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The Secret Is A Scam

Can a leather briefcase containing 10 CDs, MP3 player (supposedly preloaded with 15 hours of instructions), 15 lessons (500+ pages) on starting the Internet Business, action planner, compact vision boards (whatever they are) and a $500 gift certificate be worth $1,995?

Granted, $500 certificate maybe worth just that (depends where you can use it). Unfortunate part is that this so called gift certificate cannot be used at Macy’s. It is only valid if you want to attend live “Secret” seminars.

When I wrote my original post about the Secret, the website contained the graphic that clearly showed it to be a pyramid scheme. Since then, the Secret website was modified- the graphic was taken down and more emphasis is placed on the product (the items listed in the firs paragraph).

So what is a pyramid scheme and and what is not? I am not sure I agree with Wikipedia’s definition of a pyramid scheme anymore. As I see it, some products sold at a price that exceeds (in, what can be called, a drastic manner) the real value of the product is a scam in itself. So what about their affiliate program? They do sell a product after all. Well in order to make money you need to become their affiliate and start selling the product. To me it is a pyramid scheme with a twist, where the twist lies in so called “product”. The product on its own will not teach how or help you to make money unless you become their affiliate.

So my verdict about the Secret is – SCAM and WASTE OF YOUR MONEY.

No links to this scam please.

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  • Jon April 22, 2007, 5:54 pm

    Um, the SGR Program is free. How is that a scam?

    If you are talking about the seminar content. Admittedly, its not original (written in 1910) but the source is considered a classic and has been used by Rockefeller, Edison, Ford etc.

    It is not without controversy though but explore for yourself.

  • Jon April 22, 2007, 6:54 pm

    Um, the SGR Program is free. How is that a scam?

    If you are talking about the seminar content. Admittedly, its not original (written in 1910) but the source is considered a classic and has been used by Rockefeller, Edison, Ford etc.

    It is not without controversy though but explore for yourself.

  • Vlad April 22, 2007, 9:04 pm

    John you are cutting close to wear out my patience.

  • Vlad April 22, 2007, 10:04 pm

    John you are cutting close to wear out my patience.

  • Wii Error May 10, 2007, 12:57 pm

    The video is interesting, nonetheless. It's somewhat motivational at least.

  • Wii Error May 10, 2007, 1:57 pm

    The video is interesting, nonetheless. It’s somewhat motivational at least.

  • Analyza June 23, 2008, 8:55 pm

    everything is a scam

  • Analyza June 24, 2008, 2:55 am

    everything is a scam

  • david March 18, 2009, 1:17 pm

    Another Scheme reported here. This guy at Officetronics is committing fraud in the millions.

    http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/377/RipOf

  • Venkat@Life Insurance April 22, 2010, 4:31 am

    Forget about Secret. That book is not even inspirational.

    Emotions are actually felt by the body not mind. Whenever you are experiencing strong emotions, observe your bodily sensations. You can manipulate these sensations using your mind. How many times you had the gut feeling of success or failure in spite of uncertainty. And how many times your gut feeling won over your thinking mind.

    Law of attraction is all about manipulating this gut feeling to achieve success. The key here is “uncertainty”.