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Complaint Review: Melaleuca - Idaho Falls Idaho

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  • Melaleuca 3910 Yellowstone Hwy. Idaho Falls, Idaho U.S.A.

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I started buying vitamins from Melaleuca to help my daughter-in-law and son out. They were having hard times. While I was "in the program" I received several Melaleuca "Convenience Certificates". I thought it was a coupon. I called the company about this but could not get a straight answer as to what a Convenience Certificate is. I was told I have to, must, order a minimum amount each month before the deadline. One representative told me the deadline was the 15th of the month; another said it is the 25th; another said before the end. As it worked out, I had to order extra stuff to recoup the amount of the Convenience Certificate and satisfy my "product points". What? I stopped ordering things from them this past summer because their products are just too expensive. Everything was fine for two months. I then discovered they were siphoning money from my checking account. I contacted the bank to tell them those debits were unauthorized. I had to get a new debit card to keep them out of my account. My father is in hospice care in another state. He has senile dementia and prostate and bladder cancer. His checking account pays his doctor bills, medication, and housing, all of which is very expensive. My sister and I are his co-guardians and have debit cards for his account so we can buy things he needs. I bought and shipped some bar soaps from Melaleuca and had them shipped to him. What a mistake! Everything was okay for two months or so until my sister and I discovered Melaleuca was taking money from his account. I explained my father's situation but the great "health & wellness" company was unfazed. I called them several times and demanded the return of the money they took from his account. They wanted a statement from his bank, "not something you can print from the internet". I contacted his bank to tell them those were unauthorized debits. I had to get a new debit card to keep them out of the account. I called Melaleuca again to demand the return of that money and spoke to Sean and his supervisor Beth to tell them in no uncertain terms that the debited amounts are to be returned immediately. Sean said if they can't get the money from one account, the computer automatically searches for another account with your name on it. Huh? Beth said they needed a card number to charge. I told her they were not to charge another d**n thing! Just return the money. The money has yet to be returned. Greedy, heartless bxxxxxxs! Stealing from a sick old man. Shame, shame!

Manassas, Virginia

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#6 Consumer Comment

Very Abusive responses from MOM Project 'personnel'.

AUTHOR: Carrie - (United States)

POSTED: Saturday, July 31, 2021

 I'm amazed at the abusive nature of every one of the pro melaleuca people. I started researching the Mom project Because I was considering applying for a job with them. I've since learned that the Mom project misrepresent themselves. From their verbiage, ads, marketing... I thought they were a woman's organization. A viable woman's organization. I've since learned that they're not a woman's organization at all. They're actually a marketing scheme. And they are mlm.

No matter how many times they say that they aren't. I'm really glad that I read through all of these reviews because I've decided not to apply with this company and never to apply with this company. It is an MLM scheme they do abuse people whenever they have something negative to say about the company whether it's constructive or not. I noticed that all of the responses from the company are abusive, demeaning, and bullying. I've learned that this is not a woman's organization and that it's very much false advertising to say that it is. Maybe women run it, but it is not an organization that is going to help women get free. And also they're trying to force women to leave their children at home again after they've already left their jobs to stay with their children.

I know many people may come back and abuse me because of this comment but this is only my observation after having read through all of the reviews and the responses by the mom team which I was very disappointed in. Thank you very much for all of your reviews they've helped me to make up my mind. Thank God I haven't gone any further with this job application.

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#5 UPDATE EX-employee responds


AUTHOR: Ken Klocke - (USA)

POSTED: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

√≡Ultimately, ‘As I See It’ Melaleuca is an ingenious fraud/ pyramid scheme. Based on (16) years of being sucked in it – and squeezed out of it.  I’m feeling, thinking, and believing… I was outed by this cultish pyramid scheme mainly because I was a noncompliant whistleblower. Exposing Melaleuca’s true “Endless Chain Pyramid Scheme Business Model, and it’s “ScammY, Deceptive Illegal Practices”

  However, what really chaps my a*s is > Melaleuca’s repeated leveraging of our legal system by means of political force and owning it. Respectfully.  Despicable and indeed Unconscionable,.. the fairy tail/deception must end.  check it!

