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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Neurocell Fake CNN Report Scam

Ok, here we go.  As I predicted in my post about the ongoing Synagen IQ (or SynagenIQ) scam, it would only be a matter of time before the purveyors of those pills changed its name, and continued to sell it with the same ads.  An alert reader noticed that they are now selling the same stuff (apparently) as "neurocell", using the same fake CNN report that has been used for both SynagenIQ and Cogniq.

Of course, another possibility is that the sleazebags who created the ad are just going around selling the ad itself to different sleazebags who are selling different nutritional supplements.  So it's quite possible that the pill purveyors are changing, while the fake reports are staying the same.


[update June 12, 2016 -- the same technique is now being used to sell beauty products called Gavali and Vida using a fake Vogue article-- see http://pricefixer.blogspot.com/2016/06/melania-trump-fake-vogue-article-gavali.html]

[update July 7, 2016 -- I'm still getting tons of hits for my posts on Geniux, Neurocell, Adderin, and Synagen, which suggests that they are still perpetrating this scam.  Today, I happened to run across a May 7, 2015 Forbes article by Matthew Herper addressing a similar scam involving a fake Forbes story with fake testimonials by Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, and a guy from Shark Tank (Mark Cuban).  Forbes actually took the trouble to interview Buffet and the Shark Tank guy and confirmed that they had never taken the supplement at issue (something called BrainStorm Elite). And someone even reported the matter to the Federal Trade Commission:
“That’s something that we typically see,” says Richard Cleland, assistant director in the Division of Advertising Practices at the Federal Trade Commission. “A lot of fingerpointing. ‘I’m not to blame, they’re to blame, I didn’t get the money, they got the money, I didn’t write the ad, they wrote the ad.’ I think from our point of view it’s not a legal defense. We can and have and will go after the manufacturer and the affiliates.”
By the same logic, the FTC should be going after the sellers of Geniux, Neurocell, Adderin, and Synagen, as well as all the other fake pills documented here.

Mr. Cleland's contact info is readily available on the internet here: For convenience here is his phone number and email address:

Richard Cleland
Assistant Director Division of Advertising Practices
Phone: 202-326-3088
Email: rcleland@ftc.gov

If you're annoyed by this scam -- or have been victimized by it -- I suggest you call or email Mr. Cleland and point him to this site.  You can mention FTC Complaint Ref. No. 65703157, although that doesn't seem to have gone anywhere.

---end of update--]

Another reader of the Synagen post filed a complaint with the FTC (Federal Trade Commission), and provided us with its reference number.  As far as I can tell, the FTC hasn't done anything yet.  If you want to help stop this scam, call them (877-382-4357), give them the reference number (65703157), and tell them to get cracking!

So again, Neurocell is just the latest name for a kind of sugar pill that these crooks will be happy to sell you for $49 per bottle.

And what I said in my post about the fake CNN report on Synagen applies here as well:

I didn't personally see the link that you might have clicked on to get to the "Neurocell" ad, but here's the one they used for Synagen and Cogniq -- I bet it's very similar:



And what I said in the Synagen IQ post applies here as well (edited only to add in Neurocell):

If you clicked and found a CNN report that touted the amazing benefits -- as shown by a Harvard(!) study -- of a pill called Neurocell, or a pill called "Synagen IQ", or a pill called "Cogniq," you've come to the right place.  They are all  clearly scams, because the reports use the same fake celebrity endorsements (Stephen Hawking, Anderson Cooper, Bill Gates, Ashton Kutcher, Denzel Washington, Tom Brady, and more), fake Harvard doctors, fake CNN doctors, and even the same pathetic typos in describing fake results of these fake and fraudulent pills.

As mentioned in the SynagenIQ post:

It's difficult to associate either product with a particular company name (if you're in the scam business, you'll change company and product names frequently).  Here are some names that Cogniq has been associated with:  Deepsea Nutrition, EyeFive, Urevive Inc, and CogniQ LLC, all of which have the same address:  7308 S. Alton Way, Centennial, Colorado.  I hope somebody catches up to them soon and shuts them down.

