Omega Xl's reply to:

Omega Xl - Class Action Lawsuit Anyone?

Omega XL is not offered on a “Free Trial” basis. We offer a 90 Day Money Back Guarantee from the date of the initial order. We also offer automatic shipments. We would review how Omega XL was offered to you, but you have chosen to remain anonymous, so we are unable to help. Should you wish to review your concerns with us, we recommend calling our Customer Advocacy Group at 1-800-607-0419, or via email at cagsupport@greathealthworks.com.
ID
#298993 Review #298993 is a subjective opinion of poster.

I decided to try OMEGAXL's free trial. The package came in the mail I was suprised to see two bottles.

I started taking it. After the first bottle, I got a call from a girl representing the company. She asked me how I liked it, and asked if I took it every day like I was supposed to. I told her "no I sometimes forget".

I just got done taking the second bottle, and there was another OMEGAXL package in the mail. I checked and made sure I wasn't past the 90 days of the free trial, took it up the post office. She told me to write refused on it, initial it. And she throw it back with the other mail. I thought it was done. Today I found another OMEGAXL package in my mail.

No more "free trials" for me. The companies don't want to abide by the rules of there trade agreement.

I already emailed them and threatened a Class Action Lawsuit.

11 comments
Anonymous
#797755

These whole autopay things should be illegal in my opinion. I used to work for a credit card company, and the amount of people that I would speak to in regards to similar cases was astonishing.

Nobody ever reads the terms and conditions of a product before ordering anything anymore. Kinda sad that a company could put anything in those terms, and if people were *** enough to agree to them, it would be completely legal.

Anonymous
#558258

Are you kidding me? It is advertised as a buy one get one free with autoship, and it is a 90 day money back guarantee..not free trial offer.

So you decided to give the package back to the "oh so reliable" Postal Service with hopes the package made it back to them as oppose to actually calling the company whom which you ordered from? Just a thought maybe you took the wrong actions to begin with..just maybe.

I tried the product & didn't want the Autoship so I called & canceled with the same 800 customer service # that they provide when you initially order. Sometimes people are so quick to find fault with others but bypass their own misjudgements.

Anonymous
#554692

Just a note to say that this happened to us....with a different company. It is a scam of your money ...

not the product. The product itself is obtainable at your local vitamin shop. Change your account Immediately after receiving is the best advice I got ...

if I should ever be tempted to do such a dumb thing again. ugh

Anonymous
#542934

We live and learn don't beat yourself up and don't let idiots like some on this page bother you

Anonymous
#531079

DarkLord3188 on June 26, 2010 bit . ly/aJFEMiSaving money with InsureMyCar4Less is simple.

After you fill out our quick onnile form, you get free auto insurance quotes from the best providers in the industry.

They compete for your business, and you save money.bit . ly/aJFEMi

Anonymous
#511893

dont be a tool stay in school. you should be murder for being so dumb. i hope they drain your bank account :cry

Anonymous
#502774

Lol

Ted
#435642

I agree with the comments- they make it very clear on the website and on their infomercial that the buy one, get one comes with the autoship of a monthly supply. Just cancel.

They don't have any type of free trial at all- just the buy one get one on first order with autoship. They have several ways to correct this, just call them. Other post replies from their company list a customer advocate line you could also use.

Much easier than this route. Make sure you read things!

Anonymous
#435227

There will be no "class action lawsuit." Thankfully most people are smart enough to CANCEL THE TRIAL before the subscription begins. You are not, and did not.

Anonymous
#435225

This is totally your own fault. Why didn't you call them to cancel the subscription???

Anonymous
#435222

You did not read the contract and had no idea what you were ordering. You were purchasing a subscription and since you did not call the company to cancel, they assumed that the package was not delivered so they sent another one to replace it.

If you actually read (can you read?) what was written BEFORE you paid...well we wouldn't be here.

View more comments (10)
Omega Xl's reply to:

Omega Xl - Dishonest suppliers of omegaxl

Dear Anonymous,

We are sorry to learn that Omega XL has not worked for you and the personal difficulties that you are currently facing in your life. Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience you may have experienced with respect to your inability to receive your refund. We are an A rated company with the Southeast Better Business Bureau and a gold sponsor member. We have been in operation for over 8 years and are proud of our record. Our company processes millions of transactions a year, including transactions which pay refunds to our customers. We take pride in ensuring our customer’s satisfaction. We also have thousands of testimonials from very happy customers who have received various benefits from using our product. Sadly, we failed to meet your expectations as well as ours. While we strive to handle each and every account in the best possible manner, unfortunately we are not perfect and mistakes can happen, despite our thorough efforts. We have a dedicated Customer Advocacy Department that would be happy to attend to your needs directly and address any concerns or issues you are having and resolve them appropriately. We encourage you to contact them directly at customeradvocacy@greathealthworks.com and we will address this immediately.
ID
#297636 Review #297636 is a subjective opinion of poster.

OmegaXL - product does not work and company refuses to refund money although product was returned and they acknowledged receipt of returned product. DISHONEST.

This product is supposed to be good for several complaints, of which it did not work - high blood pressure, palpitations, heart problems, cholesterol, etc. I am reporting them to the Better Business Bureau. After taking 3 bottles of their products I am still having the same problems.

They should be stopped from taking peoples money under false pretenses. I am not the only one that is very dissatisfied with their products .

Please help to stop this false advertisments.

4 comments
Anonymous
#551721

My husband bought this product and was told by the agent that it will help with his sinus problems. NOT!!! Are you guys telling me I won't get my money back?

Anonymous
#538629

You need to realize that just because it didn't work for you and some others, doesn't mean it's that way for everyone. It is subjective per individual. You won't get far complaining to BBB.

Anonymous
#505237

I just saw an TV informational on this product earlier today and it may have been in one of the Christian TV stations. The testimonials seem so believable that I may place an order for the product for my father.

He was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and also suffer from chronic flair ups of psoriasis, gout, back pains,muscle aches,etc. I'll ask him for permission to order and try out the product. I would hate to disappoint my 87 year old father if the product doesn't deliver the results that the manufacturer and researcher/developer claims.

The bottom line is I'd like to know what is the real percentage of success in relieving pain and suffering using this product. Remember - honesty is the best policy.

Anonymous
#457121

My elderly neighbor purchased Omega XL for the extreme pain she was having in her face.

She did take it as the durections told. DID NOT TAKE THE PAIN AWAY.

I called Omega XL as did the others. I spoke with a man, who had every excuse in the world why it wasn't working. He stated thats why they give a 90 money back guarantee. He said it may take 90 days for the inflammation to go down then the product would work.

