5 TV Commercials that Are Scams

Commercials exist on just about every television channel and network out there. All of them are designed to get watchers to buy something or tune into something. Of course, not all of the commercials out there are beneficial in any way. In fact, some of them are flat out scams. It’s pretty simple to figure out which commercials are scams, but here are some of the common ones out there right now.

Celtrixa
Of course, Celtrixa is a product that is marketed to recently pregnant or overweight women. It promises that stretch marks will disappear faster than ever. The company even offers a “free trial” where the customer only has to pay for shipping and handling. Unfortunately, it’s all just a trap so that the company can charge customers’ credit cards repeatedly. The terms of the offer are lopsided and completely fraudulent. There have been increasing reports of high charges, a product that doesn’t work, and plenty of other problems. Sadly, Celtrixa won’t get rid of stretch marks, but it will get rid of the money on your credit card.

Cash 4 Gold
This company will pay customers for the gold that they send in by mail. However, the company uses some very shady practices and may even scam some customers outright. Cash 4 Gold pays customers who send in their gold items a fraction of the value of the items. There have been repeated reports of the company flat out denying refunds and failing to return items. Also, the company has “lost” plenty of orders in order to keep customer’s gold items and not have to pay them.

Education Connection
The commercials for education connection are playing around the country. In the commercial, there is one of a handful of girls talking about the great benefits of going to school in PJs or singing about how a degree is necessary to make more cash. Services provided by the company are overpriced and will do little for individuals seeking a real degree. The “colleges” connected with Education Connection are barely able to call themselves colleges because the units earned there never transfer to real universities, and a student ends up paying tens of thousands of dollars for a nearly fake degree.

Glucosulin
Like many other products out there, Glucosulin is marketed toward women who want to lose weight. The product flat out doesn’t work, but the company will continue to charge customers’ credit cards (much like Celtrixa at the top of this list). In the end, it’s nearly impossible to get the company to stop charging your credit card and it may even add more charges from other “companies” onto the card. This can be a hassle for duped customers, so it’s best to stay away from Glucosulin.

Proactiv
Despite all of the celebrity commercials, Proactiv is – in fact – a pretty big scam. It works in the same way that Celtrixa and Glucosulin do because customers will get charged each month on their credit card and stopping the charges is extremely difficult. Nevertheless, some customers do say that the solution works, but most people buy Proactiv in stores. There are tons of nightmare stories on the Internet about Proactiv, describing how it was nearly impossible to get a refund and similar things. Whether the solution works or not, Proactiv is out there committing fraud against unsuspecting customers.

Most Commercials are Scams.
There are hundreds of scams out there on the television each day. In reality, most of the commercials out there that aren’t advertisements for foods, vehicles, or TV shows happen to be scams. There are no miracle weight loss pills, stretch mark destroyers, get rich quick plans, real and quick degree programs, or anything else out there that fraudulent companies claim. Consumers have to be extremely careful when trying out “free trials” or any other time they are giving their credit card info out for something fishy.

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