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Fix Eye Bags

How the scam works:

This scam comes in several variations. Every time you go on the Internet you come across ads, typically published by automatic software under legitimate news articles. Whether you read an article online published on your local newspaper's website or a national one, almost every time you notice a "Sponsored 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 eating this products you can fix your bags under your eyes, lose several pounds, or whiten your teeth in very a short time.


These shady advertisements are mostly featuring phrases such as: '2 Easy Steps to Fix Eye Bags', 'Quickest Way To Shed Belly Fat', '1-Weird Trick to lose fat', 'Eat This, Never Diet Again', 'How To Relieve Joint Pain', 'Safe Ways to Burn Belly Fat Naturally', or 'Holy Grail of Weight Loss' - which promises 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, 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! The fake website shows up according to the region you live in, as they are geo-tagged by scammers according to your computers' ID address. It doesn't matter if you live in Nebraska, Manchester or Sydney, you'll always see celebrity photos such as Sandra Bullock, Ellen, Demi Moore, Martha Stewart, or Dr. Oz, shamelessly used by scammers

For example, this one below shows up on every computer in Canada, as we are located in Toronto. It says the article is published on the Canadian Health&Lifestyle Magazine, which doesn't exist! But it looks good as a fake page, see below. The title of the article's page is "Wrinkle Miracle", but the website's domain is not nearly closed to Canadian Health&Lifestyle.

At the bottom of the page, you can also see comments from people who had used the product and of course they were satisfied (which by the way, you won't see in any reputable articles). 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.

But let's say you decide to try out the 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 when you receive your next credit card statement showing a membership charge of $150!! You call the company and try to dispute it, but they say it's impossible to cancel due to the wording in the fine print. 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 online, you'll already be too late. The company will simply change their name and start again, scamming whoever else wants to make a quick dollar.

Like this one, there are many scams on the Internet. Whether is about lose weight, whiten teeth, relieve joint pain, or fix eye bags, there are always there. Avoid at all costs.


How to avoid:

If it sounds too good to be true, then it is! Avoid these types of offers. If you feel tempted, try googling the site online and look for an independent review. Of course there are no miracle cures for eye bags or weight loss! If that were so, no one would be overweight and there will be no eye bags forever!


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