There are always loads of diet pill companies trying to lure people into trying their products – if you’ve been looking up diet information on the Internet, you’ll have no doubt come across some examples. But as there seems to be a new diet pill scam doing the rounds, and an acquaintance has already been caught out by it, I thought I’d give you the heads up so you can be aware of it.
Have you seen any adverts come up on the right hand side as you’re browsing Facebook proclaiming to tell you the secrets about successful weight loss? You know the ones, “The secrets of XXX celebrity’s diet revealed.” Well, they’ve been cleverly created to make it appear that the secrets are revealed in the pages of well-known magazines – click on the links, and they’ll appear to take you through to a diet feature in a magazine.
It’s very well orchestrated, but as much as it may look as if it’s a feature written by a magazine reporter who’s testing out the diet pills, it’s not really a genuine article, but a cleverly disguised fake magazine website.
The links in the article take you through to the websites of the diet pill companies, who are offering a seemingly generous chance for you to try their products for rock rock bottom prices. This is typically about $4.95 for a month’s supply, but they’ll recommend at least two different types of pills to use alongside each other – one being the diet pill itself, and the other a detox pill to help speed weight loss even more. As tempting as it may sound to give it a go, there is a catch lurking….
As my acquaintance soon found out, what’s not clear when you first place your bargain offer order, before 30 days are up you’ll automatically receive another two lots of pills – this time charged at the full fee, of $80 per pot!
Yes, you’ve guessed right – ordering the special offer deal automatically signs you up to receiving more full-priced diet pills every month! It’s all hidden in the small print, which is notoriously hard to find. It can be cancelled, but you have to jump through a few hoops, phoning the customer service line or cancelling online, and it will already have been charged to your credit card.
It’s so easy to get caught up by these scams, so I hope no-one else has fallen victim and got charged huge amounts of money for diet pills. If you do spot an ad whilst browsing Facebook, you’ll know to avoid it!
Of course, if you want to give diet pills a go, then go ahead – but be sure you know how much it will be costing you…