FTC takes action against deceptive weight-loss products

January 7, 2014 4:55 PM

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FTC takes action against deceptive weight-loss products

As dieters work on new year's resolutions to shed pounds, the Federal Trade Commission Tuesday announced enforcement actions against four companies the agency says have used deceptive advertising claims to sell weight-loss products.

The products lured consumers with promises of making weight-loss easy. But "the chances of being successful just by sprinkling something on your food, rubbing cream on your thighs, or using a supplement are slim to none," said Jessica Rich, director of the FTC's consumer protection bureau. "The scie...

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