UPDATE April 7, 2016

I was just doing some research to find support for one of my other posts, and I ended up on this page:



So they are even inserting the ad in the middle of old news articles.  For those who are interested, the point of my other post is to persuade African American voters that Hillary's current attempt to align herself with President Obama -- the reason she does so well with the African American vote, and the only reason she is even still in the race -- is just more cynical Clinton politicking.  End of update; here's the other post, with this picture:  http://pricefixer.blogspot.com/2016/04/hillary-clintons-calculated-courtship.html

Anyway, enough of that.  Below is the fake CNN report about Neurocell.  Sorry about the formatting; you get the picture.  Note that as of this posting, the links below are live.  I do NOT recommend clicking on them


Stephen Hawking Predicts, “This Pill Will Change Humanity" - Harvard Study Shows Brain Boosting “Smart Drug” Proven To Double IQ Is The Biggest Discovery In History




BY RICHARD MASON 
Updated 0202 GMT(0902HKT) Wednesday, September 9, 2015Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Recently Hawking made some comments in an interview with Anderson Cooper about a brain booster that would become the biggest event in human history

Stephen Hawking credits his ability to function and maintained focused on such a high level to a certain set of “smart drugs” that enhance cognitive brain function and neural connectivity, while strengthening the prefrontal cortex and boosting memory and recall.

In an interview with Anderson Cooper, Stephen Hawking said that his brain is sharer than ever, more clear and focused and he credits a large part to using Neurocell Hawking went on to add “The brain is like a muscle, you got to work it out and use supplements just like body builders use, but for your brain, and that’s exactly what I’ve been doing to enhance my mental capabilities”.

Everyone that has taken this, from athletes like Tom Brady to musicians like kanye West have nothing but praise for the brain booster, which doubles IQ, skyrockets energy levels and connects areas of the brain not previously connected. Neurocell works so well for these guys, we had to ask... Is it safe?

After 7 years Harvard Scientists Finally Break New Ground & Usher In The Future Of Brain Science With Invention Of New Smart Drug That Increases IQ, Memory And Focus Up To %100

Over a decade ago ago Harvard assembled a team of neuroscientists to work on coming up with a natural brain supplement that could effortlessly boost IQ.

Today, those scientists made the breakthrough they were seeking and made the discovery of a lifetime.They came up with a brain boosting smart drug that surpasses all limits of known science.

The Supplement they created is now THE best treatment available to improve memory, sharpen attention, increase focus and boost overall IQ.

After numerous rounds of testing results were astonishing. One test subject was quoted as saying:
“As soon as I took it started working within minutes of taking it. All of a sudden, it felt like a dark cloud had been lifted up from in front of me. I was more alert, more focused, had long lasting energy, and experienced a mental clarity that I’d never felt before” – Ben Lishger Harvard Sophomore."
The Lead Researcher on the team Dr.Rosenhouse gave us an exclusive inside look at the ingredients that make up this revolutionary smart drug:
“It is engineered with all the ingredients containing vitamins and essentials that your brain needs to ensure improvement in all aspects of cognitive growth, while including short and long term memory, focus, energy, problem solving capabilities and total brain performance. 

We are all very grateful to have this now, as I believe it can help everyone on the planet and take us to the next stage of evolution. We’re very proud."
His associate Dr.cortigan went on to say:
“This revolutionary brain booster enables your brain to be the most efficient it can. It energizes the tissue and functions deep at a cellular level. It makes your brain cells perform their task genuinely and keeps away all kinds of mental fatigue or weakness. Its truly a remarkable breakthrough.”
But what does this all mean for the rest of us? Could this pill help ordinary people like you and me?

The only way to find out is to try it an luckily The Harvard team has patented and sold the rights to major manufacturers who currently have a limited 3 month supply.

For me, my major concern is my work. I feel taking this brain supplement could help improve my work and increase my income.

Sometimes, just one simple decision can drastically change the course of your life. Literally, one click could be the difference between living paycheck to paycheck and taking a bus to work to owning mansions, yachts, private jets and never ever having to worry about money ever again.

As Warren Buffett famously says “the more you learn, the more you earn”.

Are you ready to take the next step in improving your life, feeling sharper and smarter than ever before and making millions or billions in the process?
“I wouldn’t have developed my patent formula if not for this amazingly incredible brain supplement .” – says Dr. Rosenhouse
Are you ready to find out if this can work for you? We already ordered ours and will be writing a follow up piece on the results, we encourage you to do the same.

