So, you may or may not know that I’ve been trying to get into the offline business world and it has indeed been very frustrating. One of the things I’ve been doing is responding to Craigslist ads. Today I got a phone call from a man in Atlanta who wanted me to make at least one if not more websites similar to this one:
For the first ten minutes of the conversation, of the guy going on and on in vague terms about these ‘boards,’ I thought he was talking about racing. I know, idiot.
Then I finally saw the front page and saw that it was a ‘gifting’ program, which I’ve never heard of. Googled it; it’s a pyramid scheme.
The BBB says that if you have to make an ‘investment,’ will be given money once you recruit someone else, and that recruit must also make an investment, then you should “steer clear of the scheme, don’t give in to tempting claims online and never buckle under to high-pressure sales pitches.” His entire conversation with me was laden with sales points.
To make matters worse he made it obvious that he was targeting (my word, not his of course) churches, senior citizens, and people affected by the economy such as single mothers. He mentioned telling people who didn’t have the money to pawn things and they could get them back once the money came in. Once it was there turn in the ‘cycle.’
His new website will be called Upon Wings of Angels where 10% goes to the charity, church, etc. of your choice. Oh goodie.
I feel dirty for being on the phone with him for that long. And mad. Really, really mad.
Have you heard of this before? Don’t let your friends or family members fall victim to this.