Acai-Cleanse Scams – Update

When I started writing my scam alerts, I started with a small list of sites - so I combined the "Kevin Hoeffers" of the world with the "Jenny Conrads" of the world into a single post. As time went by, my lists were getting larger and larger, to the point that I really needed to break them into separate posts.  So I have taken the Acai/Cleanse scams out of the original post and placed them where they belong - in a dedicated post right here. I have also now started a list of the variations of the products being peddled by these sites, which is at the bottom of this post.

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The net is rife with variations of the websites listed below. Many use the same (or similar) layout and many are heavily advertised. Sometimes the page changes from one fake persona to another. Sometimes a main page has one persona, while a subdirectory has another. Most uses a 2-part “Dynamic Duo” of products. Some are fake blogs, some are fake review sites. Almost all say you can get the products FREE if you just pay shipping… and then hit your credit card for a hefty fee.

Do a Google search for “Kitchill Burah” and see how many of these websites pop up. If you are foolish enough to believe what you read or give them your credit card number, you will regret it. You’ll be signing up for something much more expensive that is nearly impossible to cancel.

Some of the newer blogs are including a disclaimer at the bottom, pointing out that you might be charged if you don’t cancel. That is a good step. But they are still misleading with the fake before/after photos, fake first-hand accounts, fake personas, still sell the exact same products, still have phony (and often reused) comments, still have rampant complaints about customer service and inability to get refunds. There is still deception not covered in the disclaimers I’ve seen, which still makes it fraudulent.

So without further adieu, here is “The List” that is being constantly updated, along with brief notes on each one.

Feb 4 Update: I’ll occasionally note when and where I saw an ad for a particular url listed below. It’s not meant to be comprehensive, but to give a general idea of where the advertising is going for these sites.

Jan 14, 2010 update – I’m adding some of the new sites being advertised to this list.  Sites come and go and change quickly, so any of these sites on a given day may be different or not exist at all. I am also going through all of the older sites to see if they still exist today. Funny how many were so heavily advertised only a year ago and are gone already.

I will begin noting sites in red that existed a year ago and are now offline. This will be a good visual of how fast these sites come, take your money, and go.

