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CurtesyFlush
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reply to Joeybaggs

Re: [Scam] Anthony Morrison/Hidden Millionaires Infomercial

William McCorkel, the infomercial crook with the huge coyote smile.... (when a coyote smiles at you, all you see are lips and teeth... the eyes don't join in with the rest of the smile)

Then they rip your throat out.

This sounds familiar.... who's it remind you of? »en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_J._McCorkle

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shadowrose64
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OMG, that's just too funny! Wonder if his supporters were his cell mates.

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Daddy Jim

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reply to Doctor Four

Re: [Scam] Anthony Morrison/Hidden Millionaires Infomercial

Well, I watched the infomercials about 6 times this week already - I noticed that they were very careful all the way across the board, and did a very good job of circumventing any actual fact based information of HOW you make the money, something I have seen hundreds of times, but I must admit - a young and good looking "boy next door type" is one I have NOT seen in about 35 years!! So it works for some and not for others - that's just the way it is, always has been and always will be! There will be those who work the system with sincere effort that "will" get something back on a financial level - and there will be even more that "will not" get a penny back for whatever reason, - don't work the system, get disinterested whatever, bottom line is this - don't fault the kid for believing in what he has to offer, others obviously either DO believe also or WANT to believe, if you don't believe it that's your business - if you think you got ripped off by this kid - that's your fault for not pursuing your legal options to cancel your contractual agreement in a timely manner. I personally have not had the opportunity to read the contact he offers clients - but if there is a FRAUD of any kind it is usually in there! Anyway, just wanted to throw my little bit in here since I really wanted to follow up on these infomercials and see what was being said about "THE SYSTEM" I guess I got my answer WITHOUT really getting an answer!!!! Just so long as I don't have to hunt this kid down one day because he became a fugitive on the run due to the fact that he was prosecuted for fraud. OH yea - did I mention what I do do for a part time income as well as my full time job - well, full time I manage a very successful restaurant and part time I work as a FUGITIVE RECOVERY AGENT!!



UncleScooter
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Dog is that you?

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reply to Daddy Jim

Re: [Scam] Anthony Morrison/Hidden Millionaires Infomercial

said by Daddy Jim :

... but I must admit - a young and good looking "boy next door type" is one I have NOT seen in about 35 years!! So it works for some and not for others - that's just the way it is, always has been and always will be!
Another 'disinterested' anon poster also mentioned Morrison's youthful, obvious pleasant appearance. How does that make Morrisons "system" any more legit than an ugly old man's "system"? It doesn't & you know that. It has absolutely nothing to do with the final analysis of Morrisons "system", whether it's a ripoff or not. Sure Morrison believes in his "system", it's enriching him $4000.00 a pop. The "system" he's using is not the one he's peddling though. When the time comes that he offers "How to Get Rich at $4000.00 a Pop" seminars, then & only then will what you say have a ring of truth to it. Until then, I suggest everyone approach this or any other get rich scheme as a potential rip-off.


Ad Guy

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reply to Doctor Four

Wow this kid gets lots of attention! But I wonder how much he really makes personally. I'm in the advertising business and know that any 30 minute show costs at least $150,000 to produce shoot and edit. Then add the cost of media to run the thing (over $100,000 in Houston where I live) Add team costs, speaker and travel etc. (probably around $35,000) and I would bet that he's netting a loss quite often. How does he make his money exactly...
Well I figure that he must make his money on the monthly fees that I saw mentioned previously. That would mean that people choose to continue their relationship with his company.
$4,000. I spent over $70,000 for a Bachelors (too much). Most of my class mates didn't get into their field. I want to see a posting slamming colleges and universities about that kind of money. I would love to have you defend students of accredited educational institutions.
as far as the "system" Mr Morrison is offering. Let people do what they want. It's no different than professors selling themselves to students promising a life long career. When those professors haven't made it themselves and turned to teaching. At least he's had some success in what he teaches.


