24 Feb 2014 @ 8:34 AM 

Well, I cannot say for sure, but I’ll let you in on a little something I just found out.  I did a quick search to find the truth, and found they created a bias website to trick people into believing it is the best thing since sliced bread.  The site I found was this one:

http://gastricbypass.me (Gastric Bypass Reviews and Options)

Looks good, and seems to be a neutral website on Gastric Bypass.  It also seems some pages conveniently fail to load because, well, apparently a lot of people are flooding the pages from MY specific city (it seems they autodetected my location); how convenient for them.

 

Wow, a lot of people from my specific area are on this site. :(

 

Ok, well, let’s assume that I’m unlucky enough to have a lot of people from my small area flood this page.  Let’s look deeper into the site itself.  I’m curious if this domain is owned by Roca Labs.  I did a quick lookup and got this:

Domain Name:GASTRICBYPASS.ME
Domain Create Date:30-Mar-2012 20:09:04 UTC
Domain Last Updated Date:14-Nov-2013 04:01:40 UTC
Domain Expiration Date:30-Mar-2014 20:09:04 UTC
Last Transferred Date:
Sponsoring Registrar:Name.com LLC R79-ME (625)
Created by:Name.com LLC R79-ME (625)
Last Updated by Registrar:Name.com LLC R79-ME (625)
Domain Status:CLIENT TRANSFER PROHIBITED
Registrant ID:wp81546cydbvt
Registrant Name:Whois Agent
Registrant Organization:Whois Privacy Protection Service, Inc.
Registrant Address:PO Box 639
Registrant Address2:
Registrant Address3:
Registrant City:Kirkland
Registrant State/Province:WA
Registrant Country/Economy:US
Registrant Postal Code:98083
Registrant Phone:+1.4252740657
Registrant Phone Ext.:
Registrant FAX:+1.4259744730
Registrant FAX Ext.:
Registrant E-mail:gastricbypass.me@protecteddomainservices.com

Ok, well that’s “protected” from prying eyes, so what about rocalabs.com?

Domain Name: ROCALABS.COM
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.domainsite.com
Registrar URL: http://www.domainsite.com
Updated Date: 2013-02-14T19:12:18-07:00
Creation Date: 2009-04-09T12:20:20-06:00
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2014-04-09T12:20:20-06:00
Registrar: DomainSite, Inc.
Registrar IANA ID: 466
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@domainsite.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.17202492374
Resellser:
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
Registrant Name: Whois Agent
Registrant Organization: Whois Privacy Protection Service, Inc.
Registrant Street: PO Box 639
Registrant City: Kirkland
Registrant State/Province: WA
Registrant Postal Code: 98083
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.4252740657
Registrant Fax: +1.4259744730
Registrant Email: rocalabs.com@protecteddomainservices.com 

Hmmm, well well well. That location looks much the same.  Also, something to hide?  Not even Microsoft, as big as they are, use privacy services.  Well, let’s look even deeper.  Let’s lookup the IP addresses of the domains:

gastricbypass.me = 209.59.163.199
rocalabs.com = 209.59.164.12

Well well well gain.  The IPs seem to be on the same subnet!  Ok, well, perhaps they could claim its in the same data centre as a coincidence.  Ok, well, let’s do a simple “trace route” to find more details on the IPs:

>tracert 209.59.163.199 (this is the gastricbypass.me domain)
11 30 ms 30 ms 40 ms lw-dc3-dist15.rtr.liquidweb.com [69.167.128.205]
12 32 ms 31 ms 31 ms host2.rocalabs.com [209.59.163.199]
>tracert 209.59.164.12 (this is the rocalabs.com domain)
11 32 ms 33 ms 33 ms lw-dc3-dist15.rtr.liquidweb.com [69.167.128.201]
12 34 ms 32 ms 35 ms host.rocalabs.com [209.59.164.12]

BUSTED!  As you can see, gastricbypass.me is hosted by the host2.rocalabs.com server, and rocalabs.com is hosted by host.rocalabs.com!!! THEY ARE BOTH ON THE ROCALABS.COM DOMAIN!!!

So, my question is not whether or not their product works, but whether or not you should trust a company that tries to mislead people through fake websites in order to boost sales. In fact, they even go as far as to list “other options”, but the information is laced with details that seem tailored to scare people away – and into the only other “successful” alternative called, of course, “Gastric Bypass Alternative” (the product sold by Roca Labs).  As well, all the videos on the site simply glorify the Roca Labs product ONLY.

Need I really say more?   Help fight scams, share this article.

 

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Posted By: James
Last Edit: 24 Feb 2014 @ 08:50 AM

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