It’s hard to believe the swamp into which I have waded. I was just a blogger who happened to get tired of seeing all of those phony “Kevin Hoeffer” ads. Now I’ve discovered yet another set of sites and product scams, all remarkably similar to the previously listed scams on this site. This one is for teeth whitening products. I only have a couple so far but I’m sure the list will grow quickly, just as the others have. But since they are now advertising, I thought it best to get the latest scam alert out there.
There are two versions of this scam. One that is hard to catch is the “fake reviews” type site, where they will review several products. Sometimes they only review their own, while other times they review theirs (always with the best ratings) alongside well-known brands, which they rate poorly.
The other version is the fake blog, which just is borrowed from the other scams listed on this site. These have the same layout, reused text, reused comments, reused photos, similar URL’s, similar looking ads, etc., as the other known scams I’ve discussed here. Many of these mention a “Dynamic Duo” of products. I’ve listed these bogus products at the bottom of this page. And they often only charge shipping – so you will hand over your credit card number. They’ll charge you shipping PLUS a very large fee for something you didn’t want and they will not cancel or refund.
You have been warned. And now for the list.
amandasteeth.com – Exact copy of howigotwhiteteeth.com but uses the name “Amanda Anselmo.” (That’s three Anselmos now – Amanda, Cathy, and Karen!)
amysbrightsmile.com – Exact copy of amysteeth.com (yes, it’s still a scam).
amysteeth.com – Typical fake blog format, same 2-product scam, reused text, uses the name “Amy Henderson” who is one of many phony Las Vegas residents in these scams.
beckyswhiteteeth.com – Exact copy of amysteeth.com but uses the name “Becky Swanson.”
blog.jennyswhiteteeth.com – This is the advertised subdomain on this site. Standard 2-part product scam, reused text, layout, etc.
brightest-teeth.com – Typical blog, same before/after teeth used for other phony blogs here. Noticed on Google ads 2/25/09.
cathysteeth.com – Exact copy of howigotwhiteteeth.com but uses the name “Cathy Anselmo.”
christineswhiteteeth.com – The main page is a decoy, which appears to be an informational teeth whitening site. The subdomain blog.christineswhiteteeth.com is where the fake blog resides, and is the typical unoriginal lazy affiliate fake blog we’re used to seeing. Advertised on Google 3/20/09.
coloncleansefacts.org – The name sounds like the Acai scams, but this is a teeth whitening scam site! I guess they figured no one would notice the URL has nothing to do with what they are selling.
consumernewsreporter.com – Typical fake blog for ripoff teeth whitening products. (At least the disclaimer admits the blog is fake, but still…). Advertising on FoxNews via AdBlade, Jan 2010.
elliesteeth.com – Exact copy of amysteeth.com but uses the name “Megan Henderson.” It’s funny that they apparently didn’t match the fake blog name with the url here. Megan or Ellie? Oops!
heatherswhiteteeth.com – Exact copy of karenswhiteteeth.com and even forgot to change the name to reflect the url (so you see “Karen Anselmo” and no “Heather” anywhere!)
howigotwhiteteeth.com - Standard blog layout, reused text, typical “Dynamic Duo” 2-part dubious product scam, typical fake comments, typical references to news sites, uses the name “Lisa Anselmo.”
how-to-whiten-teeth.com – Exact copy of howigotwhiteteeth.com but uses the name “Karen Anselmo.” (and it has a different layout than karenswhiteteeth.com)
jadesteeth.com – Exact copy of amysteeth.com but uses the name “Jade Henderson.” Maybe this is Megan Henderson’s twin sister since they look exactly the same!
karenswhiteteeth.com – Exact copy of howigotwhiteteeth.com but uses the name “Karen Anselmo.”
kaylaswhiteteeth.com – Very close copy of howigotwhiteteeth.com with some minor graphical changes and uses the name “Kayla Anderson.”
kellyswhiteteeth.com – Similar blog layout, same 2-part product scam, reused text, uses the name “Kelly Miller.”
LA5Daily.com – Yet another whitening affiliate site. Seen advertising Jan. 2010.
laurasteeth.com – Similar blog layout, same 2-part product scam, reused text, uses the name “Laura Harper.”
lisaswhitesmile.com – Main page forwards to an exact copy of howigotwhiteteeth.com but uses the name “Lisa Thompson.” Go to the subdirectory lisaswhitesmile.com/2lp/ and you’ll find an exact copy of amysteeth.com also with the name “Lisa Thompson.” This url hosts two scams for the price of one!
maryswhiteteeth.com – Another phony blog, uses the same tired before/after teeth photos, same products. Advertised on Google 2/25/09.
my-white-teeth.com – Similar blog layout, same 2-part product scam, reused text, uses the name “Olivia.”
my-whitening-story.com – Exact copy of howigotwhiteteeth.com but uses the name “Karen Anselmo.”
myteeth.org – Very close copy of amysteeth.com with some minor graphical changes and uses the name “Sharon Peters.”
rachelteethwhitening.com – Exact copy of howigotwhiteteeth.com but uses the name “Rachel Tamplian.”
sarahscleanteeth.com – Has the familiar phony blog template, phony comments, has the familiar “Sarah” from Las Vegas fake profile, peddling dubious products.
sarahssexysmile.com – Typical phony blog, same products, same free trial. I saw a subdirectory being advertised on TheSportsKing.com 2/16/09, but the main page is slightly different.
sarahswhiteteeth.com – Phony blog, uses the exact same template as sarahsdebtblog.com, and links to another “only pay shipping” scam.
The following list contains the “fake review” sites, where they put a glowing review of their own product at the top and have bad reviews for the more well-known products at the bottom. Or sometimes they only have a couple of glowing reviews (with no bad ones) only of their own products. Another common tactic is to put their product as the highest rated, then second is “professional whitening” which they say is too expensive, then put poor ratings of legit products below that. Because the products being touted are dubious and associated with so many scammers, they should be considered scams as well.
bestwhiteners.com – Almost an exact copy of whiteningreview.com
teethwhiteningreviewed.com – Bogus “Celebrity Sexy Smile” being pushed, and uses the same lame “hidden coupon” trick.
whitener-reviews.com – Reads like one big ad to me, “hidden coupon” trick.
whitenteethathome.com – Fake review site that only gives high ratings to dubious products from the list below.
The products being pushed by the above sites should be avoided, and include:
Celebrity Sexy Teeth
Movie Star Look
Movie Star Teeth Whitening
South Beach Smile
Teeth Whitening Now
Thanks to a commenter on this article, I found this very well-written article about this current wave of scammers. I highly recommend everyone interested to visit this site and give it a thorough read. I was also able to update the list above with more sites that they found.
If you want true reviews of teeth whitening products, go to teethwhiteningreviews.com for real unbiased information. I have no affiliation with them, but I appreciate the work they have already done in helping consumers in this area.
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