SCAM ALERT: The Truth Behind Pound Melter and Other Internet Diet Schemes

scamPound Melter is one of a number of so-called diets peddled on the Internet.   They all offer significant weight-loss or body-shaping results, but don’t believe it. These offerings usually feature some man or woman who have come up with an “amazing” plan anchored by one special “secret”.  In addition to Venus Factor, recent Net offerings include Venus Factor Weight Loss, Trouble Spot Nutrition, The 3 Week DietThe Truth About Cellulite, Pound Melter and the Weight Destroyer, just to name a few.  Their slick websites ask for the “low price” of $35-39.95 for what appears to be an ebook or a “program” that “guarantees” weight loss.  This is a textbook version of the numerous other $39.95 infoscams that have infected the Web over the last three years.  Venus Factor has come up with a way of charging closer to $47 with its up-front $9.95 charge just to see the details of the program.

If this claim looks familiar, it probably is — it is almost identical to the questionable other brain health offerings also hawked on the Internet — and it was probably conjured up by the same marketers.   In some cases, one marketer may be offering a host of related products.  A guy named Clayton Nee, for example, boasts that he has created Disease Less,  Memory Healer, Weight Destroyer and Pound Melter.   They almost all charge the mysteriously-set price of $39.95. (We’ve reviewed some of these scams and they are laughably bad)  Here’s how it works:  you are treated to a videomercial that touts the “proven way to lose weight;  many of them are targeted specifically at women.   Is it a scam?   Is it a rip-off?  Does it work?   You’ll never find out, largely because of an increasingly pernicious Internet industry that uses fake product review sites to hide customer reactions.   You’ll also never be able to find out about the credentials of the authors — none apparently exist on the Internet, nor are they provided at his own alleged web site.    So, should you spend the $39.95?   We recommend not, for the following reasons:

1.  There’s a reason this sales pitch is slick — they spend a lot of marketing money to get it to you.   Who is paying for that?  You are.   And, like many scammers, they are using Clickbank to sell their ebook so don’t assume you’ll get a refund.  “Rock solid guarantee”…..don’t bet on it.   The scammers bet on the fact that most consumers won’t seek refunds until after the 60-day period expires.   In fact, they count on it.

2.  If you look for a review of the product, you are deluged with lots of fake review or “scam” sites that simply direct you to the main sales site or offer some officious pablum talking about how the product is highly rated or recommended.   The marketers for this service pay 75% commission for any referrals they generate.   So these “affiliate marketers” create create fake review sites which effectively thwart any customer who is looking for real reviews.   It is also a tactic to obscure any customers who have posted complaints or alerts about fraudulent claims.  This affiliate marketing trick makes it very difficult for consumers to detect this and other such scams,  As one persevering blogger has noted, scam artists rely upon these fraudulent reviewers to be using tags like:  “does it work?”, “is it a scam?” or “verified review” to suck unsuspecting consumers into this fraud.

3.  The authors are largely unknown.  If the website fails to feature the credentials of the author and/or if a Google search turns up nothing about this person, you can bet this is a marketer driven product.  Most of these sites feature unknown “experts” who are largely fictional creations by the scammers.   One exception appears to be John Barban, who promotes the Venus Factor and Anything Goes diets.  He appears to actually exist.  However, a web search for Mr. Barban turned up no independent site verifying even his credentials or any speech, news interviews or public appearance made by the gentleman…..perhaps he’s too busy working out and selling to make public appearances.  We did, however, find that WOT (Web of Trust verification service) has received enough complaints about Venus Factor that it has posted a warning for any person clicking on the Venus Factor site.

4.  Perhaps most importantly, there is an abundance of free or low-cost diets available on line.  Sadly, most all of them don’t work.  Fad diets been around for so long that we lose weight just calculating all of the weight loss schemes out there.    They are all appealing because they make it look as though others have succeeded.   But be aware that the only fat that melts away is whatever surplus existed in your checking account.  In fact, fad diets that promise dramatic results often can be dangerous.   Please know that no matter how well-intentioned you are, without a commitment to exercise and substantial lifestyle changes, you likely won’t succeed in maintaining any weight loss.  And if you have that commitment or will-power, then just about ANY diet will succeed.   You don’t have to pay $40 for the information.    Begin by going to this free and reputable website and then follow-up with your doctor to make sure that the diet you’ve chosen will work for you.

5.  The testimonials offered in the video do not offer the full names or backgrounds of the individuals who are touting the product in very terse, well-crafted and well-lighted videos.

