Kevin Trudeau Exposed
by Mark Dice, author of The Illuminati: Facts & Fiction
Kevin Trudeau is a man that almost everyone in America has seen on TV (whether they know his name or not) over the last ten years pitching various products on infomercials such as health and anti-aging products, and methods to get “free money.” He is an extraordinary salesman and could sell ice to Eskimos, as the cliché goes. He has been labeled the “infomercial king” due to the massive hours of airtime and the large number of different products he has pitched over the years.
As a follow up to his bestselling book Natural Cures ‘They’ Don’t Want You to Know About (2005), he published More Natural ‘Cures’ Revealed (2006) where he claims to have been a member of a secret society, strongly hinting he is referring to the Illuminati, and that through his membership in this society, he learned how the world really worked, including how drug companies were suppressing natural cures for diseases in order to allow them to sell more drugs to treat those diseases, instead of allowing people to be cured.
Trudeau alleges that because of his drive for wealth and his knowledge of the human mind, that he was approached by members of a powerful “secret society” and asked to join. Trudeau writes, “As a member of this secret society I have sat in private meetings with heads of state from countries around the world. I have attended secret international business meetings where business leaders, politicians, and media moguls coerce together to create the new world order with global control over individual people everywhere.” (page 11)
He says that as a member of this society, he worked covertly for the wealthiest families on earth. During his alleged involvement he says he made hundreds of millions of dollars and lived a life many could only dream. “Members of this society includes politicians, captains of industry, news journalists, celebrities, musicians, writers, scientists, law enforcement officials, movie stars, and more,” he says. (page 13)
He goes on to write that after he became a member, he discovered the society had two groups, and that one was evil, and the other good, and both were using the organization’s advanced knowledge and power to influence the world.
“I was on the dark side doing evil; now I have repented, changed my ways, and turned my life around…Now I am going against the masters that I once served. I am telling people the truth about Big Pharma, the food industry, the oil industry, governments, and the media,” Trudeau claims. (page 13)
During an interview on the Alex Jones Show on May 26, 2009, a very convincing Trudeau discussed his knowledge of the Bohemian Grove and other secret societies, and claimed to have attended the Bilderberg meeting that year in Greece. Trudeau has an extremely checkered past, including a conviction for fraud and larceny which resulted in him serving time in prison. He has also been banned by the Federal Trade Commission from selling products on TV. He is still allowed to sell books and audio recordings, which he continues to do, because it is considered selling information, not a physical product such as magic pills or creams.
In this same book, More Natural ‘Cures’ Revealed, he claims during his prison sentence, he spend most of his time at the officer’s club at Edwards Air Force base eating “the finest food in the club,” instead of in a prison cell, all because he was a member of this secret society. He then adds, “The society needed me to go to prison for a very specific mission.” So what he’s saying is that the “society,” later referred to as “the Brotherhood,” needed him to commit credit card fraud by stealing his customer’s credit card numbers and using them in a fraudulent way because the Brotherhood “needed” him to go to prison for a “mission.”
Certainly the Illuminati is real, and has unimaginable power and wealth, and operates through secret societies and private networks, but one must seriously wonder whether Kevin Trudeau was actually involved with them, or if he is simply aware of them as many people are, and has fabricated his alleged affiliation with them in attempts to bolster his creditability as an elite insider hoping to sell more books.
As if Trudeau’s claims weren’t already hard enough to believe, they get much, much stranger. He also wrote, “I have been to Area 51 in Nevada. This is where much of our technology has been developed. Area 51 houses most extraterrestrial artifacts, including a working spacecraft and dead alien bodies. I have seen these things with my own eyes.” (page 11)
Trudeau cuts his discussion on his alleged involvement with the Brotherhood and aliens brief in his More Natural ‘Cures’ Revealed book, but states that unless he is the victim of an “unforeseen accident” that he will discuss this “secret society” in detail in a future book he planed to write.
At the end of 2009, Trudeau launched a new infomercial for an audio series titled Your Wish is Your Command where he claimed to teach magical methods of the ‘law of attraction’ found in The Secret DVD produced by Rhonda Byrne in 2006 which discusses mystical ideas about how your own thoughts and beliefs can metaphysically alter your physical reality.
The infomercial was designed to look like an ordinary talk show with Trudeau as the guest and can be viewed in its entirety on YouTube. He starts of by saying that when he was 15 years old, he was exposed to a secret society called ‘the Brotherhood’ that took him in and taught him how to use The Secret and that he made millions of dollars before he was 18 years old. He attended St. Mary’s High School in Lynn, Massachusetts, where he was voted most likely to succeed from the class of 1981.
