The AF Plus weight loss trial, which offers customers a free supply of diet pills as long as they cover shipping and handling, has been targeted as a scam. According to consumer-oriented websites, many customers have ordered but not received the diet pill supplements.
Research into Original Organics, the company that manufactures AF Plus, has turned up an "F" rating by the Better Business Bureau. Original Organics first became suspect because the company sells its product over the radio and does not maintain a website. Reports have shown that several customers who paid for the pills with a credit card were charged but did not receive the product.
Additional concerns surrounding AF Plus diet supplements include questions about the effectiveness of their ingredients. The pills contains acai berry extract and amla fruit extract, neither of which have been proven to aid in weight loss. It is not known whether there are any harmful side effects to taking AF Plus, as the exact quantity and proportion of the pills' ingredients have not been determined. AF Plus does contain caffeine, which increases alertness but often leads to insomnia and palpitation. Consumer advocates recommend caution and careful research before investing in AF Plus.