Avoid Scams That Claim Power Savings
There is a new scam that has come to light, one that claims to save you vast amounts of money off your monthly electricity bill.
It is always important that you remain aware of scams circulating the Internet and social media. I have seen some outrageous claims on facebook in particular that I'm sure suck in a lot of people giving them false information and advice. As the common saying goes... "If something sounds too good to be true - it usually is".
While browsing my website, I came across an advertisement for VoltBox and the claim that power companies are scared of this device because it cuts your monthly electricity bill by up to 90%. How can that be possible? How can one little device claim to reduce your electricity consumption by 90%?
Beware of online scams offering power saving products from Eco-Watt, EcoPlug, MiracleWatt, Voltex and VoltBox
Is VoltBox A Scam?
Is it just coincidence that the VoltBox model looks exactly like the Voltex (UK) model that was exposed as a scam in the UK? Is it also coincidence that the claims mirror those of Reduction Revolution in Australia? I will let you draw your own conclusions on this. The so-called power-saving device has been marketing under several brand names such as Eco-Watt, EcoPlug, MiracleWatt, Voltex (UK) and VoltBox. There may even be more names out there but the bottom line is that they all claim to do the same thing.
If a product or service sounds too good to be true - it usually is!
Supposedly, this device is plugged-in to a power point and has the ability to reduce energy consumption and thereby cut your electricity bill by 90%. With that claim this device should be hailed at the best invention ever, so it is very strange that it isn't. Could it be because the claims aren't true? Again, I will let you draw your own conclusions.
Power Saving Scams
In both the UK and Australia investigations revealed that the power saving devices advertised were simply a flimsy plastic device with a plug on the end. Other models are supposedly plugged in at the main distribution board to perform their energy savings.
The claims of 'reduce amps', correct power overloads' or 'save you money on your electricity bill' cannot be substantiated and it is impossible for such a device to claim as much. The hype surrounding this miracle energy-saving device goes against all the laws of thermodynamics according to Brian Dunning.
The Bottom Line
The bottom line is that the companies that offer these devices constantly change their name and move around continuously from country to country. As soon as word gets around that the devices are not what they claim to be, the companies move on and revise a new marketing strategy. If you come across a clever marketing campaign for something too good to be true, the Internet is your friend. Go online and do some research to find out more about the product and see what you discover. You might be surprised and save yourself money on a wasted investment.
Adapted from article via reductionrevolution.com.au/blogs/news-reviews/power-saving-scams
All of the comments above are those expressed on website dealing with power saving scams