Today I was reading the news on BGDailyNews.com, a news website for Bowling Green, Kentucky. Then I noticed an interesting advertisement which looked like a scam. I have been documenting Internet scams for a while here on this blog. I have been seeing lots of scams, fake news and deceptive ads showing up on various publisher and news websites, even on CNN.
The ad I clicked on today was “How to fix you fatigue (do this every day)”, as seen below in this screenshot:
The link takes you to “happierlivingnews.com”. (There is nothing on this website’s homepage – it just has internal landing pages designed to trick people). Also, the site isn’t about fatigue, it is about a “miracle pill”:
For what it’s worth, I do not think Clint Eastwood has erectile dysfunction. Or, maybe he does. If he does I doubt he’s advertising it…. PUNK.
This page id deceptive and misleading as it is designed to look like a news website that many people are familiar with and has fake stories on it.
If you try to leave the page, you’re greeted with this pop up:
Finally, a bit lower on the page, after a bunch of mumbo jumbo, here’s the product – TestX Core testosterone pills:
Now on the page there are a bunch of scare tactics to the effect of “time is running out” or “limited availability”, etc.
This is where it gets very scammy
Now if you click through to the order page you are presented with this sales page:
Some people in the world of Internet marketing call this a “squeeze page”.
After entering in all of your information, you are then sent to checkout:
As you can see, people are now pressured into making a purchase as “time is running out!” It also appears that you’re getting TestX Core for free and just paying the $4.95 to ship it.
However, that isn’t what is happening. People who pay the $4.95 soon find out that they are now a subscriber and that their credit card is being charged around $90/mo.
When you were being rushed to “hurry” you didn’t notice the tiny grey on white print at the bottom of the page all jumbled together that says you’re now a member!
Were you tricked by this scam?
I know that some people don’t want to admit it but I would like to hear your story. Please feel free to comment below anonymously. No credit card required. 🙂
Which Testosterone Supplements Actually 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.