Weight loss scams are among the most common scams and with good reason. Many people want to lose weight and most of the scam products promise to do that for you easily without diet or exercise. The unfortunate truth is that there is no magic formula for quick and easy weight loss without diet and exercise, but scammers continue to prey on people looking for that quick solution to their weight difficulties.  Recently the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Maine Attorney General settled cases against Direct Alternatives, Original Organics, LLC and their owners Anthony Dill and Staci Dill related to the fraudulent sales of bogus weight loss supplements AF Plus and Final Trim.  The defendants falsely claimed that theses products would enable people to quickly and easily lose weight.   They also used phony scientific studies to support their claims.  In addition, the defendants offered free “risk free” trial offers and then without informing their customers, automatically enrolled them in programs charging them for products monthly.

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As for weight loss products in general, 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. 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.

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