OTTAWA, Jan. 15, 2018 /CNW/ - Welcome to 2018! Now that the festivities are behind us, it's time for a fresh start. The NewYear is all about new beginnings and resolutions. If losing weight is at the top of your list, be cautious about spending money on diet tools and aids. Weight loss scams promise dramatic weight loss with little or no effort. There are no magic pills,
Let's shed some light on misleading ad claims so you can make wise purchasing decisions. Be wary of ads for devices or diets that promise:
Here's some more advice to fine-tune your weight loss scam sensors and avoid wasting your money:
If you have information about weight loss claims that seem too good to be true, report it to the Competition Bureau (1?800?348?5358).
False weight loss claims lead to a $350,000 penalty
Free trial that turns out to be a monthly subscription: it's a trap
Weight Loss Claims vs. Weight Maintenance Claims (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
The safe use of health products for weight loss (Health Canada)
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