Throughout the world, obesity and excess body fat are frowned upon and people are constantly looking to find some sort of product that would make losing weight seem as easy as 1, 2, 3. However, despite their best efforts, no one has been able to find such a product or method of losing weight because, let’s face it, there is no such product. Losing weight will always require a lot of effort.
Nevertheless, there are a lot of manufacturers who are daring enough to use false claims to promote their weight loss products that actually do not do anyone any good—except for the manufacturer, of course, whose only purpose is to rip you off of your money. Consumers who are looking for weight loss supplements are warned to stay alert about what they consume and what they pay for, but even then the false claims somehow manage to fool a lot of them.
That being said, it is important to shed some light on the most recent weight-loss supplement scam, which has been going on online for some time: Healthé Trim supplements by HealthyLife Sciences.
The Most Recent Weight-Loss Supplement Scam Earned $76 Million
Matthew Dwyer III and HealthyLife Sciences sold the product by using the tagline “Get High School Skinny!” and Dwyer himself claimed this was possible just by taking the supplements without having to changing your daily routine or what you eat. However, the reason why the product sold enough to earn Dwyer and HealthyLife Sciences around $76 million in a matter of four years—2009 to 2013—were the false testimonials of false customers that were used in the advertisement of the product. One example of the false testimonials was that a customer was able to shed 54 pounds after using the product and went down from size 12 all the way to size 2.
“Get High School Skinny” Gets HealthyLife Sciences Banned
The FTC has banned Matthew Dwyer III from the weight loss business and has restricted him from manufacturing any sort of products that promote weight loss in any way. The false advertisement of the product also left HealthyLife Sciences banned from the weight loss business due to the “scientifically infeasible” claims about its supplements, FTC said.
The FTC has also warned consumers about falling for miracle weight-loss products that sound too good to be true, as in most cases they are. The FTC also said that the company can only make weight-loss-related claims with two legitimate, scientifically rigorous human clinical-trial studies to back up their statements. So, with HealthyLife Sciences banned, one scammer is out of the way!