Never heard of inflammation taking that long to go down.

Kept me on phone for 20 minutes, before he agreed to close her account & refund the money. He also said it would take 2 weeks for the money to be back in her account.

If it's not there, there will be a stop payment on her account for that company only. And their bank said they will go after the company for the money. The bank is doing this free of charge. Also complaint to the BBB.

View more comments (3)
Omega Xl's reply to:

Omega Xl - Did not take back a product

As you have chosen to remain anonymous, we are unable to review the details of your account and offer to address your concerns. We recommend contacting the service professionals in our Customer Advocacy Group at 1-800-607-0419 or via email at cagsupport@greathealthworks.com.
ID
#296947 Review #296947 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Loss
$90

cancelled on the day of next shipment. It came in the mail and they won't take it back.

What a scam this co. is. Never will I do business with them again. Beware consumers, never dealt with any company like this, Shame on them!

Omega xl is not a loyal company. The product made me feel worse. All they said about what it is supposed to do doesn't. Wish I read the reviews on pissed off way before i got into this.

I think they need to change the way they deal with their customers. I am embarressed that I got sucked into this

1 comment
Great H
#434424

Dear Anonymous,

We are very sorry to hear that our product did not provide the results you were expecting. We have many thousands of loyal customers and thousands of positive testimonials reflecting positive results.

We can assure you that our company is not a scam and we are very proud of our product. Processing millions of transactions per year, we try not to let any get by us, so we apologize that your refund was not provided. We have a dedicated contact to help with the transactions that do get missed regardless of our efforts.

Please contact us directly at customeradvocacy@greathealthworks.com with your order information, phone number or address used on the order and we would be happy to help with this. Thank you.

Omega Xl - VERY PLEASED - EXPENSIVE=RESULTS

Omega XL is an expensive product to take but it DOES & HAS WORKED for me. I just turned early 50s and have been experiencing sudden shoulder and heel pains in the last few years. Omega works the BEST so far. I've seen prompt results within 24 hours and even though I intend to find a cheaper product, I know I can fall back on this one if all else fails. I guess the only other thing I'll say is that I believe we are what we eat and when eating mostly whole foods (fresh & raw) is part of one's diet, there is less chance of ailments/diseases forming in our bodies. I look forward to posting on here once I successfully achieve self-healing simply because of healthy eating (no more bodily pains and discomforts), all the while commending Omega XL for helping me along the way! Thanks OXL:)
View full review
1 comment
Anonymous
#458273

I'm just going to be honest with you. What you experienced is a placebo effect.

No fish oil or "algae compound" as it might be, are going to have any effect on your body in 24 hours.

Ever. 30 days is the soonest you would see any changes. OmegaXL is a product that contains VERY small amount of EPA and DHA that you get from fish oils. Those are the effective ingredients that have been shown to lower inflammation and help fight off high triglycerides, and even high cholesterol with some products.

OmegaXL is a scam. They are grossly overcharging for a bad product with good marketing.

ID
#295634 Review #295634 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Van Nuys, California
Omega Xl's reply to:

Omega Xl - Omegaxl

Dear Anonymous:

We are sorry to learn that Omega XL has not worked for you after 3 months and the personal difficulties that you are currently experiencing in your life. Please contact us at customeradvocacy@greathealthworks.com and we will evaluate how to continue to make Omega XL available to you. Many of our customers need to increase the number of capsules used per day and/or experience a longer period of time before feeling the benefits of Omega XL. Our customer advocacy representative will be happy to assist you. Thank you. Great HealthWorks
ID
#292677 Review #292677 is a subjective opinion of poster.

I have been using OmegaXL for more than three (3) months and my right knee does not feel any better. Also, I have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

I walk with a walker. My walking is not straight, I am in constant pain all over my body. I have headaches. I am applying for disability retirement and applying for a scooter.

So I will no longer be working. Funds are low. Paying for OmegaXL is running into my rent. I have to cancel my order for OmegaXL.

I apologize but it is not working for me. Thank you for your cooperation.

Omega Xl's reply to:

OMEGA XL

As you have chosen to remain anonymous, we are unable to review the details of your account and offer to address your concerns. We recommend contacting the service professionals in our Customer Advocacy Group at 1-800-607-0419 or via email at cagsupport@greathealthworks.com.
ID
#291438 Review #291438 is a subjective opinion of poster.

I STARTED TRYING TO CANCEL THIS PRODUCT BACK IN OCT A COUPLE WEEKS OF RECEIVING IT. THEY REFUSED TO CANCEL & HONOR REFUND.

I CALLED SEVERAL MORE TIMES WELL WITHIN THE 90 MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. THEY JUST KEPT REFUSING, SAYING JUST TRY IT A LITTLE LONGER TO GIVE IT A CHANCE TO WORK. MORE I USED THE WORSE MY MEMORY AND HEAD TIGHTNESS GOT. IN DECEMBER SENT ME ANOTHER FREE BOTTLE, JUST TO GET ME OVER THE 90 LIMIT, YET LED ME TO BELIEVE THIS WOULD NOT INVALIDATE THE 90 TRIAL PERIOD, CALL BACK BY 1-19-12 TO CANCEL IF I STILL WANTED TO AND NOW THEY REUFSE TO HONOR THE REFUND.

this has to be the worst company i have ever dealt with

I DEMANDED A SUPERVISOR, NONE AVAILABLE, I WOULD GET A CALL BACK, LIKE ***, NO CALL OF COURSE. SENT EMAIL, NO REPLY

1 comment
Great H
#417131

Great HealthWorks has reviewed this post. We are an A rated company with the Southeast Better Business Bureau and a gold sponsor member.

We have been in operations for over 8 years and are proud of our customer record and satisfaction. Thousands of people have experienced the benefits of Omega XL and demand for our product continues to grow. As a large and growing company processing millions of transactions in a year, we are not perfect. Our refund policy is very simple… We maintain an unconditional 90 day money back guarantee from your initial order date of Omega XL.

Simply call within the first 90 days and we will credit your account for a refund.

We maintain a customer advocacy department to handle those situations where we may have dropped the ball with a customer. If you have not yet adequately resolved your situation with our customer service department, please email us at customeradvocacy@greathealthworks.com with your contact information and we will be sure to follow up on your situation.

Omega Xl - Good product!!

