Is Losing Weight Really This Easy?

It’s some pitch – lose lots of weight quickly with products you can try out for free. Even better when the products seem to be endorsed by trusted news site and satisfied “reporters” can attest to all the unwanted pounds they’ve dropped.

Those were the kinds of claims behind a recent complaint filed by the FTC and State of Connecticut against Boris Mizhen and his companies, who allegedly used fake news websites to promote weight loss products. Featuring stories like "Acai Berry Diet Exposed: Miracle Diet or Scam?," the sites often displayed the logos of major news sources  like CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News,” and featured fake reporters claiming to have lost lots of weight quickly without any special diet or real exercise. Many people who followed the links and signed up for a free trial, rather than paying a small shipping handling fee, ended up paying $79.99 for the trial, and for recurring monthly shipments of products that were hard to cancel,” the FTC alleged. 

If you’re interested in losing weight, the truth is:

  • Claims that you can eat all you want and still lose weight effortlessly just aren't true. Weight loss products that make claims like "lose 25 pounds in four weeks" are not only false, but impossible to achieve. To lose weight — and keep it off — you have to eat fewer calories and increase your activity. Read Weighing the Evidence in Diet Ads for more.
  • What starts as a free trial — or for a very low cost — might end up costing you real money. Some companies use free trials to sign you up for more products — sometimes lots of products — which can cost you lots of money as they bill you every month until you cancel. Read "Free Trials" Aren't Always Free for more.

Comments

I for one am glad that these types of sites and products are being seriously assessed. It makes it very difficult for those of us who are trying to promote legitimate weight loss products. Losing weight has no magic pill - it's a lifestyle change that will ultimately triumph.

This doesn't all for some concern and there area alerting number of weight loss scams online. But getting the information from a reputable website is no easy task with on the scammers being seo experts.
Thanks For This Great Article and I Will Definitely Bookmark This Page.

Currently I am writing an article on it

I don't think Acai Berry is a scam. I would say perhaps there are too many advertisers and marketers out there promoting various acai berry product lines which created lots of confusion to the general public..just have to be careful before you jump on and purchase another product..my 2 cents.

Chloe, Publisher

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Yeah, I agree that there are lots of scams on the Internet. This is why people need to do their due diligence before buying something on the internet. Some of them may seem like scams due to their marketing, but they are actually not. People need to start to think with their heads.

Susanna

Definitely it is very hard to loose weight, loosing weight depends on how you work hard and what you eat in diet, but you know what? I have an article about losing weight that focuses more on removing toxins substances in our body,toxins came from what we ate since we were child and also we can get toxins from our environment. If you would think, almost all of advanced city has the largest number of obese. Why? because most of food that they ate were full of preservatives..

wow, Amy Hebert
awesome blog article.Really thank you!
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