The only thing you have to do is try it and see for yourself. Who knows, maybe this could be the one little decision that changes your life. Write us and let us know. Best of luck!
CNN STORY UPDATE - Wednesday, September 9, 2015Wednesday, September 9, 2015
CNN Experts call this new supplement the biggest advancement in brain science to date...



CNN broke the news first and uncovered that Neurocell raises levels of focus and performance every day by 300%.

As we researched, we began to see that this supplement has been quickly gaining traction around the world. Celebrities and athletes alike are already rumored to be taking the pill with the full scale public release expected shortly. The company and product is called Neurocell. The site claimed thatNeurocell contained a very unique formulation of natural vitamins and minerals which together unlock untapped parts of the human brain. Our resident brain scientist Dr Raqif conducted his own independent analysis of the supplement and his findings seemed to mirror Neurocell's claims. According to Dr Raqif, "he's never seen a food based supplement deliver such a profound upward lift in brain function before".
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Genius Steven Hawkings has Admitted To Using Neurocell To Triple His Memory.
We tested it ourselves - did it live up to the hype?
After our research led to such positive reviews, we simply had to try Neurocell ourselves to verify whether this was all hype. Almost every single man in the building volunteered to test it out but we chose our very own Anderson Cooper. Below is his account of using Neurocell over a 4 week period.




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CNN's Anderson Cooper has admitted that takingNeurocell he memorizes lines better.
14 Day Summary - Anderson Cooper's Neurocell Results:

Anderson has been with CNN for years."The
 Neurocell pills were extremely hard to come by" says Cooper. He goes on to say, "If you can get your hands on these pills - get them right away." We had to wait 2 weeks before we got a bottle to test as it was sold out almost everywhere or over $300 a bottle from people trying to sell it for profit eBay People were paying top dollar for them on there. 

The discounted bottle of
 Neurocell was delivered in a few days from ordering and with surprisingly inexpensive shipping. Before putting Cooper on the test, our team ran a little bit of our own research before we put Cooper on the test and found:

Neurocell has been clinically proven to:
·         Sky-rocket Concentration by 32%
·         Improve Creative Thinking
·         Boost Energy
·         Enhance Memory Recall
·         Increase IQ Scores by 47%
Neurocell arrived within 4 days of having placed my order Online for the bottle and were inexpensive to ship. To test out the product, I took one Neurocell pill every morning for 4 weeks.
Anderson Cooper's 14 DAY Neurocell EXPERIENCE
Day 1 Brain
DAY 1
I took one and forgot all about it. Maybe 20-30 minutes later I felt odd. I can only describe it by saying my mind felt calm and still. I was playing a Men's mind game' and scored 100% on every answer. It was like that feeling you get when you have just woken up. Light headed so to speak but this was different. I was light headed and spaced out but in the zone at the same time. Can't explain it - but it was awesome.
Day 5 Brain
DAY 5
I was shocked at the drastic results. Over the course of the next 5 days I found myself bouncing out of bed and felt ready to take on the day - usually I need to snooze 3 times. I felt motivation to get stuff done and often power through.
Day 14 Brain
DAY 14
After 14 days, not only had all my doubts and skepticism absolutely vanished - Thing's that annoyed me were no longer an issue. I hardly got stressed and when I did, I was able to control my emotions and get back into peak performance and state.
My Thoughts On Neurocell
Neurocell is the real deal. The increase in focus, creativity and overall mental performance was a little bit scary to be honest - I felt like a different person. I didn't notice any side effects at all either. I need to order a box of these before they are released into stores. - Anderson Cooper



"The results were unbelievable. Every aspect of my mental performance accelerated from day 1. A must try" - Bill Gates's Last Interview With CNN
With the full market release of the supplement scheduled for later this year, Neurocell is bound to make a splash. Experts say government intervention is likely to limit the release of the supplement due to its potent effects. That said, the company is offering limited bottles of the supplement for the next few weeks. See below a men's health special promotion for you to get a discounted bottle of Neurocell today. Try it and please do write in to let us know what you think.
IMPORTANT: *Discounted bottles are quickly running out so we cannot guarantee you will get a bottle.
EXCLUSIVE FOR OUR READERS ONLY!
WHILE SUPPLIES LAST (discounts limited) As of Wednesday, September 09, 2015Wednesday, September 09, 2015 there are still discounted bottles available. Act Fast!

