Hair Growth Scam

How The Hair Loss Scam Works:

(with explanatory video below)

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 insercurities 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:

Miracle Product Scam Exposed Video

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, here are some real products that are highly rated for efficiency and seller’s safety. They have tons of positive reviews, as well as ratings of 4.5 or 5-star: 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:

Report To The FTC Here

 

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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… Read more »

Roya Nazari

Is the popi hair growth serum a scam

e forrest

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

Antonymous

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… Read more »

Marina

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… Read more »

Rhiannon May

Nobody buy this stuff because it’s a total rip off and a scam!

Joey Millar

Is the Asami Hair Growth effective or a scam?

http://www.asamihairgrowth.com

Asami LLC
1787 Story Ave, Bronx, NY 10473, USA

Lee Larson

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.

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.

Lafolie hair

Beware of the Lafolie Growth Serum!!!!

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