Kevin Trudeau Scam
Kevin Tredeau, the author of the book "Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You To Know About", has been in the media several times in the past few years due to his controversial claims, as well as his criminal behavior.
His latest claim, which is publicized in his book, states that you cannot get cancer in alkaline cells, and that cancer could be cured by simply changing the pH of cancerous cells to alkaline.
Among many other things which he erroneously claims, is that a study on calcium showed that coral calcium had cured many cases of terminal cancer.
However, as much of a fraud as Kevin Trudeau may be, in 10 months he convinced over 15, 000 people to spend $1000 each for products that are at most - a temporary fix, but by no means healing.
Kevin Trudeau may have a strong business background, however his experience in medical studies is lacking.
During the early 1990's he served 2 years in prison for pleading guilty to larceny in a Massachusetts state court. He was accused of posing as a doctor to bank officials to gain credibility.
He has quite a lengthy background in law involvement actually, including defrauding over $100, 000 from American Express and $5,000 from other banks including Citibank.
Trudeau, despite having signed an agreement with the FTC in 1998 with one clause pertaining to; being barred from making false claims for products in the future; claimed coral calcium is an effective cure for cancer and other diseases, in 2003.
In 2004, the courts were again aware of the ongoing Kevin Trudeau scam, and ordered him found in 'contempt of court' for violating his court order of the previous year.
Apparently most of the bad publicity didn't phase the Kevin Trudeau scam. As a matter of fact, in July of 2005, he ran a full page ad in Newsweek magazine for his book, "Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You To Know About", which promised natural cures for lethal diseases such as cancer.
Trudeau gets his customers by playing on their suspicions of a 'sneaky', or 'mysterious' government agency termed "Them".
This idea is cemented by the title of his latest book which is soon to be released. It is called, "Lose 30 Pounds in 30 Days - The Weight Loss Secret "They" Don't Want You To Know About".
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