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Online Advertising Scams Keep Popping Up
February 26, 2010
You can't believe everything you see on the Internet and with millions of ads on various websites, a lot of people still fall pray to advertising scams, according to ABC7.  

One such site, endorsing a product called Slim Chews claims to eliminate your appetite.  But when consumers received the product, not only did it leave a bitter taste in their mouth but additional charges were made to their account.  Turns out, when you sign up for the free trial, you are also agreeing to be billed for other products.    

There are some signs to watch out for so you can avoid being scammed.   Consumers should be wary of diet products that promises immediate, effortless and or guaranteed weight loss and words like “breakthrough,” “secret,” “exclusive,” or “miraculous.” Finally, consumers should also be skeptical of self-proclaimed health advisers and of unverified testimonials.

Read the full article at ABC7, by clicking here.