Dragons’ Den in shock diet pill scam as fake contestant promotes weight loss product | The Sun

SCAMMERS are sending phishing emails promising life-changing results to people who purchase ‘clinically proven’ diet pills.

The dodgy emails contain fake Dragons' Den endorsements and spoofed websites to trick unsuspecting victims into parting with their bank details. 

The email has the subject line: "Summer is almost here, jump start your weight loss now."

And it includes before and after images of women, alongside fake images and unrealistic claims of losing 15-20 pounds in a month.

The message urges that you must "hurry before we sell out."

The message has a link in the email which will take readers to a fake article on a spoofed version of the Daily Mail website. 

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It explains how a Dragons' Den contestant pitched the diet pills on the show and secured an investment from all five Dragons – which is completely false.

The article encourages you to click through to buy the bottle of the pills.

Then readers will be asked for their details to complete the order, which is how the scammers steal your information.

Unsolicited emails should always be treated with suspicion, especially when they advertise products with completely unrealistic results.

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People must inform their bank immediately after sharing bank details.

Unexpected emails, calls and texts from companies should be verified using the official contact details on their websites.

Be wary sharing your home address, phone number or email as scammers may use the information to target you at a later date.

Scam emails should be reported to [email protected] or [email protected].

Calls to Action Fraud should also be made to report the scam.

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