Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) January 27, 2015
As many people continue work on their New Year’s resolution to lose weight, BBB of Fort Worth (“BBB”) reminds consumers to be leery of weight loss products that promise fast results with minimal effort.
BBB has received complaints from consumers seeking more than $1,500 in refunds for weight loss patches ordered from a Grapevine-based weight loss company. Complainants say they were dissatisfied with the product’s results and that they have had other issues with the company, including difficulty obtaining refunds from the company, issues with the product being delivered later than expected, or the product not being delivered at all.
“The New Year is a great time for consumers to resolve to not be fooled” said Larry Taylor, CEO/President of BBB of Fort Worth. “It’s important that consumers take a look at all of the fine print and question product claims that seem too good to be true.”
BBB warns consumers to be wary of weight loss products that are unable to provide substantial evidence to back advertising claims and offers the following warning signs:
- Quick-fix promises, like “lose 10 pounds in one week!”
- Language like “scientific breakthrough” or “guaranteed”
- Products marketed through mass emails or in a foreign language
- “Herbal supplements” claiming similar effects to FDA-approved or prescription drugs
BBB of Fort Worth maintains business reviews on several businesses that operate in its eight county service area, including Tarrant, Johnson, Hood, Somervell, Wise, Parker, Erath, and Palo Pinto. For information about a business, call BBB of Fort Worth at (800) 621-8566 or visit fwbbb.org.
About BBB of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, Inc.
The Better Business Bureau of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, Inc. is a not-for-profit agency serving Tarrant, Johnson, Hood, Wise, Erath, Palo Pinto, Somervell, and Parker counties. Fort Worth BBB provides education and information on business and business standards; and serves consumers by helping resolve consumer complaints regarding businesses. For more information, call (800) 621-8566 or visit bbb.org/fort-worth.
About the BBB
For 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping consumers find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2011, consumers turned to BBB more than 100 million times for Business Reviews on more than 4 million companies and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at http://www.bbb.org. The Council of Better Business Bureaus is the umbrella organization for 115 local, independent BBBs across the United States and Canada, as well as home to its national programs on dispute resolution and industry self-regulation. For more information, visit http://www.bbb.org.