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The New York Times reports that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has charged four companies claiming to manufacture weight loss products - Sensa Products, L’Occitane, HCG Diet Direct and LeanSpa - with deceptive marketing, "asserting they made 'unfounded promises' that consumers could shed pounds simply by using their food additives, skin creams and other dietary supplements."

The companies have agreed to pay a total of $34 million in fines, though they have not admitted or denied any fault.
KC's View:
Go figure. You can't lose weight by using a skin cream or sprinkling powder on your food.

But here's what I don't get.

If these companies have been lying to consumers, don't let them get off without admitting that they lied. Because if they lied, they stole.

And while we're at it, why are such companies allowed to stay in business if they are peddling crap to people who don't know better?