Hair Growth Scam

How The Hair Loss Scam Works:

The hair loss represents a big issue for a lot of men and women, situation that makes great, legitimate products like iRestore laser helmet or the Caffeine Shampoo fly off the shelves. However, criminals take advantage of people’s insecurities and hit hard these days with a new scam. Beware of the Hair Restoration aka Hair Loss Treatment scam. This fraudulent practice is similar to many other ‘miracle products’ scams out there. How does the it work?

Watch the video below to see the ‘miracle product’ scam exposed:

The Hair Growth scam comes in several variations. Every time you go on the Internet you come across ads typically published by automatic software under news articles. Whether you read an article published on your local paper’s website or a national one, almost every single time you will notice a “Sponsored Articles From Around The Web” section right under the article.

Most likely, these are ads about “natural products” that are used for a long time, like forgotten wonder products. By consuming these products you can grow your hair back in a very short time.

Beware of the “Don’t Pay For Hair Transplant Until You See This” Type of Ads

In this particular case, the questionable ads are mostly featuring phrases such as: ‘Get Your Hair Back Fast’, ‘Don’t Pay For Hair Transplant Until You See This’, or ‘Magic Hair Growth Revealed’ – which promise you to fix your problem with the help of an ancient or special product.

Clicking on the link will redirect you to a (false) news website. The articles seem to be from reputable sources like USA Today, People, Vanity Fair, Yahoo, Women’s Day, Time, BBC, Sun, and your local papers, but the writers must have left their journalistic ethics at the door. The articles are filled with celebrity testimonials and even end off with a call to action: “Offer for our readers only – Only pay for the shipping!”

Don’t Fall For The Mention Of Your City

The fake website shows up according to the region you live in, as they are geo-tagged by scammers according to your computer’s ID address. It doesn’t matter if you live in Chicago, London or Melbourne, you’ll always see the name of your city along with celebrity photos shamelessly used by scammers – all managed by software.

At the bottom of the page, you can also see Facebook comments from people who had used the product. Of course, they were satisfied with the hair loss treatment. If you click on any of the fake Facebook profiles, you’ll be just refreshing the fake article page and be taken to the top part of it. You’re not going to see the person’s profile, which proves these are fake testimonials.

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But let’s say you decide to try out the hair restoration magic product. Even if the product doesn’t work, you’ll only lose $3.79 for the shipping – or so you think. Well, that amount changes on your next credit card statement, showing a membership charge of $150!!

If you call the company and try to dispute it they say it’s impossible to cancel due to the wording in the fine print – which, indeed, you didn’t read. They may also advise you to buy additional products.

When you finally realize you’re being taken advantage of and try to report them and denounce the company, you’ll already be too late. The company will simply change its name and start again.

How To Avoid The Hair Loss Treatment/Hair Restoration Scam:

Don’t get us wrong, there are legitimate companies that provide great service in transplanting hairs and grafts. We are talking about questionable practices. Just do your research first. If it sounds too good to be true, then it is! Avoid these types of offers.

If you have problems with your hair, talk to a physician (see a recommended legitimate service HERE) or consider purchasing real products that are highly rated for efficiency and seller’s safety – here is a couple with tons of positive reviews, as well 5-star ratings: Lush Caffeine Serum or Ultrax Hair Rush.

If you feel tempted, try googling the site online and look for an independent review. Feel free to report the names of the scammers below, under the Comments section.


How To Report The Hair Loss Treatment/ Hair Restoration Scam:

Make your family and friends aware of the Hair Loss Treatment scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:

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27 thoughts on “Hair Growth Scam”

  1. Please do not buy products off of internet ads with 15-30 mins videos explaining all this scientific stuff and lots of people who have gotten 100% results quickly. 99% scams. For hair loss, simple: Jamaican Black Castor Oil, try to get organic and the best possible. Works wonders, but as with ANY AND ALL PRODUCTS, it all depends on each individual. What works for some, might not work for all. Also, Dark Organic Coffee. Brew a pot of the coffee and rinse you hair with it, massage the scalp and leave it on, do not rinse. Do twice a week. Also works.
    Also, hair loss can have several underlying conditions other than chemotherapy hair loss. Thyroid problems, diabetes, vitamin/mineral deficiencies and medications for high blood pressure, cholesterol meds and other meds. Old age hair loss is CRAP, I’ve known two ladies one passed @101 and had a full luscious head of hair and the other one just turned 102 and has plenty of hair. Diet and medical conditions are mostly the cause of hair loss at any age.
    But doctors only prescribe and prescribe meds without checking for vitamin or mineral deficiencies. And in many cases, you medical condition can be a simple vit/mineral deficiency.
    Do your homework on all these products advertised before you BUY ANYTHING. Google for scams, specially if they are using a celebrity photo and endorsement. Most likely a scam and the celebrity did not endorse it. Some products are very harmful.

