Raspberry Ketone Blast is a classic example of a free-trial scam. What happens is, you are encouraged to sign up for a “free trial”, and you just pay £4.95 to cover shipping costs. But hidden away in the small-sprint is the vital information, which states that if you don’t cancel within 14 days then you will be billed an additional £95, and a further £99.95 every month thereafter, until you cancel. But cancelling is never easy to do – surprise, surprise – so the customer often finds themselves hundreds of pounds down before they know it. Some “free-trial”.
We take a look at Raspberry Ketone Blast to see if it has any redeeming points.
The majority of the ingredients that are promoted as being effective weight loss aids actually have very little clinical evidence to support their effectiveness. Raspberry Ketone has never actually been trialled in humans, but preliminary trials have been conducted in rats and in test tubes. The website “references” two different studies, but is unable to link to these studies, making us believe that these claims are totally unfounded.
The ways in which these ingredients are described is also inaccurate. Adiponectin, a hormone that boosts the ability to burn fat from within cells, does not melt or slice fat cells up.
Lastly, and most importantly, by trying this supplement you are signing up to be charged each month an incredible price of £99.95! Not only is this VERY expensive but will likely be difficult to cancel.
Raspberry ketone and African mango extract can both cause minor side effects – for a full list please see the Side Effects section below.
The ‘free-trial’ will cost you £4.95 at first, but if you don’t cancel within 14 days you will be billed an additional £95. You’ll also be billed a further £99.95 every single month until you do cancel.
A customer visiting raspberry-ketoneblast.com is immediately presented with a number of pictures of thin, bikini clad women, surrounded by the many claims that the manufacturers, Beach Ready Inc., make about their product. The website looks like a pop-up advert, and is unprofessional, with numerous spelling mistakes. There is also a lot of pressure for the customer to claim their “trial bottle”, by typing in their address and other contact details in the relevant box, and the page is littered with sales key words and phrases, designed to make a customer part with their money, such as “The 1 Secret to Looking Young!” and “Melt Away Fat! Get a Tight Body”. This is even before it is explained how Raspberry Ketone Blast works.
Supposedly “the raspberry ketones in this actually slice up the fat cells making them easier to burn and makes you feel full”. This is pseudo-science, and unfortunately is a term that originated when Dr. Oz featured raspberry ketone on his show, putting them forward as a new wonder weight loss solution. The boost in popularity in raspberry ketone that followed the airing of this show has caused a huge number of scams to crop up, promising astonishing weight loss without any work, and only a small amount of financial outlay, before taking a large amount of money from the customer.
The “trial bottle” that is offered can be shipped to the customer for a delivery and distribution fee of £4.95. This provides the company with the customer’s card information, which is how they are able to charge more money at a later date (in fact every month until you attempt to cancel!). The terms and conditions are available, but it is not required to read them before making any order; any trust people place in the company is exploited so as to legally and legitimately con customers out of their hard earned cash.
Raspberry Ketone Blast’s marketing also leaves a lot to be desired. Many customers seem to have found the product through adverts placed on Facebook, using the faces of celebrities such as Dawn French without their permission. The company’s untrustworthiness is displayed further with this disclaimer that is placed at the bottom of the Contact Us page:
Images associated with the testimonials do not represent the actual person. Results not Typical.
For people who wish to contact Beach Ready Inc., the manufacturers and sellers of Raspberry Ketone Blast, the details are available here.
Beach Ready Inc.
152 Morrison Street,
There is also a customer service email: [email protected] For U.S customers the phone number to contact is 1-877-316-6841, whilst for UK customers, the number is (0)20 3356 6290. The address listed above is provided as the head office address for Beach Ready Inc., but many customers are reporting that they are asked to send refunds to a different address in London.
A full copy of the terms and conditions, which customers should read fully before making any purchase or request from the company. Unfortunately, this well-phrased set of terms and conditions, which is accepted automatically when any purchase is made, is the reason that so many people have had their money taken from them against their will.
The website advertising Raspberry Ketone Blast is filled with pseudo-science, and many different claims are made about what the product does, and how it works. As we will show below, the majority of these claims are grossly exaggerated and misleading.
Users of Raspberry Ketone Blast will supposedly:
The website goes on to say, amongst other claims, that;
Raspberry Ketone is proven to increase the critical fat-burning hormone norepinephrine to increase lipid metabolism, which prevents obesity and enhances weight loss efforts by allowing the body to burn more fat.
