Shark Tank Skin Care Scam

shark Tank Skin Care ScamFor the past year or so, I have been inundated with complaints about a Shark Tank skin care scam. Most of the complaints come from people who ordered the product and had their credit cards charged without authorization for as much as $109! The so-called “biggest deal in Shark Tank history” is a TOTAL SCAM. DO NOT FALL FOR IT!

Various products use the same ad copy. Some of the products include Skin Fresh MD, Suisse, Luxure, Lumidair, Yuva Forever, Dermafixa and others. There are literally hundreds of sights, using the same – or similar – ad copy touting the various products as “the greatest step forward in skin care history.” They use a photo – like the one above – stating sisters “Anna and Samantha Martin won over the Shark Tank panel.”

Don't believe it!

Shark Tank Skin Care Scam Uses Other Celebrity Endorsements

In addition to a “quote” from Barbara Corcoran endorsing the product, other celebrity “endorsements” from Ellen Degeneres, Oprah, Megan Mullally, Sandra Bullock and Eva Longoria appear on the sales page. There is even a fake page that uses a legitimate Shark Tank product – Glow Recipe – as a lead in to link to the scam page.

In addition to using fake endorsements, the aforementioned Anna and Samantha Martin never appeared on the show. The photo looks real, but people familiar with Photoshop know pictures are easily faked. I can't even place the faces, and I've watched EVERY EPISODE at least twice.

Beware Scammy Marketing Ploys

Whatever landing page you hit (there may even be an ad for this scam company on our mobile site as they keep marketing under different product names and different URLS), you ultimately land on a page touting a $4.95 “trial offer.” What they don't tell you is they'll continuously charge your credit card and won't stop even after you ask them to (if you can even get them on the phone). Chances are, if you try to call the company, you won't get them on the line. According to Kyle Nardo of Nardo's Natural (season 3), “the scammers linked our customer service phone number to their sites.”

Barbara Corcoran actually confronted one of the scammers and is suing him. A good account of that is found here. The bottom line is this: DON'T believe every ad that says a product was featured on Shark Tank, whether it's one of the Shark Tank skin care scam ads or any other. Always check The Shark Tank Blog. We only feature companies that really appeared on the show. A quick search in our search box will let you know if the company is legitimate or not.

About Rob Merlino

Entrepreneur, auteur, raconteur. Rob Merlino is a blogger and writer who enjoys the Shark Tank TV show and Hot Dogs. A father of five who freelances in a variety of publications, Rob has a stable of websites including Shark Tank Blog, Hot Dog Stories, Rob Merlino.com and more.

Comments

  1. They claim there was something in the small print that give them the right to charge you the full price. The product doesn’t work any better than anything else on the market. I was ripped off for $170. I’ll never buy any Shark Tank product again or watch the show

    • Well don’t blame Shark Tank. These unscrupulous scammers are using a fake Shark Tank “winner” as the hook to suck you in. It is a scam and not affiliated with the show in any way. Any products listed on this site were on the show.

    • When something blows up as much as this product did, people are going to be fast to jump on and try to ride the rollercoaster upwards. This is the same thing we are seeing with cryptocurrencies right now. This isn’t representative of Shark Tank, the investors or the entrepreneurs!

      • Sandra Armbrust says:

        Be aware they are hijacking sites using their logos like Macy’s. I thought I was buying a product from Macy’s and it turned out to be one of those products from this scam that has tons of different names but same scam. It’s hell to get refund and to get them to stop. Everyone should call on the Attorney General and report them.

        • I found one on facebook tried to write all my information, but all of a suddedn, I stopped doing it. All of a sudden my fone gets nang of call that starts at 888. The first that the agent will say ” Ma’am u tried to order but never went through. Is your card no.ending in ### iPls confirm, so i hung up the fone.

          So i know it was a scam.

    • Terry wells. says:

      Yes. At the bottom of their advertisement it says “terms”. Click on that and they pop up.

    • I was TOTALLY SCAMMED. I “bought” the “Skincare” that two Sisters supposedly got Shark Tanks backing for. The name of the products has changed three times!! I couldn’t get through to Customer Service to try and stop my “additional” orders. Too bad for me I called 2 days over the 14 day cancellation. When the product arrived I got 1/2 production a full jar. The same goes for the eye serum!! I thought I would try it to use for myself and my customers.

