I’ve been a consumer and investigative reporter for 20+ years and in that time I’ve seen it all. What I’ve noticed is that even though the products and the pushers change, the scams and rip-offs stay the same. And so does the advice. As I write this I’m waiting backstage at "The Dr. Oz Show" to do a story about questionable weight-loss supplements marketed to consumers via in-your-face spam emails and pop-up ads.
C’mon, do legitimate companies ever really advertise their products in spam emails? No way.