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The lady who sold me Herbalife will not leave me alone

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Herbastrife · 19/06/2013 13:54

Hi all,
I wanted to lose some weight and contacted Herbalife.
A lady got in contact with me and I bought a months supply of shakes from her(quite priceyShock)
Anyway what I didn't realise was that this lady texts/emails and calls me constantly.(I've missed most of her calls and she leaves me nice but at the same time quite pushy messages to call her back as she wants to get my body measurements,weight and give me 'encouragement' etc.)
I've been strict with the diet for a week and then the weekend it all went out of the window.
She wants me to take pictures of my body,measure every part of my body and weigh myself every single week and send to her.
I personally want to do it alone and maybe weigh myself monthly and I don't really want to send pics of myself in underwear to a stranger either!
WIBU to kindly tell her to leave me alone?
Has anyone been on the Herbalife shake diet and is this normal with the sales reps?

OP posts:

RiotsNotDiets · 19/06/2013 13:57

Just email saying that you are happy with the products you have bought but that you're not interested in any additional services and please could she stop contacting you.


BeetleBugBaby · 19/06/2013 13:58

Tell her straight, no, you are not interested in sending her your measurements, and you are doing well and happy to continue by yourself.

If she however ignores this and continues to message/call/email..tell her any further contact from her will be considered harrassment and you will take legal action...that will shut her up I bet!


CashmereHoodlum · 19/06/2013 14:10

Not sure what herbalife is but tell her not to contact you again. If she continues after this she is harrassing you and you can take steps to stop her.

Requesting pictures of half-naked clients is beyond the pale.


Herbastrife · 19/06/2013 14:18

Thanks everyone!I didn't know if it was normal for the people who sell you these products to do this.
I appreciate and respect that she is 'just doing her job' and didn't want to seem rude.

Thanks again!

OP posts:

cozietoesie · 19/06/2013 14:22

She's trying to create a stronger relationship with you and get you hooked in - maybe sees you as a possibility for a future distributor for her chain (HL being a multi level marketing organisation.) I doubt she would notice you being rude if you tried - she's just after your current and future ££££££.


RohiniR · 20/06/2013 10:31

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Kleptronic · 20/06/2013 10:39

Blimey did a bloody great klaxon go off in Herbalife HQ?!?

I want to know what social media management software they're using 'cos it's frighteningly efficient...

Also, high five Mumsnet, clearly an arbiter of media image Grin


sue52 · 20/06/2013 10:46

Are they a pyramid selling company? It could be that she's hooking you in as a potential future distributer. Steer clear.


LadyBeagleEyes · 20/06/2013 11:11

Oh dear, you've got her into trouble now, OP.Grin


DreamingofSummer · 20/06/2013 11:13

Now that is impressive by Herbalife.


coughingbean · 20/06/2013 11:16


HalfPastTwoDear · 20/06/2013 11:17

Kleptronic - mention or google alerts.

It's pretty standard to monitor mentions of your company.


GalaxyDefender · 20/06/2013 11:23

Someone I went to school with is a Herbalife "distributor" as well as a Zumba instructor. These are literally the only things he posts about on Facebook, usually multiple times a day with the Herbalife crap with alarmist and/or factually incorrect nonsense about how crap -insert food/diet- is and how glad he is that Herbalife is sooooo amazing he doesn't need it Hmm

I'd steer well clear, it's just another weight-loss cult. I think they do try to be chummy with all their customers in case they can hook you in for more stuff, as others have said, very pyramid-schemey. Most weight-loss products have been proven not to work anyway so it's just a way to get money off you.


Kleptronic · 20/06/2013 11:56

Thanks HalfPast that's my new thing learnt for the day!


FeegleFion · 20/06/2013 12:01

Shock Rohini

Oh wahhhh that woman is in trouble now! Grin


FeegleFion · 20/06/2013 12:02

Hmm X-post LBE


HalfPastTwoDear · 20/06/2013 12:06

I too have an old schoolfriend who sells it. She's 22 stone and is telling everyone how wonderful it is.

Even my dog knows that MLM is just a fancy-shmancy modern word for pyramid scheme.


Antisecco · 20/06/2013 12:17

OP...none of my business but could I counsel AGAINST your giving out any personal details to the Marketing Manager...not only would you potentially getting your distributor in trouble (and as you say, she's just doing her job and probably following marketing guidelines), and it will just gibve a higher tier on the 'pyramid' a way of contacting you.

I should just tell them all that you want no further harrassment contact as others have said.


quesadilla · 20/06/2013 12:21

Sorry you are having to put up with this but that's what you get for dealing with these evangelical direct sales type products. They are glorified pyramid schemes.

If you really want to lose weight try weight watchers or exercise. This stuff is classic snake oil.


WhiteShakette · 20/06/2013 12:24

I thought Herbalife was a euphemism for cannabis, and that the OP was complaining about an intrusive dealer... Grin


TurnThatFrownUpsideDown · 20/06/2013 12:30

(I laughed at loud at the Herbastrife name - brilliant!)

My old school friend also sells Herbalife as well as Zumba, teeth whitening, spray tans, nails and he goes on about it all the time on FB.

As far as i can tell, what your distributor is doing is fairly normal practice for the Herbalife crew. He posts a lot about visiting his clients and weighing them and being impressed by their losses etc.

Just to add - imo, this is a terrible fad diet. The man i know who sells this repeatedly falls off the wagon and goes back on to Herbalife perhaps a week every month. it's a vicious cycle.

One of my friends bought a month's supply (i think it was £100!), took one drink in the morning and said it was rank. Now it's all just sitting in a cupboard.

I'd just give the woman a phone call and tell her firmly that you're happy with the products but don't like the idea of being weighed so often. tell her you'll be in touch if you need her, but that her current methods are actually putting you off the Herbalife brand.


differentnameforthis · 20/06/2013 12:38

She wants me to take pictures of my body,measure every part of my body and weigh myself every single week and send to her

Probably because she wants to hit targets, she doesn't give a crap about you as long she hits her targets!


InLoveWithDavidTennant · 20/06/2013 13:07

love the nn op Grin

and blimey... quick response from herbalife hq Shock

never heard of them tbh. sounds faddy to me and a waste of money


LisaMed · 20/06/2013 13:15

Are they the same people who went on MSE saying that if you didn't use their stuff you would definitely get cancer? I can't remember and the thread was pulled.

My impression was that it's not target weight, but target sales. However if anyone can tell me that it works I'll listen with an open mind.


SmiteYouWithThunderbolts · 20/06/2013 14:07

I also know someone who sells this shite stuff and I've had to hide her on fb because I'm sick of the constant posting about it. I can't even bring myself to respond with evidence to refute some of the utterly nonsensical claims she makes about what 'normal' food does to you compared to Herbalife nonfood.

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