Our bottom line: you don’t have to spend $39.95 or $47 to get information about how to lose weight. And beware ANY Net-based sales pitch that has uncredentialed, slick video presentations with no independent reviews. It may not be a scam, but it is probably a rip-off because it is overpriced for what it is offering.   In this case, there’s lots of good diet information in the marketplace offered at a fraction of the cost of most weight loss schemes.  Save your hard-earned money.

One additional warning:  once you give them your money, you’ll be tagged as “meat”.  Once they know that you’ll fall for this pitch, the same marketers will be coming back to you over and over and over for other such pitches.  So understand that if you pay these marketers anything….let alone $40…..they’ll continue to hound you with more slick schemes designed to prey on your fears and concerns.  Don’t open your door or wallet to them.

46 replies
  1. ROSA
    ROSA says:

    I’m always cautious about buying online, but today I’m a victim of these damn scammers. I purchased VENUS FACTOR thinking they’ll only charge me if somewhat $46+ but the truth is they charged me for the bottles I ordered which is $294! ??? frustration everywhere for me being stupid and I learned my lesson..
    Now, I’m gonna go get my money back ?

  2. Abbie
    Abbie says:

    Woooow. finally a website with real people lol. I’ve always kinda known these dumb videos were scams BUT they occasionally they have some interesting info. I watched the Red Smoothie Detox Factor and I almost bought it….(thankfully i didn’t) But it had some cool information about smoothies and losing weight by drinking smoothies

  3. Lori
    Lori says:

    I was looking at the Venus Factor then realized Lisa’s and John’s stories didn’t match. I figure, if you lie from the beginning there is no reason to go any further. It is a shame how they prey on women, like me, who are truly looking for something they can use to make their lives better and healthier. It is entirely frustrating to say the least. Thanks for your honesty.

  4. Wanda
    Wanda says:

    Thanks for the good info, thought Venus sounded interesting and I’m trying to educate myself on why I’m fat. I’ve actually found a good explanation in Haylie Pomroy’s book ‘the fast metabolism diet’. I suggest anyone with weight or health problems read it to learn why it is so bad to fast and how your organs work most efficiently. The diet itself is fairly easy except you really need to dedicate 28 days to it, which is the hardest part for me (too many events and trips, etc.) it basically repairs your metabolism so you can eat what you want occasionally. I was surprised I didn’t know a lot of the facts – the author learned them as an Ag science major. I saw it on a PBS fundraising show so I trust it. She has a website – but best of all you can just read about it yourself for free since most libraries have the book. I did try the plan for a week and lost 4 pounds. You can also see many videos about it on YouTube, including one that simplifies it ( her recipes are time consuming with too many ingredients for me). Good luck everyone!!!!

  5. Yitsky
    Yitsky says:

    I am not sure your comment is right here….”….And, like many scammers, they are using Clickbank to sell their ebook so don’t assume you’ll get a refund. “Rock solid guarantee”…..don’t bet on it. The scammers bet on the fact that most consumers won’t seek refunds until after the 60-day period expires. In fact, they count on it….’

    Clickbank do give refunds, I have bought from clickbank for over five years now and my experience tells me otherwise. It does not need to be 60 days to test the claim, I am sure anyone can see some prove well before the expiry date. This is just to share my reservations about your comments just as I reserve my views about the product itself.

    • admin
      admin says:

      We have received enough complaints about Clickbank’s accessibility and responsiveness that we don’t want to lead consumers to believe that refunds are “rock solid”. We talk more about consumers’ experiences at this blog.

    • Lisa
      Lisa says:


      Aren’t you one of the testimonials on the Venus Factor ad? It would be helpful if you actually offered your honest perspective. It says you’re a coach for them as well.

      If it actually worked for you than why wouldn’t you promote it positively rather than being so vague and just offering the link about John Barban?

      I watched the Youtube from your site and it’s good if it’s completely honest. How long did it take you to see results when you started the program? How long did it take you to get to the point you are now? Is this what your results were after the 12 weeks or after 5 years that you’ve been doing it?

      I’ve also looked at Eat Stop Eat but I’m skeptical about both now. Especially for women over 40 and particularly if you’re dealing with peri or menopause.

      I think what people but especially women are looking for here is something that’s realistic and doable. Yes, I know first hand it requires work and you have to follow the program. I’m just looking for something that’s a lifestyle, not a quick fix. I just want off the yoyo hamster wheel.

