No, Shark Tank Did NOT Feature Some Weight Loss Pill

Fact Checked On: 3-20-2020 By: Rob Miller

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It can sometimes feel like we’re swimming in a sea of scammers. Uphill, both ways.

People selling bogus supplements using fake advertisements to shamelessly swindle you out of your hard-earned money.

This makes it not only hard to trust actually reputable products that come along, but it also builds up a thick skin in the consumer and hopefully serves as a time for us to learn the difference between the real and the fake.

And they’re absolutely relentless… even to the point of using the hit TV show Shark Tank as the platform to sell their pills.

Well, not the real Shark Tank, as we’ll soon find out.


If these guys would harness that tenacity and entrepreneurial drive for the betterment of society, imagine the world we could live in! *sigh*

But alas, I’ve got yet another BS product to put on blast today.

It’s for a weight-loss supplement called Slimfit 180. And while the advertisement promises results like “lose 21 pounds in 1-month and keep it off!” it’s all smoke and mirrors.

Slimfit 180 shark tank

But… I can see why it works on some people.

What I found was shocking, to say the least.

So today, I’m going to methodically show you exactly why (and how) Slimfit 180 is a big fat FRAUD.

First, we’re gonna look at Slimfit 180’s super-sneaky ‘Shark Tank’ advertisement, and call out the common tactics so you never fall into one of these scams while buying online.

Then I’m going to show you proof that this product is totally bogus.

The Hook

Here’s how they get ya.

You’re minding your business, surfing the internet.

All of a sudden you scroll across a ‘news story’ for a ‘miracle supplement’ that catches your eye.

These fake news stories are crawling everywhere on the web.

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, your Google feed, and even your email.

It’s gotten to the point where the bogus news stories on the web touting fake products are just as common as the real deal, and it is frustrating.

Nothing is sacred.

shark tank weight loss ad

So… you’ve been on the market for a fat burner, and this one seems to work FAR better than anything you’ve researched.

“Lose 97 pounds in two months!” Right.

Of course, the less gullible among us turn and run, knowing it’s too good to be true.

But others want a solution SO bad that they take the bait and click in.

And here’s what they find…

Another fake Shark Tank ad, this time for Slimfit 180

I’ll get back to this.

But first, meet the Williams sisters, Anna and Samantha.

(Or is it Anna And Samantha Martin??)

Apparently, this revolutionary weight loss supplement called Slimfit 180 took the Shark Tank panel by storm, causing each investor to back it… to the tune of $1.3 million each!

anna and samantha williams sisters on shark tank

In fact, when Slimfit 180 came on the scene, it made for “the most-watched episode in Shark Tank history.”

Yup.It would be funny if it weren’t for all the innocent people getting scammed left and right.

OK — let’s look past the bogus ad for just a minute, and let’s turn our attention to the product itself.

Or should I say the ‘products’ themselves.

Have a look…

Slimfit 180 and friends

And friends?

Yup… let me explain.

So these scams are nothing more than a revolving door of shit products being sold the same way, over and over.


One day the link will take you to Slimfit 180, and the next it’s for a product called Turmeric Diet Forskolin.

A few days later you’ll get Thermo Burn, and on and on.

And they each pretend to be published on some reputable blog or website.

Take Slimfit 180 for instance…

The shark tank scam for slimfit 180 pretends to be published on reputable blog

And next we have Thermo Burn.

Similar product, same scam…

Ad for Thermo burn on fake shark tank

And finally we have Turmeric Diet Forskolin…

Turmeric Diet Forskolin Shark Tank scam

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see what they’re up to. Also, did you notice those URL’s?

They’re all fakes too, as they don’t link to the real publications.

Alright, in the interest of time, I’m going to expose just ONE of these scam products today.

Let’s stick with Slimfit 180so you can see how this whole thing works.

The Big Claims of Slimfit 180

This is the slimfit 180 bottle

According to the ‘news story’, the Shark Tank judges were amazed at how Slimfit 180 does all of the following:

  • Helps Stop Fat Product (Ummm, that’s not even English)
  • Get Rid of Cravings
  • Speeds Up Metabolism
  • Increases Serotonin Levels For Emotional Eaters
  • Increases Energy Levels
  • Improves Sleep
  • Made From 100% Garcinia Cambogia

But how does the product work?

Like a dream of course…

Slimfit 180 scam promises you will lose weight fast

Look, there’s no pill on Earth that can give you those results if you don’t make major changes to your lifestyle and eating habits.



