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AG Warns of Weight Loss Scams

Patrick Morrisey, W. Va. Attorney General
Janet Kunicki
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

As many West Virginia residents make New Year's resolutions to shed extra pounds, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey warns them to be aware of a weight loss scam.

Morrisey says the scammers charge additional money after the purchase of a weight loss product's trial offer. It could involve up to $87.95 being charged weeks after the consumer's initial purchase of a $4.95 trial offer.

The call numbers appear to have originated in India from 844-824-4457 and 877-732-0566.

Morrisey says consumers should be extremely skeptical when evaluating weight loss products. He also advises people to keep a close eye on bank and credit card accounts for unauthorized charges.AG

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