acaiberrydetox.com – The landing page for some of these scams when you click on the “free trial” link. I can’t say yet that this actual site has been deceptive, but it is associated with known scammers, and pushes a dubious product. Also offers a “free trial.” It is best to avoid. Still operating as of 1/14/2010.
acaiberryscam.org –
An obvious and desperate attempt to appear to objectively review three Acai products – which are all related scams. Basically, it is a scammer telling you which of his products are best. Jan 2010 now forwarding to med-library.net, which is still a pro-Acai site.
acaiberrytruth.org –
An especially pathetic attempt to appear neutral, when all this site does is promote the variations of the Acai scams found elsewhere here. Sub-par web design looks like it was slapped together. Even uses the same “hands holding berries” photo that most fake blogs here is used. Jan 2010 now forwarding to med-library.net, which is still a pro-Acai site.
acaicomparison.com - A lame “review” site that only reviews those Acai products being peddled by scammers all over the internet. It does offer a disclaimer that says you will be charged before your trial ends and has an extensive “terms” page – but why would an “independent” review site even need to warn about a trial period, hmmm? This site claims to be 100% impartial and unbiased, which is hard to believe when it is pushing three products so heavily advertised by scammers. Take a look at grantscompared.com for an almost identical “review” site. Site is blank 1/14/2010.
acaifacts.org –
Another weak and phony attempt at “ranking” different Acai products, which are all actually related. 1/15/2010 – Site still exists.
acaihealthtest.com
– Another fake blog, though a different template. Typical Acai/Cleanse pitch along with a couple of “reviews” that happen to all be good and link to a page to get your contact info and has deceptive references to Dr. Oz, Oprah, and Rachel Ray. Tons and tons of “comments” that all happen to be positive. Advertised on CBS radio 2/6/09. Gone by January 2010.
acaionoprah.com - Typical fake blog, 2-product “free trial” Acai/Cleanse scam, same Oprah/Oz/news photos. Uses the name “Lorrie Miller.Site being parked Jan 2010.
acaireallyworks.com –
The overall template looks updated, and there’s a new photo here, but the same text and misleading references abound. Same Acai product. Uses the name “Melissa Dillon.” Saw ads online 3/5/09. Still operating 1/14/2010.
adrianasweightloss.com –
Same basic site as the “Anna Huff” versions. Reused photos, text, comments, and the same Acai/Cleanse scam found all over here, using the name “Adriana”. Jan 2010 still operating with new pictures and name “Adriana Johnson.”
adriennesweightloss.com -
Same before-after photo as nichollesweightloss, familiar text, layout, comments, Acai/Cleanse products, using the name “Adrienne.” 1/28 update – this site has been changed and now uses the “Jenny Conrad” model photos. 2/11/09 – Site offline.
alanasweightloss.com -
Exact copy of the heavily advertised nichollesweightloss.com before it was changed on 1/28, using the name “Alana Livingston.” 2/11/08 – new layout and photo but same products and name. 1/14/2010 – Site being parked.
alliesdiet.com -
A slightly made-over version of nichollesweightloss.com (before the 1/28 change), using the name “Allie Bauer.” 2/11 – site incorrectly auto-forwards to acaiburn.com upon loading. 1/14/2010 – Site being parked.
ameliasweightloss.com -
Exact copy of jennysdietblog.com, but with the name “Amelia Conrad.” 2/11/09 – site offline.
amydiet.com
Was similar to the myonlinedietblog.com, same Acai/Cleanse products, reused testimonials. Name “Amy Collier” but by 1/19/09 was forwarding to annasdiet.com. 1/28/09 it now has its own look, but still pushing the same basic bogus products. 1/14/2010 – Still operating.
annasdiet.com
- Was an exact copy of the heavily advertised nichollesweightloss.com pre 1/28 version. Then changed by 1/19/09 using name “Anna Dickson” with same products, Oprah picture, comments, etc. 1/14/2010 – Site offline.
annasdietingblog.com - Exact copy of one-flat-stomach-rule.com, but using the name “Anna Huff.” On 1/28 it was being parked. 2/11/09 site wouldn’t load at all.
annasdietstory.com - Exact copy of one-flat-stomach-rule.com, using name “Anna Huff.” 2/11/09 – site is blank.
anndropslbs.com -
Exact copy of jennysdietsecret.com but uses the name “Ann Conrad.” 1/14/2010 – Site not loading.
annsdietsecret.com -
Uses the exact “Jenny Conrad” template, with all of the same misleading or outright phony verbage. Uses the name “Annie Dickson.” 1/14/2010 – Site is parked.
ashleysweightloss.com -
Advertised subdirectory of /53lbs/ going to a familiar blog template with the same photo as myonlinedietblog.com, typical Acai/Cleanse products, same news references, etc., using the name “Ashley Monet.” The main directory is a different “Ashley” with the same picture as annasdiet.com. Subdirectory version advertised on FoxNews on 2/10/09. 1/14/2010 – Site is blank.
aubreysdietblog.com -
Same photos used for “Anna Huff” but uses the name “Aubrey Huff” with the same Acai/Cleanse products, same Oprah/news pictures, similar layout. 1/14/2010 – Site is blank.
beckylostweight.com Same before/after photos used in ads for most of the other weight loss sites on here. Similar layout, same Acai/Cleanse products, uses name “Becky Henrickson.” 1/14/2010 – Site is offline.
becomeskinnyfast.com
Forwards to britneylostweight.com. 1/15/2010 – Site is offline.
bestcelebdiet.com - Was an exact copy of one-flat-stomach-rule.com, but using the name “Lauren Scott” – then by 1/19/09 was forwarded to extremeacaiberry.com. 1/28/09 now forwarding to pureacaiberrypro.com. Think they’re related hmm?? 1/14/2010 – Site is offline.
