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ASA ruling: Slimbetti Fibre Slim

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Posted 07 September 2011

From the same scam artists (Jasmine and Christopher Grindlay) who brought you Hoodia Slender Gel, Slender Max. As soon as the ASA rules against their products, they relaunch them under new branding. Has the ASA bared it’s teeth? Will they believe Allison Vienings (“the expert”), who has “substantiated” a number of other products that I regard as scam products?

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ASA Ruling: Slimbetti Thermo Advance

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Posted: 07 September 2011

From the same scam artists (Jasmine and Christopher Grindlay) who brought you Hoodia Slender Gel, Slender Max. As soon as the ASA rules against their products, they relaunch them under new branding. Has the ASA bared it’s teeth? Will they believe Allison Vienings (“the expert”), who has “substantiated” a number of other products that I regard as scam products?

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Dis-Chem refuses to stop selling useless “slimming” muti

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Posted 24 August 2011

This article appeared in noseweek August 2011. Permission to reproduce this article here was kindly provided by the editor.

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Dis-Chem refuses to stop selling useless “slimming” muti

NOSEWEEK has had many a go at snake oil salesmen who distribute products that miraculously enable you to shed pounds, stop smoking or lengthen a penis. But, so far, the supposedly reputable stores that are quite happy to sell this stuff to a gullible public have escaped scrutiny.

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Diet drug dodges ASA again

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Posted 4 July 2011

An article published in The Witness on 30 Jun 2011 and related to the ongoing scam being sold by Jasmine and Christopher Grindlay of SlimBetti / Slender Max / Hoodia Slender Gel

Author: Anna-Maria Lombard

Republished with permission of the author and  Media24.com.

A BRITISH couple who built their South African empire on discredited hoodia diet products have dodged advertising bosses yet again by launching a new “diet gel” that makes the same claims as their other products, sparking a fraud complaint.

Chris and Jasmine Grindlay’s company, Planet Hoodia, was first hauled before the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in 2008 when medicine consumer activist Dr Harris Steinman complained about the therapeutic claims made about its Hoodia Slender Gel.

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SlimBetti – same Slender Max scam artists

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It is evident from you reading this posting, that you have seen an advert for this product. This suggests that these scamsters are still duping unsuspecting consumers from purchasing these products – in spite of previous ASA rulings.I will very much appreciate it if you could please let me know where you saw an advert for this product – by commenting at the end of this article (will remain anonymous if you so wish).This may help other consumers from being scammed!Sincerely,Dr Harris Steinman

 

A reader has brought to my attention of the release of a “new product”, SlimBetti.

In fact, the claims being made for SlimBetti Hoodia Gel, SlimBetti Thermo Advance and SlimBetti Fibreslim are very similar to those that were made for Slender Max products , and that the Advertising Standards instituted sanctions against. See the raft of ASA rulings against these Read the rest

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Hoodia Slender Gel ~ Slender Max sanctioned!

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Hoodia Slender Gel (aka Slender Max) has continued to flagrantly ignore the ASA rulings. Another bunch of complaints were laid with the ASA. This is a company claiming that there product, when rubbed on the skin, will result in weight-loss. Of course, no evidence that it works, and very unlikely – in particularly since it is highly unlikely that hoodia will be absorbed through the skin. Scam? You decide.

Well the ASA may eventually becoming a little tougher? See the ruling below.

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Individuals behind Slender Max / Slender Gel

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I have been asked who the individuals behind this unsubstantiated product is, the individuals who simply ignore the recent ASA ruling and continue to sell these products without any proof that the product works? Who claim that hoodia is absorbed through the skin without any proof, that hoodia results in appetite suppression (and therefore weight loss) without any proof?

They are Jasmine Grindlay – Managing Director and her husband Christopher Grindlay of Llandudno.

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Hoodia Slender Gel / Slender Max

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Posted 02 November 2010 

This company continues to advertise to consumers that this product can result in weight loss – in spite of no evidence that this true (and in fact, unlikely to even have a shred of truth to it). Numerous complaints of breach has previously been laid with the ASA. The company has now started taking out full page adverts in magazines targeting women – and simply ignoring the ASA rulings. How do you think the ASA will react once informed about this?

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Hoodia Slender Gel – ASA ruling

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BACKGROUND In a ruling dated 21 June 2010, the Directorate ruled that the respondent was in breach of its earlier ruling dated 9 September 2009, as the respondent’s packaging still used the name “Hoodia” despite the respondent’s original undertaking to remove all references to Hoodia from its packaging. The complainant and the respondent were afforded an opportunity to comment on whether or not sanctions in terms of Clause 14 of the Procedural Guide were appropriate.

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