      I don’t like the product at all. Today after calling several numbers attached to the total of almost$300 worth of product from my bank account (all numbers were busy!!!). I finally called the original number I used to try the product.

      I spoke to a gentleman who was sticking to the “Ma’am you called 2 days after the 14 day time limit to cancel!” I asked if he would work with me and refund me half of the $300 they charged me, especially since they only sent me a jar of the face product and NOT the eye product they charged me for!! He was sticking hard and strong to that “14 Day agreement”! I asked to speak to a manager or someone higher up. He explained to me that everyone there is at “Management Level”. Frustrated, I said forget it! This is total scam!!”

      I really hope Shark Tank is not involved in these deceitful business practices. I want my damn money back!! Here are the names they have used for this product:
      Luster
      Lumina Beauty Supp (My guess the last one is supplies)
      VSDMCLC+HealthySkin
      I finally got through on the initial phone number:
      1 (888) 503-6457

  2. Rosemary Cannon says:

    I almost fell for these two sisters scam on Omega Fit weight loss supplement. Then i noticed in their ad they show before photos of Melissa McCarthy and Kelley Osborne. Glad I did research & discovered your blog. They need to be sued. They are obviously using Shark Tank & celebrities to scam the public, I love Shark Tank, hate seeing your name associated with these sisters. You should call them out on T.V.

    • Shark tank members, although claiming they have nothing to do with it could actually sue the company who you are claiming false advertising. It would NOT surprise me a bit if the the shark tank owners aren’t making somebody sort of kick back, commissions in some way. I’m not buying the scam on either end!!!! If shark tank members could sue they would they’re making commissions from This so called false advertisement- they could make it stop if they wanted to!!!!!

  3. Bibliophage says:

    The thing is that they actually managed to get on an ABC ‘go.com’ page.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/video/shark-tank-deal-shattered-records-23577305

    So, it’s scamming at a very high level.

  4. Lazer Tron says:

    The two ladies featured in the picture are the sisters who pitched a line of bathing suits for moms (season 8, episode 3). Their names are obviously different from the ones cited as running the scam company. The scam folks apparently just took an unrelated picture from an actual pitch and pretended that it was from their scam. Hopefully everyone reading this article can figure that out and isn’t going to think that the ladies in the photo are actually involved in the scam.

  5. I was scammed the same EXACT WAY of everyone else!!!!!! Once you put your card number in. It tells you order is not complete until you click it again, then BOOM YOU ORDER EYE serum for additional 4.95. So I wax scammed out of 10.95. Something told me to search products on “Shark Tank” and again BOOM! Nothing!!! I called and was told I can send it back at my ow Expenses before 14 days, or will be charged 88.01. Problem solved! CANCEL BANK CARD!🤷🏽‍♀️🤸🏾‍♀️. I was scammed out of 10.95, but I be darned 88.01

  6. Dolores (Lorre( Rapp says:

    I was scammed out of $318 . My credit card company ruled in their favor as i disputed the charges. This co. sent them their 15 page agreement that i never saw or signed. I am paying this because i don’t want to ruin my credit rating. I am really upset and my Credit card Co. told me i shouldn’t have disputed it but tried to make a deal with the Co.

  7. So glad for people like you who uncover scams like this.
    Thanks! Lylah – T S F Botancials ~ Scottsdale, AZ

  8. I purchase this product, found two $109 charges on my bank . I phoned them at the number provided to me on my bank statement. This was 15 days after the product had arrived at my home. I had also purchased another product said to work along with this face cream. Neither one of the bottles had been taken out of the package. I was told I could not return the original face cream yet I was allowed to return the second product. I was told that if it was not received within 10 days it would be no refund. I made sure I kept my post office receipt. Some days later I saw an ad online telling me that The Queen was angry at The Duchess of Cambridge for starting a line of face care products. Something clicked in my head, I checked the phone number against the phone number I called to place the order, it was the same number! These people are so unscrupulous. They do not care whose name they use to get your money. After reading some of the reviews on this blog, I feel lucky to have only lost what I did.

