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Vitabreeze. It’s an Amazon-only scam that you probably have never heard of. Never heard of that company, right? That’s because they are a fly-by-night Amazon scam, with FAKE REVIEWS on its products, that has been bilking consumers for thousands of dollars. In fact, I have reason to believe that they are related to Josh Carlucci and Brent Schillage of Nexgen Labs, and dozens of other unscrupulous Amazon selling accounts that Amazon has been suing just recently.

This company called Vitabreeze sells dietary supplements. But upon closer inspection, it appears to be an arm of the Josh Carlucci & Brent Schillage Nexgen Biolabs scam, so let’s take a close look into this company. As a dietary supplement company, a person would assume that you would be clearly transparent. NOT THE CASE with Vitabreeze. THERE IS NO ADDRESS ON THEIR WEBSITE! Just a contact-us form. This company obviously does not want you to find them.

One looks to their bottle of product, and finds an address. Ah ha! So when one google searches this address, it leads to a Virtual Office park in in Orlando. A virtual office is basically a phony front that you rent for like $99/month that gives you the appearance of having a legitimate location. This is what Vitabreeze has done. It’s a false front, in an attempt to mask their true identity and location. There is no door you can actually knock on to find Vitabreeze.

Businesses have to register themselves with the government. So naturally, lets turn to the Floriday Secretary of State. Go ahead, look for Vitabreeze. It does not exist!

Here is the Florida entity search: http://search.sunbiz.org/Inquiry/CorporationSearch/ByName

By now, I am getting seriously freaked out. This company sells on Amazon, has FAKE reviews, and appears to be linked up to a company that is getting sued by Amazon, Nexgen.

So how would a person find out where Vitabreeze really us, or who runs them? Well our next hint is the fact that they have the trademark registration “R” after their name, which should mean that they have a registered trademark. You simply just go to USPTO.gov and use the TESS search engine to look. What do we find? The trademark is owned by Jetshift Inc, a Deleware corporation. OK! So lets just head on over to the Delaware Secretary of State, and find out who owns that corporation.

Here is the Delaware Entity Search:

https://icis.corp.delaware.gov/Ecorp/EntitySearch/NameSearch.aspx

Ok, once we look up “Jetshift Inc.” we find out… Oh… another mysterious dead end. It is registered agent is “HARVARD BUSINESS SERVICES, INC.” Well what the heck is that? Let’s google and find out.

Oh, quite simple. It appears that using “HARVARD BUSINESS SERVICES, INC.” is a simple and convenient way for drug dealers, mobsters, and other terrorists to basically mask their identity.

At least, CNN seems to think so! In their recently article “These U.S. companies hide drug dealers, mobsters and terrorists”, they talk about how the rather opaque “HARVARD BUSINESS SERVICES” is a way to hide your identity.

Check out the article here: http://money.cnn.com/2015/12/09/news/shell-companies-crime/

That would be perfect for Josh Carlucci and Brent Schillage, wouldn’t it? Register a Delaware corporation, and then rent a virtual office in Florida to get their mail.

I mean, in their recent lawsuit Amazon charges Nexgen and the owners of it, with having over a dozen seller accounts, and multiple fake companies. They apparently reinvented themselves and called themselves “Pharmatek”.

The problem is, Amazon did not look deep enough when they exposed Nexgen and Josh Carlucci. They’re still out there, operating Vitabreeze, and probably other entities too.

Let’s look at the similarities between Vitabreeze and Nexgen:

- Vitabreeze is Selling almost identical products to Nexgen

- Both companies have virtual offices in the Tampa-Orlando area. A short drive for Josh Carlucci and Brent Schillage

- The products look almost identical.

- Both have suspicious amounts of fake Amazon product reviews

- Both companies are purposely non-transparent. Can’t find any information on either company. They both hide behind contact us forms and are seemingly impossible to actually track down.

So what are the odds that they are related? Pretty darn good.

Consumers caught onto the Josh Carlucci Scam. Amazon sued the pants off them.

There are BBB complaints against Nexgen Biolabs. NexGen was hiring people to write 5-star reviews for their products or using creating fake accounts to write their own 5-star reviews on Amazondot com. A company called Nexgen has been peddling fake reviews for its products that have recently appeared on. The products include: ZenRx AdderRx PhenRx PhenRx PM JetRush SlenderFruit-7 GarciniSlim GarciniBurn GarciniSleep GarciniCleanse ZenRx, AdderRx, PhenRx, PhenRx PM, and JetRush have the most fake reviews, in the ballpark of 100 per product.

