I was super skeptical when starting with HealthyWage but I won $2,500 and lost 50lbs my first time around. I still had weight to lose so I entered a second (technically 3rd) bet, which just came to a close. I was notified I won and was eagerly awaiting payment. With COVID and lack of work I was really relying on that pay out to make it through this holiday season. Not to mention I busted my ass to better myself and win that money. I earned it fair and square.
They notified me in a very vague email that my bet had been cancelled. I emailed back and forth a couple of times and it turns out that because of the "yoyo rule" they would not be paying me out but would "do me a favor" and refund my initial investment. 2 problems with this: First, I had over a year and a failed bet in between this bet so in theory, there was no yoyo-ing. But for arguments sake, I was unaware of this rule and it was the responsibility of whomever verified my weight in at the beginning of the bet to catch this, not me. According to their rules you can still compete but your starting weight should be altered to your ending weight from the last bet. No one did this so I was not given the opportunity to possibly still win my bet. I had no idea there was an issue until the bet was over. I should not be held responsible or penalized for one of their employees messing up.
Not only was I not paid out but only 3 of my 9 payments were refunded to me and now they have stopped responding to my emails so not only have they scammed me but have essentially stolen money from me. And based on the reviews I've read they always seem to find a loophole to not allow you to win twice.