Skinny Coffee Scam: How It Works
You may have heard of the Weight Loss Coffee concept, also known as Skinny Coffee. If you haven’t, let’s take a look and pay attention, so you don’t fall victim to one of the unscrupulous scams out there. Whether you’re 50-year-old or just 18, watch out. Let’s see.
Social media platforms such as Instagram or Facebook offer users instant gratification by distorting the reality a lot of times. Filters, plug-ins, and other software make a regular face or body look like a perfectly sculpted work of art. Millions of influencers manipulate people‘s feelings by featuring something that seldomly reflects real life. That is why everyone watching wants to be just like them.
Do you want to lose some weight to have the same perfect body or at least better than it is now? Of course, you do. Would you be willing to throw in a little investment to achieve that? Most people do. Let’s dive into the scam and see how it works.
Weight Loss Coffee: Multi-Level-Marketing Trap
Scammers come into the game offering the deal of the century, targeting insecurities and preying on people’s naivety. The latest product that’s being ‘hot’ right now all over the Internet is the ‘skinny coffee’, aka ‘Weight Loss Coffee’. The ploy is simple: you keep drinking the miracle product over a few months and lose weight while enjoying a great coffee.
Not only that, the scammers came up with an incentive to attract you in the game, offering a commission of $150 if you bring more people on board. Lots of victims get excited not only at the thought of losing weight but also at the one of making money while at it. It sounds great, right?
However, to join the program you are required to spend $450 on coffee to get to that level. You may think that you are going to need to buy coffee anyway if you want to lose weight so it may not be such a big deal. Little do you know that the actual coffee that you purchase and consume is just a regular coffee that’s no different than any other. You just helped a brilliant marketer sell his product with minimum input while making others doing it for him.
It is the reason that you may find hundreds of videos on YouTube from reviewers of the ‘slimming’ coffee, everyone trying to promote their affiliate link to make you join. Don’t fall for that, especially if you see links that they send you to in order to join a ‘real and honest skinny coffee club’.
Meanwhile, be aware of free product traps such as the Sephora Scam.
Skinny Coffee Club: How To Avoid
It is easy not to fall for the Weight Loss Coffee Scam. Most of the people become victims after seeing headlines on fake Instagram profiles such as “Buy your dream home with this income” or “Become a boss babe”. Others fall for the celebrity endorsements of the product (which is the biggest trick of all time for any item) or the beautiful Instagram or Facebook imagery.
Victims really believe they’ve lost weight because of the magic drink they’ve purchased, ignoring the few other critical facts that usually lead up to the results: caffeine makes you eat less (regardless if you drink ‘skinny’ coffee or regular coffee) meaning the calories intake is smaller, placebo effect, etc.
Research has shown that slowing down when eating – which typically happens when you drink any coffee – can help increase fullness and reduce hunger. Keeping in touch with these internal hunger and satiety signals can be an effective strategy to help manage weight.
The perfect way to lose weight is by having controlled meals, a healthy lifestyle, and by visiting the gym occasionally.
On the other hand, feel free to type in the name of the skinny coffee company on the Better Business Bureau‘s website, to see what comes up.
In other news, beware of a few other common schemes, such as the Weight Loss Scam, 1-Weird Trick, and the Aldi Food Box Scam.
Skinny Coffee Scam: How To Report
Warn your family and friends about the Weight Loss Coffee Scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:
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