I tried Acai Berry approx 1 year ago, I took it as prescribed to lose weight for over 2 months and didnt lose any weight. I know that exercise and diet have a lot to do with taking off weight, I eat well but have heart conditions and chronic neck and back pain that hinders me from doing too much exercise. I feel that the acai berry was a scam... Beware anyone who thinks this VERY EXPENSIVE product will help them to lose weight, if anything is helping you its change in exercise and diet... Good luck everyone
I had a sketchy feeling about the acai products. I ordered mine online with a prepaid visa because I did not want to give my real credit card information. I found out my sister has been getting charged every month for the exact same thing, until she canceled her credit card. It's a huge scam!
EC: Such a scam!! Oprah recently even added a disclaimer to her website about acai berry products. Apparently she was getting flack for promoting an acai berry product on her show once.
I too was scammed with the ad on Facebook regarding a 14 day free trial offer for Acai Berry. IT IS A SCAM! Once you give them your credit card number on the internet, they bill you even if you return the small trial. They are unreachable by phone or by internet. DO NOT GET CAUGHT AND DO NOT GIVE THEM YOUR CREDIT CARD NUMBER because you will be liable to pay your credit card charges as YOU gave it to them. I hope you will learn from my experience.
EC, I am posting this in response to your request for information ref the Acai Berry scams..
This has also been posted at:
I placed an order for the free trial of Acai from these people also. AFTER entering my CC info, they sprung the "terms agreement" of:
1. ongoing monthly automatic Acai shipment at $85.91 per month, PLUS
2. some OTHER membership thing called Fit Factory for ANOTHER $29.95 per month, PLUS
3. some OTHER thing called Cost Smashers for $2.95 per month.
There are 3 separate numbers to cancel these 3 separate little piggybacks.
Thank God I emailed the "terms agreement" to myself to read it, since it didn't show until AFTER they had my card #.
When I call to cancel this it either:
1. Hangs up without ringing
2. Comes on with a voice recording which says please hold, then proceeds to fritz the connection and disconnect
3. Never rings at all.
It's very clear that these people don't WANT to be contacted. So I have called my bank and cancelled the CC; Thank God no further charges seem to have been made so far.
This company is named 'Natures Acai Berry',
Their address is
20100 S. Vermont Ave.
Torrance, CA 90502
I notice that their Company name apparently USED to be 'Natures Best Acai Berry', they're apparently trying to dodge.
This stuff is distributed by Amir and Sanchez Neutraceuticals, whose address is:
Amir and Sanchez Neutraceuticals
5425 E. Broadway Rd #282
Tucson, AZ 85711
By the way, this stuff has VERY LITTLE Acai berry in it; It actually consists of:
Chromium (Metabolic booster)
Green Tea Extract (High in Caffeine) 225 mg
EGCG (A component of Green Tea which suppresses allergic reactions!!!) 135 mg
Caffeine 200 mg
Acai berry extract 50 mg!!!!!!! (Must have squeezed a single berry over the vat)
L-Theanine (Another Green Tea component) 8 mg
So- What it REALLY is, is Chromium, Green Tea, caffeine and a tad of Acai.
I am posting this here hoping it will help somebody else NOT get taken...
Good Luck, everyone- Fight the good fight. This is bad business.
Definitely agree with all the warnings about the acaiberry product - EC, check out acaiburn.com to see the ads. I was sucked into this too and it was a terrible experience - they signed me up for all sorts of 'web-advisor sites' that cast 15 bucks every two weeks, that they didn't tell me about beforehand - I got on the phone and got all the charges cancelled after a long drawn-out battle, but the total on the credit card over about 2 months was nearing $500! And, they 'accidentally' created two accounts for me in their database, so when they 'deleted' my account, I continued getting charged and had to call them again to track those charges down! it adds up, believe me - all those little 'internet access fees' of $5, or the shipping costs of $15 etc. It is not much of a 'free trial' and returnng and cancelling it is such a hassle, don't even start!
EC: Thank you for the website url!
I too was scammed by these infomercials on Facebook for the Acai Berry free trial offer. I thought I could try their products as specified on their website but they kept billing my credit card although I had returned their products and cancelled my membership. It took months and a lot of phone calls and letters. I finally cancelled my credit card and paid my credit card. I was held responsible for the debt, as I had willingly my credit card number to this company. THIS IS A SCAM ON FACEBOOK AND ON MANY WEBSITES. I have learned my lesson AND sharing my experience so others don't get caught like I did.
EC: Will someone please send us the website url of one of these acai berry scam companies? Want to make sure they are banned from appearing in any google-sponsored ads on Earth Clinic. Thanks!
Just want to comment on the acai berry scam.It was supposed to be free-just pay 4.95 shipping.I got charged 39.95 two times in 1 month. I had to change my credit card no. I am grateful to hear complaints from others as I thought I missed something.Actually I went back to the sight.I think they've changed companies. I never want to use my credit card again mail things. Thank you to the girl from Toledo who used a prepaid credit card.That is the only way i'll order from now on.
