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Several legitimate free energy researchers do
exist, but they don't
spend huge amounts on advertising like the scammers do. You probably
won't have heard of them. The people who
pursue wide publicity are almost all scam artists. If someone is making
large amounts of
money from selling books and videos on free energy, be very suspicious.
If someone is selling plans for "real" free-energy devices, they are a ripoff.
Don't waste your money. Or if someone is selling "Dealer ships" or
invest ment oppor tunities for a free energy corp, hold tight to your
wallet and RUN! Or, if you've already let them get their hands on your
money, ask to see proof of the FE device, and see what excuse you're
given. (It will be a very convincing excuse. Scam artists don't act
sneaky. Scam artists survive because they seem far MORE honest and
honorable than a normal person.) Remember that the "con" in "con game"
means "confidence." They win your confidence first, then they go after
your money. How to tell the difference between a con game and a real
product? Easy: if you give them money before receiving a working FE
device, then it's a scam, always.
How can we tell a free energy scam from an honest FE researcher? Here
are some symptoms of a scam:
The researcher wants your money. He wants people to invest,
he wants subscribers for expensive newsletters, wants to sell "Dealer
ships", he wants individuals to make large
"donations." Or sometimes he wants to sell you extremely
which do not work... or to sell you all sorts of
books and videos about devices which don't do
anything real. In any scam, the WHOLE POINT is to separate the victims
from their wallets. (If absolutely no money is involved, then the
researcher might be legit... or the scam might be less obvious.)
scammers say that they want to improve the world (etc.), but then they
somehow always avoid doing this. They keep secrets, they run complex
deals... they do all sorts of things except the most obvious ones: sending
out simple and obvious proof to everyone, and getting
working FE devices out into the public by all possible methods.
You'll notice that the scammer uses deception. Now we all
that the "FE" field is similar to people selling maps to lost gold mines,
or it's like
the used car arena: honest dealers may exist, but they are rare.
The majority of publicized FE companies are con-artists selling worthless
junk to gullible people.
For this reason, real FE researchers are careful to remain scruptiously
honest. They bend over backwards to avoid misleading anyone even a
little. They have deep habits of honesty, and they don't tell all those
lies which would be acceptable in other situations. So if you notice a
researcher using even the smallest "politician ploy" or "marketing
you're almost certainly dealing with a con-man. If you point out these
failings, they'll give sensible excuses. But the symptom is the
lack of brutal bend-over-backwards honesty.
How can we tell? Just ask the F/E hobbyists. While most
"skeptics" are hopelessly biased, and will dishonestly claim that ALL
free-energy inventors are scammers, you
can still ask the online F/E community.
They'll quickly set you straight about who is a ripoff artist and who is a
FE hobbyist's scam watch sites:
The invention violates current laws of physics. Well, that's OK,
since historical inventions often violate the physics theories of their
time. But if many other listed symptoms are present as well, then it's a
The invention is unproven. It has not yet splashed itself
news headlines worldwide. "NEW SOURCE OF ENERGY DISCOVERED IN USA!" Nope.
Scams always involve unproven inventions. Unproven inventions might be
might not. But scammers often hide behind this fuzzy status.
The inventor keeps the device secret. That, or their
some critical information and nobody can build a working copy based on the
patent. (A small critical piece of info remains secret.)
The scammer usually has a good website. Make that a GREAT
Well, actually their website looks like it was build by site-design
charge enormous fees. Wow, look at that thing, how could they afford
to create such an expensive monstrous "online facade?" And that's it
exactly: FACADE. The scammers spend all their resources making an
airtight facade: a
false front which looks trustworthy. Sometimes it looks far more
trustworthy than any legit company's website. It certainly looks more
than the website of a legit inventor. REAL inventors' websites are crap,
since they're made
by the inventor (since inventors can't afford to pay anyone, and also, why
pay for something that you can build yourself?)
It's NOT the company's number one goal to prove that the
is real. The scam company seems to have no goal besides creating an
attractive secrets: secrets which will only be revealed to an in-group of
"superior" blue-blooded investors, while we rabble on the outside are
obviously inferior since we haven't invested and don't know the secrets.
(It's the old "treasure map" trick, playing up your victims'
self-importance.) Scamsters have all sorts of other
tricks to appeal to snobbery or inflate the egos of investors. They
also have many really sensible excuses for not proving that their
discovery is real. But honest companies just sit down and prove their
claims beyond any doubt BEFORE gathering investors. After all, its
unethical to take investors' money for extremely questionable and totally
unproven devices as if they were normal inventions developed by reliable
The company performs public demonstrations... but something
goes wrong. If it's a scam, then the "failure" was planned all along.
When the inventor starts a demonstration, watch for the "failure" which
excuses the inventor from having to actually prove the device. Or more
rarely, the demonstration is simple fraud, such as a hidden power supply,
or something similar to water-to-gasoline chemistry demonstrations where
the stirring spoon has a wax plug which melts and releases the gasoline
from a hidden pocket.
The inventor doesn't publish successful scientific research
(i.e. he doesn't publish detailed replication instructions,) or if he
does, other researchers can't get them to work. Something vital wasn't
The inventor uses Grand Conspiracies or government supression as
actual suppression and small, non-grand conspiracies really do exist.
Some inventors have genuine horror
stories about these. But if it's ALWAYS "the conspiracy's fault" and the
inventor cannot test the device or even show good evidence that it works,
or can't make progress despite years of investments or "donations," can't
reveal history of the work, can't reveal device details... if "The
Conspiracy" is to blame, or if "The Oil Companies have made threats," then
it's a scam.
You risk being labeled as a "Scoffer" or "Government Spy."
Some scammers manipulate their audience using the following ploy: "If
you're not fighting for me, then obviously you must be
against me." The scammer won't let you remain undecided about
their invention. Instead he pressures and manipulates you to become his
supporter. In other words, if you dare to look for flaws, or dare insist
on clear and simple evidence, and if you refuse to jump on the scammer's
bandwagon, you'll be attacked by the scammer and his supporters. They'll
try to smear you with labels: "Nasty Skeptic," "Oil Company Shill," "CIA
infiltrator." Even worse, other undecided people will see this happen.
Those others may leap on the bandwagon out of fear; to avoid being Accused
Of Witchcraft as you were. (In some online communities, just one
accusation of Skepticism will get you permanently banished, so it's no
small thing.) If you see this ploy in use, then you're certainly dealing
with a seasoned expert in con-artist tactics.
The inventor doesn't give out working copies of the
independent labs for testing (the hardware stays secret and untested.)
Oh, did I forget to mention that the invention remains secret?
Secret, secret, secret! Secrecy equals scam, scam equals secrecy.
The inventor makes one statement, then contradicts himself
This string of lies may not be obvious, but is revealed by comparing
various statements. A classic version is "The idea was given to me by god"
...followed later by "I must keep the invention a secret so idea-theives
can't steal it." (Hmmm. If god has gifted mankind with the secret of free
energy, why is this guy keeping it hidden, and worse, trying to make money
off it?!! Gifts from god are supposed to be CONTROLLED? And SOLD?!)
The inventor hasn't tried winning any of the FE device prizes.
Back in the days of flying machines, the genuine inventors were all
questing after the several major prizes. They didn't distain the prizes
and make excuses for not competing. But scammers sure do!
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