SCAM ALERT: BioFit Weight Loss is a Retread of Another Diet Scam
It appears that the infamous (and fictitious) Chrissie Miller is back. Her previous scame, The Favorite Foods Diet was one of a number of so-called diets peddled on the Internet, except that it specifically targeted women. This time, she’s peddling the BioFit Weight Loss. It is essentially the same scam, but now they are sellingl so called weight loss pills at over $50 for each bottle.
But, BioFit is planning on getting even more money from you. They are aiming to upsell you, which explains why they offer $179 to their marketing affiliates. So, if you fall for parting with your $50 to try their pills, know that you’ll likely be tricked into shelling out even more money. Here’s the BioFit posting at Clickbank, attempting to find affiliates who will market this supplement on the Internet for them:
Here’s how it works: you are treated to a videomercial that touts the “proven way to lose weight; many of them are targeted specifically at women. Is it a scam? Is it a rip-off? Does it work? You’ll never find out, largely because of an increasingly pernicious Internet industry that uses fake product review sites to hide customer reactions. You’ll also never be able to find out about the credentials of the authors — often the authors don’t even exist .
WHY WE SAY THAT BIOFIT SUPPLEMENTS IS A SCAM
So, should you spend the your money on these pills? We recommend not, for the following reasons:
1. The BioFit pills are simply overpriced probiotics. And there’s no science offered to support its dubious contentions. It’s basically, if you take probiotics, you’ll lose weight. And the reality is the science behind probiotics is very complicated, but none of it supports weight loss.
1. There’s a reason this sales pitch is slick — they spend a lot of marketing money to get it to you. Who is paying for that? You are. And, like many scammers, they are using Clickbank to sell their ebook so don’t assume you’ll get a refund. “Rock solid guarantee”…..don’t bet on it. The scammers bet on the fact that most consumers won’t seek refunds until after the 60-day period expires. In fact, they count on it.
2. If you look for a review of the product, you are deluged with lots of fake review or “scam” sites that simply direct you to the main sales site or offer some officious pablum talking about how the product is highly rated or recommended. The marketers for this service pay 75% commission for any referrals they generate. So these “affiliate marketers” create create fake review sites which effectively thwart any customer who is looking for real reviews. It is also a tactic to obscure any customers who have posted complaints or alerts about fraudulent claims. This affiliate marketing trick makes it very difficult for consumers to detect this and other such scams, As one persevering blogger has noted, scam artists rely upon these fraudulent reviewers to be using tags like: “does it work?”, “is it a scam?” or “verified review” to suck unsuspecting consumers into this fraud.
3. Chrissie Mitchell, who allegedly promotes the BioFit pills, doesn’t exist. They claim that Mitchell is: “……a best-selling author, a holistic nutritionist, exercise coach, supplement expert, and an independent weight loss researcher. ” However, in the fine print, the advertisement admits that her name is merely a “pen name”. That’s code for: “we made her up.” And excellent sleuthing by Contrahealthscam shows how Miller is fictional and her pictures are clearly doctored.
4. Perhaps most importantly, there is an abundance of free or low-cost diets available on line. Sadly, most all of them don’t work. Fad diets been around for so long that we lose weight just calculating all of the weight loss schemes out there. They are all appealing because they make it look as though others have succeeded. But be aware that the only fat that melts away is whatever surplus existed in your checking account. In fact, fad diets that promise dramatic results often can be dangerous. Please know that no matter how well-intentioned you are, without a commitment to exercise and substantial lifestyle changes, you likely won’t succeed in maintaining any weight loss. And if you have that commitment or will-power, then just about ANY diet will succeed. You don’t have to pay $40 for the information. Begin by going to this free and reputable website and then follow-up with your doctor to make sure that the diet you’ve chosen will work for you.
5. The testimonials offered in the video do not offer the full names or backgrounds of the individuals who are touting the product in very terse, well-crafted and well-lighted videos.
FREE ALTERNATIVES TO THE BIOFIT REGIMEN
Our bottom line: you don’t have to spend ridiculous amounts of money on probiotics to get information about how to lose weight. And beware ANY Net-based sales pitch that has uncredentialed, slick video presentations with no independent reviews. It may not be a scam, but it is probably a rip-off because it is overpriced for what it is offering. In this case, there’s lots of good diet information in the marketplace offered at a fraction of the cost of most weight loss schemes. Save your hard-earned money.
If you really are interested in lowing weight and not losing money, check out our no-cost, no-sacrifice diet that actually works. And the best part is that it is entirely free and fully researched — with citations.
One additional warning: once you give them your money, you’ll be tagged as “meat”. Once they know that you’ll fall for this pitch, the same marketers will be coming back to you over and over and over for other such pitches. So understand that if you pay these marketers anything….let alone $50…..they’ll continue to hound you with more slick schemes designed to prey on your fears and concerns. Don’t open your door or wallet to them.
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