Consumers Who Bought Green Coffee Weight-Loss Supplements to Receive Refunds
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Consumers Who Bought Green Coffee Weight-Loss Supplements to Receive Refunds

The FTC charged Pure Health and Genesis Today with making deceptive weight-loss claims

June 15, 2016

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is mailing 191,748 refund checks totaling more than $9.2 million to consumers who bought Pure Health or Genesis Today green coffee bean extract weight-loss supplements.

Consumers who purchased the supplements online will receive a full refund, with the average check totaling $47.93. Those who bought the supplements in a retail store such as Walmart will not receive a check in this mailing. These consumers can file a claim form with the FTC, and may be eligible for a partial refund.

Analytics, the redress administrator for this matter, has already begun mailing refund checks to online purchasers of supplements. The checks must be cashed within 60 days or they will become void.

Refund recipients should note that the FTC never requires consumers to pay money or provide personal information before redress checks can be cashed. If you have questions, please call 1-844-449-3586.

The FTC's January 2015 complaint charged Pure Health LLC, Genesis Today, Inc., and their principal, Lindsey Duncan, with deceptively claiming that the supplements would cause consumers to lose 17 pounds and 16 percent of their body fat in just 12 weeks without diet or exercise, and that the claim was backed up by a clinical study.

Duncan promoted the supplements on The Dr. Oz Show, The View, and other television programs. The FTC's settlement barred the defendants from making deceptive weight-loss claims for any dietary supplement, food, or drug, and from making unsubstantiated claims about the health benefits or efficacy of any dietary supplement or drug product.

The defendants paid redress for the consumer refunds.