Almost everyone has looked into diet supplements or medical weight loss products at some point in their life. But so many of these products claim to be “miracle” cures. If that were true, wouldn’t we all be using them?
These products that seem too good to be true often are. Read on to learn about 3 of history’s most criminal weight loss product scammers, and how they were brought to justice.
Sensa claimed to be a “clinically-proven” sprinkle substance. You sprinkle the package over your meal, and Sensa would make it feel like you were more full after eating.
The product sold more than $364 million in four years, according to the FTC. The CEO, creator and endorsers, Adam Goldenberg and Dr. Alan Hirsch, had to pay $26 million after the FTC ruled the product a scam.
This “anti-cellulite shapewear” (seriously) promised to help users lose weight by – get ready for it – infusing the Spanx-like shapewear with caffeine. Spoiler alert: it didn’t work.
The Wacoal brand behind the scam was ordered to pay $1.3 million for their false claims.
Even respected brands aren’t above the law. L’Occitane once claimed their “Almond Beautiful Shape” lotion would “trim 1.3 inches” from your thighs in a month.
The FTC caught them in their ridiculous lie, ordered them to pay a $450k fee and never make “deceptive weight-loss claims” again.