Enjoy reading our tips and recommendations. This is just another SCAM. Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission issued warnings to companies selling human chorionic gonadotropin HCG as weight loss products as the claims are unsupported. What the FDA is doing and what people think it's doing are as different as night and day. I asked for a Supervisor and was told they would call me back. On November 19, , Trudeau was found in contempt of the court order for "patently false" claims in his weight loss book.
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People would pay with their credit cards and when they wanted their money back, they could not get their money back. He is a definite fraud! He scammed hundreds of people out of their money this way. Once they had your credit card money--you were doomed. They worked together to close down the offices they had and a man was shot.
I can't remember the exact location, but if someone knew where Memory Master Institute was located, I could verify it.
I was not the only person owed for labor. Kevin Trudeau was under "watch" with the Chicago Authorities for mail fraud. He has a long, long history of being a fraud.
I couldn't believe it when I saw him on television. When I got the book I first noticed a discrepancy. He said there was a web address where you could apply for money to tide you over while you were waiting for your grant. It was nowhere to be found. When I called their customer service dept.
I was told I would only be told the address if I subscribed to their newsletter. I then wrote to 50 of the grant sources listed in the book. All stated they never gave individuals grants, of the rest 20 never answered at all, and the rest came back return to sender addressee unknown. This creature needs to be hung by the neck until dead, slowly, painfully, after being castrated with a rusty knife. Everything else in his book I already knew or was complete and utter B. I love natural cures and thought this would be worth the money.
It was not at all what I expected. In my opinion, the purpose of the book is just to sell other things. This man is very good at making people believe what he wants them to. I did not understand the book and l never saw a penny. Do not buy this book. They lying about everything. I'm very disappointed about this book.
I found nothing but regurgitated information already available on the internet for free. This book is filled with a lot of useless information and anything slightly useful as I mentioned is available on the internet for free.
Most of the book is filled with fluff to make the book look big. Kevin quotes a few web sites, provides information on common sense sources of money, and includes plugs from his other book Debt Cures. Really don't waste your money, you will be sorry you bought the book. After buying this book Free Money there was not one benefit to buying it. To me this book should be called Spend you money for nothing. This book say it was updated in In Chapter 1 through Chapter I have not got any help.
I want to finish my College Education but I can't find one grant out of this book to help me. There is a chapter dealing with Attorney Help.
You can call a college nearby for attorney help and this attorney was graduating from college and he or she would help "Free". I called this Free Money Counselor and asked for a refund but he said no. Anyway I have learned through my counselor to avoid problem like this. Ordering the free money book - I placed an order for the main book and only the book. I asked for the shipping and handling fees first and foremost. I was told the book was When I refused all the special offers and asked my total, I was told I was being charged I was informed that offer was the only way to get the book.
I tried to cancel the order and was told that I couldn't do that unless I called customer service. I was refused the opportunity to speak to a supervisor. The order hadn't been charged to my card, so I should be able to cancel but they said it was too late. A few years ago, I was a call center rep who sold his books before he was exposed as a fraud. Something smelled fishy when I noticed I couldn't cancel customer orders or remove extra items if callers changed their mind about purchasing the additional products.
The only thing I could do give them another customer service number, and they'd sometimes call back and say the number was out of order! Fast forward to , and I see him on the show "American Greed Scams. I think some companies are actually still taking tele-orders for his books even though they probably know he's a con-artist. Scammer and Liar - Kevin Trudeau!!!
Not the good person he poses to be. I got no free money! I Hate this guy! I also was very interested in buying the free money book I am just very afraid to trust companies I have not checked out and luckily there was this site with literally hundreds of bad reviews on this Con. These reviews are on target There is NO hidden money NO old bank account money that has been allowed to garner interest and sit and grow to huge amounts.
I just do not understand how Mr. Trudeau can still be airing infomercials while incarcerated? If you have to look at the worthless books, buy online used for a penny, or from Goodwill or Salvation Army stores.
