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    V-i-s-a-l-u-s? Scam?

    A friend came home today after attending a V-i-s-a-l-u-s (no hyphen between letters) meeting. Apparently it's a MLM vitamin/nutritional company that's just started and recruiting heavily. Some of the dumb things I heard that they did at that meeting raised a red flag for me.

    Why oh why doesn't everyone wait at least one year before joining something? At least you can wait to see if the company is still around in a year. I do that very thing and never do the same people come looking to recruit me after a year.

    Anyway, if anyone knows some credible information on this company please share such as:

    How long have they been in business?

    Who are the executive officers and have they been in MLM failed companies before?

    Thanks in advance.:blunt:

    Oh yes, here is their website:
    http://*******.com/

    I can't post the website URL here because the script keeps eliminating the name of the company for some unexplained reason. Just type in www.v-i-s-a-l-u-s.com and leave out the hyphens to get to their website. It's chocked full of sales information, but nothing important to me.

    I did find one page that reviewed this company and it was very negative. When you do a search for the company by name and the keyword "scam" you get hundreds of pages put up by this company to counter anything negative. That alone tell me they're up to no good.
    Last edited by Gremil; 06-21-2012 at 11:48 PM.
    Never underestimate what lengths scammers will go to in order to get all of your money! :1crysad:

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    Re: V-i-s-a-l-u-s? Scam?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gremil View Post
    Why oh why doesn't everyone wait at least one year before joining something? At least you can wait to see if the company is still around in a year. I do that very thing and never do the same people come looking to recruit me after a year.
    Strange comment, the company has been going for 6 years, how long do you want to wait to see if its still around?
    "People are not interested in your product or your business; they are interested in solving their own problems." -- James Dillehay, Entrepreneur and Author

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    Re: V-i-s-a-l-u-s? Scam?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gremil View Post
    A friend came home today after attending a V-i-s-a-l-u-s (no hyphen between letters) meeting. Apparently it's a MLM vitamin/nutritional company that's just started and recruiting heavily. Some of the dumb things I heard that they did at that meeting raised a red flag for me.

    Why oh why doesn't everyone wait at least one year before joining something? At least you can wait to see if the company is still around in a year. I do that very thing and never do the same people come looking to recruit me after a year.

    Anyway, if anyone knows some credible information on this company please share such as:

    How long have they been in business?

    Who are the executive officers and have they been in MLM failed companies before?

    Thanks in advance.:blunt:

    Oh yes, here is their website:
    http://*******.com/

    I can't post the website URL here because the script keeps eliminating the name of the company for some unexplained reason. Just type in www.v-i-s-a-l-u-s.com and leave out the hyphens to get to their website. It's chocked full of sales information, but nothing important to me.

    I did find one page that reviewed this company and it was very negative. When you do a search for the company by name and the keyword "scam" you get hundreds of pages put up by this company to counter anything negative. That alone tell me they're up to no good.
    Seems pretty obvious that its a waste of time and money. I suggest enjoying whatever job and benefits and health you have, and not be brainwashed by their BS. Live a simple life, full of virtue, and don't allow greed and envy to taint your soul.
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    Re: V-i-s-a-l-u-s? Scam?

    Quote Originally Posted by kegger430 View Post
    Seems pretty obvious that its a waste of time and money. I suggest enjoying whatever job and benefits and health you have, and not be brainwashed by their BS. Live a simple life, full of virtue, and don't allow greed and envy to taint your soul.
    Obvious? I doubt you know anything about the company and who is making what.
    "People are not interested in your product or your business; they are interested in solving their own problems." -- James Dillehay, Entrepreneur and Author

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    Re: V-i-s-a-l-u-s? Scam?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisDoyle View Post
    Obvious? I doubt you know anything about the company and who is making what.
    Tell me...who is making what?
    __________________________________________________ ____
    MLMer admits it is ok to break family bonds and tear at its fabric in order to pursue "success." [Is this what you want from your business?]

    CoolGrey: [Son concerned with is parents choice to join Amway] After one last heated argument with my mom, I have been kicked out for "being too negative" and "bringing so much negativity home" (just got home from college)

    ChrisDoyle: I have to be honest I'm with your parents on this one.

