[ic] leptoprin scam zantrex scam strivectin scam anorex scam

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Wed Nov 12 15:44:56 EST 2003

Klein Becker's 100 million dollar Strivectin and Supplement fraud 
    (The below companies are the same or affiliated.)
     Basic Reasearch  basicreasearch.org (.org should be a non-profit)
     Klein Becker   kleinbecker.com    ( there is no Klein or Becker)
     Zoller Laboratories 
     Tree House Marketing   (relationship ended badly)
     Covaxil Laboratories
     Sovage Dermalogic Laboratories
     Urban biologics
     Majestic Enterprises
     Alphagen Biotech
     XM International LLC
     Evanstown Research Labs
     Western Holdings, LLC        
     Bydexbasic Reasearch
     Epregnancy magizine
     My Free Diet       myfreediet.com
     Turley-Thompson      (relationship ended badly)
     American phytothearopy research labs
     Body Innoventions    bodyinnoventions.com
     Ag Waterhouse   leptoprin.com   (Waterhouse??  Hmmm)
     2. The deception. (To make the companies and products sound like a 
Pharmaceutical company or product and then make wild, un-proven and 
illegal claims about the products abilities and affects. Then back the 
claims with fake, false, stolen, biased or non-existent studies)
     Three owners Dennis Gay, Evan Bybee, and Dr Dan Mowrey (Medical 
Doctor? Not)
       "Cashing in on Anorex leptin leptoprin (or leptospirosis, I can't decide which).
Caught a glimpse of an infomercial the other day for a weight loss product that is trying to associate itself with leptin research the same way other quack products try to associate themselves with growth hormone: by using a cute sounding name. In this case, the name is Leptoprin. I suppose they might also be trying to associate themselves withleptospirosis (anybody into leptospirosis? Any vets in the group? Does it cause weight loss?).
                 They have a web site at http://leptoprin.com/.
I was somewhat amused at how they claimed in the infomercial that this        product might be too powerful for the casual dieter (I guess if you're not a HYOOUUGE fat xxxx, you risk dissapearing in a puff of self-sustaining Malignant lipolysis). Even though it mentions the ingredients nowhere (a good hint is in the warnings section), how many here would like to wager that this is probably nothing more than a very plain (and rather overpriced) E.C.A. stack?"

	"The only ingredient in Leptoprin that might assist in weight loss is 
calcium. If you do not get enough calcium in your diet, you can buy 
cheap supplements at any drugstore. You need to consume vitamin D at the 
same time, and magnesium is also recommended. The RDA for calcium is 
1000 to 1300 mg per day. Leptoprin, when taking the maximum dosage of 6 
capsules daily, provides 792mg of calcium, but no magnesium or vitamin D, 
and comes at a cost of $153.00 per month. You can purchase a calcium, 
magnesium, and vitamin D supplement from Vitacost. Two tablets contain 
1000 mg calcium, 200IU Vitamin D, and 250mg magnesium. A 90 day supply 
would cost around $5.95. The remaining ingredients would be useless for 
weight loss or could be dangerous."      

Paula Begoun´s take on StriVectin-SD (from latest newsletter) >>>   ( ) 
StriVectin-SD: Better than Botox?

Quite a few of you have written asking about the rather prominent 
newspaper ads for the product StriVectin-SD ($135 for 6 ounces). With a 
headline that reads "Better than Botox," along with the increasing number 
of topical products hitting the market claiming they can mimic the 
effects of Botox without "painful injections," I certainly understand the 

I wrote about StriVectin-SD in a previous newsletter, when a reader 
asked about its ability to repair stretch marks. That was StriVectin's 
original marketing claim to fame, though the fame was all self-promoted, 
as there is not a single independent, peer-reviewed study to prove that 
StriVectin is an effective option for repairing stretch marks. The 
studies that do exist about StriVectin's benefits for stretch marks were 
paid for by Klein-Becker, the company that distributes StriVectin. 

According to the company's latest ads, they were surprised to find that 
not only was StriVectin-SD getting rid of women's stretch marks, but 
also that somehow their facial wrinkles were going away, too. For that 
reason, we now have the astounding "anti-wrinkle breakthrough of the 
decade." Regrettably, no supportive research needs to be available to sell 
this kind of hyperbole. All it takes is to promise women that a product 
will get rid of their wrinkles and they will buy it in droves, no 
matter how many other product lines, infomercials, advertisements, or 
cosmetics salespeople pledge the exact same thing. 

