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What does a pill advertised as Shark Tank’s biggest deal in history and a pill that was developed by a master’s student have in common? They are both keto scams.


Keto Scam on Instagram

After seeing the profile @sarahjohnson.stanford on Instagram (and its many other variations of Sarah and Stanford), we started to fall into the rabbit hole of keto weight loss scams.

This person does not exist. In fact, it says so on the clickable link in her bio. There is a company out there using these Instagram accounts that have STOLEN transformation photos from other pages claiming that these individuals used their pill. There is an elaborate backstory as to how the pill was created, but the real kicker is that these ketogenic diet pills keep changing names.


Different Names, Same Scam

Every time you click on the link you get a different name. Just in a matter of minutes, we got the following names:

  • Purefit Keto
  • Keto Rapid Max Pure
  • Keto Legend
  • Holistic Bliss Keto
  • Keto Supreme
  • Keto Max Burn
  • Keto RX
  • Envy Naturals Keto
  • Shark Tank Keto Diet Pills


What is the Big Issue with these Keto Scam Diet Pills?

None of these so-called keto pills have any ingredients listed. These keto diet scam pills make ludicrous claims like being “scientifically proven to block fat,” but they have no explanation as to how they work.

They rope you in by promising a free bottle of magic keto pills and free shipping but don’t tell you there is an automatic renewing fee. There are numerous complaints online on the Better Business Bureau’s website about getting charged $90+ after trying to cancel the subscription.

Diving deeper into fraudulent keto claims, we came across the Shark Tank keto diet pills that were supposedly the biggest deal ever in the show’s history… The problem is that they were never on Shark Tank. The photos they used from Shark Tank were stolen from different women, and the news reporters’ photos for their website were also stolen.

Our friend, Suzanne Ryan (@ketokarma), had her photos stolen by the company Keto Slim Life ( They claimed she lost 120 pounds on their pill. This was completely false and belittled all of her hard work.


Beyond Losing Money: What is the Bigger Issue?

Losing money is terrible, but what is even worse? Damaging someone’s health.

We don’t know what ingredients are in these pills and they are completely unregulated. Not to mention these pills won’t work. What’s the result of all these potential health risks and no results? People who take these keto scam pills will blame the ketogenic diet and exogenous ketones for not working rather than the shady company.


How Do I Spot a Scam?

Here are a few red flags you should watch out for when buying any product claiming to be keto:

  1. Are the ingredients listed?
  2. Can you find REAL reviews on reputable websites?
  3. If they are on social media, do they tag the original poster of before and after photos?
  4. If it is BHB, is it in a pill? (it is very difficult to fit an efficacious dose of BHB in a pill)
  5. Are they Ketogenic Certified? (Earning the title of Ketogenic Certified means that they have been tested for efficacy and artificial sweeteners.)


My Advice

If you know me, you know I’m all about offense and I’m about to go on all-out offensive front educating stronger than ever about keto as it relates to the diet and even exogenous ketones. Both can and do have an impact on optimizing human potential, but when taken at of context, it brings a negative clout to the entire conversation. I believe this is a conversation worth protecting.

Do me a huge favor and please be cautious when buying any weight loss supplements. Additionally, thoroughly vet out exogenous ketones. It’s important to understand that an effective dose isn’t delivered in a pill and 99.9% of companies are using a racemic mixture so effectively it’s less than 50% as effective as they are even claiming.


How Do I Learn More About this Scam?

If you’d like to learn more about this topic, make sure to check out our in-depth video covering all aspects of this Shark Tank keto diet pill scam.

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Ralph Ferrara

how can they continue to advertise with the Shark experts selling it for them? why dont the Shark experts and Mark Cuban demand they stop using their names to sell this fake item?


OK…I have used the Shark Tank Keto pills for 3 weeks. I have lost no weight, whatsoever. Not only is this an absolute scam but I ordered one bottle and when I checked my bank account, they put me down for 5 bottles. Nearly $300 down the drain. I called the bank and wrote to the company and I was completely ignored. Shark Tank credibility has gone with this….why are they not hunting them down and taking care of this issue. I am a pensioner and that $300 was my food for two weeks and had to eat scraps…maybe thats… Read more »

David J. Sautter

Hello Ron,

Very sorry to hear about the issue with this company! I hope you were able to get the money back into your account.

Shark Tank does not endorse this product. The keto pill company manipulated images to make it appear that the Shark Tank group was enjoying the product, but the keto pills have never been featured on the show.

Unfortunately, there’s no magic keto pill out there. If you ever have questions about a ketogenic product, don’t hesitate to ask us.

Hope all is well!


I had the same thing happen to me, Wanted one bottle for $30 and they took £300 out of my account and sent 5 different products – 4 I’d never asked for. Sent them all back for a NO QUIBBLE guaranteed refund and now, SIX weeks later I am still chasing the for it but just getting computer generated platitudes

Chelsea Malone

Hi, Bob. Thanks for sharing your experience. It’s awful what this company is going to people. We recommend getting in contact with your bank or credit card company and reporting the charges as fraud.

terri coppock
terri coppock

how do you stop them from charging your account

David J. Sautter

Hello Terri,

The best thing to do is to contact your credit card provider, inform them of the charge, and have the card number changed.

Hope all is well!

Rhonda Fairfax

I found out the site was a scam because when you use your credit card, after entering your info and choosing how many bottles you want it then says thank you for your purchase. You never get a screen showing how much the total order is so you can hit accept. I checked my account to find $199.00 deducted from my account for 3 freaking bottles.

Chelsea Malone

Hi Rhonda! We are so sorry to hear that you were a victim of this scam, but we appreciate you taking the time to share your story so that others may not fall for it as well.