Most of the fraud companies try to use the faces of well-known celebrities or famous personalities to advertise their products. This is not new and one should not fall for such a scam.
Unfortunately, the success stories that they narrate have hardly any truth in it. Such scams are tripping consumers money in large amounts. One such fake ad we often see in Telugu channels is 'Kolors weight loss clinic'.
This company has actresses Rambha and Raashi as their active ambassadors, showing before and after pictures to fool people around. Yesterday, a man has filed a complaint against Kolors for its misleading representations. He said he became a fool by believing the actresses' transformation images.
The victim hails from Vijayawada and he stated that he paid nearly 75,000 to the company for the treatment. Now, the consumer court ordered all the channels to immediately stop publishing Kolors ads and also Justice Madhava Rao has asked the company to refund the victim's fee with 9% interest.
Moreover, the court also asked the company to pay a whopping Rs.2 lacs as a penalty for the victim's wellbeing. In future, even celebrities who endorse such fake products will have to pay hefty fines, said the court.