The world is in quarantine right now and everyone is insisting on home fitness more than anything else. However, the human mind is trained to accustom itself to comfort, and such is the case of most people in the lockdown itself. First Option Recovery ran a research to find out most people are just preferring to waste their time and not focus on their health during this lockdown. In 2014 and 2016, weight loss scams seemed to have been on a humongous rise. On similar levels, con artists have taken advantage of such situations and brought a lot of products that promised them to stay fit without actually doing anything. Such weight loss scam are quite popular in the age of technology. Some sell products, some sell services. But in the end everything ends up being some weight loss scam or the other.
First Option Recovery, the firm that ran the above research has been the topmost fund recovery group in the world which has recovered over $19 million working on over 3000+ cases for 2400+ clients. We have a solid team of over 120+ attorneys who are fully dedicated to the craft of fund recovery. When it comes to weight loss scams and similar ones like pharmaceutical scams and gambling scams, we have been leveling up their team to such an extent that within the next few years, one can expect them to completely eradicate all kinds of weight loss scams that are happening all around. Till then, we are focusing on recovering the funds that have been lost due to such scams and leave these weight loss scams being exposed.
Let us see a few of the weight loss scams examples
Fake online weight loss programs
Have you ever browsed through various fitness webpages only to find out there is an advert showing that you can lose 50 pounds in 2 months if you buy the weight loss program? Within seconds, you click on that advertisement and end up being on a page that asks you to buy the product. You end up buying it and realize that the program was nothing but a blatant rip off of some famous celebrity weight loss program. You end up dejected and ask for a refund, but by that time, the damage has already been done.
Such weight loss scams are common and only a fund recovery firm like First Option Recovery can help you recover your money.
Double Shot Pills – Red and Blue
A weight-loss scam that was so big that it led to an FTC intervention. The company advertised it as two products one that burns fat and the other one that blocks calories. The red one did the former and the blue ones did the latter. The advertisement campaign was so successful that the company raked in millions of dollars in revenue by selling those two pills. Unfortunately, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) stepped in and they found out that the contents of the pill have got nothing to do with fat loss. It was a complete hoax from the company. The company’s founder was slapped with a legal notice and he ended up in jail. But the millions of dollars that were lost were never reimbursed back to the customers.
Green coffee extract weight loss scam
A certain green coffee extract that was marketed as if it can eliminate 10% of your body weight within six months was one of the biggest weight loss scams of the decade. The study was shown on the Dr. Oz Show where the doctor claimed that consumers who consumed green coffee on a regular basis were expected to lose 17.7 pounds or 10% of their body fat (whichever is higher) that also without any diet or exercise. What caught our attention at First Option Recovery was that the entire process would take just 22 weeks and that’s it. The claim was indeed fake and after the weight loss scam was busted, the company had to pay $3.5 as compensation charges.
The weight loss scams list is literally endless and one can write an entire book on the total number of scams that exist. Hence, it is advised to invest one’s money wisely in such cases and one should know that there is no shortcut to success.
What to do if you have been a victim of a weight loss scam?
The first thing is that you need not panic. We at First Option Recovery has dealt with a lot of crypto scams on a regular basis and weight loss scams are nothing new. It requires a set of procedures that need to be followed, which is known to our attorneys and legal advisors and after contacting them, you will be set up on a consultation call as to how you can recover your money from such a scam. Our team is always there to support you no matter what happens and we also have a dedicated customer care team to look after your financial woes. Do contact us if you have been a victim of any kind of weight loss scam.