As you may have heard, ‘Dr.” Mehmet Oz is considering a run for Pat Toomey’s seat in Pennsylvania because Toomey isn’t running for reelection.
Let me tell you of my own personal experience with Dr. Oz, at least with his organization. Several years ago I ordered a skin cream from him, which only cost me $5.00. The rules in the advertisement were that if you didn’t like it within 30 days, you could cancel, no hard feelings. I said fine.
They sent two products, one skin cream and one eye cream and it was crap. I mean major garbage. Its quality, or rather the lack thereof, was evident when I opened the package — and of course it had been touted as something revolutionary. I’ve sampled cosmetics for well over 50 years, I know what I’m looking at the minute I open the jar and use it once.
I called up the 800 number and I said I wanted to cancel any future shipments of the product. I was told that I had to return the unused portions of the product and that I would be billed in any event for the coming month, and by the by, that charge was not going to be the $68.00 which was the quoted price, that charge would be $140.00. I also found out that the Oz organization had hit my card twice, for $1.00 each, and said charges were unexplained and unauthorized. They refused to refund them, saying that they had “the right” to test my account and see if a charge would go through. Yes, they do, but you don’t get to keep the money.
When I began to argue this I was told to “go read the website.” I said a few salty words and said, “I’m going by the terms and conditions of your advertisement. I don’t care what’s on the website.” The woman said in a prissy manner, “This conversation is being recorded so you will need to use appropriate language.”
I said, “I’m delighted to use appropriate language and I’m delighted that this is being recorded. Here’s the language: You either agree to cancel this subscription right now, and not charge my card another dime, or I will take this little ad down to the District Attorney’s office and file a complaint alleging misrepresentation and fraud, coercion and false advertising. And I might throw in intentional and/or negligent infliction of emotional distress. If I don’t get you in criminal, I’ll get you in tort. Did you get all that? Now go get me a supervisor.”
There was a brief pause and the woman came back on the line and said, “Your subscription is canceled.” Hand to God, that’s what happened. They were all rough and tough and going to beat me up and take my money but the minute I started threatening legal action they folded. I have to take that as a sign that they’re used to it and that’s a can of worms they don’t want to open. Again.
Here’s the takeaway: If Oz is doing business like this in his vitamins and cosmetic empire, bait and switch, unauthorized charges, lies, coercion, etc., what do you think is going to happen when he gets his hands on the levers of government?
Mehmet Oz is Count Quackula and he is nobody you want to have anything to do with. Take a look at this.
DR OZ: "Schools are a very appetizing opportunity. I just saw a nice piece in The Lancet arguing the opening of schools may only cost us 2 to 3%, in terms of total mortality. Any, you know, any life is a life lost, but … that might be a tradeoff some folks would consider." ? pic.twitter.com/aifMeKTsIv
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 16, 2020
Now when he says “two to three percent” what is that? Two to three percent of the kids and teachers in the schools might die? Or two to three percent of the population? There are over 300,000,000 people in the United States, so 2% is 6,000,000 people, which is holocaust level deaths. Is he out of his effing MIND?
1st they came after Grandma.
Now roughly 1.1 to 1.6 million kids.
Offering them as "appetizers?"
I can't stomach these fools.
Give US #TestingForCovid19, ya buncha malevolent, murdering morons.
— Luiz Lemuz (@luizlemuz) April 16, 2020
The guy is well named, Oz. He’s the phony wizard behind the curtain. You do not want to have anything to do with this man. People of Pennsylvania, don’t do it. You deserve so much better.