blogfordiets.com - Was an exact copy of the original nichollesweightloss.com, with a different name. 2/11/09 now a new picture and updated layout, but same products. Uses name “Jessica Brown.” Domain expired Jan 2010 and is now being parked.
britneylostweight.com Same Acai Berry and Total Cleanse products found on all of the other sites listed here. Similar layout, url, and promises. 1/14/2010 – Site is offline.
clarasweightloss.com - Uses the same template as rachelsweightloss.com, but uses the name “Clara Conrad.” 1/14/2010 forwarding to a survey site.
consumers-weekly.com –
Another “news” looking site. Advertised on FoxNews January 2010 via AdSonar. Selling “Advanced Acai” and “Colon Cleanse” products. Disclaimer spells out bogus “trial” period and phony story.
consumershealthreports.com
- A “news” looking site. Advertised on FoxNews January 2010 via AdSonar. Selling  Acai Berry Pure and ColoDetoxXR. When you leave, it sends you to tryacaiberrypure.com.
cynthiasdiet.com
Copy of rachelrayblogs.com, but using the name “Cynthia Johnson” from a city near you. Saw advertised on Alexa, 3/1/09 and on msnbc.com on 3/6/09. 1/14/2010 – Site is offline.
daniellasweightloss.com – Was exact copy of monicasweightloss.com, but with the name “Daniella Conrad.” 2/11/09- Now using the familiar “Jenny” iStock model. 1/14/2010 forwarding to NewsHealth6.com – also a scammy Acai site.
destinysweightloss.com Same picture as the myonlinedietblog site. Same layout, same Acai/Cleanse products, uses name “Destiny Collier.” 1/28 now forwarding to puracaiberrypro.com. 1/14/2010 – Site is offline.
dietproductsguide.com - I wouldn’t trust any website that: advertises Acai with a free trial, has pictures of Oprah and Rachel Ray, and can be found advertising in the exact same places (Myspace on 2/8/09 in this case) as many of the other sites listed here. 1/14/2010 – Site is now parked.
donnasdietingblog
.com - Exact copy of one-flat-stomach-rule.com, using name “Donna Castro.” Disclaimer covers the signup/cancellation, but not that the persona, testimonal, comments, etc. are fake. 1/14/2010 – Site is now parked.
double-diet.net - Almost exact copy of the “Anna Huff” version, using the name “Ariana Huff. Display ad seen online 2/10/09. 1/14/2010 – Site is now parked.
elliesweightloss.com - Exact copy of the heavily advertised nichollesweightloss.com pre 1/28 version, with the name “Ellie Lancaster.” 1/28 now using different photos and the name “Ellie Peterson.” 2/11/09 – Changed AGAIN, now to the familiar “Jenny” iStock photo model and using the name “Ellie Stevenson.” 1/14/2010 – Site is now parked.
emergevictoriousoverfat.com – The “Sally” version. Same Acai/Cleanse products, reused testimonials. 1/28 it is being parked. 2/11/09 – Now a blog with random health stuff. 1/14/2010 – Site is offline.
emmasdietblog.com - Exact copy of nadiasweightloss.com, with the name “Emma Williams.” 1/14/2010 – Site is now parked.
emmasweightlosssuccess.com -
Same layout, same before/after photo, same Acai/Cleanse scam now with a “tea” product. Uses name “Emma Himes.” Ads seen on FoxNews on 2/6/09. 1/14/2010 – Site won’t load.
erinsweightloss.com -
Familiar layout, usual Acai/Cleanse products, reused text and comments. Uses name “Erin Richards.” 1/14/2010 – Site is now parked.
flatbellydiet2009.com - Typical Acai/Cleanse phony blog. Same before/after photo, same Oprah references. Uses the name “Molly Sullivan.” Saw advertised on Google 2/27/09. 1/14/2010 – Site is offline.
flatstomachrule.com -
Exact copy of the “Anna Huff” template, but uses the name “Tamara Laredo.” Ads noted on FoxNews.com on 2/3/09. 1/14/2010 – Site is now parked.
free-dieting.org - Exact copy of one-flat-stomach-rule.com. 2/11/09 – Offline.
getvitalacai.com – Was taken here without an option after trying to click away from acaihealthtest.com. Kept popping up a window making sure I didn’t want to leave. I would never trust a site linked to by a fake blog, that won’t let me exit, or that is pushing Acai products at all. 1/14/2010 – Still online.
healthy-diet-program.com -
Exact copy of the original version of nichollesweightloss.com. Pop ups makes it hard to leave this page. 2/11 now an exact copy of blogfordiets.com. 1/14/2010 – Site is now parked.
helensdiet.com – Shared advertising with other sites here, similar layout, same Acai/Cleanse combo products, same news/Rachel Ray/Oprah references, subfolders on the site have different pictures of who “Helen” actually is. Uses name “Hellen Miller.” 1/14/2010 – Still online, but with a very basic format.
jackysdietblog.com -
Exact copy of the original monicasdietblog.com (AKA “Jenny”) but with the name “Jacky Conrad.” 1/14/2010 – Site is now parked.
jeaniesdietblog.com - Almost exact copy of the “Anna Huff” template. Ads on FoxNews on 2/9/09, using the name “Jeanie Rontero.” 1/14/2010 – Site is now parked.
jeaniesweightloss.com - Typical and familiar blog layout, reused text, typical Acai/Colon products. Uses the name “Jeanie Rontero” and saw ads on FoxNews on 3/5/09. 1/14/2010 – Site is now parked.
jennasweightloss.com
– Exact “Jenny” copy, with the name “Jenna Patterson.” 2/11/09 – site offline.
jennylostweight.com -
Reused photos, same Oprah/news pics and references, same Acai/Cleanse products, similar text and layout. Uses name “Jenny” and no disclaimer as of 1/31/09. 1/14/2010 – Site is offline.
jennysdietblog.com
The “Jenny Conrad” version layout, same Acai/cleanse products, reused testimonials. Site created 11/13/08. Uses name “Jenny Conrad.” 1/14/2010 – Site is parked.
jensdietsecret.com
- Forwarded to extremeacaiberry.com, then by 1/19/09 had the familiar layout, products, text, etc., using the name “Jennifer Collier.” 1/14/2010 – Site is offline.
jensweightlossjournal.com - Forwarded to extremeacaiberry.com. By 1/28 had an incomplete-looking blog template. 1/14/2010 – Site is parked.
jensweightblog.com
