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"Fake Review Site" Scam

The "fake review site" scam has become so pervasive and we've wrtten about it ad nauseum. In summary, here's how it works:

  • The "Fake Review Site" falsely claims to be an impartial 3rd party, staffed with experts, who test, analyze and rate all the leading prostate pills on the market.
  • They hide their ownership in both the "fake review site" AND the product they sell. . . the one their "fake review site" rates number 1.
  • They do NOT perform ANY tests or analysis of ANY products. It is all just a SCAM to trick you into thinking the product rated #1 (theirs) is best.
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Several of these "fake review sites" debuted in 2010. Their new business model was hatched in part, as a reaction to the very succesful product comparison page we published on our Prostate-Miracle.com website, which we believe was the first to compare prostate support products. We posted honest reviews of all the established prostate formulas being sold in the market place, as well as any of the new ones, that would occasionally be introduced. This comparison page (which obviously did not go unnoticed by the "fake review site" fraudsters) was very effective in promoting the sales of Prostate Miracle®, and in our case, was not fake or deceptive in any way! The same however, can not be said of the slew of new "fake review sites" that followed.

The very first "fake review site" to rear its ugly head was "The Prostate Pill Report", which promoted ProstaVar. It featured Charles Molineaux as a spokesman, which gave the site some legitimacy, in the eyes of those, who later found out they had been duped. The owners of Prostavar, quickly published three other "fake reviews sites", which all obviously ranked Prostavar number one.

Shortly thereafter, the makers of Prostapin (now out of business) and Prostate Plus each published four "fake review sites", each ranking their respective products number one. The makers of ProstaNew followed suit with several "fake review sites" of their own as well.

We "outed" all of them for the frauds they were, which helped raise public awareness, yet MANY unsuspecting consumers still got tricked and defrauded by them. It tured out that the fallout from these scams was nothing compared to what would happen after the "gang of fraudsters" got into the "fake review site" game.

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Gang of Fraudsters

The "gang of fraudsters" is the name we have given to a criminal cartel, with a VERY long history of fraud and indictments, who have escalated the "fake site review" scam, an order of magnitude higher in both scope and reach. With career criminals from the likes of: BuyerReview, Altern Marketing, Maritzmayer lab, Whole Body Research, Cellusyn Labs, NetraPharm and Garrett Devore Labs . . . Would you expect anything less?

These seasoned scammers have not only created dozens of new "fake review sites", but have also created dozens of new prostate products to stuff their new "fake review site" with. Each new "fake review site" and each new product (which they rate #1) has a slightly different name than their older counterpart. We also believe that all of their products are exactly the same, but just with a different bottle style and label. These new "fake review sites" and their associated new products, hit the market like a ton of bricks. One day there was just a handfull of them and six months later there were dozens.

We reacted to this onslaught of fraud, by devoting enormous amounts of time policing the internet to round up all the "fake review sites" and then to research, write and post new articles exposing their frauds. Naturally, once we "out" them, their sales fall off dramatically, but in anticipation of this, they are prepared with new "fake review sites" promoting their new products, standing by, ready to roll out.

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There is no ethical line these brazen fraudsters will not or have not crossed. They have not only repeatidly infrigned on our trademarks and copyrights, violated google advertising policy, but even had the gall to copy the supplement facts from the Prostate Miracle® Advanced Formula label, verbatum over to one of their product sites, claiming it to be theirs, totally misrepresenting the ingredients contained in their product, though several days later after we "outed" them, they reverted back to their original supplement facts.

None of this unethical behaivor is very surpising, once you know, who these scammers are and what their long history of fraud is.

It's hard to be 100% certain of who the exact "gang of fraudsters" associates are, because they have gone through great pains to hide this information from the public. Some details we have uncovered, while other details we have only speculated on. Accordingly, we believe the "gang of fraudsters" have strategic associations in New Jersey, Utah, Georgia and California.

Although, BuyerReview.com hides their ownership behind a privacy proxy, it has been revealed to us (from an anonymous source) that the owners are: Brad Markin, Sabrina Markin (Brad's wife - AKA Sabrina Garcia), Robert Markin and Lori Multz (sister of Gary Kaplan, mastermind of the betonsports crime syndicate). All five of these owners, spouses and brothers have very shady pasts with long histories of fraud, including Federal RICO. They were also sued in Utah for fake reviews and trademark violations in February of 2015.

For their involvement with the BetonSports.com scam, Kaplan and Multz were both indicted for tax evasion, racketeering and conspiracy. According to the indictment , Gary Kaplan has not paid federal taxes on $3.3 billion in wagers taken in by the firm.

The "gang of fraudsters" began their sham with a wrinke cream product called Dermagist (now known as Dermajuv), which has been the subject of thousands of complaints against it:

MaritzMayer Laboratories (Head Quartered out of Norcross Gerogia), who also hides their identity behind a privacy proxy, settled a fraud class action law suit in New Jersey, regarding the deceptive marketing they deployed for their weight loss product (Garcinia Cambogia). We have speculated that the name for M2 Naturals (a charter member in the "gang of fraudsters") is related to name of MaritzMayer Laboratories (which has 2 "M's" in its name), hence the assumed association.

Previous to our piecing together of the connection between whole body research, Maritzmayer lab, Altern Marketing and BuyerReview, we only suspsected these fraudsters were related to each other, but now that we know, it makes total sense . . . as they have engaged in the exact same kind of deceptive practices and have been ridiculously persistent in their attempts to infringe on our trademarks and copyrights.

In addition to the many prostate products they fraudulently sell, these hucksters also sell the following suspect products:
Osteojuv (a joint pain pill)
Mascugen (Nitric Oxide supplement)
M2 Naturals (Omega 3 supplement)
Forskoslim (a Weight loss supplement)
Fibersyn (a Weight loss supplement)
Somnoplex (a Sleep aid)
VetraPure (Flea and Tick treatment for pets)
CoraMend (a Heart supplement)
CeraLoft (a Brain supplement)
Lipovox (a weight loss pill)
Ambesleep (a sleep pillt)
Decaslim (a weight loss pill)
Testoripped (a Muscle Building Diet Pill for Men)
Natrolex (a Male enhancer)

The Utah branch of the "gang of fraudsetrs" is represented by Cellusyn Labs, NetraPharm and Garrett Devore Labs (aka GD Labs and Blackstone Nutrition) run by the tag team of Garrett Devore and his brother Steve A. Devore.

The Georgia branch of the "gang of fraudsetrs" is represented by Herbalcom, run by Paul Buchanon et al

The California branch of the "gang of fraudsetrs" is represented by ALtern Marketing and Whole Body Research et al.

The principals of this "Gang of Fraudsters" are the most unethical, most persistent, hucksters, I have every seen in my entire life!

I have said it a thousand times, but it bears repeating in the hopes of warning any potential victim of this kind of scam . . . DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES BUY ANYTHING FROM AN ONLINE SITE THAT HIDES THEIR IDENTITY. There just is no reason for a legitimate company to hide their identity. The reason THEY do it is to hide the FACT that the review site is owned by the same company that promotes the product they rate #1. (and are obviously not an unbiased review site as they represent themselves to be).

Please indulge me with the following personal observation that I would like to share:
In my life, I have personally observed that fraudsters are (without exception) greedy, which is ALWAYS the root of their downfall.

They are always compelled to rob one last bank, pull one last heist, or con one last person. They just can't seem to help themselves.

I'm an honest person, but if I ever crossed over to the dark side, I imagine that I would be happy to succeed at just one fraud, not wanting to get caught, I would not want to tempt fate . . . however, it seems that REAL fraudsters, are NEVER satisfied with one successful scam, rather they thrive on repeating their scams countless times till they eventually get caught.

If ever there was a classic example of such pathological, self destructive behavior . . . this "Gang of Fraudsters" is the poster child. They have been caught . . . they have been criminally indicted, yet they just can't seem to leave the dark side.

If you are short of time, then you should at least study the summary table below, which lists the fake review sites and the products, they have a financial interest in (and hide), yet claim to have objectively rated number one.

If you have more time, you will surely want to read details about the notorious "gang of fraudsters", in order to stay clear of them, because they misrepresent, cheat, promote bogus products and basically lie about every single aspect of their business, which is not too surprising considering the LONG history of fraud we have uncovered about them.

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Network of "fake review sites"

You should avoid ANY product (like the plague) promoted through the "gang of fraudsters" vast network of "fake review sites" which include:

BuyerReview, ConsumeReview, HealthZoneReviews, Prostate Health Center, Prostate Health Reviews, Prostate Pill Reviews, Prostate Supplement Guide, Prostate Pill Guide, Consumer Value Reports, Consumer-Health-Digest, Med Health Digest, Men's Health Wire, Male Research, The Nutrient List, Vitamin Sales Online, Prostate Health Supplements, Prostate Formula Buyers Guide, Prostate Health Buyers Guide, HerbalistReport, Prostate Debate, Prostate Product Review, Prostate Reviews, Prostate Pills Overview, ConsumersGuides, Ask Men Answers. M2naturals, Lawrence Supplements, Altern Marketing, Prostate Report and Esupplements

The "Gang of Fraudsters" sell the following products:

Proaxil, Prostara, Prostalieve, ProstaRelief, ProstaLeaf, Preferred Prostate Plus, Prost8plus, Prostavol, Prostavox, Prostacet, ViProsta, BetaFlo, EverlastingP and Prostarex.

 

Fake Review site: Med Health Digest, Mens Health Wire, Prostate Pill Reviews, Prostate Health Reviews, Prostate Health Supplements, Prostate Supplement Guide, Consumer Health Digest, Consumer Value Reports, Esupplements

Product they rate #1: Prostara, Prostacet, Prostavol, Prostavox, EverlastingP

Warning: This product is sold by the "Gang of Fraudsters"

Prostate Pill Reviews
Consumer Health Digest
Mens Health Wire
esupplements
Proostara   Prostacet   Prostavol   Prostavox

Update: May 9, 2017

As was anticipated, these scammers have just launced their newest "fake review Site", and as expected, they are still promoting the "usual suspects" . . . Prostavox, Everlasting P and ProstaRelief. ALL well known scam products sold by the utah branch of the notorious "gang of fraudsters".

eSupplements

Update: May 5, 2017

These serial scammers have just launched the following ad campaign (using the Prostate Miracle® trademark as a search term) ALL based on lies.

