Author Archives: Ethan-Vanderbuilt

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ICO Scams

An Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) is an unregulated means of crowdfunding via use of cryptocurrency, which can be a source of capital for startup companies. In an ICO a percentage of the newly issued cryptocurrency is sold to investors in exchange for legal tender or other cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Since ICOs are unregulated, scammers have free rein to tell you anything to get your money. Don't let these scammers take advantage of you.
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The Salty Droid vs Herbalife

The Salty Droid aka Jason Jones has recently gone to court on behalf of victims of the Herbalife scam: JEFF RODGERS, PATRICIA RODGERS, MICHAEL LAVIGNE, JENNIFER LAVIGNE, CODY PYLE, JENNIFER RIBALTA, IZAAR VALDEZ, and FELIX VALDEZ. The Salty Droid has a long history as a scam buster and has taken on the Herbalife scam with satire for many years.  Now he and Mark Migdal & Hayden are taking them on in court.
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Interviews

DSA Efforts In DC To Legitimize MLMs With Few Customers

Business Talk with Jim Campbell  on 9/17/2017 focused on the topic of the Direct Selling Association (DSA) efforts in DC to legitimize MLMs with few customers.  Prof. Bill Keep and Bonnie Patten executive director of TINA.org take on the DSA in an interesting interview that brings together many of the people that are involved in these efforts.
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Scams To Avoid

Juice Plus+ Scam? Yes It Is In My Opinion!

MLM companies try to take on the banner of continuing the long tradition of direct sales.  In my opinion, many are continuing the tradition of snake oil salesman. Lotions, potions and pills are the foundation of many of the top MLM scam companies.  These lotions, positions and pills seem to help with almost everything.  Just like the products that snake oil salesmen offered. My subscribers have requested that I take a look at the Juice Plus+ Virtual Franchise.  Here is what I have found.
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Scams To Avoid

BitConnect Scam? Yes It Is In My Opinion!

Cryptocurrencies are the hot investment these days. With the rising price of bitcoins, countless people are trying to cash in on the craze. My subscribers have asked me to take a look at BitConnect. Like any commodity, cryptocurrency prices change with supply and demand. At any moment the market can collapse. BitConnect claims to step in and provide stability.
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SwisCoin Scam Shutdown In Ukraine

There is a continuous stream of scam cryptocurrencies that are being created and promoted to people.  One of them has just been shutdown in Ukraine. The Prosecutor General's Office together with the National Police uncovered an illegal scheme aimed at taking funds of individuals under the pretext of the introduction of a cryptocurrency.
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Work At Home University Scam Shutdown By FTC

It’s hard to pass up a job opportunity that promises a large income and the flexibility of working entirely from home. Especially when the opportunity appears at the top of your online search results and includes video testimonials of success stories, making it seem legitimate. The problem is, most of these job opportunities are scams and won’t deliver on their promises.
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