Category: Wrinkle Cure Scam

These Teeth Whitening Ads Are Killing Me!

……and the “flat belly rule” ads and the “lose wrinkles in a week” ads. Enough already! The following ads were all shown together on one of my favorite websites.

DON’T Pay for White Teeth
Learn the trick discovered by a mom to turn yellow teeth white w/under $10.
MomsTeethStory.com

SECRET: White Teeth Trick
Learn the trick discovered by a mom to turn yellow teeth white w/under $10.
JanicesTeeth.com

DON’T Pay For White Teeth
Learn the trick, discovered by a mom, to turn yellow teeth white w/ $10
www.SharonsTeethStory.com

Anybody else see what’s wrong with this? These paid advertisements are polluting the internet. The testimonials are fake. Made up to get you to buy not one but 2 teeth whitening products. There is no teeth whitening trick discovered by a mom in NH. The products they are selling will do the same as any whitening product you find in your local pharmacy store. The only difference is that you have signed up for 2 recurring payments taken from your credit card each month.

Almost every website I visit is infested with these ads. I’m thinking that with the gazillion of them floating around, millions of suckers around the country must be buying. So by now, shouldn’t everyone have a flat stomach, glaring white teeth and look thirty-something? This is not happening.

or how about this….also on the exact same page of a weather site:

OffersBoston Mom Lost 47 lbs Following 1 rule!I Cut Down 47 lbs of Stomach Fat In A Month By Obeying This 1 Old Rule
www.RachelRayBlogs.com

1 Rule of a Flat Stomach……Boston Mom cut out 53lbs of stomach fat by obeying this 1 old rule!
TheRachelRayDiet.com

Boston Mom Of 3 Lost 50 lbs From Home!See How A Mom Of 3 Cut 50 lbs Of Pure Fat With 2 Free Products!
jodies-weight-loss.com

and if you’re from Austin or New York or Cleveland well, you know how it works. And Rachel Ray has absolutely nothing to do with this stuff!  Nor does Oprah! Am I the only one getting pissed off by this?

The number one problem with every single one of these “try it for free” ads is that they will charge your credit card for the products whether you cancel within the trial period or not. There are thousands of people being charged even after they cancelled. So do the products work? Maybe, but who cares? if they are charging your credit card after you cancelled your free trial or not sending product that you paid for and they do the same as any other whitening product on the market…..then what does it matter?

Update December 13th: On December 1st the FTC placed new laws in effect for false testimonials and deceiving ads on infomercials, internet, radio, etc. They are still at it. Here is a great video of the latest scam. They are now following the FTC guidelines however by placing huge, and I mean huge disclaimers at the bottom of the page and if you take the time to read them, they are pretty comical:

We are not affiliated in any way with CNN, WebTV, News Channel 7, ABC, NBC, CBS, U.S. News or FOX. CNN, WebTV, News Channel 7, ABC, NBC, CBS, U.S. News, FOX, and Consumer Reports are all registered trademarks of their respective owners. (So how can they use their logos?)

It is important to note that this site and the stories depicted above is to be used as an illustrative example of what some individuals have achieved with this/these products. This website, and any page on the website, is based loosely off a true story, but has been modified in multiple ways including, but not limited to: the story, (HAHAHA),  the photos, and the comments. Thus, this blog, and any page on this website, are not to be taken literally or as a non-fiction story. (In other words it’s all bullshit!)

THE STORY DEPICTED ON THIS SITE AND THE PERSON DEPICTED IN THE STORY ARE NOT REAL. RATHER, THIS STORY IS BASED ON THE RESULTS THAT SOME PEOPLE WHO HAVE USED THESE PRODUCTS HAVE ACHIEVED. THE RESULTS PORTRAYED IN THE STORY AND IN THE COMMENTS ARE ILLUSTRATIVE, AND MAY NOT BE THE RESULTS THAT YOU ACHIEVE WITH THESE PRODUCTS. (so when they say,”this mom from NH discovered a way to whiten teeth with free products”, it’s not real).

The new wrinkle cure scam-don’t be a victim

Do not to fall victim to the newest “wrinkle cure” scam. There are thousands of sites popping up lately describing average housewives who have found two skin care products, if used in combination cure wrinkles.

There are Sue’s, Bonnie’s, Judy’s, Gail’s, Cindy’s, Kim’s, Tara’s, and Michele’s all stating that they started their little blogs to share a wrinkle removal secret they discovered that literally changed their lives. Oh, and they all have 3 kids and a wonderful husband.

They have just enough positive comments and then “comments closed due to spam”. One woman even wrote: “I have used these products for 2 weeks and my wrinkles are gone!” LOL. From the cookie cutter websites:

“It changed my life and I hope it can change yours too. I’m not a doctor, dermatologist or medical expert–I’m just a mom who stumbled upon a special combination of two different products that work wonders when put together. This is my story.”

You get a free trial of both. HA! This means that you give them your credit card and they will charge you monthly after a certain trial period, for each, and I challenge you to find the information to “cancel at any time.”

Anyhow, I know you all desperately want to believe these “women” and I am sure that the products aren’t so bad, just as I am sure these women have not used them.  But let’s be realistic……..does this nose look like that of the same woman?

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