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Bolibao - The Breast-Plump Pill
Status: Beauty Product ScamChinese women are reportedly flocking to buy Bolibao ('Stay Fit' in English), a pill that, according to its manufacturer, can transfer body fat from a woman's hips to her breasts. Therefore it supposedly slims your hips and boosts your bra size at the same time. It's being heavily marketed on Chinese TV despite the fact that a) it doesn't work, and b) it causes a variety of negative side effects. The brazenness of the scam is pretty remarkable. The Shanghai Daily reports: The organization Corporate Social Responsibility in Asia further reports that: You can see an ad (in Chinese) for this stuff here.
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For the average Chinese, 900 Yuan is A LOT of money....Posted by LaMa in Europe on Wed Jul 05, 2006 at 06:56 PM
It's sad to see how far desperate women will go.Posted by Nettie in Perth, Western Australia on Wed Jul 05, 2006 at 07:24 PM
Desperate women can come to me - I have a special massage technique for it. And I do it for free. Results not guaranteed of course...Posted by LaMa in Europe on Thu Jul 06, 2006 at 12:25 PM
You'd think scammers who want to sell worthless pills would at least have the decency to make the pills themselves harmless. You keep reading about cases like this, though where the pills not only don't work (unsurprisingly in this case) but actually make people sick.Posted by Big Gary in Crawford, Texas on Thu Jul 06, 2006 at 06:37 PM