Sliming Cure Scams
Slimming cure scams are no new, they are around for centuries; only that it has taken a new form; you need to be aware of the sophisticated methods used by crooks. Gone are the days, where scams were happening only through a small medium. Rip-offs on social media networks, such as Twitter and Facebook, are widespread.
With a growing list of complaints about traders of slimming and health supplements, making money from people's accounts without their informed authorization, the FTC advises the consumers to be their guards from slimming scams which they have resurfaced and have recently had a number of reports of. Moreover, report says that this has happened after the purchase of 'free' trial packs of herbal weight loss products or other health supplements from online sellers.
There's this recent show up of thermoplast V37, a slimming device which melts body's fat by transmitting VHF radio waves through wires. It is said that the fat is turns into fluid which is picked up by the body's lymphatic system. Even though the results are unknown exactly, there is a word of warning over this slimming aid that melts fat in 30 minutes and experts have cautioned that this technique is unproven and potentially dangerous.
Sometimes, it is also in the form of miracle health cures which often included fake testimonials from apparently satisfied customers. Don't fall for these unproven claims; beware of the false claims about clinical tests and 'money back' guarantees. Con artists behind these sorts of mass marketed weight loss scams are coming up with different concepts and names to target the vulnerable. Don't be fooled by instant slimming, there is nothing as such. In order to capture your attention, they show up testimonials that are often fabricated, as the names of the doctors and medical establishments.
So, the next time when you get to read taglines like "Incredible Weight-Loss Success Stories That Will Motivate You", "watch your belly go fat in weeks", don't be tempted to even know what it is all about. If you do, then you will have to see your wallet getting lighter. Apart from the financial loss, weight-loss programs frequently involve the sale of pills that can be hazardous to your health, and sometimes it can be addictive. Nothing great ever came that easy, you have to work hard exercising, dieting and doing things that is really hard to lose your pounds. Remember, you didn't gain it overnight so don't expect to lose it overnight.
There are steps you can take to minimize the damage and prevent further loss. If you have been scammed, don't let them get away with it, inform to the local authorities and to the Federal trade commission. Remember, if an offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is.