“The pair are the first contestants in the show’s long duration to ever receive a standing ovation and offers of investment from all five panel members.

The sisters said they celebrated the success with champagne and cake when the episode wrapped.”

They say it’s 100%Garcinia Cambogia, which is just lazy.

At least throw a couple more ingredients in there to make it believable.

WebMd on Garcinia Cambogia, an ingredient in Slimfit 180

Weight loss supplements almost always have this one ingredient. Nothing fancy, nothing groundbreaking.

Tell us more about your miracle weight loss pill that got backed $5+ million by the sharks on shark tank!

They even include fake ‘Before & After’ photos and testimonials.

Like this one…

A fake testimonial and before and after of slimfit shark tank scam

And this one…

Another fake before and after of slimfit Shark Tank weight loss scam

And for good measure, this one too..

One lady claims to have lost several pounds on slimfit 180

How to KNOW it’s Complete B.S.

Red Flag #1– The Shark Tank episode doesn’t exist

First off, in all of my searching, I couldn’t find this Shark Tank episode anywhere online.

I Googled Shark Tank + Slimfit 180 and got nothing…

The Slimfit 180 Shark Tank episode doesn't exist because it's a scam

I also searched for Williams sisters + Shark Tank and came up dry…

The Williams sisters were never on Shark Tank to pitch slimfit 180

Hmmm… something smells a little fishy.

So I did some more investigative work and found the REAL ‘Williams sisters’.Here’s a video of the actual Shark Tank episode.


Their names are actually Shelly Hyde and Kara Haught, and coincidentally, they are sisters.

I even found their Instagram account! (That’s not weird, right?

Hey, don’t judge me, someone’s gotta do it.)

The real williams sisters did not pitch Slimfit 180 on Shark Tank

They run a company called Raising Wild, and they sell swimsuits, NOT Slimfit 180 weight loss supplements.

The real williams sisters sell swimsuits, not Slimfit 180

Red Flag #2– Fake Before & After photos

Remember those Before and After photos that I shared above?

Well, I ran a quick ‘Reverse Image Search’ on Google and here’s what I found…

Fake before and after testimonials for Slimfit 180

No, not Slimfit 180.

How about this one…

Another fake testimonial for slimfit 180

Nope, that one seems to be for a product called 1-month weight loss.

Well, maybe this one?

Fake Slimfit before and after image

Trim Biofit is definitely NOT Slimfit 180.

Anyhow, I’m sure you get the picture (no pun intended).

Unfortunately, this is a common tactic of supplement scammers.

They take any ol’ before & after photo found online, and they play it off as if their customers got those results.

When in reality, their ‘customers’ are sitting at home, as overweight as ever, wondering how they got stuck in this vicious cycle of recurring payments for a product that doesn’t even exist!

Can you tell I’m upset?


Red Flag #3– Fake Facebook comments

Now, what ‘news story’ would be complete without absolutely glowing social media comments?

Well, glowing, but bogus.

To add a little ‘street cred’ to their offer, the Slimfit 180 advertisement includes a big fat list of Facebook comments.

Check it out…

Slimfit 180 scam includes fake facebook comments

Fake-tastic. How do I know?

Well, these are the same exact comments listed on SO many supplement scams.

Also, don’t they just sound fake?

I mean, c’mon… “Thank you for sharing this tip!

I just ordered Slimfit 180.” Barf.

But more to the point, if you try to add a comment of your own, it doesn’t let you.

That’s because it’s not a live-feed of comments. Nope.

It’s just an image of a bunch of fake posts.

Slimfit 180 includes fake facebook comments in the shark tank scam

The best (worst?) scams play to this desire… that is, the desire we have for our decisions to be validated by others. If so-and-so got results, dang right I can get results too! This is a common tactic to look out for.

Red Flag #4– Never pay for a ‘free trial’!

So you’re scrolling down through the ‘news story’, and at the bottom of the page there’s the Call-to-Action to buy the product.

Wait a minute. Red flag city, right?

I mean, why would a ‘news story’ try to sell you anything?

It wouldn’t.

But in the alternate universe that is Slimfit 180… it does.

So here you are, chomping at the bit to buy this miracle pill that will melt away your body fat quick.

And heck, it’s a ‘free trial’ so what could go wrong?

All you have to do is pay a measly $4.95 for shipping and handling.

Slimfit 180 scam offers 'free trial' of fake product

It’s a good deal all right… but I can assure you, it’s a deal with the devil.And you know what mama says about making deals with the devil.

Anytime a company/product asks you to pay S&H for a ‘free trial’, just don’t.

