So I just wanted to share and warn people about the horrible experience that I had with the company called Global Information Network which is run by scam-artist Kevin Trudeau.
If we go several years back to 2010, I can recall having a conversation with my friend’s father in their kitchen about joining GIN. He told me that he had recently gotten into this life changing “group” (which I now know is a cult) and he told me that he had never felt better and had a more positive outlook on life. At the time I was a naive 20 year old who was still figuring herself out and I was very intrigued to learn about this man’s life changing experience. Of course I looked up to him since he was a lot older than me and was a very successful business man, as well as a very likable and trustworthy person. He had a large family and his own business that was doing very well even during the recession installing security systems.
So basically Global Information Network, Ltd. or GIN, incorporated in 1986, as an independent, New York domestic non-profit news organization with an office in New York City that gathers and disseminates news from reporters in the field in Africa. It supplies news, analysis, and features to over 300 ethnic and minority newsweeklies nationwide. Its stories have appeared in print, broadcast and web media in the U.S. Some of you may be familiar with Kevin Trudeau- he sold millions of books on TV such as “The Secret Cure They Don’t Want You to Know About” and then founded the Global Information Network. He “pretends” to have taken his knowledge from secret societies among the elite class and was now denouncing their corruption to give people control over their own lives.
Back in 2010, GIN was running this promotion called the “Summer Sales Bonanza“. It basically stated that you would put $1,000.00 down, and that if you paid $150.00 membership fee for 24 months, you would be rewarded with a $10,000.00 bonus check in August of 2012. I was advised that this would be a “great and easy” investment by my friend’s father. I thought to myself “wow, this man is smart and would never steer me wrong, let me do this”. I figured I would be let in on all these government secrets and be able to manifest by destiny and of course make an easy $4,600. I even went on a cruise for a very discounted rate to the Bahamas that was sponsored by Kevin Trudeau. The people that are in this “cult” pretty much worship him and other founders of GIN and follow them around like he’s some kind of god or something- when he’s really just a scam artist playing on people’s emotions. So basically not only is this a cult but it is also a pyramid scheme.
What is a pyramid scheme? You get someone to sign up underneath you, and you get a chunk of whatever they are paying for their monthly membership fee- and if you pay more money you could move up in levels and be let in on more “secrets”. So basically the man who I thought was trustworthy was using me to make money off until I cancelled my membership. I kept it until August of 2012 which was when I was supposed to receive my $10,000 check. When I did not receive my check I contacted customer service at GIN. I was told I would not be given the money I was supposed to because I missed a payment- they tried telling me that one of the months I didn’t pay their membership fee. Which never happened of course so I had my bank write them a letter and email it to them stating that along with proof that their fee was paid for every month and that they should compensate me with the money they promised which I still have emails for with them promising the $10,000.00. And I know from looking online that many other people were screwed over by this Summer Sales Bonanza nonsense as well.
After a few months of arguing back and forth with them I finally got them to send me a check. It was for $1,000.00. Then came more time, effort, and energy with me having to call their customer service line and complain. They told me I had to keep my membership active or else they would not keep sending me checks. So I did and they sent 4 more checks for $1,000 a month. And then all of a sudden it stopped and customer service stopped responding to me. As you can imagine I was extremely frustrated. I trusted this person who signed me up for this and he completely screwed me over. Now if I had told my dad about this (which I should have) he would have been so mad he would have caused a huge scene and demanded my money back. Of course after this whole thing happened I felt so stupid and used because if you google GIN or Kevin Trudeau the word scam comes up. He even has his cult try and raise money for him to pay off all of his debts that he owes to the government- and these people actually do it! Unbelievable. I found this online and it explains a little bit about the downfall of GIN which is no longer in operation but World Information Network is which I’m sure is just as bad.
“Here’s the main problem that led to the downfall of the Global Information Network. There are 3 types of followers: those who want what you have, those who believe what you believe and those who want to be who you are. Kevin Trudeau was followed by 90% who wanted what he had, 9% who believed in what he believed and 1% who wanted to be who he is. When the legal troubles came in, nobody took action except Perry Kiraly who took action to defend the club, and as a second recourse built the World Information Network based on the original vision GIN was created upon. Nobody else applied the training of leadership when it mattered most and took action. Few cared about the vision as they were just in it for their own financial gains.” Source: SpiritualSelfTransformation.com
And they have the audacity to keep sending me emails to this day! I didn’t know what to do so I reached out to the attorney general who basically told me that there was nothing they could do about my situation. So long story short, do not trust Kevin Trudeau or any organization that he is involved in which right now is WIN (World Information Network). He is only trying to play mind games in order to benefit himself and make money off gullible people. He also is apparently in jail right now. Good riddance.