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Billy T
29-07-2004, 11:58 AM
Hi Team

I've been getting hand delivered leaflets in the letterbox referenced to This Website (http://www.homeearner.biz) for an internet mail order business and I am curious to know how the scam works. One leaflet promoted the mail order pitch, and the other a weight loss program.

It is rather Amway-ish in its promo, but the phone number for the "recorded informational message" is 08 327 4003 and I have no idea how an 08 prefix works within Telecom's system. Maybe it is as simple as one of those "dial this number and listen to dribble at $50 per minute" scams.

Of course you have to pay money to get anything more than the bland marketing blurb that takes several pages to say nothing, so maybe it is as simple at that!

Google was no help.:(

Cheers

Billy 8-{) :D
DISCLAIMER:
No innocent consumers were harmed in the preparation of this post.

R2x1
29-07-2004, 12:13 PM
Don't fall for it Billy T, there are no Gensu knives! :_|
R2

mikebartnz
29-07-2004, 12:48 PM
The old too good to be true case. It has been said that only about 25% of people involved in multilevel marketing schemes actually make money.

andrew93
29-07-2004, 03:11 PM
25% seems a too high....

rugila
29-07-2004, 06:51 PM
I once received the conventional wisdom that it was Phineas T Barnum who said:
"There's a sucker born every minute"
but now it seems there's different views on the topic (http://www.historybuff.com/library/refbarnum.html)

mikebartnz
29-07-2004, 07:06 PM
That's a story and a half.

Jester
29-07-2004, 08:15 PM
Herbalife? May go well in the Coromandel....

andrew93
29-07-2004, 08:47 PM
might be the wrong kind of herbs Jester :D

Quote from Billy's web-link : "This is not a "Get Rich Quick" scheme"

So what is it then? A "Get Rich Slowly" scheme?

Dolby Digital
29-07-2004, 10:01 PM
Don't you love all the nice people photos. Yeap, I want to work from home and earn $2,000 per week :)