Slimming Pill Con

A woman who ordered slimming pills online is telling Heart it was a scam and she's had her bank account emptied.

Sarah Dunseath from Norwich agreed to a small trial fee of £2.95 when she ordered the pills made from Acai berries.

But she then found out hundreds of pounds had been taken from her account which she hadn't authorised.

Norfolk Trading standards, who are investigating reckon this particular scammer appears to be based in the USA and consumers are also being offered a trial of a product called Acai Berries which makes varying claims including helping with weight loss.

Anne Jackson from Norfolk Trading Standards told heart: "Not only is the money lost, there is also the potential risks of taking pills where there is no guarantee that they comply with any medicinal or safety legislation. 

Always seek professional advice before buying or using such products.

To report a scam or seek general consumer advice please contact the Consumer Direct Helpline on 08454 04 05 06.

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Slimming Pill Con