Spark Health Media is a peddler of health scams on the Internet and their all of their products should be avoided. Do any of these health products sound familiar to you?
- ED Conqueror
- Diabetes Destroyer
- Fat Burning Bible
- Outback Vision Protocol
- Memory Repair Protocol
- Natural Wonders Protocol
- Vedda Blood Sugar Remedy
- Dr. Channing’s Blood Pressure Protocol
SDCAN and Contrahealthscam.com have reviewed all of these products and found them to be offering misleading or useless scams designed to take your money and give you little in return. Spark Health Media (not to be confused with Spark Direct Health) holds itself out as a health and wellness company that specializes in weight loss, stress management, anti-aging, and other health products. But, in reality, they are infoscammers.
Scattered through the Net are Web-based infoscams that overcharge or steal your money for “products” that don’t work or can be found for free. A common scheme they use is “affiliate marketing” by which they try to trick you into thinking that other consumers vouch for the product. Yet, they can be a fairly benign nuisance for savvy Internet users who follow these basic rules for detecting scams because while the Internet is a haven for scammers, it is also their worst nightmare when you use the Internet to investigate and research just about any deal that is offered to you. Within a few minutes, you can discover much about someone offering you a “deal”. If you aren’t sure whether any offer that you are mulling over is a scam or not, feel free to ask us. Just use this link to contact us and we’ll check it out for you.
Over the past few years, we’ve identified a handful of websites that market many of these scams: Clickbank, ClickSure, Sell Health, Nutracash and BuyGoods are some of the most prevalent ones. These companies are affiliate-marketing networks for digital products like eBooks, software and membership sites in different categories, handling credit card processing, accounting and payouts for these vendors. Some of their products currently include a number of discredited “systems” that we’ve analyzed on this blog. Many of them used to be sold at Clickbank but got booted off so they migrated to BuyGoods.
We call these sites infoscammers because they mostly follow the same template: Product Description, Examination Record, Review or Analysis, Site Preview, Download button, Pros and Disadvantages and Conclusion. Many of them also have a Leave Page Pop-Up that makes it difficult to return to your Google search. They are hawked by affiliate websites that come by a whole array of names, such as “Daily Scam Reviews“, “Review Tools” “Scam Review Today“, “ScamX”, “Queen’s Reviews” and other such sounding websites. The vast majority of them are little more than automated shills for these scam sites, designed to conceal real scam reports. They are authored by professional fake review writing services or “reputation management” companies. While they are all hawking different “products”, the share many common sales tactics:
1. They rely upon sketchy affiliate networks that have a link or embedded video of the product/service offer. If the outgoing link on the review product includes an affiliate tracking code, then you can be sure they are being compensated by the link.
2. They don’t provide the qualifications of the “expert” who is supporting the science or finance behind the offering;
3. Many of them don’t have a “Contact Us” menu or reveal information about the reviewing organization itself;
4. The quality of the writing is odd — either bad translations or boilerplate sounding sentences. They almost all offer “backstories” that grab your attention;
5. They make some urgent Requirement for Paying a Fee or Payment. If the deal requires an advance fee or some kind of urgent response or cash payment. If you feel any pressure to make a decision, don’t do it. Responsible financial advisors do not rush prospective clients into hasty, and regrettable, decisions. They should welcome your scrutiny. In fact, use the Internet to do a search for any transactions in which they’ve been involved and see what others say.
6. They are over-complicated. If you can’t explain the scheme to your 13-year old child, cousin or someone not savvy about business then you shouldn’t be doing it. Scammers often dazzle or intimidate their targets with their superior knowledge of finance or with complex scientific explanations. Our bottom line is that if you don’t understand it, don’t do it because you can never know whether you’ll get what you want if you don’t understand how you’ll get it.
7. They raise conspiracies. Some “government agency doesn’t want you to know about them”, they most all claim. It may be true, but it’s not for the reason they assert. The government agencies and big corporations aren’t looking to quash their ideas as much as hold them accountable for their unscientific, bogus claims.
8. They offer guarantees. Any offer which uses the word “guarantee” or “no-risk” should be viewed somewhat skeptically. The only deals that is guaranteed are Treasury Bonds, and even there, some governments default on bonds. There’s risk in almost all transactions because otherwise, your return would be close to the 1% or so that you’ll get from the bank for your savings account. Scammers love to use those two words, so when you see or hear those questionable words in an offer, be careful.
Needless to say, don’t fall for these scams. 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.