Instead of simply ripping off The Secret, Trudeau cleverly decided to mix secret societies in with his sales pitch, since he knows a growing segment of the population are highly interested in researching them.
In the infomercial, he says, “Quite frankly, these are the same techniques that members of Skull and Bones have learned from Yale University; the Bilderberg group, some people may be familiar with some of these organizations…the power elite. When you get to the highest level in Freemasonry, the 33rd degree level of Freemasonry…these are secrets of these various associations and societies on how to, we call it manipulating energy, it’s really just how to beam the frequency in your brain of what you want so it will come into your life.”
He went on to say that all the books, such as Napoleon Hill’s classic, Think and Grow Rich, the Power of Positive Thinking, and others, were missing the “key ingredient” which makes these mystical ideas work, and only his audio program would reveal them. During part of his sales pitch he even says, “If a guy is watching this right now and doesn’t get the Your Wish is Your Command program, they’ll always be a loser.”
The host asks him why the wealthy people in the past didn’t want others to know this information (a scripted and preplanned question, of course) to which he answers, “when you’re in Skull and Bones, the secret society, or the highest levels of Freemasonry, or the Bilderberg group or the Trilateral Commission or the Council on Foreign Relations, or the Brotherhood like I was a member of, you’re basically a part of a group that believes ‘we want to keep this information to ourselves, we don’t want competition.’”
He later claims he left the Brotherhood in 1999 because he didn’t believe that the information should be kept from everyone else and makes it clear that the audience has to “call today” and they’ll get his 14 CD program at 70% off the “regular price” of $1,000. “I would just really encourage people to take advantage of this secret knowledge on how to have, be, or do whatever they want.” He also says he has received death threats on his life from the Brotherhood for revealing these “secrets.”
Shortly after this infomercial, he starred in another infomercial (with a different host) for the same product, but this time the show had the usual graphics on the screen with the website and product information like you see on the Home Shopping Club or the QVC channel. The first version of the infomercial must not have been effective in generating sales because he went with a different approach and made it too much like a TV talk show and didn’t go in for the hard sell like he usually does where he holds up his product and pitches it directly at the camera every few minutes as he speaks right to the audience.
In this new infomercial, he says with the purchase of his CDs comes a ticket to join “a very elite society” which he calls a global network of wealthy affluent people. He emphasizes that you can’t join, except by invitation only, and he’ll send you the invitation if you purchase his CDs for $300.
He also claims people who have paid the regular price of $1,000 have written to him and said how much they loved the program, but the thing is, he never sold it at the full price, but like most scams, it’s always “on sale for a limited time only.”
I have actually listened to the entire 14 CDs, approximately one hour each, as I sat painfully waiting for something of any value to be said, but there was nothing. For most of the 14 hours I was extremely bored and had to force myself to keep listening, and occasionally I sat in awe at Trudeau’s marvelous ability to sound like he was talking about something of incredible importance, when in reality he was just regurgitating a wide variety of analogies that have been used by self-help gurus for decades.
There were some obvious truisms that weren’t even thought provoking, and then I noticed a discussion Trudeau obviously learned from Brian Tracey (an alleged friend of Trudeau’s) about the four levels of learning, ranging from unconscious competence, to conscious incompetence, to conscious competence, to unconscious competence. I remembered this from an audio series I had of Brian Tracey that I first listened to when I was 18 years old. While Trudeau is an extraordinary salesman, he is a terrible teacher and a pathetic motivational speaker.
The “exclusive society” that Trudeau claims to invite people to who purchase his CD program is called the Global Information Network, not to be confused with Global Information Network, Ltd., a non-profit news agency started in 1986 in New York City which specializes in news from Africa.
Trudeau’s website, GlobalInformationNetwork.com describes his organization as being, “conceived by a group of individuals from around the world who are the highest ranking members of several private societies, associations, clubs, and groups whose membership has been exclusive to the privileged elite class of the world,” including members of the Illuminati, Skull and Bones, the Bilderberg Group, the Bohemian Club, the Trilateral Commission, Freemasons, the CFR, and the Brotherhood. I’m serious. It actually lists all of these organizations on their website, claiming members of these groups are members of the Global Information Network.
