SCAM ALERT: How Diabetes Freedom “Cure” Scams Consumers
What would you do if you meet a new person and the first thing they say is clearly a lie? You’d likely runaway. Well, pretty much the first thing that Diabetes Freedom tells you is a lie: its creator George Reilly doesn’t exist. Nor does the MD/professor who allegedly inspired it. Our advice: runaway!
Just 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“. Like so many of the diabetes scams that have proliferated on the Internet, Diabetes Freedom claims to offer a way to reduce blood sugar through a diet that stimulates the pancreas, boosts brown fat and keeps your blood sugar levels stable. Like other alleged cures, including Diabetes Destroyer and Diabetes Free, Diabetes Freedom is peddling 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 “Cure” is touted to be created by a Dr. or Professor Freeman but 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 Freedom marketers want to charge your credit card. We dug a bit into this particular diabetes scheme and here’s what we found out.
So What Are You Getting For Your $37?
So what are you getting for your hard earned $37? First, it resorts to a marketing strategy in which it enlists an army of “marketing affiliates” who create the fake review websites that use terms like “scam” “does it work” and “review” to rope in unsuspecting consumers who think they are actually getting objective information. Instead, they are getting fake info for which the affiliates will receive very lucrative commissions through Clickbank. And guess who is paying for those commissions?
This posting at Clickbank is telling affiliate marketers that they will pay out $39.28 from every consumer who purchases this plan. Given that they only charge $37 for people who sign up, this confirms that they use upselling to squeeze more money from the unsuspecting consumers. The marketers then describe their scheme to these fake reviewers and admit that they cooked this scheme up:
“A high-converting offer your health lists will love. Super high EPCs from all types of health, weight loss and survival lists. Commissions: An instant 75% or 90% for 50+ sales a month commissions will be scooped up by you for each and every sale you make. Made by experienced pro health offers team with 7 years topping charts on Clickbank.”
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.
Neither George Reilly or Dr/Professor Freeman Exist
The entirety of the “pitch” to which you are treated starts with a lie. The so-called creator of the Diabetes Freedom plan is nowhere to be found by the search engines. Like so many of these scam diets, the alleged creators are usually paid actors. Mr. Reilly, if he exists, has apparently never given a speech or written any articles other than this marketing pitch that these marketers already admit was brought to you from the “experienced pro health offers team with 7 years topping charts on Clickbank”. And Professor Freeman? Just a purchased stock photo. He doesn’t exist either. The Bottom Line: George Reilly is likely non-existent.
More Reasons to Avoid The Diabetes Freedom Scam
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. Brown fat. According to some Net sources, Reilly’s 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.
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.
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.
Free Info About Diabetes Remedies
You don’t have to pay $37 for a bogus cure while so much credible and low-cost information is available online. For example, 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):
Our Bottom Line
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.
I too ordered a book from Diabetes Freedom, paid out 47.00 and never received the book. I called and was adsured it would be sent and still never got it. That was 3 months ago. Now I’ll be calling the fraud division at my bank.
June, I’m not sure why they said they would send the book, as it is an ebook that you download. I’m not aware that this particular scam artist actually published a paper-based book. You might check your emails on the day you purchased it for a download link.
Ok, so how is that garbage still on the internet for sale? It’s 2021 now. I only watched it because like many other people I got caught by the clever emotional marketing ploy. My father has diabetes; and how I wish we had a way to cure him! ( Also I am concerned about genetics! Are my siblings and I going to suffer this illness eventually?) The story he was telling was my father’s story: the leg amputation, the strokes; everything… however the first red flag for me was the delaying of the amputation. That was crazy! There was no delaying my father’s amputation. That is unrealistic! Then the long winded story; never getting to the point… The kale thing made me laugh ( how many of us really eat kale?for real? And if so, how much or how often? … ) We are all aware of pesticides by now, and of having to buy organic( or having to wash well our produce or to remove the peal of apples etc… ) Certain details just didn’t add up when you think about them… It was over emotional, and then came the part of not recommending any exercise , yet continuing to have cake and desserts… I don’t care what kind of modern breakthrough discovery they claim to have. I have been disabled for over 20 years ( and have little mobility) but even I know that any kind of light exercise is always recommended and the best for your physical and mental health ( that’s just common sense! ) and a low calorie diet is the best too. I am afraid if you have diabetes and weight problems you have to forget about desserts and high carbs; there is just no way to avoid that, no magic solution. Stay safe and smart everyone!
