Newsflash: News Sites Endorsing Diet Products May be Fake
January 10th, 2012
It doesn’t hurt that the “reporter” featured in the ad is beautiful and thin AND claims to have lost 25 pounds herself!
In April 2011, the FTC called out 10 fake news site operators for this misleading practice. “Almost everything about these sites is fake,” said David Vladeck, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. “The weight loss results, the so-called investigations, the reporters, the consumer testimonials, and the attempt to portray an objective, journalistic endeavor.”
A magical fruit that is advertised as the natural cure-all for any possible ailment; usually found in ads featuring beautiful, exotic women.