Ever done a Google blog search on Mr. Morrison's name? None of the blogs are actually written by people that have been helped by his system. All of them are practically identical and obviously placed there to distract Google searchers from negative websites about him and his "system". Why would he feel the need to do that if he was indeed legit and not out to take advantage of anyone? His supporters (if he indeed has any) would be able to speak for themselves without him and his cronies creating fake blogging accounts in hopes of distracting potential buyers from the truth about his bogus "system".



Convinced

@comcast.net
reply to Doctor Four

Well you know what. I decided to chime in on this because some questions asked on here have obvious answers.

#1: Why would Mr. Morrison feel the need to have blogs placed on Google? I am not sure he has done that so I won't state that he has, however, the answer to that is obvious. After a quick Google search on him I found only a few negative posts about him. After reading them all I determined not a single one was placed by a person who had been to his seminars, and purchased his system. That says something to me right there. Conversations like this one give him a bad name, yet nobody that has purchased his system has complained (to my knowledge) online.

#2: I agree with Ad Guy on this. Why spend 70k for a degree in "marketing" by a professor who's never made a dollar "marketing". Why not slam them? I mean obviously this kid has made some serious money at a young age. I personally would rather pay him 4k to teach me what he knows, than to give it to some guy in a classroom who's never practiced what he's preaching. Just my thoughts.

#3: As to how he makes money. Ad Guy I know I read somewhere that he actually makes money when his students make money. I am sure the monthly fee's add up, but my bet is that he is making a couple dollars on each approval his students do. It sounds like a win win to me. He makes money if his students make money..... I dont see how anyone could argue with that.

#4: I know it cost alot of money. That show he produced (I watched it tonight) probably cost $125k to 150k and I know buying air time isn't cheap. I saw the show on TV on ABC, Fox, and NBC today. Those slots are expensive. My guess is that he is losing money at the seminars.

Anyway facts are I have yet to see any "proof" that his system is bogus. I did, however, see the show and the testimonials on the show... very powerful most of them were actually at the events when filmed. Then there was the kid that's made almost a million bucks on there as well.

just my two cents.



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reply to Ad Guy

said by Ad Guy :

...as far as the "system" Mr Morrison is offering. Let people do what they want.
OK, Here's what I will do, I suggest everyone approach this or any other get rich scheme as a potential rip-off.
Thank You for confirming that the amount of money Morrison is making at $4000.00 a pop must be staggering to willfully incur those types of production costs. Heck, why risk that type of money setting up a seminar if the "system' being sold could offer financial freedom for only $4000.00?
ps the fact that you are not happy at the cost of your degree does not ad any legitimacy to Morrisons "system". All it does is try to diffuse attention from the fact that many people consider Morrisons "system" to be a rip off.
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Ad Guy

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reply to Doctor Four

Re: [Scam] Anthony Morrison/Hidden Millionaires Infomercial

I checked back to see if there were any thoughts on my previous post.
Yes, you are right I may have jumped too deeply into my own personal experiences concerning further education.
I only look at the situation as this. If I had classes that offered an education from a qualified individual that offered (upon further research) a completed business set-up such as Mr Morrison's. I would therefore have several opportunities to make a living or at least an opportunity to make some money each month.
The fact is, most people are lazy. They lack either the ability or the drive to achieve. You must agree, as I see your common sense. Some opportunity is there. Opportunity in any form costs money. Whether it be $4,000 or $65,000. I only look at the situation as an "opportunity". Most will call anything that they try and fail as a "Scam". I understand this a a reaction to rationalizing their own failures in life.
I've failed at many things. But never called anyone a "Scam". I rise to the occasion and learn what I can from each experience. Whatever Mr. Morrison is offering is almost irrelevant to this discussion. What is relevant is the fact that most people never avail themselves of any opportunity.



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said by Ad Guy :

I checked back to see if there were any thoughts on my previous post.
Ad Guy, you do have a certain knack for stating the obvious.
said by Ad Guy :

Whatever Mr. Morrison is offering is almost irrelevant to this discussion.
Good try. This thread is about what Morrison is peddling.

reply to Convinced

"Convinced", please read my comment again. It was in reference to the fake blogs Mr. Morrison has been creating about himself and his company NOT being a scam. You mentioned doing a Google search about the negative websites but when I do the same search, more than 5 of these fake blogs come up in the list and each one of them has multiple posts all praising the power of the almighty "system". Not a single one of them was written by a real person. That much is obvious to anyone who's paying any attention.

