More Bioperformance (Now BPI Worldwide)

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Postby wserra » Sun Jun 10, 2007 11:11 am

PonziKiller wrote:And where do I send the claims Wserra?


There are two places I would start: the Attorney General of your own state and that of Texas. The Texas AG has an online complaint form specifically for Biohazardance. You could try filing a complaint with the Utah AG as well, but I wouldn't hold my breath for results. The more people you can get to file, the better. PK - sorry, but I think you would likely be wasting your time. They don't care a lot about complaints from Norway. Complaints from citizens of their own states mean the most, followed by the US generally.

Hope this helps.
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Postby wserra » Sun Jun 10, 2007 11:16 am

Shakespearegirl wrote:So what I'm getting from this is that Bioperformance got run out of Tx, but is now just doing the same crap all over again out of Utah?


Why, yes. Ain't capitalism wonderful? One can generally agree that it works better than any other system, but it will always have wolves ready, willing and able to fricasse the sheep.
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Postby wserra » Sun Jun 10, 2007 11:21 am

fuelsaving wrote:* Scott Adams (of Dilbert) says that "horniness" is the third factor, but I don't think that's relevant here.


Why, Tony, are you saying that BioPerformance isn't both a fuel additive and a Viagra substitute?
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Postby madinsacramento » Mon Jun 25, 2007 2:52 pm

I don't know if this makes it any easier to go after BP or not, but they are a NEVADA corporation, with corporate offices in Utah, and their warehouse or whatever out of Alabama.

No more Fuel PILLS, just powder (doesn't this make it that much more dangerous, since its easier to become airborne and inhale)?

Are the pyramid laws any more strict in NV than UT?

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Postby fuelsaving » Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:50 pm

Astonishingly, even BP's own website now carries a lab report ( http://mybpi.com/Documents/UTA%20Product%20Test.pdf ) which states that the product is:
-98% pure naphthalene
- 2% insoluble green stuff

Quite apart from the concern about what happens to the insoluble fraction (blocked fuel filters, anybody?), didn't BP claim for months that it was definitely not naphthalene?

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Re: More Bioperformance

Postby wserra » Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:59 pm

It's not Bioperformance anymore. The nasty old Texas AG sullied that name. Now it's "Bio Petro Improver". And they've revamped their web site. Note the impressive-looking EPA links, right in the middle of their claims of "exact strict EPA test criteria that our product passed". Their target audience must be imbeciles - a shock there - because clicking the links shows that the documents are just the EPA protocols and the list of approved labs, and that not a one of them mention "our products". I'm sure that the visitors to their site really want to read testing protocols, and that there could have been no intent to make people think that the EPA found mileage and emissions improvements from the use of mothballs in gasoline.

They appear to have the same undated Wallace Labs report on their new site, the one that finds very modest emissions improvements (3-7%) and fuel economy improvements which "Bioperformance" won't let them talk about.

I wonder why not.
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Re: More Bioperformance

Postby Doc Bunkum » Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:37 pm

wserra wrote:It's not Bioperformance anymore. Now it's "Bio Petro Improver".

Yes! And based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. Imagine that!

From Rip Off Reports regarding the new, improved Bioperformance product:

BioPerformance, BioFuel BPI Worldwide took my money and hurt my car!


6/12/2008 6:59:31 PM
"This MLM company is as unethical as they come (IMO). OK, maybe not ENRON-unethical, but certainly lie-to-you-and-take-your-money-and-remind-you-how-Christian-they-are-Unethical. The sales presentation was all God-and-Country, appeal to your patriotism, hype. Expect to hear about your sponsors faith and how Ernie Land is a Baptist minister and Lowell Mims was an evangelist. Even Ernie Land's website features God-wants-you-to-be-rich Biblical misquotations.

First of all, the product does not work! The first incarnation of BioPerformance was shut down by the Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott because of their fraudulent claims that their product could increase gas mileage 30 percent. This second incarnation of BioPerformance uses the same product, only now it is a powder, not a pill. The powder is almost 100% naphthalene which, when mixed with gas correctly, could increase fuel octane. However, continued use will clog your fuel system with carbon and cause your fuel injector to fail.

The original company denied the product had naphthalene at all. The new company admitted it contained a little naphthalene. It's almost all naphthalene! (They don't want to admit it because naphthalene is a poison.) Here is the scientific truth: http://peswiki.com/index.php/Directory: ... aphthalene

Here's what happened to me. Immediately upon introducing the BioPerformance product (1 tsp to full tank of gas) the engine light came on in my car. The light went off at the tank mark and reappeared as soon as I added BioPerformance to my second full tank of gas (yes, I know I was an idiot for using the second tank. Learn from my mistake!). One fuel filter and fuel system treatment later, my car was back to its original performance.

You will also notice that the sponsors will tell you to add BioPerformance before you take a long trip. The performance increase you see is due to highway v. city miles, not to the product.

Second, the company does not accept credit cards. Now they will lie to you (as they did to me) and say that they are working on that. I can promise you, if you want an e-commence account set up online to accept credit cards, I can have you accepting cards this afternoon. The reason they do not accept credit cards is because they don't want you disputing the charges when you discover their product does not work.