– Almost exact copy of jensweightjournal.com, using name “Jen Michaels.” 1/28 and 2/11 site was blank.
jensweightjournal.com -
Same before/after photos used in ads for most of the other weight loss sites on here. Similar layout, acai berry products. Reused testimonials. 1/28 now only pushing wu-yi tea but everything else is basically the same. 2/11/09 site didn’t load.
jenydiet.com – Copy of jennysdietblog.com, with name spelled “Jeny.” 1/14/2010 – Site is offline.
jillsnewbody –
Uses name “Jillian Rogers” seen advertising on FoxNews via AdBlade on 1/14/2010. Selling Acai Detox and ColoDetoxXR.
joansweightloss.com –
Typical blog format, same Acai/Cleanse products, typical Oz/Rachel Ray misleading references. This one found me – trying to spam my comments. Thanks to them for that! 1/14/2010 – Now a generic-looking weight-loss site pushing a free report. Appears hastily assembled.
judysweightloss.com
- Originally forwarded to extremeacaiberry.com, then by 1/28/09 had a the familiar fake blog template pushing Acai/Cleanse. By 2/2/09 it was being advertised online, using the name “Judy.” 1/14/2010 – Site is parked.
juliesdietblog.com Similar layout, same Acai/Cleanse combo, reused Acai berry photo and video, site created 12/23/08, using name “Julie Greenhouse.” 1/14/2010 – Site is offline.
karlasweightloss.com - Well it’s a new picture at least. Too bad it’s the same Acai/Cleanse products, same layout, same news photos, similar or same text and comments found on emmasdietblog.com, uses name “Karla Owens” was seen advertising on FoxNews.com on 2/3/09. 1/14/2010 – Site is blank.
kellysdietblog.com
Same layout and test as one-flat-stomach-rule.com, but using the original nichollesweightloss.com pictures. Name “Kelly Matthews. 1/14/2010 – Site is offline.
kellysdietsecret.com -
Another “Jenny Conrad” variation using the name “Kelly Jacobs.” 1/14/2010 – Site is parked.
kellyweightlossblog.com
Same Acai/Cleanse combo, same Dr. Oz photo, using name “Kelly Renay” from West Palm FL. Main article says it was posted 12/30/08 but site wasn’t created until 1/8/09 (The date was updated by 2/11/09). 1/14/2010 – Site is parked.
kelseysweightloss.com –
Same blog look, same Acai/Cleanse scam, same before/after photo, same fake comments, uses the name “Kelsey Matthews.” 1/14/2010 – Still exists.
kimsdietplan.com –
Typical Acai/Cleanse scam, blog look, same text, same before/after photo, fake comments. Uses name “Kim Robson.” 1/28 two different subdirectories being advertised, one new layout with name “Kim Masters” and the other still “Kim Robson.” 1/14/2010 – Still exists.
kimssuperdiet.com -
Familiar blog, reused photos, text, misleading media references. Uses the name “Kim Bartley” from a city near you. 1/14/2010 – Site is parked.
laurasbody.com -
Typical fake blog by a mother of 3 in a city near you. This one using the name “Laura Allen” and reusing the same photos as the original “Anna Huff” pages. Saw advertised on msnbc.com on 3/6/09. 1/14/2010 – Site only showing a directory.
loseweightjen.com
Same Acai/Cleanse products. Similar layout. Reused testimonials, same Rachel Ray and news references. Uses name “Jen Hammond.” 1/14/2010 – Site still exists.
mandysdietingblog.com -
Uses the “Anna Huff” template, with a new photo and the name “Mandy Matthews” and includes a disclaimer about being charged if you don’t cancel, but not that the persona, testimonal, comments, etc. are fake. Ads seen on foxnews.com on 2/3/09. By 2/11 the photo was back to the “Anna Huff” version. 1/14/2010 – Site is parked.
mariasdietblog.com
- Same Acai/Cleanse products, same Dr. Oz/Oprah/news photos, same before/after picture. Site created 12/15/08, uses name “Maria Stevens.” 1/14/2010 – Site not loading.
maryweightlossblog.com -
Typical “Jenny Conrad” fake blog with doctored iStockphoto pictures, same Acai/Cleanse products. Same misleading Oprah/Oz/Rachel Ray references. Uses the name “Mary Sullivan.” Advertised on FoxNews 2/9/09. 1/14/2010 – Site is parked.
megansdietingblog.com -
Same photos and layout as the “Anna Huff” version. Same Acai/Cleanse scam, same Dr. Oz/news photos, same text and phony comments. Uses name “Megan Duvalier.” Includes same disclaimer as mariasdietblog.com, ads seen on FoxNews.com 2/3/09. On 2/11/09 site was blank.
melissasdiet.com -
Same photos as the original nichollesweightloss.com, updated layout, same products, using the name “Melissa Bishop.” Comments predate site’s actual creation date. 1/14/2010 – Site is parked.
melsdietblog.com - Updated blog look, but still using the same doctored “Jenny Conrad” model found on iStockphoto. Uses the name “Melanie Thomas.” Ads seen on Hotmail on 2/9/09. 1/14/2010 – Site is parked.
michellesweightloss.com -
Exact same “Jenny Conrad” template, but uses the name “Michelle Conrad.” 1/14/2010 – Site is blank.
mollysrecipes.com -
Despite the deceptive name, it is a typical Acai/Cleanse scam with the same before/after photo, deceptive Oprah and Rachel Ray references, uses the name “Molly.” Saw on Google ads 2/4/09. 1/14/2010 – Site is offline.
mollysweightlost.com -
Same Acai/Cleanse scam, reused photos and text with a slightly different layout, same Oprah & Dr. Oz photos/references. Uses the name “Molly Sullivan.” On 2/11 was forwarding to mollysrecipes.com. 1/14/2010 – Site is offline.
monasweightloss.com - New photo, but same Acai/Cleanse products. Same Oprah & news photos. Text found on other blogs here (Erin and Renee), another “blog” supposedly wherever the reader is located. Uses the name “Mona Peterson.” Includes disclaimer. 1/14/2010 – Site is offline.
monicasdietblog.com - Exact copy of jennysdietblog.com, but uses the name “Monica Conrad.” By Feb 09, it has one new picture and is being advertised. 2/11 back to the “Jenny Conrad” photo. 1/14/2010 – Site is offline.
