Chris Newmarker

May 2, 2016

2 Min Read
Feel the Waves

Just last year, FDA and the U.S. Department of Justice went after a man who marketed a machine called the Energy Wave. This device "consists of a micro-current frequency generator with a digital readout, two stainless steel cylinders, two personal application plates with connectors and lead wire for the cylinders and plates," according to a DOJ statement.

The company gave buyers an operating manual and a list of codes for 450 digital settings for the device. Among the conditions it was supposed to improve abdominal pain, AIDS, diabetes, stroke, ulcer, and worms.

"The Auto Codes and Manuel (sic) advised users to connect the cylinders or plates to the machine, and touch them to the body for a recommended run time to treat each condition," the DOJ said.  "This type of crime takes advantage of the most vulnerable segment of the population to include the elderly and terminally ill."

Company co-owner David Perez admitted selling each device for approximately $1,200-$1,500, and receiving gross proceeds of approximately $271,000, the DOJ said.  He also made up a separate website (rifecodes.com) and referred customers to it to obtain the codes that would set the machine to treat their conditions. Perez was sentenced earlier this month to 30 months in custody. Others who traded in similar types of devices also fell afoul of the law

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