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Kimkins.com / Fraudlent health service & advice!

1 529 North McKinley Street 104-309Cornona, CA, United States Review updated:
Contact information:
Phone: (951) 258-3976

Kimkins.com is owned by a woman who claimed she lost 198 lbs in 11 months. Pictures taken by a private investigator show this to be a fraudulent claim by a woman who is over 300 lbs. She used false after pictures and success stories which she stole off the internet from Russian Mail Order Bride sites. She encourages those on her plan to go lower and lower in calories, and postings of fitday entries of her followers show many doing less than 500 calories per day. This is a dangerous VLCD, low in essential fats and nutrients. Many have reported health issues from following this dangerous plan. She charges a lifetime membership fee, yet has banned members from the site who asked questions about the diet that concerned them. The diet is dangerous, the woman is a scam artist, the lifetime membership guarantee has been broken time and time again. There is a class action lawsuit against her by people who paid for the membership and later were banned. She has been exposed on TV station KTLA - http://ktla.trb.com/news/local/video/ktla-video-kimkinsdiet,0,6723025.htmlstory?coll=ktla-video-1 and KVUE - http://www.kvue.com/news/top/stories/112107kvuedietwarning-cb.26acf31a.html

This is a surveillance video of what she really looks like. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0dqufA6jyY.

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  • Va
      18th of Dec, 2007
    0 Votes
    Kimkins.com - Scam and cheating!
    Kimkins.com
    Corona
    California
    United States
    www.kimkins.com

    I'd never heard of a Very Low Carb/Calorie Diet (VLCD) before joining Kimkins.com and I learned the hard way... I lost half of my hair and came very close to having an eating disorder (ED). Kimkins if a fraud and scam... DO NOT JOIN IT. There are plenty of other diet sites out there that offer a healthy way of eating and losing weight. Try them!!

    Google Kimkins and read the blogs and find out for yourself about how bad this diet and it's creator, Heidi Kimberly Diaz, is. Join the lawsuit if you are already a member. Yes, there is an ongoing class action lawsuit against it!

  • Av
      21st of Dec, 2007
    0 Votes

    This website and it's owner are a complete disgrace. It's the promotion of eating disorder central run by a lunatic. There are free alternatives that are safer and healthier. You shouldn't have to lose half your hair to lose weight. People don't see the damage until it's too late.

  • Ba
      14th of Jan, 2008
    0 Votes

    Excellent Review. Thanks you for sharing your experience with this fraudulent diet.

  • Bu
      15th of Jan, 2008
    0 Votes

    Kimkins.com is a site run by a scam artist. The founder, Heidi Diaz, claimed to have lost 198 pounds in 11 months. It has been discovered, instead, that she is obese and has never lost weight. The site she is running promotes a very low carb, very low fat, very low calorie diet . That combination is extremely dangerous. In addition, she promotes a “lifetime membership” with the registration fee, however, there have been many, many people who joined her site who have been banned and now have no access to the site. The public needs to be warned about this very dangerous diet and the scam artist running it. For more detailed information on this, visit the following links:

    http://www.3fatchicks.com/Diets/Diet_Articles/Kimkins:_Anatomy_of_a_Diet_Scam/

    http://2medusa.blogspot.com/ (be sure to check out the KTLA news coverage of the story linked here as well)

    http://www.slamboard.com/2007/09/05/surveillance-pics-of-heidi-diaz-kimmer-at-the-kimkinscom-post-office-box/

  • Te
      15th of Jan, 2008
    0 Votes
    Kimkins.com - Heidi Diaz, owner and operator
    Kimkins.com
    529 North McKinley Street
    Corona
    California
    United States
    Phone: 951 258-3976
    www.kimkins.com

    This website provides advice about losing weight. Heidi Diaz fraudulently claimed to have lost 198 pounds and kept it off for five years. She has admitted under oath in a deposition that she did not lose the weight. She misappropriated a photograph of an attractive woman, posted it on her homepage, and claimed it was her (Heidi Diaz). She provided Woman's World magazine with a picture misappropriated from the internet and told them it was her. She concocted false success stories and misappropriated additional photographs from the internet to represent the "before and after" images of the subjects in the stories. She has admitted to this fraud under oath.

    The diet itself is not safe. It is a very low carb, very low fat, and very low calorie regimen. People have experienced hair loss, fainting, cardiac, and other health problems from this diet. In spite of this, Heidi Diaz continues to sign on new members and has not changed her eating plan. She has no credentials authorizing her to dispense diet advice.