myacaisuccess.com – Exact copy of rachelsweightloss.com. 2/11/09 – only showed a list of files and errors actually reference helensdiet.com so they are related. Also found photos of Helen Miller here too. 1/14/2010 – Site is offline.
mydailyrecipes.com – Main page is a decoy, with actual recipes on it. The advertisements, however, point to a subdirectory which is the same phony blog, Acai/Cleanse BS found all over. Uses the familiar photos and name “Jenny Miller.” 1/14/2010 – Still online.
mysixpacks.com –
Uses the “Jenny Conrad” template, but with the name “Jaimie Edwards.” 1/14/2010 – Still online.
myonlinedietblog.com
Same Acai Berry and Total Cleanse products found on all of the other sites listed here. Similar WordPress-type layout, url, news photos, and promises. Uses the name “Jennifer Collier.” 1/14/2010 – Site is offline.
myowndiet.com - Same reused photos, text, comments, and Acai/Cleanse scam. Uses name “Linda Collier.” By 2/11/09 the blog portion has a new photo and uses the name “Kay Conrad.” 1/14/2010 – Site is parked.
myweightlostdiary.info -
Ads on Google redirect to a subdirectory with the same blog format, same Acai/Cleanse product scam, reused text and comments from other sites here. Uses name “Linda Collier” from Maryland. The main page now uses the same template as this site. I guess they’re fans of wafflesatnoon.com too! By 2/10/09 site was offline.
nadiasweightloss.com
– Similar layout, same Acai/Cleanse products, using name “Nadia Williams.” Site created 12/16/08, but phony comments are dated earlier than that! By 2/11/09 the picture of “Nadia” has changed. 1/14/2010 – Site is parked.
News5Health.com –
News-looking Acai/Cleanse site. Advertising 1/21/2010 via AdSonar. Selling “Ultra Resveratrol” and “Advanced Cleanse” products. Some of the same pics used in many of these other sites from 2009 that are now gone. Epic disclaimer admits phony comments and $69 trial beginning the day you order.
nichollesweightloss.com
- Same acai berry pics used on other sites, fake comments predate the date site was created, 11/20/08. Heavily advertised, same Oprah/news photos, uses the name “Nicholle Stevenson” from wherever the reader is located. 1/28 update – the site has changed with a new “Nicholle” which is the same “Jenny Conrad” model now. New look, but same old bogus products. 1/28/09 now includes a cryptic disclaimer at the bottom. 1/14/2010 – Site is parked.
onegirlsweightloss.com -
Main page is a decoy, with recipes on it. The advertisements, however, point to a subdirectory (/blog.php) which is the same phony blog, Acai/Cleanse BS found all over. Uses the “Anna Huff” photos and the name “Amy Carreli.” 1/14/2010 – Site is offline.
one-flat-stomach-rule.com Reused comments, same Acai/Cleanse products, reused advertising blurbs, similar format, with the name “Anna Huff” and by 2/11/09 site was offline.
pams-diet-blog.com – Almost an exact copy of the original version of nichollesweightloss.com, using the name “Pam Burgess.” 1/14/2010 – Site is parked.
patdietblog.com - Same text and comments found on other sites here. Same Acai/Cleanse scam. Same references to Oprah, news, etc. Annoying box pops up that you can only click “OK” on. Uses name “Patricia.” 1/15/2010 – Site is blank.
provedweightloss.com
- A new layout which looks incomplete, but same phony testimonials found on the original version of nichollesweightloss.com, and others. Reuses name “Nicholle Stevenson” but the other Nicholle is from wherever the reader is located. This one is from “Sofia” wherever that is. 1/15/2010 – Site is parked.
rachaelsdietjournal.com
- Advertising via Pulse360, 1/15/2010. Typical phony blog with same pic used on many other similar sites. Selling Acai Optimum and ColoDetoxXR. Barely legible disclaimer admits it might be fictitious. No kidding?
rachaelsweightloss.com - Fresh layout, but same old 2-part Acai/Cleanse products. Same “wonderful husband and 3 kids” phony bio using the name “Rachael Anderson.” By 2/11 name had changed to “Rachel Johnson.” 1/15/2010 – Site is offline.
rachelsberrydiet.com -
Same layout, same Acai/Cleanse products, similar or same text and comments. They messed up and put 2008 on some of their phony comments! haha. Uses the name “Rachel Richards” and accidentally has the last name “Conrad” left over from jennysdietblog which they copied this template. Their “Privacy” link also links to a different site, acaiberryreviewonline.com – Sloppy! By 2/11/09 site was offline.
rachelrayblog.com - A bold attempt to cash in on Rachel Ray’s name, but is a fake blog using the name “Melissa Collins” with one of the over-used pictures found on other blogs. This site does offer a dim disclaimer at the bottom that says the blog could be by a fictitous persona and not a real user of the product. Still, it’s peddling the same 2-part Acai/Cleanse junk that all the others are, so should still be avoided. (Just because they admit they’re fake doesn’t make them more valid). By 2/11/09 name had changed to “Melissa Johnson” with no other obvious changes. 1/15/2010 – Site is offline.
rachelrayblogs.com - Was exact copy of rachelrayblog.com. By 2/11 the subdirectory is still a copy of rachelrayblog.com, still using the orginal “Rachel Collins” name. Main page has random acai blog entries. 1/15/2010 – Site is offline.
rachelraydiet.com – Typical fake blog, Acai/Cleanse 2-part “free sample” scam, reused text and comments, uses the name “Kathy Tanner.” On 1/28 site index of directories was showing up. 1/15/2010 – Site has a new look and feel, but is still promoting the same old Acai/Cleanse products.
rachelraygiveaway.com –
Essentially the same as the rachelrayblog.com, and a subdirectory being advertised on the Today show website on 2/20/09. 1/15/2010 – Site is still operating.
rachelraygoodies.com -