I was in a bike wreck. I did not notice a difference in the artritis where I had breaks. What was significantly!!! improved was the range of motion on my knee where I had tendon repair on leg by my knee. It was like someone oiled the joint. I noticed it only toward the end when I increased the dose to four a day as recommended. It is expensive, but it is the only one that worked. I also tried flexicin?? from the internet and noticed Ino improvement at all. I am disappointed at finding that so many have had problems with the company as I found it on Trinity Broadcast Network.
View full review
1 comment
Charlie O
#401970

Oh my, well where do I start. Probably at the end. Most knee injuries resolve on their own with little additional effort on the patient's part. Arthritis is an inflammation or irritation of a joint so technically your joints experience transient traumatic arthritis. Unless the fracture (ought not use non-specific words like break) is in the bone(s) of the joint you do not get arthritis along the shaft of a bone. Although as all things heal with an inflammation process it is often in overdrive when under the speed limit cruse control would be more effective. Anti-inflammatories temper the process and lessen the congestion and extracellular and interstitial edema allowing more normal transport (osmolarity and others) of getting the bad out and the good in. Your success may be due to other influences. Pain avoiding movement and exercise go a long way to return function. The claim of good product seems to be too large a blanket that doesn't give you credit for being a careful diligent patient who pays attention to their body's signals. In any event, the best anti-inflammatory only allows you to do the work of healing. Throwing a pill at someone's knee is not going to get the knee better. It is the movement, guarded use, and exercise that create the therapeutic chain of events that lead to regaining ROM, strength and function. Lessening an out of control inflammation process is important to allow you to engage in the return to function. I am sure you did some exercise to get better. Even if you only did your normal daily activities once the inflammation process is tempered this movement and pumping of circulation will start the healing process better than being stagnant with 100 pills. You got yourself better.Good luck

"The rapist"

....I mean therapist. Professor Sports & Orthopedic Physical Therapy

If Anon wants to chat I may be contacted.

ID
#279279 Review #279279 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Omega Xl's reply to:

Omega Xl - I purchased a bottle of Omega 3 by Life's Abundance

We are not “Life’s Abundance” and the product you are referring to is not ours. Omega XL has hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers who continue purchasing it on a monthly basis. They have sent thousands of testimonials to both the quality of our product and our customer service.
ID
#265989 Review #265989 is a subjective opinion of poster.

I purchased a bottle of omega 3's by Life's Abundance..it is suppose to be of the highest quality...I use plastic cups.... and rinse them out and reuse them...I poured water into the cup after I had used it for these omega 3'a and to my big surprise...water went every where.

I looked in the bottom of the cup and there was a big hole where these omega 3 had eaten away the cup!!! I tried it 2 more times...with new cups just to be sure...I was so surprised! Can you believe it? This is what I put in my body????

What type of chemical is this...the only other chemical was a "tangerine flavor" and did not elaborate.....Buyer beware!!!

6 comments
Anonymous
#603377

think about it...that's fast absorbing...so if i eat fish i'll be like that cup...lol think about it. our stomachs are so strong we can withhold many acid based products.

lining after lining. so a little fish pill isn't anything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous
#396815

I am a disabled war veteran. My service of 25 years started in Lybia and ended in Afganistan.

My war scars are many. I have tried everything and the only thing, The ONLY THING that works because its 10 times more absorbable than anything on the market is Melaleuca products.

My doctor is excited because one of my probe, b-12 which I took shots for is no longer a problem. For further information contact me Cell - 4804405025 or rdillon4@cox.net

Anonymous
#370083

Actually if ur foam cup disintegrated than thats a good thing because in your body thats how quickly igs working. Its burning the fat in your arteries fast.

So if it didnt burn through the cup than it would mean that it is very slow for it to work in ur body. Foam cups have petroleum jelly so the omega is burning that petoleum from the cup. I use and sell herbalife and our omega is jist as strong.

I have my testimony. This must be good too.

Anonymous
#359673

Tangerine oil (natural) will eat thru plastic and styrofoam, it doesn't have to be a chemical to do that . I know nothing about omegaxl, but know something about essential oils

Ruth
#353962

I have later found the answer...do not know if it is correct....what do you think? here is their answer:Does Your Fish Oil Eat Through Plastic?

Do you take a fish oil supplement? Here’s a quick way to test fish oil quality:

Get a styrofoam egg carton. Cut out one of the styrofoam egg cups. Set it open side up (like a little bowl) inside a clear glass. The glass must be made of glass, not plastic, for this to work.

Put a small amount of fish oil in the egg cup. You can either pour in a small amount of liquid or break open a capsule and pour the fish oil into the egg cup.

Then wait. Over the next 15 minutes, you will see one of three things:

1. Nothing will happen. The oil will just sit there in the egg cup.

2. A little bit of bubbling and oozing will happen. A small amount of the oil will ooze through the styrofoam, and you’ll see it in a little pool or smudge on the bottom of the glass.

3. All or most of the fish oil will permeate through the styrofoam and collect in the bottom of the glass. A small amount of residue may be left in the egg cup.

Okay, so what does this mean?

1. If nothing happens, then the fish oil is not ultra-refined. In other words, the molecules in the fish oil are larger than they are in ultra-refined oils. The larger molecules mean that your body will do less well at absorbing and getting benefits from this fish oil. Less refined oils may also look cloudy, because they contain other fatty acids that are basically useless. This is an inferior grade of fish oil.

2. If a little bit happens, then the oil is moderately refined. Again, it contains many molecules that are fairly large, so it won’t be absorbed by the body as well as it could be.

3. If all or most of the oil permeates the styrofoam, it is ultra-refined fish oil. A small amount of residue left in the egg cup is probably an antioxidant added to the oil, such as sesamin. Sesamin, which is derived from sesame seeds, is an excellent addition to fish oil.

Ultra-refined fish oil is very different from typical fish oils. Technically speaking, ultra-refined fish oil is a concentrate of fatty acid ethyl esters. By comparison, typical fish oils are fatty acids assembled on a triglyceride backbone. The fish oil molecules change from the triglyceride compound to the ethyl esters because toxic contaminants that are found in all fish oils are removed during the ultra-refining process. The complex refining process also significantly increases the concentration of the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, and that’s a good thing.

There are other noticeable differences between ultra-refined fish oil and typical fish oil. First, ultra-refined fish oil flows like water; typical oil doesn’t. The increased flow of the ultra-refined fish oil improves the incorporation of the oil into the cell membranes that line the intestines.

Typical fish oils must be broken down by various enzymes before the fatty acids can be absorbed, and this can be an inefficient metabolic process in many people. On the other hand, ultra-refined fish oil can penetrate porous surfaces such as plastic, just like it enters into cell membranes. That’s why the ultra-refined oil will permeate the egg carton material.