In ordering his books, you are constantly hounded to buy stuff which you are not interested in and even the books themselves are nothing more than exaggerated claims to scare people into believing some government conspiracy. I called and ordered Kevin Trudeau's book Free Money from an ad at 2 in the morning. While ordering I was told that I would get 2 more books for free but I had to pay shipping. The shipping was almost 20 dollars. Then they continued to push me to buy memberships and access to websites and so on.
Finally, after purchasing a couple of things but rejecting most, I was told it would take 6 to 8 weeks to receive my product but for an additional 10 dollars I would get priority shipping and have the book in 7 to 10 days. I paid it because I really wanted this book. That was almost 4 weeks ago and I have received nothing. I contacted the number I ordered from and was told they only take the orders and charge the card and they have no liability or resolution for me.
I have to contact Kevin Trudeau's organization for disputes. Well, good luck on getting that information. So basically I am just out of my money and no recourse.
I would recommend that no one order anything from these infomercials until they straighten out their act. Ordered Kevin Trudeau free money books online in March with credit card. They called and try to sell me more thing which I had declined. Called in to order the new version of 'Natural Cures' with free additions of his new book about pain control and CD of new 'book' not published yet - weight loss 'secret' if I was among first callers. Yes I was among the first , so great.
Then turned out I would have to pay an additional I declined that and said I just wanted to buy the book only So then she said, "Surprise I said, "No thanks.
Then with difficulty she deleted the extra items from the order, gave me customer service number for future reference, and then 2 minutes later said the order could not be placed The whole thing smelled fishy. So I got online to look for reviews, and learned a lot. The only thing I have to worry about now is money being debited from my account, in spite of the fact that the order could not be placed.
Obviously Kevin is only out to sell the newsletter… which by all accounts is as useless as his books. My father bought two of the Natural Cures books by the swindler and even subscribed to a newsletter, briefly, as he is truly a believer in natural medicine and is completely against "Big Pharm. It's just a collection of modern urban myths and promises to give more information if you BUY more of his stuff.
I can not speak as to his other books, but I can't imagine they have any info either. The only reason the government is after him is because he continuously violates federal court orders to not run these scams anymore.
Trudeau couldn't even be bothered to read real books about alternative medicine and regurgitate that information. Horrible nonsense, both books. Again, I can't speak as to the other books, however, with an educated guess, anyone saying they are more than rubbish, is probably paid to do so.
I wouldn't be surprised if Big Pharm IS paying him to screw up the alternative medicine movement. On Jan , I called to order the book offered.
The Male order taker pressured me to purchase other items. I assumed that this order was not put through. Therefore I never looked for a shipment or charges to my Credit card.
I called , and explained my case. They said nothing can be done as it was over 30days on money back guarantee. I explained that this order was cancelled, they said no it was shipped.
I said NO it was to be not processed at that time. Again they said it's too late. The call taker had to put the order through as he had no option to cancel. And that I would have had to call back to Customer service to cancel. I was never advised this as the order taker had hung up on me. He was a very RUDE person.
Had I known I needed to call back then I would have done so. I called back to the call center and was given a hard time. I asked for a Supervisor and was told they would call me back. Insisting that nothing could be done. I asked for his supervisor and he said no one was available and a supervisor will call me back within 48 hrs. They won't even investigate the tracking number dispute. Again they said it's over the 30 day money back Guarantee.
This is just another SCAM. I am thing of taking them to Small Claims court. That will cost them more in Attorney's fees than giving my money back or shipping me the product. But for now I will wait for the next phone call from the call center in Colorado, which is a contracted call center for Kevin Trudeau's free money book. About eight weeks ago, I foolishly paid for a book that I never received at all! I was unaware of the author's history and that he was convicted of charges of fraud!
The FTC responded with a motion to dismiss the complaint for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12 b 1 , and for failure to state a claim for which relief can be granted under Rule 12 b 6. The district court granted the FTC's motion to dismiss. First, the court concluded that it lacked subject-matter jurisdiction because the press release was not "a 'final agency action'" under "section of the [Administrative Procedure Act]", 5 U.