  9. How can we stop yes from happening to other people? Anna and Samantha Williams are shown on a different website stating that shark Tank iinvested in their weight-loss product see cLA safflower oil. I found two other websites where the same ladies are featured selling other weight loss products and eye cream. It’s all a scam !

  10. Susan Ruhr says:

    I had ordered from ORCA NUTRA, GIEO DERMA, BELLA GOLD, and the latest one was Organic. You would think I learned by now not to. Some I was able to get my money back. The Organic Purely just happened Feb. 2. I called 2 times. It was claiming it was your product, so safe right. They said OK we don’t work that way. Its just sending anything until you call back. I was saspiscous, so I call again. This time they told me that I was canceled. Feb. they took $88. and $89. plus the $4.95 SH. 3times. I missed. Than they charged me again March 10th. I called 3 times and it was a contract. Nothing they can do. No refunds, I blocked my bank card. Bank refunded the amount. Claimed Fraud. They got away with. Always check with Better Buinsiness Burrow, BBB, lots of fraud complaints

  11. Nancy Emerson says:

    Can someone just please tell me the real name of the wrinkle eraser that the sharks say really works for $4.95 and where I can actually buy that real product? No one is making it easy at all!! Does it even exist anymore! Please email me the site where I can buy the real thing!! I would be so grateful!! Thank you very much!! Hope you get things worked out… people don’t even know the name of it….. why would they have the show and then change the name of the product… common sense tells you they opened up this mess by doing that! You can’t watch the original video from shark tank and get the name as it has been changed!!! Why??? It’s frustrating!!! Lol.

    Nancy

  12. Jenny Bentley says:

    Didn’t order product but I wanted to know more so typed in my name address and phone number no bank details I was then able to read comments and it is a big scam using kristy brinkley name they rang me and I told her that I was on to them and to p…off but as I was hanging up she was saying that they would bill my number so waiting to see if they are stupid enough to try I will take legal action

  13. I just wanted to say I was almost scammed. received my package yesterday for a pill that supposed to burn belly fat. But when I opened the box I don’t recall the bottle looking like the ad and the name was different. So I went through my internet history and found the site, I clicked on it and WOW, it was a totally different product. So I googled the ladies who’s name appeared on the ad and found this page. Thank you for posting this!!! I immediately called my credit card co. and explained what’s going on and cancelled my card, not they can’t charge me. Called the phone # in the email and cancelled, told them if they didn’t I would contact the attorney general. They cancelled.

  14. This product sucks. I can’t believe I fell for this. There should be a lawsuit against this company. They are total ripoffs

  15. Robin Evans says:

    I have a similar story as Linda Ball above. When I saw the free sample offer for $4.95 for the Instant Elixir I was intrigued and generally trusted the Shark Tank endorsements since I have several of their things throughout my home. I KNEW(!) to be careful for there could be added charges somewhere if you didn’t click on a particular box. I saw NOTHING, so I went ahead and did it. It took more than 14 days to get the product and then when it arrived the eye cream was also in the box which i did not request. But it was only another $5.00 charge, so I wasn’t going to argue. Then the fun began when looking at my credit card bill the following month. I was charged (rounding up) $90.00 for two more of the same products that I got in the free trial!. By the time I caught it, there was another pending charge for the same amount again. I was trapped in a monthly renewal club that I did not ask for. Phone calls to the company got me the same results as everyone else on here, “sorry, you’re out of luck you’re past the 14 day trial” Grrrrrrr. Contacted my cc company to file a claim. They put a claim in against the first shipment, and then requested if/when I received the second pending shipment that I send it back. Because it was pending, my credit card company helped to get that charge removed since it hadn’t gone through yet. I did receive the shipment, and because I’m honest, I did call the company and tell them that I wanted to send their shit back because I had already cancelled my subscription. They told me that don’t accept returns of creams, even unopened, and that I could keep it. My credit card company was not able to refund me for the first time charges, the company showed proof that I supposedly “signed on” for this “club”, so I was out $200.00. I figure since I kept the second shipment that I got each product for around $50.00. Most expensive creams that I have ever bought. I have to say, I don’t mind the face cream, whether it’s doing anything or not is another story but it feels nice going on. Still I would have NEVER paid $50.00 for any such cream. Buyer beware, I learned my lesson the hard way. TOTAL SCAM!

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