It seems you don’t need electricity to commit fraud. A man has been likened to being “The Amish Bernie Madoff” after he was accused of operating a Ponzi scheme that defrauded over 2,700 Amish families, nonprofits and businesses out of $16.8 million.
You’ve seen the ads where the hard-working Amish folk are handcrafting miracle space heaters and no doubt scoffed at their absurdity and marveled at their Photoshop skills- but do the darn things work? Consumer Reports investigates in this video.
This ad for Amish “HOME SURGE” fireplaces that appeared in USA Today, designed to look like a typical USA Today article, begs the question: are the Amish allowed to use Photoshop?