My posts on various scams are the most visited of any of my posts by a huge margin, which I find gratifying since, of all the posts these are the ones that might be achieving something worthwhile. The latest to hit the net is a slimming programme promising weight loss of a staggering stone per week, so if you are 14 stone and want to get down to 10 this programme supposedly will get you there within a month! This is a degree of weight loss only achievable by amputation of large body parts. Once upon a time I personally lost 10lb in 7 days, but I did have campylobacter at the time. As usual you are offered a cheap introductory sample, (offer ends tomorrow) and you have to buy two products, “Beri Lean Slim Ultra” (magic berries), and ”Lean Slim Cleanse” (a laxative). This latter stuff is claimed to:
• Helps Eliminate Bad Toxins that have Built Up Over the Years
• Removes 'Sludge' from the Walls of the Colon
• Helps Get Rid of Gas and Bloating
• Helps to Regulate the Metabolism
Toxins? Sludge? Regulate the metabolism? Strewth! And as for getting rid of gas there is already a pretty efficient way of doing that for free.
As usual the object is to get you to sign up to a regular debit authority which makes regular large deductions from your credit card, and which are then almost impossible to cancel.
The claims for these products are so obviously ridiculous that I am tempted to suggest that anyone stupid and gullible enough to fall for them deserves to be taken. But stupidity is not a crime and the gullible have a right to be protected from fraudsters. Don’t sign up.