Prostate Pill Reviews

WOW! . . . talk about the pot calling the kettle black!

  • They claim their staff of independent experts have tested 78 brands . . .
    • That's a BIG lie. They are NOT staffed with ANY experts and they have NOT tested ANY brands.
  • They warn to be avoid online scams . . .
    • but they are the BIGGEST scammers in the history of the internet.
  • They warn "Buyer Beware of common Supplement Frauds and Scams". . .
    • THEY are the ones you should BEWARE of . . .
    • THEY are the ones with a LONG history of Supplement Frauds and Scams.
  • They say "You wil be shocked at what we found" . . .
    • The BIGGEST SHOCK is the depth and scope of THEIR lies and scams.
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Update: March 19, 2016

MedHealthDigest is a brand new fake site, which we just discovered today. A whois lookup reveals that it is registered in India, a rogue country that does not comply with FDA regulations, does not honor DMCA take down requests and has no respect for intellectual property rights what-so-ever.

The product they rate #1 is Prostara. A whois lookup for the Prostara website reveals that it's ownership is hidden behind a privacy proxy. Their website indicates that Prostata is distributed by Himex Biotech, but there is no address nor website for this distributor, which seems quite suspicious.

Google search results for Himex Biotech, point to ConsumerHealthDigest which is another notoriously fraudulent "fake review site" (also registered in India), which also promotes Prostara.

A quick look at the supplement facts from the Prostara label shows that it only contains 50mg of beta sitosterol (not nearly enough to do any good) and that is soy based. A bottle sells for $44.95, which is outrageously high, particularly for a product being distributed via a fraudulent scam, that will not likely provide any of the prostate support you are seeking.

We already "outed" ConsumerHealthDigest once before and also got Google to force down their advertisement, which was in violation of Google advertising policy and also infringed on the Prostate Miracle® trademark and copyrights. It is apparent that both the MedHealthDigest and ConsumerHealthDigest "fake review sites" are run by the same person or persons, considering both are registered and hosted in India, both have similar names, both rate the same product #1 and both are written with the same very poor "broken" English.

You would be wise to stay clear of Prostara and this obvious scam.

Update: October 3, 2015

We just noticed that this notorious ConsumerHealthDigest"fake review site", is not only using our copyrighted images on their site (without our authorization), but they have the audacity to put their watermark on the images as if they were theirs. We note that their site is now registered and hosted in Inda, a country that is not exactly known for the respect of intellectual property, evidenced by the fact that they have ignored our repeated DMCA takedown request. Although, we can not force their hosting company to comply with DMCA law, our lawyers are working on forcing the major search engines to delete the infringing site from their organic search results.

Update: August 12, 2015

"Consumer Health Digest" is yet another new "fake review site".

Like all of the others, they pretend to offer impartial reviews, but in doing so rank "their product" Prostatcet (which I have never heard of before) number one. A whois look up reveals that the web sites for both Consumer Health Digest and Prostacet are foreign owned. Consumer Health Digest is a owned by Health Network Solutions, Inc. (with an address in Malaysia), while Prostacet is owned by Santrinico Enterprises Ltd. (with an address in Cyprus).

That both companies are foreign owned does not by prove fraud, but adding suspicion to the likelyhood that both sites are related to each other is that both are very poorly written, in very poor "broken" English. THE SAME BROKEN ENGLISH.

Also we were not able to find any info what-so-ever on Health Network Solutions, Inc. (which makes me wonder if it is even a real company), but Santrinico Enterprises Ltd certainly has a long history of fraud (based on a scam they ran with Green Coffee Bean Max)

Ironically their review of Prostate Miracle® Advanced Formula was actual quite favorable, and it only was at the end of this glowing review, when they show their list, which has Prostate Miracle® Advanced Formula ranked on the bottom, while the product they promote ranked at the top. This is supposedly based on some percentages which they have assigned, but there is no explanation at all, as to how the numeric values of these rankings were determined.

Their scam uses a different approach than most of the others, but it is a fraud none the less!

Update: August 5, 2015

We just discovered that these same scammers have changed their label once again.

First they had their original formula/label, then they abandoned it and copied ours verbatim, and now (after we outed them for this), they have changed once again to a new formula/label. Who knows what is actually in their product? I don't know how anyone could trust a company that changes their formula and label so often. At best they must be considered unstable, and more realistically they would have to be considered untrustworthy. No legitimate company would change their product so often. They remind me of a corrupt politician, who will say anything to get a vote. And this new line from their website is hilarious:

This company's Prostate Supplement was awarded our 2015 Editor's Choice Award of distinction for several key reasons. Let's take a closer look as to why it ranked #1 on our list.

Does anyone really think this an independent review site, staffed by experts, who carefully evaluated all the products out there and found their pick (which is their own product) to be number one? I guess they fool a lot of unsuspecting people. Actually I know they fool a lot of people, as almost every single day, we hear horror stories from customers who have fallen for this scam.

Bottom line: Do not trust ANYTHING these fraudsters say or sell. They are by far the worst scammers we have ever seen (and that is saying a lot!)

Update: July 2, 2015

We just received this email today from a victom, who wanted to remain anonymous:

I wish I had seen your information first, then I would not have to go through a lot of aggravation. I went on line and asked for "the best male supplement for an enlarged prostate." What came up was the best ten supplements, and of course the top one was PROSTAVOL. I ordered one bottle and I followed instructions, took the pills for three days. What happened was the prostate got larger and I had to use a catheter for relief. So now I decided to get my money back and called the number on the bottle and got a woman who could not speak english too good, so what else is new. I told her what happened when I took the pills and she said that there was no refund. O-boy, I said is this another scam? She said that they only take the orders and another company delivers them. I said I wanted the address of the other company. She started to give me the address and I asked her, in a high pitched voice, can you please give me another person who can speak clear english? I got to a point I had to hang up. Thanks for outing these bad guys. I hope others can be spared a bad experience like the one I had.

Now if all of this is not bad enough . . . In order to make Prostavol) seem competitive with Prostate Miracle® Advanced Formula, these unethical, chronic infringers have literally lifted the supplement facts from the Prostate-Miracle.com website verbatim and appended it to theirs. We are not talking about just using similar ingredients. We are talking about copying the exact layout of our label (including the same verbiage, fonts spacing etc.) I suppose it is fair to say that we would expect nothing less from an unethical company such as these chronic trademark and copyright infringers.

Update: June 12, 2015

We just discovered that these same scammers are now using yet another new "fake review site" (Consumer Value Reports) to promote their bogus product. Same M.O. as always . . . hiding their ownership interest in it . . . bla bla bla. This is a continuing pattern of deception for them. No doubt, after they are hurt by our "outing" of this "fake review site", they will launch another!

Update: May 23, 2015

Isn't it amazing that on THE EXACT SAME DAY that we forced down all Prostate Supplement Guide landing pages, which infringed on both the trademark and copyrights of Prostate Miracle®, that a brand new "fake review site" (Prostate Pill Reviews) suddenly appears online. Of course just like Prostate Supplement Guide, this "fake review site" uses our trademark for a search term. and is promoting a new product, which we never heard of before today called Prostavol.

Both of these "fake review sites" (Prostate Supplement Guide and Prostate Pill Reviews), as well as the products they rate number one (Prostacet and Prostavol) hide their corporate identity behind the same privacy proxy . . . THE EXACT SAME ONE (in Panama). If that was not enough to raise suspicion, we have uncovered that these sites share the exact same IP address.

Question: What are the odds of unrelated sites having so much in common?

Answer: Slim to none (and slim already left the room).

On the top caption of their page, they say:

"We find all the prostate supplements, We analyze their products and We recommend what to buy."

However, they forgot to mention that the product they recommend is their own product. But alas, they did not really forget to mention that. It is intentional, as evidenced by the fact that they go to such great lengths to hide this connection.

They go on to say:

"There is a breeding ground for companies, who run ads for their products using false claims that have never been tested by a trustworthy independent group. With so many different brands, we decided it was time to perform a comprehensive review".

Wow . . . Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!

So let me see if we got this right: Are we supposed to believe that these fraudsters are this trustworthy independent group?

They go on to claim:

"we evaluate the brands using our in-house labs to verify that the ingredients in the pills themselves were the same as their labels claimed. Second, we surveyed hundreds of guys who have used these products over time to get a better understanding of experiences."

So let me see if we got this right: Are we supposed to believe that these fraudsters have their own lab (at a cost of well over a million USD) and spent hundreds of thousand of dollars testing all of these products?

And are we supposed to believe that they contacted hundreds of guys who have used these products?

How in the world did they do that?

The companies that sold those products gave these fraudsters the contact info for their customers? NOT.

All of this is way beyond belief. Absolute total absurdity!

They even have a section on their fake site called "Frauds and Scams". The one glaring omission of course is themselves, the irony being that their company should head the top of this page with upper case, red letters and a bullet, as they are the biggest scammers we have ever run across.

In the ad copy of their paid avertising they say:

"Expert Independent Reviews", "We tested 49 Brands", "Don't Buy Before You Read This".

THIS IS ALL TOTAL B.S.

Just for the record . . . let's set the facts straight about these fraudsters:

  • They are neither Experts nor Independent
  • They have not tested 49 Brands
  • The only thing you should not buy is THEIR PRDUCT which they promote so unethically

Update: February 13, 2015

We just noticed that this new "fake review site (Prostate Supplement Guide) which is infringing on the Prostate Miracle® trademark and ranks their product Prostacet #1. It is, as if, they knew we would "out them" and once we did, they had this new "fake review site" ready to "roll out".

Update: February 12, 2015

Just noticed that this new "fake review site (Prostate Health Reviews is selling the same products as their last one. It is as if they, knew we would "out them" and once we did, they had this new fake review site ready to "roll out". This one has a caption on the top of the page that says "Your Source for Unbiased Prostate Health Supplement Reviews".

What a joke . . . They are anything but unbiased!