It is also obvious to me WHY Mr. Morrison would have these blogs created. He's afraid that potential buyers might not give him their money if they happen to catch the infomercial and hop online only to read the negative forums about him. Since he cannot remove these negative forums, he is attempting to "fight fire with fire" so to speak. It's a simple tactic but not unwise of him from a strictly business standpoint. The important thing to note here is that the negative forums ARE written by real people. These "blogs" are little more than paid advertisements, much like the infomercial itself.

If you ask me, you're not convinced at all. You're an employee of Mr. Morrison, or are you sure you aren't actually Morrison himself? You seem to know a lot for someone who just watched his infomercial last night. I remain unconvinced.


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reply to Doctor Four

I just love watching the shills crawl out from under their rocks to try to justify this scam. Uh-may-zing.

Four grand is crazy money to throw at an infomercial promise! What's happening here, besides the postings by those on Morrison's payroll, are postings by those who spent the money and can't stand thinking that they've been burned. Sometimes the truth is hard to handle.



Doctor Four
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reply to Doctor Four

In some ways this topic is playing out like the earlier
Juiceboosted scam that was exposed here in this forum
sometime around Aug-Sep 2004. It made the front page, and
is also the first search hit on Google.
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said by Doctor Four:

... and
is also the first search hit on Google.
DSLR is second to none when it comes to Google rankings.
Were a well respected site that's at the top of it's class re forensic analysis of spammers, scammers & phishers.
Morrison's own words in this thread should be enough to keep this on Googles 1st position.
said by MrMorrison :

"Keep posting on message boards about things you have no knowledge of and you will remain exactly where you are in life. Shallow and simple minded."
said by MrMorrison :

"..... and those of you that don't want to accept that, or even give it a chance, are just REAL IGNORANT."
said by MrMorrison :

None of you have to worry about me posting on this board again. I won't defend myself to ignorant people.
Not only are there many better things to do with $4000.00, but if Morrison is such an internet genius, why is this thread still #1 at Google?? There are ways to bury a thread such as this on Googles page 122, but Morrison doesn't know how to do it, or else he would have by now.
Here's an alternative plan that I'm giving away for free to anyone seriously considering handing over $4000.00 in return for a "system".
Make your own "system" & sell it to yourself for $4000.00.
You're up $4000.00 & your system doesn't even have to work!
Just make sure you don't try to sell it to anyone else though.


TheBrother

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reply to Doctor Four

Over dinner I heard some family members talking about this thread, figured I would check it out. I am one of the successful students that is using his system. I made a little over $20,000 last month. How much did you guys bashing Anthony (whom have never attended one of his events) make last month? All of the negative posts I have seen are just ridiculous. Why? Because no one posting negative comments has attended Anthony's event. These days it is safe to be skeptical .... better safe than sorry, right? However, to bash on someones character and ethics whom you have never met... is nothing more than a display of bad character in itself. I know Anthony personally and am with him on a daily basis. I am one of Anthony's most successful students .... yet, I cannot be used as a testimonial. Why? Because I am his brother.

Anthony probably doesn't want me to even respond to threads like this. But I cannot sit here and read this garbage without taking offense from it. -- It's sad that I cannot share my experience with success through his tv show and what not. No one would believe that I make what I make ... or they would assume that he did it for me. Pitiful. Because of Anthony and his brilliant system, not only do I make 20k + a month now, but my family still has our house, my dad is not under so much stress anymore, my sister and I both were able to go to college, and most of all ... our family is happy. Anthony makes money with his system himself. If you go to event - he shows you copies of checks for up to $150,000.00 for just one month of commissions, before he developed the system.

