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*** Update open4energy - 12/26/09 Web site called hxxp://www.freeelectricityworld.com/ - purporting to be an independent review - Scam Alert.

*** Update open4energy - 12/26/09 Web site called hxxp://techreviewguy.net - purporting to be an expert - Scam Alert.

Kernal of Truth - by Off-Grid.net - Angry customers admit  that the guide does contain kernels of truth. “Some of the suggestions in the e-book can reduce your home power consumption. For example, checking for air leaks, have better home insulation, servicing your air-conditioning unit or heate etc,”wrote one.  But is it essentially amateurish and misleading, they say.

Comment by Open4Energy - This technique of having just enough truth to be plausible, is part of a clever strategy to deceive consumers, and avoid fraud litigation.

***Update -7/27/09 – I’ve confirmed with my own eyes that Magniwork is a SCAM! One of the readers was kind enough to share the Magniwork plans with me and they are laughable. The whole “document” is 57 pages long and looks like something a kid in high school put together. The final “generator” is basically a magnet that is 2″ high sitting on a turntable that is 4″ high! They claim that its output is 24.5 Watts! That is 1/100th of what my house uses when the AC is on. That is nothing! Basically the plans tell you how to make a mini-electrical generator, but they dont even tell you how you are supposed to turn the thing to produce energy! The thing is about the size of your palm, so even if you did find a “free” way to rotate the shaft, it wouldnt put out enough power to light up a standard light bulb. It’s completely ridiculous. Please don’t even attempt to build this thing, just look at the plans if you want a good laugh. Here is some text in regards to how the Magniwork is supposed to be powered:

This power source is not predicated on a continuous flow of energy but predicated on the consistency of the transmutation process of the magnetic molecular structures within the Earth’s pressure flow.

What does that even mean? By reading the text it doesn’t look like it was a native English speaker who wrote the thing. I bet the author has some money they need to wire to you from a Nigerian bank account.

Whatever you do, don’t waste your money on this!

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***Update #2 – 7/30/09 – See the Magniwork plans online for free at this site: Magniwork stole the plans from here. Thanks to Ajax Chen for finding the link. While the site is not the exact version of the plans, it looks like the Magniwork authors just copy and pasted (without even bothering to change the images at all) from the site. From now on, don’t even bother to ask for a copy of the plans in the comment section, just see the above link!

Well, here’s the picture I promised. The picture below is taken from this site, which Magniwork stole the plans from.


The amazing Magniwork Generator!

I don’t know if you can see, but the device will put out an amazing 24.5 Watts. Maybe enough to charge your phone! All you need is a few thousand of these and maybe you can power your house. But wait, what’s going to spin them? Who knows.

Also, the only equipment they talk about is a Multimeter and a Soldering Iron. Ha! The only reason I’m not posting the plans is because I’m sure these scam artists would threaten me with a lawsuit and waste my time.

I am really bothered at how many sites there are when you Google “magniwork” claiming it is for real. This just means that these are also scam sites that get a commission for selling the fake plans. Don’t trust these sites!

***Update #4 – 8/7/09

It’s amazing (and infuriating) how many scam sites come up when you Google “magniwork”. They have been able to weasel their way into a high google ranking. The one site with a high ranking that is not a scam is this great article on PESWiki regarding Magniwork. If you don’t take my word for it, read their review.

***Update #5 – 8/18/09

***Update #6 – 8/22/09

I’ve dedicated a whole post to Magniwork and other Renewable Energy scams . One thing it points out is that Magniwork and Ambigrid are the same thing. It also raises the question, Are Magniwork and Earth4Energy related?

***Update #7 – 9/13/09

Thanks to everyone’s help, it looks like our exposure of Magniwork has got them squirming. Seems like they’ve changed their tune a little bit and are hawking Magniwork with a new name called Magnets4Energy. No, I am not going to link to them, but you can do a Google search for yourself to see how these scammers operate.

***Update #8 – 10/20/09

 

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