They hide their identity behind a privacy proxy and list NO PHONE NUMBER. That alone is a BIG warning sign. And if you look at their disclosure page . . .they admit (to their credit) that they may be compensated by their referrals and that "the user assumes all risks and should assume an affiliate relationship exists between this website and merchants and vendors"

Update: February 3, 2015

Prostate Health Supplements is the newest and by far the most fraudulent fake review site I have ever seen.

From what we can gather, their scam is perpetrated by a tag team of two brothers. To their credit they do not hide their identity behind a privacy proxy. They probably knew that had they done so, we would have outed them immediately for the scammers they are. Instead they bravely allowed their public "who is" records to show and speak for themselves.

Their "fake review site" and the products they promote are clearly related to each other. To be honest, after we saw the obvious connection between the review site and the first two products they rate, we did not waste my time looking at all of the other products they promote. Maybe someday when we have more time, we will investigate them as well.

What we can tell you for now, is that not only does their "fake review site" AND both of the first two products on their list, have their domain names registered with the same registrar, but also have addresses in the state of Utah. This in itself is not fraudulent, but HIGHLY suspicious.

The most glaring warning however, is that when looking into the company names (NetraPharm, LLC and Gadd Formulas, LLC), anyone can easily see the long history of fraud.

Not withstanding an F rating with the BBB, look at what Ripoff Report and the Watchdog site had to say about them.

We won't even bother to review their products (which appear to all be identical, just with different brand names).

The only other comments we will make is:

  • We never heard of ANY of these products before. And yet they claim to have based their ratings on thousands of customer reviews. The idea that there could be thousands of reviews for prostate support products that we have never heard of before is preposterous.
  • They claim that one of their criteria for rating products is the "Reorder Rate- How often do people repurchase?". Does everyone see what a farce this is? How in the world would this supposedly independent review site know the reorder rate of other products? the Answer is: They could not possibly know!

Buyer Beware of this scam. This is the worst one we have ever seen!

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Fake Review site: Consumereview, Buyer Review, Prostate Health Reviews

Product they rate #1: ProstaRelief

Warning: This product is sold by the "Gang of Fraudsters"

ConsumeReview
Buyer Review
prostarelief

Update: May 5, 2017

These serial scammers have just launched the following ad campaign (using the Prostate Miracle® trademark as a search term) ALL based on lies.

ConsumeReview

WOW . . . they have the audacity to warn of Prostate Supplement Scams.
Talk about the fox garding the henhouse!

  • They claim their staff of independent experts have tested many prostate supplements.
    • is it 32? or 50? . . . like all liars, they can't keep seem to keep their own lies straight.
    • Regardless of the number of products they supposedly tested . . .
      • Its all a BIG lie.
      • They are NOT staffed with ANY experts and they have NOT tested ANY brands.
  • They claim to "uncover the truth" . . .
    • but how can they uncover the truth? . . .
      • when THEY are the ones with a LONG history of LIES and FRAUDS.
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Update: May 28, 2016

Today, we noticed a brand new "fake review site" called Consumereview and the product they rate#1 is none other than ProstaRelief , the same product that was being rated#1 on Buyer Review, which has suddenly disappeared, after we "outed" them and exposed their long history of fraud.

I don't know about you, but I don't believe in coincidences!

  • They have the AUDACITY to advertise with this headline:
    Prostate Supplement Scam -We tested 32 Prostate Supplements

    • If they actually did spend $50,000 (our estimate) to test 32 products, why not publish the actual lab results?

  • They make the absurd claim, that they reached out to customers, who bought the products they supposedly tested, in order to interview them regarding their level of satisfaction.
    • How did they find out who these customers were?
    • How were they able to contact them?
    • What about the details of this study they supposedly conducted?
      • What were the actual satisfaction scores of each product?
      • How many scores were used in this study?
      • What was their methodology for their analysis?
      • A legitimate test of this kind, is very expensive to conduct.
      • Even if they had the contact info for these customers (they didn't),
        are we to believe that their conclusions have any statistical significance?

  • We have said this MANY TIMES BEFORE . . . No legitimate company hides their site Identity behind a privacy server, but scammers, (like these) ALWAYS DO.

Update: March 20, 2016

Today we received revelations (from a source that wants to remain anonymous) who the actual principals of the "gang of fraudsters" are

Update: November 9, 2015

Prostate Health Reviews is their latest "fake prostate pill report" to have just surfaced. Like all of their others, the cornerstone to their marketing campaign is to infringe on our trademark and try to mislead the public into believing, that they are an impartial review site. The product they rate #1 is ProstaRelief.

Like all their other frauds, this fake review site hides behind a privacy proxy. We have issued this warning so many times, but it needs to be said again. PLEASE DON'T TRUST ANY SITE THAT HIDES THEIR IDENTITY. Every prospective customer should ask themselves: Why/What are they Hiding?

In this case it must be because they don't want you to know their review site is owned by the same company that owns the product they rate #1.

Although the ProstatRelief site does not hide it's corporate identity (Cellusyn Labs LLC out of Provo, Utah), it is rather suspicious that both their fake review site and the ProstataRelief site use the exact same domain name registrar. Their previous scam (Prostate Health Supplements-the fake review site that ranked Prostavox number one), originated out of Provo, Utah as well. We outed that company for having an "F" rating with the BBB and we exposed the tons of negative feedback and complaints regarding their unethical business dealings, posted on every corner of the internet.

Is it a coincidence that now out of the blue (just as Prostate Health Supplements has disappeared) that this new "fake review site", which suddenly appears in its place, uses the same registrar; and the product they rate number one is also based out of Provo, Utah as well?

I don't know about you, but I do not believe in coincidences, particularly with the very long trail of fraud this company has. There is no doubt in my mind that this scam is perpetuated by the same fraudsters, who were involved in the other scam out of Provo, Utah. Of course this Utah company must be brand new, cause it has no BBB rating at all, which is obviously far better than an F rating that the older Utah company had. Naturally, It would make sense for them to establish a new company for their newest scam.

I also find it rather strange that the product site has no mention what-so-ever of how much of each ingredient it contains, yet their "fake review site" cites chapter and verse about the supplement facts. How would they know unless they are the same owners?

We won't even bother reviewing their product, cause their company history of fraud should be enough to dissuade anyone from buying anything from them.

Buyer beware: No other scammers that I have ever seen have been so consistently unethical, dishonest and persistent fraudsters. NOT EVEN CLOSE!

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Fake Review site: Prostate Health Center

Product they rate #1: Proaxil

Warning: This product is sold by the "Gang of Fraudsters"

prostate health center
proaxil

Update: May 5, 2017

These serial scammers have just launched the following ad campaign (using the Prostate Miracle® trademark as a search term) ALL based on lies.

Prostate Pill Reviews
  • They claim their staff of independent experts have tested 32 Prostate Supplement Brands.
    • hmmmm . . . doesn't that raise eyebrows?
      • Thats the exact number of products supposedly tested by ConsumeReview   (one of their many other "fake review sites")
      • They likely copied over the ad text from ConsumeReview  to Prostate Health Center,  but forgot to change the number
  • It is obviously very challanging for them to manage ther web of deciet
    • So many "fake review sites"
    • So many lies
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Update: June 18, 2016

Today, we discovered a brand new "fake review site" called Prostate Health Center. The product this fake site rates #1 is Proaxil. A quick whois search reveals this to be yet another obvious scam. Like all the other similar scams, both their "fake review site" and their product site, hide their identity behind a privacy proxy (the EXACT same one).

How do we know this "fake review site" is run by the notorius "Gang of Fraudsters"?

The products they rank are the EXACT same ones promoted by the "Gang of Fraudsters" (Prostacet, Prostanol, Prostate Relief etc).

Their promotion began immediately after we outed the BuyerReview scam forcing them to take it down.

Their M.O.'s are identical.

They make absurd claim to have "evaluated scores of prostate treatment options, from over-the-counter to all natural products. We listed them here in order of superiority and based our research on the following criteria":

Effectiveness
Speed of Results
Quality of Ingredients
Product Safety
Customer Service
Customer Feedback
Reorder Rate
Return Policy
Success Rate

Does anyone really believe that they spent millions to conduct such clinical research?

Even if they did (trust me, they did NOT) . . . How in the world would they have access to all of the info they claim to have evaluated?

Of course this kind of deception is unethical and consistent with a company that hides its identity and makes bogus unfounded statements about their product and the scientifically tests it has supposedly undergone.

I have said it a thousand times, but it bears repeating in the hopes of warning any potential victim of this kind of scam . . . DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES BUY ANYTHING FROM AN ONLINE SITE THAT HIDES THEIR IDENTITY. There just is no reason for a legitimate company to hide their identity. The reason THEY do it is to hide the FACT that the review site is owned by the same company that promotes the product they rate #1. (and are obviously not an unbiased review site as they represent themselves to be).

For the sake of completeness, let's take a quick look at their product.

What does it contain? Who knows they hide their formula behind a "proprietary blend" which means . . . it is not disclosed

Their label does list "Other Ingredients" which include FRAGRANCE. That is right, they include something (who knows what) to make it smell nice. . . ARE THEY SERIOUS?

Oh and I almost forgot to mention, Proaxil sells for a whopping $49.99/bottle, which is a lot to pay for a bogus product made by an unethical scam company.

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Fake Review site: Prostate Report

Product they rate #1: Prostarex

Warning: This product is sold by the "Gang of Fraudsters"

prostate report
Prostarex
Update: April 25, 2017

We knew it was only a matter of time before the "Gang of Fraudsters" would "roll out" their newest "fake review site" and associated new product to rate #1. Today, was that day. Both Prostate Report and Prostarex, (which we never heard of prior to today), suddenly debuted together on the very same day.

Like all of their other scams, this pair of scam sites hides their common ownership. In fact Prostate Report and Prostarexboth hide their identity through the the EXACT same privacy server.

What are the odds that these two supposedly unrelated sites debuted on the exact same day and both hide their identity throgh the exact same privacy server? I don't know about you . . . but I do not believe in coincidences!

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Unlike all of their older "fake review sites", which have included only their own products, this new "fake review site", includes most of the other prostate pill formulas out there, (with the exception, of course of Prostate Miracle® Advanced Formula). I suppose this wider inclusion, is their attempt to earn some credibility, by distinguishing themselves from all of their older "fake review sites", which we have "outed" as scams, for only including their own products (among many other reasons).