And they got BUSTED BY AMAZON! Check out the lawsuit Amazon slapped on Josh Carlucci and Brent Schillage:

http://digitalcommons.law.scu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2039&context=historical

It really appears that Vitabreeze is running the same type of scam as Carlucci. It leads us to question: is it Josh Carlucci and Brent Schillage behind the Vitabreeze scam?

All this evidence really makes you wonder!

Why would Amazon allow a company like Vitabreeze to sell on its platform? When it uses the same methods( shady corporate shell companies) to hide its true identity that terrorists, mobsters, and drug dealers use?

I am concerned because Vitabreeze products have obviously fake reviews, which has propelled them to become bestsellers in their category right now and I think it's due to people trusting the high ratings and purchasing the product without reading them to know they are scams. Josh Carlucci used the same tactic: his ZenRx was #1 in Stress Reduction Products and his JetRush was #1 in Energizing Stimulants. People are trusting the #1 standing and just purchasing. Vendors like this are diluting Amazon’s trustworthiness if shoppers cannot trust the user ratings and reviews on products. Even though some of the reviews are “Verified purchases”, most of them have no review history or if they do it's for the same suspicious handful of products all from within the last month or less.

I wrote a negative review on a Vitabreeze product to warn people about the high volume of fishy reviews and within less than 12 hours it was down voted relentlessly by dozens of users. Hmm… Seems like Vitabreeze pays people on Fiverr or something like that.

Do you think Vitabreeze is gaming the system by paying people to down vote unfavorable reviews? Seems like the same tactics used by Josh Carlucci and Nexgen labs. I am simply writing this because I hate it when scams rip people off. I want to expose Vitabreeze for not having transparency, and hopefully Amazondot com will soon discover that Vitabreeze is a company that is DANGEROUS TO CUSTOMERS.

Check out BRI Nutrition as well, because BRI Nutrition that also publishes tons of fake reviews on Amazon, and hides behind a Delaware Corporation.

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What's really going on is legitimate pharmaceutical companies in the US like Vox, to name one but there are other, are manufacturing supplements and beauty products and then offering to private label them for people who want to market them to make money.The variety of labels for each company you see are simply marketing companies selling legitimate supplements that are made in a US FDA inspected facility.

The reason many look similar is they are similar. They are made in the same place, and the designers at the pharmaceutical companies also are designing custom labels for the marketing companies that meet FDA guidelines.

The way the various marketing companies complete against each other is by offering the product at a discounted price to people to try out and then review through companies like AMZ Review Trader, to name one. The more reviews they get, the higher they appear in Amazon's search results.

It's really just a game between marketing companies all selling very similar to identical products and competing against each other for sales.

Some of the competitors will write negative reviews about their rivals too to make them look bad to try to steal their sales.

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Your "overwhelming evidence" appears to be as lacking as your Photoshop talent.Perhaps if you had spent as much time researching as you did playing in Photoshop, you would have realized what a poor case you had.

I see absolutely no solid evidence that Vitabreeze is linked to Josh Carlucci and Brent Schillage whatsoever.

Amazon didn't seem to think so either, since their legal team was able to locate multiple numbers of Mr. Carlucci's companies, yet did not include Vitabreeze in their lawsuit.

How about we go over your claims and try to find some truth? In your own words, "let’s look at the similarities between Vitabreeze and Nexgen":

"- Vitabreeze is Selling almost identical products to Nexgen"

Really? I just searched through all the product offered by Nexgen and Vitabreeze.

Of the 29 products that I could find offered by Nextgen, Vitabreeze has only 2 in common - Turmeric Curcumin and a Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM blend. That's 2 out of only 3 products that Vitabreeze offer, and the formulas aren't even the same as those offered by Nexgen.

With a very quick search, I can list half a dozen other brands that offer "similar" products to those offered by Vitabreeze: Doctor's Best, Jarrow, Nature Made, Viva Labs, Life Extension - the list goes on. The supplements offered by Vitabreeze are really quite basic and are very common across the dietary supplement industry. If your argument for linking this brand to Josh...

