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, the scammers used misleading endorsements and even threatened people who bought 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 is refunding approximately two million dollars to victims of the scam.
When I reported to you about this settlement last summer, I told you how to apply for a refund either online or using a paper claim form. Claims had to be filed before July 16th. Now the FTC has started to mail checks to the victims of the scam who applied for a refund. When future refund programs are instituted by the FTC I will report about them to you here on Scamicide.com
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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