This means you must be careful when ultra-refined fish oil comes into contact with any porous surface such as plastic or natural stone. Prolonged contact can actually penetrate the surface and cause staining. Some people mistakenly say that the fish oil is “eating through” the plastic. That’s wrong. It’s that the ultra-refined molecules are tiny enough to pass through the relatively porous material.

The Life’s Abundance fish oil products that we represent, SeaLogix Pharmaceutical Grade Fish Oils, are ultra-refined oils. The gel capsules include sesamin, an important antioxidant. Also, the gel capsules are a good choice for anyone who wants an especially easy-to-swallow version of the oil. Because of the ultra-refinement, SeaLogix has no fish taste at all.

For more information on these SeaLogix Pharmaceutical Grade Fish Oil products, click here.

PawPrintsLife Blog

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Anonymous
#732156
@Ruth

This is a great post and informative. If you read any of the books about the new generation of fish oils, you will understand why the contents of this post are true.

Read some of the books written by Dr.

Barry Sears to learn more about the new generation of fish oils. I wouldn't go a day without taking a highly refined fish oil.

View more comments (5)
Omega Xl's reply to:

Omega Xl - What a joke.

As you have chosen to remain anonymous, we are unable to review the details of your account and offer to address your concerns. We recommend contacting the service professionals in our Customer Advocacy Group at 1-800-607-0419 or via email at cagsupport@greathealthworks.com.
ID
#257945 Review #257945 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Loss
$300

This is a big waste of money. Ken Mears has been selling snake oil his entire life.

I took this junk for three months just to be fair and give it time to kick in.

Nothing changed. Before you buy this junk you should check *** ***** background. You should also look into the history of the Doctors that back this junk and how much the Doctors make on this junk. Please people do not put more money in the hands of these scammers.

Meats is famous for his get rich quick games. I am sure he is looking for his next scam when this one is shut down.

17 comments
Anonymous
#951262

I know someone who walked at snails pace on mornings and later on, she started using a cane as things got progressively worse and literally struggled to move. (I used to see her walk to work in front of my house almost every morning).

I used to say to myself... "poor Mary, she wont be able to walk just now".... what a sad thing to see. Lo and behold, it's been some months now and I did see her again.....

walking without cane and briskly too !!!..... I asked her what had happened and I was expecting to hear her say.. "a miracle from God"... or something like that!...

instead she said.. OMEGA XL did the trick for her.... she took 18 capsules per day for WEEKS and now she is down to six per day.....

seems like it worked for her.... i personally never used it.....

Anonymous
#582417

Another Preacher for Profit ... when are people going to wise up and start reading the word of God and standing against False Teachers like Dorothy Spaulding and her corrupt "36 Club" ...

The only thing you need is Jesus Christ ... She should be giving bibles away not selling pills ... Did your hear what Mears says? "This is the safest pill you can take" what a JOKE!!

what he is really saying is buy this junk and I'll get richer....These corrupt, greedy, deceitful players will one day be ceased ! God doesn't need a pill He is mighty and sovereign and is the only one who can save you....listen closely to the careful words of manipulation they use...These FAKE TV EVANGELIST should be outlawed!!!

Anonymous
#563305

With fish oils, you do get the Omega-3 s that you need but you also run the chance of gtinteg any of the bad things the fish have in their flesh, such as mercury, pesticides, etc.I would recommend Flax Seed Oil, you not only get your Omega-3 s, but also your Omega-6 s and Omega-9 s in the correct ratio.I use on from Barlean's which is all organic and after doing research has the best source of what you are looking for and in the correct ratios.

Anonymous
#563304

Omega-3 fatty acids are excellent for heatlh and lubricate the skin from the inside out. Many heatlh experts are advising against using oils that are high in omega 6s because they believe that the imbalance of omega 3s to omega 6s increases the risks of getting chronic illnesses like cancer, heart disease and several others.

They recommend that the best way to stay balanced with omega-3s and omega 6s is to get omega-6s from whole foods like nuts and seeds and to get omega-3 from fish (in moderation) and fish oil. Other foods like walnuts and flax seeds also contain omega 3s but are not quite the same as the omega-3s in fish and fish oil. Health advocates are recommending avoiding the use of omega 6 oils such as sunflower oil, soybean oil, and several others.

I've learned that the 3 major steps to get clear skin from the inside are: Detoxification (especially the liver and colon), Super Food Nutrition (raw super foods and raw fats like avocados, coconut oil, fish oil, olive oil), and Hydration (water, juicing, raw fruits, and drinking aloe vera gel/juice). Hydration and raw oils will clear your skin and moisturize it from the inside out.

Anonymous
#535837

thank you for these reviews especially 10 written by John he has a good point. I am always enthralled by these vitamin offers and some are very good but one must really research for the bst. thank you for saving me money and staying with the omegas i am currently using we all have to find another source because the sea cannot sustain human demand for fish oils and benefits use birth control and get sterilized 7 billion on the planet :roll

Anonymous
#433379

I am mentally ill, omega helps me

Anonymous
#418698

I have been taking these pills for 6 months and I still have to take an advil or tylenol or I'm in tears with pain. I called and they told me to keep taking them, that was 3 moths ago.

I am going to cancel this and try to inform everyone not to spend their hard earned money. :cry

Anonymous
#880059
@PissedConsumer418698

Well, it sounds you need further help. You didn't state what kind of pain you have, but perhaps you should see a good chiropractor to start with.

They can really help.

Omegas reduce inflammation, but if you continue to have pain it sounds there are issues that aren't yet resolved.

Anonymous
#417302

The Omega XL really works just as it states, all the ingredents are very essential for the human body,to take every day! Those tiny pills are a miracle and a God sent remedy to the world. Some people are too irrogant to reconize it.

Anonymous
#407820

Well, I just wanted to write a couple of things. First, let me say that I have never taken this product, but have some observations to make based on my knowledge of omega 3's, pain and advertising.

Any omega 3 fatty acids will have anti-inflammatory properties. You can take fish oil, eat olives, have dark chocolate, or eat nuts, and the inflammation factors go down. This is probably a legitimate effect of this product, and it is also likely that the effect varies with the type of inflammation, the amount and type of omega 3's an individual incorporates into his or her routine, and the individual's general state of health.

But, the infomercial appears to be a really hard sell, and I have to question the "protein removal" process that makes this product safe for those with shellfish allergies. I am betting this is partially or primarily regular or concentrated fish oil, though I can really only speculate because it would be unethical to test it on my human friends that do have this allergy.