However, even their attempt to be more inclusive is obviously gamed to their advantage, as they have adapted a three tier rating system.

  1. As you would expect, their newest product Prosarex gets the highest rating (#1).
  2. ALL of their other products, get high ratings too, but just below that of Prosarex.
  3. ALL of the other products (which are not theirs) get significantly lower ratings (well below those of their products).

If you've read any of our other reviews, where we expose the many other "fake "review sites", perpetrated by the "Gang of Fraudsters" then you've already heard all of this before, but for the sake of completeness, here is some of the dribble they espouse on this newest "fake review site" of theirs.

To help you choose, we did the research on hundreds of products. We then identified the Top 10 and put them under our microscope to ascertain superiority and performance. We understand how difficult this condition can be to manage, so, of course, you want the very best supplement to help you reduce severity and duration of associated symptoms. Our research is based on the following criteria:
  • Formula Ingredients
  • Performance
  • How Fast Does it Work?
  • Product Safety
  • Customer Feedback & Reviews
  • Customer Service
  • Ingredient Strength and Quality
  • Guarantee Policy
  • Price Comparison

Rather then repeat what we have written many times before, let me just pose two questions:

  1. Would any third party, with no financial motivation, really invest the time and money to conduct all the research, these scammers claim to have done?
  2. How in the world would some 3rd party have access to all the info they claimed to have analyzed?

I think you get the point . . . This a total scam!

Ohh . . . and just for laughs, look at what they say is the only disadvantage of Prostarex.

the only downside being that it would appear this product sells out fast. So don't wait. If you feel that this is something you can benefit from, you should place an order sooner rather than later.

The fact that this "fake review site"is a scam, should be enough to dissuade ANYONE from buying the product they promote, but just for kicks, lets take a closer look at the product they rate #1 Prostarex:

This is what they say on the Prostarex website:

Prostarex uses a scientifically formulated combination of the most effective and extensively researched ingredients known to support and maintain good prostate health. Every ingredient was selected by a team of doctors and scientific researchers based on clinical data and designed to get results more effectively than any other prostate supplement available.

Containing a unique blend of scientifically proven ingredients, Prostarex provides a multi-action support system for prostate health by addressing prostate, urinary and sexual health elements.

This total care prostate formula, provides the 4 essential elements of success - Support, Maintain, Strengthen and Prevent, nourishing the prostate in a way that ensures optimal prostate health.

In terms of quality and purity of ingredients, there is nothing else on the market that comes close to Prostarex.

What a bunch of B.S.

  • This product is a poster child for "window dressing" (one of our "pet peaves", commonly used in our industry).

    • meaning their label tries to impress with a long list of ingredients
    • however, the amount of each of these ingredients is miniscule, certainly way below the therapeutic dose (if there is one at all)

  • Prostarex comes in a gelatin capsule and contains magnesium stearate (which should be avoided).
  • Prostarex is very expensive . . . one bottle sells for $59.95
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Fake Review site: HealthZoneReviews, Vitamin Sales Online, The Nutrient List, M2naturals

Product they rate #1: Prostalieve

Warning: This product is sold by the "Gang of Fraudsters"

Vitamin Sales Online
M2 products
prostalieve
Update: July 12, 2016

It's only been 2 weeks since we "outed" the "Gang of Fraudsters" for their most recent "fake review site" VitaminSalesOnline, which promotes their product Prostalieve.

Today, we discovered they have a brand new "fake review site" called Health Zone Reviews, of course still promoting their product Prostalieve. And of course, as has been their consistent pattern, once exposed, they take down their "outed site" and "roll out" their newest "fake review site" to replace it.

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Update: June 28, 2016

It's only been 10 days since we "outed" the "Gang of Fraudsters" for their most recent "fake review site" the Nutrient List, which promotes their product Prostalieve.

Today, we discovered they have a brand new "fake review site" called Vitamin Sales Online, of course still promoting their product Prostalieve.

Once on VitaminSalesOnline, visitors get redirected to the BuyersReview "fake review site", which we have "outed" many times before as being the main portal for the notorious "Gang of Fraudsters" crime family.

And of course, as has been their consistent pattern, once exposed, they take down their "outed site" and launch a new "fake review site" to replace it.

Update: June 18, 2016

Today we discovered the newest "Gang of Fraudsters" "fake review site". called the Nutrient List. The product this fake site rates #1 is Prosalieve (made by M2naturals).

Consistent with the repeating pattern:
  • We discover them.
  • We expose them for the fraudsters they are.
  • They cease their fraudulent advertising campaign.
  • They immediately launch a brand new campaign
    (with a new fake review site and a new bogus product).
  • This has occurred dozens of time over and over and over again.

The principals of this "Gang of Fraudsters" are the most unethical, most persistent, hucksters, I have every seen in my entire life!

I have said it a thousand times, but it bears repeating in the hopes of warning any potential victim of this kind of scam . . . DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES BUY ANYTHING FROM AN ONLINE SITE THAT HIDES THEIR IDENTITY. There just is no reason for a legitimate company to hide their identity. The reason THEY do it is to hide the FACT that the review site is owned by the same company that promotes the product they rate #1. (and are obviously not an unbiased review site as they represent themselves to be).

We decided to not even waste our time reviewing their new product, Their long history of fraud should be enough to dissuade anyone from buying ANY product being sold by the "Gang of Fraudsters".

Please indulge me with the following personal observation that I would like to share:
In my life, I have personally observed that fraudsters are (without exception) greedy, which is ALWAYS the root of their downfall.

They are always compelled to rob one last bank, pull one last heist, or con one last person. They just can't seem to help themselves.

I'm an honest person, but if I ever crossed over to the dark side, I imagine that I would be happy to succeed at just one fraud, not wanting to get caught, I would not want to tempt fate . . . however, it seems that REAL fraudsters, are NEVER satisfied with one successful scam, rather they thrive on repeating their scams countless times till they eventually get caught.

If ever there was a classic example of such pathological, self destructive behavior . . . this "Gang of Fraudsters" is the poster child. They have been caught . . . they have been criminally indicted, yet they just can't seem to leave the dark side.

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Fake Review site: Prostate Pill Guide

Product they rate #1: Prost8Plus

Warning: This product is sold by the "Gang of Fraudsters"

prosta8 plus

Update: August 12, 2015

Prostate Pill Guide is another new "fake review site" that we just discovered. They claim to have a staff and board of advisors with fifteen years worth of industry leading experience, who have studied, tested and reviewed the most popular prostate pills on the market today. However, they don't mention the names of ANY of these so called experts or what credentials they have.

They list five products, which they claim are the best, yet we have never heard of ANY of them before . . . They all have very similar labels and so it appears that they are made by the same company. As of today, the only product on their list with a website is Prost8plus (the product they rate number one).

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A whois lookup reveals that the websites for both Prostate Pill Guide and Prost8 Plus hide their ownership behind a privacy proxy (THE EXACT SAME ONE). Furthermore, the website domain name for Prost8Plus was registered in May of 2015, yet on their site they make the absurd claim to be Americas #1 Prostate Supplement, having satisfied over 754,216 men.

This begs several questions:

  • Who exactly proclaimed them to be Americas #1 Prostate Supplement? and by what standard?
  • How is this even possible for a product we never heard of before, and which has only registered it's domain name three months ago?
  • Are we supposed to believe that in three months, they sold over 3/4 million bottles and became Americas #1 Prostate Supplement?
  • Are we supposed to believe that ProstatePillGuide is an independent review site, which does not profit from their ratings, yet spends tons of money to research and test all the prostate formulas out there?

If all of this was not bad enough . . . they go on to say their product is "Backed By Published Clinical Trials"

  • Ok, so where are these published clinical trials? We could not find any published on their website or anywhere else.
  • And what about their ingredients? We could not find a list of their supplements facts on their site.

We get tired of repeating the same warnings over and over and over again, but . . . Isn't it obvious that a company, who hides their identity and makes such absurd unfounded claims is a scam?

Buyer beware of this family of sites. It is such an OBVIOUS scam!

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Fake Review site: Prostate Formula Buyers Guide

Product they rate #1: Preferred Prostate Plus

Warning: This product is sold by the "Gang of Fraudsters"

Prostate Formula Buyers Guide
Preferred Prostate Plus

Update: May 23, 2016

Today we discovered a brand new "fake review site" called Prostate Formula Buyers Guide. The product this fake site rates #1 is Preferred Prostate Plus. A quick whois search reveals this to be yet another obvious scam. Like all the other similar scams, both their "fake review site" and their product site, hide behind a privacy proxy. (the same exact one, located in Panama).

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Q: What are the odds of these two sites being unrelated?

A: Slim to none and slim already left the building!

I have said it a thousand times, but it bears repeating in the hopes of warning any potential victim of this kind of scam . . . DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES BUY ANYTHING FROM AN ONLINE SITE THAT HIDES THEIR IDENTITY. There just is no reason for a legitimate company to hide their identity. The reason THEY do it is to hide the FACT that the review site is owned by the same company that promotes the product they rate #1. (and are obviously not an unbiased review site as they represent themselves to be).

Now let's take a look at the some of the dribble they espouse on their product website:

What Makes Preferred Prostate+ Different?

At Triumph Nutritionals, we don't cut corners. We make sure that everything on the label is what you get. And in it's highest quality form.

Why would they need to make such a defensive comment?

Is it really necessary to say that they put in their product what their label says?

Every legitimate company does that, and would not need to brag about doing something that they are expected to do! The fact that they make such a claim, makes me think they DON'T do it.

And the smoking gun is that their product label clearly says "it contains soy (plant sterols)", yet it also claims to contain 70% beta sitosterol.

There is however, no such thing as 70% soy based beta sitosterol. So they are obviously liars AND stupid ones too!

I have found in life, that it is always the liars, who go out of their way to tell you how honest they are. Honest people do not typically brag about their honesty!

Our formula uses a synergistic combination of ingredients. That means each ingredient has been shown to be effective on it's own, but the health benefits are multiplied when the ingredients are combined.
So are we to believe that:
  1. They have scientifically tested their formula?
  2. Their testing quantified that the combined effect had improved the effect of each ingredient by multiples?

