warningIt’ll usually pop up as a video touting a “switch” already in your car that will double your gas mileage and save you thousands of dollars a year.   They’ll also mention a gadget that saves $1000 a year.   10 minutes into the video, you begin to realize that they aren’t selling mechanical devices as much as a guide about how to drive a car more cost-effectively.    Still, they drop lots of references about” gadgets” and “installations” and “materials”, to make you think that you are getting something more than just a some tips on paper.  It is allegedly authored by a “Damian Campbell”.   Beware!   It’s a scam.

All you will receive for your $27 is a  small collection of “guides”  if you accept this “offer”.    It is sold by a company called “Peak 10” and it is a scam.   The switch is more of a switcheroo than anything else.   In the consumer business, we call it “bait and switch”.   It is just selling a bundle of  “research” and the research turns out to be not much more than you can find in a simple Google search.    More importantly, they’ll have identified you as a target for future scams — so you’ll be opening up a floodgate of specious offers like this “secret gas switch”.

And who is Damian Campbell?   Allegedly, he is a survival expert, although it appears his expertise is preying upon people’s fears, more than anything else.   Here’s one person’s effort to track this guy down.   His “books” (mostly all survival guides) are panned on Amazon and other booksellers sites.  And his other publication:  “Sold Out After Crisis” has been similarly panned on shopping feedback sites. We’ve only found one picture of him — it is the same one in his publications, his social media and every other image of him.   From what we can tell, it is likely that he is an avatar for a very clever and unethical marketer.   He buys ads on various sites, including the somewhat reputable Bottom Line Secrets, that link you to a video that explains his offer.   Like other such promotional videos, it is an overly long sales pitch designed to hook you in by preying on your desire for money, for a quick solution and to inflame your passions….in this case, about how the oil companies are scheming against you.

Our advice:  avoid this bait and switch scam;  there is no magic switch or device.   At a minimum,  take the time to check out some of the on-line complaints about this scam and how difficult it is to get a refund.   RipOff Report has a particularly thorough case history.   And avoid the ambiguous “Daily Scam Reviews“,  “Review Tools” “Scam Review Today“,  “Queen’s Reviews” and other such “scam” websites — they are little more than automated shills for these scam sites, designed to conceal real scam reports.   Save your money, and your pride.