If you click on any of the links to order a bottle, you get a page like this:

As of this writing, the "customer care" link (not depicted above) gives the following information:
Customer Service
We pride ourselves at providing outstanding customer service and support to all of our
clients. We understand that questions and concerns may arise. Our customer service
staff will be happy to assist you with any billing or shipping questions you may have.

Please Note: To ensure that our new customers have read and agree to our terms & conditions,
all new orders must be placed online, thank you.

Contact Us at:

NeuroCell

PO Box 153201
Suite 1094
Tampa, FL 33684
Phone: 1-(844) 272 0011
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It might be interesting to compare this information to that for Synagen and Cogniq.

UPDATE Jan 24, 2016: 

Of course if you're googling any of these products, you've probably noticed that there are a number of clearly fake reviews out there.  Those "articles" are designed to attract hits from users trying to figure out whether the products are scams or not.  Today I took a look at some of these articles, and found that they include certain "fake news reports" that are just as fraudulent as the Stephen Hawking/Anderson Cooper scam, albeit on a less blatant scale.  Here are my findings, plus a copy of one of the articles.  Bottom line is that either health-writer Kelly Everson is a fake personage to begin with, or her name is being used without permission, or she is some kind of a shill for this industry.  I would welcome a clarification/explanation from Ms. Everson or anyone familiar with her work.

 http://pricefixer.blogspot.com/2016/01/examinercom-fake-article-scam.html

91 comments:

  1. I think these same shit bags are selling Rejuviderme, a wrinkle cream. At least the ad style and approach are the same. I will bet you that it is the same company behind it.

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    1. Thanks for the tip. I see that Rejuviderme seems to use the same basic technique (of creating false hits on "Rejuviderme scam") but do they also use the Stephen Hawking link? If anyone has additional evidence regarding Rejuviderme, please post it.

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    2. You should certainly call the company (I assume they gave you a phone number with the order), and ask for your money back. If they know what's good for them, they'll give it back to you.

      If they don't give it back (and really, even if they do), you should call the Federal Trade Commission and tell them what happened. It should be easy -- they already have a case open for this. Call them at 877-382-4357 and give them the reference number 65703157. And then you'd be doing the rest of the world a favor if you come back here and tell us what happened.

      Good luck!

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    3. What's funny is the ads and press releases and fake news stories for this crap are filled with spelling, grammatical and punctuation errors. Hey, look! I wrote a properly spelled and punctuated, grammatical post without taking any of this garbage. You can, too!

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    4. If you haven't tried this pill, how do you know, that it is a garbage?

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    5. We can assume it's garbage because they rely on false and fraudulent advertising to sell it. If it were a legitimate product, they would have actual endorsements, as opposed to fake endorsements.

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    6. Thank goodness someone else noticed the punctuation, spelling and grammatical errors. Before thinking this was a scam, I tried to send an email suggesting these pills were fed to the proof readers and editors. Surprise - none of the links worked except to order the garbage.

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    7. This scam is moving through a scrabble board of made up names. I am surprised that it is showing up on NewsMax websites. As a result I have discontinued all NewsMax publications. If anyone needs a complete copy of the web page advertising all the comments and the ingredients I will be happy to provide it to you. I have filed an FTC complaint and looking at what legal remedies there might be.

      Arcie Mizelle
      arciemizelle2010@gmail.com

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    8. Thanks for filing the complaint -- I really appreciate your taking action on this. Please let us know what happens next!

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  2. Bless you for exposing this scam

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    1. I started taking this pills a few months ago, I can now do stuff only normal humans can dream of, even fly using my mind. ;)

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  3. Well, I was going to try it but wanted more reviews. I will still look for more elsewhere. But, I am not ordering it today, for sure. Thanks for your reviews. KP

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    1. These aren't really reviews. This post just exposes the scam. I don't need to try the pill to know it's a scam -- if you look at the other posts, the same ad is used to sell pills with different names. I think that proves the point -- Anderson Cooper didn't do the same trial of BOTH Synagen and Neurocell.

      The point here is that what's in the pill doesn't matter (and at best will only give the true believers a placebo effect). And the name doesn't matter either. What matters is that this ad apparently helps sell a large number of pills, under any number of different names, and is helping some very dishonest people make a lot of money off of some of the more vulnerable people among us.

      I guarantee you that any positive review you find will either be fake, or be by someone who has been "tricked" by a placebo effect.

