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Free energy claims and organizations of an unscrupulous nature.

(The biggest scam is the Powers-That-Be who try to convince us that their polluting power sources are the best way to go.)



Scam Fundraisers

Maksims Antonovs Free Energy Machine



Alternative Energy Companies

Energy Systems LLC of Russia

  • Featured / Buyer Beware: Electromagnetic > QMoGens >
    FRAUD (Stolen Photos): QMoGens by Energy Systems LLC of Russia - A company near Moscow says they will be demonstrating their systems ranging from 5 kW to 50 kW this Oct. 5, 6 at an expo [no such expo]. Their website also shows sizes of 1, 2, 4 kW and 100 kW, which they say take 35-40 days to deliver, with several alleged customers showing satisfaction. (PESWiki; September 23, 2015)

Neo Free Energy


  • MidTech turbine not their design - The turbine that Doug Myers of MidTech said "the big boss of Siemens" was coming to see next week, turns out to be available on eBay. It is not MidTech's design. (Free Energy Blog; February 12, 2014)

Inteligentry / Plasmerg

  • Noble Gas Engines > Plasmerg >
    Blog: Inteligentry Raided by FBI - On March 6, 2013, more than a dozen FBI agents raided John Rohner's Inteligentry office complex in Vegas, taking documents, equipment, machines and freezing their bank account. Rohner claims his group was ready to give the long-awaited demonstration of a working engine [highly improbable] at the Stockholder's meeting this month, but now, thanks to the raid, their company is closed until further notice. (PESWiki / PureEnergyBlog; March 7, 2013)
  • Featured / Buyer Beware: Noble Gas Engines > PlasmERG >
    Part I: My Concerns About Inteligentry - Here I enumerate several concerns, including the perpetual postponement of manufacturers being shown how to run their engines; encouraging people to buy stock to get their license so the money doesn't go in escrow; John's ignoring great suggestions for the technology and the company; a timeline that evinces a lack of understanding of the steps involved in taking something to market. (PESN; August 21, 2012)
  • Featured / Buyer Beware: Noble Gas Engines > PlasmERG >
    Inteligentry Poised for Egg-on-the-Face at PowerGen - While no one would be more pleased to see a successful demonstration of a noble gas engine at the Power-Gen conference in Florida from Dec. 11-13 than I would, I predict no such demo, with John Rohner giving some kind of excuse, which maybe half of his followers will accept and remain supportive. (PESN; December 10, 2012)
  • Featured / Buyer Beware: Noble Gas Engines > PlasmERG >
    Psychic Reading of John Rohner — Physical Danger - Q. has he ever had one of these engines running? A. He has, but has had a lot of setbacks; things didn’t go right; has to re-do, breaking down, re-do, seeing what went wrong... Lets ego get in the way of admitting where he's at. In discussing, he jumps ahead of where he's actually at. Certainly not ready to go into production. The configuration as it is could be emitting dangerous fields... (PureEnergyBlog; February 28, 2013)

Precombustion Technologies Inc. (PTI)

  • Featured: Buyer Beware / Suppression > Hydroxy > Boyce >
    Action: Bringing Robert Potchen to Justice - Bob Boyce calls on the dealers and dissatisfied customers of renegade associate Bob Potchen to report their problems to their state attorney generals to bring Potchen to justice, as he has been discrediting the industry with his product that has been shown to actually decrease mileage rather than increase it. (PESWiki; Dec. 14, 2009)
  • Featured: Buyer Beware / Suppression > Electrolysis > Boyce >
    Boyce chip implanter suspect identified - Bob Boyce first noticed what turned out to be the VeriChip implant that caused his malignant tumor when he was working with former associate, Bob Potchen. Having fallen asleep at a desk, when he awoke, his right shoulder felt like it had been numbed; and when he rubbed it, he noticed a small, hard lump there. (PESN; Dec. 6, 2009)

Dennis Lee

Green Power, Inc

  • Green Power CEO to remain in federal custody - This latest story by the Tri-Citiy Herald gives a sordid history of what the state prosecution calls "Ponzi-like scheme against the new investors". (Free Energy Blog; December 22, 2013)
  • Green Power loses tenancy at Port of Pasco - Green Power CEO Michael Spitzauer, who was federally indicted last week for his alleged role in defrauding investors, did not make the port's Monday deadline to pre-pay its six-month lease. Spitzauer, who has pleaded innocent in U.S. District Court to wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and money laundering, remains in federal custody in Yakima. (Free Energy Blog; December 17, 2013)
  • Green Power owner faces several federal charges, including fraud, money laundering - Green Power CEO Michael Spitzauer is being held in federal custody as a flight risk after he pleaded innocent to wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and money laundering. He is accused of defrauding investors of at least $6.7 million during the past seven years, although his debts amount to at least $21.4 million, according to court documents. (Free Energy Blog; December 13, 2013)


