Friday, July 8, 2011

Tiny Belly Ad Is a Scam?!

You've probably seen this ad everywhere. Now we hear from the Washington Post via Gawker that this Internet ad is actually a billion dollar scam.

The ad -- the lady's belly gets fatter and then smaller -- has run "tens of billions of times" just about everywhere, including Facebook,,, the LA Times, and the Washington Post.

The FTC now says that the ads are part of a "three-step scheme" that resulted in thousands of unauthorized charges to credit cards. Apparently buyers approved a small charge but got hit instead with recurring $80 charges which they couldn't stop.

Hope you haven't been bitten by this one.

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