Beware: Dragon’s Den Slimming Pill Scam Comes with False Figur and Liba Claims

Dragon’s Den slimming Pill Scam are Fake emails that promise fantastic results to people who buy supposed “clinically proven” diet pills. These sneaky emails pretend to be endorsed by Dragons’ Den and use fake websites to trick people into giving up their bank details. They are not real.

Lots of our readers have reached out to us to verify if the mails they received lately from drag is legit. As a Cybersecurity analyst, I’ve taken my time to investigate these unsolicited mails and the bogus claims. This article sheds a light on how the scam operates, and what to do if you receive one.

Dragon's Den Slimming Pill Scam
Dragon’s Den Slimming Pill Scam

Dragon’s Den Slimming Pill Scam: A Quick Look

If you receive an email claiming that a weight loss pill called Figur has received a massive investment on Dragons’ Den, be cautious. This email is likely a scam, designed to trick you into believing the product is genuine.

The email is titled “Get Ready for Summer Weight Loss!” Inside, there are pictures of women who seem to have lost a lot of weight. The email claims you can lose 15-20 pounds in a month. It’s urging you to act quickly before they run out of stock. If you click on the link in the email, it takes you to a fake article on a fake version of the Daily Mail website.

The Actual Message

When you click to open it, you’ll find that in this instance, the message is:  “Summer is almost here, jump start your weight loss now”. There are also what appears to be “before” and “after” images of women after weight loss and the page includes a countdown clock and fake reviews about the pills. Like all scams we’ve come across, there is a call to action button that urges that you with caption “hurry before we sell out.”

If you click on the link, it’ll take you to a webpage mostly a fake version of the daily mail website where you have to fill in your age, gender, current weight, and goal weight. The page has a countdown clock and fake reviews about the pills.

Once you enter your details, you’ll be directed to a purchase page where you’ll need to provide your payment details. But be careful because you might end up giving your money to a scammer without getting anything in return.

How To Avoid Email Scams

  1. Avoid Clicking Unknown Links: If you get an email about a product you don’t know, don’t click any links right away.
  2. Do a Quick Web Search: Take a moment to search online for the product. If it’s claiming big things like being on Dragons’ Den, but you can’t find proof, be cautious.
  3. Watch for Crazy Claims: Emails promising unbelievable results or rushing you into a ‘special’ offer should raise your suspicion.
  4. Report Suspicious Emails: If you’re unsure, forward the email to [email protected] For Gmail, hit ‘Report Spam.’ On Hotmail, look for ‘Report phishing.’ Yahoo users can send suspicious emails to [email protected].

Final Words

if you get an email promoting a product you don’t recognize, don’t click any links. Also, watch out for emails that make exaggerated claims or pressure you to take advantage of a limited-time offer. Also watch out for a fake Daily Mail site saying a Dragons’ Den contestant got investment for diet pills. It’s a lie. They trick you to click a link for buying the pills, but really, they’re after your personal info. Don’t fall for it!

We’ve seen similar email scams happening in 2024 such as the Sirius XM Scam Emails and Bittrex Scam Email.

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