From the people who brought you the LUX HD450 phone lens comes the latest elixir for reupholstering your skel!
On April 30, 2017, let’s aim our Scam-O-Meters at Jacked Muscle Extreme. Keep in mind that I’m not talking about illegal advertising; I’m talking about signs that a seller is a scammer (someone who takes your money by trickery or theft). I’m using my Scam-O-Meter scoring system; -1 means true, +1 means false, and 0 means undetermined.
Ridiculous claims: +1. None found.
Suspicious location: -1. 2658 Del Mar Heights Rd. #368, Del Mar, CA 92014 USA. A rental box shared with known scammer LUX HD450.
Onerous terms: -1
- When you send for a “free, no-risk” sample, you’re implicitly agreeing to subscribe to a bottle of Jacked Muscle Extreme every month ($90).
- You have 14 days from the day of your order — or 10 days from the day you receive your sample — to cancel your subscription. (But you can ask for an extension.)
- Your returned product must be postmarked within 10 days of the day you received it.
- They don’t guarantee that the product is fit for any use; nor that anything they say is true.
- You can’t sue them or join a class action that’s suing them.
Ads, spam, robocalls: -1. They’ll use the information you give them and what they can suck from your browser to spam you. You can opt out.
Lying and deception: -1
- The terms state that you’ll be billed for your next month’s subscription on the 14th day of your trial. So, the trial period is really only 13 days long, or 9 days from the day you receive your sample.
- The product has not been tested! Amidst the small print at the bottom is this gem; “While clinical studies were not performed on Jacked Muscle Extreme specifically, the included ingredients have been tested to provide results as specified.” The web site doesn’t say what the ingredients are.
- Terms and conditions appear in five different nooks and crannies of the scam-site. It’s like an easter-egg hunt; and they are not all the same.
- The order form lists the normal price as $79.99. But the Terms and Conditions state it is $89.99.
- I can’t tell whether your $90 bill on the 14th day is for your “free” sample or for your first monthly delivery.
Phony reviews: -1. Of the paid shills, I particularly enjoyed JackedMuscleExtremeAdvice.com. “It simply provides me the self-confidence and also self-esteem, because of a person with extra slim weak body has to bear taunt from their follows.”
Crummy product: -1. Popular Diet Pills lists the ingredients and wasn’t very impressed. “The ingredients are more designed as a fat burning formula rather than for muscle growth.” Consumer Reports lists one of the ingredients, green tea extract powder, in “15 Supplement Ingredients to Always Avoid,” listing these risks: “Dizziness, ringing in the ears, reduced absorption of iron; exacerbates anemia and glaucoma; elevates blood pressure and heart rate; liver damage; possibly death.”
Overpriced: -1. The package is marked “60 capsules,” and this is marketed as a 30-day supply for $90. This works out to $3 a day or $1.50 a capsule. Amazon has lots of muscle-building supplements at lower prices. For example, a 90-capsule bottle of NutraFX BCAA Capsules Branched Chain Amino Acids Supplements is priced at $13.50, or $0.15 a pill — 90% cheaper. It’s rated 4.6 stars in 103 customer reviews. You don’t have to subscribe to anything. And they tell you the ingredients and their amounts.
75% discount: +1. False.
Total score; -6
Unauthorized charges: CREDIT CARD RISK ALERT. The return address is the same as that of LUX HD450, so I assume they are the same company. The Better Business Bureau rates LUX HD450 “F” due to numerous complaints about failure to deliver products, delivering more or different products than ordered, refusing refunds contrary to their own Terms and Conditions, and not answering phone calls and emails.