LA WEIGHT LOSS: Evansville, IN Center Sold Memberships a Week Before Closing

14 WFIE  covered the all-too-common story of a woman who feels cheated by the abrupt closure of her LA Weight Loss center in Evansville, IN. 

Source:  14 WFIE 

Customers of LA Weight Loss in Evansville are coming forward claiming the store kept their money after closing. Some customers claim there were no warnings.

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“The problem is LA Weight Loss has closed and I’m not receiving services I’ve paid for,” said LA Weight Loss customer Anna Baldwin. 

Baldwin says she charged more than $700 to her credit card for payments to LA Weight Loss. So finding out the store was closed on Thursday came as quite a shock.

“I was pretty upset I was never notified that they just closed,” said Baldwin. 

Baldwin says she is only about halfway through her contract and she the owner still has her money.

“I’m still just left holding an empty bag. I’m in debt now hopefully I can work something out with my credit card,” said Baldwin. 

Baldwin says she paid $400 for a year-long membership with the company.

She also claims she bought 20 boxes of dietary bars for $300 and so far has only received four boxes.

“I talked up this place that they were really helping a lot of people and for them to just up and leave, they’ve let down a lot of people”

Other customers of the weight loss program tell 14 News the store was signing people up and taking their money just a week before closing.

LA Weight Loss released the following statement: “LA Weight Loss franchise company was just notified by the local franchise owner that due to economic conditions he can no longer continue operating the local Evansville, Indiana center.”

The statement went on to leave two contact numbers to reach the owner.

Baldwin called the numbers and says she’s gotten no response.

“I understand times are hard but now i don’t have $708. So I’m hurt just as much as he is. I signed a contract but it needs to be honored one way or another.” said Baldwin. 

…14 News also tried to call the owner and weren’t able to reach him

Indiana consumers should file complaints with both the PA and IN Attorney General’s Offices.

Contact Information is available here:  Contact List of State Attorneys General

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2 thoughts on “LA WEIGHT LOSS: Evansville, IN Center Sold Memberships a Week Before Closing”

  1. I AM SO PIIISSSSED AT LAWL/PURE WL, THEY CAME INTO OUR STATE (CALIF) AND STOLE OUR MONEY. I ASKED ONE OF THE EMPLOYEES IF UR NOT FROM LA WHY R U CALLED LAWL, SHE REPLIED WOULD WE BE SOOO SUCCESSFUL IF WE WERE CALLED PENNSILVANIA WEIGHTLOSS!!! I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER BY THAT STATEMENT, BUT I WAS SOOOO DESPARATE I GAVE THEM OVER $2500.00 FOR 2 YRS OF PROGRAM & BARS, I COULD KICK MY OWN BUTT.

    THEY WERE ALWAYS PUSHING TO SELL U STUFF IN BULK “ITS LIKE COSTCO WHEN U BUY IN BULK US SAVE” WHAT A IDIOT I AM. $1700 DOLLARS WORTH OF BULK BARS I NEVER REC’D.

    AND TO THE EMPLOYEE WHO REPLIED TO I CANT SLEEP AT NIGHT “KISS MY ASS”.

    I AM IN FINANCIAL RUIN, UUR COMPANY SHOULD OF NEVER GONE ACCROSS THE COUNTRY OPENING ALL OF THOSE LOCATIONS ONE AFTER THE OTHER, ALL OF THOSE COMMERCIALS, IF THEY DIDNT WAIT TO SEE HOW THINGS WERE DOING. THERE WERE NEW LOCATIONS OPEN EVERY MONTH.

    I WISH I COULD HVE 5MINS IN THE RING WITH ALL OF YOU LYING THEFTS, YOU SHOULD BE PUT IN JAIL….

  2. Deborah:
    Did you pay by credit card by any chance? If so, call your credit card company and ask for them to charge back the amount. Others have had good luck with this.

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