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Weight Loss Scams Top List of Scams in 2007

The's Top 10 Scams of 2007 has recently been released and you may (or may not) be surprised to learn that Weight Loss Scams tops the list at number one in consumer complaints. Yikes. Most notable scams from the FTC were the weight loss patch, "The Weight Loss Cure They Don’t Want You to Know About," book, and marketers of various Hoodia products.

So let this be yet another reminder that you can't buy weight loss in a book, or a pill or patch. If it seems to good to be true then it probably is, so stick to your regime of eating healthy and working out and you'll be better off in the end.


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EL-Fudge EL-Fudge 9 years
I've gotten tons of scam email offers for weight loss products, as I'm sure we all have, but let me tell you, and I only know this from experience, the hoodia works! It doesn't do anything but make you feel full. I believe the full name is hoodia gorondii, and I dont know if it's technically an herb, but it is derived from some African plant. If you can find hoodia pills that dont have a lot of fillers, I think someone looking to drop a few pounds can benefit. I'm not sure if it technically supresses the appetite, but it does make you feel like you've just eaten a substantial meal, and the feeling pretty much lasted me the whole day.
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 9 years
I know, I hate all these nutri-system and ediet food commercials. I mean, you lose weight, sure, but what happens when they're not delivering food anymore??? You gain it all back most likely since your meals are not made a planned and delivered for you..
GoneZaggyGirl GoneZaggyGirl 9 years
so glad someone is calling them out!
wren1 wren1 9 years
I just heard from a diet expert that the only over-the-counter weight loss aid that works is Alli, it's not even that great with some icky side effects.
AlleyValley AlleyValley 9 years
U can't loose weight by sticking a patch onto your stomatch! what on earth!
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
so many crazy scams
theparisian theparisian 9 years
And aren't those patches just like, vanilla scented bandaids anyway?
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 9 years
I'm not a bit surprised. It's a billion-dollar industry.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 9 years
My question is "Which celebrity is this patch made out of?" I hate going to my MySpace or Facebook account and because I blogged about my weight loss I get hit with all of these diet scam promos - Apple patch, hoodia, etc. Apparently, on Popsugar I have an ED.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
So true...there is no easy way. If so no one would be over weight.
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