Everyone may want to read the following...
Two weeks ago the Federal Trade Commission, the US Justice
Department, the US Postal Inspection Service and several State
and Local law enforcement agencies announced the results of a
full year investigation into "online success" gurus and companies.
They called it "Operation Empty Promises". You can
read about it on the FTC site here:
FTC Steps Up Efforts Against Scams That Target Financially-Strapped Consumers
Dozens and dozens of these "online success" web sites shut down.
Assets frozen, companies taken over by law enforcement, and
charges filed against them by several government agencies.
Companies such as The Shipper LLC and Fortune Learning LLC,
web sites such as WholesaleMatch.com and Brent Austin's
Automated Wealth System are JUST A FEW of those mentioned
in the FTC action.
Here are just some of the things alleged in the FTC complaints:
1. "misrepresented their program's earning potential,
misrepresented the goods and services they would provide"
2. "promised consumers they could make thousands of dollars
a week working just 5 to 10 hours"
3. " 'coaches' lacked the promised knowledge and experience"
4. "website-building software programs did not work properly"
5. "lawyers and accountants the defendants said would provide
assistance were nonexistent"
THERE'S A LOT MORE. The fallout from this will be going on
for a very long time. So-called "online gurus" who have
constantly appeared in your email inbox will disappear.
Programs you may have already bought into will go away with
little or no explanation.
So, Warriors - the FTC would have a ball if they came into the forum
to enforce Operation Empty Promises.
If your not being 100% honest with or about your business product,
software, or you're pumping up income claims, now would be a good
time to clean up your act.
Some of the offers you see in this forum would keep the FTC busy for
a year or more.