SCAM ALERT: How Diabetes Freedom “Cure” Scams Consumers

scamWhat 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.

13 replies
  1. Louie
    Louie says:

    Thank you for the message. Saved me $37! I thought I was less gullible. I’m trying intermittent fasting now hope it works!

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  2. Philip UK
    Philip UK says:

    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.

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  3. Serena (NZ)
    Serena (NZ) says:

    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.

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  4. Lora Titow
    Lora Titow says:

    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!

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    • mshames
      mshames says:

      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.

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  5. Maggie
    Maggie says:

    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.

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  6. jack
    jack says:

    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.

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  7. Ian (UK)
    Ian (UK) says:

    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.

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  8. Mare' Harmon
    Mare' Harmon says:

    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.

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