    It is required to purchase a "lifetime" membership to have access to the website. Heidi Diaz has banned hundreds of members from the site for no reason, and without remedy, denying these members the benefits they paid for.

  • Oh
      15th of Jan, 2008
    0 Votes

    I hope you're doing better now!

  • Ba
      15th of Jan, 2008
    0 Votes

    Sorry your health was endangered by this dangerous diet. This is all about money fleeced from victims who didn't realize how bad this diet is. Hope you have found a healthy way to lose weight.

  • Oh
      15th of Jan, 2008
    0 Votes

    Thank you so much for your helpful review. I completely agree with you.

  • Te
      17th of Jan, 2008
    0 Votes

    This is a fee-for-service website. On June 11, 2006, I purchased a "lifetime" charter membership to this website. For that fee, I was promised the following:

    Charter Lifetime Membership Includes:

    Detailed info about the Kimkins plan, straight from the source!

    Personalized Kimkins coaching, direct from Kimmer!

    Unlimited access to Kimkins.com forums for inspiration, guidance and friendship!

    Your own personal journal for posting progress photos, notes and thoughts!

    A free copy of the Kimkins e-Book due out soon!

    The list above is from wayback machine's archive of the website. As of 10/07/07, I was banned from the website, denying me the benefits I paid for. The reason claimed for their action was "TOS Violation". I have asked them to proved how and when I violated their TOS, and they will not produce an answer because they cannot. There was no violation on my part, and they breached their contract with me.

    In addition, the inventor of the diet plan, Heidi Diaz, claimed to be qualified to dole out diet advice by virtue of losing 198 pounds and keeping it off for five years. In reality, Heidi Diaz is a morbidly obese woman who never lost weight. She admitted this under oath in a deposition. Considering that her website and diet plan are based on fraud, combined with the fact that she has breached her contract with me and hundreds of others, Heidi Diaz should be put out of business.

  • Sa
      17th of Jan, 2008
    0 Votes
    Kimkins.com - Dangerous and deadly!
    Kimkins.com
    29 North McKinley Street 104-309
    Corona
    California
    United States
    Phone: (951) 258-3976
    www.kimkins.com

    Kimkins.com, a dangerous and potentially deadly website that is going unchecked needs to be removed. Heidi Kimberly Diaz, a morbidly obese woman has scammed possibly hundreds of thousands of people with her FALSE claims of healthy, fast, sustainable weightloss. Diaz claims to have created a diet that enabled her to lose 198 lbs in just 11 months and to keep the weight off, however Diaz is currently floating around the 300 lb mark and has NEVER lost any weight, never had success on a diet and just recently has been exposed as a fraud.

    Her "diet" is a Very Low Calorie Diet which has no fiber, no vitamins or minerals and she encourages participants to take a multi-vit to get these, as well as the almost daily use of laxatives to "keep things moving" as a weight loss tool. Her website touts a "lifetime membership, access to Kimmer, an ebook, support, information, medical advice and more". Members who dare to question Diaz's advice on ANY subject have been permanently BANNED from the site (regardless of the anywhere from $19.95-69.95 LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP FEE) with no warning or explanation. Diaz scoured the internet and found some pictures on a Russian bride site and stole those pictures and used them as success stories for her website as well as HER AFTER PICTURES... leading people to believe that she had indeed created the perfect diet.

    Diaz has been exposed as a fraud, liar and manipulative, dangerous woman and she is still doing business. Her website is still running, despite the class action lawsuit filed by members whose "lifetime membership" came to a screeching halt as soon as they realized the medical, emotional and physical damage they were doing to themselves by following this diet. Once they started talking amongst themselves and with other sites, they were banned, when asked for a refund Diaz refused... a suit was filed and the walls came crumbling down. Diaz has been exposed on KTLA news out of Los Angeles, CA and on the Morning Show with Mike and Juliet. Currently ABC's Good Morning America will run a story on this whole drama on Saturday 1/18/2008.

    This woman and her dangerous ways MUST BE STOPPED!

  • Mc
      17th of Jan, 2008
    0 Votes

    Please investigate Kimkins.com and the Kimkins owner Heidi K. Diaz of Corona, CA.

  • Ar
      1st of Jul, 2008
    0 Votes

    I got a card telling me to go here for a surprise free gift. Where is it?

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