1. Dishonest Store Owners
2. Fraudulent Mailers
3. Zero Effective Ingredients
One of the most brazen scams we have ever seen is for a product called Vigarexx. Operated by a con man hiding out in Hong Kong who is selling a box of 10 (yes just 10 pills) for $49. The pills are worthless and the scam has been ripping off many men. If you have been tricked by this scam and have purchased this product please email us. You may be entitled to a monetary settlement as class action lawyers are about to bring these crooks to justice. Check out these photos and avoid this scam.
This is What You Get for $49 – 10 Worthless Pills
You will never get your money back because this scam is being run out of Hong Kong!
Dishonest store owners
Big name products like Prostavar, Prsotate 5XL and Prosvent spend millions of dollars a year to advertise their prostate pills on TV, radio, newspapers and magazines. All of this publicity creates demand for these products in health food stores where they are very popular. However, some health food store owners actually sell counterfeits of many of the top products.
Pictured here is a health food store on Clay St. in San Francisco. We caught the storeowner selling a counterfeit product, who was claiming to be selling original products. When we confronted her she covered her face and ran away! Of course, this store is not the only store selling counterfeit products. Many other stores and websites sell imitation or counterfeit products. The number one way to tell if you are buying a counterfeit is the price. If the price is well below what it is advertised to be, the odds are that it is a fake.
Listed below are an example of each
FRAUDULENT MAILER SCAMS
Men and women from 35 to well over the age of 50 suffering from joint problems are increasingly being bombarded with junk mail offers from companies selling joint pills. The mailers have become increasingly comprehensive and overly convincing (although many are legitimate and offer excellent value). We must inform readers that there are a few companies which should be avoided like a broken banister.
The Common Elements of Joint Supplement Letter Scams are:
1. The company does not have a website.
2. The company has a doctor pictured and you cannot find any information about the doctor on the Internet.
3. There is a cover letter from someone with a very common name claiming to be the president of the company, and there will be a photo of this person looking very dashing. We have found the photos are purchased from stock photo companies and the names are usually fake.
Zero Ingredient Scams
We’re wonderfully proud to be the industry pioneers of product testing with state of the art laboratory tests. These tests in an unbiased manner what’s really contained within the actual product, and consumers have a great opportunity to find out if what’s listed on the product label is in fact what the product really does contain. As a result of these tests we were very shocked to discover that a large number of products, (including many of the national brands) were in fact worthless. Here is a list of the top 3 “zero ingredients” scams we came across for joint supplements. If you’ve purchased any of these products you’ve undoubtedly wasted your money, time and possibly put your health at risk.
1. Prostate Support Formula by Real Health Labs -
The laboratory analysis for this product is here in the book for your to see and the results are shockingly poor! We tested three separate batches and all three individual results concurred that the product contained ZERO active ingredients in any of the major categories. That’s ZERO. You can walk into just about any major drug store chain and find this well packaged, attractive, seemingly high quality product from this San Diego based company which boasts that it is “Doctor Developed and trusted since 1994.” The box also has a logo that states “Laboratory Quality Tested” in big letters right on the front – you never really know until you test it. You can’t hide in the lab. The label states that it contains “powders” and not “extracts” – and the results speak for themselves. Many men have written stating that they tried this product and were very disappointed having seen virtually zero results.
2. Antiiva -
This is a classic example of a prostate product that is completely worthless and tarnishes the reputation of the entire natural health industry. Sold only through mail-orders by the same group of “weasels” who sell Prosta-8 and Prostend (see sections below write ups). They try to trick you into believing this is a legitimate prostate product by using pseudo science, phony testimonials and a “pharmaceutical-sounding” name like Antiiva. It’s not. The lab reports expose this fraudulent product for what it is: a rip-off. If you were unfortunate enough to spend money on this “bottle of dirt” you would not have seen any results. Total scam. If you get a letter in the mail from these jokers throw it in the trash!