Second, the court held, "in the alternative, that Trudeau's claims failed to state a viable cause of action as a matter of law. Trudeau later filed an appeal which was unsuccessful in reversing the court's ruling. The temporary restraining order was replaced by a preliminary injunction. However, Trudeau lost a motion to have the Board send a "corrective letter" to the television stations and subsequently dropped all claims for monetary damages.
The case is still in litigation. The FTC filed a contempt of court action against Trudeau and the companies that market The Weight Loss Cure 'They' Don't Want You to Know About , alleging that Trudeau was in contempt of a court order by "deceptively claiming in his infomercials that the book being advertised establishes a weight-loss protocol that is 'easy' to follow.
When consumers buy the book, they find it describes a complex plan that requires intense dieting, daily injections of a prescribed drug that is not easily obtainable, and lifelong dietary restrictions. On November 19, , Trudeau was found in contempt of the court order for "patently false" claims in his weight loss book. District Court Judge Robert W.
Gettleman ruled that Trudeau "clearly misrepresents in his advertisements the difficulty of the diet described in his book, and by doing so, he has misled thousands of consumers. The court denied Trudeau's request to reconsider or stay this ruling on December 11 of the same year.
On February 11, , Trudeau was arrested and appeared in U. District Court before Gettleman for criminal contempt of court after he "asked his supporters to email the federal judge overseeing a pending civil case brought against him by the Federal Trade Commission. That is, no one can touch him," Barrett said. On November 28, , the U. Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission issued warnings to companies selling human chorionic gonadotropin HCG as weight loss products as the claims are unsupported.
In February , the court-appointed receiver announced that a number of Trudeau's known assets, including a home in Ojai, California , would be auctioned, with proceeds to be applied toward unpaid fines and restitutions. Court officials informed GIN members that the club's business model "likely amounted to an illegal pyramid scheme", and that its relentlessly publicized group of 30 billionaire financial advisors known as the "GIN Council" did not exist.
GIN's remaining assets were later auctioned as well. In March , Trudeau was sentenced to 10 years in prison, an "unusually lengthy" term for a contempt conviction.
In April , Guzman ordered that royalties payable to Trudeau from continuing sales of his books—now owned by a California company called Free is My Favorite LLC, which purchased the rights from Trudeau—be forwarded to a government-controlled trust and used for fine and restitution payments. One common criticism by consumer groups is that Trudeau has had no medical training. Trudeau responds that by not having such training, he is not biased toward pharmaceutical companies and the FDA, and that medical doctors "are taught only how to write out prescriptions" for "poisons" and "cut out pieces of a person's anatomy.
Trudeau has been criticized for his inability to provide evidence to back up his claims. Although he recites anecdotes, he has never provided evidence evaluated by licensed medical practitioners. In instances where Trudeau has been asked to provide proof, he has misinterpreted medical studies or cited dubious or fictitious studies. For example, Trudeau cited a nonexistent year research study involving a natural cure for diabetes at the University of Calgary.
In University of Calgary officials announced in a public statement that none of Trudeau's claims about the university's research were true, and that its attorneys had sent Trudeau a "cease and desist" letter, demanding that he stop associating himself with the school. In August , the New York Consumer Protection Board warned consumers that Trudeau has used false claims of endorsements to promote his products, noting that the back cover of Natural Cures includes false endorsements.
Further, the NYCPB states that Trudeau's television advertisements "give the false impression that Tammy Faye Messner opposes chemotherapy in favor of the 'natural cures' in Trudeau's book. The back cover includes the following quote from Dr. Herbert Ley , a former commissioner of the U.
Food and Drug Administration who died three years before the book was written: What the FDA is doing and what people think it's doing are as different as night and day. Bradford, says that this quote does not constitute a false endorsement of the book by Ley, but rather is merely a statement that is in line with the purpose of the book.
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