50 AGENTS FROM THE FBI, U.S. POSTAL SERVICE, FDA AND VARIOUS POLICE AGENCIES CONDUCT A MASSIVE THREE LOCATION RAID OF THE ENZYTE OFFICES, BANK ACCOUNTS ARE FROZEN AS SEALED SEARCH WARRANT, AUTHORIZED BY A FEDERAL JUDGE, SIGNALS FUTURE INDICTMENTS SAY EXPERTS.
Before he sold a his first bottle of Enzyte Warshak and Lifekey were selling sexual supplements that were advertised in the back of magazine like Hustler, Oui and Penthouse. As you will see in advertisements for Trinatin also advertised as Biogen 14 made the claim that a man would be able to “Cum Like A Raging Bull” and “blow the biggest, longest, strongest, thickest loads of your life“. The ads also claimed both products to have won a Golden Star Award from Burdett Research. No doubt Burdett Research is as fake as the “Enzyte Survey/study“.
These sleazy ads which used the same LifeKey post office box as the original Enzyte ads are a far cry from the classy pharmaceutical advertising used for Enzyte.
Enzyte Creator Steve Warshak is sitting in Federal Prison doing 25 Years for the Enzyte Scam.
This Federal Prison is where Steve Warshak is residing now. Here's his address if you want to complain to him about Enzyte:
Steven Warshak Inmate Number 04431-061
gets out in Sept 2030 INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
P.O. BOX 6000
GLENVILLE, WV 26351
Since 2001 no other natural male enhancement supplement has been as heavily promoted or as widely distributed as the product Enzyte. Back in 2001 the company first started with full-page magazine ads the two-page magazine ads and then expanded into radio and TV commercials. Their TV commercials were on so much in 2004 they seemed to be on ESPN more than Chris Berman and Dan Patrick combined. The company claimed annual sales of over $100 million dollars for Enzyte and projected sales of over $250 million for the year 2005. The company has duped millions of men, has amassed by its own account hundreds of millions of dollars in sales, and has done so using a fake study, fake doctors, false advertising, sleazy billing practices, and fraudulent telephone sales. After careful examination I consider Enzyte to be the biggest scam in the history of the supplement business. And as you will see I am not alone in identifying Enzyte as a scam.
On March 16th of this year over 50 government agents from the FBI, FDA, IRS, U.S. Postal Inspector and other law enforcement officials conducted a massive raid on the Enzyte offices. Bank accounts containing over $23 million dollars were frozen, truck-loads of documents were hauled away and the government announced is has launched a major criminal investigation of the company, its owners and other individuals associated with the company. Court documents reveal that Federal authorities are looking to file mail fraud wire fraud, and money laundering charges in the matter. Legal experts have stated that for all intense and purposes Enzyte is out of business and that it is just a matter of time before multi count criminal indictments are handed down. At the time of the FBI raid the company lead the nation in consumer complaints at the Better Business Bureau with over 4,200 registered complaints. It was also the subject of six class action lawsuits alleging massive consumer fraud, and a Federal Judge in Los Angeles had previously ordered approximately $2 million in assets belonging to Enzyte owner and founder Steve Warshak to be attached by Premier Radio Network after he tried to weasel out of paying them on an advertising deal. Since Enzyte is still on the shelves at thousands of retail stores nationwide, I will give you an overview of the Enzyte scam so you will know look at what this product is all about.
Starting The Scam
Enzyte is the brain child of Steve Warshak, a 38 year old marketer from Cincinnati,Ohio. He started selling Enzyte in 2001 under the company name Lifekey, and later switched the name of the company to Lifekey Healthcare and switched it again to the current name, Berkeley Premium Nutraceuticals. Prior to his entrance into the supplement business Steve started a successful advertising company which apparently sold advertising at hockey rinks around the country. He has a great deal of experience in the world of advertising.
Enzyte was launched in 2001 on the fraudulent claims that there was a study which showed that men who took Enzyte and followed the Enzyte program would see “substantial growth” in both the length and roundness of their penis and that they could expect it to get up to 41% bigger if you were on their 8 month program. So they claimed you could almost double the size of your penis in only eight months. The company which was called Lifekey at the time claimed that “Enzyte was developed by Dr. Fredrick Thomkins, a physician with a biology degree from Stanford and Dr. Michael Moore, a leading urologist from Harvard.” Neither one of these doctors are real people. They are totally fake. Representatives from both Stanford and Harvard have no record of either one of the men. They were simply made up and the ad of course was classic fraud 101.
