Through my considerable efforts looking into the scams based around making money on Google, government grants, and the Acai weight loss products, I have found yet another group of websites that are advertising anti-aging products.
I’m not saying that all anti-aging products are scams. Far from it. Many are great, but if you are wondering about a site and see it on this list, I highly recommend that you look elsewhere.
How do I know these sites are scams? Keep reading.
I have not heard first-hand knowledge about these specific sites, but there are telling signs that only allow one conclusion. Consider the following:
• These sites ALL have the same general look and feel.
• Some of the comments on these sites are reused on the Acai weight loss scam pages!
• They also share the same look and feel with the Google, grants, and Acai scams.
• Many use the exact same photos, text, and/or comments – but with a different name.
• They are all pushing the same basic products: RezV and Dermapril – or some various names for the exact same thing.
• Many are fake blogs by a “mother of 3″ (just like the Acai scams, and most say they are from a city in your area, apparently from info gathered by your IP address)
• Many of these share advertising with other known scams.
• Some advertise a subdirectory that has a different profile (but same name) than the main site.
• Most of these sites were created in late 2008 or early 2009
I have started to add non-blog sites to this list, because they are offering the same products, the same free trials, and often have multiple sites using the same template. Many are fake “review” sites which happen to pick the products they are selling. While that certainly isn’t breaking any laws, it is certainly disingenuous.
So onto the list, which I will also continue to update as I can.
amyswrinkles.com – Besides the photos, everything else here is rehashed and reused from other fake blogs here.
barbaraskinsuccess.com – All the hallmarks of a fake blog, including the two part RezV/Tripeptinon products, misleading references to credible news organizations, and overall familiar story. Uses the name “Barbara Gould” from a city near you.
caraswrinkles.com – This is the first of these sites I discovered, with that familiar blog layout, almost exact same comments, and “Cara Anderson” who like so many others has to mention her husband and 3 kids. Same 2-part product scam as seen by these scammers.
caraswrinklesuccess.com – Typical blog format, same two-part RezV/Tripeptinon products, same microscopic trial period, using the name “Cara Anderson” from a city near you. Ads saw on FoxNews.
carlaskinsuccess.com – Same photo as caraswrinkles.com, same products, same fake blog. Uses the name “Carla Johnson” in a city near you. Advertised on FoxNews on 2/19/09.
charityskincare.com – Shoddy fake blog, pirated “Anita” photo. Lazy, greedy affiliate marketing at its best. Uses the name “Charity Burch”
emilyswrinkles.com – Same layout, same dual-product scam, reused text, reused before/after photo, phony/reused comments, uses the name “Emily Moore” with her husband and 2 kids.
erinswrinklesuccess.com - Same blog layout as the other scams, reused before/after photo, reused comments from other versions, same 2-product scam with various names (RezV, etc), uses name “Erin Matthews.”
erasewrinklesquick.com – Advertising via AdSonar Jan 2010. Phony “news story” about a mom’s “trick” to less wrinkles. Peddling Bellanue Anti-Aging Serum and ResVMax. Uses name Julia Anderson, and disclaimer admits story is fake.
howigotgreatskin.com - Same blog layout as the other scams, same before/after photo, same Lift/Tripeptinon products, shared advertising with other known scams. Uses name “Angela Brittan”
janetsyouthfulskin.com – Same blog layout as the other scams, same Lift SP product, same photo as youthfulskinformula.com but with a different name, uses name “Janet Taylor”
myagelossblog.com – Almost exact copy of mywrinkleblog.com.
myimprovedskin.com – Another stolen “Anita” picture, fake blog, typical two-part products, using the name “Veronice Davis” from a city near you.
myperfectface.net – Exact copy of caraswrinkles.com but using the name “Layna Douglas” with her usual 3 kids.
myskincarestory.com – Exact copy of howigotgreatskin.com but uses the name, “Sarah Mellars” – one of many mothers of 3 on here.
mywrinkleblog.com – Same product scam, reused text/photos/comments, the usual “Heather McClure” married mother of 3. By 2/4/09 was forwarding to skinages.com. 2/18/09 the “McClure” page was restored. Pictures taken from a laser treatment website found here.
mywrinklejournal.com – A rare male version of the scam. This one takes mywrinkleblog almost verbatim, but drops in a male photo of “Jake McClure” a divorced father of 2 (I guess he can’t be Heather McClure’s husband – she’s still married and has one more kid!)
mywrinklesgone.net – Fake blog, typical deceptive Oprah/Dr. Oz references, uses the name “Tina Shaw.”
mywrinklesuccess.info – Exact copy of sarahswrinkles.com, but with the slightly different spelling of “Sara”
rachels-story.com – Same fake blog, reused before/after photo, same products. Using the name “Rachel Mellars” and advertised online 2/20/09.
rachelshealth.com – Exact copy of caraswrinkles.com but using the name “Rachel Anderson” with her usual husband and 3 kids. Funny how this one says “I live in and I want to tell you..” because they forgot to fill in the phony location!
rachelshealthyskin.com – Exact copy of caraswrinkles.com but using the name “Rachel Scott” with her usual husband and 3 kids.
restorymyyouth.com – Same before/after as barbaraskinsuccess.com, but using the name “Erin Kelly.”
sarahswrinkles.com – Same blog layout as the other scams, reused before/after photo, reused comments from other versions, same Rez/Tripeptinon products, uses name “Sarah Anderson.”
skin-cream-reviews.com – Mirror of skin-free-trial.com, but also lists somewhat deceptive “As seen on” references to Dr. Oz, Oprah, CNN, etc., with no disclaimer indicating they weren’t actually endorsed by these entities.
skin-free-trial.com – Advertised on FoxNews on 2/6/09. A “review” site which happens to pick the same three products peddled by so many of the blogs on this page. Also mirrored and advertised with other urls, such as skin-cream-reviews.com.
youthfulskinformula.com – Same blog layout as the other scams, same Lift/Tripeptinon products, some subdirectories point to a completely different blog profile (such as one using “Lisa McClure”), uses name “Lisa Taylor”
Some products being advertised on the sites above, and thus should be avoided:
Ageless Healthy Skin
Ageless Skin Care
Dermitage – read my article on Dermitage here.
Tripeptinon Facial Treatment