Hi, This is definitely and a SCAM of the highest order for the following reason:
a. No doctor would delay an amputation for 8 weeks, gangrene would have set in and kill the person in 2 weeks.
b. Non of the “doctors” mentioned could be located.
c. Pharma companies are taking legal action for his information.
agree,I’ve been on it for the first 8 days and have remarkable results. I was taking lantus, Victoza, and metformin,all of which cost well over the $37.95. Taking those meds only kept my levels down to the 150 – 230 range. Since starting this program, my numbers have been down to 60 – 90, Yesterday I didn’t take any of those meds and my number was 120,again it’s only been 8 days on the plan. I might also add I’ve lost a significant amount of weight wich is a bonus.So $37.95 one time payment or keep paying the pharmacy well over $100 each month for pills and insulin.
We published this unverified comment because of the very dubious claim that this commenter “lost a significant amount of weight” in only 8 days. If true, that’s potentially dangerous as safe weight-loss should not exceed more than 2 pounds in a week. We view this comment to be extremely misleading.
Thank you. I listened to the WHOLE pitch all the time knowing it would cost money. When he said listen for 4 minutes I knew he ,..he was a scam.
I was super skeptical but gave diabetes freedom a try even after reading this. Why? BEcause I emailed customer service to see if this thing was legit. Got the book with DVD package and it was sent to me in 8 days. Wife’s numbers are down and it’s opened our eyes as we were eating what we thought were healthy foods. It’s not a miracle, and expect to work at it, yes that video is over the top but has anyone here commenting negatively even used the product?
You haven’t used it either – you use the same verbiage as other so-called users. NEVER mentioning what’s actually in the program. Nice try.
My husband has type 2. Since using this program his numbers are down.
Thank you! you saved my money!!!
Hi Everyone, I also watched the by”Riley” ,waiting for the solution, but he keeps telling a story, when he said must watch for 4 minutes then to another story. I already knew this is a scam wanting money,sadly he uses GOD name as well. Thanx for your confirmation on this scam.
Being a financial investigator in Denmark Europe – I clearly recognize a scam when I see one – and this is clearly a SCAM…. Stay away from this ..
I listened to George Reilly’s presentation. I am 63 and am obese. I have always been slender since childhood. Then the weight just kept loading on. I blamed monthly Depoprevara shots for birth control and I gained 5 pounds monthly. However, I was very active and stayed at a low weight. To be honest, I’m in tears because I thought “diabetes freedom” would help. However, I always go to unbiased reviews. The old adage “If something is too good to be true; then it probably isn’t!” I will go to the website of the doctor that a couple of you mentioned for the free information. Thanks to all of you for helping me to avoid this SCAM!
There’s a special place in hell for people scamming people in need.
Thank you Ms. Laurenson. I agree. I feel awful because of my weight and this SCAM!! Hang in there and stay safe. -Sandi
I would like to hear from someone, or better yet, several people, who have tried to follow the Diabetes Freedom plan. Mr. Reilly offers many such “people”, but, obviously, you believe that they are not real people. Is there some testing service like Consumer Reports that actually tests health products? I will look for reviews, verified reviews, on Amazon.
Tony i am currently doing this diabetes freedom program. I started with a sugar count of 287. After 10 days my sugar count was 150. About 9 days later it was 95. I’m in day 34 now and have had readings between 80 and 103. Blood pressure averages between 125/75. I lost about 5lbs. No exercise. No counting calories either. To God be the Glory!!! I go back to the doctor on the 30th of this month.
Ps at day 19 i stopped talking 500 mg of 1000 mg metfofmin. This program use all natural foods. I am a believer. Coconut water, cashew milk, almond milk, chia,, hemp, flax seeds, matcha powder ect. Plus fruits and vegetables.Its working for me.
Hi. Can you kindly give me your full name and Doctor’s name and clinic so I can check if you are speaking the truth? Thank you.
I purchased this product I was led to believe that I was going to get some kind of booklet manual or something to read in the leisure of my home, follow what was in the material and I would see the results I was looking for instead they were talking about posting information to my email. I asked for a refund and I did get it Amazon has printed material you can purchase and I’m sure it’s right around that price and it will drop teach you how to drop your blood sugar too if you need to.
My blood pressure dropped 37 points through prayer. I am 71 years old.
Prayer, like meditation, can have significant affect upon blood pressure. However, there’s no evidence that it will affect diabetes.
Thank you for the message. Saved me $37! I thought I was less gullible. I’m trying intermittent fasting now hope it works!
