SCAM ALERT: Herpes Cure Scams More Than A Pain In The Lip

scamOne of these scams is called “Erase Herpes” or Erase Herpes Review.  It should be setting off fraud alarms because it contains two words that scamsters over the centuries have loved to use: “miracle” and “cure“.  The other big red flashing light that should be triggered is that nowhere in the promotional materials do they let on to the basis of this “miracle cure”.  Further, they don’t even tell you anything about the alleged Dr. Christine Buehler. Of course, if you try to order it, you’ll be taken to another site called homeherpesrevolution or getrideofcoldsores-fast.com.   Below, we’ll tell you why these Finally, if you try to find any kind of review of this miracle cure you are bludgeoned by fake review sites that are not independent or objective; they are just more marketers trying to take your money.   The new twist in this scam is it claims it is “free”….you are only making a “refundable deposit.”   Don’t believe it.

We see this kind of scam all of the time; it is an almost textbook scheme by which Internet marketers overcharge consumers for dubious information, much of which is readily available on the Net for free.  The typical price charged by these other scammers is $37….identical to what other miracle cure scam marketers want to charge your credit card. And it is an “infoscam” because they are offering scientifically questionable information that supposedly “cures” something.  In fact, it isn’t a cure and it certainly isn’t proven.  It is offered by an unidentified company and a fake “doctor” with no credentials.  The company doesn’t disclose any of its contact information on the official product website.  We dug a bit into these particular herpes cure schemes and here’s what we found out.

The emails send you to an even slicker web siteasking for the “low price” of $37 for an ebook guaranteed to “cure herpes in 17 days” as well as some additional related pamphlets. Is it a scam?  Is it a rip-off? Does it work?  You’ll never find out from the websites, largely because of an increasingly pernicious Internet industry that offers fake product review sites; You’ll also never be able to find out about the credentials of Dr. Buehler. We spent quite awhile trying to find a board-certified medical specialist on herpes who admitted to authoring this book and came up empty.   That’s because there is no Dr. Buehler who admits to being associated with this scam;  they just stole the name of a pediatrician.   If a 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. So, should you spend the $37?  We recommend not, for the following specific 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!   Like so many scams of this ilk,  it offers a long, drawn-out “story” about how it discovered some obscure substance that has been “hidden” by Big Pharma.

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 pablum talking about how the product is highly rated or recommended.  (such as scamX.comand infoscamreviews.com)  The marketers for this service paid to have these fake sites thwart any customer looking for real reviews.

3. The author is an unknown.  Not only does the site fail to offer the credentials of the so-called doctor, but they outright stole the identity of another doctor.   It is a common strategy of these scammers to use “doctor” names that are very common. One tip-off:  not many medical researchers have a trained announcer’s voice.

4. There is no cure for herpes because herpes is simply a condition….not a disease. The Herpes Simplex Virus is not Herpes Simplex: the former is simply a virus (a potential cause) named after the effect for which it is best known, while the latter is one of the many diseases (a potential effect) that the former may or may not cause in its host.  (Just as having VZV doesn’t automatically mean you have shingles and hosting HIV doesn’t automatically mean you have AIDS.) Thus, “Herpes” technically refers to the skin sores which can be caused by the virus, but in most carriers – over 80% – that doesn’t occur.  If they actually were “the same thing”, as many prefer to believe,  Herpes Simplex sores would occur in 100% of carriers.  It’s important to be able to differentiate cause and effect in order to understand all the shady advertising.

5.  To buy the Erase Herpes “modules”, you are required to use Clickbank.   This Internet payment gateway has generated a number of complaints about difficulties in securing refunds and getting responses. It is unregulated and known to serve unscrupulous businesses.  It is akin to going into the wrong bar in a bad neighborhood;  they may serve the same booze but you’d not want to hang with the other patrons. Yet, Clickbank apparently delisted Erase Herpes, so you can’t buy its rip-off product from Clickbank.   So the scammers created some other sites that they redirect to….these sites are still listed with Clickbank.