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    Re: V-i-s-a-l-u-s? Scam?

    Quote Originally Posted by kegger430 View Post
    Tell me...who is making what?
    I didnt think you knew.
    "People are not interested in your product or your business; they are interested in solving their own problems." -- James Dillehay, Entrepreneur and Author

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    Re: V-i-s-a-l-u-s? Scam?

    I find it very hard to believe that there is not one negative post on here about Visalus. Especially for how big of a company it is.
    Of course you're going to lose weight if you drink 2 shakes a day as a meal replacement & work out regularly. I just do not get the hype & why this company is such a big deal.

    I do know that most of the Visalus distributors on facebook, don't appear to have much of a life outside of V as their only posts are related to pushing their business.

    And seriously, how is it that so many people are getting FREE BMWs after only 30 days. To me a leased vehicle isn't FREE.

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    Re: V-i-s-a-l-u-s? Scam?

    Ok, something very fishy here.
    It now appears why you can not find anything on here about V-i-s-a-l-u-s. Because when you type in the company name it shows up in *******. Very interesting.

    Why is it that most other companies on scam.com show up in the posts, but not V-i-s-a-l-u-s? Makes you kind of wonder, what the big cover up is.

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    Re: V-i-s-a-l-u-s? Scam?

    This is my point, exactly why did they go through so much trouble to block anyone finding information on this company that isn't directly related to pages they put up using keywords people may use to check on them? Traditionally in the past this tactic is used by people with a history of failed companies.

    It's been around 6 years? No matter, I would still like to know more about this group. No one seems to share information, but instead take offense to the fact I'm checking on them. Somehow at this forum their names is blocked. How is that possible?

    I never join any company that someone has introduced, but they themselves have recently joined. If they are still involved a year later I'll consider it. And "ground floor opportunity" to me is a big red flag when someone is pushing me to join their "organization". I have some friends that seem interested in joining this. I was hoping to learn more about this on their behalf.
    Never underestimate what lengths scammers will go to in order to get all of your money! :1crysad:

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    Re: V-i-s-a-l-u-s? Scam?

    I have been searching for months for articles on V & after a little more diligent searching I found this one. This guy has done his research and addresses many of the concerns I have about this company as I am sure others have. It is nearly impossible to have such a well known company that does not have any negative complaints about it. I am not saying that V shakes do not work. But, a meal replacement shake isn't the answer to long term health. Especially if you are replacing two meals a day with it.

    This articles is very direct & to the point, there are comments to follow.
    http://squackle.com/21928/screwed-up...ling-prophecy/

    I hope scam.com will not block it out. If they do, they are some how in cahoots with V.

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    Re: V-i-s-a-l-u-s? Scam?

    It might behoove people to truly read the ingredients in their shake, compare it to others out there & decide if it is worth your money to buy it. I think not!
    Those who would like to know what I do full time, email me direct for a link> [email protected] I am not here to advertise my business. Tom

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    Re: V-i-s-a-l-u-s? Scam?

    In all my time marketing on the Internet, I have never seen such irresponsible activity on such a broad scale with the unspoken company. I am not here to complain about not succeeding in this company. I have never joined and I did my research that I needed to do before going into this industry. In fact, I wanted to get into this industry, but I also wanted to make sure that the company that I chose was inline with my own ethics. That means do no harm. The product is loaded with harmful ingredients and they are masked by the promise of a BMW by shoving a picture of it in your face on their website.

    I evaluated over 30 companies before I found where I wanted to be. The first thing that I looked into was what ingredients were used in the products. I did not care as much about the compensation plan, because I knew that the money would come in time with the way that I care for those seeking help. The truth about this company came to light early in my search. I did not care about the momentum that they were having. For me, any time somebody offers something with harmful ingredients in their products, I feel that they are making blood money.

    Here is how I feel

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    Re: V-i-s-a-l-u-s? Scam?

    Thanks! This was most informative.
    Never underestimate what lengths scammers will go to in order to get all of your money! :1crysad:

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    Re: V-i-s-a-l-u-s? Scam?

    I am in it after trying it for 2 weeks I joined. Any questions email me. I have loss weight and like the company.
    Ed

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    Re: V-i-s-a-l-u-s? Scam?

