Monday, January 11, 2010

Consumers alerted about claims by scam artists

Associated Press - January 11, 2010 4:15 AM ET NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - State officials are warning consumers to beware of ads that promise either rapid weight loss without dietary changes or exercise, or so-called miracle cures. The Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs suggests checking with a healthcare professional to ensure products have been validated and wouldn't jeopardize their health. This is especially for people with existing health problems. Officials said scam artists target patients with serious health problems such as arthritis, Alzheimer's disease and diabetes or those who want to lose weight or stop smoking. Copyright 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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