Scammers work diligently to find new ways to dupe unsuspecting consumers. Unfortunately, too few steps are taken to protect consumers from these issues so they often fall prey to these devious individuals. Recently, a handful of scams have spread like wildfire while leaving people heartbroken in their wake. Below, readers will learn about some of the latest scams.
Keto Gummies Scam
There are several scams in this category including the recent Keto Blast gummies scam. Other people have fallen for the Shark Tank Keto Gummies. Are Keto gummies a scam? Ultimately, some are and some are not. It depends on the exact brand you’re buying and where you’re buying them. Consumers should be extra cautious when buying supplements from ClickBank merchants.
Dealing with Amazon, Walmart, or eBay is safer because these companies offer reasonable return policies to protect consumers. With many companies selling keto gummies, refunds are nearly impossible to get. They may not accept bottles that have been opened. Furthermore, the customer will likely have to pay for the return shipping as well as a hefty restocking fee.
To avoid common keto gummies scams, it is best to buy such products on a reputable ecommerce website such as Amazon or Walmart. Alternatively, always check BBB before completing the order to make sure the merchant is safe.
Profile Pic App Scam
The profile pic app is designed to turn the user’s profile picture into a painting. It may be possible to do this using certain websites and software on a desktop computer, but it may be easier to use a mobile app. Most people are using the NewProfilePic app from Linerock Investments LTD. While the app likely isn’t a scam, the free version is limited. For instance, the pictures may not be full-size and they may include a watermark.
Users are urged to upgrade to remove these limitations and access new features. Some subscribers are not happy with the NewProfilePic app because many of the filters and features have been removed. Regardless, it should not be a scam when downloaded through a reputable app store such as the Google Play store.
Individuals worried about the New Profile Pic app scam should make sure that they’re downloading the app from the Google Play store to avoid risks.
Established Titles Scam
Recently, several YouTube creators have stopped working with Established Titles after accusing the company of being a scam. According to customer reviews, Scotland does not legally recognize any dedication of land bought through the Established Titles website. Others claim this is a Chinese company selling a gag gift.
Until proven otherwise, it is best to stay far away from Established Titles.
Prodentim is yet another supplement being sold on the ClickBank platform. That alone should give the buyer pause because ClickBank is regularly used to sell wishy-washy products. Furthermore, the site is already collecting bad reviews on BBB and that is never a good sign. Of the three BBB reviews, each gives the site one star which is the lowest option.
Two reviewers agree that the product is useless and didn’t do what it said it would. The other points out that the Prodentim website uses copyrighted materials from other websites. It is always best to stay away from ClickBank merchants because ClickBank makes it very difficult to receive refunds and the products are never reliable.
ASG Recovers Scam
ASG Recovers LLC, aka ASG Recoveries LLC, had a Desist and Refrain Order filed against it on July 21, 2022. The order accuses the company of engaging in unlawful and deceptive behavior. For instance, it claims that ASG falsely claimed a customer owed debt related to a payday loan, falsely claimed that ASG had been retained to collect the debt, and threatened the customer if they did not respond to ASG’s collection attempts.
Furthermore, ASG Recovers was accused of engaging in business as a debt collector in California despite not having a valid license. Consumers should not engage with ASG Recovers. The order is available here.
Cloutzap claims to be the number one influencer network that allows users to earn money for clicks. Supposedly, users get paid for clicks, referrals, and to complete simple tasks such as playing games. The site promises users a $35 bonus when they sign up. Unfortunately, there is a good chance that most users will not be happy with Cloutzap.
Users complain that the site doesn’t pay any money. Instead, multiple users say that the payment date continues moving back so the site doesn’t have to pay anything. One user claimed to have accumulated $6,000, but the money was never deposited. Even when users contact 1(314)643-6916, they did not get a response. Cloutzap is another possible scam that should be avoided.
Tvidler is designed to remove earwax. Unfortunately, the Tvidler scam has already ripped off many consumers. In the last few months, three customers have filed BBB complaints against the website, but BBB hasn’t been able to locate the business because it doesn’t exist. Reviewers say the product is very cheap and mostly useless. More importantly, there is a 15% restocking fee and the buyer will likely have to pay for return shipping.
Although Tvidler uses a PO Box in Hagerstown, Maryland as its address, there is a good chance it is operated by a foreign fraudster. Another retailer is selling the product on Amazon. Right now, it has 40% 1-star ratings. Users agree that it doesn’t work and isn’t worth the price.
SocialDM is advertised as a way for people to make money on the go. Users are allegedly paid $15 to $20 for each friend they invite. Payouts are supposedly made to Cash App, Venmo, Bitcoin, PayPal, and more. There has only been one complaint against the company on BBB which was answered by the business several months later. Some users have claimed that SocialDM did not pay what they were owed. Users go on to say it is a scam like Cash and Go.
Feogi is a website selling chains, rings, bracelets, and other merchandise. According to the website, it started as a small mall kiosk and has transformed into a family-owned business based in Los Angeles, California. The site offers a 30-day return window, but the item must not be open or used. As NayZayerz has written about previously, Feogi is an Alibaba dropshipper upcharging customers. It is recommended that consumers shop elsewhere.