site, if you sell 100 bottles in 1 month he has to pay you $1000 per 20 bottles, but for being such a good sales person he'll give you a $5k bonus - that totals $10,000. Now if you figure it out - 100 bottles in sales only totals $8,888 - - he just LOST $1,112........ of course that's if my info and calculations are correct.
Almost there......
He banks on knowing that a large percent of people trying to sell 20 bottles in 1 month never will - pure profit for him! He also knows that there is even less of a chance someone will sell 100 bottles in a month. If a few do here and there he loses $1,112, but he's making piles from all the other suckers who never reach that so it's pocket change.

What if I had 10K to "Invest" in his program. I'd get 100 people I know to place orders - I'd give them each the 88.55 they just spent. Of course I just spent $8,888, but by the end of the month I'm going to be $1,112 richer. Do this each month, make an additional $1,112, and every time you do, then it's a LOSS to him!!!!

Again, I could be way off here if my info is wrong, but in theory if my numbers are correct it's a sure way for someone with 10K to invest to 1. make money, and 2. get back at Lapre.
Do this for 9 months and YOU have just made 10K!

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#2 Consumer Comment

How some of us consumers can get back at Don Lapre

AUTHOR: Jay - (U.S.A.)

Ok, so we all know Don Lapre has made his fortune on gullable consumers like us. We see the late night ad for these wonderful gifts of fortune he bestows upon us. Only to find out the majority of us will only find ourselves with less money in our wallet then we started with, and angry!

So here's my idea to the whole "Greatest Vitamine In The World", "get back at Don Lapre" idea. I may have missed something and my idea may be way off, but it's worth putting it out here.

We know we'd get paid $1000 for every 20 bottles sold. At least from what I saw on one site the price per bottle is 2 payments of 39.95 plus 8.65 in shipping for a total of $88.55 per bottle. Now he's got to make profit for just sitting on his butt right? So On 20 bottles He makes $771, you make $1000. Here's the fun part.
According to the TV program and site, if you sell 100 bottles in 1 month he has to pay you $1000 per 20 bottles, but for being such a good sales person he'll give you a $5k bonus - that totals $10,000. Now if you figure it out - 100 bottles in sales only totals $8,888 - - he just LOST $1,112........ of course that's if my info and calculations are correct.
Almost there......
He banks on knowing that a large percent of people trying to sell 20 bottles in 1 month never will - pure profit for him! He also knows that there is even less of a chance someone will sell 100 bottles in a month. If a few do here and there he loses $1,112, but he's making piles from all the other suckers who never reach that so it's pocket change.

What if I had 10K to "Invest" in his program. I'd get 100 people I know to place orders - I'd give them each the 88.55 they just spent. Of course I just spent $8,888, but by the end of the month I'm going to be $1,112 richer. Do this each month, make an additional $1,112, and every time you do, then it's a LOSS to him!!!!

Again, I could be way off here if my info is wrong, but in theory if my numbers are correct it's a sure way for someone with 10K to invest to 1. make money, and 2. get back at Lapre.
Do this for 9 months and YOU have just made 10K!

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#3 Consumer Comment

How some of us consumers can get back at Don Lapre

AUTHOR: Jay - (U.S.A.)

Ok, so we all know Don Lapre has made his fortune on gullable consumers like us. We see the late night ad for these wonderful gifts of fortune he bestows upon us. Only to find out the majority of us will only find ourselves with less money in our wallet then we started with, and angry!

So here's my idea to the whole "Greatest Vitamine In The World", "get back at Don Lapre" idea. I may have missed something and my idea may be way off, but it's worth putting it out here.

We know we'd get paid $1000 for every 20 bottles sold. At least from what I saw on one site the price per bottle is 2 payments of 39.95 plus 8.65 in shipping for a total of $88.55 per bottle. Now he's got to make profit for just sitting on his butt right? So On 20 bottles He makes $771, you make $1000. Here's the fun part.
According to the TV program and site, if you sell 100 bottles in 1 month he has to pay you $1000 per 20 bottles, but for being such a good sales person he'll give you a $5k bonus - that totals $10,000. Now if you figure it out - 100 bottles in sales only totals $8,888 - - he just LOST $1,112........ of course that's if my info and calculations are correct.
Almost there......
He banks on knowing that a large percent of people trying to sell 20 bottles in 1 month never will - pure profit for him! He also knows that there is even less of a chance someone will sell 100 bottles in a month. If a few do here and there he loses $1,112, but he's making piles from all the other suckers who never reach that so it's pocket change.

What if I had 10K to "Invest" in his program. I'd get 100 people I know to place orders - I'd give them each the 88.55 they just spent. Of course I just spent $8,888, but by the end of the month I'm going to be $1,112 richer. Do this each month, make an additional $1,112, and every time you do, then it's a LOSS to him!!!!

Again, I could be way off here if my info is wrong, but in theory if my numbers are correct it's a sure way for someone with 10K to invest to 1. make money, and 2. get back at Lapre.
Do this for 9 months and YOU have just made 10K!

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Advice and How too ge tyour money back.

AUTHOR: Brannon - (U.S.A.)

Folks first of all. Any reputable company markets its producst thru wholsalers and then to the individual stores to be sold to the end user the customer. That is simple marketing. Most people who seel products outside this model tend to not make money.

How to get your money back. Call your bank and dispute the charge. Tell the bank you dont want to tell them about the problem on the phone. Ask for the form to dispute the charge to be sent to you. It can be mailed, emailed, or faxed. Fill out the form and simply state the goods where not as promised.

What you need to do is next the bank needs proof send back the items you received via united states priority mail get your self a flat rate envelope for $4.85 and place the materials in there and mail it back and save the delivery confirmation number and fill it out on the form.

Also send a note saying your returning the goods because they are not as promised.

Then save a copy of that letter. You will then have what is needed to sumbit a claim. Your bank will have to refund your money back. If you ordered the package and received nothing in the mail fill out on the form and sign it stateing no merchandise received. People with the credit card protection act you wont have to be messsed with and be victim. If you paid by cash. Well your out of luck.

But remember use a credit card your always protected against fraud. Also If you use a check you can file a complaint within 90 days. Call your bank on the procedure and follow there instructions to file a complaint.
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I wanted to update everyone that I just saw one of Don Lapre's false Greatest Vitamin in the World false TV advertisement about an hour ago before making this update and I happen to notice that this informercial is updated with more false success stories from different people than the previous version of his info. and this Company is also claiming on this info. that his company paid out over 1 million dollars to his independant advertisers and i believe with my bad experience with this terd that its a lie. I am also reporting that Don Lapre has now updated this to where for the $35 he is also promising that in addition to the false claim on his earlier TV imfo. that you will get paid $500 for every 20 people that a particular independant advertiser that is signed up underneath you (people that are signed up for the business opportunity off your website) gets to try this vitamin which is a total fraud because now ive had over 9500 hits to my website and im still showing that i have NO I.A. SIGNUPS!! Be very weary of Don's updated imformercial, it needs to be shut down IMMEDIATELY before more people than ever before falls prey to this false advertisment and ends up losing thousands of dollars to this lying b*****d like I did(read my first report for details)! After seeing this informerial, I knew right then I needed to make this report right away before more people get sucked into buying this fake program! Everyone reading this, IF YOU HAVENT BOUGHT THIS PROGRAM, DONT BUY ANYTHING FROM DON LAPRE OR YOU WILL BE SORRY YOU DID.
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