Pro Power Saver was endorsed by Elon Musk and Tesla.
Not only are Musk and Tesla absolutely unrelated, the claim that the device could potentially save homeowners up to 90% on their electric bills reminds us of a wise saying: if something seems too good to be true, it is it’s probably like that too.
In the final months of 2022, online users reported seeing ads claiming that Twitter owner Elon Musk and Tesla, the company he was CEO of for years, had a product called the Pro Power Saver, or Power Save Pro endorsed. According to articles linked to the ads, the device could help homeowners save up to 90% on their home’s electricity bills.
However, the truth is that Musk’s image and likeness, as well as the Tesla name, were both used without permission, meaning neither Musk nor Tesla had anything to do with it.
Additionally, we recommend not trusting any claims that homeowners will be able to save such a huge percentage on their electricity bills. Had this really been possible, it would be one of the most popular products today. As we mentioned above under the fact check review, it’s important to remember that if something seems too good to be true, it probably is.
As of January 2023, a search on Google brought up an ad saying “Power Saver Pro – Elon Musk Power Saver”. The words for the product name weren’t in the right order, but it still showed the same device. When we clicked on the ad, we were taken to a page on Consumerreviewsite.com that didn’t mention Musk at all. Again he had nothing to do with it.
In addition to the misleading Google ad, the idea that Musk was involved with Pro Power Saver appears to have come from a fraudulent article designed to somewhat resemble the design of articles on FoxNews.com. One of these stories was originally hosted on the gadgetreviewking.com website but was no longer accessible.
While we couldn’t find an active link to the elusive fake Fox News article, we did find posts showing that social media users had copied and pasted the text of the story.
When readers clicked on an ad leading to the fake Fox News story, the article automatically filled in a state name based on the user’s current IP address. In this case, the state of California was:
Elon Musk’s new electricity-saving invention saves California residents up to 90% on their monthly electricity bills. Power companies demand immediate ban!
“Don’t pay your electric bill until you’ve read this. As California electricity prices continue to rise, I realize not everyone can afford solar panels, so we wanted to find a way EVERYONE could save tons of money on their electricity bill. Hurry up and learn this trick before the energy companies get their way and it’s gone. – Elon Musk
Elon Musk, the genius CEO behind solar power giant Tesla, has been the talk of the town lately. Its most recent controversy is an ingenious power-saving invention for those who can’t afford fancy, expensive solar panels. The electric companies are furious and want Elon’s money-saving invention banned before the American public can take full advantage of the savings.
He continues: “The big energy companies are cheating you. Yes that’s right. Believe it or not, they used a secret to trick you every time you turn on your lights, dishwasher, blender, vacuum, and anything else that draws electricity. This is why your electric bill is so expensive every month and keeps increasing, with some California residents paying up to $500 a month in electric bills. Every American can cut their electric bill by 90% with this revolutionary technology. You’re welcome, America.”
The article then told the sad story of a woman who allegedly died in a Tesla factory. According to the story, her death inspired Musk to create Pro Power Saver:
But for Elon Musk, this was more than just an invention to defend himself against the greedy electronics companies. When tragedy struck the Tesla factory, he knew he had to act. Dorothy Smith was a 64-year-old Tesla employee who died of heat stroke after falling behind on her utility bills and her service being shut down in the middle of a record-breaking heat wave. Her youngest daughter came to check on her after many unanswered calls and tragically found Dorothy lifeless on the couch with her husband.
When Elon Musk saw how devastating electricity prices are for the average American’s wallet and witnessed the tragic death of his own employee, Dorothy Smith, Elon Musk went in search of his old drawing plans for a power-saver invention that he had made as a young genius in South Africa. The original drawing was based on a concept by his idol, legendary inventor, electrical and mechanical engineer and visionary Nikola Tesla.
After a few hours of rummaging through old papers, he found it! Elon immediately called one of his brightest engineers at Tesla and trusted friend, Ed Sherwood. They combined their expertise and set about bringing Elon’s power saving dream to life.
After a few weeks of working in a back room at the Tesla factory, they had a finished project. It was a source of joy after so many weeks of mourning the death at the Tesla factory.
By combining their experience, they have created a groundbreaking device that will not only help you reduce your electricity bills, but can also extend the life of expensive home appliances due to the overall energy it saves.
They created what is probably the most important invention since the printing press!
They called it the Pro Power Saver!
None of this is true. It’s all fiction, including the alleged story of a woman named “Dorothy Smith” who died of heat stroke in a Tesla factory.
If any readers notice ads for such a power-saving miracle claiming that Musk or another celebrity or known person endorsed it, please contact us. Screenshots are helpful, but links are even better. If readers can submit both screenshots and links, it would help our reporting.
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