  • Featured: Magnet Motors > Perendev >
    Perendev closes its doors - Over the years, the term "Perendev" has become nearly synonymous with the idea of all-magnet motors. Citing the need for sole director, Michael Brady, to take care of severe legal proceedings abroad against his person, Perendev Power Holding AG is saying that he will not be able to attend to Perendev tasks, which may lead to its insolvency. Their website is gone. (PESN; April 14, 2010) (Comment)
  • Latest News on Perendev - 1) At least 20 customers are documented as not having received the goods they paid for, but they are powerless to complain or receive remedy due to the way the paperwork has been ran. 2) Another public demo canceled. (PESWiki; Nov. 5, 2007)

Keshe Foundation

  • Buyer Beware: Plasma > Keshe >
    Keshe timeline of lack of success - Documenting M.T. Keshe's long thread of promises of delivery with postponements and no delivery, ultimately, for previous products announced. Buyer beware of his newest product announcement, for which he is taking payment, but hasn't delivered any product yet, for it is not made yet. (PESN; August 12, 2015)

IAUS / RaPower3 (Solar)

  • IAUS solar boondogle - ... company has been touting its "revolutionary" solar technology for years, but its projects in four states have yet to generate any significant power. I've traveled to visit their facility to see it. I wasn't impressed. The fresnel lenses were broken and strewn all over. (Free Energy Blog; December 22, 2013)
  • IAUS fresnel lens solar project in Utah called into question - ... company has been touting its "revolutionary" solar technology for years, but its projects in four states have yet to generate any significant power. I've traveled to visit their facility to see it. I wasn't impressed. The fresnel lenses were broken and strewn all over. (Free Energy Blog; December 22, 2013)

Tilley Foundation

  • Tilley Foundation - Proven fraud. Uses stolen technology that is semi-legit; inflates claims of its capabilities, bilks investors. History of taking the money and running.
  • Featured: Buyer Beware > Electromagnetic > Tilley >
    Investors win $26M award against Tilleys - A Nashville jury found Carl Tilley and his wife guilty on several counts and levied both compensatory and punitive damages against them jointly, individually and the two companies. Tilley made a splash in 2002 with the claim he could run a DeLorean he had converted to electric, powered by his device that could keep the car running indefinitely. (PESN; Jan. 29, 2010) (Comments)

Future Horizons

  • Future Horizons - Entertaining site with numerous kits and plans for sale; but science is often shoddy, claims stretched or outright bogus, and ethics questionable.



  • Cycclone Magnet Engine - Company claims to have an all-permanent-magnet engine. The company has been under investigation by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission since April 2006.
  • Buyer Beware / Magnet Motors > Cycclone >
    The menace of magnetism - It has been a wild ride for Michael Peter Nugent, who claimed to have invented a magnetic engine that magically needed no fuel. But in the past decade the conman has lived the high life on money raised from small investors across the country without producing anything that works. (Sunday Morning Herald; Australia; April 17, 2011)

Boswell Power Production

  • Featured / Buyer Beware: Electromagnetic > Boswell >
    Boswell Power Production Unit Videos Posted - Claims that something turning in a 5-gal. bucket elevated on a 4-foot PVC pipe, having 12-gauge wire coming from it is producing 5.4 kW and has been powering his home for months. Documents PG&E vehicle stopping by the day after he posted his video. (PESN; April 14, 2009)

Other Companies

  • N-Motion: The Perpetual Motion Vehicle Company - Snazzy-looking website gives the appearance similar to Tesla Motors, Co (a legitimate electric car company), but with no supporting technology. A "perpetual motion" company with no "perpetual motion" working technology. (PESWiki; Jan. 30, 2007)
  • Electromagnetic > GMC Holding > SEC Files Action On Fuelless Motor Fraud - The US Securities and Exchange Commission has filed an action against GMC Holding Corporation (GMC) and its CEO, Richard Brace, for defrauding investors by issuing false press releases touting the company's development of a motor technology device capable of generating unlimited energy. (PESN; Feb. 27, 2008)
  • AKOIL Power Generator fraud charge - An energy professional who closely inspected the company and the technology on-site recounts the frustration of trying to verify the technology with an adequate test procedure. (PESWiki; Oct. 19, 2006)
  • Solar > Citizenre > Citizenre: A House of Cards? - Jeff Wolfe asserts that the new multi-level distributor company that claims to be able to offer solar power at or below grid energy pricing toward the end of 2007 does not have its act together and is actually diverting solar customers away from real technologies to false hopes. (Renewable Energy Access; Feb. 12, 2007)

Bogus Plans

Power Companies Hate This!

