If you have given Kevin Trudeau or anyone associated with him your credit card number, my advice is to cancel it immediately and get a new card from your company. Even if your credit card company is prepared to stop or reverse charges, another charge with a different "company" name could show up on your card any month. Even if this man goes to jail or is sued, I bet he will be back someday...after he retrieves your credit card information from an envelope he's hidden under the mattess in his mother's bedroom.
The Infomercial itself should have been stark evidence that the Natural Cures books were a ripoff, but I was completely taken by surprise at the lengths these people went to.
I told the telemarketer that I did not want to purchase ANY of the extra services, publications, or goods, which I do as a matter of personal policy whenever I order by phone for anything.
Two weeks later I received a mailing announcing that I'd joined the Healthcare Saving Club (the type that gives discounts for buying worthless junk). I was about to throw away the notification, which looked like nothing more than a direct marketing scam, when I happened to notice that I was already a "member." And that I would be charged over $30 PER MONTH.
It took three hours to cancel the membership online; funny thing, the first attempt occurred right after I filed a report with the FTC.
The same thing happened for a "shopping club" (for over $30 per month just for membership!)
I immediately filed with the Federal Trade Commission, but I had to wait a month for my next Credit Card bills to find out which credit card had been charged.
By then, $1.50 had been charged for some sort of financial magazine (FOUR), $3.05 for Identy Protection (FIVE), and $1.95 Unlimited Blue Rate (SIX).
I disputed with the credit card company and got the refunds, but since the Healthcare and Shopping Club memberships were cancelled weeks before the larger charges showed up, I took the rep's advice and CANCELLED the card. A new one, with a brand new number showed up in just days. Judging by the reports I've read here tonight, I am so glad I took the credit card rep's advice!
BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE! Six scams were promised, but if you read on, you get a SEVENTH for just 30 seconds of your time:
About the same time the "memberships" appeared, I too, was selected to join the Chosen Ones, the Universe's Elite of the Elite, one out of a mere handful upon the face of the Earth. I can't tell you the name of this Secret Society, only that I am one of the rarest human beings alive today. And since I don't deserve to be so gravely disappointed that the Planet has Failed to Notice my brilliance, worthiness, sxual intensity, and apostle-like spirituality, the others among the Chosen are going to give me their Greatest Kept Secrets. And if YOU didn't get invited because YOU waited more than three days to respond, then YOUR Cycle Two just ran out with the rest of the luck and happiness you will ever have for the rest of your life and not one of us will ever contact you again, NEVER! Not even from our UFO! Nyah, nyah, nya-nya, nyahhh!