shark tank keto scam

Back in July, we created a YouTube video titled, Biggest Keto SCAM Ever! (SHARK TANK KETO SCANDAL) and we were absolutely astounded by the response.

At the time of recording our second part to this video, we had over 300 comments from individuals who had either almost been scammed by this company, or who had unfortunately not seen our video before purchasing these pills and lost hundreds of dollars.

 

What Is this Shark Tank Keto Scam?

If you are on social media, chances are you have seen advertisements for the groundbreaking Shark Tank Keto Diet Pills or the amazing diet pills Sarah from Stanford created to melt the fat right off your body. If this sounds too good to be true, it’s because it is… These pills were never on Shark Tank (or Dragon’s Den for those of you in Britain) nor did Melissa McCarthy, Kevin Smith, or Chrissy Teigen lose weight taking them.

These keto diet pills are a cheap, 800 mg BHB pill that will have no effect on your body. People are falling for the celebrity weight loss photos and claims of quick fat loss, buying the cheap free trial, and having their credit cards charged hundreds of dollars. And the worst part? Most people aren’t even receiving the product. Contacting customer service is impossible and the only way to get them to stop billing your card is to flat out cancel it.

 

Why are People Falling for This?

With incredible before and after photos of celebrities like Kim K and Megan Markle, 5-star reviews on Amazon, articles from reputable news sites like Us Weekly and Fox, and even airtime on TV shows like Shark Tank all endorsing this product, it seems like both an effective and legitimate product. That would be the case if any of their “evidence” was true. The websites and reviews are faked, the photos are stolen, and the claims are simply lies.

This company has even gone as far as to either endorse or create a fake supplement review website. We were contacted by ketogenicsupplementreviews.com in regards to taking a look at their educational keto content. After going through their website, nothing seemed out of the ordinary for a review site. After all, they have around 100 product reviews, breakdowns, and educational articles and they all seemed moderately scientific. It seemed legitimate until we read their page on the PureFit Keto pills, which are the same Shark Tank keto scam pills).

This review was extremely biased and completed untrue. The author said, “When I tried it, I saw an improvement in less than one week. Ketone markers were up 14.4% above my non-supplemental baseline”. There are several things wrong with this statement:

  • 800mg of BHB is not enough to cause an increase in ketone levels
  • A 14.4% increase of a 0.1-0.2 mmol baseline would only increase from 0.1 to 0.11.

They also try to cover up the rumors of this company stealing money from customers by saying, “We also want to address an issue that has been reported online where some customers were automatically rebilled after their first order. From what we can tell, this was not a problem on the company’s side, as those customers had mistakenly chosen the subscription package available.” We have checked the diet pill sites and they don’t have any options for monthly or a one-time subscription. They are just billing people automatically and for a lot more than the advertised price.

This review then went as far as to try and delegitimize the claims that this product is a scam by saying, “It seems more than a little likely that in the mostly unregulated keto supplement market, the players from competing products are behind much of the scam talk.”

The author of this review then recommends purchasing the product and includes an affiliate link. Sites like this hide their deficit intends around legitimate, scientific information to try and build credibility around the product.

 

What Products Should You Look Out For?

When investigating these pills, we realized it was more than just one product being sold. Every time you click on their link, the pop-up page is for a new keto weight-loss pill, with a completely different name and packaging, but the same claims, results, and before and after photos. Here are just some names of the pills we have found so far from this Shark Tank keto scam:

  • PureFit Keto
  • Keto Rapid Max Pure
  • Keto Legend
  • Holistic Bliss Keto
  • Keto Supreme
  • Keto Max Burn
  • Keto RX
  • Envy Naturals Keto
  • Ultra Apex Keto
  • Maxwell Keto

 

How Do I Avoid Falling for Scams Like This?

Here are some quick tips for avoiding any keto diet pill scams:

  1. BHB is not efficacious under a minimum of 3 grams. You cannot fit this quantity in a pill form, so try to avoid pill forms of BHB.
  2. If a product claims to have dramatic results, make sure these results are cited. If there are no studies to prove its effects, it probably doesn’t really have any.
  3. Do your research on reputable sites. Use PubMed or Google Scholar to find published papers on ingredients. Find out what dose you need for the product to be effective.
  4. Reach out to trusted resources. You can always DM Ketogenic.com on Instagram or Dr. Ryan Lowery on Instagram and ask for advice.
  5. Spread the word! Just because you will not fall for this scam, it doesn’t mean that someone you know or love will not. Let’s get the word out there that this product is a scam and save as many people as possible from the headache and loss of hundreds of dollars.
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Wayne Valentine
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Big scam. Stay away. Take money no customer service number and NO response to email. Took money and ran

Luria Johnson
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Luria Johnson

THIS IS A SCAM!! A SCAM!!!! A SCAM!!!! THE WHOLE THING. THE PRODUCT DOEN’T WORK!!! DO NOT!!! DO NOT!!! THEY WILL BILL YOUR ACCOUNT AS THEY WELL PLEASE AND WILL NOT SEND YOU A STATEMENT OR ANYTHING TO LET YOU KNOW HOW MUCH THE PRODUCT IS THAT YOU ARE PAYING FOR!!!!!! THE MONEY BACK GAURENTEE IS A JOKE!!! PLEASE BEWARE!!!!!

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Connie

I’m so happy I read your report on this Keto product. I was logging on the Keto website to order their pills. I will pass this on to all my friends! Thank you! Looking for a different product that will help me loose weight without the jitters.

dave
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dave

i fell for the scam and at 33 dollars a bottle i was charged 188 for the 2 get 1 free what i got was 1 bottle keto advanced weight loss 1 green coffee cleanse and 1 bottle garcinia the later two werent even mentioned i thought i was getting 3 bottles keto

Stephanie
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Stephanie

Thank you for the article. I was able to catch this scam in time. They charged me the shipping only (fortunately), so I lost $10.90 (that should have been $5.95) on Jan 30th. The product came in a fairly plain bottle (Keto Kit). It arrived when they said it would, but the website gave me no choice to also get the colon cleanse. Both came in the same package, but they charged me 2 shipping rates. I just called my bank and canceled my credit card today Feb 7th, before they could charge it again. There was NO option for… Read more »

Jennifer
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Jennifer

I really wish I would have seen this before I fell for it. I am trying to desperately cancel my “trial” offer now. I only ordered it a few minutes ago. Already it is billed to my credit card.

Hotdog
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Hotdog

Biggest scam, stay away. They sent products nothing like those in the ad, products which you can get anywhere, promised monthly delivery of products and confirmation email, which doesn’t happen, charged double the advertised price, they return emails but never answer simple questions.
Clearly taking the quick cash and running

Laurel
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I wa scammed. I lost close to $200 ordering the supplements. When I called the number on my bank statement, it was disconnected – of course. In addition, I was told that I had chosen an up-sell, and my account had been charged $19.93 a month for the past 6 months – another $120.00. The foreign account representative told me that I had ordered this, and I hadn’t. Then she said the email confirming my order was probably in trash. Lesson learned. Even ads that look legitimate cannot be trusted.

Paul Williams
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I was on Facebook and came across the Shark Tank ad touting Keto Fit. So I ordered a sample bottle. When it arrived the label said Ketogenic Valley. Then almost immediately I received another Bottle in the mail with a $91 charge to my credit card. I called them and told them That this was not what I ordered. I asked if they were associated with Keto Fit. She said no. I told them I wanted to return the product for a refund. She said that they don’t give refunds or accept returns. Is there any legal team out there… Read more »