Even more confusing is that the Thermoslim we are covering today originates from Brazil and comes with very little background information.
If this was not bad enough when you get to the sales page, you are taken to a new website selling a garcinia cambogia supplement, which is associated with numerous scam issues including auto billing.
We take a look at Thermoslim to find out more about this supplement and to uncover the Garcinia Cambogia scam that seems to be hiding behind it.
Thermoslim is a weight loss kit. It comprises of two separate supplements that you take together in order to turn your body into a “fat burning machine” and according to the brief product information, is everything you need to lose weight naturally.
Thermoslim is made in Brazil and unlike many so-called Brazilian diet pills we see, is obviously aimed at the home market. The product labels are written in Portuguese and even the buy it now button is in Portuguese as well as some of the advertising claims on the product website.
According to the product information, there are only two ingredients in Thermoslim. One supplement, Cafeina, contains only caffeine, the other bottle is called Cromo because it contains only chromium Picolinate.
Chromium is a trace mineral which means your body needs very little of it and it is dangerous in high quantities. Caffeine as everyone knows is a stimulant so can help weight loss by increasing the speed of the metabolism. It can cause side effects if taken to excess.
We tried to investigate how to buy this supplement so clicked on the buy it now button (veja a oferta). To our surprise, we were taken to completely different product website.
Instead of Thermoslim, we were now on a website called Garcinia Cambogia Offer advertising a product called Garcinia Cambogia Select.
According to web security experts, the Garcinia Cambogia Select website has a zero trust rating but despite this, the site is busy with plenty of visitors.
We looked into this further and found that a company called Pacific 298 Ltd is behind this product.
Pacific 298 Ltd is notorious for diet pill scams. The company appears to get behind a little known diet pill such as Thermoslim and then insert their own sales page, possibly in the hope that customers will not notice the difference and buy their product instead.
We covered a situation like this in a previous review when a little known diet pill called Corexin was the shop front for a supplement called Green Coffee Bean Max also run by Pacific 298 Ltd.
Pacific 298 Ltd is based in Cyprus and is run by a company called Santrinico Enterprises under the name Health Buy.
There have been numerous customer complaints around Santrinico supplements and Healthy Buy relating to auto billing. Customers have been locked into agreements where they are sent new supplies each month and then charges taken from their credit cards.
There are no directions about how to take Thermoslim.
We cannot find out much about Thermo Slim.
Apart from the usual claims of weight loss, you cannot actually buy this supplement and maybe that is just as well. Perhaps it has been discontinued. Perhaps it never existed – we can find nothing at all about this supplement.
However, we would be cautious about taking a chromium and caffeine supplement in unknown quantities. Side effects from both ingredients are highly likely to be a problem and we would never have approved such a risky looking supplement.
However, we do not recommend that you turn to Garcinia Cambogia Select as an alternative.
The first thing you will notice on the website is the box, which you fill in with your name and address in order to “rush your order.”
Once you have completed the fields you are taken to the payment page where you complete your credit card details and choose your required package.
At this point, you need to be aware that Garcinia Cambogia Select is only available by signing up to an auto billing agreement.
This is where you sign up for a permanent payment plan and have fresh supplies delivered to you on a regular basis.
Auto billing is notoriously difficult to cancel. It is designed to catch the unwary into entering an agreement without realising.
If you do not pay for your unwanted supplements, Santrinico/ Pacific 298 will take legal action by sending the debt collectors.
Here is what Pacific 298 Ltd says in the terms and conditions:
You understand that if you signed up for a monthly-billed continuity program, there is a monthly payment obligation for you.
If Pacific 298 Ltd. is unable to process your payment for a given month of program benefit eligibility, you understand and acknowledge that Pacific 298 Ltd. shall be entitled to seek collection of the unpaid funds using either internal or third party …..
…You further understand and agree that non-payment of a validated payment obligation may entitle Pacific 298 Ltd. to report the matter to credit agencies, which may negatively impact your credit score.
If you mistakenly sign up for auto billing, you could end up in serious financial trouble and have the debt collectors knocking at your door.
Thermoslim is a Brazilian weight loss supplement that does not appear to be available to buy.
If you think the name rings a bell you are probably thinking of a different supplement because there are several on the market with the same name.
These include ProtoCol Thermoslim, XPN Thermoslim, the Thermo Slim Waist Band and Octane Thermoslim to name but a few.
What is on offer via the Thermoslim website is a Garcinia Cambogia supplement called Garcinia Cambogia Select.
This contains 500mg of Garcinia Cambogia extract per serving. This ingredient has been touted for weight loss and it may have a slight effect.
Garcinia Cambogia has undergone clinical testing for weight loss but most of this has been on animals such as rats, mice and guinea pigs. Scientific opinion is that this ingredient needs further investigation before the claims about weight loss for humans can be proven.
