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Buyer Beware of Raspberry Ketone Scams

If it’s too good to be true, it probably is. With raspberry ketones being touted as the newest weight loss “miracle” it’s my job to weed through all the information and give you the facts. The fact is there are lots of online con artists feeding into the raspberry ketone craze. Here are some tips of how to recognize a scam product.

Step 1: Site Reliability

If you’re looking to purchase raspberry ketones what I imagine most people would do is a simple online search. Once you find a site where you can purchase the product, scroll down to the bottom and find out when the site was copyrighted or created. If it says 2012 it may just be someone trying to jump on the ketone bandwagon and may not be a reliable or legitimate site. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, websites like or are established sites that are concerned with customer service and satisfaction. I feel there you’d be more likely to get the product and be able to return it if you were unhappy with it.

Step 2: Skip the Web

You can avoid the online route. I took a stroll through my pharmacy’s diet section and the only product I could find that had raspberry ketones in it was QuickTrim, which is a product endorsed by Kim Kardashian. I would not be surprised if pharmacies and health food stores start to excessively promote products that contain raspberry ketones and stock more of these products. When I do speak to most people they think it is similar to taking a vitamin. Once these realize it’s a diet aid, they are less likely to purchase it, especially after I explain to them all the side effects and risks.

Step 3: Protect Yourself

I strongly recommend looking at the return policy of the website, if they have one at all. You should also read the fine print and know what you are signing up for. You might be giving permission for your credit card to be billed for automatic replenishment shipments or a free trial that turns into automatic shipments. It may be very difficult to cancel this. Protect yourself and your credit card information. I would check your bank account or credit card statement frequently to avoid duplicate charges and overcharges. This may be a way for someone to commit identify theft.

Be cautious and follow these guidelines and the chances of falling victim to a scam will be less likely to happen.

February 21st, 2012

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so me and my 3 friends foolishly took this "free trial" and ordered it to our uni halls. Very excited at first, only to be alarmed when our neighbours advised us to read the small print. HOWEVER, we did manage to beat the system without having eternal shitty packages sent to us. Firstly, call up the number required for the return reference numbers; one for every product, don't make the mistake of putting them in the same package. It told me for ages that my details ween't recognised - persevere. We all got them eventually, although they conveniently don't employ humans you can talk to. You have to return them (we left them sealed) within the 2 weeks - clearly write the reference number on the OUTSIDE of the package. We had it sent registered delivered; cost a bit, but it's better just to do it properly so they don't find an excuse to charge you. We also notified the banks and cancelled cards. 3 of us were lucky, but one friend still has monthy installments taken from her account but thankfully the bank automatically replace it. It's a huge fuss, but not impossible, good luck.

posted Nov 27th, 2013 8:15 pm

Jan Shaw

I have also been scammed by two Raspberry Ketone Websites: Ketone Premium and Beyond Raspberry Ketone. Both offer trials and take huge amounts from you bank account or credit card. Beware, I was scammed for over £500 from the two sites of which I received nothing from one and only two products from the other. My credit card company have cancelled my account and sent it to their fraud department. So don't use any of the, 99% raspberry ketone sites, the are scams and fraudulent.

posted May 5th, 2013 9:20 am

Jilly Brookfield

This site and their product is a complete con. They have taken £250 out of my bank account. Its very difficult to see where you are signing up for a monthly supply. They are really unhelpful, there are not returns available and I doubl if I will ever get my money back. Do not buy from them.

posted May 1st, 2013 8:51 am

a fitchett

when i tryed 2 cancel, they don't put that u have 2 cancel each item separtley, had 2 ring again, +they give u a conformation no 2 write down, + they say it so fast i had 2 repeat it 3 times,also tying 2 send item back cannot find address or returns no, rubbish

posted Apr 5th, 2013 4:17 pm

c james

this product is a scam and when you try to return the product they try to make it hard they give you an rma number that you can not write down fast enough and the only way to get out of the contract is to close your bank account,plus the product does not work it is all just a big scam

posted Feb 6th, 2013 5:20 pm


If you buy "raspberry ketone" at ALL, you've been scammed. But, then, I suppose the sort of people who are dumb enough to buy into fad diet scams in the first place are dumb enough to deserve getting ripped offâ?? not that they'll ever know or care.

posted Jun 10th, 2012 5:10 am


RiDONKulous,,, If you Buy Raspberry Ketone 1234 from Creative Bioscience, which you can find at Vitamin Shoppe you will LOVE it. It does everything it's supposed to do. INCLUDING helped my stomach. I've had IBS for 30+ years and since taking one pill a day (not 2 as recommended) my stomach problems are 80% better. SO, not only do I lose weight, have more energy but am getting other positive side effects. BUY IT TODAY!!

posted May 5th, 2012 8:38 pm


You havent given any valitity to the claims of the product .. or which one would be the best to buy ...not all websites trying to sell the product no matter when they were established means they are faudulent ... Also ... you have just added negitives comments to discourage anyones hope of moving themselves forward ...

posted Feb 22nd, 2012 2:02 pm

Jonathan W. Fink

Creative Bioscience, LLC, is a leading provider of Raspberry Ketone as a diet supplement. Our Raspberry Ketone 1234 is made from FDA inspected and GMP approved labs located in the United States, comes with unlimited 24 hour supports, and gives customers a 3 day right of cancellation and money back guarantee. We have worked with our customers to develop Raspberry Ketone 1234 and have designed it to help dieters to lose up to one pound per day.

posted Feb 21st, 2012 4:07 pm


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