NOT

They refer to their product as a "scientifically tested formula", yet they do not mention any specific test results.

This begs the question: What scientific test (aka clinical studies) were conducted?

The obvious answer is NONE.

In other words they are insulting your intelligence by referring to their product as "scientifically tested", counting on you being dumb enough to accept that as being true, without any evidence what-so-ever. I can assure you that they have not done any clinical studies, which cost millions of dollars to conduct. So this assertion is just a big lie!

I have also noticed that their testimonials all appear to be fakes as well. Until today, I never heard of this fake reviews site or its product site, yet many of the testimonials talk about using the product for months. As far as I know, this product has never been marketed before, so how could these testimonials be real?

Of course this kind of deception is unethical and consistent with a company that hides its identity and makes bogus unfounded statements about their product and the scientifically tests it has supposedly undergone.

Oh and I almost forgot to mention they sell their product for a whopping $49.99/bottle, which is a lot to pay for a bogus product made by an unethical scam company.

It is obvious that this scam is being purpetrated by the notorius "gang of farudsters"

    Why do we say that?
    • They appeared on the same exact day that BuyerReview dissapeared (after we outed them for their long history of fraud)
    • Just like BuyerReview . . . their Corporate ID is hidden behind a Privacy Proxy (in Panama)
    • Their M.O. is IDENTICAL!

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Fake Review site: Male Research, HerbalistReport

Product they rate #1: ProstaLeaf

Warning: This product is sold by the "Gang of Fraudsters"

Male Reaearch
prostaleaf

Update: May 6, 2017

These serial scammers are at it again with the following new ad campaign (using the Prostate Miracle® trademark as a search term) ALL based on lies.

prostaleaf

So let me see if I got this right. These notorious scammers are the ones issuing a warning about other prostate products?

How can that be when THEY are the ones that need to be warned about!

Update: June 28, 2016

Today we discovered, that the notorious "gang of fraudsters" has yet another new "fake review site" called HerbalistReport which ranks ProstaLeaf #1. Same M.O. as all of their frauds . . . They hide their identity behind a privacy proxy and make the following bogus claim:

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"We took a list of brands, and independently evaluated them, reviewing the ingredients, concentrations, and their backing studies to find a recommendation of a natural prostate relief supplement for you."

Update: September 1, 2015

We just noticed that on the Male Research "fake review site", they are now making this bogus statement:

Male Research works with a panel of Scientists and Nutrition experts to review the products based on their ingredients, research studies, and user reviews in order to present real information, to help you make the right health decision.

So are we supposed to believe that this organization has hired a panel of scientists and nutritionists to conduct research for them? Why would an organization do so, unless they had a vested interest? But the bigger question is who are these experts? I personally don't believe they hired any experts, rather they are just claiming to have done so, so they can convince unsuspecting consumers that the product they rate number one is the best according to experts. THIS IS SUCH AN OBVIOUS SCAM!

Update: June 10, 2015

Male Research is yet another new "fake review site". Like all the other similar frauds, they hide their identity through a privacy proxy. The official site of their product, which they rate number one (ProstaLeaf) also hides their identity through the exact same privacy proxy. We never heard of this fake review site nor their bogus, overpriced product before today, and it is interesting that both sites apparently made their online debut on the exact same day.

Even if the average consumer is not savvy enough to do a whois lookup, anyone can see that there is no company name disclosed on the ProstaLeaf website. Speaking for myself, I would personally NEVER do business with a company that does not disclose their corporate identity on their own website or even worse, hides their registered domain name identity through a privacy proxy.

Oh by the way, their formula contains all the useless herbs (that don't work) and only 60 mg of beta sitosterol, which is the most important. And, who knows the source of the beta sitosterol they use (they don't say, which means it is proabably Chinese, soy based).

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Fake Review site: Prostate Debate, ConsumerHealthShop, Vitamin Boat

Product they rate #1: BetaFlo, ViProsta

Warning: This product is sold by the "Gang of Fraudsters"

Consumer Health Shop
vitamin Boat
viprosta   Beta-Flo

Update: March 26, 2016

Today we discovered a new "fake review site" called ProstateDebate, which rates BetaFlo number one and displays a "sponsored" ad for ViProsta on top of each page of their "fake review site". As previously mentioned, the registered owner of the product sites for both BetaFlo and ViProsta is none other than Paul Buchanan, a renown scammer with a very long history of fraud.

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The ownership of ProstateDebate is hidden of course, like virtually ALL of the other "fake review sites" out there. It is worth noting that ProstateDebate is not actually a new site, however prior to today, we never saw it before ... apparently just being "rolled out" today.

Is it a coincidence that the "roll out" of this "fake review site" occurred on the day after we got Google to force down the deceptive ad of BuyerReview (a notorious "fake review site") that infringed on our trademark?

I think NOT.

I suspect that there is a connection between all of these fraudsters. Particularly since we recently learned of the connection between Altern Marketing and BuyerReview, who's persistent and chronic infringement of our trademark, is consistent with their recent indictment for tax evasion and racketeering.

Update: July 10, 2015

These scammers are at it again. The same owner of ViProsta and ConsummerHealthShop ((Paul Buchanan et al. of Lawrenceville GA) is now promoting their new product (BetaFlo) and is promoting it on their new portal (Vitamin Boat). They define what a fraud is, but I will give them credit for one thing . . . at least they do not hide their identity, though one wonders why, considering their well documented history of fraud.

But put aside for a moment the long history of fraud the manufacturer of this product has, and lets look at their product:

It contains nothing of any value . . . only 40mg of beta sitosterol, not nearly enough to do anything. And they have some vitamins (big deal) and also some useless powders. They also include in their inactive ingredients magnesium stearate (which should be avoided) and #1 blue dye (OMG). This is a truly worthless product put out by a very unethical company with a long history of fraud.

Update: June 1, 2015

Here we go again! ConsumerHealthShop (registered 11/4/13) is a brand new "fake review site", which rates ViProsta number one. The Websites for both ConsumerHealthShop and ViProsta are registered by the same person (Paul Buchanan of Lawrenceville GA). ViProsta is manufactured by HerbalCom LLC (also from Lawrenceville GA), a company with many complaints filed it against it AND an F rating with the Better Business Bureau. They have the audacity to promote their scam using our trademark with the following caption:

"Learn the truth about it. Get the facts before you buy"

. . . as if anyone would expect to get the truth or facts from such an unethical company!

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Fake Review site: Prostate Health Buyers Guide, ConsumersGuides, Ask Men Answers

Product they rate #1: True Prostate Flow, Ultra Prostate Support Formula by Lawrence Supplements

Warning: This product is sold by the "Gang of Fraudsters"

Prostate Health Buyers Guide
Consumers Guides
Ask Men Answers
True Prostate Flow   Ultra Prostate Support

Update: May 28, 2016

Today, we now have confirmation of what we have always suspected . . .these scammers are related to the notorius BuyersReview et al. "gang of fraudsters". This revelation is not all that suprising, as we suspected it all along, due to their identical and persistent unethical tactics!

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Update: January 15, 2016

I have just discovered this same company (ALTERN MARKETING, LLC) is up to it's old tricks again. It now has a new "fake review site" called Prostate Health Buyers Guide, which now promotes True Prostate Flow. Same type of deceptive ad copy, same type of bogus formula. I believe that after we "outed" them regarding the Lawrence Supplements scam, they decided to try again with a new product and new "fake review site". These guys never give up!

Update: September 27, 2013

I have just discovered a new "fake review site" called Ask Men Answers, which also promotes Ultra Prostate Support Formula by Lawrence Supplements. To my eyes, it looks to have been built by the same person who built the ConsumersGuides, Lawrence Supplements and Altern Marketing sites.

It has the same format, color scheme and fonts as the aforementioned sites AND also has the same style of fake review . . . implying they are impartial (which of course they are not) and giving their highest recommendation to Ultra Prostate Support Formula by Lawrence Supplements. No surprise here!.

I'm guessing there are even more "fake review sites" out there promoting this same product. If/when I find any, I will update this fraud alert.

Update: September 22, 2013

I just could not leave this alone . . . I had to visit this fake review site again to see what else I might uncover. I found that there is a heading on their site where they outline their "6 Rating Factors In Evaluating Prostate Supplements". In addition to the blatant lie regarding clinical studies they supposedly conducted, they also list "Proven Reputation" as a factor.

This got me thinking . . . What reputation does the product Ultra Prostate Support Formula or it's manufacturer Lawrence Supplements have? After all, until last week, I never heard of either.

I did some digging and found positive proof of their scam!

  • First of all, it turns our that Lawrence Supplements has a website.
    • a "whois" search shows that it was only registered 10/24/12 (less than one year ago). So in other words, ConsumersGuides believes that this product and manufacturer have established a "proven reputation" IN LESS THAN ONE YEAR.
    • The footer of the Lawrence Supplement website displays their address as: 8391 Beverly Blvd #271, Los Angeles, CA 90048. And even says it is part of ALTERN MARKETING, LLC.
  • The CA Secretary of State website also confirms the ALTERN MARKETING, LLC address to be the same as what the Lawrence Supplement site displays.
  • This realy is the smoking gun:
    • We are now 100% sure that the ConsumersGuides website is a FAKE REVIEW SITE.
    • BOTH the ConsumersGuides website and the Lawrence Supplement website are owned by the same company (ALTERN MARKETING, LLC).
      • They were deceptive when they implied they were an impartial review site.
      • They were deceptive when they omitted "MARKETING" from their real name: ALTERN MARKETING, LLC.
      • They were deceptive when they implied they performed clinical studies.
      • They were deceptive when they implied Ultra Prostate Support Formula by Lawrence Supplements had a proven reputation.
Update: September 20, 2013

Today I see they have a contact page which says "This web site is operated by Altern LLC, a registered company in Los Angeles, CA".

I suppose it is possible that I missed that page during my first visit to their site or perhaps they just added it, in response to me calling them out for hiding their ownership.

Regardless, I have searched for Altern LLC on the CA Secretary of State website and was not able to find it. I did however, find ALTERN MARKETING, LLC, but can not be sure if they are the company that runs this site or not. I think they probably are, but am wondering . . .

