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Report: #330298

Complaint Review: Debt Cures - Kevin Trudeau - Reno Nevada

  • Submitted: Sat, May 03, 2008
  • Updated: Sun, December 28, 2008
  • Reported By: Tontogany Ohio
  • Debt Cures - Kevin Trudeau
    4910 Longley Lane
    Reno, Nevada

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Fresh off another round of arguments over our debt and financing, what to my wondering eyes should appear on our TV but the smiling face of Kevin Trudeau hawking his Debt Cures program. Like an idiot, I bought it - and I let the woman on his order line talk me into the "Debt Cures Deluxe Package" of additional material on 10 CDs as well. The cost of all this was $29.95 for the book, $99.00 for the CDs (a value of something like $400, so she said) and $21.90 for shipping and handling.

Contrary to what I was told on the phone, everything arrived in a week as opposed to 3 or 4 weeks. I have a long commute to work, so I figured I'd listen to the additional materials as I drove and read the book at home. First problem - the CDs come in a chintzy paper sleeve that rips as soon as you try to put a CD back into it. I know - all of the CDs fell out when I opened it. When I put the first CD in the player, guess what? The CDs are of him reading the book!

All right, I figure, I'll hear him out. It was a comprehensive waste of time. Probably 80% of the content is him ranting and raving about how credit card debt is entirely the fault of the credit card companies - after his salesperson talked me into wasting $150 on this rot. Most of the rest applies only to people who are being harrassed about debt that has already been written off, and the little bit that did apply to us was readily available elsewhere with a little effort. To top it off, the CD of "bonus material" was nothing but him summarizing the other nine CDs.

Here's a quick, easy and simple "debt cure" - don't go into debt buying garbage like this.

Tontogany, Ohio

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#1 Consumer Suggestion

DEBT CURES, harrassed now by other telemarketing companies beyond belief.

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

I am in the credit card business and has been for years. I bought the book just to read to see what is in it that I might not know. Nothing really, all it is, is common sense..But anyway. I received the book and read it in one day. Like I said , nothing that I did not already know..But the trouble is that I have been harrassed to death by other telemarketers now calling me with the last 4 numbers of the credit card that I put the book on trying to sell me everything from herbal junk to other books on how to correct my credit. I have been offered a $300.00 gift certificate and a $100.00 gift certificate because I have been such a good customer,for buying a $19.95 book..YEA RIGHT!!!!!!!.I have anywhere from 9 to 12 calls a day from all over the USA trying to sell me more junk that I don't need..I played their game and did call just 2 of my 8 credit card companies and was told that " We did lower your rate when the feds did so"..So no we will not lower your rate any more"..I got a $1000.00 increase on one card but not because I called. I pay my bills on time and not just the minimum amount either.

The junk that is in the book is not really true. The banks are in business to make money and giving you a break right now on your interest rates is cutting their own throats.. Banks are raising interest rates, late charges, over the limit charges, etc. and it is not going to end..They are taking from you and I and repaying back for their own losses on those bad mortgage deals..They have to make up their loss somewhere.. They have taken some of that buyout money and bought other banks with that money instead of helping out those that is in need. Those in need got higher rates, their homes taken away, collectors called on them, their cars repoed..and so the list goes on..BE greatfull that you have a job..and don't spend that hard earned money on pure rubbish and junk..all that same junk, you can get free just about anywhere. Online, at your library, Credit counselors, lawyers, and maybe at your own bank and credit card company. All you have to do is ask..And to ask yourself, do I really need that and how will I be able to pay for it next month with no job..
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#2 Consumer Comment

why not tell?

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

Exerpt from your statement..,,,and the little bit that did apply to us was readily available elsewhere with a little effort.,,, Please tell us: what is the information that did apply and where was it available?
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#3 Consumer Suggestion

I cancelled my order

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

First off, did someone put a gun to your head.

All you have to do is call up and tell them you downloaded the software on the web for free.

I had placed an order, listened to the rep on the other line, told them I just want the book, and they said with shipping $12.

Now here is the kicker, okay.

I called a friend of mine who already has the book and all you have to do is b*&*s*&* your way to where they can take the shipping off.

All you do is tell them you were at a book store and that you found it cheaper, thats it, plain and simple.

About the book, I read different material in it and I will tell anyone, everyone has a different approach on the credit card companies.

I have a couple of different ways. When they see you have tried calling up all credit cards then they might give you a break and lower the rates.

It depends on how everyone approaches.

One bookstore I can get the book for around $15. , maybe a couple of dollars more
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#4 Consumer Comment

what did you think?

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

what did you think the "audiobook" would have been? There's also some other CD-Roms that came with the Deluxe Package, lots of it has great information. I can understand that it might not be beneficial to absolutely everyone, but I think it's great for most people's situations. Also, you seem to be complaining that you received your materials faster than they said, why? I think it's great that they over-quote your shipping timeframe, just to be safe, it's better than under-quoting the time frame, just imagine how mad you'd be then!! And sir, let's be honest, did the cardboard sleeve REALLY rip when you tried to put the CD back in it? I find that a little hard to believe. Because you received everything so quickly, you should have had PLENTY of time to return the product, no?
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