Dr. Oz Talks About Scam Artists Using His Name To Sell Their Products
The first half of today’s Dr. Oz Show was all about scam artists who attempt to use Dr. Oz’s name to sell their products and to cash in on his image. Dr. Oz does not endorse any products but many companies will do anything that they can get away with to link Dr. Oz to a specific product. Today Dr. Oz goes on the offense and shows up and one of the biggest culprits behind Online internet scams to try and get these companies to stop fooling the consumer or associated his name with products in attempts to cash in.
How Do Websites To To Fool Customers Into Thinking Dr. Oz Has Endorsed A product
Dr. Oz invited Christine Durst on to the show to talk about how scam artists go about misrepresenting Dr. Oz’s name. She said that first of all, there is not enough man power to police the internet. There are simply too many companies up to unscrupulous behavior. She said Dr. Oz would have to devote his entire day, every day to tracking down the scam artists. This isn’t possible do to the fact that Dr. Oz is busy with his television show and is still a practicing doctor!
Miracle Garcinia Cambogia Scam
Dr. Oz has spoken about Garcinia Cambogia in the past and how it can help you to lose weight. However, some companies are trying to associate Garcinia Cambogia with Dr. Oz’s name. Dr. Tod Cooperman of ConsumerLab.com apppeared on today’s show to talk about these concerns. He had 13 different Garcinia Cambogia products tested for HCA (the key ingredient in Garcinia Cambogia that is helpful in weight loss).. The Miracle Garcinia Cambogia brand only had 8.5% HCA. There should be 60% HCA in these products for them to be helpful with weight loss. Miracle Garcinia Cambogia’s cover has been blown and Tarr Inc.. has announced that they will no longer be producing this product! However, for every one brand that Dr. Oz shuts down, others appear so you need to be sure on how to spot a scam.
Tips On How To Spot A Scam
Here are some tips that Christine Durst shared on the show to help consumers be able to spot a scammers trying to sell you a “suspect” product that has NOT been endorsed by Dr. Oz.
- Look for “As Featured On” located on the website. This is likely to be false information.
- Fake testimonials without visitors being allowed to leave a comment
- Hidden disclosure statements. These are often hard to find because the website owners do not want you to see them!
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