      I’m not extremely over weight at 143, 5’3″ and 48 years old but I’m peri. I’d like to get down to 125. I started 5 weeks ago on the Beyond Diet program and it just wasn’t working for me so I shifted 3 weeks ago to the 21 Day Fix workouts and reduced the amount of food I was consuming on BD and now for the last week, I’ve been on a 1200 calorie plan doing daily 1/2 workouts on the 21 day Fix program plus I just started doing a 30 day squat challenge (1 week in) and this week I’m going to add a 10 minute ab workout 3 times a week so now that I’ve done 1 3 week cycle on the program and I’ve only lost 5.5 lbs. I haven’t cheated once and so I can sympathize with the comments of others.

      I’m more than willing to try the intermittent fasting as I’ve done some reading on it and I think there’s something to it but I, like everyone else here, doesn’t want to deal with another scam, especially if the 60 day money back guarantee isn’t going to be honored.

      There’s no magic bullet but if it’s not going to work, even when you’re sticking to it and giving it you’re all, there’s no point. That’s why people quite.

      It would be great for you to share.

  6. Cindy
    Cindy says:

    I am ashamed to say I was also sucked in by this pitch from a facebook add. Before I ever got to the diet – What really made me angry was the payment process. Each click brings another additional must have offer and an additional charge. I skipped all except the ‘free trial’ offer for an online Venus chat community. It is free for 30 days and then $79 will be charged for the next 8 months! That’s $640 to access a chat community!!!! Are you kidding me??? Nowhere in the presentation is this figure ever mentioned. I too tried to cancel with clickbank but never got a response. I’ve reversed the charge through my bank. Lesson learned

  7. Barbara
    Barbara says:

    Thanks sooooo much for this info, I was going crazy looking for legit reviews for this Venus product, and like everyone else, just found scammers trying to sell it. I wish we could get this article at the top of the list on search engines.
    Thank you again for the truthful info

  8. S louie
    S louie says:

    Yeah.. I startednto wonder when Incouldntnfind anreview that sounded like it wasnt coming from a real person.

    But also as a person who has been trying for 10 years to lose weight being hypothyroid…im at my wits end. I use the app “lose it” to track daily calories/low sugar diet. My heavy eating day for me is 1500 calories. A normal eating day especially m-f is 900-1200 calories!a day. Im not completely sedentary. I do walk a lot and do my own house cleaning. I have no car so my groceries are carried 8 blocks or half a mile.

    I should not be 220 lbs. i started wondering..the only dairy i eat is cream in my coffee every day and some fresh mozzerella. Sometimes yogurt once a week. Is the dairy treated with heffering hormones???? And simply that 2 ounces of cream is causing me to go up a dress size every two years?

    • Thyroid girl
      Thyroid girl says:

      S Louie, I have the same issue. I have gained 60 pounds since being diagnosed with thyroid cancer/hashimotos disease despite diet and exercise (20+ half marathons, marathon, triathlon, 10,000 steps per day, weight lifting ). I too track calories and was only able to lose weight if I ate 800 calories. I found venus factor in a search for diets for hypothyroidism. The premise makes sense to me and I realized something ‘not kosher ‘ was going on when I couldn’t find bad reviews but bought it anyway because hinestly, I will try anything to lose weight. I started on Tuesday and am down 4 pounds. I gained weight on weight watchers with this disease.

  9. Robert
    Robert says:

    I knew it wouldn’t work as soon as he said the secret is to lower your body temperature a fraction of a degree.
    I know that my body temperature drops at least one degree when I sleep, and it does nothing to reduce weight.
    I suspect that most people’s temperature is lower during sleep.

  10. Samantha Tilan
    Samantha Tilan says:

    Glad I found your site. The VF popped up on a site this morning (“amazing trick to melt body fat”). I never click those ads, but did out of curiosity on a Sunday morning. The sales video was so annoying (telling you that this is not your typical sales video and so on, but such a long video that I finally tuned out–he never gets to the point). It’s a real 1980s approach to selling something. But, actually what’s worse than that is the new twist on shady sales tactics.

    I Google’d “The Venus Factor.” They have apparently cornered the market on how to do Search Engine Optimization (SEO). It is totally bizarre that page after page are listings of “Honest Venus Review Here!” and “Don’t Buy the Venus Factor!!” (which becomes a sales pitch for it). The word “honest” alone is …dubious. It is more aggressive than the Beach Body campaigns.

    To get to this site, I had to Google “Venus Factor Ripoff.” Voila!