Why would they abbreviate their company name, omitting the word "marketing"? It is not as if they didn't have enough time or space to to type it out in full. I personally think this omittance was deliberate, in an attempt to deceive unsuspecting visitors into believing they actually are an impartial review site, rather than a marketing company. By the way, their contact page displays both a physical and email address, but NO phone number . . . very suspicious in deed.

Here is the real kicker . . . On an interior page of their site (not on the prostate section) there is an "about" page, where they make the following disclaimer: "Some of the information is sponsored by advertisers and ConsumersGuides.com may receive monetary compensation from the 3rd parties mentioned in the articles."

I rest my case!

Update: September 19, 2013

Here we go again . . . This new fake review site is advertising using our trademark as a search term. with the following caption:

"Shocking! Here's What Happened When We Tested Prostate Supplements".

And just like all the other fake review sites, this one hides their domain name ownership too. It is beyond me, how anyone would trust a product review site that hides their ownership.

Could it be that they have an ownership interest or financial incentive to promote the product they rate #1 (Ultra Prostate Support Formula by Lawrence Supplements) ?

I also wonder if it is just a coincidence that this site was launched on the exact same day that we forced the makers of "ProstaNew" to remove their latest scam site, which infringed on our trademark.

These issues certainly raise red flags about this company's credibility!

It should be obvious to anyone who reads their published review of Ultra Prostate Support Formula, that the language used is NOT that of an impartial review, rather it is clearly promotional hype used to try to sell their product.

For example . . .

They say "In our tests, we saw the best results with Ultra Prostate Support Formula".

This statement begs the following questions:

What tests?
What methodology was deployed?
Have these test results been published in ANY respected medical journal?
Have they been published anywhere?

Of course they can not answer ANY of these questions, because it is highly doubtful that they EVER conducted any REAL scientific studies. The type of clinical studies they imply were conducted costs millions of dollars.

Anyone can make self-serving claims regarding supposedly favorable test results, but it is another thing altogether to publish the detailed results. And trust me when I say that, any company that went through the trouble and great expense to conduct such tests, would proudly show their detailed, statistically analyzed results.

Is it even remotely believable that an impartial review site would conduct these very expensive tests? I don't know about you, but as for me, the answer is clearly NO. If anyone would do so, it would be the manufacturer. It is obvious to me that ConsumersGuides is a fake review site and neither they nor the manufacturer have conducted any such studies.

If all of this is not bad enough . . .

amazingly, they talk about how superior their ingredients are yet, I was unable to even find any mention of what the exact ingredients and supplement facts are.

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Fake Review sites: Prostate Pill Reviews, Prostate Pills Overview, Prostate Reviews, Prostate Product Review

Products they rate #1: Prostate Plus

Prostate-Pill-Reviews
Prostate Plus

Update: July 28, 2015

They have launched another new "fake review site" called Prostate Reviews. It has the same content and misinformation as all of their other "fake review sites". These guys are unrelentless. We forced this fraudulent and infringing site to be taken down.

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Update: May 13, 2013

They have launched their new "fake review site" - Prostate Product Review. It has the same content and misinformation as all of their other "fake review sites". These guys will stop at nothing! - unbelivable!

Update: September 26, 2012

Well once again, Google forced them to take down their deceptive ad, which infringed on the Prostate Miracle® trademark. Today, I see that this unethical company has launched a new attack campaign, again with unauthorized use of the Prostate Miracle® trademark and copyrighted images plus ridiculous misinformation to promote their product.

Update: July 30, 2012

It's been nearly a year since Google forced this unethical company to take down their deceptive advertisement. I just noticed today that they are at it again, this time with a new "fake review site" Prostate Pills Overview Still infringing on the Prostate Miracle® trademark to promote their imitation product.

Update: August 23, 2011

Why is it that just when one scam finally runs its course, another one immediately surfaces to take its place ? Is it just a coincidence or is it part of a very unethical master marketing plan ?

"Prostate Plus" is that "new kid in town" and I must admit . . . their marketing plan is brilliant and very well executed . . . but isn't that what you would expect from a scam?

Here is how it works. They promote their product on a highly advertised site called "Prostate Pill Reviews", which in their words claims to have:

"compiled a listing of various prostate products and have assessed their overall legitimacy based on their ingredients including quantities, related documentation that validates the product's claims, product guarantee (return/refund policy), price and manufacturer's reputation. Based on these criteria, we attempt to make an honest judgment of whether these products will actually be effective in providing prostate relief."

And as you can probably see where I am going . . . "Prostate Pill Reviews" has given their highest rating to:

drum roll please . . . Prostate Plus.

Ask yourself this question . . . Why would a supposedly impartial, non profit reviewing organization pay to advertise their site?

The answer is obvious . . . to promote their own product, which they rate number one!

The websites for both Prostate Pill Reviews and Prostate Plus are beautifully designed and really look very professional and legitimate . . . but the BIG glaring problem is that there does NOT seem to be any real organization called Prostate Pill Reviews . . . at least NONE that I was able to find ANYWHERE.

Does that make any sense at all?

Their site has NO contact phone number, NO email address, NO Doctor names AND lists NO credentials what-so-ever AND the registration of both domain names are hidden behind a privacy proxy.

Now if any of this sounds familiar . . . it is because this scam is identical to that perpetrated by "The Prostate Pill Report" (and their various other aliases) where they pretended to be an independent lab, yet rated their own product "Prostavar" number one. This scam was widely exposed, as was their F-Rating with the Better Business Bureau.

I believe, but can not write with absolute certainty, that both of these scams are being run by the same principals. They may have restructured their business entities and created a new product, but it still reaks to me of the same M.O. Furthermore, take a look at the 2 websites . . . both designs look very similar as if the same person designed both:

And finally all sites participating in both scams hide behind the same privacy proxy. (THE EXACT SAME ONE)

It is worth noting that even though there is no domain name registration info available for Prostate Plus, the website customer care page does list Everest Nutrition Corporation as a contact, with the implication being that they produce this product. They also produce zenerx which is touted as being a penis enlarger /male enhancer.

Most people know that penis enlargers don't work and also think that any company that produces and promotes one has very questionable ethics at best. Everest Nutrition Corporation and zenerx have been exposed as a scam in both:

The Ripoff Report

and in

Dr Sahelian's scathing review

Enough about the companies . . . let's look at some of their statements:

1) They claim that their product "is the #1 Choice in Prostate Treatment"
What is their basis for making this claim? Does anyone believe that they actually went to the trouble and expense of doing a survey of all prostate products sold and found that Prostate Plus out sold all the others? . . . I don't know about you, but I think NOT.

2) Our product "contains only one ingredient scientifically proven to be critical to the effectiveness of prostate health supplements; Zinc (7.5 mg) - Sadly, Zinc is the least prevalent substance in the product, which will certainly impact on its overall effectiveness in treating prostate health issues. Prostate Miracle® Advanced Formula also contains Selenium, Beta Sitosterol and Vitamin D3, substances whose effects on prostate health are inconclusive."

This is a totally bogus statement on so many levels. . . it is hard to respond to:

First of all the most important ingredient for supporting prostate health is beta sitosterol which we provide in the correct amount to be supportive. Their ingredients page indicates that even though they say beta sitosterol's effectiveness is inconclusive they do include it in theirs, but they do NOT indicate how much they include. . . probably because they do not enough to be supportive.

Secondly, they say zinc is the only ingredient in Prostate Miracle® Advanced Formula that is important in prostate health, but then they imply that 7.5 mg is not enough. The truth is that 7.5 mg is the optimal amount . . . too much could be toxic and too little not supportive. It does beg to question . . . How much zinc does Prostate Plus contain? Their site does not specify the amount!

Now what about price?

The single bottle price for Prostate Plus is $39.95.

The single bottle price for Prostate Miracle® Advanced Formula is $29.95

Bottom Line:

Prostate Miracle®Advanced Formula has a track record of success for over 14 years, has helped thousands upon thousands of men, and is produced and distributed by a company you can trust. Yes it is true that we are tooting our own horn. but at least we are not pretending to be an impartial reviewing agency. Why would anyone try an overpriced, unproven "Johnny-come-lately" product such as Prostate Plus, marketed by such an obvious scam?

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Fake Review sites: Prostate Remedy Reviews

Products they rate #1: Prostavec

Prostate Remedy Reviews
prostavec

Update: Feb 13, 2015

Here we go again. We have just discovered a brand new "fake review site" called Prostate Remedy Reviews. The product they rate #1 is Prostavec. This site (like all the other "fake review sites" out there) pretends to be an impartial 3rd party, and does not disclose their financial interest in the product they rate #1.

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"We here at ProstateRemedyReviews have a passion for natural health and many of us have suffered from prostate complications ourselves. That's why we went out and compared some of the top natural prostate remedies to see which ones really worked and which ones don't live up to their promises."

  • A whois lookup reveals that ProstateRemedyReviews.org is registered with Godaddy by Kyle Dilger.
  • A whois lookup of Prostavec reveals that it is also registered with Godaddy, but that the registrant is hidden behind a privacy proxy.
  • Further digging reveals that Prostavec is made by Rejuvica Health, aka Rejuvica LLC, aka Rejuvica.com.

  • A whois lookup of Rejuvica.com, reveals that it is also registered with Godaddy, and that it's registrant also hides behind a privacy proxy.

We have warned time and time again, that no one should ever buy a product from a site that hides it's registration or ownership. Unfortunately, many do not heed this warning and get ripped off as a result.

This is a classic example.

Guess who is a member of Rejuvica LLC. . . . if you guessed Kyle Dilger, you would be right.

So, in other words, Kyle Dilger, the Registrant of ProstateRremedyReviews.org, who rates Prostavec #1, is also a member of Rejuvica LLC, who makes Prostavec.

Does that sound like an impartial review site? NOT.

We consider this deception to be highly unethical and a scam. That alone should be enough to dissuade anyone from buying Prostavec. but just for kicks, let's take a closer look at this product.

