SCAM ALERT: String Motor & String Generator Will Sting Consumers

scamWant to lose $49.97 in a few seconds?   One way to do it is to buy the “blueprints” being sold by String Generator.  We fully understand your frustration with electric utilities and their regulators and we are all tempted to find ways to reduce our electric bills while still being able to use this valuable commodity to power our homes and lives. We’ve even authored a guide about how to reduce your electric bill. It is this frustrating scenario that unscruplous marketers, like the alleged Freddie Keller, seek to exploit.  In this case, he claims to have fashioned a device that “produces electricity” modeled after Nikolai Tesla’s bilifar pancake coil.   Keller calls it the String Generator and it is almost identical to the discredited “Power Innovator Program“. Keller claims that “even though many people know about Tesla Coil… and you can find info on a few websites… no one will teach you how to make this work for your home and how to cut your electricity prices by 82% guaranteed by tomorrow.”   Oh, give us a break!

Keller’s pitch is almost a pitch-perfect copy of other such “free energy” inventions such as the “Ambient Vibration Generator” and the “Tesla Fuelless Generator”.  Another one, called Sky4Energy is largely pitching the same scam.   Each of these other schemes charge $47 (not a coincidence) for the details about how to build them.   Keller wants $49 for the same bogus information  (if you try to leave the page, they’ll drop the price to $29) but anything you pay is simply wasted money. Oh, have we mentioned yet that Freddie Keller probably doesn’t exist.   It’s not the only fiction being peddled here;  more about that below.

But first, a short discussion about the Tesla Coil. It operates on the theory that when a high voltage power supply charges up a capacitor  (an electric storage device) and the capacitor reaches a high enough voltage, the spark gap fires.  The spark gap is like a switch.  It goes on when the voltage gets high, and turns off when the voltage gets low.  When the spark gap fires, the energy stored up in the capacitor dumps into a 1:100 step-up transformer.  The primary (L1) is about 10 turns of heavy wire.  The secondary (L2)  is about 1000 turns of thin wire.  10:1000 or 1:100.  So you are feeding in 10,000 volts and from it, you are getting 1,000,000 volts.  It all happens at a rate of over 120 times per second, often generating multiple discharges in many directions.

Keller takes this highly-regarded theory and attempts to make it appear as though you are “harvesting” electricity from the air.  It’s bogus science. Keller and his ilk are preying upon the difference between “radiant energy” isn’t “energy all around us.”  Tesla was referring to  energy in the form of electromagnetic waves.  In fact, in the patent, Tesla specifically mentioned that “The apparatus being arranged as shown, it will be found that when the radiations of the sun or of any other source capable of producing the effects before describe fall upon the plate P an accumulation of electrical energy in the condenser C will result.”  Tesla admits he isn’t tapping into the air for an unlimited power source.

So why is Keller lying?   There are a number of large warning fraud flags flying all over this scam.  The first one is: “who is Freddie Keller?”   You’ll never find out.  He can’t be located in search engines and apparently has never published anything, except for this fraud-laced coil pamphlet.  But a big warning flag is when 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.

Another warning flag: the sales pitch is slick — they spend a lot of marketing money to get it to you.  The so-called “inventor” turns out to have a trained narrator’s voice” and the video is professional quality.   Who is paying for that?  You are.   And, like so many scammers, they are using Clickbank to sell their ebook so don’t assume you’ll get a refund.  Clickbank is almost always an indicator that the product is questionable.

A third warning flag:  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 officious pablum talking about how the product is highly rated or recommended.   (such as and   The marketers for this service pay a reported 75-100% commission for any referrals they generate.   So these “affiliate marketers” create create fake review sites which effectively thwart any customer who is looking for real reviews.   It is also a tactic to obscure any customers who have posted complaints or alerts about fraudulent claims.  This affiliate marketing trick makes it very difficult for consumers to detect this and other such scams, like the Niikola Tesa Secret Scam and the Joe’s Wise Generator scheme.   As one persevering blogger has noted, energy scam artists rely upon these fraudulent reviewers to be using tags like:  “does it work?”, “is it a scam?” or “verified review” to suck unsuspecting consumers into this fraud.

