Acai Scam?

March 23, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
The center for science in the public interest is issuing a warning today about companies promising the popular Acai berry melts away pounds.The companies in question promise a free trial. Once buyers agree to get the pills, the free trial turns expensive. Consumers say the company keeps sending them pills and bills them for it, sometimes several hundred dollars.

The center for science in the public interest investigated the dozens of websites selling Acai. They found many were linked to what looked like personal diet blogs, all praising the berry.

But on 80 different sites, there were pictures of the same woman all photo-shopped to look thinner. The woman in this blog is actually a German model named Julia who has nothing whatsoever to do with berry pills or with weight loss.

The companies said the complaining customers didn't follow the terms of the agreement and that the trial period actually begins when you place your order.



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