StriVectin's ad continues with "The active formula in StriVectin-SD has 
recently been shown in clinical trials to significantly reduce that 
category of fine lines and facial wrinkles that can add 10–15 years to 
your appearance...and even reduce the dark circles under your 
eyes...without irritation, painful injections, or surgery." One more flourish is 
the statement that "in fact, [StriVectin-SD] is the only topical 
formulation clinically proven to effectively confront every aspect of wrinkle 
reduction." It is easy to debunk all of this overblown nonsense by 
pointing out the product's lack of sunscreen; perhaps StriVectin overlooked 
the research about sun exposure's deleterious, wrinkling, and 
discoloring effects on skin. 

Klein-Becker has parlayed these claims into what appears to be little 
more than an effort to spin off the popularity of Botox to its own 
benefit. StriVectin-SD is supposedly preferred because its long-term results 
versus the short-term results (and repeated treatments) of Botox. A Dr. 
Nathalie Chevreau is quoted in the ad, saying "the cumulative effects 
of using a product like StriVectin become more noticeable every day, and 
ultimately last longer than Botox." Chevreau is hardly an impartial 
source, as she works for Klein-Becker. Further, Dr. Chevreau is a licensed 
dietician in Utah, a fact that is conveniently left out of StriVectin's 
ad because it would conflict with her credibility as a medical doctor 
speaking about the legitimate benefits of an antiwrinkle cream. 

The final Botox comparison comes from the ad's statement that 
StriVectin not only addresses the _expression lines Botox treats, but also the 
lines Botox doesn't affect. However, the only lines Botox wouldn't 
affect are the ones not injected. 

Needless to say, Klein-Becker's statements comparing StriVectin-SD to 
Botox have not gone unnoticed by Allergan, the company that manufactures 
the drug. According to an article in The Salt Lake Tribune, Allergan 
has threatened to sue Klein-Becker for false advertising and unfair 
business practices. After the tension continued to mount on both sides, 
Klein-Becker actually went ahead and took the case to court, asking a 
federal judge to approve its advertising for StriVectin-SD. As this 
newsletter goes to press, Klein-Becker has not taken their lawsuit any further. 

In the meantime, the "Better than Botox" ads remain in wide circulation 
and are sent via spam emails, and StriVectin-SD is now available at 
Nordstrom department stores. 

So is StriVectin better than Botox? The short answer is no--and that 
means no way, and nohow. It isn't even better than the daily use of an 
effective sunscreen! StriVectin is merely a moisturizer with some good 
emollients and antioxidants, though the addition of peppermint oil is 
extremely suspect--the tingle is probably meant to lead women to believe 
that the product is doing something to their skin. Botox prevents the 
use of facial muscles, and that instantaneously smoothes out the skin. 
StriVectin-SD won't alter the wrinkling on any part of your face, not in 
the long term, and not in the short term. 

Incidentally, the two studies quoted in StriVectin's ads for "Better 
than Botox" were supposedly from information presented at the 20th World 
Congress of Dermatology, held in July 2002. These examined the effects 
of palmitoyl pentapeptide-3 (trade name: Matrixyl, but also known as 
Pal-KTTKS, which is the term used in StriVectin's ads) and compared it to 
vitamin C and retinol. However, there is no published research 
substantiating the results, and StriVectin declined to send us any 

Zantrex Zantrex-3

Zantrex 3 side effects are identical to those associated with excessive 
caffeine consumption (Zantrex is primarily marketed as a "proprietary 
xanthine-based stimulant", but xanthine is simply caffeine). You may be 
interested to know that one serving of Zantrex 3 will provide you with 
more caffeine than you'd obtain from 3 cups of coffee -- so 
caffeine-related side effects may be quite prominent in some people. 
It's also important to note that caffeine has many of the side-effects 
associated with ephedra (nervousness, increased blood pressure, heart 
palpitations, and so on) and although common in many foods (coffee, 
chocolate, various soft drinks, etc., etc.) may not be for everyone. It's 
also possible that because of its high caffeine content, you may 
experience withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking Zantrex 3. 


3. The Fraud.

They hire a slick marketing team (Mitchell k. Friedlander and Micheal 
Meade) Both already found guilty in two other states of the same type of 


4. The Owners.

Dennis Gay, Evan Bybee, and Dr Dan Mowrey have been so mean and nasty 
in their growth and greed it was not hard to find employees and 
ex-employees that were willing to talk. I have talked to at least ten and have 
a list of 30 more to follow up on in my next report.. So far it is all 
the same story,. The owners are "scumbags" and threaten to file suit 
against any employee or entity that comes near them. They have filed tons 
of lawsuits so they now have some teeth. Money will do that.