  2. Leonie, victim of Wigway

    I had cancer related hair loss. I bought a wig on line from Wigway, which as add on the web for cancer related wigs .It poses as an Australian site. This is the biggest scam of all time . They wigs shown are not theirs .I tried to cancel the wig within 24hours ,as once paid was advised it would take 15- to 20;days . I was told the wig was already posted ,although it took a further five days to receive the tracking . When the wig from Wigway arrived ,it was not the wig I ordered, but a cheap wig of a completely different style and colour. This all occurred on the 11 th of September. I lodged a claim through PayPal .I initially could not return the wig as there was no return address. Finally I was instructed to return the wig, with other ‘deals ‘ suggested to avoid a full refund . It has been an extremely exhausting exercise ,but on principal was not going to give up .It is now November and I still have not received the wig. I was having to deal with these unscrupulous,dishonest people in China . Please warn other unsuspecting people.I was undergoing chemotherapy at the time ,not to deal with this company. It is a SCAM , and is worse as it preys upon vulnerable people!!

  3. I bought hair February this year 2020 from Patclassic hair on Instagram and until now I have not recieved my order.

  4. My hair started to thin when I was 24. Now I am 62 and have kept most of my hair using Kirkland Minoxidil (Amazon) and multivitamins (Swanson Vitamins, Item SW257) daily, but I could never fill in the little bald spot in back. In the past 6 months I tried adding Biotin (Swanson Vitamins, Item SW877) and every day gently massaging my scalp with my head lowered while blowing a hair dryer on my scalp at LOW heat. Now the hair is filling in about 90% and my scalp is healthier. My hair is now the best it has looked in years. I hope this helps somebody. God bless.

  5. Beware your "free trial, only S&H." I ordered Vivo Grow, advertised without complete list of ingredients. S&H charge was highly inflated $11.95! On arrival, it is clearly nothing more than a multivitamin. I requested return/refund within stated time, was told there is a 5.99 "restockiing fee," not mentioned in web directions!. deceptive, dishonest, and fraudulent. i did not throw good money after bad. Avoid this company.


    Customer Service ( + ( Representatives

    Complaint below:
    Magnetique- are you aligned with Health Hair Clan? According to several scam sites, you are (along with your other false Alias LLCs)…and have been scamming consumers by falsely signing them up for unauthorized supplement renewals of $89.99…which was NEVER stated in fine print or on receipts (and receipts were never issued).

    Via Instagram special, I recently (3 wks ago) purchased a “free” trial of your “Hair Growth” bottle from Magnetique. I was NOT enrolled in AutoPay, nor did I expect to be charged $89.99 two wks later (I just received the product 2 days ago). $89.99 is exactly the same cost of your non-sale price supplement.

    My bank statement shows the charge is from–
    3/22/2018 Charged $89.99

    3/9/2018 Charged $4.95
    This was the same name listed for your $89.99 charge!
    This company is
    So, it does seem you are the same company as Healthy Hair Clan (one of your aliases)!!

    …which goes to Healthy Hair Clan. After calling them, they have no account for me and claim they did not charge me. I spoke with 2 different representatives; both whom said I don’t have an account with the company, Healthy Hair Clan…which should be true, because I never ordered anything from their company name…but that doesn’t explain the charge(s) I received on my Chase statement (with the same name). They checked my name, zip code, email and credit card number…but can’t seem to find me and hung up on me when I started to probe further on their products, company and asked for a supervisor. They hire employees to lie and manipulate consumers.

    Magnetique also has no easy refund process and terrorizes consumers. The company is constantly changing their name/aliases to make it hard to reach/find them. Only remedy is to call your bank and get a new credit card. Magnetique/Healthy Hair Clan should be ashamed + sued + prosecuted!


  7. laFolie is a scam!! They cancelling the trial policy is ridiculous. I called to cancel late so I paid $89.98 for first shipment. Plus they had already shipped out the second bottle. I asked about returning it and got a RMA number. I mail it out and according to USPS it was delivered to them. 4 weeks later, no refund. They claim they never received it!
    Customer service reps know nothing. You spend the whole time on hold while they talk to their supervisor.

