1) The Website Shows Comparison Charts With Familiar Store Brands (Like Rid-X) at the bottom of their charts, while rating their ‘scam’ brands way at the top as both the #1 and #2 ‘High Rated’ products. They pretend they only ‘Carry the Best Brands’ when in realty, the ‘Best Brands’ just so happen to be the website owners own brand. This type of scam is popular and known as the “Fake Ratings scam and the website owner hopes that you will be fooled into buying the higher rated ‘sham’ product.
2) The Website Reviews Several Different Septic Additives – Claiming that they all Worked a ‘Little’, But Just Not as Well as Their ‘Best‘ septic treatment. They claim they are one of the few “lucky” stores able to sell this ‘superior’ miracle product yet it isn’t sold anywhere else on the internet!
3) They Create ‘Blogs’ or ‘News’ type websites using phrases like “See Which Product Performed Best!”. At first glance they appear to be non-biased review type sites but their goal is to trick you into buying their ‘own’ product that they fraudulently rate as #1.
4) They Claim to Have Tested Many Septic Products Using ‘Testers’ or ‘Users’ on ‘Real Homes’. Really? Where would they find all of those septic systems to test on? Where are those well documented, scientific based test results published? Hint: there were no tests conducted and this pitch is just another variation of a typical ‘We Have Proof’ scam
5) Testimonials Showing Pictures of ‘People’. Would anyone really send in a photo of themselves after using a septic treatment? Answer: Scammers know that using ‘images of people’ is a powerful way to help sell products.
6) Clicking their ‘Disclaimer’, ‘FTC’ or ‘About Us’ link takes you to a page explaining that their reviews or opinions are “fictional” or “advertorial”. Meaning, the entire website is full of reviews and false claims. But, scammers know that people rarely click disclaimer pages etc.
7) They place ad’s on Google like “Septic Treatment Scams” to fool you into thinking they will help you avoid a scam. The crazy thing is, THEY ARE THE SCAM! And, their ad is just another trick they use to (hopefully) scam you!
MY SECRET: Finding information on some scam companies was easy; all I had to do was type in the “name” of the product along with the word “lawsuit” into Google and presto! There they are – Just give it a try! Note: For some unknown reason, many of the scam companies are Located in Florida