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How To Spot A Diet Pill Scam



Diet pills are popular because they help us lose weight quicker and more efficiently. However, as long as there are diet pills on the market, there will also be diet pills scams. The money that is available to be made is too hard for scammers to resist, so they come up with scams that are meant to take your money and give you no results.

Women’s Health Magazine has reviewed some of the most popular weight loss products and we can only recommend certain websites if you wished to purchase any of them, so look out for the link at the bottom of our reviews.

Here are some things to watch for so that you don’t get scammed online

1. Website Framing

One of such websites what uses Women’s Health Magazine name is this Consumer Health Check

Raspberry-Ketones-ScamPlease click on the image and look closely. Their website address has nothing to do with us, it’s actually ConsumerHealthCheck.com and they use parts of other websites to gain the trust of readers and then scam them. Please be very cautious!

2. Fake News Sites

Even though the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been cracking down on fake new sites, you may still find some of them out there. They are set up to look as though they are a real news report that has ‘Breaking News!’ about a certain diet supplement, and then they direct you to a place where you can sign up and experience the benefits for yourself.

The best way to spot fake news stories is to look for too good to be true headlines. Headlines are what pull you into the story and make you want to buy the product they are talking about before you even begin listening to what they have to say. For instance, they may say ‘Discovered! New Way To Lose Weight Without Diet Or Exercise!’

Bottom line: If you don’t see it on a known news channel, and the link redirects you to a ‘buy now’ site, then it’s probably a scam.

3. Fake Review Sites

People who run fake review sites work hard to get their sites high in the search engines so that you will click on them first. They try to construct a review that looks honest, but instead, it is really just a review that is tailored to make you believe what they want you to believe. The review is usually too good to be true. Because the owners of these sites know how to write to convince, they can have you eating up their words.

One thing to watch for is lack of communication about who they are. If they are an affiliate for a reputable diet pill, then they should have a disclaimer telling you that they are an affiliate at the bottom of their website. In addition, they should give you a way to contact them to discuss the review further. However, if they leave no information whatsoever, and there is no way to contact them, then they are likely trying to avoid any contact with the customer because they are fake and cannot back up their claims.

Bottom line: Look for contact information and a sincere review that doesn’t ooze too good to be true information.

4. Fake Testimonials

“I lost 50 pounds in one month using these diet pills without diet or exercise!” is a good example if a fake testimonial. We all know how weight loss works: You lose weight by burning more calories than you take in. You cannot just sit around, eat whatever you want without exercising, and lose weight because a pill was being swallowed a few times a day.

Diet pills scams want you to believe that you can lose weight without effort, because that is the ultimate desire that most of us have. Most of us are willing to bite when we hear that weight loss can be easy, because we really want it to be easy.

Diet pills are meant to speed up weight loss in combination with diet and exercise. They are not a magic pill that sheds pounds of fat. You have to put in the work. The pills will help give an extra boost to the work you put in.[/sws_red_box]

Bottom line: Avoid testimonials that don’t coincide with the laws of weight loss. You cannot lose weight through a pill alone. You have to cut calories and increase your exercise.

In the end, diet pills scams are not going to go away anytime soon. As long as there is money to be made, they will be sticking around in one way or another. Use the above three tips to help you wade through the scams and find the real diet pills that will help you speed up your weight loss results.

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  1. loislane56

    April 17, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    I like to think I’m quite smart when it comes to these scams but i completely fell for the first one on the list. It looked very genuine, but thank you for pointing out its fakery!

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