Still in the legal domain, affiliates that have been marketing Acai should probably just stop now. The increasingly loud buzz about potentially illegal credit card re-bills has finally persuaded the Attorney General in Connecticut to promise investigations and say, “There are no magical berries from the Brazilian rainforest that cure obesity – only painfully real credit card charges and empty weight loss promises.”
The anti-adscam website WafflesAtNoon has looked into a bunch of websites promoting Acai and, just for fun, you should take a look at the “Fake Diet Girls Gallery.”
The Center for Science in the Public Interest reports that, “the woman depicted on Tara’s Diet Blog, Olivia’s Weight Loss blog, Alicia’s Diet Blog, Becky’s Weight Loss blog, and at least 75 other blogs is a German model named Julia who has nothing to do with Acai or any weight-loss product. The German photographer who made the original photos of her available on Istockphoto.com said the pill companies manipulated some of the “after” images to give the impression of weight loss.”
Whoever would have thought it? I’m shocked. Shocked, I tell you!