Scary and very depressing to think people would be taken in by such a scam, all that money!!
Two women who sold fake diet pills and cancer treatments have been ordered to repay more than £820,000.
Helen Buchan, 52, and Carol Wiseman, 50, were directors of the Aberdeenshire firm Secret Diet Drops.
The women from Fraserburgh had previously admitted breaking consumer protection and trading regulations.
A confiscation order has been granted under proceeds of crime legislation for £528,505 against Buchan and £298,316 against Wiseman.
They were given six months to pay the order at Peterhead Sheriff Court.
The court had previously heard that Aberdeenshire Council’s trading standards department had received a number of complaints against the company during 2012 and 2013.
They had claimed Secret Diet Drops would assist weight loss and their “Apple Cider Vinegar” would kill cancer cells.
In 2016, Secret Diet Drops was fined £9,000 and Wiseman and Buchan were each sentenced to a community payback order, with a condition to carry out 180 hours of unpaid work.