Kelsey Grammer TV STAR SUCKED INTO A PYRAMID SCAM?
Another black eye for the MLM Industry! Grammer reports his name and picture were used without his permission on a website called Staropoly.com, and Grammer is now caught up in a lawsuit against the site’s parent company, TODHD, which is reportedly being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Grammer admits he initially helped to promote the site. Now he disavows the business and says they were not legitimate, taking him for $200,000. Be aware of Staropoly!
WEB BASED RECYCLING GIFTING SCAM ILLEGAL
These scammers can’t give up! They allow you to Gift an individual of your choice $30 and then you receive gifts from 4 people and is repeated as often as you like. Want to know how to get a go to jail card? Simply go to http://www.slamstour.com, click on “The Slams”, then click on each Slams Picture to learn about this incredible program for the stupid and naive. Then these crooks will ask you to send an email with the words “I’m in” and the instructions on how to perform a criminal act will be sent to you! Don’t participate to get started making for a Better World for these crooks! Ed. Note: What B.s. low level crooks, this only for demonstration to spot scams.
WOMEN’S GIFTING PYRAMIDS TARGETED BY STATE AND FEDS
Jan 2011 - One State and the Feds are calling Grand Jury investigations and civil investigations due to the rise in illegal gifting activity pyramids. These gifting programs take money away from legitimate MLM programs that give people a long term opportunity to make money. They need to be stopped!
CANADIAN MOUNTIES MAD AT ILLEGAL GIFTING SCHEME - SCAM
Feb 2009 - This bunch of Gifting Scamsters messed up. They claimed Mounties endorsed them! A group called 'Women Empowering Women' made the wrong recruiting claim "endorsed by Mounties" to get more women into the scam! Women pony up to five thousand dollars to join the scam. Click on the link below and LISTEN TO - Constable Jackie Pasarell blast them! Ed. Note: Mounties are famous for arresting crooks and marching them to the hoosegow handcuffed, stark naked through the snow. Will they do this with damsels? We want Video Constable Jackie!
CANADIAN LAW ON GIFTING PYRAMIDS & PLAIN PYRMIDS!
PART VII: DISORDERLY HOUSES, GAMING AND BETTING
Gaming and Betting
206. (1) Every one is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years who
(e) conducts, manages or is a party to any scheme, contrivance or operation of any kind by which any person, on payment of any sum of money, or the giving of any valuable security, or by obligating himself to pay any sum of money or give any valuable security, shall become entitled under the scheme, contrivance or operation to receive from the person conducting or managing the scheme, contrivance or operation, or any other person, a larger sum of money or amount of valuable security than the sum or amount paid or given, or to be paid or given, by reason of the fact that other persons have paid or given, or obligated themselves to pay or give any sum of money or valuable security under the scheme, contrivance or operation;
RECESSION BOOMS PYRAMIDS AND GIFTING IN UK
February 2009 OFFICE OF FAIR TRADING PYRAMID SCHEMES
The UK Office Of Fair Trading has launched a criminal investigation into a suspected unlawful pyramid scheme and carried out raids in the Bristol area. The OFT executed entry warrants at three premises, accompanied by police who arrested three women for alleged involvement in the operation and promotion of a suspected pyramid scheme. The OFT also visited two other premises in Bristol and seized evidence.
The OFT's investigation is at an early stage and no assumption should be made that any offences have been committed. The investigation is the OFT's first use of new criminal powers under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. The OFT is working closely with Bristol Trading Standards Service and South West England & Welsh Scambusters teams. The action comes as the OFT, as part of its Scams Awareness Month, is alerting consumers facing the economic downturn to the dangers of pyramid selling schemes which have seen a resurgence over recent months.
The OFT estimates that such pyramid scams collectively cost UK consumers £420 million every year. The schemes, often advertised through mailings, the internet, recruitment meetings or through relatives or friends, work by promising huge earnings if members recruit others. However in order for every participant to make money, there needs to be an endless supply of newcomers.
The OFT estimates that 480,000 adults fall victim to these scams each year, losing an average of £930 each, but only one in 100 people report their experiences to the authorities. Often victims recruit family and friends to the scam, resulting in emotional as well as financial harm. Pyramid schemes, however they are described, are unlawful under consumer protection laws which prohibit the establishment, operation or promotion of any scheme where money is made primarily from recruiting other people rather than from the sale of goods and services. Breach of the law is an offence punishable by up to two years imprisonment and/or an unlimited fine.
Heather Clayton OFT Senior Director of Consumer Protection, said: 'Scammers adapt to new circumstances and are tempting people feeling the pinch with false hopes of making easy money. Sadly responding to these pyramid schemes will only leave participants worse off.' Consumer Minister Gareth Thomas MP said: 'It is important that people are alert to how costly these illegal pyramid scams can be. These schemes are cruel, and they keep victims hanging on for money which in the great majority of cases will simply not materialise.'
The OFT also warnS about 'work at home' scams during the economic downturn which often have a pyramid-style element to them. This scam works by advertising opportunities on the internet, lampposts or mailings, promising the unemployed or those seeking extra cash a way of making large sums from home, without specialist skills or qualifications, often for addressing or stuffing envelopes. The catch is that after the consumer pays a 'registration' fee they may simply be asked to send information to others on how to work at home for which they will not be paid. In other cases promised work does not materialise. Last year there was a 37 per cent rise in complaints of 'work at home' scams to Consumer Direct.
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