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Elite Test 360 / Ripped Muscle X; two scams in one

If the big kids have been kicking sand in your face at the beach, you may not want to resort to these products.

Customers filed 55 complaints against Elite Test 360 at the Better Business Bureau as of 6/18/16.  Sixteen of them are billing and collection issues that will sound familiar to buyers of LUX HD450 clip-on phone lenses.  What a coincidence that the two companies share the same post-office box in Del Mar, CA.

The BBB rates the Elite Test 360 company C+, calling their advertised claims “Unsubstantiated:”

The BBB contacted EliteTest360 in January 2014 in regards to health claims made on the company’s website as well as concerns with the company’s 14 day trial. The BBB requested that the company substantiate the health and result claims made on their website, however the business response failed to do so. … The company also claims that the 14 day trial is in compliance with Visa and MasterCard “Regulations”.

This company’s website looks very professional, until you start to read the copy.  I dislike profiling, but broken English seems to be a classic symptom of dubious Internet scams:

So, why not trying something that is already used and already proven to give what is made for?

Never mind all those words.  Just look at the abs on the man who drinks the stuff!  But wait — is he a real customer, or is he just a model, like LUX HD450’s laughing bearded man?  My Google image search found that this picture is up on Flickr for free downloads.  It’s also featured in websites for Formula T10, Power Pro Testosterone, Testosterone VT Pro, Nitric Oxide Boosters, Pro Factor T 2000 and more, as well as a few legitimate health advice websites and a lot of Instagram accounts.

Returning to Elite Test 360, toward the bottom of the page we learn that Ripped Muscle X is based on creatine — which is a real thing, but associated with multiple health risks if you overdo it.  If you still want to take creatine, a supplement needn’t be expensive.  Amazon, a reputable company, offers many of them; for example, well-rated MET Rx Creatine 4200.  A 240-tablet bottle sells for $7.36 plus shipping.

Or, you could click Buy Ripped Muscle X on the Elite Test 360 website and …

… end up at a website about HT Rush?

Talk about bait-and-switch!  I see several interesting avenues to explore here.

  • Is there such a product as Ripped Muscle X, or is it just a fiction to attract men who fear they lack the stamina for sex?
  • Did the company switch suppliers, and their IT department (remember we’re talking about a post-office box here) hasn’t yet caught up?
  • Maybe if I accept the HT Rush sample, they’ll allow me to buy the Ripped Muscle X I origianlly wanted?  What would I do then?  Mix them together?
  • Maybe the Elite Test 360 website has been hacked, and its Order button has been hijacked?

Let’s try the Buy Elite Test 360 button:

Well, dang — that button has been hijacked too!  Now they’re pushing Pure Testo Xplode.

I’m reluctant to explore this labyrinth any further.  If you have, let me know how it turned out.  Seriously!  Your experience doing business with this company and trying its products, whatever they turn out to be, is bound to be instructive; and sharing it would be a community service.  I absolutely promise not to laugh.

Further thought about this “hijacking” led me to a different conclusion.  Web scammers can form tightly-integrated cooperative networks.  When something happened to their ability to sell these particular products, the fake review sites made a coordinated switch to different products.  I’ll write more about scammer networks shortly.