California, Connecticut, New York and several other states are launching investigations from tons of consumers who feel they were misled by fake blogs about weight loss stories.
Its hard to miss the ads. I see them everywhere. “Just following this 1 simple rule I lost all this weight, first colon cleanse then Acai Berry”
The website named in every report so far is http://www.ashleysdietblog.com/ :
Here is a screen shot of the site a couple days ago when I first got wind the FTC was going to make an announcement (but was told not to post about it yet).
Well today its officially going on: (fast forward about 5 seconds in).
So here is the thing. WTF?
Let me take the side of the fake blog for a minute.
So a actor was hired (the picture was from a professional model) and all the testimonials in the comments are fake.
How is this different then all the ads I see for weight loss products on television?
How is this different then all the various religions who collect money from people in promise of everlasting life and crap. I mean they all cant be right… right? One promises I am going to go to heaven, one promises I am going to get to bang 60 virgins, and 90 other religions promise something else. yes I know that’s a different topic but its still bullshit.
How is this different then me paying $150 a month for my gym membership and not going for 3 months…..
Have we turned into so much a socialist country that we have ZERO accountability.
DO YOU REALLY THINK YOU CAN LOOSE 50 LBS IN A MONTH FROM DRINKING BERRY JUICE AND WASHING OUT YOUR COLON YOU FRICKIN RETARD.
We have always had great marketing in this country but I honestly believe we are in the economic situation we are in because nobody has to learn the lesson. The government will come in and protect you.
So now we are going to put some affiliate behind bars because he exploited the human weakness to want THE SECRET overnight?
And no im not a hypocrite cause we had a lawsuit with the Google Money Tree. That was because they were using my image not because I had beef with what they were doing.
Anyway whats your 2 cents on it?