It’s no wonder a pyramid scheme owner can become a Billionaire… when he’s buddies with the AG’s office, the office held to protect and serve the consumer!! “Sketchy”                      Now I’m going to add Frank VanderSloots name to the same question.                                              Frank VanderSloot frivolous lawsuits                                                                                           

     √Thank god for “#Bill Ackman” ~KK    #ObamaAdministrationCabinet  




 "The truth is incontrovertibleMalice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is." - Winston Churchil 


   Updated April 16 2015 ~KK     Checkit!…                                             ≥ Powers of the President of the United States∗ >>~> Nevada law (ECSL) Ω                                NEVADA REVISED STATUTES TITLE 52. TRADE …                                                             Pyramid promotional schemes Nevada Endless chain scheme laws


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(1)The only source of knowledge is experience. ~Albert Einstein (2) The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it. ~Albert Einstein (3) “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” – Albert Einstein  


AdvancingWithUs- fairy tail stuff  Melaleuca “Not MLM deception.”   FTC    Melaleuca’s legal abuses are guerrilla warfare on constitutional rights.~KK

•√                                 It’s elementary btw googs, i love u. ~#KK:)  U da best!

‘alan pariser, ‘”Frank vandersloot’s Δ master≡$17 million dollar puppetShill”‘  and – the Billion $                           dollar hypocrisy. Toss in  (LDS) ≡ MLM (Perfect Storm) culture.    (LDS) Lies, deception & structure.     U now have a, bitter foe – “mlm/ pyramid scheme, and lds fraud”  Check it!                                   √report  fraud to here.



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Associated concepts: unconscionable bargain, unconscionable conduct,unconscionable contract.  ≡Strong-arm manipulation by means of frivolous lawsuits.                                              Where’s the peoples protection? The peoples matter?  ≡Abuse of process.                                   Dark Money Trolling.  surge in pyramid s                                                                                                                                                                                                    It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.                                        Albert Einstein


“Let me be clear ” I pray for and seek “FEDERAL PROTECTION” and full support of “The President Of The United States Of America“President Obama”. This epic matter of injustice deserves the full attention of the U.S. Government.   I’m painfully aware that “Frank VanderSloot and his band of political leaders, attorneys, cohorts, soft and dark .. Money Grabbing Trolls- “collectively” have nearly unlimited resources to crush defectors, traitors, wise-guys, and any othernoncompliant opposing forces in a playbook effort to silence free speech and justice “As it should be” while whitewashing and distorting facts, and what’s really going on. “NoRecruitNoPay™           .

And before you judge me as a overzealous delusional looney… Check it! – Frank VanderSloot and Melaleuca’s “crushing track record”  “And be mindful of likely  Sealed dockets/cases”  ∇

DISCLAIMER: Opinions expressed on this site are strictly those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, or policies of any other person, organization, group or media outlet. º  –                                                                         “It all comes down-line to FEAR Based Control.”~KK                                                                         This body of work is personally owned (IP) Ken Klocke (KK) © 2015              All Rights Reserved.



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#4 Consumer Comment

Know what you are agreeing to, put the blame where it should be.

AUTHOR: workathomemom - (United States of America)

POSTED: Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I am sorry you have had a negative experience with Melaleuca. The fault lies in whoever signed a customer agreement, because right on that agreement it is very clearly explained how much you order to get a preferred customer price (which is less expensive than all comparable brands) and the backup order in the event you don't order to keep benefits is clearly explained. YOU HAVE TO INITIAL that you understand this. Melaleuca wants no misunderstandings of this sort. So either you didn't read or someone else signed you up and forged your information including bank information. WRONG is on WHO? Customer service would be confused on the problem for sure!  We are blessed by Melaleuca #1 with amazing health and weight loss benefits, and #2 financially. Never have we found a more outstanding and upstanding value of affordable safe quality and excellent customer service. Read the paperwork and see what you agreed to. I have never heard of a BBB, AAAA+, Inc. 500 Hall of Fame Company who would "siphon"  "unauthorized" amounts from anyone's account!