"- Both companies have virtual offices in the Tampa-Orlando area. A short drive for Josh Carlucci and Brent Schillage" I too searched for the company address, and immediately found it at the top of their Contact page on the website, along with their contact phone number. The fact that you claim you could not find anything but a contact form on their site leads me to believe you weren't too interested in looking - it was the very first thing I noticed, clear as day, at the top of the page. I looked up the address and found it to be a Business Center.

Small businesses are able to rent both physical office space and virtual. I know many people who run businesses and rent office space in a community building. There is nothing suspicious there. Show me documentation indicating that Josh Carlucci rented any space - physical or virtual - in this building and you may have a hope for this argument.

I also read some of the complaints against Josh Carlucci and noted that customers had a problem reaching the company by phone. So I decided to call the number listed on the Vitabreeze website. I reached a voicemail and left a message. I received a call back within an hour from one of their lovely support staff.

She was very polite and answered all the questions I had about their products. "- The products look almost identical." I looked at the photographic evidence posted by you for this one. I see two identical bottles, one from NextGen and one from PharmaTek. The two of these bottles look completely identical, and all they've bothered to change is the logo at the top and the website at the bottom of the bottle.

Based on their history of reinvention, the Vitabreeze bottle should at least look as cheap and bland as the other two bottles. And yet, I see a brightly colored, carefully designed bottle that bears absolutely no resemblance to the other quick and basic designs of the other bottles. Your own photos blow this theory right out of the water. "- Both have suspicious amounts of fake Amazon product reviews" Your "thorough report" did not show a shred of evidence to back up the fact that Vitabreeze posts fake reviews.

You mentioned that Carlucci's fake review accounts either had no other reviews, or kept reviewing the same products. So, I took the time to skim through a few dozen of the Vitabreeze reviews. Yes, there were several reviewers who had not reviewed any other products, but I also found that this was a very common phenomenon across many Amazon products. So next, I looked for patterns of people reviewing the same products.

Wrong on this front again, I'm afraid. I could not find ANY repeating pattern of the same exact products being reviewed. I have seen products that had 7000+ reviews, while their competitors only had several hundred. THAT is suspicious to me.

Yet, Vitabreeze by no means has the most reviews of its product type. I see some review numbers (and percentages) in the Turmeric category that are far more suspicious than this product. "- Both companies are purposely non-transparent. Can’t find any information on either company.

They both hide behind contact us forms and are seemingly impossible to actually track down." Well we've already covered the fact that you completely ignored the company address and phone number, which can be found clearly visible on their website. So now let's see how your other claims stand up. Your wonderful detective skills uncovered that the VitaBreeze trademark is owned by Jetshift Inc. It may shock you to know that it is very common for corporations to own the rights to their various brand names - just like the trademark for Fanta is owned by The Coca-Cola Company.

Will you also be accusing Coca-Cola of scamming consumers? I doubt it, because at the end of the day, this is common business strategy and does not mean a company is trying to hide anything. You also discovered that Jetshift Inc has a registered agent in Delaware. Yes, a quick Google search reveals that "Harvard Business Services" is not a front for mobsters and terrorists, but a simple registered agent service - something available in all states and often required by law.

Do you know which corporate giant also uses registered agents? Amazon - directly on their site, they direct visitors to contact their registered agent, "Corporation Service Company" with any IP legal concerns. How dare Amazon use a registered agent! I'm all for exposing the fraudsters that are gaming the Amazon system, but you need to conduct careful research before you drag someone through the mud.

I've seen some of the real scammers on Amazon, but I don't think there is sufficient evidence to label this company as one based on what you have presented.

As is, you provide no legitimate evidence to support your theories.Based on my OWN research and dealings with the company, I couldn't find any validity to your claims at all.

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You're obviously a shill. Who would write such a lengthy, defensive response if they weren't?

Anonymous
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This is a MAJOR problem with Amazon.But if you think Vitabreeze is bad just Google a company called Ubervita or check out the below website for more info:

http://www.information-age.com/industry/services/123459112/%E2%80%98rampant-fraud-amazon-sellers-exposed-and-amazon-employee-one-culprits

FYI, Eden Pond, owned by the same person as Ubervita, and Doctor Danielle, owned by his current (or former) girlfriend, are still selling supplements on Amazon with impunity.

All of these companies have been accused of manipulating the review system, and in my opinion, their conduct is outright fraudulent.

If the information in your post in fully truthful, I suggest you start posting links of this website in the comments section of Vitabreeze product reviews on Amazon to warn consumers.

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