Tinnitus Control, Scam, Ripping Off People Since 2002?

Discussion in 'Alternative Treatments and Research' started by erik, Oct 8, 2013.

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    1. erik
      Breezy

      erik Manager Staff Benefactor

      Location:
      Washington State, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/15/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Most likely hearing loss
      Please don't buy into this crap. This stuff is all over the net and makes me sick that they have been ripping off people for the past 11 years......

      http://www.tinnitusoffer.com/

      This is a Scam. I just want this thread to get indexed in Google so it will come up with the Tinnitus Control google searches.

      Few great (NOT!) amazon reviews http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004Q794E6/

      Even their testimonial page uses a "stock photo" along with their fake testimonials

      BTW leave a comment on their Testimonials page...I did
       
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    2. James White
      Anime

      James White Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Toulouse, France
      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Maybe loud music. Not sure.
      this is the same crap as tinnitus miracle !

      if we could kick the people who make these websites in the nuts !!!! that would feel great
       
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    3. Steve H
      Creative

      Steve H Director Staff Benefactor Team Trobalt Team Tech Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      York, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      2003
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Flu, Noise-induced, Jaw trauma
      I honestly don 't know how they get away with advertising it, they can't produce any real studies or proof yet they have in bold letters 'silence the ringing' at the top of their page.

      I do like the fake testimonials though, with a picture next to them saying 'stock photo - not actual user'

      My review has been submitted to testimonials but I strongly suspect it will be removed soon.
       
    4. erik
      Breezy

      erik Manager Staff Benefactor

      Location:
      Washington State, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/15/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Most likely hearing loss
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    5. Steve H
      Creative

      Steve H Director Staff Benefactor Team Trobalt Team Tech Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      York, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      2003
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Flu, Noise-induced, Jaw trauma
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    6. Markku
      Inspired

      Markku Director Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Team Trobalt Team Tech Team Awareness Team Research

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Syringing
      I don't see your testimonial there.

      Is it possible it's cached in your browser and not actually on the site?

      Try to open the site in a different browser and check if you can spot your testimonial.
       
    7. Steve H
      Creative

      Steve H Director Staff Benefactor Team Trobalt Team Tech Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      York, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      2003
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Flu, Noise-induced, Jaw trauma
      Ah Dammit, my bad. It has gone. What a surprise that they remove anything that isn't positive.
       
    8. Markku
      Inspired

      Markku Director Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Team Trobalt Team Tech Team Awareness Team Research

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Syringing
      Heh, I just tested this myself and confirmed my suspicion.

      I wrote a testimonial on Firefox.

      It was immediately published, "Thank you for your comment!".

      Now when I visit the testimonial page on Firefox (even after restarting the browser), the testimonial is still there.

      However, when I open the testimonial page on another browser, the testimonial is not there.

      I suppose that's one tactic of falsely giving the impression that your testimonial is actually live on the site and visible to others, when in reality it is not.

      Not surprising though, these people seem to be able to come up with the most innovative ways to scam sufferers.
       
    9. Fish
      Balanced

      Fish Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Poland
      Tinnitus Since:
      July 2012
      40$ for a small bottle of water and herbs you don't even put in your ears :eek:

      I think a fair number of people would have better results with simple nasal spray.

      My rule of thumb is to never trust any product with "testimonials" page. There is never any way to verify whether they were even written by real people.

      If something actually WORKS, it doesn't need testimonials, does it?
       
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    10. cmurem

      cmurem Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/05/2012
      The contents of the supplements are all to supply ingredients for preventing persistent damage in inner ear but the contradiction is that they try to sell it to sufferers who already has damaged hearing. If you ask them if it is a cure they will tell you that their product prevents any further damage. But this is not mentioned clearly in the introduction page. They aim to sell it as a cure to sufferers by "word games" like the others such as tinnicare.
       
    11. James White
      Anime

      James White Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Toulouse, France
      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Maybe loud music. Not sure.

      That's exactly it, and it would take about 5 minutes to program that shit
       
    12. Relic Hunter
      Cynical

      Relic Hunter Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/1990
      May they or anyone who takes advantage of the suffering of others ROT IN HELL!!!!
       
