Gas pill scam saga

We’d all like to save fuel right? We’d not only save cash, but reduce emissions and other related environmental damage.

A while back I wrote about gas saving pills and potions, products that supposedly dramatically increases your car’s fuel economy and decrease emissions. I copped a bit of flak from a couple of folks who sell these products as they didn’t particularly like my suspicion of whether these things actually work.

Anyhow, it seems wherever gas pills and potions are, great controversy follows. A company with strong Australian ties that  promoted a “fuel additive designed to reduce vehicle emissions” has hit the headlines repeatedly this year; most recently after a liquidator stated the company’s former CEO believes more than $30 million thought to be held in offshore bank accounts now “cannot be located”.

The CEO had even managed to gain nearly 400k for the enterprise from the Aussie government via Australian taxpayers. The Australian government made high level introductions of the company to other governments – how embarassing. It seems to have been quite a scam.

I’ve had quite a few opportunities through Green Living Tips to promote these sorts of fuel-saving products and likely make a bundle of cash in the process, but whenever I’ve gotten down to the nitty-gritty (and I’m not even a mechanic); there’s always obvious gaps, inconsistencies, questionable methods/structure and dubious reports on testing; so I’ve shied away.

The last time I looked into it in any depth, the test results provided to me related to a single diesel truck – not something that most of us drive; and even those were a little questionable.

I would love to promote something like this.. if it truly worked.

I guess what it boils down to is that if these products were so darned good, they’d already be in our fuel or sold in every garage and service station; particularly given the reality of peak oil. The cost of the fuel would simply be priced accordingly. I don’t buy the “they can’t because it’s patented” line either as there’s so many different gas pills and potions being hawked around the place now.

Anyway, caveat emptor – let the buyer beware. Do due diligence before buying any of them and especially before becoming involved in selling of the same.

Most products I’ve seen incorporate network marketing into the equation; i.e. you’re encouraged to sell the product to others, picking up a commission for doing so.

If you have a new car, check that the additive/pill/whatever won’t void it.

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