Did you purchase Double Shot pills, which promised to “cause rapid, substantial, and permanent weight loss without diet or exercise” (but did not)? If so, you may have a refund check coming.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced last week that it would be sending out checks totaling more than $464,000 to consumers who purchased the dietary supplements, which were marketed as “fat burning” and “calorie blocking.”
These are real checks, and the FTC encourages consumers who receive them to cash them before they expire on April 21. Note: The FTC never requires consumers to pay money or provide information before redress checks can be cashed.
The refunds are the result of a July 2014 settlement with Canadian marketers. According to the FTC, Manon Fernet and the company she controls, which did business as the “Freedom Center Against Obesity,” marketed Double Shot to U.S. consumers from 2012 through October 2013.
Consumers were told they could eat as much of any food as they wanted and lose 15 to 20 pounds a week, just by taking the pills. Rust Consulting, Inc., the redress administrator for this matter, mailed refund checks to eligible consumers beginning Feb. 20, 2015. The checks must be cashed by April 21, 2015 or they will become void.