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Is the Slimplex trial a scam?

Is the Slimplex trial a scam?

Even though it has been a few years since the hype surrounding Raspberry Ketones first took the spotlight sales of supplements containing this fat burning ingredient have continued to grow.

Unfortunately there are some products out there that should be avoided, such as those being offered as a trial.

These trial offers almost always lead to the unfortunate customer signing up for an auto ship program where you will be charged an extortionate fee every month until cancelled.

Slimplex is a raspberry ketone supplement that is available as a trial, but does this automatically mean that it is a scam?

Let us look at this supplement in more detail to see if it is indeed a scam or whether the online reviews have been made up?

Claimed benefits of Slimplex

The following benefits have been claimed on the Slimplex website:

  • Lose your cravings
  • Burn stored fat
  • Retain muscle mass

As with any website promoting dietary supplements you would expect to see similar claims. To verify if they are true or not we would need to look at what ingredients are found in this product.

Ingredients of Slimplex

Despite claiming to be made from proven weight loss ingredients that include raspberry ketone, acai berry, green coffee, garcinia cambogia, bilberry and african mango, there is no mention of the dosages or whether any filler ingredients have been used.

Without this important information how can we tell if this supplement is as effective as claimed? It may not contain enough of each ingredient or could possibly contain ingredients that could cause side effects, there is simply no way of knowing.

Price of Slimplex

The biggest issue with Slimplex is its cost, with the initial sign up being between £4.97 and £5.99 (to cover the cost of P&P).

What you may not be aware of when you are signing up is that this is not a free trial, after the initial 14 days has elapsed (from the day you sign up not the time it is delivered) you will be charged £79.97.

Not only is this too much to be paying but you are also going to receive further packages and will be charged for the privilege.

Is Slimplex a scam?

Trial offers such as this one may not be illegal but are certainly unethical, these companies want you to sign up without reading the terms and conditions otherwise they would not be making any money.

Slimplex should be avoided, it costs too much and the lack of ingredient information makes me doubt that it will help with your weight loss efforts.

If you want to lose weight there are plenty of other alternate products you could try alongside your own efforts.

Contact details for Slimplex

You can contact Slimplex using the following methods:

Email: info-eng@buyslimlex.com
Phone: 0808 169 2020

If you have signed up for this trial offer please leave a comment below with your experience, we would love to hear from you.

The following video could help you get a refund too:

Alternative to Slimplex

A proven alternative to Slimplex is Raspberry Ketone Plus, which is sold online by Evolution Slimming, a website that offers various other weight loss supplements at an affordable price.

Raspberry Ketone Plus is not afraid to show its ingredients and their dosages so you will know exactly what benefits you will experience before you buy.

The price of Raspberry Ketone Plus is just £19.95, which is considerably cheaper than Slimplex, plus you wont ever have to sign up for any auto ship scam.

Click here to read our review of Raspberry Ketone Plus

13 comments on "Is the Slimplex trial a scam?"
  1. Hi
    Thank you for giving me the opportunity to express my anger at this complete and utter con.
    As far as i am concerned this company obtained my credit card details by deception, pure and simple.
    The advertisement clearly states “Free Trial”, you only pay P&P of £4.97 which is how they get your credit card details.
    When something states “Free Trial” why go searching for terms & Condition.
    Also, by the time i received and opened my samples the 14 day period had already elapsed.
    I have tried to enlist the help of my credit card company but they cant help due to the fact that i willingly gave my credit card details
    I have complained to Slimplex demanding my money back but the best offer i have had from them is that they will credit one payment (I ordered the Slimplex and the Pure Cleansing Pro)
    I am now considering taking this further legally through The Citizens Advice

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    • I’m going through the process of challenging this. The card details were obtained by deception as they had no intention of offering a free trial. they give contact details which aren’t valid so you cannot obtain the return authorization and neither do they include any correspondence address in any advertising, paperwork or even on the product. All attempts have been made to comply with the terms of the “trial” offered, it is the merchant who has defaulted and therefore is not entitled to payment. As an additional safeguard, I would cancel your credit card, especially if the CC company have not been helpful. A valid phone number would be useful, I found one on the net 08448588072 (a blog in 2013) but I have not tried it yet so I don’t know if it’s still relevant. I’ve still to complain to Mens Health Magazine as they appeared to endorse the product and if I see it again on Facebook, I’ll try to get it blocked. this scam has been going on for a number of years by all accounts!

