The scammers are back! If you spend even a short time each day surfing the web you will probably have seen ads for a slimming product promising to turn you from a lard eating pie bucket into a lithe slender sex bomb, just by taking their magic pills. If you click on the link to find out more the telltale signs of a scam are all there.
1, The site makes wild and implausible claims to appeal to the desperate and the gullible.
2, The web is saturated with sites promoting the product, often heavily supported by testimonials from satisfied customers. Some of these testimonials might even be genuine.
3, You find that the magic pills are in fact of two types and they only work in combination. So you have to buy both.
4, There is a special offer ending very soon giving you a free trial for just a few pounds.
5, You can only pay by credit card, and you are required to authorise regular deductions from your account.
6, It is difficult, if not impossible to actually contact, or get a response from the company by phone, post or email.
If you look at the list of ingredients there is nothing special. Just a few random substances, green tea, acai berries, inorganic chromate. What are these supposed to do exactly? There is not a jot of evidence that they can in any way help you lose body fat. If you really want to try them you can get them from a health shop far more cheaply, and waste much less money. And when you find they don’t work you don’t have to buy any more. There are already cases of people having signed up to this finding unexpected deductions from their credit card account.
Steer well clear. Don’t give these people your credit card details.