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ACAI BERRY SOLD AS CURE ALL END ALL??? BUYER BEWARE!!
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Anonymous
Submitted: 03/26/2012

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So what is it that makes a person mislead and lie to an unwary senior citizen just to make a few bucks? Don't the owners/managers and telemarketers have a conscious? What if it was their mother, father, grandmother, grandfather or any other relative of theirs.
What would they do????

What Dr. Oz and Oprah have to say about Acai Berry scams using their name.
The Truth About Oprah, Dr. Oz, Acai, Resveratrol, Colon Cleanse and More
Original Content | May 07, 2009
On August 19, 2009, Harpo, Inc., producers of The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Dr. Oz Show, along with Dr. Mehmet Oz, filed a trademark infringement complaint against 40 Internet marketers of dietary supplements, including acai berry products among others.
Neither Ms. Winfrey nor Dr. Oz has ever sponsored or endorsed any acai berry, resveratrol, colon cleanse or dietary supplement product.

Harpo, Inc. has filed this lawsuit to let consumers know that these internet marketers are willfully using the names of well-known figures to deceive the public. Neither Ms. Winfrey nor Dr. Oz has ever sponsored or endorsed any acai, resveratrol or dietary supplement
product and cannot vouch for their safety or effectiveness. It is our intention to put an end to these companies' false claims and increasingly deceptive practices.

"The companies that are using my name to hawk these products are duping the public. I do not endorse any of these products. By falsely presenting products as 'scientifically proven' and endorsed by well-known figures, these companies do a gross disservice to the
public health and could even pose a danger to those who believe their false and unproven claims. I am taking this step in the interest of public safety. I feel compelled to stand up against these companies and their deceitful practices." -Dr. Mehmet Oz
READ MORE: http://www.oprah.com/health/The-Truth-About-Oprah-Dr-Oz-Acai-Resveratrol-and-Colon-Cleanse#ixzz1q9jJ9SxR

The economy is bad and Las Vegas has had one of the highest unemployment rates in the country. Some people in Las Vegas find a way to make money no matter what the cost or who is getting fleeced. Las Vegas is filled with these type of people that live on the
fringes of the communitie's working class. The Vegas phone room jobs have always been a hotbed for scams over these past few are no different. the product or service is changed but the misleading tactics stay the same.

One of the newest types of phone room/internet scams is the "ACAI BERRY" health scam. Many of the boiler room operators have jumped on the band wagon to scam innocent elderly seniors to buy the overrated dietary supplement SNAKE OIL. Many of these types
of boiler room operations are made up of the same telemarketers that sold another snake oil called "HGH" spray/sublingual form.

Many of the people who work on the phone for these type of boiler room operations are taught to sound/pretend as if they know about the various medical conditions (Diabetes, Cancer, Weight Loss, Macular Degeneration, Thyroid Disorders, Alheimers,
Blood Pressure, Weight Loss etc) they will go through a full barrage of questions as if to verbally diagnose the unsuspecting senior on the phonE. Many of the boiler rooms nationwide tell the victims that they will be counseled or to call one of their nutritionist if they purchase it by credit card over the phone. 99% of the time, the so called nutritionist is NOT certified or registered as a nutritionist. They're usually just a person that is employed to sell more or "upload" more to the unwary victim.

The truth is that the FDA does not recognize or endorse the Acai Berry. IT'S JUST ANOTHER DIETARY SUPPLEMENT. THATS ALL IT IS, BUT MANY OF THE TELEMARKETERS TRYING TO SELL THIS STUFF NATIONWIDE DON'T MENTION
THAT TO THE UNWARY ELDERLY CONSUMER.

Recently, the Federal Trade Commission announced it has asked federal courts to temporarily suspend a series of fake news Web sites that have been marketing acai berry weight-loss products. Acai berry products have been widely marketed for weight-loss
and anti-aging purposes, but there is no definitive scientific evidence to support these claims.
READ MORE. . .http://nccam.nih.gov/health/acai

According to the FTC, the websites are meant to appear as if they belong to legitimate news-gathering organizations -- such as ABC, Fox News, CBS, CNN, USA Today -- but in reality the sites are advertisements aimed at deceptively enticing consumers to buy
acai berry weight-loss products from other merchants.
READ MORE. . ..http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Acai-Berry-Weight-Loss-Claims-False-120210359.html

The Federal Trade Commission has a new consumer alert to help consumers recognize and avoid deceptive claims made by fake news sites that market acai berries for weight loss. It also has a new video detailing the risks of free trials, which often are used to
market acai berry supplements and other products.
READ MORE. . ..http://ftc.gov/opa/2011/04/fakenews.shtm

Allegation: False endorsements
Some CCN products carry endorsements by Oprah Winfrey and Rachel Ray. How can you go wrong with a product endorsed by these trusted celebrities? Well, it turns out those endorsements were bogus. Rachael Ray provided the FTC with this sworn statement: "I have never approved or agreed to the use of my name or my image in conjunction with the sale and marketing of AcaiPure, or any acai berry-related product."

In his sworn statement, Douglas Pattison, the Chief Financial Officer of Harpo, Inc. (Oprah's production company) said Oprah never endorsed or approved AcaiPure or agreed to have her picture or name used to sell or market the product. "Ms. Oprah Winfrey has never endorsed any acai berry supplement or acai berry related product by name," Pattison said.
READ MORE. . ..http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38958053/ns/business-consumer_news/t/acai-berry-scam-youll-lose-money-not-weight/

Maybe with someones's help this information should go viral or presented to somebody that can do something about the victimization of senior citizens in this country?
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