"Power Companies Hate This!" = Scam
It seems we are seeing these ads nearly everywhere you go on the web
nowadays. They show an image of a good-looking, off-the shelf, legitimate device
that has nothing to do with what is being sold in the plans you are to download
for a fee in the region of $49 to $99 USD.
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I cringe every time I see one of the ubiquitous ads on the web with wording to
the effect: "Power Companies Hate This", showing an image of a
good-looking, off-the shelf, legitimate device that has nothing to do with what
is being sold in the plans you are to download for a fee in the region of $49 to
I would love nothing more than for these things to be legitimate. That's what we
are all about: "Finding and facilitating the best exotic free energy
I assure you that if any of these things were real and verified, they would probably be featured in first place
in our Top
5 Exotic Free Energy Technologies listing. Unfortunately, at this time, I
don't know of anything of this kind that is actually ready to go.
On the other hand, every one of the ads I've looked at over the years with the
wording to the effect "Power Companies Hate This" or "Power
Companies FEAR This" have all been scams, based on bogus or marginal
technologies; and for the most part, all these ads are being run by the same
group, using essentially the same tactics with minor variations on the theme.
Based on some research we did some time ago, the group that is doing this is
somewhere in South America (Panama?), so prosecution would be very difficult,
since they target the English-speaking world, and the dollar amount they are
getting from each person is relatively small. I would love to see them shut
down, but that would take a lot of money and international legal skill.
What makes it even more challenging to prosecute is that they have a money-back
guarantee that they honor. If you are not fully satisfied, then you can request
a refund, and they provide the refund, as promised. That's what keeps their
payment processing services happy.
So, why is it a scam?
What happens in reality is that people download the plans, which superficially
look legitimate, but they get overwhelmed with the level of difficulty. We're
not talking rocket science difficult. We're talking about something that is just
above their level of comfort. So they procrastinate working on it, and surpass
the deadline to get their money back. They figure they're in over their heads,
and the world isn't falling apart quite yet, so they put off working on it.
The very small minority of people who will actually take the time to assemble
the materials and build the device will realize that it does produce an effect,
but not something that will power anything practical. So they realize that
either 1) they must have done something wrong, or 2) the scaling of this thing
to a larger size will take a lot more time and money [which, if they actually
expend, they will realize it is a dud, and by then, their money-back warranty
for the "cheap" (compared to the money they've spent on parts) plans
has long since expired].
Even fewer still will realize that the plans they have downloaded for a fee have
been available for free for years on the web, by a different name.
No one is running their house on these things.
The group running this scam periodically changes the plans to something else,
but the above attributes are still in play.
The bottom line is that it is a scam. All the major things they claim in their
advertising and splash page are false.
What they Say
|Power your house
||Not likely to power anything
Many are running their house on this
Only an inadequate prototype will be cheap
Advanced skills required
Advertisement has impressive image
Image has nothing to do with tech
Hurry and download before we're shut down
Limited time offer
Same price for duration
Are pirated technology from others
Money back guarantee
Honored; but few invoke it
Some of the present destination URLs for variations of this scam include:
False advertising is illegal everywhere in the world.
Now that you know that these ads are bogus, please pass this link on to the
websites where you see these things advertised, lest they be culpable in
propagating this fraud. If they are hesitant about this, issue them this
challenge. "If you can validate that there is even one home running on this
technology, as advertised, then you are clear; otherwise, you're culpable, because
you've been informed that Sterling Allan, who tracks these kinds of things,
knows of not one single home powered by this."
Due to the small per-incident dollar amount involved here, legal ramifications
are likely to be absent, unless an aggressive attorney takes this on as a class
action suit, in which case not only would the perpetrators be named, but also the
complicit parties who allowed the advertising on their sites, or who handled the
payment processing, notwithstanding
having been informed of its fraudulent nature.
Earlier Versions of the Scam
We've taken the time to expose earlier versions of this scam in detail. You'll
notice that I stopped posting my stories to BeforeItsNews over this
because they refused to stop allowing these scammers to advertise on their site,
saying: "They offer a money back guarantee."
Previous Versions of this Scam that We've Exposed
Secret" - A fool and 47 dollars are soon parted! -
An online affiliate program called, "Tesla's Secret" is
selling plans for a device they claim can free you from the power
grid. Their technology has nothing to do with Tesla's work, and is
basically no better than a crystal radio set. It works, but is nothing
to get excited about, and is certainly not going to power your home. (PESWiki;
April 4, 2011)
Energy internet scam - Internet fraudsters are raking in
thousands of dollars a day with a scam selling plans for what alleges
to be an electromagnetic free energy machine capable of powering a
house. One estimate puts sales of the guide as high as 5,000 copies a
month, making the scam worth up to $3m a year. (Off-Grid; Oct.
8, 2009) [We've not yet received a scrap of evidence supporting the
free energy plans = bogus claim; say they'll remedy that -
Magniwork has been selling a set of plans for a free energy device
they say could be scaled to power an entire house. However, it turns
out that the device is nothing more than the Bedini SG circuit, which,
though interesting, has never been embodied in a self-looped system
with energy left over for practical use. They've apologized and
removed the Bedini stuff. (PESWiki; June 2, 2009)
The purpose of this present article is to speak in generalities, though there is
one I want to mention.
The Power4Patriots.com variation (not by the same group, but uses a lot of their
hype tactics of over-selling and under-delivering) is probably closer to legitimate, in that they
describe how to assemble your own solar panels or wind turbines, for example.
What they don't say is how difficult it is to do this, how hard they are to
maintain, how unreliable they can be.
Unfortunately, as far as I know, there not yet any "cheaper than
grid", clean energy solutions that can make someone independent from the
grid. But there are some coming soon. Keep track of our Top
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Sites Running this Ad that have Been Notified It is a Scam
Sites that Removed the Ad After Being Notified it is a Scam
Sites Listed as Advertisers (Endorsers) of This
(If you are getting a hotlink to this action section, scroll to page above
for explanation about this scam.)
On December 14, 2013, I notified Statcounter.com that this scam ad was
running on their site. Wanting to do something about this, they asked me for the
landing URL. I realized I didn't have it on file, so I've been keeping my eye
out. On December 18, I saw it over at BeforeItsNews.com, who I had notified
about this scam at the time I first posted this report, but they refuses to remove the add because of the revenue it brings,
despite knowing it is a scam, justifying it because a refund guarantee is offered.
I noticed that now one of the landing
pages lists several high-value sites, saying "As seen in and advertised
on... TheBlazeTV, WND, Glenn Beck, PrisonPlanet; PersonalLibertyDigest."
Here's a screen shot.
This makes me very mad that these highly reputable sites are being used to
promote this scam. If you click on that portion of the page, the following
message comes up:
Power4Patriots has been seen and
advertised on 100's of websites (GlennBeck.com, PersonalLiberty.com) and news
outlets (TheBlaze, WND, etc) since it's launch in late 2011. For recent news
stories, interviews and press releases about Power4Patriots, please visit our Newsroom.
Point of action: Write to all of these sites and inform them that this
is a scam that their name and reputation is being used to promote.
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