Thanks for the heads up. There are a number of scams around using similar internet marketing techniques. A give-away is the long winded presentation which virtually puts you to sleep whilst you wait for the important information. Along the way there are the tear jerking family relatives, previous careers, miraculous chance meetings with amazing scientists / doctors etc etc with amazing “miracle cures” or “secret formulas” etc. etc. Be warned. This presentation has all the attributes / techniques of a scam presentation. Save your money and rather see your Doctor. In the UK the NHS offers good Diabetes Education programs for lifestyle changes and self administration at home.
Thanks so much for saving me $67.95 Australian dollars .
You are wonderful
Thanks for all your comments. I too have type 2 diabetes, since raising my 4 grandchildren my diabetes had gotten worse, had a stroke last year, now been told I may have heart problems. Thinking this Miracle Cure would help me improve my health and be around much longer for the moko’s (grandchildren). More fool me I got scammed lost over $50.00. I’m more disappointed in myself as I’ve always searched/checked things out but not this time. I only wish I had checked, I would of found this website and saved over $50.00, Yes! I wanted a natural way of improving my life and the only way to do it is to eat fresh fruit, veges exercise and live happy. You can’t get any natural than that. God created all on this earth and now I just need to get out there and grow it, collect it in the bush and just go with it. My only advise to all who gets these emails saying they’ll improve you health etc… JUST BLOCK THEM FROM YOUR EMAILS/DELETE THEM and just don’t entertain them by opening them. Happy trails people.
I for one would rather research and be a little gulible and maybe try something natural than follow the same old path of medicine, shots, amputations, eyesight lost. My family has tried this and won! My father-in-law is off of his insulin and managing diabetes with the Diabetes Destroyer Progam. My husband and I both lost weight and husband is off of his blood pressure medicine. Did not take medicine, did not have to make repeated visits to doctor for advice that would not take care of things. Just simply eating better foods that the program suggests and other advice given in videos. My father came down with diabetes as a result of hormone treatement for cancer. He has been able to bring his blood sugar down to aboujt 130 from 240. He does not have to go on insulin and is working toward maybe not having to take metformin also. It is an impressive program that works. Something no doctor or pharmaceutical company would like to see happen I am sure! Nay sayers don’t knock what you have not tried! The diet is superior to pills, shots, and surgery!
Controlled diets definitely work for diabetes — no question about it. Our recommendation is that you can often find this “diet” information for free on the Net. We’ve offered some suggestions so that consumers can get the information without the cost and hassles imposed by marketers like the Diabetes Destroyer sellers.
So pleased I found this site to provide real information. Nothing worse than a faceless entity if you are not responding to their “miracle” discovery. Saved some AUD by first researching on independant reviews. This world is filled with “helpful” people willing to take your hard earned money at any cost.
As stated in the video the information used was based on actual medical research by Dr.Roy Taylor from Newcastle Hospital in England,
This is really true.I googled Dr.Roy Taylor and he is in fact a Medical Doctor specializing in trying to cure type 2 diabetes. In fact his special diet that is used in his trials is also published on the internet for FREE so why would I need to pay when its FREE to everyone.
You can go to dietdoctor.com to find better information about successfully treating diabetes with diet.
I’ve seen the “reviews” that are all just extensions of the “diabetes destroyer” promoters. I for one, am very skeptical that this program works. But I am also skeptical of articles that speak against the program. Who is to say that the authors of said articles, aren’t on the “big pharma” payrolls. Thankfully I have the time to do a whole lot more digging. Sometimes the truth is harder to find than a four leaf clover.
Do a google search on Professor Roy Taylor (UK Diabetes researcher) for the answer.
You are right. Dr Roy Taylor is legit. I have the book from google books.
I’m 58, not overweight at all and have just been diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. Real shocker for me. I saw an article about Diabetes Destroyer whilst looking up information about how to manage the condition. Fortunately for me I’ve seen other products marketed in a very similar way. Loads of words and a long video all promising everything you want to hear but nothing actually factual. Then as you say when looking for reviews of the book there are literally hundreds of sites all of which end up giving a link of some kind to enable purchase of the book. Took me about half an hour to find your article – an independent assessment. I’m writing to say thank you for writing your article. Seriously, I’m very grateful. I don’t think I’m gullible but you see what you WANT to see and there’s nothing to balance what’s being offered it does slue one’s logic and reasoning power. Low GI diet seems to be the best option combined with some physical exercise – currently I don’t do either!! 🙁 Keep doing what you do with reviews. I wish to offer my sincere thanks.
I clicked on an article through Facebook. I listen/watched the presentation for almost 30 minutes. How I wish there was a way to cure my Mom’s diabetes and this article plays on that wish! Thank you for basically stopping me from making a bad decision with our hard earned money! Happy New Year and thanks again to whoever you are.