Scams are not cool. Unfortunately with so much money at stake in the male enhancement business, scams have become part of the landscape. It seems like there is a new scam popping up every week. However, I am going to educate you on what I believe to be the Top 5 scams today.
The worst of course is credit card scams where a so called "free trial offer" turns into a billing nightmare. Make sure you watch the video presentation I put together on this subject. Also check out the other four scams, this information will protect your wallet!
The scam that tops my list as “Scam of The Year” or “Biggest Scam of the Decade” is what is known as auto-billing. This is where you sign up for what you think is a free trial offer or a free sample of some male enhancement product that costs you a few bucks for shipping and handling, only to find out your credit card has actually been charged hundreds! Companies that do this are not interested in giving you a great product; they are only interested in getting your credit card number. Take a minute and watch this video presentation I have put together that explains this scam.Back to Top
Cheap herbs are another way the consumer gets ripped of by some companies selling male enhancement products. The next time you are in GNC or some drugstore look at the ingredient labels of a few male enhancement bottles. Very often the ingredients seems similar, yet one product will work great and the other will not work very well at all. How can this be possible if the ingredients are basically the same? The answer is that some companies use the cheapest herbs they can just to make a few extra dollars a bottle. I discovered that many manufacturers get super cheap herbs from China and can save as much as $4 a bottle in manufacturing costs. If they sell 2 million bottles a year that’s an 8 million dollar saving. You can see why sleazy and greedy manufacturers might be tempted to use cheap ingredients. That is why in my 8 Keys to determining what makes a product great the number one thing I look and test for is the potency of the ingredients. That is number one. Cheap herbs are worthless. Just like there is a big difference between getting a steak at Denny’s and a steak at a place like Morton’s or Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, the same is true with herbs. Cheap herbs are a scam!!!Back to Top
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is in charge of making sure that natural products, which include natural male enhancement products do not contain any illegal substances. You would think that if a product is natural there is no way it would contain a chemical or prescription drug. That’s what I initially thought too. But sadly it is not the case. There have been hundreds – yes hundreds of male enhancement products taken off the market because they were secretly laced with drugs. This is extremely dangerous to men with heart conditions and other medical issues that prevent them from getting a prescription for Viagra from their doctor.
One of the easiest ways to determine if a product is laced with an illegal drug is by the price of the product. If you go to a gas station of a 7-11 type store you will see they sell male enhancement products as either one pill or two pills. If the price for these pills is above $8 then the odds are extremely high that they are laced with drugs. The reason is that even the best herbs in the world are far cheaper than pharmaceutical chemicals. So these crooked pill makers that put drugs in their products have to pay a high price to get the drugs and then to put them in the product, so they pass the cost on to the consumer.
A normal price for two male enhancement pills should run under $3, but there are plenty at $9, $10 and even more. Visit the FDA’s website to see a list of products that have been recalled.Back to Top
It’s true. There are a host of companies hiding outside the United States in tiny island countries that try and send illegal pharmaceuticals into the USA. The government has cracked down on a number of these rogue pharmacies as they are called, but new ones continue to pop up all the time. The real danger is that these pills are not what you think you are getting.
In one investigation it was revealed that the company making pills was mixing the ingredients in trash cans and often the amount of active ingredients was 10 times the amount! That is the very definition of dangerous! Stay away from those unsolicited email offers – remember if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is!Back to Top
I have been the victim of counterfeiting many times in the past. It sounds crazy to think about it now but as far back as the 1970’s when I started my adult film career there were people making illegal copies of some of my most popular films and selling them. If you walk into any major city you will see vendors selling counterfeit NFL shirts, fake Rolex watches, fake Gucci bags, and a bunch of other fake items. Now there is a huge market for fake male enhancement supplements. The Internet has become a counterfeiters dream come true. You go to a website or even EBay or Amazon and buy what you think is an original product only to get a counterfeit – a well-done counterfeit. Authorities are cracking down more and more on counterfeiters, but it is still a big scam. You are better off buying your supplements from a reputable site – like mine – or directly from the manufacturer who makes the product you are interested in. You can also buy from well established retail stores and online stores, but stay away from the places that offer super low prices as often they are selling you junk with a counterfeited label.Back to Top