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SCAM ALERT: MS supplements that make me money?

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  • SCAM ALERT: MS supplements that make me money?

    I referenced a huckster in a recent blog post here:

    For example, after ignoring phone calls and e-mails from an MS supplement/diet "business," I got an unsolicited check in the mail for $100 sent 2-day air "just to show you how easy it is to collect commissions from us" if I promote their special "MS course" on ActiveMSers (and in my e-newsletter). Of course I was asked to also plug their webinar, which incidentally will discuss the pros and cons of chronic cerebro-spinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI), a topic that’s a clever and guaranteed audience draw even though their treatment has nothing to do with CCSVI. It goes on to say "you can help your followers learn how to get rid of their MS symptoms"—like, he explains, fatigue, pain and tingling, and loss of balance and memory—and "generate income to help your business." Wow, a miracle treatment that also makes me money. Hmm. This gentleman, and I use that term loosely, is either a fraud or a soon-to-be winner of the Nobel Prize in both medicine and business.
    Full blog post:

    Below is the letter he e-mailed me. I would have included the letter he 2-day aired me, but meh, I don't want to type it out. Note that he sounds like "a nice guy" but don't be fooled. It's all a tool to get MSers to spend lots of money on unnecessary supplements. Name and website have been removed. - Dave


    Hi Dave,

    Really love your site. Bought a cooling jacket for my wife based on one of your recommendations…and it worked wonders on our last trip to Hawaii.

    Thanks a million!

    I’ll be quick as I’m sure you are quite busy.

    I’m reaching out to you to see if you would be interested
    in partnering with us for an upcoming MS event we are
    working on.

    We are going to be conducting a webinar in a few weeks
    for people with M.S. where we discuss the latest MS
    treatments...specifically highlighting the good and the
    bad about CCSVI.

    We also plan on talking about specific ways to get rid of the
    terrible symptoms like fatigue, pain & tingling, and loss
    of balance and memory that many of your followers are no
    doubt experiencing.

    Dr. XXXXXXXXXX, a neurosurgeon and expert in the
    field, will be leading the webinar.

    The webinar will be packed with useful content and we are
    trying to spread the word to as many MS recoverers as

    And of course the webinar will be completely free of charge.

    This will definitely be something that your MS subscribers
    would be interested in if you are getting anywhere near the
    amount of interest and questions that we are getting about
    Dr. Zamboni and the CCSVI procedure.

    We have a few people who have had the procedure and are
    willing to share their experiences on the webinar for everyone
    to benefit from.

    We already have the webinar system and would take care of
    all the registrations, email reminders, there would be
    very little work on your part.

    We would just ask that you send out the emails that we send
    to you letting people know about the webinar.

    We have done this in the past with others like you and the
    response and the "thank you's" sent back to the list-owners
    was mind-boggling.

    I would love to discuss with you further.

    Could you please contact me by email or phone (XXX-XXX-XXXX) at your earliest convenience to discuss if you are interested?

    I look forward to hearing back from you.

    Have a great day.

    Dave Bexfield

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    Here is the letter with specific info redacted. Note how nice he is! And how easy it is for me to make money!
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    Dave Bexfield