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Sensa, a sprinkle-on weight-loss supplement, claimed that all you had to do was “sprinkle, eat and lose weight.” Sounds too good to be true, right?
Unfortunately, it was, according to the Federal Trade Commission. Now nearly a half million consumers who purchased Sensa will receive a refund check.
According to a press release, the FTC is mailing 477,083 refund checks totaling $26 million to consumers this week as part of Sensa’s earlier settlement with the agency. The average amount of the refund checks is $54.
If the checks aren’t cashed within 60 days of their issue date, they’ll become void.
The FTC said Sensa “deceptively advertised that the powder enhances food’s smell and taste, making users feel full faster, so they eat less and lose weight without changing their diet or exercise routine.”
Sensa did not have “competent and reliable scientific evidence” to back its weight-loss claims, the FTC said.
A one-month supply cost about $59, plus shipping and handling, the FTC said. According to the complaint, between 2008 and 2012, Sensa sales totaled $364 million in the U.S.
Although no additional refunds are available at this time, the FTC said consumers who bought Sensa can still file a complaint. If you have questions, call 800-420-2914.
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