  8. DO NOT order any hair products from RH Mud (alleged organic hair thickening, etc) – they double-charged my card and I returned the products but never got my money back. They sent me a return shipping label with an insufficient address so I tracked them down and returned on my own dime. They told me a dozen times the refund was “processing” but that was a lie. After all their orchestrated and “by-design” run-around, it was too late to dispute the charge with my bank. They have their scam down to a science and have no conscience. Don’t fall prey like I did.

  9. Im trying to do research on Provillus. Its touted as the greatest hair regrowth supplement. Most of the sites I have tried seem to be disingenuous. Do you have any information on this product that can be of help?

  10. Beware specifically of LaFolie hair therapy. They advertise a risks free trial however the trial period is 2 weeks if you do not tell them the product is not working they will charge you $89.95. Here’s the kicker on the bottle it clearly says "use this product twice daily for 4 months to see results" so it is impossible to try this product without having to pay the total cost. False advertisement no risk free trial here. The active ingredient is 2% minoxidil which is the same active ingredient in Rogaine. You can get Rogaine for about $40 in any pharmacy. Big scam be aware!!!!!

    1. Lamentably, you’ve most likely run over a ton of items that guarantee unimaginable outcomes. Biotin, a B nutrient, frequently guarantees hair reclamation. It tends to be purchased over the counter, yet there are no logical examinations that demonstrate its advances or regrowth.

  11. Maurice Visser

    Anyone can see from the ingedients advertised that none of it will ever help hair to grow so amazingly well, folic acid Niacin are found in every day breakfast cerials like Kellogs corn flakes and sylica Ha Ha is nothing but sand. Its all just an advertising rip off
    and sadly some will fall for it out of desperation.

  12. If this stuff actually worked, don’t you think that Hollywood people, politicians, and wealthy folks would have already taken advantage of it?? This is nothing but the old snake-oil scam all over again.

  13. These guys are complete scammers, they advertise this trial on a page that looks nothing like the website page and the terms of use are so easy to skip and not read. These mother-fuckers cost me a good $400 and I only received one shipment in 3 months and 6 charges in my card. I asked to get a full refund of all the charges which they denied and only agreed to give me a refund for one package that I have to ship back without a UPS label and that will cost me another $20, so I am basically left with something like $60…..So still $340 charges on my card!!!!! I am not even going to receive any products because I asked them to cancel my subscription to prevent future charges and they only told me afterwards that I will not receive the rest of the products I have been charged for nor will I get a refund for them. Basically telling to my face we will keep your money that you paid for nothing!!!!
    This scenario was repeated 5 times (that’s how many times I had to call them) and they kept hanging up whenever I asked to speak with a manager. Of course they didn’t agree on giving me back any money, although I almost begged them to listen and make an exception…idiots!!! Now I wrote them an email telling them that they have one last chance to fix their mistake otherwise I will report to the Federal Trade Commission and the consumer compensation Bureau. Do I have a chance of getting my money back? lets see

  14. There are definitely many overlooked details of the scams here. Take Hairlossblackbook, try to find reviews and independent ones? Dunno how they get the power to do this, the search engine is spammed with copypasted or similarly structured positive "reviews", in fake blogs which won’t pass your comments.
    Other natural products instead, use shamelessly photos of hair transplants for the results they boast as coming from their natural treatment. Funny how they say you can avoid transplant and they then try to fool you using results of transplants! More like rage inducing!
    And I know for sure they are transplant photos, suffice you do an image search. I also recall some being a very good transplant of 10000 + grafts. Add to shamelessness, they use a fake name of a supposedly satisfied patient under the transplated subject photo!
    All this when ther are not just using stock photos as "testimonial" pics with good hair for satisfied customers. You recognize the stock photo for that airbrushed generic feeling, other than by image searching.
    They might cite celebrities, but they mostly often just invent celebrity names, like "the wife a world renowned productor" a name which if searched doesn’t return real results!
    And some hair loss scam sites share the same images, structure, template and general architecture and have just a "replace name" field.

  15. I sent for a book that showed how to grow hair without chemicals or drugs. it was advertised by a company on behalf of product.
    ads showed man with dents in head from hairbrush and advice .I ordered it on 14 aug 2015,nothing so far. I kept the order on my computer, it has been wiped entirely no record at all,how do they do this, friends say items from states are sent min postage and can take ages to arrive.any info? additional info,c/c charge to software productsinc

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