The main page is a decoy, with a benign “Rachel Ray Cookware” giveaway. The page being advertised however is the typical Acai/Cleanse bogus scam fake blog, using the same “Anna Huff” photos but with the name “Amy Carreli.” This site was down a few hours after I found it on 1/28/09. 1/15/2010 – Site is offline.
rachelraysgift.com - Another site similar to rachelraygiveaway.com, also using the name “Destiny Collier” and advertising on the Today show website 2/20/09. 1/15/2010 – Site is parked.
rachelsdietguide.com
– Same photos as the original version of nichollesweightloss.com, updated layout, same products, using the name “Rachel Matthews”. This one actually has a section how to avoid diet scam sites! They should know! 1/15/2010 – Site is parked.
rachelweightloss.com - Appears to be the same “Anna Huff” person, reused text and comments, same Acai/Cleanse pitch, same “blog” feel, using the name “Rachel Richards.” 1/15/2010 – Site is offline.
rachelsweightloss.com Same Acai/Cleanse products, reused testimonials, similar wording and layout, same before/after photo. Uses the name “Rachel Johnson.” Ads seen on Myspace on 2/4/09. 1/15/2010 – Site is parked.
reannesweightloss.com Exact “Jenny” copy, with the name “Reanne Conrad” but by 1/28 was using a new layout, but still selling the same stuff and the last name changed to “Edwards”! Noticed an error under photo where they forgot to fill in the city! By 2/11 there was a new photo and the name changed again to “Reanne Henrickson.” 1/15/2010 – Site is offline.
reneesweightloss.com -
Usual Acai/Cleanse pitch, text found on other fake blogs here. Same comments found on many other sites here. Same before/after photo. Uses name “Renee Sullivan” from San Diego in one spot and the name “Maria” in another. Oops! 1/15/2010 – Site is offline.
rickiesweightloss.com -
A new layout and photo, but same text, reused comments, and typical Acai/Cleanse garbage, uses the name “Ricki Jones.” 2/11/09 – site was offline.
sarahsweightloss.com
Forwarded to extremeacaiberry.com on 1/10/09, but by 1/19 had the familiar “Jenny Conrad” layout, using the name “Sarah Anderson.” The Jenny before/during/after photos have her head cropped out on this one. 1/15/2010 – Site is offline.
sarasweightloss.com – Originally a “Jenny” clone site with the same pictures, products, Oprah/News photos, layout, etc, using the name “Sara Collins.” On 1/28 I noticed a new template which is identical to kelseysweightloss.com. 1/15/2010 – Site is parked.
sarahs-weightloss.comSurprisingly not the same photos as sarasweightloss.com! These are the “Anna Huff” photos, using the name “Sarah Williams.” 1/15/2010 – Site is offline.
sashasdietblog.com –
Exact copy of jennysdietblog.com but using the name “Sasha Conrad.” I noticed the /articles.html page mistakenly has “Jenny’s Diet Blog” as the page title instead of “Sasha.” Forgot to change your phony template guys! 1/15/2010 – Site is still operating, but they fixed the title error.
secretofdiets.com
- Exact copy of the original version of nichollesweightloss.com but on 2/11/09 I noticed it was now a clone of blogfordiets.com, also with the name “Jessica Brown.” 1/15/2010 – Site is parked.
sophiasweightloss.com - Exact same scam site as the “Jenny Conrad” version, but using the name “Sophia Henderson.” 1/28/09 forwarding to vitalacaisupreme.com. 2/11/09 back to the “Jenny Conrad” copy.” 1/15/2010 – Site is offline.
sophiesweightloss.com
Originally forwarded to reannesweightloss.com, by 1/19/09 was forwarding to secretofdiets.com. 1/28 forwarding to reannes again. 1/15/2010 – Site is offline.
tanyasdietblog.com - Almost exact copy of monicasdietblog.com but with the name “Tanya Conrad.” 1/15/2010 – Site is parked.
tanyasweightlossblog.com - Usual Acai/Cleanse pitch. Familiar layout and text. Same photo used for Anna Dickson and Jen Hammond. Uses the name “Tanya Edwards.” 1/15/2010 -  Site is offline.
thisdietsavedme.com
- This was an exact copy the original version of nichollesweightloss.com. Popups make it hard to leave the page. By 2/11/09 it was now a clone of blogfordiets.com, with the name “Jessica Brown.” 1/15/2010 – Site is offline.
tinasdietblog.com -
Reused blog template, same 2-part Acai/Cleanse bogus products, same misleading references to Dr. Oz and news reports, uses the name “Tina Johnson.” 1/14/2010 – Site is parked.
tonyasdietdiary.com -
Same Acai/Cleanse, same blog feel, same news picture, same “stomach” picture used on other sites here. Uses the name “Tonya Edwards.” 1/14/2010 – Has a generic diet blog feel, which doesn’t show any Acai at first glance, but I still don’t trust it!
tracysweightloss.com -
Typical Acai/Cleanse fake blog scam, reusing text and layout. Uses name “Tracy Johnson” from Cincinnati. Noticed a long disclaimer by 2/11/09 and being advertised on Hotmail on 2/13/09. 1/14/2010 – Site is parked.
trynaturesbestacai.com -
Misleading references to Oprah, Dr. Oz, and Rachel Ray, eager to grab contact info, “Just pay shipping” ploy, disclaimer admits that “users” are actually models, linked to by a fake blog on here. 1/14/2010 – Site is offline.
weightlossduo.com
Typical reused blog layout. Same Acai/Cleanse products and references to Oprah. Uses the name “Ellen” and was advertised on FoxNews on 2/10/09. 1/15/2010 – Site has a notice saying it was suspended. LOL…
winfreysweightlossblog.com
– Was an exact copy of one-flat-stomach-rule.com, but using the name “Winfrey Huff” but on 1/19/09 changed to a more generic site with the same old YouTube videos, Acai/Cleanse products (Same as secretofdiets.com). 1/15/2010 – Site is offline.
www-grants.org - More proof that the phony grant sites and these phony Acai sites are related. The url is for grants, yet we see the original “Nicholle Stevenson” layout here, which is an exact copy of amysdietsecret.com. Note the dash in the url (so it could be entered www.www-grants.org) Uses the name “Amy Jameson.” 1/15/2010 – Site is parked.