Garcinia Cambogia is often used in scam products such as this one. We do not advise you to buy this supplement because you could end up being caught in a billing cycle where the company sends you fresh products each month and bills you accordingly.
It is unlikely to work in the way as described.
If you did want to try Garcinia Cambogia, there are plenty of reputable alternatives on the market.
Garcinia Cambogia is safe and side effects are unlikely to be a major issue.
However, it can cause:
Not suitable for individuals under 18. Avoid if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Do not take supplements if you have a medical condition or are taking prescription medication without first taking advice from your doctor.
We have been unable to find any customer reviews for either of these supplements but there are plenty of reviews for Santrinico Enterprises / Healthy Buy (Pacific 298 ltd) across consumer watchdog sites worldwide.
This customer complained about not receiving goods and still being billed.
I ordered off them. I did not received any e-mail or tracking number proves process, amount has been deducted. I did not receive my order
We found Santorico mentioned on a consumer complaints forum. This American customer wrote:
DO NOT CHARGE ANY ANYTHING AGAINST MY CHECKING ACCOUNT. I DO NOT WANT ANY FURTHER PRODUCTS SENT TO ME..
This customer bought a beauty product from Santrinico.
I bought a product called Venapro. I paid full price. There was no free trial offer. They signed me up for a free subscription to Buy Beauty that has nothing to do with Venapro. I did not know or give my permission to do this. It cost 39.97 and I was charged three times in one month. I do not want their beauty buy, as I didn’t sign up for it. I unchecked the box. It has nothing to do with Venapro. I want it stopped and I want my money returned.
This customer fell for the same scam with a skin care product:
Saw an ad online for an anti aging moisturizing cream called Revitol and for $10.98 decided to order it. Of course, it is one of those deals: you have eighteen days to try the product, which begins the day you order it. If you do not cancel before eighteen days, they will automatically charge your account $19.95 and send you more product. This is what my receipt says.
My allegations: they automatically charged my account on day seventeen. when one of their representatives called to sell me more product, I told them to cancel future shipments. They stole $75.94 from my account
There are numerous customer complaints about Health Buy supplements (AKA Santrinico or Pacific 298 Ltd)
All customer complaints report receiving unauthorized charges and unwanted products.
This customer has summed up the situation.
My credit card company alerted me today of a charge that I did not authorize. It was supposed to be a free trial but I never received it, then they charged me $75 for more. My credit card co. has had many complaints about this company. Do not buy from them!
You need to be on your guard when you buy anything online.
Unscrupulous companies like Santrinico AKA Health Buy or parent company Pacific 298 Ltd having been getting away with tricking customers for years yet obviously manage to stay legal.
The company market numerous supplements around the world. We don’t advise you to try Garcinia Cambogia Select to find out whether it works or not. The biggest effect will be on your pocket rather than your waistline.
We can find no reference anywhere to Thermoslim.
Thermoslim does not seem to be available to buy. Its sole purpose seems to lure customers into buying Garcinia Cambogia Select via the Thermoslim website.
You can only buy Garcinia Cambogia Select via this internet scam that uses another product, Brazilian weight supplement Thermoslim as a cover for its operations.
It is possible that Garcinia Cambogia Select is openly on sale somewhere but despite extensive searching, we have not found it.
Buy and you will be signed up to auto shipping and as customers report, it is hard to cancel the agreement. You are instantly signed up to a “weight management club”
When you order your first shipment of Garcinia Cambogia, you’ll be automatically signed up to get free membership access to our results-based online fitness program.
The keyword here is “first shipment”. There will be other shipments whether you want them or not.
We were unable to sign into the Garcinia Cambogia Offer site so we cannot provide you with pricing information.
There is no guarantee with Garcinia Cambogia Select. You cannot even be sure you will receive your order.
We started this review by looking at a Brazilian diet pill package called Thermoslim but it quickly became apparent that this lacklustre supplement was simply a cover for a scam called Garcinia Cambogia Select.
Garcinia Cambogia Select is marketed by a Cyprus based company called Santrinico or Health Buy under a parent company called Pacific 298 Ltd. There have been numerous customer complaints about Santrinico and Health Buy with the major issues being auto billing or non receipt of goods. Make no mistake these people are scammers and they will trick you out of your money unless you are extremely careful and refuse to be tempted by any of their claims.
It is hard to see how customers could fall for it. After all, you would expect people to notice that Thermoslim is not actually available from the Thermoslim website and instead you are taken to a totally different product. However, it seems that some customers have done just that and are now paying the price.
This is a very easy decision. We would never approve a supplement like Thermoslim, which looks pretty dangerous by its ingredient profile. We would never recommend a supplement like Garcinia Cambogia Select because it is nothing other than a scam.
Stay safe and avoid.
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