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    2. These aren't really reviews. This post just exposes the scam. I don't need to try the pill to know it's a scam -- if you look at the other posts, the same ad is used to sell pills with different names. I think that proves the point -- Anderson Cooper didn't do the same trial of BOTH Synagen and Neurocell.

      The point here is that what's in the pill doesn't matter (and at best will only give the true believers a placebo effect). And the name doesn't matter either. What matters is that this ad apparently helps sell a large number of pills, under any number of different names, and is helping some very dishonest people make a lot of money off of some of the more vulnerable people among us.

      I guarantee you that any positive review you find will either be fake, or be by someone who has been "tricked" by a placebo effect.

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  4. I received this email... So where are these celebs and why no public statement to stop these repetitive scams... Makes you wonder who is really involved... How about the calls from 202 area...Washington DC...IRS ...send in your tax $$$ you are delinquent...a marshal is serving an arrest warrant unless you send in the $$$... Ill stay on the phone with you while you go to western union and then ill give you info where to send...hint...always an Indian or Pakistani with a name like John Marshal... Yeah and In Barack...never hear about a bust only that the scam is out there...CORRUPTION IS RUNNING RRAMPANTIN THIS COUNTRY....

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  5. Thanks for this! My wife has been reading the ads and wanted to try it. One link and I found everything I needed. Keep up the great work.

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    1. Thanks for writing, and I'm glad you found us!

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  6. So transparently a scam. I saw one ad that includes a "comments" section like this one. Instead of a date and time when the comment was left, it states "a few seconds ago". The first comment is from a guy who claims that 3 weeks after taking Neurocell he got a promotion and 3 months after that he became the CEO. Clearly these guys are not taking their own pill because, as scams go, this is not very sophisticated.

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    1. Yeah, and all the "comments" have an edit link under them. Curious, as i had never seen a comment section that let you edit other people's comments, i clicked... And ended up at getneurocell.com. Idiots.

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  7. Damn, if there is anyone on this planet that needs their IQ doubled it is I.

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  8. They are using Kanye West as an example of someone who uses this! To me that is like showing how fireproof something is by lighting it with a match and having it explode in your face.

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  9. Actually I did my due diligence and researched the ingredients in this product. I suggest you may Sayers do the same. Bacopa Monnieri IS in many scientific Placebo controlled Doyble Blund studies showing its effectiveness Check it put yourself. And the other ingredients yourself. If you haven't done your research don't be an idiot and knock it! I've been involved and have my degree in Holistic Nutrition so never take anyone's word for something in this day of scams and hackers but I checked this one out and you should too. It is a bit pricey for what you can get Bacopa for at your local health food store but I feel the other ingredients warrant the addtl cost. Hope this helps someone out there that is truly looking for a product like this. I was looking to help someone with Parkindons and found several legitimate studies on Bacopa and that condition as well��❣

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    1. Sorry for the misspelling above I'm on my "smart phone" lol have a healthy day all!

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    2. I have no idea whether Bacopa is any good or not (or even what it is), but if they would lie about Anderson Cooper's endorsement, wouldn't they also lie about whether Bacopa is even in it? The reason we know it's a scam is that we can all tell that they are lying to us. If you must get Bacopa, get it somewhere else.

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    3. I have a degree in Nursing. A BSN a bachelors of science in nursing. There are a lot of ingredients that are "legit" or have had studies done. These are short term studies that are done with variable amounts of one particular ingredient, and they are published. It's not hard to get that information. And If I were a shithead scam artist that wanted my "wonder" pill to look legit, well...guess what, I can go on line and look these studies up for a few bucks. Nothing about this product or of what it claims seems legit in any way, shape or form. In fact, it looks like they are praying on people that watched the Bradley Cooper movie about the same kind of pill, and now the equally popular T.V show spin off from the movie. I'm sorry, but a humans IQ stays the same through their entire life span after the maturation of the brain at about age 5-6. There is NO pill that can change that as of this day. Or else we wouldn't need to ever worry about neuro-degenerative disease like Parkinson's and ALS and many more horrible diseases. Don't buy into the hype.