If you do, you’ve not only taken the bait, you’re now reeled in and flopping around on the scammer’s boat.

Here’s what I mean.

Somewhere in the super-fine print, probably hidden on another page, they’ve written that your credit card will be charged each month for another bottle at full price.

Month after month after month.


Of course it might say you can cancel at anytime. But good luck with that one.

Like everything else, the customer service number is fake.

And even if you do get someone on the phone, I can guarantee they’ll give you the runaround all day long, and you will likely never see your money again.

Long story short, whenever you’re tempted to pull out your credit card for a fat burner pill that promises the world (for $4.95!), just remember it’s probably a S.C.A.M. which stands for ‘Shit, Can I have My Money Back?’ Well, not really, but you get my point.

Do not pay for a free trial with scams like Slimfit 180

Another Common Scam Tactic

At this point, we’ve seen Slimfit 180 try just about everything in the book to bilk you of your hard-earned money.Surprisingly though, they didn’t do a whole lot of this next tactic.

Fake celebrity endorsements.

And I’m not talking about washed up celebrities like that one guy from ‘Who’s the Boss’.

I’m talking A-list celebs like Oprah Winfrey.

Oprah. Freeking.


Supplement scammers like Slimfit 180 use fake celebrity endorsements

While this celebrity endorsement is for Turmeric Diet Forskolin, remember it’s all the same thing. See the URL?

Just another fake Shark Tank story.

Not into Oprah?

How about Melissa McCarthy of ‘Brides Maids’ fame?

The once super-sized superhero dropped a ton of weight… all thanks to Slimfit 180! 😉

Melissa Mccarthy never endorsed slimfit or any weight loss product

OK — while she did lose a bunch of weight, it was probably because she started exercising and eating healthy. So good on you, Melissa.

Lookin’ great.

And last but not least… they did the unthinkable… they even put words in Sandra Bullock’s mouth.


Sandra Bullock did not endorse slimfit 180, it's a scam

Of course, this HAS to be fake.

Since when did Sandra Bullock ever need to lose weight? Pshhh. She’s always had the perfect body.

And that’s just the fact of the matter.

The lesson here is that supplement scammers will go to ANY length to earn your trust.

In fact, I recently exposed a product that used a dead guy (who happened to be a Nobel-prize winner) to push their products.

How low can you go?

Here’s the truth

Beware of Fake Shark Tank success stories of weight loss supplements

It’s a scam, we’ve established that.

But it’s important to know your fate if you ever fall victim.

Here’s what people are saying about these fake Shark Tank scams

Sandra below is red in the ears, and she already has her pitchfork in hand!

She says we should take it up to the Attorney General.

Good idea, but the problem is these scam artists really know how to cover their tracks.

Slimfit 180 is a scam that's affecting many people

One guy was so pissed that he got scammed that he vowed to never watch Shark Tank again.

Little did he realize, Shark Tank has almost nothing to do with these scams.

This goes to show just how confusing it all can be, and the toll it takes psychologically.

Shark Tank has nothing to do with the Slimfit 180 scam

Here’s another one for you. Different product, same scam. Notice a theme?

Everyone is absolutely shocked and aghast at the deplorable ‘techniques’ of the scammers.

Slimfit 180 scam review

But wait… is their day of reckoning coming???

Slimfit is allegedly getting sued by Shark Tank investors

That would be Shark Tank investors Barbara Corcoran and Mark Cuban he’s referring to.

And perhaps it’s true, as Mr. Cuban has said in the past that he would ‘crush’ scam artists. Source


It’s probably VERY obvious by now how I feel about these fake products taking people’s money.

Slimfit 180 is most certainly a bonafide scam.

There is no such thing as the Williams sisters Shark Tank episode, it never happened.


In fact, this isn’t the first time I’ve seen the Shark Tank name being used to deceptively promote products.

I’ve seen testosterone boosters like Test X Core being pitched the EXACT same way.

Slimfit 180 weight loss supplement is pulling no punches when it comes to skeevy ways of scamming innocent people.

They use fake headlines and bogus news stories, fraudulent celebrity endorsements, fake before & after photos, and even made-up Facebook comments/testimonials.

It’s really pretty scary, so I hope this article really educated you on what to look out for so that you don’t get shark bit!

I hope this article educates you on the fake shark tank scams

If you want to save others from falling for this scam, I IMPLORE you to PLEASE:

Share / Like this page on Facebook. Tweet it to your friends.

And email it to everyone you know.

