As part of a Sting Operation that was executed while we were assisting the Health Care Complaints Commission with its second investigation into IHRB, we asked an IHRB client to send two sets of photos to Sam Cohen of IHRB. Sam thought they were taken three weeks apart. Instead, they were taken 24 hours apart. What was Mr Cohen’s reaction? It was a load of crock.
Mr Cohen assessed the photos and proceeded to assure the client that his hair was coming along nicely. Sam Cohen would do and say anything to trick his clients into handing over their money. Sam’s only goal at IHRB is to make money — the dishonest way, while selling products illegally , and while also breaching the HCCC Prohibition Orders, while telling Channel 7 News and the Authorities and the Consumer Tribunal and the TGA and others, that he has done ‘nothing wrong’.
Here’s what happened:
1) The photos were not even of his client.
2) They were photos of a model, whose hair is thinning.
3) The model does not use (and has never used) any medications or hair solutions or any treatment whatsoever.
4) The photos were taken 24 hours apart and sent to Mr Cohen who was tricked into thinking that his client was using IHRB’s topical solution, while paying money into Mr Cohen’s personal bank account.
5) The bottles that Mr Cohen sent, were never used. They were dusted for fingerprints and then opened by a TGA-Accredited Laboratory for testing.
6) The bottles tested positive to Minoxidil, which meant that Mr Cohen was committing a criminal offence by breaching the Prohibition Orders that forbid him to obtain, supply, or sell Minoxidil or any Scheduled medication/poison.
Here are the two photos that Mr Cohen thought were taken three weeks apart:
What did Samuel Faraj Cohen tell the client? Here is the sentence from the email which Mr Cohen sent to his client. He wrote:
Just after 3 weeks,
already your hair has become
‘coarser’ & ‘darker’.
Keep it up.’
Mr Cohen had tried that trick on me. He insisted that my hair had improved, when in fact, it was the worst it had ever been , thanks to the junk he gave me, without forewarning me that a side-effect of Minoxidil is actually hair loss. I had lost more hair in the one year that I was an IHRB client, than I had lost in my entire life. When I asked for a refund, Mr Cohen insisted that it had improved, and he became vulgar and threatened me with violence. What a load of crock.
How could this model’s hair become coarser and darker? On what basis? How can Mr Cohen determine that hair is more coarse, when such things are measured in fractions of millimetres and micrometers? Yet, via a photo, Mr Cohen was able to spin his useless sale pitch, just to keep the client hooked, spinning a load of rubbish about photos of a model that did not use his products.