February 8th, 2016

Scammy Sellers Of AF Plus, Final Trim Weight-Loss Pills Made Millions From Bogus “Risk-Free” Trials

By Chris Morran
Consumerist

You may have heard radio ads for weight loss supplements named AF Plus and Final Trim, promising “24 hours of fat burning power” and “maximum weight loss,” along with supposed real-world testimonials about how well these pills worked — and how you can try them now through a “risk-free” trial. Problem is, those people in the ads claiming they lost all that weight are just as fictitious as the free trial.

And yet, according to the Federal Trade Commission and Maine Attorney General Janet Mills, the company behind the ads and these supplements managed to make more than $16 million in just a few years from this scam.

But when customers called the phone numbers given in the ads for these supplements, they found they had to provide their credit card information before any of the terms of the deal were provided. That’s when they find out the trial actually cost $7.95 for shipping of two bottles of the pills (valued at $79.90), and you’ll have to go out of pocket again for shipping if you return the product.

Ads for the products promised that, if “taken as directed,” they “will cause users to lose pounds in days,” “burns fat,” “boosts users’ metabolism,” and that they are “proven to cause substantial weight loss.” But the FTC says that the defendants had nothing to back up these boasts.

Read more: http://consumerist.com/2016/02/05/scammy-sellers-of-af-plus-final-trim-weight-loss-pills-made-millions-from-bogus-risk-free-trials/

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