Below is a small list of what employees and ex employees have said 
about the companies.

1b. Routine for them to change labels on a product instead of changing 
the product for sale or export. Thailand was the example..

2b. Not paying employees agreed upon pay or bonuses. (Several have 
taken company to labor board.)

3b. Constant threats to employees for talking about the company’s shady 
business practices.

4b.Many allegations of tax evasion and hidden pay packages to 
management. Apparently also paying Mitch Friedlander in may "exotic" ways like 
paying his friends, Dog, Mother and paying for his unreported living 
expenses, Lexus ,penthouse apartment through APRL and paying him as a 
consultant even after more than four years.

5b. Selling products under false or with misleading representations and 
wild and false marketing practices. (Example is Strivectin stretch mark 
cream the is now a miracle wrinkle cream.

6b. Firing anyone who knows too much or ask questions about finance 
dept practices.

7b. Firing employees after the employee discover illegal workers in the 
company and then keeping the illegal workers.

6b. Dennis Gay Family members working at the company are out of control 
and unbearable to work with.

7b.Company owners talking about how devious they are and what they can 
do to screw with people in front of employees.

8b. Using other companies names like Nordstroms to lend themselves 
credibility in the market place and example is placing the Nordstroms name 
on http://www.basicresearch.org

9b. Systematic effort to hide their identities through holding 
companies or secret domain registrars. (Domains by Proxy 
http://www.domainsbyproxy.com/ ) and others.

10b. False or broken promises of company stock to employees and 
potential partners and even cousins of Dennis Gay.

11b. Un-paid vendors or terms stretched to the point of settlement. 

12b. Price fixing, Threats and actions against any distributors who do 
not sell products at the set price. best example is Strivectin at 135 

13b. Employees leaving the company solely for ethical reasons

14b. Accusations of Evan Bybee entering into the offices of Tree house 
marketing group after hours and after they ended their marketing 

15b. Boiler room sales tactics. about 100 of the employees at the 
family of fraud companies are telemarketers.

16b. Current investigations by the FDA FTC IRS and The Committee on 
Energy and Commerce and the Attorney Generals office. 

Below is an exact statement from a former employee.


 "There are countless companies who have worked with Basic Research 
that have NEVER been paid.
 I cannot say enough about this company. Basic Research has been 
ripping people off for over 10 years. As a former employee, I know!!! The are 
wiley and sue everyone they come in contact with. I will never do 
business with them again. they claim to have a good reputation in the 
industry. Like Hell. The people who know, know these guys are scum. 
Especially the owners Dennis Gay, Evan Bybee and Dr. Morey. There are very few 
manufacturers and individuals they have not ripped off. No matter what 
you hear about this company if it is good, DO NOT BELIeVE IT. Maybe you 
could ask them to tell you how they pay Mitch. He is their director of 
marketing and just happens to be a convicted felon. No wonder they pay 
his dog and his wife to hide from the IRS. There are hundreds if not 
thousands of individuals who would like to see this company go down by 
the throat. I hear they are in Bankruptcy anyway and will probably go to 
Jail for Tax Evasion. There are countless companies who have worked 
with Basic Research that have NEVER been paid, and we are talking about 
100's of thousands of dollars here. They rip you off and then say "go 
ahead and sue us" well I hope someone does. Get this, In GNC there is a 
sign in the back room from Basic Research that says "if anyone returns 
one of their products to get their name address copy of the drivers 
license and social security number and so Basic Research can sue you." Yes 
they sue customers who return their products. What a joke of a company. 
Class act these guys are. If I were you I would run like hell if you 
see their name on a product. Because they do not work and if you return 
it, they will sue you. And they act under many different names because 
they hide what they do. Please research this company and take them down! 
You will make 10,000 people happier than you could ever imagine." 

http://www.usps.com/judicial/1985deci/19-104dd.htm Postal Fraud
http://www.usps.com/judicial/1985deci/19-103.htm  Postal Fraud

Basic research

http://www.usps.com/judicial/1985deci/19-104dd.htm Postal Fraud
http://www.usps.com/judicial/1985deci/19-103.htm  Postal Fraud

Basic Research
5742 West Harold Gatty Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84116

801-517-7000 phone
801-517-7001 fax

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6. The End of chapter 2

P.S Please post and publish this report on as many web pages, message 
boards and news groups as possible so the truth does not get suppressed.

Thank You

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