A Diabetes remedy? For $37? If this doesn’t sound familiar, check out the many other alleged diabetes cures, including Diabetes Destroyer, Kachine Diabetes Solution, Vedda Blood Sugar Remedy and Diabetes Free. Like the questionable Halki Diabetes Remedy, these scams all use questionable cures and over-the-top promises to reduce your bank account rather than your insulin levels. And what they all share in common is that they are info scams. The schemers know that about 50% of American adults are either diabetic or prediabetic. So there’s a big market out there of people looking for low-cost solutions to their medical ills. And these scammers are poised to milk those unsuspecting people.
So what is the alleged remedy? Halki won’t tell you. You’ll have to pay $37 to discover the “simple 60-second habit known only to the inhabitants of a small, barely populated Aegean island.”
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 hawking the Halki cure send you to an even slicker web site asking for the “low price” of $37 for a 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 Eric Whitfield because he doesn’t exist. 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 author of Halki Remedy oesn’t exist. His name is alleged to be Eric Whitfield. He’s described as a “’s just a regular guy like you and I, but he almost lost his wife to Type 2 Diabetes. This is when he sought out to do his own research and to find the real cause of diabetes and what to do about it”. They’ve even created a fake university-sponsored website to make it look as though there’s some science behind this scam. But the page is a fake, just like the remedy. But Contrahealthscam.com and other web sites have figured out that he is a stock photo you can buy at Shutterstock.com, Deposit Photos, 123RF.com etc.!
4. The real author of this scheme is one of the Agora scamsters who have littered the Internet with these kinds of health scams such as scams Pure Natural Healing, Hard on Demand and NutriO2 . Check out the Clickbank affiliate ad below for the real behind-the-scene details about this particular scam:
That’s right. This offering promises its “affiliates” $29.58 from the $37 that you send to Halki. They brag that they average “up to $292 per sale”. They are counting on upsales to pad their profit margin and pay-off the affiliate marketers.
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. 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. 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. And a recent British study suggests that modifying diet is a surefire way of controlling or eliminating Type-2 diabetes.
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.