Complaint Review: Celebrity Skin Cream wrinkle cream rip-off advertisements on the Internet. Don’t click on them! - Nationwide
Celebrity Skin Cream wrinkle cream rip-off advertisements US Based and Foreign companies bilked consumers out of Hundreds of Millions of dollars over the past 7 years mostly on Facebook and other popular web sites including Malls across USA. Ripoff Report To Raise Awareness about Phony Advertisements Using A List Celebrity Names And The Criminals Behind Them
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A nine month intense investigation by Ripoff Report has confirmed that the names and photographs of dozens of Hollywood movie stars, politicos and royalty from Washington D.C. to London have been fraudulently used to trick consumers in a skin cream and wrinkle cream scam.
This rip off claims consumers get a “free trial” skin cream for just the cost of shipping, but then repeatedly bills recurring charges to the consumers credit card or debit card. Hundreds of thousands of consumers have been burned in this scam, to an amount totaling in excess of $100 million dollars if not over a billion dollars. It has also been reported, the products they get sent do not work. Many have complained of severe rashes to getting sick. Ripoff Report is convinced these products are bootlegged with some kind of inexpensive filler and tinted with food coloring rendering these products latterly useless. [continued below]....
For online shopping or even when ordering something on TV, Rip Off Report recommends using pre-paid credit cards that have a set value to just cover the cost of the item being purchased, so that no monthly recurring charges can be billed without your knowledge or authorization. Plus, they don’t get your personal information.
Ripoff Report Founder ED Magedson speaks out about these fake Skin and Face Cream advertisements on the Internet that falsely advertise celebrities and other famous people including politicians and their families .. Don’t click on those ads!
Beware any business you are ordering from does not accept pre-paid credit cards, that should be a big red flag you are about to get ripped off.. the thieves behind this skin cream rip offs, do not accept pre-paid credit cards. That should be your warning sign to do business elsewhere.
TIP: Always best to use a credit card. Credit Cards only cover you for fraud, Debit Cards do not. Even if the card is called a Debit / Credit Card, its really a debit card that will not cover you for fraud so you can get your money back.
The banks that let these charges go thru should be ashamed of themselves. Banks know when complaints come in about fraud, they should not let the charges go thru and reverse the charges with no hassle to their customer. It is estimated banks have collected hundreds of millions in overdraft fees which is the main motivating reason for many banks to ignore issues like this. A story for another day.
FALSE ADVERTISEMENT – ONE OF THOUSANDS THAT RAN ON FACE BOOK FOR MANY YEARS
Fake, Scam, Rip Off, Fraud, Lies, Deceit … phony Face Cream and Skin Cream Ads featuring A LIST Celebrities..
These examples of the fraudulent advertisements that are appearing online, and at shopping mall kiosks. All of these are unauthorized. The famous people named in these examples did not give their permission or endorsement to promote the products, nor do they own these skin cream lines.
The fake ads below typically also show a photo of the famous person with the following false captions.
FAKE ADS ON FACE BOOK AND OTHER MAJOR WEBSITES …
NOTE: sometime after notifying Facebook about the phony ads, the ads seemed to have come down.
Many of these scams are driven by fake news stories with headlines like:
“MELANIA'S FORTUNE WORTH MORE THAN DONALD'S BECAUSE OF NEW ANTI-AGING SKIN CARE LINE”
"ANGELINA JOLIE AND BRAD PITT GET A DIVORCE BECAUSE OF A FIGHT OVER THEIR MULTIMILLION DOLLAR ANTI-AGING WRINKLE CREAM COMPANY.”
More fake news stories with headlines like:
*Jennifer Aniston and Kim Kardashian use our skin cream to “reverse the clock”.
*Chelsea Clinton out-earning her parents with skin cream line.
*Ellen DeGeneres nearly loses show over wrinkles, but then uses our skin cream.
False Advertisement on the Internet:
*Diane Keaton and Catherine Zeta-Jones admit they use our skin cream.
Below are just a brief list of the thousands of different false promotions being used by the “companies” behind this multi-million dollar rip off.
Actual Advertisement on Facebook
*Kate Middleton will spend a few months away from the royal family promoting her skin cream.
This website below is still running phony celebrity advertisements
*”The Price Is Right” TV show shocks audience with low cost of revolutionary skin cream.
*Dr. Oz kept this wrinkle cream for his high-paying celebrity clients until now.
*Julia Roberts, Halle Berry and Sandra Bullock admit using our wrinkle cream.
This is all false.
FALSE – FALSE – FALSE!
*George Clooney shocked about Brad / Angelina split over her skin care line.
*Plastic surgeons furious with Angelina Jolie since the release of her skin care line has caused a decline in patients.
Above was just a brief list of the thousands of different false promotions being used by the “companies” behind this multi-million dollar rip off to consumers.
