TINA’s Take: FTC Lets ‘Detox Tea’ Influencers Off with a Warning
Congress focuses on weight loss ad scams this week.
The Senate’s Consumer Protection panel, chaired by U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, will hold hearings (watch the hearings here) this week examining deceptive advertising of weight-loss products. At the same time, Congress is also considering a bill that would require the FTC to look into ways to reduce the use of images of the human body in advertisements that have been altered by Photoshop. While lawmakers ponder the issues, we at TINA.org want to caution dieters about these five common weight-loss ad claims:
Users will finally get their promised cash rewards under FTC settlement.
The company’s signature pitch — lose 20 to 40 pounds in 40 days — lacked scientific support, the FTC alleged.