Resources To Use if you’ve been scammed by the shark tank weight loss pills scheme:

Report them to the FTC – If you want to file a complaint, simply visit the FTCs’ website and let them here your story.

Report them to the FDA here – While they won’t be able to do much to help you get your money back, they CAN get the pills pulled off the market so that they can’t get anyone else sucked in.

Get in touch with your states attorney general – You may be able to get the guys responsible for putting up these fake ads about shark tank weight loss pills.

Leave a comment below – The more people that know about this scam the better!

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Rob Miller founded over 7 years ago, and has been the chief editor ever since. He has a diploma in Advanced Dietary Supplements Advisor, and worked at GNC for 3 years. He KNOWS supplements, both inside and out. Rob currently resides in Jupiter, FL, with his wife of 4 years.  Learn more about him in his Bio here. Follow him on Twitter , Facebook, LinkedIn, or find him on Google +.

28 comments on “No, Shark Tank Did NOT Feature Some Weight Loss Pill”

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  1. Great read. Have you heard anything the product Keto Brun 1250?

    I would be interested to hear your thoughts
    1. Hey Susan,
      I think you meant Keto Burn 1250. And yeah, it’s also likely a scam.

      They literally just keep changing the name up, adding some variation of “keto” and “whatever”.
  2. Another one showed up on my feed. They are calling this one Opti Farms Keto.

    Same picture, says article is from June 4th, 2019. Article is just like the others.

  3. Hi. My name is Scarlett Leigh and I’ve just purchased the Keto Clarity Premier Diet pill.

    Is this also fake?
  4. Can I repost or add your url on my medium page please? I am a staff writer for 100NakedWords on
    And thank you so much for your research, and input.

    You definitely saved me from a mistake. Good thing I googled if it was real or not, and ran across this article before I gave out my credit card info.
    I do have another question though… I’m a Medical Assistant and I used to work with a Chiropractor /natural pathic doctor in Green Bay Wisconsin.

    They use Standard Process (SP)Cleanse, SP Green Food, and SP Protein shake mix as a 30 day detox. For what I know, It works great.

    Do you know of it, or have any advice or input on it? Maybe even where I can buy it at a good price?

    1. Hey Shannon,
      Yeah you can most certainly share the url, just please do not copy and paste the story. As for the Standard Process products, I’ve never heard of them unfortunately.

  5. I’m very grateful that I found your website before I made a mistake. I was looking into “Keto Ignite” and was doing a bit investigating myself, looking for the “Shark Tank” episode and you know the rest.

    So THANK YOU!!

    I am looking for something to help me lose weight. I’ve gained about 70lbs in the last few years due to my disability.

    I have Meniere’s Disease which causes balance issues, hearing loss and vertigo. Vertigo is my personal hell.

    I get it at least 5 days a weak and vertigo causes it’s own symptoms: nausea, vomiting, sweating, diarrhea. Fun stuff, I know.

    I cannot sweep, the motion sets the vertigo off. Also, looking up, sudden loud noises, any sweeping, raking, vacuuming, trying to clean the countertop and looking at my hand moving, strobe lights, headlights at night, LED lights, looking at most anything while in a car, even the sunlight flashing between the trees.

    So I live in the dark, blackout curtains and no one can spray perfume or anything with a scent, can’t sit on the bed (movement makes it worse), no lights even on phones, mine is at the lowest setting and I can’t handle it sometimes. Too much noise going on before an attack and god help me if it’s during an attack.

    I can’t think, it’s like even the easiest questions I can’t answer because there’s too much input and I can hear and smell everything and I shut down.

    So that said, on good days I try to walk, clean, do laundry or maybe even go outside. I try crunches, dumbbells.

    I truly need to lose weight, it’s horrible for me going up and down stairs, just carrying myself. If you have any idea on anything that could help me, I’m all ears, at least one still works, and I will be forever grateful.

    I’m so desperate that I’ve looked into finding tapeworms, disgusting I know.

    Thank you!
    1. Hey Christin,
      Glad to help save you from those jerks! Your case is obviously a very unique one. You might want to check out a fat burner called Lean Bean. It’s primarily used to help increase metabolism, and can also be a very effective appetite suppressant. My wife tried it out about 6 months ago and got great results, check out our full review here:

      Hope this helps and let me know if you have any questions.
  6. I have been told L-Creatine is great for weight loss. Have you heard this and what is your thoughts on it?I am not able to exercise because of my legs and back .

