Sensa buyers gain refund checks

Close to half a million people who bought Sensa, a sprinkle-on weight loss product, will share more than $26 million in refunds, thanks to the FTC. The money comes from the FTC’s settlement with Sensa’s marketers, who said their powder would help people lose weight. According to the FTC, the company didn’t have the scientific evidence they needed to back up the claims.

The FTC is mailing checks to eligible consumers this week, and checks must be cashed within 60 days. If you have questions about the refunds, call 1-800-420-2914, or visit the FTC’s Sensa refunds page. And remember, the FTC never requires people to pay money or give personal information before they cash a refund check.

If you’re seeing more ads for health and weight loss products, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • The most effective way to lose weight is to eat fewer calories and get more exercise. Claims that you can lose weight without changing habits simply aren’t true.
  • Research the company or the product before you make a decision to buy. Make your own decision about how much you want to rely on a testimonial or endorsement.
  • Experts say some claims — like “eat what you want and still lose weight” — just can’t be true. Your habits and health concerns are unique, so team up with your health care provider to design a program that suits your lifestyle.
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I had ordered Sensa one time and couldn't get my money back when i complained. Do you have the names of customers from Sensa records\

I used that product for a tiny bit but I got my money back it never worked!

I took sansa an anything that was wright loss for a number of years,I STOPED 2 years,an only use honey now,I don't take anything that says Wright loss or low sugar,the only thing that works for me is eating the right food an walking,

my name is stella mcdaniel and I have purchased a Senae

I too used Sensa and it never did a thing for me, except maybe gain a few EXTRA unwanted pounds... I hope we get our money back! :)

I was not aware of the Sensa issues. I purchased this product several times if not more

I used the original Sensa when it first came out and I did lose 50lbs Then they switched to Sensa for Men and I gained it all back. It didn't work the second time.

This is great and all BUT.... How in the hell do you register or provide proof of purchase to receive a refund?

Nice job on the finer details, FTC. EPIC FAIL.

Don't bother calling the 800# - their "system" is down and all they do is send you to the FTC website and search for "sensa". Again EPIC FAIL.

I was buying sensa

I also tried to get a refund to no avail. I ended up throwing it away BUT I received a check today! Thank you FTC!!!

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