Category Archive: My Research

Oct 31

Digital Media Group Announces the Acquisition of CieAura Assets

CieAura is being acquired by Digitial Media Group (DMG).  Ken Rasner and Paul Rogers remain executives in the new company, — I have yet to research what new players are involved. On October 3, 2012, Digital Media Group DMG successfully concluded negotiations to acquire certain operating assets of CieAura, LLC. via Digital Media Group Announces …

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Aug 25

FTC Case Page for Burn Lounge

Take a look at the full case history for Case No. 2:07-cv-03654-GW-FMO FTC File No. 062 3201 FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION,Plaintiff v. BURNLOUNGE, INC.,a corporation; JUAN ALEXANDER ARNOLD, an individual; JOHN TAYLOR, an individual; ROB DEBOER, an individual; and SCOTT ELLIOTT, an individual; Defendants. http://www.ftc.gov/os/caselist/0623201/index.shtm Turns out this case is STILL dragging on as the FTC …

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Aug 25

Common element: Water

Sometimes I have been asked why people see a benefit from the various snake oil products I am trying debunk and otherwise shine light on.  People are much more accepting of the fact that it’s not just a placebo effect. In my researching of the all of the scam products from Lifewave, Cieaura, bHIP, 8ight, …

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May 21

“Dr.” David Schmidt’s LifeWave Patent Application

Way back in 2002, David Schmidt filed for a Patent for his LifeWave patch — go so far as to refer to himself as “Dr” (He only has a 2 year business degree, he’s not a doctor of any sort) I have downloaded and OCR’ed the original patent application for your reference. Or you can …

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May 16

A web of scammers

I thought a new visual of how intertwined these guys are may help shed some light on the scam. While there are more players and ‘companies’ involved, this diagram represents what I have information to back up so far. Also view this image in PDF

Mar 16

Initial research

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After revisiting this CieAura claims several times in the past few days, I thought I would compile some of my research to hopefully benefit others from falling for it. CieAura is one of many companies woven over the past decade to sell these products. Their management and owners include several criminals who have been found …

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Mar 16

Why

Why did I create this site? The tipping point was hearing that friends of mine were going to become resellers in a the snakeoil stickers sold by CeiAura. However, I am equally motivated by my distaste for scams in general … most of us work too hard to make a honest dollar to sit idle …

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