Here is what their site says about their formula:

"With years of experience and dozens of product reviews under our belt, we dove into stacks of medical journals, positive consumer reports, and studied exactly how certain vitamins and nutrients contribute to a healthy prostate. We narrowed the list to the 3 essential ingredients that no effective prostate remedy could be without: 1) Saw Palmetto, 2) Pygeum Bark and 3) Stinging Nettle"

We have said many times before that these three ingredients are basically worthless, and that EVERY prostate formula SHOULD contain beta sitosterol instead.

Prostavec contains NO beta sitosterol!

The supplement facts, on their website say that each bottle contains 48 servings and that they suggest 1-3 servings per day. Meaning each bottle is a 16 day supply (based on 3 servings/day) In other words a one month supply is 2 bottles, which they sell for $60. Prostavec is a VERY expensive product, particularly since it does not contain ANY beta sitosterol, and as a result won't likely help you at all.

Buyer Beware Of This Scam site and the products they rate

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Review sites: Prostate Supplements (aka Prostate Research Labs)

Products they rate #1: Prost-P10x

Prost-P10x

Update: July 12, 2014

"Prostate Supplements" et al. is the newest family of "review sites" that we have discovered. The product on the top of their list is their product of course Prost-P10x.

They have obviously carefully studied our website and decided to compete with us by using a different approach from all of the fake review sites out there.

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They try to earn credibility by echoing what we have been saying for years, when they state "Every website that claims a product is #1 is either owned by the company selling that product or is being paid to make those claims"

We have not listed this family of sites under "fake review sites", because to their credit, they openly disclose that they are associated with "Prostate Research Labs", the maker of Prost-P10x. But they DO hide the ownership of their family of sites behind a privacy proxy, which should be a big warning to any prospective buyer. NO ONE SHOULD BUY FROM A COMPANY THAT HIDES WHO THEY ARE!.

They also make the absurd claim that their site is "the largest website on prostate health". Again what a ridiculous, unfounded, self-serving statement to make!

They proudly show their "2014 Prostate Supplement Reviews", which looks to me, as if it was just copied and pasted (and edited of course, placing their product number one) from another fake review site. I say this because it includes at least one product that is not even being sold anymore (certainly not in 2014). Furthermore, in this review, they attempt to separate themselves from the others by pointing out, that their site includes "Full Name Testimonials" as well as "ingredient studies listed".

The FDA does not allow the promotion of any dietary supplement, through the use of testimonials or clinical studies, which make or imply medical or drug claims. Only FDA approved drugs can make such claims and since Prost-P-10x is a dietary supplement (NOT an FDA approved drug), and is making such claims, I have no doubt that should this company ever get big enough to attract FDA attention, Pros-P-10x would be forced off the market, in two seconds flat, by the FDA for being an illegal drug.

They go on to make the following misleading and absurd claims:
  • The First Complete Clinical Grade Prostate Health Program
  • Doctor Formulated - professional strength
  • Extra Strength Prostate Health Ingredients
  • No Other Prostate Formula Has The Strength and Level of ingredients
Q: What do these claims mean?
A: They mean absolutely nothing!
  • The nutraceutical industry is not subject to any specification or standard for the term "clinical grade".
  • The nutraceutical industry is not subject to any specification or standard for the term "professional strength".
  • The nutraceutical industry is not subject to any specification or standard for the term "extra strength".
  • No Other Prostate Formula Has The Strength and Level of ingredients

The product claims they make therefore, are just a bunch of none sense. Moreover, to claim that their supplement is "The first Complete Clinical Grade Prostate Health Program" is nothing less than total hype and misrepresentation.

And what about their spokesperson - Dr. Geo Espinosa, N.D., L.Ac, CNS, RH (AHG)? Their website makes the self-serving claim that he is "The Number One Naturopathic Doctor in Men's Urology" My question is: According to who? What is the basis for this unprovable claim? As far as I can tell, their website is the only place that claims this. He apparently has earned several degrees, but what about the clinical studies that seem to be implied were done with his product?

I have looked extensively, but could not find any. Clinical studies are very expensive to conduct, often costing millions of dollars. If he had actually done them . . . Why not publish them? That would be something to legitimately brag about.

I have listened to and watched Dr Esponosa's video clips . . . all I heard was blabbing anecdotally, about how and why his product works so well. In one clip, referring to why his product (which has a multiple pill dose) is better than other products, which have only a one or two capsule dosages, he actually said "It is very difficult to get a good response with one or two pills, it is virtually impossible most of the times, so sometimes it does require to consume a couple more pills".

It boggles the mind as to how a credentialed doctor could make such an unscientific general statement like that. His inference seems to be that, regardless of what is contained in a two pill dose, it is unlikely to do you any good, unless you take a couple more.

Quite honestly, I thought his comments were pure gibberish . . . very unscientific, unprofessional and not at all convincing to anyone with half a brain. I am not at all impressed, just because he has some letters after his name or that he works at a place called "Prostate Research Labs". The only thing that he could impress me with, would be actual published clinical studies, proving his product is effective. Short of that I am very unimpressed. In fact, I consider him nothing short of a hired gun to promote this highly overpriced product.

Buyer Beware

This company seems to be trying to mislead people into believing that this formula has been clinically proven and/or that because some doctor formulated it, is has some "prescription-like" strength. Even their product name (Prost-P-10x) is very misleading (implying it is 10 times stronger).

The irony is that this product only contains 65 mg of beta sitosterol, which is THE most important ingredient for supporting prostate health. The manufacturer opted instead to include flower pollen and all the other useless herbs, that so many of our competitors use in their products, which makes for a longer ingredient list, but not a better product.

And if all of this was not bad enough, they use these none-sense claims to justify their exorbitant price of $89.95 (for a one month supply).

Adding insult to injury they close their pitch by saying "you get what you pay for".

I hope no one will be tricked into buying this overpriced product, thinking that since it is the most expensive, it must be the best!

Update: August 20, 2014

We've noticed that once again Prostate Research Labs is aggressively competing with Prostate Miracle® Advanced Formula by advertising on Google, using our trademarked name as a search term. They had stopped doing so after we "outed them" in our original write up, but apparently as part of this new campaign, they have made a number of changes to their website, that we never noticed before.

  • They claim that their product contains "Clinically Proven Natural Ingredients"
    • First of all the FDA does not allow medical claims, in fact when the FDA audited our company, they forced us to remove any clinical studies that we cited on our website.
    • They cite many of the same studies that we used to cite (but were forced to remove by the FDA). What is particularly misleading, however is that the put name of their spokesman (Dr. Geo Espinosa) on the top and bottom of their downloadable PDF files, which list these studies, as if he had anything to do with them. we consider this crossing the line and highly unethical.
  • 5x More Strength than other brands
    • What the heck does this mean?
    • Strength of what?
    • This is a very unscientific baseless statement!
  • Formulated by #1 Naturopathic Urologist
    • Who says Dr. Geo Espinosa is #1?
    • Again, this company is long on hype and very short on substance
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Fake Review sites: Prostate Health Journal, Fischer Urology

Products they rate #1: ProstaNew

Prostate Health Journal
Prostanew

Update: May 19, 2013

Why is it that just when one scam finally runs its course, another one immediately surfaces to take its place? Is it just a coincidence or is it part of a very unethical master marketing plan?

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As their name implies, "Prostanew" is that "new kid in town" and I must admit . . . their marketing plan is brilliant and very well executed . . . but isn't that what you would expect from a scam?

Here is how it works. They promote their product on highly advertised sites called "The Fischer Urological Institute" and "The Prostate Health Journal" which are supposedly staffed by doctors who are "fed up with current practices in the health care industry" and accordingly have impartially reviewed and performed lab tests on many of the prostate products being sold on the internet. And as you can probably see where I am going . . . These fake review sites have given their highest rating to:

drum roll please . . . "Prostanew".

Their family of sites are beautifully designed and really look very professional and legitimate . . . but the BIG glaring problem is that there does NOT seem to be any real organization called the "Fischer Urological Institute" oro "Prostate Health Journal". . . at least NONE that I was able to find ANYWHERE. Their website explains this away by saying "the staff have contributed their knowledge of the most common health problems and remedies, but wish to remain anonymous."

Does that make any sense at all?

And when they say they wish to be anonymous . . . they are not kidding!

Their site has NO contact phone number, NO email address, NO Doctor names AND lists NO credentials what-so-ever AND the registration of both domain names are hidden behind a privacy proxy. As if that is not alarming enough . . . a whois search on the domain names for Prostanew.com and FischerUrology.org reveals that the former was registered on December 30, 2010, while the latter was registered on January 19, 2011. In other words the website for this supposedly impartial review institute was registered 20 days AFTER the registration of the website for the product which they rate #1. This revelation should be screaming SCAM to any person with an IQ over 50.

Now if any of this sounds familiar . . . it is because this scam is identical to that perpetrated by "The Prostate Pill Report" (and their various other aliases) where they pretended to be an independent lab, yet rated their own product "ProstaVar" number one. This scam was widely exposed, as was their F-Rating with the Better Business Bureau.

I believe, but can not write with absolute certainty, that both of these scams are being run by the same principals. They may have restructured their business entities and created a new product, but it still reaks to me of the same M.O. Furthermore, there are other similarities which support this theory. Look how similar the names are "ProstaVar" and "ProstaNew" . . . they certainly seem to have been named by the same mastermind, perhaps in such a way as to facilitate a smooth transition away from the reputation problems the former company/product name has associated with it. Now take a look at the 2 websites . . . both designs look very similar as if the same person designed both as well:

And finally all sites in both scams hide behind the same privacy proxy. (THE EXACT SAME ONE)

Enough about the companies . . . for the sake of completeness . . . lets look at some of the criticism they made of Prostate Miracle®:

1) "DHT is a form testosterone that inflames and irritates the prostate. Prostate Miracle® just has beta-sitosterol. There are many more ingredients that are helpful for BPH."

This comment is ridiculous. None of the other herbs they refer to come close to the support that beta sitosterol provides. In fact beta sitosterol is the supportive ingredient in all of these herbs, but because each contain such a small concentration . . . they are all basically useless AND in some cases may even be harmful.

2) "Anti-inflammation ingredients will reduce the irritation and swelling your prostate has and prevent further damage. Prostate Miracle® has none of these."