    I use to, but now I am just gaining
    weight. this weight adds to the pain in my legs and back, I have gained 45 pounds since all this happened to me. I am wondering what you would suggest for weight loss pill or/and exercise I could do. also the pill alli? does this really help with weight loss?

    Thank you what a great site
    1. Hey Marie,
      Glad to help! Indirectly, yes, creatine can help with weight loss by allowing you to retain active lean muscle tissue. However, I think you would be better off with a supplement like Lean Bean. Creatine would only help if you can workout, which it sounds like is not possible in your case.

      Lean Bean will help to reduce your appetite dramatically, allowing you to take in fewer calories. Fewer calories, of course, will result in natural weight loss. You can read my full review here:

      Hope this helps and let me know if you have any other questions.
      1. I’m excited about trying this. I can’t thank you enough.

        My son has gained so much weight he needs to lose at least 100 pounds
        it isn’t because he doesn’t move enough, he has more energy then anyone I know and is always working ,which is moving furniture and other things and loads and unloads his own work. I know he is eating on the go all the time because of his work .

        He wanted me to see if you had any suggestions on what could he take to help with his weight. he does exercise at the gym but not much is happening . Now he is frustrated and getting depressed . so I’m asking you if you can tell me what diet pill you would suggest?

        Please help, I promise I won’t be a pest after this.

  7. Update on my situation, I contacted my credit card company (I used that instead of my debit card at least) and they are setting up a new number and deactivating the old one. Also I called a so called “Help” number and the girl wouldn’t tell me who she worked for and wanted my zip code and got really defensive.

    Her name was “Brittany”. Thanks for posting this or else I wouldn’t have caught it!

  8. I literally just fell into this.. normally I’m pretty good at determining scams. This was the only website I could find about it being a scam.

    Have to wait for the transaction to go through now I hope they wont try to take any more money.. The name they used was Keto Infinite Accel

  9. Thanks. I was interested in the Beta-Hydroxybutyrate that occurs naturally when following a ketogenic diet.

    Found some useful medical info, but searching that topic produced a flood of links to “magic” pills (Shark Tank). Couldn’t find anything legitimate.

    See also HVMN.

    Nice work!!
      1. I’m guessing you spent a lot of time researching/investigating this project. But I also think you will have saved a lot of people a lot of money: probably millions in the long run.

        Worth the effort!!
        Thanks again, David.
        1. Yeah I’m constantly on the lookout for these types of scams, so be sure to bookmark the site to learn about any new ones popping up.
  10. Thank you so much for your investigative work on these scammers. Hopefully others will read this page before they purchase anything.

    I did and you have saved me 70.00, and only GOD knows how much total.
      1. Hi Rob I will spread the through my family and friends; I do not do social media, sorry. Thanks again for your help.

  11. I was scammed not once but twice!!! I’m so upset!

    I am a single disabled mom of 3 and with my disability I have gained several pounds and with not being able to excercise due to my disease I have been desperate to find help in losing my weight! Well they helped themselves to my bank account and I will notify the FDA & any other company I can to get these people shutdown!!

  12. i just finished saying almost the same things on a post, amazing how some of us get hooked. I did, and i’m so careful my kids make fun of me, i read ever word if im interested in something. my product fail was the old smart pill, i figured if i was careful, sure. this was a few years ago and now i see this keto being touted. you said all that needs saying except i tell anyone that will listen, don’t buy anything if you can’t just buy it somewhere, and read the terms. here is how i got a refund, after several months of making calls to number after number, my bank, credit union, told me since i agreed to the 4.95 shipping im responsible. didn’t care that all their numbers said they didn’t sell the product and that i was not listed on their website. after several trips to the bank i finally got a person to help, we sat in his cubicle and he called the first number i gave him, he was told the same, no product and i wasn’t listed, this got him enthused, then he goes to my account and finds the entity my account paid funds to, number for them was the one he just called, one more call to banks fraud unit got him the number of the financial institution that got the funds, a call to them stopped the flow and the bank refunded the money they had been taking, despite me closing the one account, took a while but if you are persistent and keep going back most banks will work with you. oh and i also went to the websites of the celebrities they claimed endorsed their product, several answered and said no.

  13. I looked for this before I tried to order. They are an advertiser for Publisher Clearing House and I tried to order.

    Thank God, my bank caught it as scam and denied. They said I was paying 29.99 plus shipping, they charged 700.00 on my account.

    I told bank to deny all charges and they cleared out. I am tryint to call pch to tell them, which I think they know, that they have a scam they are advertising on their games.

    DO NOT ORDER FROM THEM. It was on the charge.

    I was dumb.

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