How Do They Rip Us Off?
First, the product speaks to our vanity and the desire to look younger and more beautiful.
Second, they illegally use names and faces of famous people to gain our trust.
Third, they say it’s a “free trial”, just pay a few dollars for shipping. (nothing is ever free!)
But once they have your credit card or debit card information, they will send more useless products and bill your card without your authorization.
The very lengthy fine print (that none of us read), says they can.
Some victims have found it necessary to cancel their credit card to stop the billing.
How Do They Get Away With It?
They keep changing their names!
Have you heard the term “boiler room” as it applies to business? It’s a fly-by-night, high-pressure sales office that pushes fraudulent products for a short time, then disappears.
Generally these “companies” don’t list a physical address and are able to shut down and move within hours to escape the police. Phone numbers get shut off, websites get shut down. These website “boiler room” operators, set up a new website domain name and repeat the rip off again and again…but sometimes the good guys catch up with the thieves.
Below is a list of names used by one group for this skin cream fraud.
Yes, just one group used all of these names to stay ahead of the authorities.
BUNZAI MEDIA GROUP, INC.
PINNACLE LOGISTICS, INC.
DSA HOLDINGS, INC.
LIFESTYLE MEDIA BRANDS, INC.
AGOA HOLDINGS, INC.
ZEN MOBILE MEDIA, INC.
SAFEHAVEN VENTURES, INC.
HERITAGE ALLIANCE GROUP, INC.
doing business as AuraVie Distribution;
AMD FINANCIAL NETWORK, INC.
SBM MANAGEMENT, INC.
MEDIA URGE, INC.
KAI MEDIA, INC.
INSIGHT MEDIA, INC.
FOCUS MEDIA SOLUTIONS, INC.
SECURED COMMERCE, LLC,
SECURED MERCHANTS, LLC
USM PRODUCTS, INC.
MERCHANT LEVERAGE GROUP, INC.
DMA MEDIA HOLDINGS, INC.
SHALITA HOLDINGS, INC.
ALL STAR BEAUTY PRODUCTS, INC
Pretty scary right?… this is just one of hundreds of businesses set up to Ripoff unsuspecting American Consumers
CONSUMER TIP … HOW NOT TO GET RIPPED OFF!
Rip Off Report recommends that you only do online ordering from recognizable companies. It has been reported to Ripoff Report that these creams seem to have phony products put in the bottles they send to consumers.
If you feel strongly about buying a product that seems to have a celebrity endorsement, do a little online research first. Visit the official website of the celebrity to see if there is any mention that the celebrity is actually endorsing or selling that product before you send your credit card number into cyberspace.
Avoid The Nightmare
“Here are emails and posts sent to Rip Off Report from consumers that got caught up in this celebrity skin cream, face and wrinkle cream scam. Read these to understand further how these predators work, so you can avoid being ripped off.
“I have tried to stop this trial cream from coming but they won't stop. The phone number doesn't work and there is no contact info. They are saying I owe them almost $200 . I am disputing this claim. I ordered cream for $4.95 special.
“I sent away for free trial offer skin products. I ordered 2 bottles at $4.96 each. Supposed to be 14 day trial. Now in less than 14 days, they have charged my account over $170 . I am a senior citizen, on a fixed income. I only trusted the product because it was the Christian preacher. I am now overdrawn at the bank & being charged $36.00 for every automatic payment of other bills.
“I got ripped off through Facebook. They said 4.95 for face cream and then charged me $98 dollars. They got my information, and of course no phone number to call and cancel.
“In January I ordered "free sample" of Face Creams—I paid $2.97 for postage. Two weeks later they took $86.95 from my Visa. Then a week later another $89.95 from my Visa. I was told to return the cream and they'd refund part of the money. I returned both jars UNOPENED. I’ve called again complaining about not receiving my refund. It’s June, six months and Still NOTHING.
“I started filling out an online order form for a "free" sample of skin cream. Then, after I had just completed the section on my debit card info, the screen automatically added another facial cream and informed me that I would be charged $4.95 shipping for each item. Then the entire form disappeared!
“Yikes, it’s the Wild West out there for you the consumer. Especially on the internet where you don’t know with whom you are doing business or where they are located. With more and more transactions being done online you must learn how to safely navigate cyberspace.
Ripoff Report has sent victims’ names and contact information to the FTC and will continue sending those names for those who emailed us and or file a complaint with Ripoff Report to hopefully help consumers their money back.
Before doing business with a company, search their reputation on Rip Off Report.
Only order online from companies with a major name.
Use pre-paid cards when possible with a dollar limit to cover just that purchase. If not, use a real credit cards. Debit cards do not cover you for fraud like Credit Cards do.
Check official celebrity websites to see if they actually are connected to the product.
Check out some of these links to see some of the thousands of consumers ripped off.
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