None of the ingredients have any anti-inflammatory value

3) "Prostate Miracle® just has four ingredients. We recommend using a more comprehensive supplement that also include anti-inflammatory ingredients."

Prostate Miracle® has been in use for 14 years and has helped thousands upon thousands of men, who as a result of taking it every day, have supported their prostate health. This is because Prostate Miracle® provides exactly what is needed for support and nothing that is not. I am sure that some people may be fooled into thinking that ProstaNew has more ingredients and must be better. I hope that anyone reading this review will see the truth . . .

Immitation products like "Prostanew" and "Prostavar", who's producers hide their ownership interest in "fake review sites", which rate their product number one, and boast that their product contains 33 different ingredients are NOT more effective than Prostate Miracle® just more expensive!

The truth is . . . Prostate Miracle® Advanced Formula provides a supportive amount of the 4 most important ingredients, and is far more supportive than taking "Prostanew" and "Prostavar", which provide a tiny bit of 33 different, unproven ingredients, which could even be harmful and cause allergic reactions and side effects.

Bottom Line:

Prostate Miracle® has a track record of success and is produced and distributed by a company you can trust. Yes it is true that we are tooting our own horn. but at least we are not pretending to be an impartial reviewing agency. Why would anyone try an unproven "Johnny-come-lately" product such as Prostanew, marketed by such an obvious scam?

Buyer beware This company is the most persistent infringer we have ever seen.

We catch them, we report them, we force them down and then they reappear with a new identity.

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Fake Review sites: Prostate Pill Report, Prostate Pill Insider, M.D. Health Reports and Stigwood Research Institute

Products they rate #1: ProstaVar

Prostate Pill Report
Prostavar

Update: May 23, 2012

These fraudsters now promote their "fake review sites" with the headline "Lab Tests Don't Lie" . . . However, they ought to say "but we do" . . . cause they do. I can assure you that they did not spend the big bucks to test all the products they claim to have tested . . . what a joke!.

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Prostate Pill Report and Prostate Pill Insider are two web sites which display the names Stigwood Research Institute and /or M.D. Health Reports on their sites to apparently give the impression that they are sponsored by or associated with an independent, accredited, research agency, providing impartial ratings and reviews of prostate products. They have rated Prostavar number 1 with an A+ grade.

Upon researching the legitimacy of this, it was discovered that both of these sites as well as the ProstaVar website, not only have their domain-name ownership's hidden, but coincidentally . . . they happen to use the exact same private registration service to hide their ownership. This in itself can not be considered proof of fraud, but it certainly is VERY suspicious. Furthermore, given the unethical history (see below) the makers of ProstaVar have had, this type of misrepresentation seems right up their alley and a serious conflict of interest seems very likely

Consumers need to be aware that these sites do NOT appear to be independent or impartial in any stretch of the imagination . . . rather . . . they appear to hide their likely ownership interest in Prostavar and trick people into buying this product based on the A+ rating they gave it, using quotes like this "Achieved the highest lab scores of any product! No wonder it works so well!"

They claim to have gone through the very expensive process of testing all the competitive products included on their list. One of the things they supposedly test for and base their high rating of Prostavar is "free fatty acids", which actually have no therapeutic value what-so-ever in treating prostate enlargement. One wonders why they would place such a high emphasis on and test for an ingredient that has no therapeutic value? Could it be that they are trying to create demand for their product by misleading consumers about the importance of this ingredient and then bragging about how much of it their product contains

Does it seem like a mere coincidence that both The Stigwood Research Institute and the makers of Prostavar foolishly give such a high weighting to this unimportant ingredient? . . . or does it seem more likely that Stigwood Research Institute and the makers of ProstaVar are in cahoots with each other, having the same ownership or at least a common financial interest?

For a research institute that is supposed to be scientific and impartial they sure sound like a company trying to sell their own product, using quotes like this "Remember these scores are PER DOSE! It has more in ONE DOSE than many of the products have in their entire bottle! Bottom line- record break score- think Tiger Woods, Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle and Jerry West all rolled into one!"

Furthermore, Superbalife International, the company listed on the Prostavar product label, has received an "F" rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) . The BBB provides these facts as the basis for their "F" rating:

  • 51 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years and twelve months
    • Advertising / Sales Issues: 9
    • Billing / Collection Issues: 19
    • Complications with Product / Service: 15
    • Delivery Issues: 4
    • Guarantee / Warranty Issues: 4
  • Further Complaint Information and facts- Those with complaints state not authorized debit or credit card use, false advertising, failure to honor their money back commitment, in addition to inability to acquire refunds. Many other customers complain this product doesn't work as promoted, or that information regarding the terms and conditions with the offer are uncertain as well as that company employees try and verbally modify the conditions when called by customers to request refunds or perhaps credits. Some complainants allege after returning products for refunds, the business issues only limited refunds. Others complain that while they are assured refunds, the manufacturer doesn't send them. This company responds to a few complaints by agreeing to issue full or partial refunds, disputing allegations, and also offering explanations or even clarification on their policies, small print. Some who have complained dispute they actually have the promised refunds. Allegations of unauthorized purchases as well as false promoting have been normally not addressed.
  • The BBB says "We strongly question the company's reliability for reasons such as that they have failed to respond to complaints, their advertising is grossly misleading, they are not in compliance with the law's licensing or registration requirements, their complaints contain especially serious allegations, or the company's industry is known for its fraudulent business practices". The BBB also goes on to say "Complainants allege unauthorized credit or debit card charges, false advertising, failure to honor their money back guarantee, and inability to obtain refunds. Other customers complain the product does not work as advertised, or that disclosures regarding the terms and conditions of the offer are unclear or that company representatives attempt to verbally change the conditions when contacted by customers to request refunds or credits. Some complainants allege after returning products for refunds, the company issues only partial refunds. Others complain that although they are promised refunds, the company fails to send them."
  • The tacticts deployed by this company may fool some people . . . hopefully, that does not include you. The apparent conflict of interest regarding site ownership, in combination with the inconsistent and false statements they make about other prostate products, as well the misleading and self-serving comments they make about Prostavar . . . AND their "F" rating from the BBB demonstrate to me, their total lack of credibility and ethics. If all of this was not bad enough, this company has blatantly infringed on and plagiarized our copyrighted web content. They are not the first company to do this online, but they are the first company (that I know of) who had the audacity to actually publish a magazine (The Men's Guide to Prostate Supplements) which contains our copyrighted content verbatim.

Please do not be scammed by this company! . . .

Our review of this company should be enough to dissuade you from having anything to do with them . . . but for the sake of completeness . . . let's now take a closer look at the product they promote:

Update: May 23, 2012

Prostavar RX, made by Superbalife International, is proudly promoted as being "the most expensive natural prostate product in the world". At $49.95 per bottle it clearly is! On their website, they say Prostavar is quite expensive due to its high doses of the essential components in the formula." They apparently are referring to the saw palmetto extract they use. But as has already been shown, saw palmetto which is comprised almost entirely of "fatty acids", with only a very small part "beta sitosterol", is actually very ineffective as a treatment for BPH AND can even be potentially harmful.

The supposedly independent Prostate Pill Report makes such a big deal about the high levels of "free fatty acids" contained in Prostavar RX, as if that is important . . . they even make the ridiculous, unfounded claim that this is why "more men seem to get better results". There are no clinical studies (that I am aware of) which back up this self-serving claim. Does that sound like the kind of conclusions a legitimate research institute would make ? or does it sounds like misinformation coming from a pseudo company pretending to be independent, but actually just promoting their own product?

What's important to understand here is that the fatty acids have no therapeutic value at all. On the contrary, it is the "beta sitosterol" component of saw palmetto that makes up the supporotive constituents . . . and in actuality, saw palmetto has very little "beta sitosterol" content.

Furthermore, when considering that beta sitosterol has been clearly shown to be the most important ingredient for supporting prostate health, it is quite amazing that a product as expensive as Prostavar RX only contains 50 mg of beta sitosterol, yet they claim that amount is "higher than any competitor" . . . which is a rather absurd statement to make and is just NOT true.

The makers of Prostavar brag about their product containing 28 mg of quercetin. They go on to say "According to a study reported in Urology, men who took a supplement containing quercetin reduced most of their symptoms by at least 25%, including pain and inflammation." This is a rather absurd quote . . . first of all, they don't mention what symptoms were reduced . . . implying that it helps with BPH. Secondly, they don't say what the dose of quercetin used in the study was . . . they only say "a supplement with quercetin" . . . which is ridiculous. They seem to imply that taking any quercetin (even the mere 28 mg/day that their product contains) will help you. And lastly, what they say is a"drug claim" which the FDA does not allow for a supplement. In other words, any product that makes drug claims, which has not been approved by the FDA, is considered an illegal drug.

The truth is that quercetin is a great supplement to take for supporting prostate health but the supportive dose is at least 250 mg/day . . . the 28mg/day that Prostavar RX provides is a joke. In our industry we use the term "window dressing" to describe product labels that try to impress by listing every ingredient under the sun, yet use less than therapeutic doses of these bragged about ingredients. This is a classic example!

If there was a way to add 250 mg of quercetin to Prostate Miracle® we would have . . . but it just didn't make sense to make Prostate Miracle® into a much larger capsule or alternatively, to provide a product (as they did) which doesn't provide enough quercetin to be effective. That is why NHS Global Distributors, Inc. formulated Estrogen Balance®, a companion product to Prostate Miracle®, which provides 250 mg of Quercetin as well as DIM and Flaxseed.

I find it quite amusing that on their website, apparently offered as evidence of their product's superiority, they show a picture of the semi-automatic capsule filling machine they use during their manufacturing process, as if using this machine somehow makes for a better product . . . this is another rather absurd point they try to make.

Lastly, the name of their product Prostavar RX is somewhat misleading . . . it seems to imply that Prostavar RX is a prescription drug or is of "prescription strength", which of course is NOT true.

All in all . . . the marketing strategy for Prostavar RX is very clever . . . though in my opinion . . . highly unethical! They probably fool many customers into thinking Prostavar RX is "prescription strength" and the best money can buy. Ultimately however, Prostavar is NOT even close to being best . . . just the most expensive.

Beware of this company, their scam website . . . and their bogus product

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