  • Featured: Buyer Beware >
    "Power Companies Hate This!" = Scam - It seems we are seeing these ads nearly everywhere you go on the web nowadays. They show an image of a good-looking, off-the shelf, legitimate device that has nothing to do with what is being sold in the plans you are to download for a fee in the region of $49 to $99 USD. (PESN; December 2, 2012)

Bowman Motor


Hendershot Fuelless Generator



  • Electromagnetic > Magniwork >
    Magniwork Energy internet scam - Internet fraudsters are raking in thousands of dollars a day with a scam selling plans for what alleges to be an electromagnetic free energy machine capable of powering a house. One estimate puts sales of the guide as high as 5,000 copies a month, making the scam worth up to $3m a year. (Off-Grid; Oct. 8, 2009) [We've not yet received a scrap of evidence supporting the claims.]
  • Featured: Buyer Beware > Electromagnetic > Magniwork >
    ACTION: Report Magniwork (Scam) Ads to Google and Clickbank - Easy steps presented for you to be able to lodge a complaint about the fraudsters who are selling plans for what alleges to be an inexpensive electromagnetic free energy machine capable of powering a house, though no supporting evidence has been given. Let's stop these hucksters who prey on the free energy believers and give the field a bad name. (PESWiki; Nov. 5, 2009)
  • Buyer Beware > Electromagnetic > Magniwork >
    Lutec Disavows Magniwork - Lutec posted the following notice on their home page in a marquee text: [all caps] "Be Warned - 'Magniwork' is not related in any way to Lutec Australia, does not sell plans for our equipment and is not authorized to use our videos on their site!" (PESWiki; Nov. 10, 2009)
  • Featured: Electromagnetic > Bedini SG >
    Magniwork free energy plans = bogus claim; say they'll remedy that - Magniwork has been selling a set of plans for a free energy device they say could be scaled to power an entire house. However, it turns out that the device is nothing more than the Bedini SG circuit, which, though interesting, has never been embodied in a self-looped system with energy left over for practical use. They've apologized and removed the Bedini stuff. (PESWiki; June 2, 2009)

Tesla's Secret

  • Featured: Tesla > Buyer Beware >
    "Tesla's Secret" - A fool and 47 dollars are soon parted! - An online affiliate program called, "Tesla's Secret" is selling plans for a device they claim can free you from the power grid. Their technology has nothing to do with Tesla's work, and is basically no better than a crystal radio set. It works, but is nothing to get excited about, and is certainly not going to power your home. (PESWiki; April 4, 2011)

Stirling Free Power

Other Alt. Energy Plans

  • Electromagnetic >
    LEGO electromagnetic motor hoax by Tom A - In February of 2009, Tom Altman(?) posted a video on YouTube showing magnets around a wheel with an inductive coil supposedly firing from the incoming magnetic flux to kick the magnet along. It turns out, though, that a hidden capacitor, pre-charged-was assisting the kick. (PESWiki; Sept. 19, 2009)
  • Calloway Magnet Motor - Says that after two decades of finding out what won't work, he is ready to divulge how to build an operational all-magnet motor. Ends up being an intentional wild goose chase. (PESN; Feb. 10, 2006)
  • MXLO Magnetic Motor Plans - Of 14 known independent replications from the MXLO plans, not one working device has been produced yet. Plans are neither easy nor adequate as claimed on the site.

Measurement Errors



  • One-ring phone scam banks on people's curiosity - The US nationwide surge of a scam shows how thieves prey on people’s curiosity. The scammers call random cell phone numbers and let it ring once. Those who take the bait and call back face huge fees. (Free Energy Blog; February 17, 2014)
  • Aged Tires: A Driving Hazard? Video - Did you know vehicle tires have a shelf life? Check the inside rim of the tire and look at the last digit of the 3-digit sequence. Is it over 6 years old? You may have a problem with tire separation. "New" tires need to be checked for manufacturing date. (ABC News; July 18, 2008)


  • Buyer Beware >
    How John Byde (waterstarter) [account hacked] scammed me - A guy [who I thought was] from the UK with a Skype profile that seemed like a legitimate free energy technology pursuer, talked me into helping him out by purchasing some iPhone gift cards for him to resell. Only he never reimbursed me as promised. [I got a call from John; his account was hacked.] (PESWiki; January 28, 2016)

In the News


  • - Authored by Gary Wright. "I would call him a pathalogical skeptic. He is not at all fair in weighing the positive and negative. He only looks at the negative and then exaggerates it beyond recognition, without even giving mention of any of the positive counterpoints. As such, his site itself is a negativity scam." -- Sterling D. Allan, January 13, 2015

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