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Acai Berry Scams – Not Endorsed By Dr Oz And Oprah

2009 September 28
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by Alan

Acai berry scams are the talk of the town as of late especially with Dr Oz and Oprah Winfrey suing some 500 affiliate marketers, associated companies and whoever they can get their hands on. Everyone who once believed in this ‘miracle fruit’ is now realizing that it might not be all that it’s cracked up to be. Even if it was, the people selling it have their own ways of running people through the mill and taking advantage of them.

There are two areas of scam-worthy notice here: the product itself and the ‘free’ trials. By taking a look at both, you can easily see that there are much better options out there than this simple diet phenomenon that seems to be taking over the world.

First on the list of Acai berry scams news is the ‘free trial’. This trial isn’t really free at all. First, you will enter your credit card information to pay for shipping, and get your free trial. In the fine print, however, you are agreeing to be billed monthly in the range of $60 to $90 and be constantly re-supplied with the product unless you choose to cancel within 14 days. Plus, the trial bottle can even cost you money if you don’t cancel in that time frame. Some websites have even been known to get you to agree to join another website membership that might cost $30 or more a month in addition to their Acai berry program. All this is so buried in fine print that most people never know what’s going on until it’s too late and they notice the exorbitant charges on the credit card statement.

Another note: it doesn’t matter who says their product is endorsed by Oprah or Dr. Oz these well known celebrities have never endorsed one of these specific products. Acai berry diet nonsense and its association is causing many people to be duped, but the truth is that neither Oprah nor Dr. Oz endorsed any of these supplements, let alone recommended them. Dr. Oz has noted the healthful benefits of the antioxidants in Acai, but has also stated that you’ll get more for your money when you just go invest in regular produce at your local market.

Now about the product itself, acai berry scams aren’t limited to the sales. The product itself is simply a berry that is high in antioxidants. Whether it actually helps with weight loss or not is up for debate, but experts say that this fruit is great for the body, but isn’t designed to promote weight loss. It’s just really rich in antioxidants, as most dark fruits are. If you still want to try Acai berry, you’re more than welcome, just take the time to watch for the Acai berry scams that charge your credit card hidden fees.

3 Responses leave one →
  1. March 20, 2010

    It’s pretty awesome having nutrition as my life. I always tell people when they ask me what kind of supplements to take. Start with the basics and get some protein as a body building supplement then if you want, try an EFA stack for weight loss. As always throw in a multivitamin.

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