Friday, February 22, 2013

Product warnings and health advice

 Fake New Sites Promoting Products

Scambook, the leading online complaint resolution platform, has received over 400 complaints about diet products HCG Ultra Drops and Raspberry Ultra Drops hacking their Facebook and email accounts with a link to fake news sites and deceptive advertising promoting them. 
Another diet product, Acai UltraBerry, was recently shut down by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for allegedly using the same marketing tactics. The FTC named over two-dozen affiliated products falsely marketed with fake news sites. 
Although Acai UltraBerry and affiliated products are being shut down, other fake news sites will continue to appear and deceive consumers about these products. Scambook offers four tips to help consumers spot advertisements disguised as news sources:

  1. What's the domain? Check to see if the URL is the proper domain for the news outlet. Any long or randomized URLs are signs it is a hoax.
  2. Links on the page don't work, and if they do, they send you to the product order form. A legitimate news site will have links to other articles as well as real user comments.
  3. The news page uses too many stock images and graphics of the product. Perform a side-by-side comparison of the official news site and the suspect page in separate browsers to spot differences in their layouts.
  4. Are the claims too good to be true? Finally, think about whether the claims in the "article" are Product warnings and realistic.

NEW ORGANIC WASH PREVENTS E COLI

The nation’s most recent E. coli outbreak from the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Services stated that a California company is voluntarily recalling spinach which in turn has affected 39 states.  What can and should you do to help lessen your chances of contracting E. coli?  Rinsing in water alone is not going to rid your fresh produce of harmful bacteria.  A new 100% organic wash, iGOZEN, offers a fruit and vegetable cleaner that will effectively eliminate 99.99% of E.coli and Salmonella bacteria.  iGOZEN is a micro-fine powder made from sea shells that will remove dirt, toxins, pesticides and these deadly bacteria. More information can be found at http://www.igozen.com/ 

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