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    13. vickilynn
      Bookworm

      vickilynn Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Can't remember
      I feel like my tinnitus has gotten a little louder lately and I was looking around the net and came across the tinnitus miracle site. I was thinking of trying it depending on what you have to do. I typed in tinnitus miracle is a scam in Google and can't seem to find anything. So could you tell me why it is "crap?"

      I got some of the Lipoflavinoid they advertise on TV but it made my BP rise and my doctor didn't like that.
       
    14. vickilynn
      Bookworm

      vickilynn Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Can't remember
      p.s. I've developed some bulges behind my ears also. Been to the doctor, had a CT scan which showed normal. Went to an ENT who felt around and said it was my skull. Said I'd probably always had them but didn't notice. No I haven't always had them. Primary doc said may be arthritis but I didn't know you could get that in your skull. Also I drink a lot of that International Delight iced coffee. Wonder if the caffeine could be making it worse?
       
    15. Markku
      Inspired

      Markku Director Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Team Trobalt Team Tech Team Awareness Team Research

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Syringing
      Because the Tinnitus Miracle marketers are clever.

      They have created lots of phoney review sites, videos and such with keywords (for titles, headings, etc) tinnitus miracle scam

      So when you google for tinnitus miracle scam, you'll get all sorts of "Is Tinnitus Miracle a Scam?" results (which Tinnitus Miracle advertisers have created) that try to convince you to buy the product by giving a great false impression of the product.

      Also, Tinnitus Miracle has gone to such lengths as hiring cheap actors (you can get these from Fiverr for $5) to create encouraging testimonials.

      Most of all, if there's a miracle and tinnitus in the product's name, it's alarming in and of itself.

      Please read our existing thread about Tinnitus Miracle here: Ripoff, Snake Oil: Thomas Coleman's Tinnitus Miracle

      And if you want, please continue the Tinnitus Miracle discussion there.
       
    16. Markku
      Inspired

      Markku Director Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Team Trobalt Team Tech Team Awareness Team Research

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Syringing
    17. Relic Hunter
      Cynical

      Relic Hunter Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/1990
      It does not shock me at all to see scumbags such as "Tinnitus Miracle" trying to make a buck off the suffering of others. There have been such trash around since the beginning of time.

      What amazes me is the great number of people who must buy into this scam. It takes a lot of money to advertise, package and promote such a snake oil product in this modern age.

      There must be a large number of desperate people buying this garbage. It truly amazes me though that people will believe almost anything as long as it is on the web, or printed in a paper, or endorsed by some idiot they have never even heard of.
       
    18. vickilynn
      Bookworm

      vickilynn Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Can't remember
      Ok, thanks!
       
    19. vickilynn
      Bookworm

      vickilynn Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Can't remember
    20. attheedgeofscience
      Uninvolved

      attheedgeofscience Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      Childhood
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Head Injury
      I do wonder how there can be "active ingredients" in a homeopathic solution...

      TinnitusControl.jpg

      I also wonder how there could be a risk of overdose.

      But hey, I am just a "finance guy", so what do I know...
       
    21. Tamdin Gyalpo

      Tamdin Gyalpo Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/16
      Tinnitus Control cheated me of $71 when I returned their product. How? The package I returned cost me $123.85 but they refunded me only $51.85. Plus they took an additional $10 as "restocking fee" and I paid UPS $11 to send the package back unopened.
       
    22. Atlantis

      Atlantis Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2014
      Why did you buy a scam product in the first place...?
       
    23. Nucleo

      Nucleo Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2011
      A bit of an old post but I couldn't help but to laugh at the picture. Alcohol is the only active ingredient in this thing yet listed as ''inactive''. A child could overdose if he drank the whole thing I guess.
       
    24. Dutchy
      Not worthy

      Dutchy Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Neuronmodulation suggests noise induced?
      I guess this is the reason why you sometimes see people coming here with complaints about their purchase.
       
    25. Tamdin Gyalpo

      Tamdin Gyalpo Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/16
      Tinnitus Control looks very much like a scam. They take away your money, more than half the cost on this or that pretext, when you return their product package, fully intact, unopened and the delivery charge paid for by the buyer!
       
    26. Richard zurowski

      Richard zurowski Member Benefactor

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      27/12/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection.
      There is nothing out there that will cure tinnitus. If there was this forum would not exist it's that simple.
       

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