SCAM ALERT: Bioleptin Sells Overpriced Weight-Loss Pills
What would you do if you meet a new person and the first thing they say is clearly a lie? You’d likely runaway. Well, pretty much the first thing that the marketers of Bioleptin tells you is a lie: its alleged created Adam Glass doesn’t exist and the Bioleptin supplement doesn’t do what they claim it does. Oh yeah, and they claim that their product is endorsed by Dr. Oz — which, of course, it isn’t. Our advice: runaway!
Just the title of this recent Internet offering should be setting off fraud alarms because it contains two words that scamsters over the centuries have loved to use: “miracle” and “cure“. Like so many of the weight-loss scams that have proliferated on the Internet, Bioleptin claims to offer a way dramatically reduce weight through a diet that stimulates your body to produce leptins. And what they all share in common is that they are info scams. The schemers know that about 50% of American adults are either diabetic or prediabetic. So there’s a big market out there of people looking for low-cost solutions to their medical ills. And these scammers are poised to milk the bank accounts of those unsuspecting people. Like other alleged weight-loss schemes, Bioleptin is peddling questionable cures and over-the-top promises to reduce your bank account rather than your waist.
The Bogus Theory Behind Bioleptin
This supplement is a combination of combination of African Mango (IGOB131) and chromium. Does African Mango extract work? It might. Some recent studies suggest it could assist in weight loss. Dr. Oben is one of the researchers who have found benefits in this extract. And Dr. Oz has, in fact, also touted the weight-loss potential offered by this extract. The African Mango Extract is also known as “bush mango”. It’s widely available — there’s no secret about it.
But that’s where truth ends and fraudulent marketing begins. The pitch is full of misleading facts: Big Pharma doesn’t want you to know about it. Dr. Oz has endorsed Bioleptin (he hasn’t), backed by 7500 studies (not even close).
More than two-thirds of Americans are either overweight or obese, and scammers hope to profit from the desperation many of us feel to lose weight. And it’s not just the fake ads; the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warns that a some companies are now peddling fraudulent weight loss products through hacked email addresses, to convince consumers that the products were endorsed by friends or family members. (more about that below)
So What Are You Getting For Your $59 Per Bottle?
So what are you getting for your hard earned $59 per bottle? First, it resorts to a marketing strategy in which it enlists an army of “marketing affiliates” who create the fake review websites that use terms like “scam” “does it work” and “review” to rope in unsuspecting consumers who think they are actually getting objective information. Instead, they are getting fake info for which the affiliates will receive very lucrative commissions. Check out Bioleptin’s affiliate marketing page below:
This posting is telling affiliate marketers that they will pay out lucrative commissions off $55 from every consumer who purchases this product Is it a scam? Is it a rip-off? Does it work? You’ll never find out from the websites, largely because of an increasingly pernicious Internet industry that offers fake product review sites.
Consider this: They are asking $59 for one bottle of 60 pills, that will last you approximately one month. Compare this to Vitacost (a well-regarded supplement website) that also sells Irvingia gabonensis extract. Except this retailer is charging $9.49 for the same 60 capsules at the same 150 mg strength per pill and which also lasts one month. $59 versus $9. You can sense the magnitude of the scame when you see an over 600% mark-up charged by the Bioleptin scammers.
Adam Glass Doesn’t Exist
The entirety of the “pitch” to which you are treated starts with a lie. The so-called creator of the Bioleptin plan is nowhere to be found by the search engines. Just do your own search and see what comes up. Like so many of these scam diets, the alleged creators are usually made-up personnas. Mr. Glass, if he exists, has apparently never given a speech or written any articles. In fact, the fine print reveals that Glass is a made-up character. (“For privacy purposes, the author has chosen the pseudonym “Adam Glass”) The Bottom Line: Adam Glass is non-existent.
Free Info About Weight Loss
You don’t have to pay $59 per bottle for a bogus cure while so much credible and low-cost information is available online. Here are some additional free and reputable dieting and weight-loss resources for you on the Net:
Livestrong Diet – Aims for a loss of about 1-2 pounds per week.
GM Diet – It’s not really a General Motors-designed diet plan. It’s actually a short one-week detox program. But it could be a useful starter to a major personal diet reboot. Linora Low gives a helpful (and free) step-by-step video and written guide to how to do this detox program.
The Lose Weight Diet – It does what many of the diet scammers do (take free information and distill it down to 3 easily understood phases) but he actually offers it for free!
Perhaps the most important free diet information you can find is about the dangers of sugar and processed foods. There are tremendous numbers of articles about these two health scourges, including a number of free articles at this website. And if you are serious about wanting to shed some pounds, begin by going to the Mayo Clinic’s free and reputable website. The medical experts at the Clinic have fashioned a thoughtful and time-tested plan that has worked for untold numbers of people. Effective weight loss requires you to master the habits, urges, and feelings that rule our lives. It’s really all about learning more about your impulses. Once you do, you can create your “new” normal and the pounds will begin to disappear.
Our Bottom Line
Based upon our findings, we strongly recommend against anyone forking over their hard-earned money for an overpriced, medically-questionable Internet offer. You can create your own weight loss through aerobic exercise along with some resistance training (weights and bands),eating low glycemic foods reducing stress in your life.This is the prescription outlined by hundreds of books online.
If you choose to hand-over your hard-earned dollars to these unscrupulous marketing machines, then be prepared for what follows because once they find someone willing to part with their hard-earned money, you can be sure that they’ll be back with more dubious offers. You’ll now be marked as a “cow” and they’ll try to milk you every way they can with additional offers and costly upgrades. You may want to think twice before you open this nefarious box.
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