For awhile Anthony was making all of this money and I was being a typical younger brother and sitting at home playing xbox and playstation. I worked at Abercrombie... for 5.25 an hour. I also worked at best buy for 3 years. My dad told me, "You could be making the kind of money Anthony is ... if you would get off the nintendo and apply yourself." ... I thought I couldnt do it! I thought only Anthony could do it. Guess what? I grew up and asked Anthony if he would let me have a site and try it out. I sat through one of his training sessions to learn how to use my new site. My first month after that I think I made $1,000.00. A year later .... i've quit my Best Buy job and I am making 20k+ a month. This system also allowed me to not have to work through college and spend more time with studying. I am going to law school next year. -- Why am I going to law school if I make so much money every month? B/c I want to be a lawyer, not b/c I need to.

The bottom line is ... I am proof. My proof doesn't really matter b/c most will assume the negative b/c I am Anthony's brother. -- Those of you posting negative things about my brother .... what proof do you have to support your comments? I got copies of my checks each month as proof. You have nothing to lose by going to one of Anthony's events. He gives you a 100% refund cancelation duration. If you don't think the system is for you after the training then you can cancel right then. You also have a few days after to cancel. Contact a web-designer and get a quote to build a site like Anthony offers .... chances are, if it's of quality they will want to charge you around 10k. Oh - and see if you can establish a relationship with the banks like Anthony has .... they will probably decline you. Not to mention if you got lucky enough to get accepted, they wouldn't pay you near as much of a commission as he does. Anthony doesn't make money if his students don't make money. He tells you that up front. This is not a get rich quick program ... this is something to supplement your income. - I excel with this system b/c I put time and effort into it. Those who don't put time in effort in will most likely remain unsuccessful.

Every-body wants everything given to them. Well I got news for you ... success is not free, nor is it given to you. You have to earn success ... you have to put the work in. Get off the couch and do something with your life, even if it's not with Anthony's system. Quit complaining about something that is most likely your own fault. Quit slandering good peoples names. Get your facts straight and think before you speak (type).

If it weren't for Anthony then I would probably still be broke, killing my brain cells playing xbox, and working for minimum wage at Best Buy. Nor would I have been able to afford college or have had the time to put in my studying. Do what I did ... get off your lazy butt and do something with your life!



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said by TheBrother :


I am one of Anthony's most successful students .... yet, I cannot be used as a testimonial. Why? Because I am his brother.
That would have been a very profound & responsible statement that would have gotten some positive feedback, from at least myself anyway & possibly other skeptics of the "system" too.
Minimally, I would have made it clear to you that it's not about your brother, it's about whether a "system" works as advertised.
That is until you immediately disregard your 'disqualification" as a testifier & launch one of the most melodramatic & corniest testimonials I've ever read.

said by TheBrother :

Over dinner I heard some family members talking about this thread, figured I would check it out. I am one of the successful students that is using his system. I made a little over $20,000 last month. How much did you guys bashing Anthony (whom have never attended one of his events) make last month? All of the negative posts I have seen are just ridiculous. Why? Because no one posting negative comments has attended Anthony's event. These days it is safe to be skeptical .... better safe than sorry, right? However, to bash on someones character and ethics whom you have never met... is nothing more than a display of bad character in itself. I know Anthony personally and am with him on a daily basis. I am one of Anthony's most successful students .... yet, I cannot be used as a testimonial. Why? Because I am his brother.

Anthony probably doesn't want me to even respond to threads like this. But I cannot sit here and read this garbage without taking offense from it. -- It's sad that I cannot share my experience with success through his tv show and what not. No one would believe that I make what I make ... or they would assume that he did it for me. Pitiful. Because of Anthony and his brilliant system, not only do I make 20k + a month now, but my family still has our house, my dad is not under so much stress anymore, my sister and I both were able to go to college, and most of all ... our family is happy. Anthony makes money with his system himself. If you go to event - he shows you copies of checks for up to $150,000.00 for just one month of commissions, before he developed the system.

