I want to make everyone aware of the Heart Check America Scam!!! Everyone should know that.... Millions of people have been Ripped Off for Thousands of dollars!!! Most of us can't afford it and financed it for our health!!
My Husband & I just recently discovered that we've been the victims of Heart Check America! We received a call in Nov. 2010 to receive a free heart check. Sounded like a good idea. We set an appointment for Nov. 20, 2010. We know that nothing is free and they would probably try to sell us something. Of course they put us through this depressing presentation with all these horror stories of family members & celebrities, and how it could have saved their life if they knew about Heart Check America. They even showed us a video of Oprah Winfrey on her show praising the services of Heart Check America. (If Oprah says it, it must be true). We were a tough sell and were there for 4 hrs. They really try to tug on your heart strings.
They talked us into buying a full body scan along with a 10 year contract for 1 scan yearly. You could choose from a Coronary artery scan, Lung scan, Bone density scan, Virtual Colonoscopy. Basically any vital organs. If you don't want to use it that year, you can give it to a friend or family member. They also gave us a referral list and said that everyone that comes in for a free heart check gets me a $50 refund. (Glad none of my friends signed up.) Ultimately cost us $5,194 + $199 1st yr. network dues. The dues are yearly and automatic. This was all financed through Care Credit GE Money Bank @ 14% interest. Except network dues.
We did the body scan the same day and received a cd that my doctor can't read. (Apparently only a licensed radiologist can read it.) They also gave us a print out of the results that were much more understandable. I went back for a pelvic scan on Feb. 19, 2011. Everything seemed normal in the facility, business as usual. June 2011 we received a letter from Heart Check America saying they sold the company to someone called Health Screening Plus. And to call their number after June 27, 2011. I didn't think anything of it, people sell businesses all the time. We went to set an appointment for my Husbands yearly screening on Nov. 14, 2011. No Answer. The company is non existent in San Diego. We called all the phone numbers we had and nothing.
I did some research on the internet and am finding out that they got shut down in Denver back in May 2011for operating without a physicians supervision. Several states have tried to sue them and can't find them. Illinois, Colorado, Nevada... Seems San Diegans are the last ones to find out about this mess.
Note: If Oprah Winfrey and Harpo Productions knows anything about this.... I think it's a shame that one of the most powerful and supposedly generous people in the world would let millions of people suffer as a result of her indorsement. This economy is bad enough without having to finance more on the premise of possibly catching some debilitating disease early. What a shame for millions of us poor suckers!!!
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