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Attorney General warns consumers of weight loss scam

CHARLESTON, West Virginia — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey today warned consumers to be aware of a weight loss scam as many West Virginians make New Year’s resolutions to lose those extra pounds.

Morrisey specifically warns West Virginia consumers of a scam that charges additional money following the purchase of a weight loss product’s trial offer. It could involve up to $87.95 being charged weeks after the consumer’s initial purchase of a $4.95 trial offer.

The call numbers appear to have originated in India from 844-824-4457 and 877-732-0566.

“Consumers should use extreme skepticism when evaluating weight loss products,” Morrisey said. “It also serves as a reminder for everyone to always monitor their bank and credit card accounts for unauthorized charges.”

If you believe you have been the victim of this scam or any other weight loss scam, contact the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division at 1-800-368-8808 or visit online at

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