Tiny Belly, Huge Scam: Banner Ads Accused of $1 Billion Hustle

Like all lard-ass Americans, I dream of being in better shape. Those ubiquitous "Tricks of a Tiny Belly" banner ads gave me hope. If it's on the Internet, it must be for real! Enter the buzzkill FTC, which has filed no fewer than 10 lawsuits alleging that those ads are scams designed to get your credit-card info and make your plastic go spastic purchasing stuff you never intended to buy.

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