Third, they deceive you about their return policy. It is very difficult to get in touch with them by phone because they do not have a customer service number (Big Red Flag). I was able to reach Sandy Parker about a return. The website said that I could return my product for 90% of the cost. I paid about $500 to get in. OK,I though, Just chalk it up to $50 stupid tax and put the remaining $450 back in my bank account. Imagine my surprise when my return check was about $260 !!! (I forgot the exact amount, but it was around half of what I paid to get in). This was 90% of the product cost, not the total cost.

Quick story: I returned my product unopened. When I received it, the mailing label addressed to me had been affixed over another mailing label, presumably to another poor schmuck who had returned his unopened shipment, too. I imagine they have a few dozen boxes of this

So don't waste your money on the evangelical hucksters at BioPerformance. They will promise you riches but leave you with an $500 hole in your bank account and a blazing check engine light. It is a total scam!

Todd
Springfield, Missouri
U.S.A."


Rebuttal from Ernest Land (President):


Who's Todd and why so badly informed?


6/12/2008 6:59:31 PM
"We would need to know more about who Todd was to repsond accurately. However Tood is very poorly informed and we question if he really was a rep or just a rep poorly trained and uninformed.

First I, Ernest land am not, have not, and never claimed to be a Baptist Preacher. I am just a layman in a Baptist Church. I wish to be informed of any Biblical misqoutations on my site. Again Todd is misinformed.

Second, the product has many proven tests on it. It is not napththalene and that was proven. The test are done according to the protocol of the HFET test in a EPA recognized lab and this is what our U.S. congress has regulated into law as the only test to prove mileage claims by a fuel additive. They will not allow testimonies like Todd's simply due to the fact that many people would lie about their results and the regulator's want only verified science, like what BPI has.

Third, if Todd got a refund and he says he did, $200 of his refund would come from the person who sold him the product. That is what is known as retail commission and in my industry the regulators require retail sales, so BPI requires retail sales in order that we remain within the legal guidelines of all 50 states. BPI is not a money game, but a real company with a real product. Also Todd says he spoke with our CS rep Sandy, but yet in another place he says we have no phones or customer service. Todd is very ill informed."


Nice one, Ernie!

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Re: More Bioperformance

Postby wserra » Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:34 pm

Doc Bunkum wrote:Rebuttal from Ernest Land (President):
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The test are done according to the protocol of the HFET test in a EPA recognized lab and this is what our U.S. congress has regulated into law as the only test to prove mileage claims by a fuel additive.


And, what Doc Fogbound doesn't say:

(1) As I pointed out above, BPI refuses to permit the lab to quantify publicly the fuel economy gain. The FTP-75 and HFET are so detailed - and thus so repeatable - that a gain of one or two percent may well be exactly what they found. Of course, this small gain doesn't gibe with the numbers their distributors are crowing (or make it worth buying), so it won't do to make it public. In fact, this is the only explanation that makes sense. If they got that economy gain of 20 or 25%, they'd shout it from the rooftops, not keep it under wraps.

(2) As I didn't point out above (thanks, Tony), the lab doesn't say either what the test car was, or how many test cars they went through before they found one that showed any economy gain at all. Maybe they went through 50 late-model Toyotas, Hondas, Fords and Chevys before settling on a 1958 Edsel.
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BPI Worldwide

Postby Red Cedar PM » Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:20 pm

One of my local sportstalk radio guys (who, by the way, is a fat, bloviating idiot) has been doing a radio ad plugging BPI Worldwide. I am going to contact my local radio station and the guy and let them know they are promoting a scam that was already shut down by the Texas AG once, before it changed names. Does anyone have any additional or newer information regarding this company (that has not already been posted on the Forum) that I could pass along?

Many thanks in advance.
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Re: More Bioperformance (Now BPI Worldwide)

Postby wserra » Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:57 am

Red Cedar - I moved your post to the old BP thread, and changed the old thread's title to include the new name.

It's strictly the same old, same old - except now it's in Utah, to avoid those pesky law enforcement officers who actually believe (at least sometimes) in truth in advertising. The company itself still claims fuel economy improvement, and still refuses to allow the lab which did the testing to quantify the improvement - meaning that, for all we know, it's a factor of .005. Can't imagine why they would do that, can you? Something that does appear new - the company now sells "nutritionals", including one they claim "burns fat". Hey - burn gasoline, burn diesel, burn fat - all the same idea, right? It's not just a floor wax, it's also a dessert topping. Inventing useless products is not a huge challenge.

And the individual distributors are up to their old tricks, while the company studies cloud patterns and whistles. Relatively innocuous amongst the unproven claims is that the stuff "significantly lower the cost through less fuel consumptions" (sic). One schmuck from Klamath Falls, OR, claims a mileage improvement of over 90 percent. And they all claim that the stuff is "EPA approved", when we know that all the EPA does is register, not test.

It's this stuff that got BioPerformance shut down in Texas. But Utah doesn't care.
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