• Report: #287330

Complaint Review: The Secret Society

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  • Submitted: Wed, November 28, 2007
  • Updated: Thu, September 09, 2010

  • Reported By:Lockport Illinois
The Secret Society
3357H Southpark Place Grove City, Ohio U.S.A.
  • Phone: 775-412-6016
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  • Category: Cult

Kevin Trudeau - Nouveau Tech Secret Society The Secret Society Emotional tug at seamingly a pivital time in your life Grove City Ohio

*Consumer Suggestion: Info re Trudeau

*Consumer Comment: To Good To Be True

*Consumer Suggestion: Trudeau and the FTC

*Consumer Suggestion: Secret Society

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I thought this was the best (concept and follow-thru) scam that has come along in a long time. This is how it played out for me, and where I am now:
I have seen Kevin Trudeau (if that's his real name) selling his books on TV about Natural Cures for everything. I eventually sent money to purchase the original. It has been three weeks since I sent them 39.99 and I have not received the book yet. In the mean time I did receive a memo type letter telling me I have been selected to join a "Secret Society" that will change my life. Apparently they "found" me through my ordering the book. They wanted to send me a FREE 56 page manual that would change my life forever. All I had to do was send back the request form to prove I was one of the special chosen ones. Amazingly, even though they could not get the original book to me for 7-10 weeks, they were able to ship the manual within days. What I received was the official "Secret Society Orientation Booklet". In it are stories from unknown people with fabulous lives that could never have happened without joining the Secret Society. Some miraculously received the 2300 year old manuscript free of charge. If these people are so filthy rich, why do they have to sell the mauscript, BY FRIDAY? I will not be sending the $139.00 for the manuscript so that one of these people can get richer. At this point I am concerned that 1.) I won't receive the original book I ordered and 2.) If I do receive it, it will be a book that supplies a cure only for my need to hang on to my money.

Stephen
Lockport, Illinois
U.S.A.

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#1 Consumer Suggestion

Info re Trudeau

AUTHOR: Lisa - (U.S.A.)

Please see some history re: Trudeau. I ALMOST ordered this today. Thank the lord for ROR, it has saved me many times. Always, always do your research.

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#2 Consumer Comment

To Good To Be True

AUTHOR: Ken Smith - (United States of America)

     I have been receiving letters from The Secret Society, they are everything that these posts tell about. The amazing and magicle life changes that happen instantly, and promises of wealth and fortune. These letters are full of stories from people that have been where we are and how they trusted in The Secret Society, and now they are popular and wealthy beyond their wildest dreams.

     All of this sounds way to good to be true, and you would be stupid to send money for a dream like this, or would you? Sometime people that are at a low point in their life, or feel that there is no where for them to go except down, just need something to hold on to. Reading these posts the one thing that i have not seen is a rebuttal from someone that has actually sent them the money, and received the 2300 year old secrets. I have not sent them the money nor do I have intentions of doing so, I am simply not in any condition financially to send the money.

     Now think of this; what if there really is a Secret Society made up of the worlds most wealthy and influential people? What would the sceptics of the world loose out on? Now think about where they could have been if they had just taken the chance. So they spend the money and this really is an elaborate hoax, was that moment of hope, that little time when they felt that all of their wildest dreams could come true, was that moment of hope in a world of glume and dispaire not worth the $139.99. I can assure you that I have spent more than that on things worth a hole lot less.

     I am not saying that we should spend the money on this possible hoax, I am only asking what a glimmer of hope is really worth. My Name is Ken S, a consumer from Ogden Utah.

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#3 Consumer Suggestion

Trudeau and the FTC

AUTHOR: Nancy - (U.S.A.)

This is the latest I found on the FTC.gov web sight. go there and click on actions then on by case name then click on K and find kevin trudeau. The FTC is having all sorts of problems with heim. Send your complaint to them. They will be happy to learn about it.






For Your Information: November 21, 2007
Federal Court Finds Kevin Trudeau in Civil Contempt
On November 16, 2007, a U.S. District Court judge found Kevin Trudeau in contempt of court for violating a 2004 permanent injunction. The Court found that Trudeau violated the permanent injunction when he misrepresented the contents of his book, The Weight Loss Cure They' Don't Want You to Know About, in several infomercials. The permanent injunction banned Trudeau from using infomercials to sell any product, service, or program. The ban contained a narrow exemption for infomercials for books and other publications, but specifically required that Trudeau not misrepresent the content of the books. Judge Robert W. Gettelman ruled that Trudeau ...has misrepresented the contents of his book by stating in his infomercials that his diet protocol was easy' and that it allowed dieters to eat whatever they want,' and he has misled thousands of consumers.

The 2004 permanent injunction settled the Federal Trade Commission's charges that Trudeau had falsely claimed that his calcium product could cure cancer and other serious diseases, and that a purported analgesic called Biotape could permanently cure or relieve severe pain. The appropriate contempt remedy for violating the permanent injunction is still to be determined by the Court.

The FTC works for the consumer to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices and to provide information to help spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint in English or Spanish, click http://www.ftc.gov/ftc/complaint.shtm or call 1-877-382-4357. The FTC enters Internet, telemarketing, identity theft, and other fraud-related complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to more than 1,600 civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad. For free information on a variety of consumer topics, click http://ftc.gov/bcp/consumer.shtm.

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AUTHOR: Mad Hatter - (U.S.A.)

I am so glad to finally find someone who recieve that letter. My husband recieved two of them. One was signed Kirsten Hart but the first page was fromTrudeau offering him to join and one was from John Finn. Would'nt that be great if we could do all those things. Read peoples minds, win at everything, power to cure, read into the future and so much more. I got a big laugh at it.

I can't wait till they put a stop to the scum bag.
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