On the site, they refer to it as a fish oil complex; they are probably legally required to do so if it is fish oil. After all, Krill oil is made from krill, and does not have to be labeled as fish oil.

I believe that this is probably just as good as most of the other vitamin products available in this country. The price is one problem, being pretty exorbitant. Another problem is the claims some people are making. This would be an anti inflammatory, and not an analgesic. It is going to possibly reduce swelling and aches that result from that, but it is not going to cure every and all kinds of pains.

Fish oil or krill oil is probably just as effective as this would be, though I can't say for sure. If the price ever drops to a reasonable amount, I might actually give it a try.

View more comments (16)

Omega Xl - It is expensive but it did cure my arthritis and for that I am eternally grateful --

It is expensive and for many people it may be too expensive to continue to take, and maybe what you say is true but all I know is I used to have to go to the arthritis doctor every 5 months for injections in my knuckles because they would lock up and it was soooo very painful. I kept praying for a miracle and one night when I was praying, I turned on TV to a christian station and saw they talking about this product so I tried it. All I can say is thank you God, I haven't been back to the arthritis doctor in 2 1/2 years. I am telling you guys the truth. I never tried salmon oil because I cannot swallow large pills, these are easy to swallow for me so I am very grateful.
View full review
4 comments
Anonymous
#677303

I am from INDIA and after seeing Lary King discussing the product I called there customer care and asked for its price the person who answered the phone wanted to know my name and location instead of telling the price I refused to tell and he refused to say the price which is on the website.He said have a nice day and hang up.Is this the way it is in USA? :grin :p

Anonymous
#452706

Hi everyone! I've been using the Omega XL for 3 months.

I've been having constant pain for over 30 years due to several ailments but since the use of the Omega XL the pain has lessened. It is expensive but it is worth it. You must continue to use it for the best results.

If you have a lot of pain it may take longer to take affect but gradually you will see results. I thank God for Omega XL which I first saw on the Word (Christian) network.

Anonymous
#378857

If it is so great like you state then why aren't all of us that have these problems cured by this Omega XL? And if it cured me, I would put my name and phone number so people could call me and I could be honest!

Come on, right now there is NO cure for RA, but eating right, exercise and taking vitamines, deleting stress, swimming, etc.

I've had it since 1993 and have done all of the above because I had juvenille RA and 10 yrs ago, I am not 10 x's worse, so I do not believe in anything put prayer. Stephanie Taylor

Anonymous
#335545

If it was so good then why are you anonymous? I'm not sold on any of this junk or words.

View more comments (3)
ID
#254024 Review #254024 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Columbus, Ohio
Omega Xl's reply to:

Omega Xl - Omaga XL the biggest rip off ever

We have no record of a customer with your name. As a result, it is impossible for us to review your transactions with Great HealthWorks. Should you wish to discuss your issue with us we recommend contacting the service professionals in our Customer Advocacy Group at 1-800-488-8082, or via email at CAGsupport@greathealthworks.com.
ID
#246457 Review #246457 is a subjective opinion of poster.

Omaga XL advertizes on TV about how great a product it is. It isn't!

It is suppose to fight inflamation but I developed tendonitis while on the drug for over 3 months. It has no effect at all on inflamation of the joints or tendons or any other area of the body. I do believe in taking omega 3 supplements but not Omega XL. It cost way to much and offer no benefit that a much cheaper product would give you.

I tried to get my money back but they say that since I waited past the 90 days that I could not get it back. Save your money and stay away from Omega XL.

Omega Xl's reply to:

Omega Xl - Total Ripoff

As stated in our advertising, Omega XL is manufactured from the oil of the green lipped mussel, Perna canaliculus, aqua cultured in the pristine waters of New Zealand. We do not state that we use fish oil. As the reviewer has chosen to remain anonymous we are unable to ascertain the basis for his dissatisfaction. If he would like to address his concerns, he is welcome to call our Customer Advocacy Group at 1-800-607-0419 or via email at cagsupport@greathealthworks.com.
ID
#243495 Review #243495 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Loss
$49

I called to try and find out what else is in the Omega XL. On the ccompany's little add posted above the complaints, they actually say this is FISH OIL.

Meanwhile they advertise that it is NOT fish oil but some "green lipped muscle" oil from New Zealand!

They are BUSTED! plain ole fish oil that you can get wAy cheaper and with non of this auto ship *** they try to force you into or else you pay more money.

I plan on telling eveyone i know not to buy this product and the few who do to save their money.

25 comments
Anonymous
#768345

The product DOES in fact works. If the price would be affordable for most people in need I believe more people would try it.

It's less than most medications but I believe it could be even less. Just remember, all things are not for all people!

Anonymous
#582152

I am fairly certain the product is okay, my sister, her husband and one of my brothers uses it and they find it very helpful with inflammation, etc. My brother was not able to get up and down out of a semi like he use to, no can with the help of this product.

Anonymous
#572860

I noticed after reading these comments that the only people that complained or had something negative to say about this product were people who did not try it. I came on here because I wanted to read the comments before I tried this product.

I'm on disability and I only get 450 dollars a month. 1 of the comments talkd about Christians pushing products...nothin wrong w christians tryn 2 help peep. Anothr guy said IF the product works, hes not goin 2 giv testimonial bout it in churh...why not? If it helps u, y wudnt u spread the word (that u were blessed enuf 2 even find this product in the1st place btw) to help others?

Made Absolutely no sense at all. Why look at it like you're pushing something at church... Who cares. The point is, the Lord blessed you and it helped.

WAY Too much negativity. I needed a lil advice from people who actually tried this product. To the people who did try this product, and left their comments thank you!! :) I dont wanna sound loud or abrupt, I really say these things respectfully, to some of the people that wrote these comments.

It's just so hard... I guess I'm just so frustrated with my health and my headaches. I suffer with severe chronic headaches for 23 years and I only turned 30 in April. Unfortunately my insurance only covers in state, and what I really need is to be able to go outside of Nevada and see some really good doctors in California or somewhere wher they will be e able to help me.

I cant work bc of these debilitating headaches, and I no longer hav the money to go out of state. My grandmother tried to help me by purchasing private insurance, and that was a lot of fun! Pre existing condition they say... insurance companies always finding loopholes after you have already bought the insurance after they already said they were going to pay for your bills, to make u pay the bill.

