As of 2018, many legitimate news websites are displaying advertisements on their site which blend in with the rest of their website. Unfortunately, the advertisements appear to be legit news stories, but they aren’t. They usually appear to be a promoted story. The user clicks on the promoted story, only to be delivered to a deceptive website, posing as a well known website such as Fox News, Business Insider, or CNN. I wrote about how this happens here: Ad Networks on News Publisher Sites are Serving Spam, Malware and Fake News.
I saw today’s scam while on BostonHelard.com. Here’s a screenshot from the Boston Herald. I’m not sure why the Boston Herald allows this kind of thing to take place on their site, but it is very likely they’re aware of the huge problem. I mean, I was on their site for under 1 minute and I spotted it.
Here’s a screenshot:
As I highlighted above, the headline in question is “Men Don’t Need Viagra If You Do This Once Daily!”
The Fake CNN News Website
I am not calling CNN “Fake News”. Yes, their news can be biased, but everyone knows that and that’s a story for another day. What I am referring to is a FAKE (imposter) CNN News website.
This is what the fake CNN site looks like. Note the URL is “cienceofhealth-cnm.com”, not “cnn.com”. This is something the every day user will overlook, or enough of them will over look for the ads to be cost effective…
The Steel RX Testosterone Scam
I have written about testosterone enhancing pill scams before. The Steel RX scam is the same thing. I have no idea who is running these fake, deceptive sites but I do know that people are fed the dream of:
- Fake customer reviews
- Fake quotes from Dr. Oz
- A promise of bigger, longer lasting erections
- Fake Facebook reviews at the bottom
- Fake endorsements from Men’s Health, CNN, USA and NBC.
Once the reader is convinced they want to try out the Steel RX pill, they are offered a “free bottle”. But of course, supplies are limited!
Credit card charges begin after ordering the “free bottle”:
Potential customers are told that their free bottle of Steel RX will be $4.97 to ship. That sounds reasonable, but it’s also where the problem begins. The page doesn’t say anything about additional charges. But… if you click the “terms and conditions” link at the bottom of the page, a window pops up that explains they will be charging you $89.97 for your initial order, and every thirty days thereafter another $89.97 bottle will be sent out.
Cancelling the order
Every time I write one of these articles, people ask me how they can cancel the order. Most people dispute all charges on their credit card.
According to the Terms of Service on the SecureHealthCheckout.com website, you can cancel your subscription by calling 1 (844) 730-7277.
Which Testosterone Supplements Help?
After receiving numerous emails of men in their 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s asking me which testosterone supplements may help, I decided to do some research. There are indeed 2 very highly rated products for sale and one of them is the best selling in the USA. Best of all, they have thousands of legitimate reviews from verified users, and you can get them right from Amazon so there is no need to worry about mysterious charges appearing on your credit card.
At the time of this article, this supplement had 2,701 reviews with a 4.5 star rating and was $19.99 with free shipping for 60 caplets.
User “MN Mike” says:
“I think this supplement works very good. I am 51 yrs old so my testosterone is on the decline but I have been hitting the gym like a mad man lately so I purchased this. This supplement has helped me to some degree. To what degree I can’t exactly say but I do notice a difference in the bed room.”
At the time of this article, this supplement had 5,638 customer reviews with a 4.5 star rating and was $59.95 for 60 capsules.
User “Limitless” says:
“I’m 62 and 100 pounds over weight, this is my third week on Test Worx I have lost 10 pounds, my energy levels are very good. I have muscle tone again, running on the treadmill, and riding bicycles, fast walking, and swimming! 10 minutes of floor exercise everyday. Will start weight training after I loose major poundage!!! Absolutely no bad side effects, every minute of the day is GOOD. I want to get down to 155 pounds. I’m 5′ 9.5″ My metabolism kicks in everyday now, and my body is burning fat at night while I sleep!”
Please note: These are indeed Amazon affiliate links, which means I get a small commission if someone goes to Amazon and buys them. I am not a doctor and have no idea if these will help anyone, but going off of what 8,500 other people had to say it appears that these pills are made in the USA, they are not crappy caffeine pills, and the benefits are claimed by the users of these products, not a fake webpage impersonating a genuine news website. So, you be the judge. And if you suspect a hormone issue, see your doctor, they can issue prescriptions which may help you.
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