Kevin Trudeau has been a topic of concern since my very first post here at Hot Cup of Joe. I've received lots of e-mail and comments and Trudeau continues to be one of the most consistent search hits from places like Google. All this in spite of the fact that my blog is mostly an archaeology and anthropology blog, though I try to concern myself with skepticism from time-to-time.
That being said, I received a recent comment on Part 1 of my Natural Cures review that I wanted to put on the front page. Kevin Trudeau is a self-labeled "consumer advocate" and, as the anonymous commenter below points out, this is naught but a deception to make money. I've edited Anonymous' post for spelling and grammar, but the rest is his/her original words, which you can find in the comments linked above. Thank you, Anonymous, for sharing this with us, and read the rest below the fold:
Listen to all of you who swear by Kevin and his stories are lame there are so many people he has ripped off and continue to rip off I aught to know I worked for his company selling his books. I believed in him until I went into customer service and actually saw how the people that believed in him were treated by the company that does his distribution and shipping
I thought that if I got into the customer service part of the company I could actually help people and that is totally wrong his newsletter cost people a bunch of money all at once and the thing is that half of them never knew it until they had an over draft charge. Their way of dealing with the customers is to have us reps tell them that they will be receiving their refunds in approximately 60 days and you don't know how many time I had to calm customers down because they were ripped off and there was nothing I could do to help them.
He is the biggest scam artist ever. he prays on old people and poor people that are looking for some cure that his infomercials claim are in the book Yes, if you have a computer and the resources there is some good things in there, but most of it is garbage because I have looked it up on line myself because I refused to order his book which seeing as I worked there I could've gotten it for free. I didn't want it because it is useless.
Don't get scammed by the new book on weight loss. Please take my advice and don't bother especially if you have the CD because they are the same with just a hair of different info in them.
I am also going to find the web page for all the complaints against him and post an apology to all the customers I promised I would help because I was never allowed to call them back by company policy -I would've had to do it on my own time even though the supervisor tells us to tell them we will call back with info when received she never gets back to rep to do cb even when reminded she is not a bad person either just doing her job
Thank you, Anonymous, for coming forward with your story. Doubtless, there are many die-hard Trudeau followers (he really does have a cult following) that will label you a "heretic" and discount your story as that of a disgruntled employee, but you've characterized what I've been saying about Trudeau all along: he's a con man praying on the weak, needy and desperate. He's not a consumer "advocate" at all, but rather a leach, sucking money from them where he can with his fangs of deception. Trudeau successfully deceives the public into thinking that he's their advocate and that he's protecting them against the "establishment."
The reality is that Trudeau is exactly the problem he claims to be an advocate against: corporate theft of consumer capital with regard to health concerns.
Other Posts on Trudeau, the con-artist:
Review: Kevin Trudeau's Natural Cures, Part 1
Review: Kevin Trudeau's Natural Cures, Part 2
Yet Another Kevin Trudeau Con
The Pseudoscience of an "Infomercial" Conman