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:
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:
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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