scamJust the title of this recent Internet offering should be setting off fraud alarms because it contains two words that scamsters over the centuries have loved to use: “miracle” and “cure“.  Another such offering, called Diabacor, tries to peddle an unknown “herb” which is essentially turmeric.  Another — called the “Diabetes Revolution” — offers a way to reduce blood sugar through lifestyle changes and a low GI diet.  Diabetes Deactivated helps with weight loss and other “holistic” solutions.  All of them charge between $35-$39 for ebooks or, in the case of Diabacor, will charge $147 for a bottle of its dubious tumeric pills.   Think about this for a second:  $147 for 30 tumeric pills!   We aren’t making this up!   Like other alleged cures, including Diabetes Destroyer and Diabetes Free, they use questionable cures and over-the-top promises to reduce your bank account rather than your insulin levels.

Unfortunately, many of these sites are making things up.  The big red flashing light that should be triggered by these Internet schemes is that nowhere in the promotional materials do they let on to the specifics of their “miracle cures”.  For example, the “Miracle Curt” is touted to be created by a Dr. Robert Evans bu they give you no information about his credentials — largely because he doesn’t exist. Instead, of information, they offer fear, largely that “Big Pharma” is stonewalling this information, thus playing into consumers’ fear of conspiracies (not that pharmaceutical companies are angels…) Finally, if you try to find any kind of review of this miracle cure you are bludgeoned by fake review sites that are not independent or objective; they are just more marketers trying to take your money.   You won’t find any specifics because either they are simply repackaging information available on the Internet for free or they are peddling unscientifically supported “theories” as real “cures”.

We see this kind of scam all of the time; it is an almost textbook scheme by which Internet marketers overcharge consumers for dubious information, much of which is readily available on the Net for free.  The typical price charged by these other scammers is $37….identical to what the Diabetes Miracle Cure marketers want to charge your credit card. We dug a bit into this particular Diabetes scheme and here’s what we found out.

The emails send you to an even slicker web siteasking for the “low price” of $37 for a “3 modules (a.k.a pamphlets) guaranteed to cure diabetes”.  Is it a scam?  Is it a rip-off? Does it work?  You’ll never find out from the websites, largely because of an increasingly pernicious Internet industry that offers fake product review sites; You’ll also never be able to find out about the credentials of Dr. Evans; We spent quite awhile trying to find a board-certified medical specialist on diabetes who admitted to authoring this book and came up empty; If a website fails to feature the credentials of the author and/or if a Google search turns up nothing about this person, you can bet this is a marketer driven product. So, should you spend the $37?  We recommend not, for the following specific reasons:

1.  There’s a reason these sales pitches are slick — they spend a lot of marketing money to get it to you.  Who is paying for that? You are!

2. If you look for a review of the product, you are deluged with lots of fake review or scam sites that simply direct you to the main sales site or offer some pablum talking about how the product is highly rated or recommended.  (such as scamX.comand infoscamreviews.com)  The marketers for this service paid to have these fake sites thwart any customer looking for real reviews.

3. The authors of the Miracle Cure, Paul Carlyle and Robert Evans, are unknown.

4. Perhaps most importantly, there is an abundance of free or low-cost diabetes prevention information on the Internet.  Amazon offers a number of ebooks that cost nothing and provide well-established, scientifically-validated diabetes treatment plans. The titles include: Diabetes, the Ultimate Guide, The Sugar Solution and Mayo Clinic Essential Diabetes Book — all of this information is free or less than a few bucks; Even easier, you can just click this link and find excellent information about diabetes prevention.

5.  To buy the Diabetes “modules”, you are required to use Clickbank.   This Internet payment gateway has generated a number of complaints about difficulties in securing refunds and getting responses. It is unregulated and known to serve unscrupulous businesses.  It is akin to going into the wrong bar in a bad neighborhood;  they may serve the same booze but you’d not want to hang with the other patrons.

6. Brown fat. According to some Net sources, Dr. Evans’ secret discovery; is the alleged power of brown fat to help you lose weight; Guess what — that’s not new information; Guess what else — it is overhyped; The truth is that babies have brown fat deposits that help them reduce their baby fat when it is no longer needed; Adults have very few, if any, remaining brown fat deposits. And stimulating brown fat development is a very controversial and unproven science. Need more information? Check out these more reliable sources (both are free):

And please consider the recently reported case of a Type-2 diabetes sufferer.   She was 3 years old and morbidly obese.  After 6 months of lifestyle changes monitored by doctors, she was “cured”.   For many people, lifestyle changes really do make a difference.   The doctors replaced her soda and fast food diet with balanced home cooked meals and water.

Based upon our findings, we strongly recommend against anyone forking over their hard-earned money for an overpriced, medically-questionable Internet offer. You can create your own “diabetes miracle cure” for free through weight loss, aerobic exercise along with some resistance training (weights and bands),eating low glycemic foods reducing stress in your life.This is the prescription outlined by hundreds of books online.

If you choose to hand-over your $37 to these unscrupulous marketing machines, then be prepared for what follows because once they find someone willing to part with their hard-earned money, you can be sure that they’ll be back with more dubious offers.  You’ll now be marked as a “cow” and they’ll try to milk you every way they can with additional offers and costly upgrades. You may want to think twice before you open this nefarious box.