I’ve compiled a list below of the variations of the products advertised in the sites above. If a site is bogus, one should avoid the products that site peddles as well.

Names of Acai Products
Acai Berry
Acai Berry Burn
Acai Berry Detox
Acai Berry Edge
Acai Berry Nature’s Best
Acai Berry Power 500
Acai Berry Supplement
Acai Berry Supreme
Acai Berry Ultimate
Acai Detox
Acai Elite
Acai Weight Loss Formula
Nature’s Best Acai Berry
Pure Acai Berry
Pure Acai Berry Pro
Rachel Ray Acai Supreme

Name of “Cleanse” products
Body Cleanse
ColoDetoxXR
Colo Pure Colon Cleanse
Colon Cleanse
Colon Cleanse Tri-Slim
Colon Cleanse xR
Colon Cleanser
Colon Cleanser Supplement
Colon Life Cleanse
Colon Weight Loss
ColonMed
IntraCleanse
Life Cleanse
Purity12
Rachel Ray Probiotics Colon Cleanse
Slim365 Fat Burning Cleanser
Total Cleanse
Total Cleanse Bromalite
Total Cleanse Internal Cleansing Formula
Ultra Slim XS

I’ve added a of sad-but-funny “Fake Diet Girl” photo album, which gives a good perspective of the re-use of photos and personalities. I have also added two new scam alerts related to these sites – one for teeth whitening and one for anti-aging products. And of course don’t forget the scam that opened my eyes to all of this in the first place, the Grants/Google scams made famous by “Kevin Hoeffer.”