One of the many tag lines used is “lose weight automatically without having to think about it”. Clearly this product is marketed at people who want a weight loss solution, rather than a weight loss aid. Unfortunately, no such product exists in the diet pill market, and even the best diet pills are designed to work in conjunction with a calorie restricted diet plan and regular exercise.
As to whether or not Raspberry Ketone Blast works, the effects that a consumer may experience will never match up to the claims that are made by the company. Considering the cost of the product, any weight loss effects would still be poor value for money, and cheaper alternatives can easily be found in health shops and through the approved products listed here on Diet Pills Watchdog.
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The main website for this product primarily focuses upon raspberry ketone, the main ingredient, but briefly mentions that Acai Berry, Garcnia Cambogia, Bilberry and African Mango are also included. It is not clear if this is the full ingredients list.
There are no formula amounts given, which means that each ‘active’ ingredient could be present in only very small quantities. Without these figures, it is impossible to establish whether Raspberry Ketone Blast would be a good weight loss aid.
The manufacturers claim that there are no side effects associated with the use of Raspberry Ketone Blast.
However, raspberry ketone it an under-researched product, especially in the quantities found in supplements. Whilst it is considered safe for use in food in small doses, the higher doses used in supplements could cause jitteriness and other symptoms. Some users of raspberry ketone have reported feeling “weak”, restlessness, insomnia, chest pains, headaches and nausea. Some people have also had allergic reactions to raspberry ketone based supplements, with symptoms including itching, rashes, trouble breathing and a racing heart-rate.
Depending upon the amount of African mango extract in each pill, as well as what part of the fruit is extracted, it is possible for some users to suffer from diarrhoea, constipation or stomach aches. If the African mango extract does not contain any fibre, the weight loss properties will not be evident from this ingredient.
Avoid if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
There are numerous complaints from customers about Raspberry Ketone Blast. Because of the nature of the product, in that it is associated with a scam that costs the customer a lot of money, there are very few people who have actually managed to trial the product who are able to comment on its weight loss ability.
Most customers feel cheated and conned, and are seeking a refund from the company. Some people have been forced to cancel their credit or debit cards to prevent any further transfers being made.
i also have very recently been scammed by this product i saw the advert on facebook and thought it was trustworthy there was no visible terms and conditions or any mention of them taking money other than postage and packing at 4.95 but 95.00 has gone out of my bank its disgracefull they can be allowed to do this how can we get our money back as none answers the phone and you cannot get on the website to cancell it wat do we do?
This customer’s story reflects many of the others we have found, as well as the comments left by consumers here on our website. If it is not possible to get in touch with the company at all to cancel these payments and to issue a return, it may be best to cancel the card that has been affected, as this will stop future transfers being made. For more tips on how to handle a situation like this, check out our invaluable guide to refund from free trial scams.
With regards to how well the product works, very few customers have reviewed this element of the product. Comments include:
Apart from anything else I found the product totally ineffective
these tablets do not really give the results they’re advertising and dieting and exercise is the only way to get into shape.
No money back guarantee is offered. In fact, many customers have trouble getting their money back, and returned items may be subject to a £20 “restocking fee”, which is deducted from the refund. Even if the customer is able to get some money back, the sellers of Raspberry Ketone Blast are still making money, and are able to resell the product to another unsuspecting customer.
The “trial” that signs customers up to the auto-ship program is available from raspberry-ketoneblast. However, we strongly recommend against purchasing any products from this company, or any that use similar tactics.
The trial costs an initial £4.95 to be delivered, and if it is not returned unopened within 14 days, the customer is billed an additional £95. If the home delivery program is not cancelled, more Raspberry Ketone Blast will be shipped every 30 days, at a charge of £99.95 each time.
Warning: Signing up to the trial will likely cost you more than you bargain for. If not cancelled in time and according to strict terms and conditions you will be charged £99.95 until you do!
Overall, it is clear that Raspberry Ketone Blast should be avoided at all costs. Even if the product did work, which we suspect that it would not, the cost and hassle of dealing with the home delivery auto-ship program would not make any weight loss worth it. The company is by all accounts misleading customers, scamming them of their money, and is rude and difficult with customers who are seeking a refund.
Again, we can only stress that any company that is offering a free trial or a sample of their product, without any obvious up-front cost or fee, is going to be suspicious, and so should be avoided. For anyone who does not believe this, take a look at the hundreds of complaints that we have received about the Raspberry Ketone Blast scam alone! If you have fallen prey to Raspberry Ketone Blast’s free trial scam, tell us about your story in the comments below, including whether a refund was obtained.
As is clear by now we reject Raspberry Ketone Blast.
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