Saturday, September 10, 2005

Kevin Trudeau's book is still on Best-Seller lists

Kevin Trudeau has made a long-running career as sales representative for memory products and homeopathic cancer remedies. He turned a book containing such claims as deodorants cause breast cancer and magnetic toe rings reverse the aging process into one of the biggest bestsellers of the year.

Kevin Trudeau's top bestseller might have you looking for a rip tide to throw it into. Worried about too much sun? "The sun does not cause skin cancer, sun screens do." This sort of logic is on every page. "Scientists in secret laboratories are developing chemicals that are added to our food, but not included on the label." These "secret poisonous chemicals" are specifically designed to make people hungry so they buy more food, make them fat because fat people eat more, addict them to the product and cause disease. The food industry, the drug companies, the government, and the scientists are in cahoots to keep you sick and profits up. What's the evidence? Kevin Trudeau doesn't do "evidence." A 42 year-old ex-convict and infomercial guru, he preys on the most vulnerable among us, the sick and elderly. The FTC fined him $2 million and barred him from selling products with infomercials - except for his book. He wears his convictions like badges of honor - proof that the establishment is trying to silence him.
Kevin Trudeau's criminal past includes a credit card fraud conviction for which he has already spent some time in prison. He has been banned from television by the Federal Trade Commission and he was taken to court by FTC who tried to prevent his Shop America firm from selling the "Coral Calcium" supplement.

Nevertheless, neither jail nor discredited products seem to stop Kevin Trudeau from misleading consumers.

February 10, 2003:
"Coral Calcium" Claims Debunked

June 10, 2003:
Coral Calcium Promoters Face Federal Charges

June 3, 2004:
Supreme Greens, Coral Calcium Daily Give FTC Indigestion

September 10, 2004:
Kevin Trudeau Banned from Infomercials

August 5, 2005:
The CPB’s report on the misleading advertising by Trudeau is available

August 8, 2005:
Consumer Agency Trashes Trudeau's "Natural Cures" Book

August 22, 2005:
Best-seller 'Natural Cures' sparks court battle

August 26, 2005:
Would You Buy A Used Cure From This Man?
Crimes and clowns: A look at pitchman Kevin Trudeau's shady past

August 31, 2005:
Judge Refuses to Gag Trudeau Critics

September 9, 2005:
Trudeau is still king of late-night infomercial pitchmen.

Randi's website:

Trudeau sails ahead.

On the Trudeau Matter - two perceptive executives

November 2, 2005:

Kevin Trudeau on Skeptics Dictionairy

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