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#3 Consumer Comment


AUTHOR: health/wellness guru - (United States of America)

POSTED: Sunday, July 11, 2010

I am sorry that when you signed up with Melaleuca that either you didn't understand more about the company or that the presentor didn't make sure that you understood. I am a member of Melaleuca and I did pay attention to the presentor and have had no problems with the company, my finances because of the company or the products infact the products have had a tremendous positive effect on my health.  I had been having many problems over the years with digestion, cardiovascular and skeletal and neuro-skeletal deterioration.  I took medicines prescribed by several physicians over the years and they haven't done a thing to help me and actually did more damage to me than good.  Well, Melaleuca has started changing my situation and now I am getting stronger, my digestive tract is working correctly, my cardiovascular system is again working correctly and my skeletal and neuro-skeletal system is working better than expected.  My health is dramatically changing and I have Melaleuca to thank for it and people can say all they want negatively but those of us who reap the benefits know the truth. 

People now days just want to find everything negative to complain about.  I realize that a positive attitude in life makesa big difference in health and I have had a positive attitude throughout my entire life and the 25 major surgeries I have had, the heart disease, lung disease, along with the other ailments but not only has Melaleuca started helping me get myself healthier but it is also helping me get back on my feet financially.  And, by the way, the first several stages of Melaleuca the member only gets 7 percent of what their enrollee orders up to director level then thier percentage begins to increase.

So those of you who want to keep your negative attitudes and blindness in a time in our lives when it will do nothing to help you just go ahead but remember I will reap the benefits and continue to enroll people that want to better their lives. 

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#2 Consumer Comment

Melaleauca PC "Scam"

AUTHOR: kittychik23 - (United States of America)

POSTED: Wednesday, May 19, 2010

When you sign up for Melaleuca, they usually get you to be a Preferred Customer (PC). Going by what you said, you probably did this. There are many benefits with this, but they do require you to spend a bit of money.

If you are a PC, you need to earn at least 35 points per month. This usually comes up to about $100. I know from experience that if you don't order by the end of the month, they will send you a default package (what is in it depends on what you put on your registration form) that counts up to the 35 point minimum.

Melaleuca is pretty good at returning money if you give them the products back. Maybe it's different in the US than in Canada, but I haven't heard anything like this from my family and almost all of us have tried Melaleuca.

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#1 Consumer Comment

You need to educate yourself on banking policies.

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

POSTED: Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Don't buy stuff just to help someone out. By the way, what little you were buying was not helping them out anyway. They get what is like a sale comission on the products you buy up to 20% of what you pay for the vitamins, we are not talking about large sums of money here.

Why didn't you go to you're daughter-in-law and son who signed you up for help in resolving this issue? I'm sure that they would have helped you. They could have cleared up your misunderstanding of the order deadline date.

The products are not too expensive, a lot of them are concentrated and are to be deluted in empty spray bottles that come with the order. (Saves on waste)

As for your banking delima; if you and your sister have a bank account with your father, and all three of your names are on that account, and you have another account with that bank in your name, the BANK can and will take money from any of your other accounts to cover for an acoount that does not have the funds available when a charge comes in no matter who is seeking payment from your bank! If you had a car payment or credit card payment set up with your bank on one account and you don't have the money there to cover the bill when it comes in, the BANK will take the money out of one of your other accounts.

No company outside of the bank can take money from one of your other accounts,
only the bank can, and will do it! BLAME THE BANK!

Seriously people: You need to educate yourself on banking policies.
Shame, shame!

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