    My review and thoughts? Not going there after reading some of these reviews and especially at how aggressive the campaign is. it’s like they went out and purchased a million domain names and hired lots of writers to write the sales pitch over and over again…and I’m a professional writer myself – no thanks on that job. Blech.

    After reading around about Leptin resistance, I came across the Mayo Clinic write up. Looks like what you generally hear about health advice–insulin resistance is also a problem and is related. If you focus on increasing your insulin sensitivity (I know a little more about this since I have issues in this area), your leptin issues should be able to handle themselves. Lowering triglycerides is a factor as well.

    Soooo…what I’m gathering from all of this is…eat things with healthy fats, probably some complex carbohydrates (things that give slow energy and don’t burn up so quickly), and some quality proteins. Basically, all of the stuff that is not fast food. I knew it! Then, add some calorie burning exercises, which feel like hell in the beginning because you’re already fat and tired.

    I’ve heard a few tips to get out of that cycle that I’ll be trying: Instead of removing a coca-cola or ice cream out of your life immediately, try adding a drink of water instead. Add an apple to what you’re already eating. (Even this is asking a lot of me, frankly, but I must try. As if my workdays aren’t hard enough. Going to try adding fish oil supplements and see how that goes.)

    Anyhow, glad to find this site that happens to be my hometown as well, even though I live out of state now.

  11. Rachel
    Rachel says:

    I’m trying to lose weight. I gained over 60 lbs in one year. Exactly a year ago, I suffered a trimalleolar fracture (both shin bones and ankle). I have 9 screws and a plate holding everything together. I can’t exercise like I’m used to. I went to my doctor, who prescribed me phentermine and sent me to the nutritionist. I also joined a gym. I have already lost 22.7 lbs in 28 days. If you’re looking for the magic formula, here it is: calories in vs calories out. Fiber and water are key. Don’t waste money on dumb diets. Go to the nutritionist and exercise.

    • Sherie
      Sherie says:

      Rachel — you are talking about phentermine. You realize this is speed, right? People have died from using this “weight loss” drug. Even more have had irreversible damage done to their hearts….so it’s playing with fire. For you to suggest that you use drugs to lose weight, only to then claim all anyone needs to do is eat less and do more is really pretty dangerous. Please don’t suggest this course of actionto people without urging them to consult a physician.

  12. Roadstar
    Roadstar says:

    I always do research on products before buying, and found this in my research of Pound Melter…
    Thanks to everyone for confirming my doubts… 39.00 saved 🙂

  13. M. Baloun
    M. Baloun says:

    It’s about time that people stop falling for “a secret your (doctor, big pharma, etc.) doesn’t want you to know.” Stop believing that some average man or woman made some ground-breaking discovery by “spending hundreds of hours” reading everything about the subject that they could find on the Internet and proved some conclusion through personal experimentation. Wishing something were so doesn’t make it so, people. Trust your doctor and the researchers and scientists employed by legitimate organizations.

  14. Tony Okonji
    Tony Okonji says:

    I’m shocked about the revelation on Pound Melter. It was so believable. But my suspicion which has been proven now started when I found that my country, Nigeria, is not in the billing country list. I was angry and frustrated because I wanted to make payment without any delay so you can imagine my frustration when I found out we were excluded from target market. I wrote to them to reverse that decision arguing that it was thoughtless for anyone in modern time to exclude the most populous black nation in the world from a product scheme. No reply has come even though I repeated the mail but now I know why. They are fake and the Holy Spirit has arrested them. Thanks for you eye opening review

    • admin
      admin says:

      Thanks for what we hope was a humorous comment. If not….it’s still funny but perhaps not intentionally so. 😉

  15. Lisa
    Lisa says:

    Thank you so much for this review!! It took me all day to find it. There was only “good” reviews and sites that directed you to The Venus Factor product. As many programs and supplements and research that I have done, I have realized that it is all about portion control, healthy eating habits and exercise. I have heard that fasting for 24 hours once a week can help but haven’t tried that yet. I will continue to work out and have the will power to watch my portions and eat healthy!! So thankful I found your site and review!!

  16. Maria
    Maria says:

    I unfortunately bought the Venus Factor. In case anyone wants to know, it’s basically eating 1000 calories a day for 6 days of the week, then 1800 for the 7th day, then repeat. The second two weeks are 5 days of starvation and two “days off.” They even advocate 16-hour fasts. The workouts suggested are pretty grueling too. Anyone who does the math knows that eating an average 1114 calories a day and working out like a maniac will produce weight loss. And you are right about them hounding you and also about the fake review websites–one even pretends to be a CNN Investigative Report!! It’s the slickest marketing scheme I’ve ever seen, and I’m embarrassed that I fell for it. I’m hoping to get my money back.

