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TALES OF WOE-HOW TO TRY TO HELP A FRIEND
GET RICH QUICK
I received a telephone call from an old friend in the evening of Thursday February 25, 2010. I hadn’t heard from him since late 2006. When I saw the name on caller I D despite myself I thought “What now”? I know that doesn’t sound like a friendly response to a call from a long lost friend. I was glad to hear from my friend, but I also knew some catch would be attached. The conversation started off in a very friendly manner catching up with one another and our families. We reminisced about the old days playing in our band the Darvons. We remembered our kids when they were babies, and the failures of each of our marriages (he's on his fourth I stopped at one).
This went on for about ½ hour then I could hear the catch coming. X (Not his real name) said “Hay, Tom the reason I’m calling (here it comes) I found this wonderful opportunity.“ I thought (Lord help me.), but replied, “What’s on your mind?” X said, ” Now keep an open mind. I found a generator that can make all the electricity for an entire home for no cost!!!!! I already bought the plans online for $97.99.” (For the morbidly curious to address is www.magnets4energy.com I debated typing it out because it made a link but as I went back and re-did it voila it didn’t). I checked out the aforementioned address, which is an obvious scam, but I tried to be careful with X’s feelings . I wanted to let X down easy, but I also didn’t want him to spend any more money. X has a history of falling for “Get rich quick schemes”. Check the address and you will see the obvious.
The first video shows a huge industrial sized generator. The second shows the usual suspects purporting how inventors of these wonder devices are always killed off by powerful or government entities. The third show a home sized generator with which you can generate free electricity for your house for life. There is a buy now link on the website. It seem they are having a sale on plans. What X had bought for $97.99 is now on sale for $47. A second company revealed in the first video EBM Technologies led me to a Google search, which gave me a needed email contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
I called my daughter Tracee to ask her for advice in how to diplomatically handle the situation with X. I said, “Tra do you know a nice way to tell an idiot they’re an idiot?” Tra said, “Dad you’ve heard from X haven’t you?” I replied,”Yeah.” We talked it over and I had an idea. I would email the address in the first video. A copy of my email is below. I also forwarded a copy to X.
To: EBM Technologies
As a graduate electrical engineer I am interested in the generator shown on the Internet. I am particularly interested in how you claim to overcome the Law of conservation of mass/energy. Please forward me all pertinent information on this revolutionary scientific discovery. Having practiced for over 40 years I am astounded by your claims!!!!!!!!!!!!!
By late the next day when I had received no reply I emailed X the email below.
I have conducted a search on EBM technologies, and have come to the conclusion that their claims are scams. I have found nothing in their claims to refute the laws of physics.
I still have not heard back from X I don’t know if I offended him or if he was trying to scam me. We have known one another since 1965 so I hope he wasn’t trying to scam me, but I wasn’t trying to offend him either. Woe is me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!