This Article is About
class action lawsuits
night infomercials
sore knees
basic marketing
diet pills
marketing 101
flab
muscle groups
fact of the matter
six pack
Scams And Fakes: Who Is To Blame If You Fall Victim To The Game?
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Scams And Fakes: Who is to Blame If You Fall Victim to the Game?

The news has been a never ending listing of the class action lawsuits filed not for faulty products but for products that should come with a glowing tag that says "you know better". They are sold by late night infomercials that should embarrass most adults and yet, they fall for them.The ads are basic marketing 101 and should be clear as a bell for the shams and scams but they work. So, the question should be asked: who is to blame when people fall for yet another marketing gimmick, claim or fad product? Should they get a free pass or should it be considered a lesson learned?

That is not to say that the marketers should be allowed to say whatever they want- far from it. But, the fact of the matter is that most people should not need a class action law suit to tell them that simply wearing a certain pair of shoes or sprinkling some powder on your food will give them the weight loss that they were trying to get. There are plenty of very desperate people out there, though and they will fall for these claims, no matter who is making them or how outlandish they should sound.

The Ab Circle Pro should be just one example of a golden "duh" moment. The ad claims that "three minutes a day" on this little machine is all that it will take to work the abdominal region and make it incredible, tight and toned. Most people know that the abs are one of the hardest muscle groups to get to its perfect appearance and that there are many factors that will influence how great those muscles will look in the end. Not everyone is bound to have a six pack, after all. Ask a trainer and they will tell you that abs are built mostly in the kitchen and that the work you do must include cardio to burn off overall flab. So, what do you get from your three minutes a day, then? You might get sore knees from where you kneel but you are unlikely to even work up a sweat.

Diet pills claim that you can take one a day and keep eating what you want, all without exercising or making any major changes to your life. Most reasonable adults understand that this is not possible and yet, there they are, buying these pills which turn out to be ineffective and in many cases, even dangerous. We are better than this. We are smarter than this but don't tell the marketers that, those infomercials are fun to watch when the insomnia kicks in.


Street Talk

Hey Amie, My wish to you is a very good morning and the next parts of the day. I have just finished reading your article and found it impressive because it is very informative I know it will go along way in helping those who will come in touch with it like it has done to me.

Reply
  about 7 years ago
You May Also Like
Cruise Ship Passengers Are Offered Settlement, Passenger Bodies Still Being Recovered
The passengers who endured the nightmare aboard the Costa Concordia, ran aground on January 13th are all being offered a sum of money totaling $14,460. That money, according to the Carnival group, based in Miami, Florida, is meant to compensate them for the loss of their baggage and personal effects…
By:  in  Travel and Leisure  >  Cruising   Jan 28, 2012  
0
  Likes: 1

Writing A Grant - an Overview
I'm going to assume that these days, most people know that the government issues grants to those who qualify. Thanks to late night infomercials and your local out of work neighborhood lawyer. People associate a lot of hype with getting a grant. So instead of me telling you about the…
By: chris38 in  Finance   May 08, 2012  
0
  Likes: 3

What In the World is A Sand Bell And Do I Want One?
The gadgets that show up on late night infomercials and on various internet sites are borderline insane, usually, but every now and then there is one that is not only a good idea but absolutely worth its weight in gold. Sand bells may very well be the tool that you…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Fitness Equipment   Aug 02, 2012  
4
  Likes: 2

Lose Stomach Fat
To lose stomach fat, you cannot simply work the muscles in and around the stomach area. You must take a comprehensive approach that lowers the overall fat of your entire body and/or adjust your diet to inspire overall weight loss. Without such an approach, you could squander your effort working…
By: Kristin Greene in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Dec 14, 2010  
0
  Likes: 0

Exercises For Abs - It Is Not Crunches!
Would you like to have VISIBLE six-abs abs? Most people look fat because they follow the myth, not reality. This world is full of very fit people, but you would never tell they are fit due to a considerable amount of fat that covers their muscles. These people have very…
By: Derek Potocki in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Jun 20, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Are You Trying to Lose Weight In College?
Trying to lose weight in college does not have to take a lot of your precious time away. In fact you can build a slimmer and sexier body in under 4 hours per week. How? By using the right exercises that burn fat quickly and efficiently. You may have come…
By: John Baines in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Aug 22, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

How to Get A Six Pack Abs Program Together!
It is high time you learned how to get a six pack abs program together. I will teach you the all of the fundamentals that you need to create the best program for you. Be aware that training for six pack abs is quite challenging and downright unpleasant at times.…
By: Chip Paulson in  Health and Fitness  >  Build Muscle   Jul 22, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

Knee Problems Cures
There are a lot of people who suffer from acute knee pain and probably more then you realise. If you're one of them then you most likely would have at some time searched for knee problems cures. It is a very debilitation condition I know because I have two sore…
By: Len Cecchetto in  Health and Fitness   Jun 22, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

PotPie Girl One Week Marketing Plan
If doing a search to learn about how to get started with affiliate marketing you may have run into the name PotPie Girl One Week Marketing Plan. Having been in the position of being new to marketing in the past she had decided to create a course for which a…
  Likes: 2

Ddpyoga - The Best Beginner Workout
For this post, I want to give a testimonial on the exercise program that kickstarted my journey from being a clumsy oaf to an aspiring dancer. That program is DDPYoga. When it comes to home workouts with no equipment, this is the best beginner workout program I can humanly imagine.…
By: Bobby13 in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   Jun 04, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

3 Lessons From THE Biggest Loser
Everywhere throughout the world, after a long time, a great many individuals are bolted to their TV sets - however not to watch the most recent cleanser, or CSI. Not to watch Jay Leno or Sex in the City. Not to see who outmaneuvers, outlives and beats others in Survivor.…
By: Kat Li in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   Jun 02, 2016  
1
  Likes: 1

2 Steps To Six Pack Abs
For one thing, I need to specify that, for most people, getting well defined abs is not a simple undertaking. It requires devotion, however it is possible! The following is a general 2-stage control that, if took after religiously for 3 months, will deliver results. Step 1: Nutrition This is…
By: Kat Li in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   May 31, 2016  
0
  Likes: 1

Best Workout for Your Abs
Getting the best workout for your abs seems to take on a lot more importance when you know the summer is coming. When the nice weather comes out, people start dressing in fewer layers and showing off more of their bodies. If the thought of that makes you nervous, it's…
By: Ervin in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   May 28, 2016  
0
  Likes: 1

5 Super Simple Exercise Tips
With each New Year comes the determination to start working out. Maybe even you made a guarantee to include more practice into your day. On the off chance that your endeavors at practicing are not going and you had arranged, investigate these tips. They may get you back on track.…
By: Kat Li in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   May 24, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Best Ways to Keep Elderly Bones Healthy
Growing older does not mean a senior has to take on a slew of medical conditions, or inherit a poor quality of life. Aging simply means that one must understand what is going on with their body in order to maintain good health. As the elderly age, their bones may…
By: Jared Caplan in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   May 11, 2016  
0
  Likes: 1

Article Views: 1178    Report this Article