2010 "Scammy" Award Winners Announcement

Americans Against Self-Help Fraud is pleased to announce the "winners" of the 2010 Scammy Awards, given to self-help gurus for "excellence" in ripping off Americans with falsehoods, false hopes, myths & half-truths! The intention of the awards is to ensure that these self-help gurus receive the attention they deserve.

EXCLUSIVE Asheville, NC - The results of this year's awards are particularly timely in light of the increased number of desperate Americans being victimized by these self-help gurus. The Scammy Awards are given each year in conjunction with National "Guru-Free" Week that runs from April 1 to 8, 2010. The winners in each of the seven categories are:

Dumb Speak Award: Given for the most unintelligent thing uttered by a Self-help guru.
Winner: Vianna Stibal, founder of ThetaHealing who claims to have a cure for cancer
Runner-up: James Arthur Ray, who needs no introduction, just read the arrest records

Hypocrite Award: Given to the self-help guru with the biggest gap between their professed values and how they actually behave.
Winner: Vianna Stibal
Runner-up: James Arthur Ray

Daddy Big Bucks Award: Given to the guru whose lifestyle shows they're only in it for the money.
Winner: Vianna Stibal
Runner-up: Joe Vitale

Hoodwinked Award: Given to the guru who was best at tricking celebrities into being sponsors.
Winner: Vianna Stibal
Runner-up: James Arthur Ray

Bi-Polar Award: Given to the self-help guru whose promises got the opposite results.
Winner: James Arthur Ray

Mis-Leading Role Award: Given to the guru who did the best job of deceiving the public.
Winner: James Arthur Ray
Runner-up: Vianna Stibal

Bernie Madoff Lifetime Mis-Achievement Award: Given to the best, all around self-help guru who did the most to diminish the human race.
Winners: James Arthur Ray & Vianna Stibal share this year's award

Americans Against Self-Help Fraud http://selfhelpfraud.com works to protect the public against false, deceptive, inaccurate, fraudulent or unproven practices in the self-help field through information, education & research. AASF focuses on ethical practices and professional standards, and does not conduct investigations or report people who violate the law.

Contact: Dr. John Curtis jcurtis ( @ ) iodinc dot com ? 1.828.246.0459 ? http://selfhelpfraud.com

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