Sunday, April 4, 2010

P.T. Barnum would hate you son!

The following was sent to me as proof that his education has not been wasted.

The initiating source (from a girl he went to high school with):

Hey hunny:

Hey, So I know that you are an entrepenour so I wanted you to look at something. I'm working for a company called cieaura that does marketing for an emerging company called harmonic fm. Basically what we are putting out on the market is a set of adhesive chips which are each set at a different frequency to balance the bodys natural vibrations. There right now are sleep chips which encourage better deep sleep, energy chips which provide a no crash no rush constant energy, and pain chips who help to make pain go away. The also have an athlete chip that helps with longer better performances and makes it so you aren't tired and aren't in pain. I'd really like you to check it out, the website is [redacted].com. This isn't a scam and I'm not trying to sell you anything I just want you to try the product and if it intrest you I will gladly come talk to you about how it can make you a ton of money like it already has for a lot of people. The best part is it makes you money while you help people. We don't sell the product we sample and refer. But yeah go check out the site and if it interest you at all then text me or call me at [redacted]. Can't wait to hear from you!

His response:

Hi [redacted],

I see that you paid [redacted] your $39.99 to start your own store. I am sorry for your loss. You probably won't see that money again. Then again, you might sucker some really stupid people into buying the "products" from your store.

I am going to throw out a couple words here. Transparent holographic nanotechnology transdermal chips. Say that out loud. Now say STICKER. Does it sound ridiculous? Yes, because that's exactly what it is. And they claim that these chips are set at different frequencies that provide pain relief, better sleep or energy?

Sounds like a bona fide miracle product!

Oh and there are stickers that limit the EMF caused from your phone which the website claims are very harmful and hazardous to your health. Oh but we do have this little regulatory agency, called the FCC, that actually regulates the small amount of radiation that is produced by the radiating device, i.e. antenna. Yes, I like this company's science. Basically if you say it, without any study or evidence, its true! Just like the SmogBuster sticker that was supposed to reduce pollutants and give you better MPG (but was completely proven to be false, and a pyramid scheme type scam).

But wait, not convinced? Lets check at the bottom of the website, after each of it's products:

"[redacted] products are sold for learning, self-improvement and simple relaxation. No statement contained in this writing, and no information provided by any [redacted] employee or retailer, should be construed as a claim or representation that these products are intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease or any other medical condition. The information contained in this writing is deemed to be based on reliable and authoritative report. However, certain persons considered experts may disagree with one or more of the statements contained here. [redacted] assumes no liability or risk involved in the use of the products described here. We make no warranty, expressed or implied, other than that the material conforms to applicable standard specifications."

See these guys are smart. They sucker people like you in, who in turn sucker other people in. Maybe you'll make some money off of [redacted] other people. Probably not much though. But Ken Rasner will! Hey wasn't he in another [redacted] for a similar product? Oh yeah, it was called LifeWave. They sold similar "stickers" which didn't really work too!

Now Sam, if this is really a hoax, why are there other companies selling a similar like product? There's eight, Advita and Biosync who sell holographic chips. Oh they are run by Harmonic FM, LLC as well?!?! Which is in turn run by Ken Rasner? So what you are saying is that there are a lot of [redacted] corporations for Harmonic FM. And they all sell the same exact product from the same exact people?

Yes that is exactly what I am saying.

Maybe these "stickers" make you stupid instead of curing all your ailments.

Wait a minute. I just made a claim about a fancy new technology product and there is no way you can prove me wrong! Science, isn't it GREAT?!

I can go on and on about your little pitch. But I feel like I've wasted enough time today listening to your, and Rasner's, drivel. Instead I will sum up my final points in a picture:




Regards,

Sam


P.S. The fact that you use "hey hunny" as a hook to get me to read this trash sickens me. I'm not your hunny. And it's not cute when women pull that crap.

I am also not an "entrepenour." I am an electrical engineering student.




2 comments:

Kevin said...

It simply show the power of the Barnum affect - two or more unrelated concepts that through belief, affect or necessity of the individual demand a relationship that doesn't, like the person that sent the message believes in it because she feels it affects her in a positive. of course whether it does is unknown. In the end however, it only shows what people are willing to believe for a buck. After all, to even believe the concepts behind these things is to ignore basic and established tenants of gross anatomy and Electrical Engineering. It really is sad how ignorance affects the mind. A sucker is born every minute

Jeff said...

It takes two to be scammed. This isn't even a good scam so I am not sure how sorry to feel for the ignorant fools that fall for it.