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David H Venaleck
Venaleck: scammed or scammer?
He’s ex-navy, he’s a magna cum laude marketing graduate and he wants you to build a perpetual motion machine.
The device has been dismissed by physicists and energy experts as “a scam” but David H Venaleck, an internet marketing consultant from North Fort Myers, Fla, has emerged as one of the people involved in selling a DIY guide to building the Magniworks magnetic power generator which claims to produce infinite free energy.

On 28 July this year Venaleck registered the domain name ‘’. The sole activity of the site is a link connecting to Magniworks own site. For $50 it sells guides to building what it calls “A Long Kept Secret For Generating Free Electricity.”
The site claims that the device has until now been suppressed by the big corporations. “It runs by itself, indefinitely without stopping, thus creating completely free electrical energy, which can fully power your home for free,” says the promotional copy.
It goes on to claim that the guide is easy to follow, even for a complete novice, that the materials are available from local hardware stores and will cost less than $100.

Magniworks affiliate

Venaleck admits he is a Magniworks affiliate and says that he has sold hundreds of the guides. But he denies they are a scam. “This is not an ethical situation,” he said. “The concept works and if you don’t like it you can ask for your money back and you will receive it.”

“Magniworks doesn’t promise to run infinitely but indefinitely. It works, but as there is no way of knowing when it will stop working, it is absolutely fair to describe it as ‘indefinite’.”

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However he admited that the guide itself is of poor quality and that the device it describes, far from “powering your house” only produces 24 watts. “You would need five or six of them to run your home,” he added.                                      


While he denies that Magniwork’s claims are misleading, he admits that they are perhaps “a little aggressive.” “Yes it is oversold, but on balance it is truthful,” said Venaleck.

Unlike many of the other people endorsing and selling Magniworks, Venaleck has made no attempt to conceal his identity. He has worked with computers for decades and therefore knows how to hide his tracks if he wants to.

In several articles that appear under his name, he expresses his reservations about Magniworks’ claims.  In a piece listed on he writes: “the building instructions are not for the novice handyman. You will need some experience in construction techniques.”                                                                 

Blame Google

But on, there are no such reservations. Wenaleck blames  Google for preventing him from presenting his caveats fully. “I express my concerns on my site, but unlike Yahoo and MSN, Google has prevented me from using it to link to Magniworks. That means I can’t qualify what they say.”
That doesn’t prevent him from giving it the heartiest endorsement however. “This product has my top recommendation,” he concludes.

You would be better off with this toy perpetual motion machine from Amazon than the one offered by Venaleck however.

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