You know those "consumer reports" that often appear on the side of your web browser advertising miracle diets that may appear to be "authentic" because they feature logos of major news outlets?
Yeah, those are a scam.
The government is taking action and has filed lawsuits in Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Georgia and Washington to shut down the fake "news" websites that are actually just advertisements for something called the acai berry diet.
The lawsuits were spurred by complaints received by the Federal Trade Commission that consumers paid $100 weight-loss products after being duped by the sites.
The sites were advertised as, "Health Reporter Discovers The Shocking Truth", that then led the consumer to a fake first-person report from a fake reporter about their fake results with the acai berry diet.
So far, the government has frozen 10 websites affiliated with the scam, however there are still others copying the content and continuing the scam!
Stay away from any advertisements claiming they have found ANY miracle diet, because there is no such thing! A diet takes dedication, hard work, and regular exercise!
There's no easy way around it, so PLEASE do not let these internet bottom feeders take advantage of you!