Last June, I told you about the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sending 6.3 million dollars in refunds to people who were scammed into buying Kevin Trudeau’s book, “The Weight Loss Cure ‘They’ Don’t Want You to Know About.” The book was sold through infomercials that touted it as a simple and effective plan that would enable you to lose dramatic amounts of weight while still eating whatever foods you wanted. The truth is that the diet was a far from simple starvation diet that also required daily injections of difficult to obtain prescription drugs. Although Trudeau was ordered to repay cheated consumers millions of dollars in 2009, it was not until a court-appointed receiver was able to locate significant money hidden by Trudeau that money just became available to partially compensate consumers for their losses. Last June I told you that if more of Trudeau’s funds were to be located, further payments would be made by the FTC in the future, as well and that is what has happened. The FTC is now sending out a second round of checks to the victims of Trudeau’s scam. If you were someone who bought this book, go to the tab at the top of this page designated “FTC Scam Refunds” for more information about getting and cashing your refund check.
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 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.