    Big mistake you did not read the ingredients.
    do a little digging, and when I say a little, I mean all I had to do was google the ingredients for 10 minutes to realize this product is total crap. I wrote a review for you below, including a list of the ingredients that I searched on, mostly preservatives and cheap fillers. Any positives are outweighed by the negatives added into the product. It’s like dipping an apple in preservatives and saying it’s better then eating a regular apple, make sense? I think not.
    After really going through the ingredient list on this Visalus shake product, just for 20 minutes, pulling up the basic definitions of the ingredients, i’ve found that this shake is complete and total garbage. I would NEVER put this in my body, and I mean NEVER. If I was starving, I would even question it then. Sad but true, this shake is PACKED with preservatives and milk products which inevitably means puss and other nasty hormones, antibiotics that are all results of consuming dairy.
    Body Visalus also contains soy protein, which in my experience can be a total nightmare. Not only is soy high in phyto-estrogens, but it’s hard for the body to process, soy has a history of causing hormonal imbalance, weight gain, skin disorders, kidney stones (which I actually got twice in one year when consuming soy) etc. It’s not a winning protein option, there are so many better choices out there, like brazil nut protein, hemp protein, sun warrior protein, the amazing, natural and sustainable choices are abundant!
    It’s sickening to me that this company can sell a product packed with preservatives and expect people to create long term, sustainable results for themselves. These people may lose weight, but inside their bodies are FIGHTING to process all of the foreign ingredients they are consuming from these shakes. Weight loss is not some crazy circus act, where we have to run around with a bunch of specialty patented shakes all day, consuming preservatives and other crap. Weight loss comes naturally when we consume natural, plant based foods. I lost 30 lbs in 3 months, without the gym, but eating a raw, vegan diet. This may not be for everyone, because it requires commitment, not that this visalus challenge doesn’t, but it’s not long term, it’s “do this for 90 days and then go back to what you’re doing”. It takes our brain 28 days to lay down new pathways. What I mean by this, is we can un-learn and re-learn things in 28 days, our brain creates habits for us, and then we run on those habits.
    So think about this, if we spend 90 days consuming processed shakes to lose weight, we’ll have to continue consuming processed shakes to maintain our results. It’s set the people up for inevitable failure. OR we can spend 90 days, choosing plant based, mostly raw, all vegan foods. We can drink fresh vegetable and fruit juices, big hearty raw meals of greens, delicious fresh ingredients, nuts, seeds, dehydrated breads! We can literally teach our brain to enjoy the healthiest, best, most sustainable organic food in EXISTENCE and lose weight, but more importantly, lose the negative mindset and limiting beliefs that kept us reaching for the crap food and running from pleasure (healthy food, happy weight.)
    90 Days is more then enough time to change your taste buds, your lifestyle and create new, successful habits, that you can sustain. I understand there is a huge market for these types of programs, and they are very helpful when the food choices that are presented are in alignment. If you were to do a 90 day program that included eating natural, organic foods, i’d say Hell yes! Here’s the thing, this company cut corners big time, all I had to do was google a few ingredients to see that they use cheap fillers that soda, candy and fake processed sugar companies use. It’s betrayal, don’t buy!
    Other Ingredients: Protein Blend of (Soy Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Hydrolysate, and Whey Protein Concentrate), Digestive Resistant Maltodextrin (Fibersol™), High Oleic Sunflower Oil, Natural and Artificial Flavor, MCT Oil, Maltodextrin, Gum Acacia, Xanthan, Sodium Caseinate, Lecithin, Aminogen™, Mono & Diglycerides, DiPotassium Phosphate, Sucralose
    Contains: Milk and Soy
    Do you want more????

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    Re: V-i-s-a-l-u-s? Scam?

    What you say to eat is what I usually eat for my meal and snacks, sometimes with tuna,crab or chicken on it. We will see what happens. I have loss 28 Lbs. in 3 weeks and feel alot better than I use to. I do not work out, just walk a mile a day. My wife has also loss the same.
    What you say is very true about getting back on food. I did optifast which was good, no food involved for 6 months, and it was really hard to get back on food.
    Thank you for your opinion.

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