For awhile Anthony was making all of this money and I was being a typical younger brother and sitting at home playing xbox and playstation. I worked at Abercrombie... for 5.25 an hour. I also worked at best buy for 3 years. My dad told me, "You could be making the kind of money Anthony is ... if you would get off the nintendo and apply yourself." ... I thought I couldnt do it! I thought only Anthony could do it. Guess what? I grew up and asked Anthony if he would let me have a site and try it out. I sat through one of his training sessions to learn how to use my new site. My first month after that I think I made $1,000.00. A year later .... i've quit my Best Buy job and I am making 20k+ a month. This system also allowed me to not have to work through college and spend more time with studying. I am going to law school next year. -- Why am I going to law school if I make so much money every month? B/c I want to be a lawyer, not b/c I need to.

The bottom line is ... I am proof. My proof doesn't really matter b/c most will assume the negative b/c I am Anthony's brother. -- Those of you posting negative things about my brother .... what proof do you have to support your comments? I got copies of my checks each month as proof. You have nothing to lose by going to one of Anthony's events. He gives you a 100% refund cancelation duration. If you don't think the system is for you after the training then you can cancel right then. You also have a few days after to cancel. Contact a web-designer and get a quote to build a site like Anthony offers .... chances are, if it's of quality they will want to charge you around 10k. Oh - and see if you can establish a relationship with the banks like Anthony has .... they will probably decline you. Not to mention if you got lucky enough to get accepted, they wouldn't pay you near as much of a commission as he does. Anthony doesn't make money if his students don't make money. He tells you that up front. This is not a get rich quick program ... this is something to supplement your income. - I excel with this system b/c I put time and effort into it. Those who don't put time in effort in will most likely remain unsuccessful.

Every-body wants everything given to them. Well I got news for you ... success is not free, nor is it given to you. You have to earn success ... you have to put the work in. Get off the couch and do something with your life, even if it's not with Anthony's system. Quit complaining about something that is most likely your own fault. Quit slandering good peoples names. Get your facts straight and think before you speak (type).

If it weren't for Anthony then I would probably still be broke, killing my brain cells playing xbox, and working for minimum wage at Best Buy. Nor would I have been able to afford college or have had the time to put in my studying. Do what I did ... get off your lazy butt and do something with your life!
Your "non-testimonial" testimony would be humorous except for the fact that you tried to pull a fast one & got caught doing it. The problem here is that much of what the "systems" proponents say has to be taking at face value.
So when one of the "system" supporters says something that can be easily determined to be either a lie or the truth, when it turns out to be a lie (like your claim of not being able to talk about how the "system" has changed your life) it makes everything you say harder to accept as fact.

If your serious about being taken seriously, you could start by clarifying this sentence that I'm struggling to make sense of.
"If you go to event - he shows you copies of checks for up to $150,000.00 for just one month of commissions, before he developed the system.
"before he developed the system" that's appended to your sentence has be baffled. What is that about? I would have thought "as a result of the system" would have made more sense?

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Here's an interesting thought - one could tape his remarks at a seminar, take a picture of the $150,000 check, and send both off to the IRS. If he has really made all that money and reported it to the feds he will have no problem with an audit, will he?



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I actually believe the 150K part of the hustle.
It's plausible he hit on something but like hitting an inside straight, there's no future in it.
morrisons ultimate success or failure will depend on how successful he is selling the "system". It's about selling, not about the product. A good salesman can sell anything & the best ones don't even bother with a product.
morrisons tag team's attempt at manipulating this thread probably gives a hint about how they work their live audiences too. It's a team effort & the team can show off all the money they made off the "system" too.



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I suggest anyone with money or a credit card pay very close attention to thier wallet when Morrison is in their general vicinity.
A fast look at one of morrisons online businesses 'investdomains'
»www.investdomains.com/
will show a total lack of respect towards other peoples money.
Start your journey here & try to purchase the $149 audio CD's
»www.investdomains.com/quick-star···kit.html
What you'll see is a page devoted to selling you a "Quick Start Online Business Kit" for $149
But, when you click the Yes, ADD to cart link you end up here
»www.investdomains.com/store/cart.php?m=view
Somehow the cart totals over $600+ dollars, not $145
Just when you think your safe because you noticed the deception you see that you are also buying a FREE 10 day trial of something that your credit card will be AUTOMATICALLY charged $29.95 PER MONTH until the service is cancelled. YOU may NOT email your cancellation either. You MUST call them on the phone to cancel. Why is that?
I won't even get into what the business is about.
morrison, a prince of a man you are not. If one of my kids pulled a stunt like that, I'd consider my parenting skills a failure.