    • julie
      julie says:

      Please don’t feel foolish for falling for the Venus Factor B.S. We all, when desperate to lose weight and listen/watch these scammers and listen to their speels want it so badly to work only to have them not for one reason or another. I have purchased a couple of them online only to find them so complicated and worthless. Total waste of money. I almost bought the venus factor tonight as it did sound good but everytime I looked for reviews it would basically be an ad for the product. Even when a product is good you’ll find a few unhappy customers so I found it VERY suspicious I couldn’t find any bad reviews and like I said all the reviews were basically ads for the product. So keep searching but remember it didn’t take us 3 months to put the weight on and it isn’t going to come off in a healthy way in a couple months. I wish you all the luck and I, too, am going to keep searching/ But I have a feeling it’s ,for me, joining a gym and using nutrisionist. Good luck Maria and good luck to all of us.


    • Jeff
      Jeff says:

      The reasons these programs sell is because people think there’s some magic solution which doesn’t require work or pain to lose weight. They don’t want to do any work.

      • Nina
        Nina says:

        Jeff, please remember people who are overweight and looking for help are not in a position to take on more criticism … something we receive every hour of the day the moment we step outside our doors. Why kick a dog when it is down?? And not everyone is looking for an overnight miracle either. Especially women who are older, have gone through dramatic physical and chemical changes in their bodies and are struggling to get everything “balanced” again and back to the cute little 104 pounds they used to be before they had kids and worked their behinds off … usually for an unappreciative guy who was always looking at the “greener grass” on the other side of the fence. Maybe you will come back as woman in your next life so you can experience how difficult it is to deal with old age and weight gain as a woman.

        • Jeff
          Jeff says:

          Hi Nina,
          I appreciate that and sorry to cause any offence, none was meant.
          However, the problem here is not weight.
          It’s the fact that people who fall for this kind of sales pitch often do so because they think there’s a magic solution which doesn’t involve work.
          When they find there is work involved they get all huffy and call it a scam.
          Check out the comments by Maria who admits the program works well yet doesn’t want to do it apparently. She says 16 hours fasts are no good but they’re proven by science to be effective. It seems obvious to me that she doesn’t want to follow the program so comes on here calling it a scam.
          Don’t get me wrong, I emphasize with overweight women but that’s not the issue here. It’s the “always looking for a miracle” that is the issue.
          If you want a clue as to why obesity has increased in the USA by such a shocking rate, then just look at the food regulations of the USA and compare them to the EU. The USA allows almost any chemical, hormone, antibiotic and GMO trash directly into your food. It’s not your fault. And it takes work to reverse this harm and stay clear of it, but it can be done. Just not overnight and not without effort, that’s all.

          • wendy
            wendy says:

            Yes, but Jeff, you say that despite admitting the program works she’s calling it a scam. The point is there is no actual program AT ALL. There’s nothing new being presented. Money is being charged for the glorious info that cutting calories and exercising will cause weight loss in the SHORT TERM. Yes, starvation (which is what 1000 calories a day is) will cause weight loss, if this is the “work” you’re referring to, but it will also cause weight GAIN in the long run, thereby continuing the cycle where overweight people are looking for that “magic” answer. They did everything right the last time, they even lost the weight – but they gained it back, and the diet industry has them convinced it’s their own fault. One thing the Venus Factor presentation gets right is the idea that undereating – a/k/a dieting – causes a metabolic slowdown that makes keeping weight off when normal eating is resumed very difficult. What they get very wrong is pretending this “program” is any different from any other diet. “Science has proven dieting CAUSES weight GAIN” (in the long run), not loss. Jeff, your comment about food additives and processing may have some validity but they don’t have anything to do with the Venus Factor and other diets posing as science that are greedily grabbing money.

      • Jennifer
        Jennifer says:

        It’s not always that black and white…I lost 35 pounds eating healthy and working out. I had to stop when I ruptured discs in my low back(unrelated to working out). I now suffer with pain and permanent back problems and can’t do any rigorous exercise. It’s not always because people don’t want to do any work, but sometimes can’t. I have been looking for anything that can help me lose weight with different combinations of foods and light activity because I don’t have any other option. People shouldn’t be put into such a rigid category just because they look into these kinds of solutions. It’s a terrible feeling to be judged by others for my weight when I know I didn’t actively do this to myself and can’t do much about it to reverse the process.

