You’ll have probably seen this one in the news recently. Today we’ve decided to dig deeper and find out how much money was being made from this.
Recommended in a report prepared for Glastonbury Town Council, and mentioned heavily in the 5G conspiracy forums / Facebook groups, 5GBioShield is said to protect you from the “impact” of 5G. You can buy one bioshield for £283 or a pack of three for £799.
Sure, that seems a bit much, but it’s a shield which (and I quote) prevents the “devastating effects caused by non-natural magneto-electric waves” including 5G. The product name makes you think of a personal forcefield and the images on their website add to this idea.
The manufacturers are certainly good at throwing complex and scientific-sounding words at you. It’s almost like watching a shampoo advert…
A breakthrough quantum holographic nano-layer catalyzer technology
Wowser. These guys should be working for NASA. What the hell are they doing selling these holographic shields to normal folk for only £283 !?
They’ve only recently made their “quantum nano-layer technology” though, as their company was registered in January of this year. Polish national Ms Anna Grochowalska and Italian Mr Valerio Laghezza are the people who have stumbled on this “unique” solution to “electric oscillations” and, with their 5GBioShield, you can remove the “fog induced by all (electronic) devices”.
The list of benefits seems almost endless. It can “balance electric fields, geo-biological disturbances” and restore “harmonisation” to “all biological organisms, such as animal, plant and/or human”.
Using the shield will help to prevent you coming into contact with the “highly toxic and ultimately lethal” electric fields.
Trouble is, of course, the “shield” isn’t a shield. It’s a cheap USB stick and nothing more. Requiring power from one of those nasty “electronic chargers”, it’ll apparently balance all electric and “geo-biological” fields within 40m metres.
Wait though, because the “inventors” have gone one step further. In their product description, which is laden with grammatical errors and barely makes sense, they state that…
When not plugged in, the provides an active field-effect of permanent protective ‘plasmic shield’ within the sphere of minimum 8 meters in diameter.
Woaha! Forget NASA! These guys should be billionaires overnight! They’ve managed to create a USB stick / BioShield which operates without power or batteries. Not only that, but instead of blocking your WiFi and phone, it converts those frequencies into “life-affirming” frequencies. Wowsers! Why don’t they just plug these things directly into mobile phone masts? We could all be bathed in life-affirming goodness!
So, I could go into further details about the complete nonsense listed in the product description or the rest of their site (the USB stick creates an “array of balanced life force frequencies ensuring full-spectrum harmonisation of the body, which adjusts according to the resonance effect”) but believe me, all you need to know is that this is total and utter bollocks.
Pen Test Partners have taken the thing apart and it’s basically just a 128MB USB stick (yes, 128MB!) inside a branded bag.
Now to make some serious cash!
We decided to try and work out how much “BioShield Distribution Ltd” are spending to make these things. What are their costs, and what profit are they making?
After all, Pen Test Partners have revealed that the USB stick simply contains a 25 page PDF version of the material from the 5GBioShield website. The tear down reveals no additional electrical components or circuitry, aside from a small sticker placed on top of the USB stick. This, I’m assuming, may have been a way to track which USB sticks BioShield Distribution had copied their PDF’s onto.
OK. Let’s get the stick. We headed to USB2U.co.uk. You can upload a logo and add it to a USB stick so it looks like the below. BioShield have done the same – uploading their (pinched) logo and perhaps ordering a hundred or so. We asked the guys at USB2U.co.uk how much it would be to have our Coolsmartphone logo whacked on a hundred 128MB sticks like this..
They came back within minutes with the following quote…
OK, so £2.62 per USB stick. We could no doubt get it cheaper if we ordered more, but hey – let’s not go crazy. Now we need a fancy bag. The people selling these things are putting them in branded bags like this..
We headed to Made-in-China.com and found the exact same bags. Again, you can upload a logo to the maker and they’ll slap it on the bag…
The price again depends on how many you order, but for less than 5000 of these it’s 30c per bag. That works out at 24p per pouch / bag depending on the exchange rate. Let’s order 100 of these – that’ll be £24.
So, our expenditure so far is £262 for one hundred USB sticks plus £24 for one hundred fancy bags to put them in. Grand total is £286, making the cost of each product £2.86.
Now, I think that the people behind this operation may have bought a few more and possibly got it down to £2.83 per “product”, then – just as a “laugh”, they stuck some zeroes on the end to make the retail price £283 each.
OK, back to our £2.86 cost though. I’m going to add in £5 for postage, packing and the time taken to copy the files. Let’s call it £7.86 per stick. To sell them for £283 means you’re making more than £278 per sale.
I mean sure, I haven’t added in the cost of running their website or the office / warehouse costs (if they have any), but still – that’s a massive profit. If they work 5 days a week and sell 10 per day, that’s nearly £14,000 straight profit per week. I’d be interested to see their first accounts filing on Companies House… if they do indeed declare all the earnings.
Madness. Absolute madness. Even factoring in postage and the time spent writing utter nonsense on their website / PDF material, this is nothing more than a massive con. It’s preying on those who believe that 5G caused the coronavirus. There’s nothing in this for you as a customer – it’s all about making someone rich.
A fool and his money are soon parted. Avoid.