I can't believe I'm reading these posts. I got sucked in too! I got a phone call from a fast talker 5 days after my order was placed. I was being given all these little disclosures by a speed talker. I was yelling 89 dollors? What are you talking about. I signed up for a free trial offer! sorry mam I'm just the messinger. You can cancil by calling this number within 15 days of recieving your product.I'm yelling WAIT what's the number again. The sweet soul told me the number like five times in her fastest speed talk phone voice. My debit/visa told me there was not much they could do so I completely canciled out my card and ordered a new one. They were already trying to get 49 dollors from my account. I learned a valuable lesson. I never took my pills eather I was so mad. Vicki
EC: Does anyone have the website address of this terrible company? Would like to make sure their ads are all banned from appearing on EC.
I actually lucked out with this one. I had $1 left on a gift credit card and decided to try the stuff. I found out later about them ripping people off that did the trial. Since then, any time I need a credit card for a site/company I don't know well I go to the store and get another prepaid gift credit card. It's very little hassle compared to dealing with con artists, fraudulent charges, and identity theft.
I hope this can help someone.
PS The Acai stuff did nothing but give me gas. :)
I was also one of the unlucky ones that fell for this scam. Calling the company is nothing but a HUGE joke. They don't listen, just keep trying to sell you more. But I did contact my cc company right away and they was great in refunding it (yes it happened twice) But I also notified the Better Business Bureau and emailed them copies of the emails I had sent the company trying to cancel. Actually tried cancelling and stopping it within a minute of ordering because my "gut" told me something was not right about it.
So my suggestion is for anyone still dealing with them, contact the BBB and hopefully they will be able to do something if enough people contact them.
I WANT TO PIGGY BACK ON WHAT TERRY SAID ABOUT THE ACAI BERRY PILLS FOR WEIGHT LOSS. I WAS FURIOUS WHEN I ORDERED THE PILLS AND GAVE MY CREDIT CARD. IT WAS SUPPOSE TO BE A TRIAL SAMPLE AND YOU HAD 30 DAYS TO TRY IT OUT FOR A $1. WHAT THEY DID WAS THEY DIDN'T SEND ME THE PILLS UNTIL MY 30 DAYS WERE UP AND CHARGED ME $89. I HAD A NUMBER TO CALL AND THE FIRST THING CAME OUT OF THERE MOUTH WAS I COULDN'T GET MY MONEY BACK BECAUSE IT WAS PASS THE 30 DAYS. I AM STILL TRYING TO FIND OUT HOW TO GET MY MONEY BACK. I STILL HAVE THE PACKAGE IT CAME IN SO I CAN PROVE I DIDN'T RECEIVE THE PILLS UNTIL WAY OVER A MONTH AFTER ORDERING THEM. THE CARD WAS CHARGED WAY BEFORE I GOT THE PILLS. I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO MAD IN MY LIFE. IT WAS A RIP OFF SCAM. AT LEAST GIVE ME THE CHANCE TO TRY THE PRODUCT AT THE OFFER OF A $1 AND IF I DON'T LIKE IT I COULD SEND IT BACK BEFORE BEING CHARGED. NEVER USED THE PILLS I WAS SO MAD. HELP ME PLEASE
I too had a bad experience ordering Acai Berry off of the Internet. Shortly after ordering it, I read that it was a scam so I immediately tried to cancel. The phone number listed was a non-working number. I called my credit card company and they gave me a number which was also a scam. I called the credit card company back after an 89.00 charge appeared on my card and told them about it. They put it in dispute and the next month there was another charge for 94.00. The credit card company was really good about it and they disputed both amounts and have since credited my money back to me. Watch out people. If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is!
ACAI Scam: Please tell your subscribers to read the fine print befor ordering the Acaia Berry weight loss pills. I ordered the pay postage only for a trial weeks supply. I gave them my credit card to pay for the postage cost. I received the sample pills that didn't do anything. I didn't contact the company because the pills were worthless in my estimation. About a week later I received a months supply, and they charged my card a whopping $89.00. I was furious. Then I went looking for a phone for the company and lo and behold they didn't have one, the company wasn't registered in FLORIDA, but they had a service in Utah that handled there orders. I called them and they said they could not refund any cash period. I then told them I was going to the States Atty. Gen. office and filing a complaint against them. Well, to make a story short I settled for 1/2 my money back (which I shouldn't have) the pills were probably only worth (retail) $19.95 or a $1.00. I then went to the internet and found out that most of the companies selling Acai were all from Florida, with no phone number or address. Tell all your subscribers to PLEASE READ THE FINE PRINT WHEN ORDERING THE FREE SAMPLE. Terry
i tried the acai berry supplement along with a colon cleanse. i lost no weight at all. i did have regular bowel movements in the morning for the first 2 weeks then i resumed my normal bowel routine (about every 2 days) i was very disappointed in both products. i took them both as directed and in combination with healthy eating and exercise. the colon cleanse product was bromalite and called for one capsule twice a day. the acai berry was 3 capsules at night.