Biotal diet pills
A Dutch scammer has come up with a particularly distasteful way of flogging diet pills – tell the customer they’ve won pension payments or cash.
Western Australians are receiving letters notifying them that they are confirmed candidates for pension payments or a bank cheque worth $30,000.
All you have to do is buy the latest new wonder diet drug.
There are a number of versions of the letter full of testimonials about the wonder drug and how people have lost weight through the Biotal Slenderising Centre in Amsterdam.
One letter tries to flog Hoodia X Treatment. Hoodia is a succulent plant found in semi-desert regions of southern Africa which supposedly suppresses appetite.
However there are no long-term independent scientific studies that prove the effectiveness of Hoodia. And there are also concerns that many Hoodia diet pills marketed on the Internet do not contain any Hoodia.
Another letter sings the praises of Ultra & Slim tablets which combine HCA (hydroxycitric acid) and Orthosiphon, an extracted from an exotic Indonesian plant.
Orthosiphon is actually a plant species. Some cultures have used it as a diuretic but there is no scientific information about its legitimate use as a weight loss product. One medical website warns that some orthosiophon diet supplement products contain possibly harmful impurities or additives.
The scam letter claims to be from a company called Biotal with a mailing address in Holland. It also refers to itself as Biotal Management.
But Biotal, a leading UK microbial and enzyme development company, has confirmed to WA ScamNet that it has nothing to do with the scam letter, it does not sell diet pills and does not have a base in Netherlands.
Read the fine print in this scam letter and you’ll find that you have not won the pension payment or cheque at all – just the chance to enter a competition to win the money. And the chances of winning are very slim indeed.
If you enter this competition, you will confirm your mailing address and can be guaranteed to receive more of these useless offers.
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