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. The marketers of the NutriMost Fat Loss System claimed that their “new technology” would enable people to lose up to 40 pounds or more in 40 days without any restrictive diet. Of course, it was all a scam. In addition, as commonly is the case with such scams, used misleading endorsements and even threatened people who bout the system if they attempted to post negative comments or reviews. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has settled charges against NurtriMost and pursuant to the settlement, NutriMost will refund more than millions of dollars to victims of the scam.
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 apply for a refund either online or you can file a paper claim form. All claims must be filed before July 16th.
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.
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