Diet scams

Updated: Tuesday, January 7 2014, 08:30 PM CST
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It's the most popular time of year to start a new diet.

But it's also a time for scammers to take advantage of your new years resolution.
The Federal Trade Commission is warning all dieters not to fall for the gimmicks

"Consumers face a barrage of opportunistic marketers promising quick ways to shed pounds and shave inches. the chances of being successful with weight loss by sprinkling something on your food, rubbing something on your body, or taking supplements are slim to none."

The FTC is cracking down on weight loss products that make deceptive claims.
They have filed charges against companies like Sensa, for false advertising, and are demanding the companies give consumers their money back.
Diet scams
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