Acai Berry Diet is Biggest Web-based Weight Loss Scam Ever

March 23, 2009 at 6:24 pm 4 comments

And the ‘Too Good To Be True Award’ goes to the Acai Berry Diet for promises of weight loss or your money back. Thousands of weight minded women have fallen for the deceptive claims and unscrupulous practices  that have left them financially hurting, but no thinner. At a press conference today, the Acai berry diet scam was compared to Bernie Madoff’s money tricks.

Individuals are drawn in by the fake endorsements of Oprah, Rachel Ray and Dr. Oz and offers of a free trial. These web-based merchants use a legal maneuver called, Negative Option Marketing, which requires the consumer to opt out before getting the product. Once the credit card transaction is approved, monthly charges are automatically applied for shipments that cannot be stopped, and the credit card information is often shared with other merchants who similarly start shipping and automatically charging $80-90  monthly. With no bonafide customer service, the only way to cease monthly charges has been to cancel one’s  credit card.

Seriously, do not jeopardize your pocket book and your health based on false promises from a pill. For a more complete report on the press conference, go to  Acai Berry Diet is a Money Making Scam at http://www.suite101.com.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. bancuri programatori  |  March 2, 2013 at 1:39 am

    I have been browsing online more than 3 hours today, yet I never found
    any interesting article like yours. It’s pretty worth enough for me. Personally, if all web owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the web will be much more useful than ever before.

  • 2. Jodi Godfrey, MS, RD  |  May 27, 2009 at 10:54 am

    While you are certainly right about every body being different, my post focuses on the sale of the Acai Berry Pill for weight loss. More importantly, no one food can be responsible for effective, longterm weight loss. Only improvements in lifestyle habits that contribute to excess weight will work for anyone desirous of controlling body weight.

  • 3. Ray Salomone  |  May 4, 2009 at 7:40 am

    I’ve been fighting these scams for years. Also beware of Taislim scam, Resveratrol scam, teeth whitening and any other “miracle claims.”

    There are no miracles when it comes to wellness.
    Exercise Intensely
    Eat Fresh, Whole Foods
    Move Like You Mean it.

    Ray Salomone
    Personal Trainer and Wellness Crusader
    http://www.GrecoRomanWellnness.com

  • 4. Neeraj  |  April 16, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    I disagree. Every body is different. Acacia berry will work for some people and not for others. One berry might work for you but not your friend. I discuss the details in a series of articles on my blog

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