If you really want to learn about the Tesla Coil, Kevin Wilson has posted a free description about the coil and how to build it.   To his credit, Wilson isn’t charging you anything for this information.   He’s also made it abundantly clear that this is a dangerous device and must be used carefully….if at all.    Please don’t even THINK about buying into Keller’s pitch until you’ve read Wilson’s blog.   Wilson explains how the Tesla Coil will not harvest “free energy” and urges people to avoid scams like the one marketed by Keller.

One additional warning:  once you give them your money, you’ll be tagged as “meat”.  Once they know that you’ll fall for this pitch, the same marketers will be coming back to you over and over and over for other such pitches.  So understand that if you pay these marketers anything….let alone $49…..they’ll continue to hound you with more slick schemes designed to prey on your fears and concerns.  Our advice: don’t open your door or wallet to them.  If you are looking for ways to reduce your energy costs, we recommend reading our brief energy savings guide or checking out Smarter House for ideas about how to cut your electric bills a smart way.

26 replies
  1. Will Smith
    Will Smith says:

    OK, it has been awhile since I have looked into Tesla’s inventions but this description is wrong. Basically Tesla’s claim was that when a circuit included a coil and a capacitor was shut down from the source of current there was a short net increase in the power derived greater than had been expected from just the expected increase due to the rebounding effect of the collapsing magnetic fields of the coil. Not a great explanation but kind of the gist of Tesla’s claim which has never been substantiated. Some of his other claims have been such as the different ground potential at different points on the earth’s surface. I have seen that first hand in long distance computing installations where the difference in ground potential could be large enough to be dangerous.

  2. B Smith
    B Smith says:

    Here’s an updated scam of the same thing. I got hit. Going to try the number above and see. This was almost nine months ago though. They are good. A family member who is an electrical engineer is looking at this like maybe with some modifications, it might work. But no way can you buy all of the parts for under $100 as they claim.

  3. Ruth Thomley
    Ruth Thomley says:

    I can’t believe how many people fell for this scam! If it looks to good to be true, it usually is! Especially true for buying off the internet. I always check for,” does it work?”search first. NEVER buy without checking for scam first. Too bad nobody sues these scanners. They make a ton of money!

  4. John
    John says:

    I admit it the “tesla strings generator” is a huge scam. DO NOT FALL FOR IT PLEASE. The plans were plain BS and they WILL NOT ANSWER YOUR EMAIL FOR A REFUND. I will try the number, hopefully I can get a hold of them and hope they will honor the refund. I doubt they will. I usually research products but this one had some slick marketing and I lost the 50 bucks. I hope this scam is plastered everywhere so everyone will know this is BS. I am going to put this on facebook, companies like this need to be regulated. So SAVE YOUR MONEY AND PASS IT ON they need to be exposed. G

  5. Lou
    Lou says:

    I was burned similarly by Daniel from Green Energy, and there Independence Generator. Avangate Inc. handled the transaction but when I contacted them for a refund because I had not received the information, I was told they could not help. Just Kiss that $49.97 good by…

  6. johnny walker
    johnny walker says:

    thanks for the warning and info, I almost fell for it but I knew something was wrong when it declined to accept my
    credit for some reason, then I attempted to phone them to place an order, no numbers to call listed, thank god I ran into your information. bless you.

  7. Rick
    Rick says:

    Got the spam email, sounded fishy, was curious. Did a web search first and found this site. Thanks for the info. I do want you all to know that there is a company that will give you free energy. No cost…. but you have to earn it. Just recommend them to 15 friends and family, and the company averages those bills together and deducts that amount from your electricity or natural gas bill each month. Here in TX they are about 20% cheaper than the main electricity provider.
    A few caveats: a. You have to live in a state where they provide electricity and/or natural gas. b. Obviously, you have to be a customer. c. All 15 referrals have to be current. I have 17, in case someone moves or is a slow pay.