It then reads that, “For the first time in human history, the highest ranking members of these secret societies have encouraged the formation of a new, private, member only group that allows people who do not qualify to become members of the above listed societies to join together and be exposed to the same secrets revealed and taught to members of those societies and clubs.”
The text then goes on to say that a New World Order is forming that “is designed to increase the gap between the wealthy and the average working man” and that “GIN does not agree with this movement” and they believe “EVERY person has the right to know the secrets of creating the life they want and enjoying freedom, pursuing happiness, and achieving all their dreams and desires.”
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After reading this description there is a large link that says, “Join.” Pretty strange, since in his infomercial Trudeau said it was by invitation only. When you click on the Join button you are taken to a page where you were asked to enter your name, address, phone number, and credit card number.
The text at the top of the page reads, “I want to apply for membership in the Global Information Network (GIN). Please charge my credit card listed below $1,000 for my membership initiation dues. Please charge my credit card listed below $150 each month for ongoing membership dues. I understand that I may cancel my membership at any time, but all membership dues paid are non-refundable.”
I’m not kidding. It is $1,000 to join his “society” and $150 a month after that. I haven’t found anyone who admitted to paying the $1,000 dollar “initiation fee” to join this “exclusive society” but I can imagine that the only thing people get who join is access to an online forum where they can chat with other dupes who also paid the $1,000. In his Your Wish is Your Command program he says that “members” will get several CDs and books shipped to them each month as part of their membership to further their education on the “law of attraction.”
(UPDATE: They have changed the website slightly since I began writing this analysis of Kevin Trudeau. Now the Join button takes you to a page where you are asked to enter in the “affiliate code” of the person who “invited” you to join, meaning the person trying to dupe you into spending the $1,000 so they can get a $200 commission from being an affiliate. More on the affiliate program in a bit. I simply typed in Kevin as the affiliate code and it accepted it and took me to the payment page asking for my $1,000 initiation fee. I also tried Trudeau as the affiliate code, and it worked as well.)
The insanity doesn’t end here. There are 12 “levels” of “membership” in this “society” and the website lists them as:
Level 1 Member
Level 2 Member
Level 3 Member
Level 4 Member
Level 5 Member
There is a section for a description and “member benefits” for each “level” but all the details, including the costs were marked “classified information,” except for the $1,000 initiation fee to join.
The site claims, “Members must qualify for each membership level by meeting specific requirements and being approved by the Global Information Network membership acceptance committee. Each higher membership level in GIN gives the member additional classified benefits, substantial cash bonuses, and other financial and monetary rewards.” I have a sneaking suspicion that in order to “qualify” for the next level, all you need to do is pay a large amount of money without your credit card being declined.
The site says that the “requirements” for the next level are revealed in the previous level, but insists that although the “benefits” are “classified and confidential,” they, “may include cash bonuses of over 1 million dollars, all expense paid exotic vacations, one-on-one mentoring with high level GIN members, monthly residual payments of over $100,000, luxury automobiles, private jets, and more.” The key word here is “may.” They “may” include these incredible benefits. This one little word can avoid Trudeau from getting sued again for making false claims.
Trudeau’s attempt to get money out of gullible people doesn’t end here. He has set up an “affiliate program” which encourages people to convince their friends to pay the $1,000 “initiation” fee. A YouTube video advertising the Global Information Network had the following description, “For The First Time In The History Of Mankind, The Illuminati Is Opening Their Doors To Qualified People.” This was from someone who signed up as an affiliate and was trying to lure people to join so they could get a $200 commission through the website’s affiliate program designed to pull in new “members.”
The GIN website boasts, “Affiliates could potentially earn hundreds of thousands of dollars in commissions,” and immediately includes a disclaimer saying, “Individual results will vary. There are no guarantees that you will make any sales or make any money as an affiliate.”
If this doesn’t sound like a good enough reason to pay the $1,000 initiation fee, they claim that, “members could be given hundreds of thousands of dollars in surprise bonuses” as they qualify for various levels within the GIN membership organization and you could get, “All expense paid trips to exotic locations around the world, luxury automobiles, private jet trips, and more,” a claim which is immediately followed by another disclaimer saying, “Legally we are required to say that there are no guarantees that you will earn money as an Affiliate or a member of the Global Information Network.”
And if this still doesn’t sound good enough to get someone to join, they insist, “this is just the tip of the iceberg. Surprising as it seems, the majority of member benefits are not discussed here. The most significant members benefits are confidential and only revealed to members.”