        • Mary Scholz
          Mary Scholz says:

          If you eat exactly 1200 calories per day and write it down you should be able to lose several pounds a month in a healthy way. Most good diets end up telling us 1200 is the magic number but if you cheat at all don’t plan on doing well.

          • Wendy
            Wendy says:

            PLEASE do yourself a favor and read “Intuitive Eating.” The money you spend on that will be less than on this scam and will benefit you far more.

        • Barbara
          Barbara says:

          I agree with you 100% Jennifer, I was always fit and worked out, then suffered a spinal cord injury. I was paralyzed, but thank God after surgery and many many months of physical therapy I am able to walk again, but am unfortunately left with chronic pain and weakness. It’s extremely difficult to do any effective exercise program. My daughter suffers from exercised induced asthma, she’s been struggling with her weight ever since she hit puberty. She kept gaining but can’t exercise to take it off. Even with a low cal diet she’s just not getting enough exercise to lose weight. There are so many people who truly want to do the work, are very willing, but unable. And oh my gosh, the weight that just piles on as we age! Same foods, same amt of activity, and suddenly pounds are piling on! Hormones are a b**ch! 🙂

    • Sandy
      Sandy says:

      Maria thank you for confirming my suspicions. I thought that I viewed the videomercial for Venus Factor last year and was surprised to find it still active since it was supposed to be for a short time.

      Also, thanks scam alert for explaining how the blogs and referring sites work. Because of this combined information, it was easy for me to make the wise informed decision to save my $37 that Venus Factor is currently asking and seek other alternatives.

    • Mimi
      Mimi says:

      I just wanted to thank you for your review. I was just about to purchase Venus factor. I’m tipping the scale at 240 and getting desperate I suppose. So glad I found your review! Thanks again!

    • Rosa
      Rosa says:

      Maria, did you able to get your money back? Coz like you, I got excited and didn’t even bother to search it online.. they said you only pay this much for “these bottles” $37+tax+shipping/handling=$46.95. When I checked my account, they also charged me a whopping $294!! I’m so frustrated right and looking ways how am I able to get my money back ?

  17. Brenda Close
    Brenda Close says:

    what can be done with people who promise a money back guaranty if you are unhappy with their product? I
    I wad unable to successfully download the book Pound Melter.

    • admin
      admin says:

      Clickbank is obligated to return your money for the Pound Melter scheme. You can contact Clickbank electronically. If they fail to perform, contact your credit card issue and ask it to reverse the charge.

      • faiza
        faiza says:

        Please help what should i do already ordered because of my excitement and now there is no reply from there what should i do please help me out .

        • admin
          admin says:

          You should be able to go to Clickbank’s website and request a refund via their website. Let us all know if you have any problems.

    • Maree
      Maree says:

      Hi Brenda. I am glad I decided to look up Pound Melter under the SCAM tag, because it sounded too good to be true, although it did make a lot of sense to me in that when I was really skinny I felt the cold A LOT, so it seemed to make sense that if I lowered my body temperature then I might be able to go back to being skinny again.
      In response to your question, BEFORE you buy the product search the advertising stuff for a contact email, because you can bet once you have purchased the product you will not be able to get back to the same web pages that showed contact details. You need to contact Clickbank, they are responsible for the download, you should be able to find your link to download the product there.

  18. Becca
    Becca says:

    Thank you for this. I became suspicious when I could not find a review that did not mimic the talking points on the Venus Factor website. I also could not find any reviews of it in any mainstream publications, not even Huffington Post or NY Times. I tried several internet searches, and came up with pages and pages of fake review websites. They even tagged a few Dr Oz videos with links to fake review sites so that it would show up in a search for “Dr Oz reviews Venus Factor”. When you actually play the video, he does no such thing – but there’s a handy link back to a fake review.

    For a moment I thought I was in a modern-day Rosemary’s Baby, with the whole internet conspiring to convince me that this was a good thing. It was very creepy.

  19. Lee Bawen
    Lee Bawen says:

    Many thanks for the tip, I was convinced by the slick marketing and was about to purchase the product POUND MELTER

    Lee Bawden

  20. Tina
    Tina says:

    Thank you for your informative research and hard work at pointing out this particular weight loss scam. I almost bought into it, but found your site. I think I’ll pursue plans for more believable results instead.


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