EDIT to add: It appears he's even doing his own credit card processing too. That's not an intelligent decision. It places his customers at a heghtened risk of having their shit getting into the hands of criminals. No sweat of morrisons ass though. It won't be his shit that compromised, just his customers.



invest

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reply to Doctor Four

You added the product to your cart 2 times on there and you know it! Anyone can test that themselves. That is an educational course, not a system or a business. Maybe you should buy it and learn to make money online instead of wasting your time...

As for the checks and revenue.
they were generated while doing the business. Then a system was developed that allowed for putting other people in business doing the same thing, that clarifys the statement made above.

Honestly.
nobodys going to win here... You can't convince me I'm lieing when I'm not. I can't convince you of anything .. So its pointless.



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said by invest :

You added the product to your cart 2 times on there and you know it!
I don't have a clue how those figures appeared in my browser but I do know how what this scam is about
"Your order comes with a 10 DAY FREE TRIAL to the Invest Domains Marketplace. At the end of this FREE TRIAL your credit card will automatically be billed $29.95 a month. In order to opt-out of this billing you need to call into our customer service department at 1-888-286-7713. This request cannot be sent via email, you must call in."
You don't even offer an opt out or an opt in for the free 10 day trial that costs $359.40 per year! Then you've even got the balls to require the cancellation be made in a setting that allows you to browbeat your customer! You're a real piece of work.
said by invest :

Honestly.
nobodys going to win here... You can't convince me I'm lieing when I'm not. I can't convince you of anything .. So its pointless.
It's not about winning. It's about helping people not becoming losers.
That 10 day free trial is way over the top. Anyone who would be willing to force a client to accept something they didn't ask for in the first place & then make strict rules regarding how the client must cancel the service they never wanted in the first place is morally challenged. why the phone call? Is it so you convince them to keep sending you money every month?
Avoid anything that morrison is associated with. If one business is run this way, the others will have no substantial difference in how disrepectful morrison is to his customers.

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Actually, we are easy to convince. Just post the documents that you have been giving to potential investors TEN DAYS before you accept their money.

Or, just post your audited financial statement here. That shouldn't be a problem.



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The "scam" as it is goes something like this. People see an infomercial air in their local area a few days before the seminar comes to their town. They are greeted with an opening speaker who spends literally almost 2 hours or more wearing down their resistance. He does this by talking in circles and going on and on about the wonderful things they can expect if they invest and why they would be doing themselves a great dis-service if they do not. It's a mild form of brainwashing but it is only effective because the things being implied are stretches of the truth as well as Mr. Gilmore's imagination.

Mr. Morrison follows the speaker and his "sincerity" wins over the few that actually did have the funds to purchase the system. During the training session, the buyers are taught how to actually use the system and the training seems simple enough for them to understand and do for themselves. He patiently waits for them to ask their questions, knowing all the while that until they actually attempt to USE his system to generate income they don't even know what questions they need to ask. To ease their minds, he explains that his technical support staff is on call, free and more than happy to help at any time.

The buyers are given a stack of paperwork to sign which includes but is not limited to a 3 day notice of right to cancel. His staff makes no obvious attempts to conceal this paperworks literal meaning. If you change your mind at any time for any reason within 3 days, you will get your money back. People understand, agree to the dates written into the paperwork and sign. The problem is that the signees rarely take the time to read these dates. The first day of the 3 days begins on the afternoon or evening of their purchase, leaving them with 2 days to change their mind once they get home.