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  2. I have tried Slimplex but instead of losing weight I have put it on. The telephone number is invalid and there is no postal address to contact the supplier. Cancel debit card and avoid this trial offer like the plague

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  3. This is a scam, likewise provided that my payment details without reading the miniscule small print and cost me a lot of money. Telephone number is disconnected.
    Wicked.

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  4. Slimplex is a scam! The phone number they give is unrecognised and no doubt the email address will not work either. I have tried to cancel through the credit card but they are obliged to pay unless I contact the company to cance. The phone doesn’t work, the email doesn’t work, there is no address on the shipping note, advertising or product once received. Is suggest closing the debit/credit card account immediately.

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  5. At last managed to get through on their telephone number. They managed to take two payment out of my account, but have now cancelled the recurring visa transaction with the bank. If you want to phone them use a different telephone number for one you gave them when you opened the account as they block the original number. Also sent an email but they are slow to return messages. Also posted a complaint on Watchdog. Keep all paperwork if you have to go to court to get your money. I unfortunately have learnt a lesson not to buy a product which is sold at twice the price that it is worth. A disgusted consumer

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  6. After several aborted attempts at responding to an advert I found on a BBC News website I received 2 free trial packs and didn’t think anything of it at the time, I was after all only expecting to pay for the postage and packing so it didn’t seem such a big deal. I wasn’t feeling well at the time so gave up the trial after about a week. Imagine my surprise when I received another 4 packs through the post approximately 6 weeks later. I checked with my credit card provider and was astonished to find that they had deducted £639.76 since my last bill. This is in addition to the £19.88 they had already taken for the ‘free’ trial the month before.

    I called Slimplex explaining the situation and offering to return any unopened bottles but they refused to refund me claiming that it’s all part of the terms and conditions I had signed up to for the ‘free trial’. I’ve reported it to my credit card provider who has stopped any further payments being made and will send me some complaint forms to complete before undergoing their own investigation.

    Of course there will be those saying it’s my own fault for not understanding the terms and conditions but in truth I don’t remember seeing or being asked to accept any. If it was clear that it could cost me more than the initial payment I would never have signed up for the free trial. Even if the T&C’s exist and are clear today who is to say they were when I placed my order. I just feel completely tricked and substantially out of pocket.

    BTW – I should also point out that I never lost any weight either!

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  7. I have also just discovered that I have been scammed with this so called “Free Trial”. After just checking my Bank Statement, two payments of £70 odd pounds was taken twice for the two products advertised.

    I certainly did not see any small print or anywhere where I agreed to a monthly visa transaction.

    A shipping notification email was received from this so called company which made me curious as it did not detail funds paid and contact details were not clearly given if you should need to contact them . Firstly they say that the email is for information only and you can not reply and the only contact details given are a phone number that appears strange, all written in a way to confuse on purpose. This is exactly as written: 0808-169-20190808-169-2020. I worked the last one out but they have strung around 3 extension numbers together with the second one with just the last four digits. I have NEVER seen any company or person detailing phone numbers this way, it is clear it was written with deception in mind.

    I guess I will have to cancel any ongoing payments and try and get hold of these people.

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  8. Do not trust any of these companies, I have just come off the phone with a representative of this company, I was half heartedly offered a %50 discount, with no explanation as to why they had accessed my bank account illegally and taken 2 x £79.94, the bank was fully aware of this scam and gave me the contact number and said to call them. Obviously this needs to be addressed and the directors of these companies need to be taken to account.

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  9. Scam scam scam scam scam scam

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  10. Scam,scam,scam I ordered my free trial and noticed two months later that they were taking the £79 odd out of my bank account. I only realised this when is received my next lot of tablets. I rung up to be told that they can’t refund me the money and I can’t send the tablets back. This is not explained when you first sign up for your free trial. I haven’t even started the trial pack and are now £240 out of pocket.please read this and don’t fall for the same as me. Scam scam scam.

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  11. Yes def is a scam … don’t touch it

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