Then the rest of the other insurance companies like I said just wouldn't take me because of my pre existing problem. Thankfully I at least have Medicaid...but unfortunately that only covers in my own state, and like I said, I've seen every doctor you can think of Nevada including holistic medicine and homeopathic medicine. I was really hoping that maybe a doctor would take me pro bono, but I just don't know if that's going to happen or who's willing to do that. I have to have faith that the Lord will come through for me and find the resources.

just the fact that I can even say that, that I even have hope again is a miracle within itself, bc for a long time I gave up hope, and I was actually going to just give up on my life, sad as that sounds, because I jus couldn't handle the pain. But yhe Lord gave me hope again. I wrote to the Mayo Clinic to take me on like sort of a charity case, but that didn't happen. there is a headache clinic in Chicago that supposed to be really good that I would love to go to but can't afford.

Nobody nor anything has been able to help me...

I'm trusting in the Lord that somehow someway I will be delivered from these headaches...and I know the Lord has thee answer on the way. If there is anybody out there that has any information or anyone that could help me I would really appreciate it thank you and God bless :)

Anonymous
#582428
@PissedConsumer572860

Drink lots of water as that helps headaches when your body is properly hydrated. Drink half your body weight in water.

There is a great book on Amazon which shows you very simple moves to "live your life pain free -- Intergrative Positional Therapy". He has helped people in pain (even tension headaches), pain that they 'be battled with for decades, which no one else could help them with.

The author is Lee Albert.

He helped me in two minutes, with sciatica pain that I had for over a year, and several physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage therapists and even an acupuncturist could not help me with.

Anonymous
#582430
@PissedConsumer582428

*Drink half your body weight in ounces *

Anonymous
#617306
@PissedConsumer572860

Continue to trust in Jesus. Dont give up your faith.

He is a healer of all things. Stay in the word of God always.

Anonymous
#500588

I can not understand all the negatives about omega xl. I have been using it, and have suffered with pain since i was 16 from a car accident.

I take it and i have had really wonderful results with it..

Like one writer said if you have not tried it how can you bash it... ME IM IN ON IT

Anonymous
#659892
@PissedConsumer500588

Well no *** your in on it. Someone has to plug this *** product so people hopefully wont read more than a few of the comments and decide to buy it.

There is no such thing as a company or corporation who wants to help people. There mission is simple. Making money. There are organizations that help people.

They are called charities.

They don't charge people for the things that are beneficial to their well being. If this product is so beneficial for people explain to me why the only time its on tv is 5am when everyone but elderly people are asleep?

Anonymous
#706436
@PissedConsumer659892

I agree the only reason to be in business is to make money. Sure there are things that will help people or make life easier.

but, at the end of the day, if you're going to be in business you better make money or you're not in business. If I'll make it XO interested in helping people, then they should reduce the price so the people who cannot afford this product can benefit from it.

Anonymous
#828761
@PissedConsumer659892

It is on TV now here in Delaware. The time is 0958 hours.

View more comments (24)
Omega Xl's reply to:

Omega Xl - Will try their best not to refund your money

We’re sorry to learn that losing your position with us has been so difficult for you. The policies you complain of are generally in place to protect the customer. Sometimes this same cause requires us to part company with an employee who is unable to follow policy.
ID
#238856 Review #238856 is a subjective opinion of poster.

I am one of the people that you probably called at one point. I too am now a former employee.

I will say that the product itself is not horrible, but it is a total rip off.Tthe amounts DHA/EPA is VERY low compared to fish oil suppliments that are MUCH cheaper. Many of us asked about this, as some inteligent customers asked this question of us. I could not believe the answer... "Just tell them that it is proprietary information and you can not give that out"! Says on the bottle 100mg. Company says to ignore that....it is the perna cannuliculus that makes all the difference......BS. All employees are given the product monthly, (we were give the products that were returned!) but they were still sealed bottles, kinda *** though. Most employees didn't even take the product. They give it away. That is how much Great Healthworks employees think of the product they are selling every day That alone speaks volumes.

It is true that we only made money if we twist and turn whatever we have to to get customers not to cancel. Defer your order for up to 6 months! That way 6 months later you are not going to remember and you get shipped again. EVERY call is recorded, so that will be thrown in your face if you say you did not agree....yes you did.

Prices went up a few months ago for all customers by minimum of $5 per bottle. Little postcards mailed to let customers know. Most didn't get the postcards till after the fact, and we were not told it was happening till after the fact. So, customer's bought one day at $49.95 per bottle and we tell them the next orders will be only $39.95 going forward when they are on auto ship, they are locked in to that lower price. BUT, next day the price went up. We are now liars, the customer is pissed and calls to cancel and it's the rep that takes the hit.

The employees that work the phones are also not treated very well either, if that makes customersthat feel ripped off any better. Monday and Tuesdays only 1/2 hour lunch, with 1/2 hour mandatory OT. There are NO 15 minute breaks to be had on that floor, and you had better not have a small bladder that makes you need to use the restroom more than maybe 2-3 times a day.

They will even scam their own co-workers. If you call in and order from me and then callb ack even if it is just with a question, the next rep you speak with will bump up your auto refill schedule just by a few days so you get it sooner. This counts as them "upgrading" you, and they now get hte comission for the sale. Back stabbing is a company culture there.

23 comments
Anonymous
#559926

No, no, try nopalea for 40 bucks a bottle. At least it doesn't eat through plastic cups and they show people drinking it while smiling. It has to be legit.

Anonymous
#532609

Wow. 2/3 of these comments are totally bogus.

Isn't it illegal to write fake reviews online for a company your associated with? These are some of the shadiest business practices i've ever seen.

Clearly, this is a company that should be shut down. Period.

Anonymous
#452710

I tried a lot of medication for my pain which was in every joint in my body. Now after using Omega XL my pain is bearable, sometimes I don't feel anything.

I hope after a few more bottles the pain will be completely gone. Patience and Faith, that's all you need.

I also eat a lot of steamed mussels. God Bless!

Anonymous
#410557

my husband use this product and i musy say that it worked well for him. He was getting a lot of cramps because of a spine problem.

He is also hypertensive.

It really worked for him because he hardly gets cramps and it helped a great deal with his hypertension. took it for spine.

Anonymous
#403267

if you hurt first and fore most im sure it is do to inflamation..but you can find help..its simple.. It's what your eating!!!!

Dr.

Weil has put out a book on the wellness diet or in fact its an anti inflamatory diet.

check it out on google and on his web site or amazon... its all on the foods you eat..I know popping a pill sounds easier..

but making changes will cure the problem naturally. God bless

Anonymous
#389725

This is a great product. If you have joint pain and you haven't tried it, I suggest you do.