The next phase of the scam is easy to spot if people are paying attention but after listening to hours of David Gilmore's mind-numbing speel, they aren't looking for the negatives anymore. They're excited now, not to mention tired and ready to leave. They are given a new stack of papers which includes (but is not limited to) a 5-day success map or sorts. This piece of paper explains to the buyer what to do on the first five days after purchase; but wait. Don't they only have 2 days and an evening to cancel at this point? Hmmm...... How much money would they be losing if they didn't give it just a little bit of time to prove itself? Morrison is so genuine and seems patient enough to answer even the silliest questions.

Meanwhile back at the home office his technical support staff is beginning to receive phonecalls of the wiser, more lucky individuals who got home and decided to change their minds. They are told that their business is important to Mr. Morrison and offered the same system at half the price, JUST for calling in to cancel. They are assured that this is a special deal that Mr. Morrison is offering only to them. Some bite, others don't.

The buyers that are either ignorant enough or unfortunate enough to give the system that crucial "time and effort" find themselves frustrated in the end after their attempts for help are met with annoyance and agitation. They do work hard and try but they have found that they did indeed bite off more than they (or their bank accounts) could chew and now they owe that annoying $30 monthly service fee for a service they wish they had never bought.

They are intentionally and knowingly misled. Mr. Morrison has called people ignorant on this thread and he sincerely believes people to be exactly that. Probably the worst part about it is that after doing this for so long, he really doesn't feel remorse because he has convinced himself that what he's doing IS ethical as long as people are stupid enough not to read the fine print. The print is there. He doesn't try to hide it. He simply drowns his audience with more information than they can reasonably retain so that they feel overstuffed by the time they leave the seminar. He walks away looking squeeky clean and they walk away with less than they had when they came.

As for his brother's testimonial, let's see the receipt for the $4000 dollar system and the $30 dollar monthly service fees. I can assure you that there are no such receipts. The younger Mr. Morrison did not pay a dime, having already stated himself that he had no such funds. He also had the luxury of living with and having direct contact with the creator of the system of which I have no doubt has given him a tremendous edge.

The elder brother pays literally pays for his entire family's well-being. They live in the house he bought, they drive the cars he bought them, they eat the food he paid for. If he can be accused of generosity, it is only to those closest to him. While there is no shame in that, I think he should definitely be ashamed of the tragedy and devastation he has caused in the financial lives of his buyers just so that his family can live like kings and accuse those who lost their genuinely HARD EARNED money of "sitting around on their lazy butts".

These are the facts. Mr. Morrison will be furious when he checks this post again but hopefully it will help someone to avoid his money trap.


K Patterson
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Thanks for a great explanation!

Here is what I believe to be the law:

»www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consume···v07.shtm

Unless his "business opportunity" somehow does not fall under these regs he is in trouble. As has been pointed out, it is pretty difficult to sue for $4,000. The FTC, on the other hand, investigates and files a restraining order and blocks all funds. This is done Ex Parte, meaning without notice to the defendants. The first the defendant knows of it is when the bank tells him he has no money. The investigations are thorough and they rarely go to trial. The defendants hand over all their property, and the government typically settles for this amount which is less than the judgement.



Doctor Olds
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If that is the law, they are breaking it and then some with their sign now and you have 3 days from this morning to get your money back tactic....

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# Listen carefully to the sales presentation. Some sales tactics should signal caution. For example, if you are pressured to sign immediately "because prices will go up tomorrow," or "another buyer wants this deal," slow down. A seller with a good offer doesn't use high-pressure tactics. Under the FTC rule, the seller must wait at least 10 business days after giving you the required documents before accepting your money or signature on an agreement. Be wary if the salesperson makes the job sound too easy. The thought of "easy money" may be appealing, but success generally requires hard work.
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garys_2k
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reply to Doctor Four

Gee, that would be too much fun!

Go to a seminar, sit patiently, and ask SO EVERYONE CAN HEAR about the FTC's ten day cooling off period. Ask why they don't offer that, only the measly three day period. Get people there wondering.

Then, when they try to escort you out the door, tell them you ARE interested, have your credit card (or check, whatever) with you and only want the answer to that simple question.

I'd love to see the looks on their faces!