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Marketers try to sell us things like sprays and pills that supposedly cure it all, help us lose weight, get rid of wrinkles, and more. But some marketers make claims about their products without having any proof and may lie about the results people experience after using their products. That’s what the FTC alleges Health Center Inc. and its owner Peggy Pearce, the telemarketers of Rejuvi-Cell, Rejuvi-Sea, and Rejuvi-Stem, did.

Health Center claimed its “Rejuvi” health products could cure everything from cancer, arthritis, and Alzheimer’s disease to depression, diabetes, and obesity, either by spraying their homeopathic product, Rejuvi-Cell, under the tongue, or by taking a few pills of Rejuvi-Sea or Rejuvi-Stem. The FTC says that Health Center didn’t have any scientific evidence to back up those claims. And the testimonials on the company’s websites were written by employees, not actual customers. All these actions are deceptive, says the FTC.

When it comes to health issues, we all want a quick and easy solution. Add to that the pressure that telemarketers put on people, and it’s easy to see how someone may fall for empty promises. But there are a few things that we can learn from this case:

  • Don’t trust products that promise to cure lots of medical issues. Nothing can cure it all.
  • Traditional homeopathic products lack reliable scientific evidence for their claims of effectiveness. They are not evaluated for safety and effectiveness by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
  • Take testimonials with a grain of salt. Look for reviews on your own. Search the product online and put words like “problems” or “complaints” to see what others are saying about the products.
  • It’s best to always consult a healthcare provider before trying a new medical treatment, especially if it’s for a serious condition.

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March 20, 2020
Claro esta que esas empresas que hacen sus publicaciones falsas para engañar a los consumidores no son más que delincuentes, porque el vender un producto sin ser avalados por la FDA constituye en un fraude y hay que detener esa mala práctica en desventajas al consumidor, mi opinión es que todas empresas que se encuentra en esa práctica debe ser sancionadas y devolver el dinero a los consumidores, luego publicarla para que las demas se abstengan de continuar en dicha práctica.gracias
March 19, 2020
People try anything for a buck
March 21, 2020
Me interesa saber la consecuencia para estos ladrones estafadores. No es solo decir lo que hacen y lo que han hecho, es tambien informarnos de que estan tras las rejas por el robo que le han hecho a la poblacion.
April 09, 2020

In reply to by antonio00

La FTC no tiene juridscciónn criminal, pero hay veces que se refieren los casos al Departmento de Justicia y estafadores sí han ido a la cárcel. En ente caso los demandados tienen que parar las prácticas engañosas y pagar una multa.

March 19, 2020
I don't trust the FDA anymore than I would trust marketers!
May 05, 2020
Por favor, quisiera una evaluación por parte de Uds acerca de los productos de Omnilife. Muchas gracias
Don't use your…
March 19, 2020
Thank you for all the good info ya'll pass on, much appreciate
March 19, 2020
People are always saying don’t believe everything you read, check out their credibility, how can you check out if a site is for real?!? How do people really check out the validity of a site!? Nobody tells you that! This email was worthless to me!
March 20, 2020
the other new one to be weary of are all these stem cell clinics popping up everywhere, promising cures for just about everything. Do your research. And please everyone dont fall for these scams. If it seems too good to be true, it is.
March 20, 2020
Shared to my Twitter and Facebook, plus MeWe. Some great info, as always!
April 02, 2020
Thanks you for all the good info you'll pass on, much appreciated.
Mama Kat
March 14, 2021
Where can I send the stuff that I have used Can I get my MONEY back