Podgy meets dodgy (Slender Gel)

An article from the December 2010 edition of the magazine, noseweek, titled “Podgy meets dodgy”, on the Advertising Standards ruling against Slender Max / Slender Gel / Hoodia Slender Gel, and the two individuals behind this “scam” (and their home address!).

“Some of our readers may not read Vroukeur, so we would like to bring to their attention that the snake oil salesmen at Planet Hoodia CC, who advertise Slender Gel, Slender Max and Hoodia Gordonii in that magazine, and who boast that these products “target stubborn fat”, “guarantee weight loss'”, and result in a “noticeable reduction in cellulite”, were, on 29 October, ordered by the Advertising Standards Authority to place the following statement in Vrouekeur:

“The Authority noted that since February 2009 the respondent has had more than ten rulings issued in relation to its advertising. Of these ten, two required voluntary under-takings to change its advertising, three … Read the rest

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