The reason for this scheme's resilience may be quite simple: because the DOJ has so far failed to file criminal charges against anyone involved in the HDL case, and because many of the principal figures in that case retain the wealth they earned from the scams, the mild consequences of DOJ investigations -- lawsuits and civil penalties -- are seen as simply the price of doing business. Not only have none of the players in these schemes gone to jail, but also many of them continue to use their yachts and private planes while awaiting resolution of the cases brought against them. The new scams are all based on avoiding, or at least appearing to avoid, the key mistake made by HDL: paying doctors kickbacks for ordering their tests.
“When people are passing their i Pads or laptops over with their passwords and the likes, there’s got to be a care here, otherwise this will just become a major issue for all and the cost will pass through.” Financial Conduct Authority rules state banks must refund victims of fraud unless they can prove negligence.
none of the owners of HDL or their affiliated sales company, Bluewave, are in any way involved with True Health Diagnostics, which is an independent diagnostic laboratory headquartered in Frisco, Texas." But the privately-held THD hasn't divulged the names of its owners.
And, ownership issues aside, multiple lines of evidence suggest THD has somehow acquired a significant amount of HDL's DNA.
Despite rumors that THD was simply a reshuffled HDL, the company claimed that it only purchased the assets of HDL and that it had no intention of imitating the illegal business practices of HDL.
In a statement, the founder and CEO of THD, Chris Grottenthaler, sought to create maximum distance between his company and HDL and Blue Wave (HDL's external sales team): "...