    We live in TX and on our last bill we got a $203 customer referral credit. That’s over $250 that I didn’t have earn if you factor in taxes. Details are on their site- They are A+ rated, have over a Million customers and a guarantee that you won’t lose power during the switch.

    Again, thanks for this post!

  8. Elwin Ransom
    Elwin Ransom says:

    I don’t mean to sound cold, but I get 10 spam emails a day entitled “strings generator”. How could any thinking person even remotely believe an ad sent to them via spam could possibly be legitimate. Got news for you people… all these emails advertising “Crazy Tricks” to do one thing or another ARE SCAMS. If NO ONE responded to these emails, the spam would stop. Until then I have no sympathy for people who get taken by these things.

  9. Bob
    Bob says:

    It really did sound too good to be true and I almost fell for it. Thankfully I didn’t have the money to spare when I saw it. I am glad I saw your site and read the facts. Thanks for saving me not only money but also embarrassment!


    Thank you, it is about time someone exposes these scams honestly without trying to back door sell a similar product which is so often the case with any review of any product. Having researched every alternative energy technology for years, you are the first to tell the truth.

    Thank you,

  11. Curtis Sturgill
    Curtis Sturgill says:

    I am so thankful for sites like this. I have been lured by 3 different scams this month. I am learning that things that sound too good to be true are an attempt to steal hard earned money from hard working people. Shame on them. If everyone tried to truly help his fellow man as much as they try to deceive and steal from them, it would be a wonderful and enriched planet. Thanks for letting me vent. And thanks for the info. C. Sturgill

  12. Marc
    Marc says:

    I have been deluged with scam/spam from “Strings Generator.” Here are a few of the headlines:
    “82-Year-Old Man Humiliates Top Power Companies”
    “Power Companies Suppressed This Device”
    “Crazy Engineer Humiliated Energy Fat Cats”
    “80% Off On Your Electric Bill Using Thin Air”
    No two e-mails point to the same website. Red Flag #1
    The “unsubscribe” link points to the same spot as every other link in the e-mail. Red Flag #2
    It’s all complete horse-flop. Red Flag #3. I mean, how about this for a ridiculous claim: “It’s the same device that it [sic] was used with great success by the US navy [sic] to propel their ships for millions of miles… without any fuel…” Really? Makes you wonder what all those tanker ships are needed for, doesn’t it? Or why they bother with nuclear reactors when they could just….ah, never mind. Just stay away, is all.
    And DON’T EVER click on any “unsubscribe” link on any piece of spam, unless you want even MORE spam!

  13. Trap Thorinke
    Trap Thorinke says:

    The only point I might disagree with is buying digital products through Clickbank. I have been refunded quite a lot of times for purchases that have disappointed me. I can only imagine that enough people fail to request a refund within the guarantee period or ever, because they are too inert, depressed embarrassed or whatever; and enough sales “stick” that the sociopath Freddie Kellers of the world can make a good living.

    • admin
      admin says:

      The problems we have with Clickbank is that they are very slow to remove the “scam offerings” and the refund process can be made more accessible (a number of people have complained about their experiences). However, as we explain in our Clickbank blog, it is not the worst of the payment gateways. Clicksure may be worse.

    • Miguel Cuervo
      Miguel Cuervo says:

      Can you, Randy Robbins, please tell us what did they send you for the $49? Did they send you a book, some blueprints, etc??

      We will all appreciate it!!!


  14. Jose
    Jose says:

    Thanks! That’s an eye opener. Didn’t realize that the Tesla info was available for free. Saved myself some money by finding your site.

    • Jim Baiz
      Jim Baiz says:

      I also got scammed but i found out you can get a refund by calling 1-800-218-1525 and they will issue a refund. It took a little detective work but it was worth it.

      • John Jeffrey Emerson
        John Jeffrey Emerson says:

        Thank you for that phone number 1-800-218-1525 for refund, i pray they were truthful.
        = John Emerson

    • Adrian w
      Adrian w says:

      thank you guys if i hadn’t done my research first and found your page regarding this scam i would have certainly lost some hard earned money. many thanks guys i have now blocked the senders of this rubbish and will do so on the next ones i get. thank you 🙂


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