3910 S Yellowstone Hwy
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
My name is Michele and last night I was called by a woman selling Melaleuca products. I believe this company to be a SCAM so this morning I decided to research this company. I found several negative articles regarding this companies customer service practices, lack of ethical treatment of animals and other serious claims of ripping people off.
The only people who seem to be saying anything good about it are the people making money from it!
Anyway I felt that you might be interested that this company is marketing their company to mothers playing on their love for their children.
As I was talking to this woman I "googled" Melaleuca Idaho Falls and found several websites condemning this companies products and tactics.
After 15 minutes of her "explaining" the products I politely told her I wanted to end the conversation due to all of these articles I was reading.
She belligerently said "we have only been on the phone for five minutes so you couldn't have read all that stuff." I very calmly said "we have been on the phone for 15 minutes and I can read!"
She then said "I can't believe you would put children at risk of cancer." I responded with ”I am not interested in your company.” She then said "I made $175,000.00 last year." I responded with “I prefer to sleep at night.” She said “have a great life and hung up!
The woman who contacted me was:
Her idea of "explaining" the products was by telling me that Johnson and Johnson's baby shampoo has formaldehyde and can give your children cancer now this may be true, I have no idea but if I were not aware of this type of scam I might have actually fallen for it. She also went on to say the same about tooth paste and laundry detergent; once again someone that is not familiar with this type of marketing might get fooled.
I feel that this company might be using false statements to gain the confidence of the American public so that they can take advantage of them. From what I have read this company automatically deducts money from your bank account and will not refund money when asked to. The better business bureau is useless as long as a company responds they consider a problem to be resolved and will keep a company in good standing. They do not care about the consumer they only care about the business that pays for a membership!
In one of their agents comments defending the company the agent stated that the company received awards from the American Red Cross & The Salvation Army.
I have contacted the BBB, American Red Cross & The Salvation Army.
The BBB has 297 complaints.
The American Red Cross & The Salvation Army have not yet replied but there is no mention of Melaleuca on their websites.
Here are a few links I found:
Product or Service Mentioned: Melaleuca Membership.