Yes and No. You never seem to get away from them, those acai berry ads are everywhere, emails, popups, ads, and websites.

However, while you need to be very careful to avoid the acai berry scams, you still can find terrific acai supplements.

In order to help consumers shop for Acai supplements without having to worry about being scammed, I recommend you read the following:

Are you tired of those emails promoting Acai Berry and get your free trial today?

Or another email endorsing Acai Berry supplements that guarantees you will lose 30 pounds in a week?

Please do not fall for these - Delete Immediately!!!

It is important that consumers know the facts so they can honestly compare Acai supplements.

The açaí berry - although very healthy, may have become the latest victim of too much hype, just like so many other fad diets and quick-fix diet aids.

Are the Free Acai Supplements Really Free?

* No. You will see many acai berry supplements that claim to offer a free trial.

* The way it works is that you enter your credit card to pay just $3.95 for shipping and then you get a free trial of Acai.

* It all sounds like a good deal until you read the fine print hidden about 10 pages deep in their "Terms of Service."

* It turns out that by agreeing to the "free trial" you are also signing up to have an Acai berry supplement mailed to you every 30 days and billed $60 - $90 a month.

* Is the free bottle still free? If you do not cancel within 14 days, you will be billed for that bottle as well! We have even heard stories saying that if you call before 14 days it is still very tough to cancel.

On January 5, 2009, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) issued a warning to consumers about Acai companies that are using misleading sales and marketing practices.

The issue the BBB had was when these Acai "free trial" companies failed to fairly and accurately display to the consumers that they will be billed a monthly fee and need to cancel their "membership" or they could face charges of over $90 a month.

What about the claims that Oprah and Dr. Oz use Acai as their secret weight loss weapon?

Millions of people love Oprah. There is something about her that is so real and good that she touches people. We trust Oprah. That is why so many acai berry companies are using Oprah in their ads to sell acai berry. Just more of acai berry scams.

However, Oprah NEVER gave permission nor does she endorse any particular acai berry product! Here is a statement from her website:

"Consumers should be aware that Oprah Winfrey is not associated with nor does she endorse any açaí berry product, company, or online solicitation of such products, including MonaVie juice products. Attorneys for Harpo are pursuing companies that claim such an affiliation."

If you see an acai berry product claiming that Oprah endorses it, do not buy it!! Because companies that are using her name are trying to hide the truth - the real truth about their products.

So how do I know if I am acquiring a quality acai product and not being ripped off?

Buy a real, genuine acai product. Learn more about the uniqueness of this Perfect Acai™- 100% Organic and Fair Trade Freeze Dried EarthFruits Acai.

Live the Organic Life

Author's Bio: 

Lila is the editor and owner of the website: www.live-the-organic-life.com. She has extensive experience and knowledge in nutrition and healthy living for over 20 yrs. She has topics which include the truths and myths on acai berry http://www.live-the-organic-life.com/acai-berry.html, why today's cleaning products are bad for you - http://www.live-the-organic-life.com/organic-cleaning.html and many facts and up-to-date information on organic food including organic recipes http://www.live-the-organic-life.com/organic-recipes.html