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    4. so the man said these are smart pills I said they look like rabbit droppings He said see how smart your getting

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    5. Funny Lee! Anyone know about Provasil? I am not for sure any off this natural stuff is more than concentrated unnaturalized formed food, however, could it hurt to feed the brain on good ingredient's...supposing they exist in a pill form? Troy

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    6. ....spelling!..."any of this natural stuff..."

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    7. "I've been involved and have my degree in Holistic Nutrition"

      All the more reason to not take anything you say seriously.

      http://dieteticdirections.com/dietitian-vs-nutritionist-vs-holistic-nutritionist/

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  10. What, if anything, is CNN doing about this? I'd think they'd at least be concerned about their own reputation, if not sending a reporter over to knock on their door and do an expose.

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    1. I don't know. I think someone needs to send them a link to this blog. As I said somewhere else, at this point, I think they are partly to blame for this.

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    2. Why don't Hawkins and the others speak out

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    3. Why don't Hawkins and the others speak out

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    4. The answer seems to be that it's more trouble than it's worth for celebrities to stop this kind of abuse. But at a certain point, I think we need to hold the celebrities themselves responsible. Anderson Cooper surely knows about it, and Stephen Hawking probably does too (he's very smart). And yet they are letting it happen. It's almost as bad as if they really endorsed these scam products.

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    5. They cancel or refund your money if you insist. 1-844-272-0011 First they try a free upgrade.

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    6. They do not refund your money. Infact, it is almost impossible to get them to stop the auto billing. There is always a loophole for companies to get out of a "money back guarantee." believe me. if they offer a 100% money back guarantee, there is some sort of way that they can make money one you. weither it's off of the shipping cost, (they usually charge waaaay more then it actually cost them to ship the product.) or they just don't answer your calls or letter or emails until the period of time it's eligible is over and done with. If you have 90days, then they will get back to you in 91 days. It's only when you have a legitimate legal issue with a company that will cost them money, that they will finally give in. Because that's what they are about, making money.

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    7. Praying on the stupid, gullible, or the uninformed is not a crime. "Buyer Beware" know the small print. Do your research or homework. And thanks to sites like this, you can see the truth in many of the scams out there that are used to pray on the public.

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    8. Separating stupid and gullible people from their money is not always a crime (businesses like used car sales and windows replacement are built around it), but using fake ads to sell fake products like these is clearly fraud, and I'm pretty sure it violates the laws of most if not all states, as well as a number of federal laws. As soon as these crooks change the name of their product again, this site won't help people trying to look for the truth.

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    9. Separating stupid and gullible people from their money is not always a crime (businesses like used car sales and windows replacement are built around it), but using fake ads to sell fake products like these is clearly fraud, and I'm pretty sure it violates the laws of most if not all states, as well as a number of federal laws. As soon as these crooks change the name of their product again, this site won't help people trying to look for the truth.

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    10. Just as any newspaper does takes the ad money without the liability CNN does the same takes the ad money without the Liability I just wonder about the Spokespersons and the use of their Image and names if they are taking compensation should say so if not should be suing

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    11. same article is being used for InteliGen brain supplements

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    12. Thanks Nancy -- I looked, but couldn't find any confirmation that they are using the same article for Inteligen. That doesn't mean they aren't -- the article comes and goes -- but if they are, I'd like to do a post on it. If you have a link or something to share, please do so.

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  11. Ball-less Basturds. Death by Crucifixion!

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  12. Same article is being used for brainenhancer IQ

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  13. I was suckered in by their ad and have been using NeuroCell for a couple of months now. Result: NO DIFFERENCE for before and after. I should have suspected something when I noticed on the label where it has their address(and no URL) they misspelled their own name! They posted it as NueroCell instead of NeuroCell.

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    1. I'm sorry to hear it. Please consider calling the FTC and telling them your experience. They have a reference number for this scam, and they should be shutting it down. The phone number is 877-382-4357, and the reference number is 65703157.

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    2. January 27, 2016 12:37 PM

      DARN! I was so hopeful to find a supplement made from food not chemicals that would help my tiredness, focus, and clear thinking. I have had fibromyalgia for 27 years and am constantly in pain and have very low energy. I almost fell for it until I saw the price. I was recently widowed and am on a fixed income. Good thing I can't afford it. Thank you for this blog!

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    3. You're welcome -- I'm glad you didn't fall for it!

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    4. You're welcome -- I'm glad you didn't fall for it!

