Out of all of the television personalities on the late night infomercials, on the one in the morning commercials and appearing, from time to time, on actual legitimate television, Matthew Lesko is one of the wildest and weirdest. At first glance, you’ll be so taken off guard by his ridiculous suit that you won’t even know what he’s selling. So, what’s up with this guy, is he on the level or what?
Well, basically, yeah, he’s on the level. All of his information that he provides in those phone-book-thick books, it’s all one hundred percent legit, it’s all straight up, factual and up to date. So on that level, he’s totally trustworthy. If you browse through one of his massive volumes, you’re probably going to find a grant or loan that applies to your situation sooner or later.
It may also be worth noting that Lesko actually drives around in that Riddler suit of his now and then when going about his business in his hometown, and, get this, drives a Lexus covered in yellow question marks, so… It’s difficult to accuse the “FREE MONEY FROM THE GOVERNMENT!” guy to even be a “character” he plays, because… That’s really how he dresses a lot of the time.
Some have actually accused Lesko of plagiarism. When your job is primarily in researching and compiling information for the use of others, “plagiarism” is an odd accusation. OBVIOUSLY he didn’t create all of the grants being offered by the government. He himself admits that he just copies the info from government information.
But, is this any different from, say, a researcher who goes to a library and compiles a hundred years of the research of others into a smaller, digestible volume? Browsing through Lesko’s book is a lot easier than doing all of the research on your own, at the very least.
Whatever criticisms levied at Matthew Lesko and his ridiculous suit, the final verdict was probably best summed up in an episode of the animated series “The Venture Brothers”, when his “villainous” question mark suit was shown to contrast his nature as a “good guy” who “helps people get free cash from the government”, so, you know, he can’t be ALL bad, right? However crazy his infomercials, the information is actually sound.
If you’re curious about the whole “GET YOUR FREE MONEY FROM THE GOVERNMENT!” thing, check out the free gift at Matthew-Lesko.com and see what you think.