Refunds to Consumers Who Bought Dietary Supplements
The Federal Trade Commission is distributing a total of $5.9 million in refunds to more than 316,000 people who bought various products that claimed to help people lose weight and prevent cancer. The FTC said that Central Coast Nutraceuticals, Inc., used misleading claims, deceptive free trial offers, and phony endorsements to market Acai Pure as a weight loss product and Colotox as a cancer prevention supplement, and must refund money to consumers who bought them.
If you’re looking for health and weight loss products, remember:
- talk to your healthcare professional before you take any dietary supplement. So-called miracle products can have serious interactions with medicine you already take.
- the most effective way to lose weight is to eat fewer calories and exercise more. Claims that you’ll lose weight without changing your habits aren’t true.
If you have questions about the refund checks, call 1-877-283-6531 or visit the FTC's refund cases page. The FTC never asks people to pay a fee or give personal information before they cash a refund check.