The worst that can happen is that you will try it for one month, and if it does not work for you, you discontinue the use.

I have been having chronic pain in my hips and knees for over two years.

Within 3 weeks of taking 4 capsules a day my pain was completely gone. I highly recommend Omega XL.

Anonymous
#388343

Thanks so much for the information. Thought it was to good to be true. In these times every money saved is so helpfull.I have both knees replaced and bursitis.

Anonymous
#387506

I gots a bottle of this stuff and it give me a hard-in for 2 hours.

five stars :grin :grin

Anonymous
#380070

I saw the show for 1min.. and the Dr and his Wife..really looked scared?

Like they didn't want to answer the question@??!! So then I went rite. On Google and looked it up,bc I have Neck pain! So just in that 1 min of watching I knew they where not rite!!!!

And all the comments on the internet r not good?? So I'm tired of these jerks just trying to make a Buck! It's sick..bc there r ppl out there Like Me,who would love to find something that works, besides Pain MEDS,and Muscle relaxers!!! Thx for all the info!

And I HOPE EVERYONE READS THESE B4 GETTING IT?? BC THAT'S WHAT I DO!!!

KARMA IS A ***.. AND IT WILL COME BACK ON YOU DR!!!!!!

G.

Anonymous
#374656

:( Thanks i was about to buy the product, A friend told me about today, and she is a elderly woman, She said it works for her.How true it is a dont know,But Thanks!!!

I'm looking for something for pain,

Ms Ross

View more comments (22)
Omega Xl's reply to:

Omega Xl - Dont buy OmegaXL scammers they wont let you cancel

We’re sorry to learn that losing your position with us has been so difficult for you. The situations you describe do not even resemble our policies, but appear to be excuses for bad behavior that, like any company, we are sometimes obliged to discipline. As you have chosen to remain anonymous, we cannot make reference to your record with us.
ID
#203551 Review #203551 is a subjective opinion of poster.

Here's the naked truth I worked there, the agents are PAID to talk you out of canceling OR THEY MAKE NO COMMISSION!

Every word is a lie. They take OVER 4 weeks to process a refund and much usually longer to inflate their balance sheets.

When they run out of product they charge the account anyway and ship it 3 weeks later by BULK MAIL. So add another 10-14 days.

If you send the product back and dont call to follow up THERE IS NO REFUND!

Stay far far away. The CFO is the business manager from the Broward County billion dollar Scott Rothstein Scam.

Run don't walk in the opposite direction! TOTAL SCAM!

43 comments
Anonymous
#1090471

I would like to speak with you Whitefish if possible -- my name is Bob Norman and I'm a TV reporter working on a story about Omega XL/Great Healthworks. You can reach me at 954-632-4343. Thanks!

Anonymous
#841646

thank you for that information, i was searching the web and ran into your comments

Anonymous
#665983

I will bet anyone $1,000,000 that 99% of the positive reviews for this **** product, are done by employees of Omega XL. The garbage doesn't work.

I wouldn't be surprised if it's just a placebo. RUN RUN RUN AWAY... this is a HUGE scam. These ***-of-the-earth people know that individuals with chronic pain are more likely to try anything in desperation, just to get some relief.

Easy targets, if-you-will.

Don't fall for it.

Anonymous
#598217

This stuff is FAKE!! Took it for 4 months..

Not a bit of help! When I called to cancel it took forever because all they did was keep PUSHING to NOT cancel. Then I DID NOT get a refund on shipments I sent back. They wanted to send them back free of charge but yet still bill me again for them!

Terrible product and horrible "policies" Do not believe in this scam..!! I told them it didn't do 1 thing to make me feel better and they said I have to take it longer... It CLAIMED results in 90 days. There were no results in 6 months!

Garbage!!!

Don't be fooled. They are scammers in every sense of the meaning!!

Anonymous
#582969

a joke pricey and DOES NOT WORK

Anonymous
#564640

ya all make me chuckle...I use it with magnificent results for my arthritis. Good for some, not for others...but please stop all this bashing.

This is not good.

They sure didn't 'force' me to buy it a friend told me about it and when I gave it a try it worked wonderfully well. Wish it were cheaper.

Anonymous
#554831

Notice how jokes like this make lots of claims but none of them have been been supported/evaluated by the FDA??? What that means is they can make any bs claim they want cause their junk is "all natural" and hasn't met any medical standard.

Don't fall for it!

Anonymous
#571896
@PissedConsumer554831

The FDA only evaluates drugs. Omega XL is not a drug.

Therefore the FDA does not evaluate it.

However Omega XL abides by all of the standards that the FDA would require drug companies to abide by.

Anonymous
#530771

Why

Anonymous
#506179

Tried this product and found it to be very beneficial. So far I have no complaints.

View more comments (42)
Omega Xl's reply to:

Charged me $19.95 for my call to them regarding Omega XL

If you did not provide a method of payment, such as a credit card, or a bank account, how might we have charged? As you have chosen to remain anonymous, it isn’t possible for us to review your account and try to help. If you wish to address your concerns, we recommend contacting our Customer Advocacy Group at 1-800-607-0419, or via email at cagsupport@greathealthworks.com.
ID
#198967 Review #198967 is a subjective opinion of poster.

Omega XL advertised anti-inflamatory pills for sale.

I did not purchase any but they still charged my bank account %19.95.

I only gave them my name and address no other info?! How'd they get the

other info?

How can I get the charge taken off and stop any more such charges?

The product involved is Omega XL anti-inflamatory pills. They are being

sold by a christian ministry organization on TV Channel HLN arround midnight or on late night TV.

I cant remember the name of the man or the lady on the program I'm truly

sorry! Could you please try to help me??????

They had a lady and a gentleman also on the program as guests.

17 comments
Anonymous
#766748

I am glad I read the reviews.

Anonymous
#749099

I cant believe the comments that I've been reading why do you people continue to allow these people to go into your checking account? CLOSE THE DANG ACCOUNT geesh if that's the only thing you can do to stop them, then do it and open another account.

Just let your bank know why you're doing it. Plain and Simple

Anonymous
#688436

I was considering ordering this Product but with all the negative comments, I think I will pass. I have had those same experience with company's and that tells me all I need to know.

I know that the People on the other end of the phone are there to sell sell sell and keep you ordering but when the Company has a hard time refunding your money or canceling your order then that's a BUYER BEWARE enough for me.

Thank you to those of you that posted the comments to inform the general public.

