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Fraudulent Weight Loss Infographic

WEIGHT LOSS SCAMS & CONSUMER FRAUD When weight loss scams provide consumers with dangerous products, they can also cause personal injury. FDA: At least 274 Dietary Supplements were recalled between January 2009 and December 2012. Stay On Guard For Fraud Potential warning signs of tainted products: - Claims of quick action - such as "lose 10 pounds in one week"; - Claims of being an herbal alternative to FDA-approved drug or as having effects similar to prescription drugs; - Use of words such as "guaranteed" or "scientific breakthrough"; - Labeling in a foreign language; and - Marketing of the product via mass e-mails. Guaranteed! FDA Advice for Consumers Considering Using Products Marketed as Dietary Supplements V Verify with your health care professional or a registered dietitian about your need for any nutrients in addition to your regular diet; Consult with your health care professional to better understand product information; V Be cautious if marketing claims for a product seem exaggerated or unrealistic; V Be wary of extreme claims such as “quick and effective" or "totally safe"; V Be skeptical about anecdotal information such as personal "testimonials" about incredible benefits or results obtained; and Be careful if it sounds to good to be true. Dietary supplements, in general, are NOT FDA-approved! Under the law, dietary supplement firms do not need FDA approval 'prior to marketing their Buying Health Products or products. Health Services Online Look out for deceptive claims on websites that are set up to It is the company's responsibility to make sure look like legitimate news blogs, its products are safe and that claims are true. and on other "fake news" sites run by affiliate marketers whom they pay to advertise products. *Remember: Just because a supplement product is on a store shelf does NOT mean it is safe or effective! FTC Tips For Consumers Research the company you are dealing with before giving out any personal information. Confirm the seller's physical address & phone number, look for reviews of its products or services online. Make sure that the site is secure. If the company asks you to email your financial information, avoid it altogether. Legal Recourse Unfortunately, there have been weight loss programs and products that have caused serious injury and fatalities to consumers. There are several situations in which one might be eligible to file a claim for financial compensation as a result of an injury sustained from a weight loss program. You may have grounds for legal recourse if: • You have been subjected to deceptive marketing practices; You have purchased an illegitimate weight-loss product; or • You have taken a weight loss product that failed to warn you of possible side effects or caused severe injury. R THE ROTHENBERG LAW FIRM LLP A PROUD HISTORY OF SUCCESS 8800-624-8888 Injury

Fraudulent Weight Loss Infographic

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When weight loss scams provide consumers with dangerous products, they can also cause personal injury.


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