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    Fake Online Advertising

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    We've all seen bogus advertisements hijacking celebrity names and claiming to be endorsed by them, but it's really getting ridiculous.

    Check out this ad for a likely worthless skin-care product called "Nouveau Restor":

    Mark Zuckerberg Disgusted With Social Media; Set To Leave Facebook Later This Year

    Other than "world-health-news.org" having been anonymously registered 2017-04-11, the page treats you to a ridiculous fabricated story about Mark Zuckerberg's wife Priscilla Chan accidentally discovering a miraculous "fountain of youth" skin-care product (Nouveau Restor) while pursuing a "cure for disease".

    Not stopping at just that outrageous lie, the page includes supposed quotes from both Mark and Priscilla, ringing celebrity endorsements from Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama, Savannah Guthrie and at the very bottom of the page 25 positive chatty comments made to appear they are from legitimate Facebook users by "borrowing" real Facebook users name and profile photos.

    The same shitty company that assumes the celebrities won't waste their resources to sue them for everything they've got (only to find out that they're a fly-by-night, pissant company with virtually no recoverable assets) use the same bullshit template to market a wide variety of other dubious "products", like Bill Gates, Denzel Washington, Stephen Hawking, Bill O'Reilly enthusiastically praising a worthless "brainpower enhancer" called Accelleral.

    I lean strongly Libertarian in most issues of government intervention into our lives, but I frequently feel like there would be an almost complete elimination of cyber crime if it was made impossible to access the internet without leaving a traceable path back to the user.

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    Re: Fake Online Advertising

    Great find, Shipdit.

    A worthless product, fake testimonials AND they end up with your name, address and credit card details.

    What's not to like ???

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    Re: Fake Online Advertising

    When I saw the title of thread I thought this was going to be about TM, MAP/TAP, FutureNet/FutureAedPro, and USI-TECH. all in one thread. Was surprised when it wasn't, but this is just as fake as the ones I mentioned. I'm surprised that Faith Sloan and Ken Russo aren't pimping this. God knows that Faith could use the product.
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    Re: Fake Online Advertising

    Quote Originally Posted by EagleOne
    God knows that Faith could use the product.
    Ouch, that's harsh.

    True.

    But harsh
    The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing

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