These pills are supposed to make you smart. But the sellers don’t seem to be taking them?
IntelligenceRX doesn’t look like a major threat to online consumers, but it does look like it would be entertaining to look at it some more. Contact information:
PO Box 41542
St.Petersburg FL 33710
August 5, 2017; There may be nothing illegal or wrong with the following business practices. But they suggest that the seller is not to be trusted. I’m using my Scam-O-Meter scoring system; -1 means true (bad), +1 means false (good), and 0 means undetermined. I penalize the seller for statements made by shills.
Ridiculous claims: -1
- “Get a leg up on your co-workers with the IntelligenceRX Brain Pill today!” … “Imagine how impressed your boss will be with your when you outperform all your slower-thinking co-workers.“
- “Stop the decrease in cognitive functioning that comes with age for good!“
Suspicious location: -1. PO Box 41542, St.Petersburg FL 33710 is a post office box. What else is going on here:
… okay you get the picture.
Onerous terms: -1
- To get a refund, you have to return the product within 30 days from your order — not from the day you receive it.
- You have to return the product unused and unopened. This will make trying it “for free” rather difficult.
- They charge a $15 per bottle restocking fee.
- You pay the shipping.
- If you reverse their charge on your credit card, that’s fraud.
- They don’t guarantee that anything they say is true.
Lying and deception: -1
- “Clinically proven to improve focus and energy.” IntelligenceRX cites four sources in the small print at the bottom of the second page:
- A summary of a proposed method for figuring out whether new drugs are any good.
- An experiment that involved rats but not IntelligenceRX.
- A summary of stuff we think we know about traditional Indian berbs.
- Another experiment that involved rats but not IntelligenceRX.
- “For a limited time, you can try IntelligenceRX for free!” Dictionary.com defines “For free” as “Without charge.” See “Onerous Terms” above.
- In order to find out the price, you have to give your personal information.
- “Hurry! Only 250 bottles sent per day.” “As of <date> we currently have the product in stock.” “10 people are viewing this product right now.” “We cannot guarantee supply.” etc.
Phony reviews: -1. Web publishers are shilling for IntelligenceRX and embarrassing themselves.
- From GenuixTrial.com: “If you are willing to use this supplement, visit online and check the offers or deals on its official website. Hurry up and get its bottle, until the stock lasts. Go for it right now.“
- PRFree.org says: “To prevent complaints from your sidekick toss around a IntelligenceRx. It is new. This column will take a look at why IntelligenceRx shopping is so difficult. It might be IntelligenceRx biggest example. That will change your life.“
- Focus Nutra seems enthusiastic, but confused. “… this formula will help prevent the cause of Alzheimer’s it is not the cure to this disease.“
Testimonials with photos make it easy to spot the fraud. This one was lifted from OffshoreEnergyToday.com .
Crummy product: 0. I couldn’t find an unbiased review. Keep in mind that a scam can involve a good product.
Overpriced: 0. IntelligenceRX wants $54 for a bottle of pills; I couldn’t figure out how many pills it contains, nor the recommended dosage. Amazon carries it for $50, they don’t show the pill count either.
75% discount: +1. False.
Total score; -5
- The Better Business Bureau rates sister company Revival Beauty “F” with 91 complaints. They run a free-sample / auto-ship racket. Complaints concern samples not received, repeated unauthorized charges, fake tracking numbers. etc. The company’s response to many of them is that the customer’s problem is really with some other company. “We received your BBB complaint by Mistake. Hashtag Fulfillment is a third party logistics company, who manages inventory and ships product for our clients. Unfortunately, that is the extent of our relationship with our clients. We do not manage billing between our clients and their customers.” Hashtag Fulfillment uses the same post office box as do Revival Beauty and IntelligenceRX.
- I’ve found the statements “Rush my trial!” “IntelligenceRX free trial” “Accept offer” and “Claim your bottles today!” on the web site. They imply that a free-trial / auto-ship scam may be underway that could lead to repeated unauthorized charges. But the terms say nothing about a subscription or auto-ship.
IntelligenceRX does not accept PayPal.
Conclusion: I’ve found that frequent vigorous exercise makes me feel smart and energetic.
Bloopers: This whole site is a blooper. But as an encore here is the ingredient list: “IntelligenceRX Proprietary Blend: Standardized 80% IntelligenceRX 1000mg.”