How could Oprah ever steer you wrong? I first reported to you last May about Sale Slash, a company that sold phony weight loss products such as Premium Green Coffee, Pure Garcinia Cambogia, Premium White Kidney Bean Extract, Pure Forskolin Extract and Pure Caralluma Fimbriata Extracts. Last year the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) brought legal action against Sale Slash and a number of individuals involved with the scam. Sale Slash sent spam emails, often from hacked email accounts of your friends who were made part of a botnet of computers sending out emails appearing to come from your friends with messages, such as “hi, Oprah says it’s excellent.” The message would also have links to phony news sites with videos of phony celebrity endorsements. Obviously, neither Oprah Winfrey nor your friend whose email was hacked endorsed these phony weight loss products. Now the FTC has settled the lawsuit with Sale Slash and the other defendants, closing down the scam and requiring them to turn over approximately ten million dollars to the FTC to be returned to the victims of the scam. As further details become available as to how you can make a claim if you were a victim, I will let you know.
The truth is that there are no quick fixes when it comes to weight loss and you should be wary of any product that promises you can lose tremendous amounts of weight quickly without dieting or exercise. You should also be wary of any weight loss product that is sold exclusively either over the Internet or through mail-order advertisements. It is also important to remember that no cream that you rub in your skin can help you lose substantial weight and no product can block the absorption of fat or calories. The best course of action when considering a weight loss product is to ask your physician about the effectiveness of a particular weight loss product or program before you reduce your wallet in an effort to reduce your waistline.