Acai Berry Retailers Fight Back Against Negative Stereotypes

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Following Reports by the Better Business Bureau and the Suspension of Credit Card Processing by Visa for Certain Acai Berry Retailers, Honest Sellers are Fighting Back Against the Negative Connotations of the Industry.

Earlier this month, Visa cut off more than 100 acai berry retailers for enacting any number of schemes to bill customers large amounts of money for a product they did not buy. These rebills along with warnings by the BBB and Federal Trade Commission have scared off many consumers seeking a legitimate source of acai berries, one of the world’s most popular superfoods.

Retailers of acai berries who do not use the credit card rebilling scams are seeking ways to let consumers know that acai is a safe product when purchased from a safe source according to acai retailer, Bryan Nettles of Pure Acai Products, the company behind the Suri Acai Berry website (

“Consumers are scared, and rightly so, of being scammed by the unethical practices of other retailers. However, there are many legitimate sellers of acai berries online, and consumers seeking the natural health benefits of acai can order products safely and securely from these websites, including our own,” says Nettles.

According to Nettles, consumers seeking Acai products from safe retailers can protect themselves by:

  • Checking the reputation of the site in the Better Business Bureau or through consumer reporting websites.
  • Avoiding offers for free trials of any acai products. These have been shown to be predominately scams of some kind.
  • Reading all fine print on the selling site including hyperlinks to additional pages of text and conditions.
  • Using a prepaid credit card as a final measure of protection against potential future charges. The credit card has only a certain amount of money available for purchases and cannot be charged additional times if the initial purchase deducts all or most monetary value of the card.

Acai berries have been thrust into the spotlight thanks to mentions by media personalities including Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Oz and Rachel Ray. While none of the personalities endorse sellers of acai berries, these and others tout their health benefits as one of the world’s finest super fruits. Acai berries have large amounts of antioxidants and have been clinically linked to improved memory, weight loss and anti-aging benefits.

For additional information about Suri Acai Berries, contact Bryan Nettles, Director of Communications at Pure Acai Products, or visit

About Suri Acai Berry (
Suri Acai Berry was begun in 2007 as a source of information and acai products for consumers world-wide. Today Suri Acai Berry provides resources including informative articles, modern research and recipes as well as acai products to customers seeking better ways to buy and use the premium health food.


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