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    5. they really work after the first bottle I was smart enough NOT to BUY a second

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    6. Don't think people are taking the pills the right way. If you take them early in the morning, 30 minutes before your first meal, you will see the tremendous results. I can do stuff with my brain I only use to read in comic books. I can even type using my mind... and fingers. These pills are a must have if you want to be like S. Hawkings... in a wheelchair and very ugly. Other than that, eat more vegetables.

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  14. When I searched EBay..I found several listings of these same "pie in the sky" brain booster pill by Neurocell for $69.95 but all were sold out...I bet if you research these ebay vendors you will uncover that these are the same scammers selling neurocell online site to make their $39.95 bottle look like a great deal...Sorry Fckrs!

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  15. When I searched EBay..I found several listings of these same "pie in the sky" brain booster pill by Neurocell for $69.95 but all were sold out...I bet if you research these ebay vendors you will uncover that these are the same scammers selling neurocell online site to make their $39.95 bottle look like a great deal...Sorry Fckrs!

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    1. Thanks for doing that and for reporting on it. That sounds exactly right -- they have all kinds of clever ways of making you think you're getting a good deal, and that you're lucky if you can get the product at all.

      It's just sad that people (probably mostly elderly people on fixed incomes) are still falling for it, and that neither the FTC nor any of the celebrities whose names are being used has done anything about it.

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  16. This is the first honest site that is talking about this bogus scam. Great job. I some of the same questions that people are asking. Like "why are these celebs doing endorsing this product. Well, The company are just taking things that the celebs said at one point in their lives and either adding to it or putting it out of context. If people start creating a scandal of sorts, I guarantee you, these celebs would put a stop to this shit pronto.

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    1. They are not just taking stuff out of context. They are putting words into the celebrities mouths that the celebrities never said. If anyone can think of a way to make the celebs care about how their reputations are being misused, go for it -- it would be great if this were stopped.

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  17. What I don't understand is how websites such as MSN, Yahoo, Bing or any of these websites of whom are supposed to represent credible articles and news are allowed to display adds such as this. If you go to the MSN home page you will most likely find this Neurocell add in its upper right corner right next to an Obama speech or etc. I'm sure this where most of you stumbled upon the article. This type of behavior is in my opinion just as bad as crediting false words on behalf of celebrities and doctors. I believe these websites should share some if not equal responsibility with the company pushing the products.

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    1. I agree with you. I assume that the scammers just submit this as advertising, and the computers at MSN, Yahoo, CNN etc are not sophisticated enough to realize that these are actually fake and fraudulent news reports. But by not having better computers -- and also by not doing some kind of a human double-check -- one would think that these internet portal sites are being very negligent.

      If people are buying these products as a result of these ads -- and they certainly are -- then one could try to hold these portal pages responsible in a class action. Of course, it's probably peanuts to most class action lawyers . . . . So the scammers know they won't get sued, and elderly people keep falling for the scam.

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    2. I agree with you. I assume that the scammers just submit this as advertising, and the computers at MSN, Yahoo, CNN etc are not sophisticated enough to realize that these are actually fake and fraudulent news reports. But by not having better computers -- and also by not doing some kind of a human double-check -- one would think that these internet portal sites are being very negligent.

      If people are buying these products as a result of these ads -- and they certainly are -- then one could try to hold these portal pages responsible in a class action. Of course, it's probably peanuts to most class action lawyers . . . . So the scammers know they won't get sued, and elderly people keep falling for the scam.

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  18. I placed an order of the so called Neurocell and the amount stated on the payment page doesn't conform on the confirmation email I received. So I emailed them and cancelled my order and They did replied to me right away that they cancelled my order.

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    2. Interesting. They are probably making so much money selling this fake stuff that they can't take the time to make their forms match up. It doesn't surprise me that they would cooperate on refunds -- if they don't people will start reporting them to the FTC or their local Better Business Bureau.

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  19. Put them in jail.

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  20. If what you say is true-Why are they allowed to blatantly lie & continue? Where is the FDA, FCC,& these well knowns-why are they not filing suit against them????

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/mybenefit/fb/hawkingdiscovery.html?sid=us40_dis

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    1. I don't think I've said anything that could possibly be untrue -- if the same Anderson Cooper trial and Stephen Hawking testimonials are used to sell about 10 differently-named and packaged nutritional supplements, then that pretty much proves that it's all fake, including the supplements. As for why nobody has shut them down, why don't you call the FTC and ask them -- and let us know what they say. Phone number is 877-382-4357, and the reference number for this problem is 65703157. At least that's what I've been told.

