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. One of the companies scamming victims with phony weight loss products is Sale Slash LLC which sold phony weight loss products including White Kidney Bean Extract and Pure Forskolin Extract which the company marketed through spam emails containing phony endorsements from celebrities including Oprah Winfrey. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has settled charges against Sale Slash and pursuant to the settlement, Sale Slash will refund more than eight million dollars to victims of the scam. Eqiq Systems is administering the refunds on behalf of the FTC and began sending out checks today.
For more information about this refund program go to the tab at the top of the Scamicide home page entitled “FTC Scam Refunds.”  You can also call Epiq if you believe you are entitled to a refund to confirm that you are on their list. Epiq can be reached at 888-456-3556.
As for weight loss products, 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.