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Scam: Arthro-C "Native Copper Nuggets"

More material for the P.T. Barnum File. This one also posted from "Budapest" if the envelope is to be believed.

For only $98.00, these scumbags will send you two tiny pieces of copper, currently $4.24 per pound at spot price. This racket from the Netherlands makes it worth about 20 times that. I can't walk over to Amsterdam and slap the hqizmongers to Reggio Calabria and back, but I can post this in case anyone else wonders if there is any "negative publicity" about the NutriMagn' Institute.

It is estimated that $40 billion per year is lost by the elderly to fraudulent telemarketers and solicitations of this nature, money that they could be using to make themselves comfortable in their twilight years.

Do all you can to help protect your loved ones from scams of this nature!

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Mar. 11th, 2011 04:05 am (UTC)
Magnetic osmosis.

From Copper.

I'd have to be in the last stages of Alzeimers before that stopped sounding dodgy.
Mar. 11th, 2011 04:27 pm (UTC)
I can understand some people forgetting their lessons on which metals are attracted to magnets, or even never having learned (I just happened to have relevant science fair projects). But everybody should know that (1) copper is cheap enough to have been used in pennies, if only as a light coating nowadays; and (2) any household magnet should suffice if small-scale magnetism is the key. You have to wonder how many people fall for these scams, but I guess it doesn't take many to make a small profit.

I Googled "NutriMagn' Institute," and this entry accounted for the first two hits. Must be a new and small operation.
Mar. 11th, 2011 01:08 pm (UTC)
Green finger......
Mar. 11th, 2011 01:54 pm (UTC)
There's one born every minute....
I worked with a woman who believed that proper application of magnets would cure her nearsightedness. When she found that it didn't work, she was at least intelligent enough to return them within the 30 days and get her money back. The company then "modified" their claims so that her degree of eyeglass prescription was no longer covered.

But I gotta ask myself how many people didn't bother to return the very overpriced magnets, and just threw them away when they didn't work.

As I believe W. C. Fields once said--"You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, and that's enough to make a good living."
Mar. 11th, 2011 01:59 pm (UTC)
I swear, your poor mom gets more of those scams...
Mar. 11th, 2011 06:05 pm (UTC)
Tragically, she's not unique. Because she was taken once, her name is on a constantly-traded "sucker list". Only today, some bhx'atx-q'abtutx tried to slip a $29.00 draft throuh her money market account - the bank caught it and returned it forthwith, bless their hearts.
Mar. 11th, 2011 06:09 pm (UTC)
Bless their hearts indeed!


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