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  21. I think They have out a new product name now just recently updated. It is called geniux

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    1. Thanks Mandi -- someone alerted that one to me already -- I have a post on it dated Feb. 16, 2016. Sure is hard to keep up!

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  22. They old saying its to good to be true buyer beware

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  23. I watch alot of Anderson Cooper. And he's not big on pills that should have been a dead give away.

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  24. I watch alot of Anderson Cooper. And he's not big on pills that should have been a dead give away.

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  26. Geniux have the best capability in improving the learning and memorizing capability of a person. Buy geniux for further more improvement in your brain capability.

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    1. Obviously not. See the post on geniux -- it runs the same ad.

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  27. These supplements caters to different age group and have a lot of benefits. If you are searching for the best brain supplements that work to increase the mental alertness and memory power, Cogniflex capsule is the unique and perfect choice.

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    1. I don't know why people think this is a good site to try to advertise brain supplements on, especially when they can't write a grammatical English sentence. My guess is that Cogniflex is no better than any of the brain supplements that are running the scams documented here.

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  28. i know it as i tried it as well one another scam which Geniux Brain Supplement it also seems to be same

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  29. here is the current url for the neurocell scam
    http://cnnlocalnews.com/?AFID=107506&SID=90564407004

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  30. Thank you for this site.

    I doubt I'll ever be amazed at the gullibility and/or flat-out stupidity of people. The perpetrators are simply 21st-century snake oil salesmen. P. T. Barnum certainly had it right about suckers being born every minute.

    People: there's simply No Free Lunch in nature: no quickie shortcuts to faster brains, bigger muscles (no matter where on the body - paying attention, men?), making "millions -- even billions [!?!]" (of dollars).

    I'm generally a compassionate soul, and I understand and appreciate that desperation makes for fertile ground vis-a-vis leaving logic at the door. Even so, the elderly in particular ought to have lived life long enough to realize that "too good to be true" is exactly what it means -- EVERY TIME -- when it comes to these scams (and most everything else).

    Like "alien abductions", "shape shifters", and Shangri-La, were any of these true there would be universally recognized, irrefutable proof of their reality. Wishing it doesn't make it true.

    All the more so for fake fixes/so-called "miracle cures" - whether beauty, health or spirit.

    Please people: you were blessed with a brain to use - a device capable of incredible discernment and analysis. There's a deep irony in not employing yours to determine the fakery at hand when it comes to "IQ Boosters".

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    1. Doh! That opening sentence should read, "I doubt I'll ever CEASE TO be amazed at the gullibility . . ."

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    2. Thanks for this saguaro -- I couldn't agree more. Sadly, snake-oil salesmen have always been with us, preying on the hopes and dreams that all of us share.

      And even more sadly, as technology advances, it will probably get worse before it gets better, because the "snake oil" pitch becomes more believable. Before long, there will be new and verifiable ways of making us smarter and longer-lived, and quite likely the first place we'll hear about it is on CNN.

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  31. Has anyone else experienced received this in a group email from a trusted friend? I opened her email, but did not click on the link therein.

    Here is the email, edited for her privacy:


    I was amazed!
    http://thought.dralanlin.com/Julia_B***** Isn't it wonderful?




    Julia B*****

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  32. Just saw it as IQ+ for the product name as well. So watch out for that. Same bogus Hawking/Cooper ad was used, just changed the name.

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  33. Just saw a new one with a different name, they advertise it also with the IntelGEN name. Watch out guys. Thank you for this post.

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  34. A new form of this scam just came in via Skype: the thing is now called IntelGEN

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    1. Second that!
      And it came in via a supposed message from a relative.
      :(

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  35. Quick check on this "patented" formula. The United States Patent Office records show no patent application or issued patent naming any of the cited researchers "Rosenhouse" and "Cortigan" on any subject matter like that advertised. Just one of the asserted "facts" that can be easily proven or disproven. In this case, disproven.

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  37. the recommended dosage level. If headaches occur, consider adding a good quality choline supplement to your routine. For other Oxiracetam side effects, reduce dosage or discontinue, even if only for a few days. geniux website

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