 

All these so-called cures tell you pretty much the same thing:  S eat right (limit seeds, nuts, chocolate and caffeine/stimulants; be sure to get meats and dairy), get rest, avoid too much sun, alcohol and tobacco and reduce mental and emotional stress.  Essentially, they are just saying to take care of your overall health.   And, not surprisingly, the cold sores will go away in less than two weeks because cold sores rarely last longer than that.   You are spending your money for obvious and readily available information.

Based upon our findings, we strongly recommend against anyone forking over their hard-earned money for an overpriced, medically-questionable Internet offer. If you choose to hand-over your $37 to this unscrupulous marketing machine, then be prepared for what follows because once they find someone willing to part with their hard-earned money, you can be sure that they’ll be back with more dubious offers.  Diabetes Free isn’t the only offender.   Other alleged herpes cures use the same tactics to reduce your bank account rather than your insulin levels. You’ll now be marked as a “cow” and they’ll try to milk you every way they can with additional offers and costly upgrades. You may want to think twice before you give your money to these and similar Internet infoscammers.  The video says “we aren’t in it for the money” and claims you can return the money.  This isn’t the only thing you shouldn’t believe in the video, but recall our warning above that your money may not be coming back when you ask for it from Clickbank.

29 replies
  1. Bill
    Bill says:

    Yeah, It’s quite obvious “Dr. Christine Buehler” is just some bimbo struggling actress desperate for an acting gig.

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    • Lyn smith
      Lyn smith says:

      I bought the download in 2016 and have not had an outbreak since. Because I already eat pretty healthy, it was for me mostly a matter of getting and taking the supplement, which was a reasonable price. I did think the download was pricey, so I was glad it was worth it!

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      • mshames
        mshames says:

        Notice that this commenter doesn’t describe the “supplement”. Be alert to affiliates who are selling this product, Bill.

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  2. Carl R. Tuvin
    Carl R. Tuvin says:

    Dr. Buehler,

    More than several weeks ago I watched your presentation of the HSV-Eraser.
    I was so impressed that I ordered your cure and the quicker way to rid my body of Herpes.

    I am surprised that I have not seen the products in my mail. If some one can check my order and get it to me I would appreciate that very much.

    Thanking you in advance, I am

    Sincerely

    Carl
    Carl R. Tuvin
    2805 Washington Avenue
    Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815-3009
    Cell Phone Number: 301-254-8461

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    • Amelia
      Amelia says:

      They don’t send you products they tell you the products to buy in stores it’s even says that you can find the one at walmart

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    • John
      John says:

      What you are purchasing is an ebook you get it in the email after purchasing the information through Clickbank
      You follow the instructions and purchase on your own the products vitamins and supplements for real results according to the video presentation
      What I want to know is has anyone bought the program and followed the instructions 100% and actually been cured
      Not for myself but for a very dear friend who just found out that they have HSV virus and is going through major depression and suicidal behavior

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  3. popbox
    popbox says:

    But why is the AMA not finding a cure on this stuff? i remember about 10 yrs ago a girl had talked about taking the issue to congress but I really didn’t follow the story or know how far she got with it. It doesn’t make sense that there is a break through with other so called diseases but no one in health industry is prepared to find cure for this. In as much as Dr. Fake Languin and his lab coat buddies are cashing in on people’s emotions, he did touch on the fact that pharmaceuticals are not prepared to find cure because of the sales of their medical products. When you go on the AMA website the report on this issue is clearly old information that has not been visited since probably the 70s.!

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  4. micah
    micah says:

    I was excited at first and then quickly scanned over the information contained. It is all stuff you can google yourself and will NOT CURE anything they stated. I quickly dialed the number texted to me and was issued a full refund.