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69 Comments on Acai-Cleanse Scams – Update

  1. i fell for the pay only shipping line. put in my credit card, then read reviews and the agreement that says if u don’t send it back in 10 days you get charged full price and get one sent and charged each month. called customer service immediately, they offered it for half price, insisted on canceling, they told me that they have cancelled. 1 day later, receive the product in the mail. i just went ahead and cancel my card. could not take the chance

  2. Melinda Dillon // October 6, 2009 at 9:10 pm // Reply

    You can add this one to your list: facebook4health.com

  3. hey mate, do you know which websites are legitimate? thanks..

  4. I can’t believe these scams are still around after several years. Why haven’t people caught on yet? Geez..

  5. Be aware.. tried this for only three days and paid for it with docotor bills and bad effects for six weeks. After taking this my face starting swelling.. one eye, then maybe two days later my lips, then a cheek. It was randon and off and on for six weeks. My doctor told me that there are to many herbs in these type of products that are not tested correctly and are not safe. Your body stores these in your fat cells and it gets released during a course of several wks. It took me six wks to purge this out of my system and going to a Alergy doctor. Note: prior to this I was never alergic to anything, I could eat anything with no side effects or take anything. Buyer be aware of any herb sub. with tons of herbs that you are not sure what they will do to your body.

  6. Just wanted to give some advice for anyone who gets pulled in on the recurring payment method with these scams in the uk, you can get this blocked. You can call your bank and cancel the recurring payment, some banks are not fully aware of the law which is a bit worrying as it was introduced in November 2009! You do not have to cancel through the company you can get your bank to prevent payment (if they make one then they the bank are liable to pay you back if any money is taken after you have informed them to cancel it)

    What do the Payment Services Regulations 2009 say?
    On 1 November 2009, the Payment Services Regulations 2009 came into force.
    By citing the specific parts that prove your right to cancel under law.
    The law makes it very clear that card providers and banks have to stop recurring payments if requested to do so by their customers.
    They also make it clear that the consumer can do this without having to inform the company who was taking the payments.
    That’s Payment Services Regulations 2009, regulation 55 parts 3 and 4.
    The law also specifies that card providers and banks that fail to obey their customers’ instructions must refund any payments that occur after the request.
    Any fees that may have been incurred must also be refunded.
    That’s Payment Services Regulations 2009, regulation 61.
    I had given my details for free trial but managed to cancel with natwest today. Your bank may argue it because they do not know but all of above is law in the UK.

  7. weight reduction // July 21, 2013 at 3:19 pm // Reply

    WOW just what I was looking for. Came here by searching for weight loss supplements

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