Checks Are Being Mailed Nationwide This Week
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 1,596 refund checks totaling $250,485 to consumers nationwide who bought the dietary supplement Lipidryl for purported weight loss. These are legitimate refund checks, and must be cashed within 60 days of the date they are issued, or will become void.
The refunds stem from a December 2014 settlement with the marketers of Lipidryl. According to the FTC’s complaint, Bioscience Research Institute LLC, the company that sold Lipidryl charged $129.99 for a three-month supply of Lipidryl, which contains African mango seed extract. The FTC complaint charged that ads for Lipidryl falsely claimed that the supplement was clinically proven to cause substantial weight loss (such as 28 pounds in 10 weeks) and reduce users’ waistlines.
Rust Consulting, Inc., the redress administrator for this matter, will mail refund checks to eligible consumers starting today. Each consumer will receive a full refund for their purchase. The checks must be cashed within 60 days of the date they are issued.
The FTC never requires consumers to pay money or provide information before redress checks can be cashed. Any questions can be directed to Rust Consulting at 877-690-7102.
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Mitchell J. Katz
Office of Public Affairs
CONSUMER REDRESS HOTLINE: 1-877-690-7102