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  5. LB
    LB says:

    Just bought this today and after reading the eBook realized it was a scam. This is basic information that can be found in other sources. Also, there are many typos which is a sure sign of a scam. I immediately requested a refund and was very skeptical that I would hear from them. After reading these other posts I am more hopeful that I will get a refund. I feel embarrassed that I did not do more research before buying.

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    • mshames
      mshames says:

      As we note in our other blogs, we discourage uploading of actual products because that would constitute copyright infringement. The scammers don’t want prospective customers to see details of their product offerings and will sue if someone uploads that information —- which should be the first red-flag to a potential buyer. If they don’t want you to see the details, then they are hiding something.

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      • John L
        John L says:

        How in Gods name can there ever be a copyright infringement if the company divulging and selling information is fraudulent and a scam???
        What law protects false deceptive misleading products and or information being sold for profit?
        If a woman signs a prenuptial agreement under the age of 18 but claims to be over 18 it would be considered to be fraudulent and illegal therefore not bounded by the law and not a legal contract once the truth was revealed to the courts

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  6. Tried
    Tried says:

    Well I can say this I never believe anything that’s to good to be true but I bought the ebook and before even trying it I request my money back and got it, but kept the book and I’m currently trying it and I must say I do feel better less tingling burning and what have you so it proves one thing a healthier life style definitely helps!!! But I don’t expect to be cured just hoping and praying for less outbreaks.

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  7. mike alan
    mike alan says:

    This product is such a fraud. I followed the program for 24 days the only thing it got rid of was 21 lbs, 40 dollars for the e-book and 250.00 for herbs and food. Although it let me have 24 days of optimism but once I went to the doctor for a blood test, BINGO your positive, just the same as last year. SCAM, FRAUD, FAKE, and TOTAL BS.

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  8. Affiliate Marketing Experience
    Affiliate Marketing Experience says:

    I got into affiliate marketing using Clickbank a few years back and so I studied a lot of products, websites, marketing techniques and sales pitches used for products like this. Unfortunately, I found that almost all digital ebook products that use the same type of sales pitch, website design and marketing techniques that “Erase Herpes” does are utter crap. When I was dabbling in affiliate marketing, I wanted to find and market products that were not blatant scams that I could at least somewhat believe in. That being said, my affiliate marketing career didn’t last long; I have morals.

    Why do all crappy products use the same sales pitch, website design and the same types of marketing techniques? Because it works on the gullible! They are designed to oversell their product without giving you any hints whatsoever about what their product actually is. For instance, using the article’s example, a sales pitch will go on and on about their “product” and how it cures something, but not once will they mention that what they’re actually selling you are dietary guidelines contained in a PDF file. In fact, they may never even mention the word “diet” anywhere in the sales pitch.

    So aside from the many astute points made in the article, my own personal advice would be to pay attention to just how vague a sales pitch is when it comes to describing exactly what kind of content or information their ebook actually contains. Furthermore, I found that when someone is trying really hard to oversell their bogus product, they will rely heavily on appeals to emotion. Case in point: in the “Erase Herpes” video, the actor in the video told a melodramatic story about how she was humiliated by coworkers who stared at and talked about her when she walked into work with a cold sore, and how she was embarrassed in front of her “crush” because he commented on it. I want to pick that story apart so badly, but that’s not the point. Anyway, it’s a story solely designed to elicit an emotional response in people. It’s a disgusting psychological trick that is used to make people feel self conscious about a particular thing if they aren’t already, and that also serves as motivation to buy the product.

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  9. unsatisfied and disappointed
    unsatisfied and disappointed says:

    This product doesn’t work. Luckily, a refund was issued upon contacting customer service within 60 days.

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    • Astrid
      Astrid says:

      To “unsatisfied and disappointed”: At what address or telephone number were you able to contact customer service?
      Please let me know as soon as possible. Thank you

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      • mshames
        mshames says:

        Herpes Cure is sold through the Clickbank gateway. You have 60 days in which to seek a refund through Clickbank. Don’t bother trying to call anyone; the refund process is automated.

        Reply

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