With pool season around the corner, don't get taken by weight loss claims

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It's that time of year to hit the gym and sweat off those pounds before sunning at the pool or beach.

If you are thinking about using a weight loss supplement, do your homework first. That's according to a warning from the Better Business Bureau.

In this week’s blog, the BBB warns about supplements and their potentially deadly side effects. Last year, the BBB logged 4,300 consumer complaints nationwide about things like misleading advertising and not receiving merchandise after purchase.

The Federal Trade commission levied $35 million in fines against four national companies for unfounded weight loss claims. The Food and Drug Administration warns fraudulent supplements may be tainted and could cause serious injury or even death.

The blog includes tips on how not to get scammed by bogus weight loss claims. Click here to read more.



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