Acai Berries - CNN News

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logicman
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Acai Berries - CNN News

Post by logicman » Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:20 am

There are many sites selling acai berries.

The ones I mark as 'red' are the ones that spam, give bogus 'consumer advice', or falsely state that acai berry is endorsed by Oprah Winfrey, CNN etc.

If people want to believe in fad medicines, ok, I leave them alone.
But when they lie, that's another matter.

For the latest news, to help you sort out scammers:

http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/03/23/acai.berries.scam/index.html
http://www.cspinet.org/new/200903231.html
http://www.bbb.org/us/article/8493


c۞g
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Nice topic but where's the dot?

Post by c۞g » Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:44 am

Nice topic, fairly current scam that's widely popular by those seeking to maintain current lifestyle and eating habbits hoping the "magic berry pill" will solve their obesity problems. Why... look at Oprah - she sure is thin, huh? {snicker}

But, where the dot?
as in the few hundred blog.com's the website.com's the distributor and manufacturer.com's

For WOT to work, we need siteNames to rate and if there are one or two that are legitimate... we need to rate them positively as well. Personally, I'm skeptical about crap like this, I don't think any of it works; the only thing that ensures weight loss, is discipline and self-control - both of which I lack, so I'm a fat man, and proud of it.
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Re: weight loss

Post by logicman » Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:56 am

"the only thing that ensures weight loss, is discipline and self-control"
If I lost weight, I'd worry. I've been skinny all my life. :)

Where the dot? Do you mean 'where to draw the line' ?
I avoid rating sites good or bad if it means I have to show a bias.
I try to stay objective, but I'm only human. :)
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Just like Nani Juice

Post by YoKenny » Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:41 am

I had some friends try to convince me of the benefits of Nani Juice.
It turned out that they were more interested in getting me to sign up my friends to increase their Downline so that they could earn Member Benefits.

I went back to find information about Nani Juice and I found this juicy site:
http://www.tradekey.com/ks-wholesale-nani-juice

I noticed that it has a couple of negative ratings so maybe they need helping along.
http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/tradekey.com/comment-490377#comment-490377

What about this un-rated site:
http://www.b2bfreezone.com/product-search/discount-nani-juice.htm

Doctor calls Nani Juice cancer cure a Myth:
http://www.nbc15.com/blogs/carleenwild/15842727.html

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tradekey.com

Post by logicman » Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:41 am

tradekey.com is an information exchange site.
Amongst the genuine product and dealer offers are a few scammy items.
I wouldn't rate the whole site red for that.

As for noni juice / nani juice - it's been around for some time.
It's hard to persuade the buying public against false claims.
Check out this report + video
http://cbs2.com/goldstein/Noni.Juice.Tahitian.2.513423.html

Here's one of the best sites against quack medicine:
http://your-doctor.com/patient_info/alternative_remedies/various_therapy/quackery.html
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Guest

Classic examples

Post by Guest » Sun Apr 19, 2009 2:52 pm

Amway and Avon are classic examples of pyramid schemes, though these two have been successful . . . most aren't (unless, of course you're at the top).

With the Internet, infomercials, and the popularity of snake oil cures with the moronic and desperate public, these schemes can reach a much wider audience than they used to.

Another classic example is the chain letter scam/spam that requests the recipient to send money to previous recipients and then add your name to the list, claiming that if you do so then you will get thousands from all the recipients further down the line. Evidently there are morons foolish enough to be duped by this. "A fool and his money are soon . . ."

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There's a Sucker Born Every Second

Post by YoKenny » Sun Apr 19, 2009 3:10 pm

http://blogs.bnet.com/salesmachine/?p=673

There's a Sucker Born Every Minute:
http://www.historybuff.com/library/refbarnum.html

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More scams to build downlines (Pyramid schemes)

Post by cotojo » Sun Apr 19, 2009 3:16 pm

I'm an ex-chef so know just a teeny bit about food :-)
There is no 'magic cure' for weight loss, what works for one won't work for another as each individual metabolism is different.....it's that simple. Diets and weight loss go through these far reaching claims and become the latest 'trend' to build downlines in pyramid schemes which rarely work.
I have the opposite problem because of my condition of putting weight on, believe me, it's hard LOL

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scamvertise

Post by c۞g » Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:50 am

Nice to see scammers warning about scams.
coloncleansereport.net
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Grin

Post by Guest » Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:35 am

That one definitely put a grin on my face.

Is amusing how they use "testimonials" too. Dr. Phil and Oprah and CNN? Not sure those sources aren't snake oil either!

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