The Bogus Enzyte
After its initial ads, Enzyte then featured results from what appeared to be a clinical study in their ads. So what is the Enzyte Study which, along with the fake doctors and fake penis growth claims was the basis for all of initial sales of Enzyte? The ads which were two-full pages in dozens of magazines from Maxim, FHM, Men’s Health and even in Forbes and Business Week ran their ads? It was essentially a survey supposed conducted by Mr. Warshak of 100 men who were taking Enzyte. They allegedly filled out or answered a five question survey, over the phone and through the mail, that allegedly showed that these men saw their erections get bigger by up to 31% with the average man recording a 24% increase. The study was not done by an independent 3rd party. It was not conducted by a doctor. There were no placebos tested against Enzyte. It was not reviewed by any peers or medical professions before it made its way into Mr. Warshak’s headlines of his advertisements. It was not done at a hospital or in a research lab. We are to believe that 100 men got an erection, took out a tape measure and then measured the size of their erection. They then he would have us believe, ordered Enzyte followed the 90 day program, then once again got out their tape measure and measured their new Enzyte-fortified erection and over 90% of them jotted down measurements that showed an average erection size increase of 24% - their erections were bigger than before? If you believe this then you must also believe O.J. Simpson was really innocent or that and that the real killer is still out there. If you believe either of these then let me tell you about a nice little bridge I have for sale in Brooklyn…
I have been told by insiders that sales reps were instructed to tell men over the phone Enzyte would make their penis grow six inches longer and stay that way forever!
This “Confidential Customer Study/Survey” I have been told by insiders is an absolute sham, simply invented or made up by Mr. Warshak, with the intent of hiding behind the notion of anonymous surveys sent to him by customers, or as the result of random, anonymous surveys taken of men when they supposedly called into his office. He finally admitted in one of his recent brochures that “the results of his study are based on consumer feedback with no third party verification.” No doubt his new handlers were nervous about his fraudulent claims and are trying to cover their tails, after he stole millions of dollars from hundreds of thousands of men claiming in pharmaceutical style ads that he had a “study” which validated his claims of penis size increases of up to 31%, while he knew it was all a total lie. They were even tricky enough to use the following statement in their magazine ads : “Truth in Advertising: Lifekey Healthcare, Inc. supports and encourages truth in advertising, and full disclosure of all advertising claims. We will continue to defend consumer rights and demand the same from all advertisers.” This all sounds very noble, except for the fact that this intentionally deceptive statement was being used in ads that themselves were materially fraudulent!
What About The Enzyte Tablets
The actual Enzyte tablets are not much different than numerous other products sold in health food stores across the country for about $30 a bottle. There have been several different Enzyte formulas, yet the advertising claims did not reflect the changes to the formula. Initially Enzyte contained yohimbe. If you look at the laboratory report from IBC Labs which tested for yohimbine you will see the tablets had a good amount of the alkaloid yohimbine in them. They also have a high amount of tribulis terrestris as well. The current formula, which is found in most stores no longer contains yohimbine.Lab tests reveal the level of L-Arginine in all Enzyte formulas I had tested were extremely low and therefore would not offer a man much benefit at all.
Additional problems with Enzyte and Lifekey/Berkeley include unauthorized shipments and billing practices, their money back guarantee policy, sales reps lying to potential customers over the telephone, and a host of other problems too numerous to detail. At the end of the day Enzyte was little more than a run-of-the-mill sexual supplement that used lies, deception and slick advertising to trick consumers into believing that both the product and the company were on the up-and-up. It was basically a high-class presentation of the Longitude scam, which was the original make-your-penis-grow-longer scam. It is a shame that Warshak did not use his obvious advertising and marketing talents to bring to the public a product that could really help men improve and enjoy better sexual health, instead of using his skills to rip people off. He could have been a real asset to the natural health industry, instead hundreds of thousands of men who bought into the Enzyte promise, are now left with a bad view of natural supplements and this could sour them not only on natural sexual supplements, but on natural supplement and vitamins in general, which is a tragedy because there are so many great natural products which could greatly improve their quality of life.
Finally, something that is incredible to me is that Warshak is bellyaching in a news story in the newspaper that the governments actions are “witch hunt” and is running around demanding to know where the “local politicians were” to support and defend him during the FBI raid, as if he is running IBM or Ace Hardware or some other legitimate company. I guess he thinks its okay to steal peoples hard earned money by using fake doctors, phony studies and all the sleazy business tactics that have become synonymous with Enzyte. Maybe he can call Dr. Thompkins and Dr. Moore and ask them to help him out!
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CPSI), wrote a letter to Deborah Majoras the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission asking on behalf of CSPI’s 800,000 members requesting the FTC to instantly enjoin the national TV advertisements for Enzyte since they are such a massive consumer fraud. CPSI notes that the company behind Enzyte has ZERO scientific studies to support the claims made about Enzyte.
41% Bigger Penis
98.3 % Success Rate
Harvard & Stanford Doctors worked 13 years on it - Turns out they doctors are fake.
Adds 1 to 3 inches to your penis.
The First Enzyte Print Ad (Seen Here in the February 2002 issue of Muscle & Fitness Magazine) Promised to Make Your Penis Up to 41% Larger!
Later that number was dropped to 31%, then down to 24%. Now they hide from these claims totally apparently because investigators, authorities and class action attorneys and others are closing in on them.
After I searched everywhere to find Dr. Frederick Thompkins and Dr. Michael Moore, and couldn’t find a thing, I decided to get professional health. I hired two separate private investigators to try and track down the two doctors mentioned in the Enzyte ad, as having developed Enzyte. Guess what? According to two different investigators, neither of these doctors appear to exist. They just made them up out of thin air.