Anonymous
#654129

Reducing or eliminating sugar products will control or eliminate pain in many parts of the body, especially jount/arthritis pain. Also, eat more raw/fresh fruit and vegetables and drink alkaline water. Amazing how dietary adjustments will turn disease into wellness.

Anonymous
#652910

Your first clue to this being a scam was: They are being sold by a christian ministry organization

Anonymous
#599720

Easy solution: Get a prepaid CC with a limit, to be used for these types of "free trials." Then thay CAN"T hurt you financially, even if it's your fault.

Anonymous
#520219

I tried the product and....had horrible headaches. I cancelled, returned the product and was told my refund would take 30 to 60 days????

Such a (what else than a rip-off) bunch of baloney. I accused them of possibly using my money and other customers also. I was then told (manager) that I would receive my refund in 3-5 days. That didn't happen.

I turned it over to my bank.

Good luck to you in resolving your issue with them. By the way, the price is now 59.90 including shipping.

Anonymous
#500583

I think it is sad that you are all so negative about this.

If you had spoken to them with some decency you may of had a n answer to your question,

LOt;s of things in America, have not followed the guide lines yet, stillhave been put on the shelves...

Anonymous
#464916

Omega xl is a scam. I called their 1-800 number to ask the exact ingredients, specifically what is the exact amount of the touted "PCSO-524." Read closely. The back of the bottle says 

"Omega Fatty Acids containing PCSO-524

(green lipped mussel oil extract)"

A highly touted exotic miracle ingredient with no FDA evaluation is a dead giveaway of nutrition supplement scams. A well conceived scam will creatively hide the lack of true ingredients on the label; omega xl doesnt even go that far. It specifically says that each 300 mg serving "contains" PCSO-524. 

When I asked their customer service exactly how many mg of PCSO-524 is contained within a 300 mg serving, they first said "Im not sure." She placed me on hold for two minutes to find out. She came back to the phone and said 

"we dont have any literature or product info that says exactly how many milligrams of PCSO-524 are in a 300 mg serving, but we believe its the full 300 mg."

I reminded her that listed on the ingredients is olive oil which is a source of omega fatty acids. I told her with all due respect: youre unable to tell me exactly how much active ingredient is contained in each serving, I think you guys are putting trace amounts of actual active ingredient into an olive oil pill. 

She assured me that was not the case and said its definitely all active ingredient and the olive oil was in trace amounts and for easier swallowing.

I finally got her by bringing up marketing 101. I reminded her that her product has at least 100,000 dollars of marketing behind it. She agreed that they are well-marketed.  Marketing 101: communicate bankable selling points.  

There is no statement on the label, website, box, or a sales packet on the desk of their 1-800 operators that says "Pure PCSO-524." 

If each capsule were pure PCSO-524, that would be by far the most important selling point. She was speechless, and she knew she was caught BS'ing me.

Don't buy it, and please quietly  inform your unassuming friends and family who approach you with this scam so they can avoid further embarrassment.

Anonymous
#417873

The Omega XL website does not reveal anything about the actual ingredients or research sources - the FAQ section is a joke. There is only one patented prescription Omega 3 that doctors prescribe for heart patients - and most of those heart patients could do without it if they were willing to change their diets, learn to heal relationships and manage anger, sorrow & other stressors, and exercise 5 days a week for an hour.

Omega XL might have a patent but they do not give the patent number on the site. Looks "fishy" to me. You can easily get plenty of Essential Fatty Acids from your diet if you give up junk and processed foods, start eating nuts, vegetables, and certain fishes including sardines and anchovies. Omega XL is making "too good to be true" promises and the people on the infomercial are all very large and obviously don't eat well or exercise.

They may claim joint pain and stiffness limits their ability to exercise but the fact is they could go to the local YMCA and take water aerobics for people just like them. I personally know a 93 yo woman with terrible RA who does deep water aerobics 3xweek and stretching for older people in the water 2xweek. Look up the studies on how the "placebo effect" works - that is what is happening w/the starry eyed people you meet who claim they have found the "magic bullet" for health. THERE ARE NO MAGIC BULLETS EXCEPT FOR A VERY CLEAN CAREFULLY PLANNED DIET, PORTION CONTROL AT EVERY MEAL, AND VIGOROUS EXERCISE -PERIOD.

Although many of the infomercial and multi level marketing pills and juices actually HAVE certain essential oils and anti oxidants or whatever, they are outrageously expensive and cannot deliver what they promise any better than a good diet can. At the drugstore get a bottle of fish oil on a buy one get one free and MAKE SURE it breaks down the exact amount of EPA and DHA on the back of the bottle - if it does not, don't get it, just because the capsule is 1200 mg does not mean it is 1200mg of fatty acids. Also - DO NOT EVER ever ever ever - give your bank check card number to anyone over the phone for any reason. It is the same as writing a blank check made out to "Cash" and leaving it on a busy street corner.

If you are too young or do not have good enough credit for a credit card then you have no business buying anything by phone or online. This includes airline tickets, car rentals, hotel reservations etc because they will hold a deposit against damages and can cause you to bounce a dozen checks x $30 per bounced check. Credit cards have protections if a company charges it without your permission. The check card attached to your bank account has no such protection.

You can be wiped out and your friendly local banker cannot help you. Just because your bank check card says "Visa" or "MC" on it, it is simply not a credit card. If you give it out to a company like Omega XL or any other infomercial, magazine, email etc, etc, you will regret it. Be smart.

Most infomercials over-promise and under-deliver - so do emails form companies you never heard of. They make things sound special and different which actually can be bought at the drugstore or made at home. No matter who it is you are talking to, emailing, web site ordering, etc do not give your account number, birth date, SS# etc to any one for any reason unless you know for absolute certainty who it is and why they want the info. Some people fall for it when an "official" sounding person calls them to "confirm" their address and SS#/credit card# by giving the wrong # and will actually say "No, the correct number is....." to a perfect stranger!

I can't tell you how many people, 18 yo to 88 yo on limited incomes have ended up financially ruined because they used their bank check card as if it were a credit card or gave out personal info to a scammer on the phone or email. If you have limited funds, give yourself a weekly allowance from the ATM. Limited income and Low income people (and even some higher income people) who use the bank check card to buy a $4 coffee and muffin at the convenience store every day eventually lose track and end up overdrawn and end up paying $40 for each $4 coffee after the overdraft charges. Again, the only magic bullet for health is good genes to start with coupled with self control, daily physical activity, and a smart clean diet.

Good luck! :)

View more comments (16)