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Posted February 5, 2016

Garcinia, Green Coffee Marketers Pay $43 Million to Settle Charges of False Weight Loss Claims

Sale Slash, LLC, has agreed to pay more than $43 million to settle FTC charges it used unsubstantiated claims and fake celebrity endorsements to promote its Premium Green Coffee, Pure Garcinia Cambogia, Premium White Kidney Bean Extract, Pure Forskolin Extract, and Pure Caralluma Fimbriata Extract weight loss products.

The agreement, filed in a California federal court on February 2, 2016, prohibits Sale Slash from promoting its products for weight loss without "competent and reliable scientific evidence" and from misrepresenting that it has been approved by specific celebrities, including "Oprah Winfrey, Rachel Ray, and any doctor featured on 'The Doctors' television show."

The company was temporarily shut down in May 2015 after the FTC charged it used affiliate marketers to send illegal spam emails and post banner ads online that led consumers to fake news sites.

The FTC previously stated it hoped to recover money from Sales Slash to provide refunds to consumers who bought the supplements.

See ConsumerLab.com's Review of Weight Loss Supplements, Green Coffee Bean Extract Supplements and Garcinia Cambogia Supplements for tests of related products.

Also see ConsumerLab.com's In the News page for information about CL tests of Garcinia and green coffee bean extract supplements that helped Dr. Oz expose weight supplements which contained little of the key ingredients CL expected from their labels.

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