The site claims that members will have access to, “experts, the powerful and affluent, celebrities, professional athletes, authors, scientists, politicians, successful business people, doctors and medical experts, leaders in various fields, plus many others.”
Basically, Trudeau is trying to sell a $1,000 membership (and $150 a month) to his own “secret society.” Trudeau has carefully crafted an image of being an insider to groups like the Illuminati who is “leaking” the secrets to the average Joe who also dreams of being rich and powerful.
Trudeau is, in my opinion, obviously an extraordinary liar and con artist and has fabricated his alleged connections with the Illuminati and the Bilderberg group just like others such as William Schnoebelen and John Todd who I expose as frauds in detail in my book, The Illuminati: Facts & Fiction.
As I painfully sat listening to hour after hour of Your Wish is Your Command, even in the fourth hour of the program he is still heavily promoting membership in the GIN. The live audience members of his program allegedly paid $10,000 to hear his speech, which he recorded and sells for $300 in the infomercial where he promises that it contains the missing ingredient from The Secret and all similar programs, but he spends an extended period of time on the CDs talking about how the real secrets will only be revealed to high level members of the Global Information Network.
If only Trudeau would have moved to Hollywood decades ago, he could have perhaps earned hundreds of millions of dollars as an Oscar winning actor and would have avoided countless legal troubles with the Federal Trade Commission and others.
In his audio recordings, he just keeps repeating himself every 30 minutes or so and must have said, “you can have, be or do, anything you want” at least 50 times. What makes Trudeau such an interesting character is that he ingeniously mixes factual information with exaggerations, and in my opinion, out-right lies. That’s what a good con artist does. They give you mostly legitimate information that is verifiable, which gains your trust, and then mix in the lies in order to screw you. The term con man is actually short for confidence man, which means a person who builds the target’s confidence up in order to take advantage of them in a fraudulent manor once their trust has been gained.
I’m sure that some of the information in Trudeau’s Natural ‘Cures’ books, and getting out of debt books, is legitimate and useful, and perhaps has helped a fair number of people get healthier and manage their finances better. But the extraordinary claims of seeing alien bodies in the Area 51 hanger, and being recruited for an elite secret society when he was 15 years old and having to go to prison for a mission to help them are truly ridiculous.
If anyone is dumb enough to buy into his $1,000 “initiation” fee to join his “elite society” which he claims has members of the Illuminati and Bohemian Grove as a part of it, then those people are truly gullible fools who are blinded by their own desperate hopes of becoming rich without having to work hard.
Trudeau’s claims of affiliation with an elite secret society, and his carefully crafted Global Information Network clearly show him to be concerned more with fooling gullible people out of large amounts of money than helping anyone get cured from any disease, in this author’s opinion.
While he may discuss various home remedies in his “Natural Cures” books, and tout them as ‘cures’ for diseases, many health professionals are concerned that people with real illnesses will take his advice and abandon traditional medical treatment for what may be very serious diseases. The fact that Trudeau has been a pitchman for a wide variety of products, all of which play off people’s basic desires to be healthy, look beautiful, or to get out of debt, show that he has a knack for presenting easy solutions to difficult problems.
He and his supporters will likely point to his unconditional money back guarantee which attempts to eliminate any lingering doubts that viewers may have bout his claims, because they just think to themselves that he must be telling the truth, or he wouldn’t be offering a money back guarantee. Marketers can tell you that an extremely small percentage of people will take the time and effort to return a product they bought from TV, because they have to package it back up and ship it back, which is why such strategies are often employed. Such strategies count on, and are successful, because people most often will let the 30 days go by without realizing it, and then the window for getting a refund has closed.
Kevin Trudeau Court Documents
Finally, I will point out that in his More Natural ‘Cures’ Revealed book where he first claims he was a member of an elite secret society and offers cures for all kinds of diseases, on the page immediately following the Table of Contents, it actually has a page titled, “DISCLAIMER” and is followed by a paragraph reading in part, “This book is considered by some a work of fiction, yet inspired by a true story. The truth is sprinkled in to spice things up. On occasion, names, dates, and events have been changed or made up for fun.” It goes in to say the book is, “for entertainment purposes only.” (page vii) How clever of Trudeau for including this legal disclaimer which hardly anyone will even notice which attempts to protect him from the legal ramifications of the claims he is making. So if you believe Trudeau’s wild tales of attending Bilderberg meetings and being connected to the Illuminati, may I remind you that in his own words he admits that it is all for “entertainment purposes only.”