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- Internet Victim Seeks "Death Penalty" for Online Scam
From Robert Brady
May 2, 2002
The Federal Trade Commission, San Bernardino District Attorney's Office, United States Postal Inspector, and the LA County Bureau of Consumer Affairs have launched into an investigation of A.V.I. Data Processing Center, who is being accused of fraudulently selling a Work-At-Home offer on the Internet. The investigation is based on a complaint filed by Robert Brady, a consumer, and Reagan Lynch of First Consumer Watch.com. AVI could face charges of using unlawfully deceptive classified ads and the Internet to sell their Judgement Recovery Operations Program, in violation of both State & Federal laws.
Better Business Bureau records confirm that there have been 117 complaints filed across the United States against AVI (www.aviathome.com) in the past two years. In spite of these complaints, they still continue to use the same ads and website.
Brady and Lynch accuse AVI Data Processing Center, located in Highland, Ca., of intentionally misleading consumers into believing that AVI wants to employ home-based data entry workers and can earn a potential income of $2000-$4000 a month. All that is required is a good faith deposit of $175 to "show your sincerity." "Team members" are promised a full refund if "you complete 50 client assignments in 60 days. One assignment should take less than an hour to complete." What the consumer receives is an out-dated, 20 page brochure, and a floppy disc, that tell the consumer to start their own home based business.
Brady had applied for the program. "After seeing their ad and visiting their website," he states, "I knew I wouldn't make $2000 a month, but I felt this could be a perfect way to make the payments on the student loan I need to attend a computer college full-time. I'm really upset because now I have to delay my plans. When I found out what they are doing could be illegal, I contacted Reagan and informed the District Attorney's office, the FTC, and several other agencies through online complaint forms"
Lynch, a Consumer Advocate who is representing Brady, states, "Companies like AVI prey on unsuspecting people that are looking for a way to create an income at home, especially stay-at-home Moms, and then end up as victims. AVI 's classified ads appeared in 22 states across the country and on websites all over the Internet. They need to be shut down, or forced to disclose on their website that this is not an employment offer!"
Lynch and Brady, attempting to get Brady¹s money back, had contacted Dameon Higgins, the owner on record of AVI Data Processing Center, and parent company NCSRecovery.net (a.k.a. Nationwide Collection Services). Higgins denied any personal connection with AVI, stating that AVI was only a client of his firm, RDH & Associates.
No records have been found to show Higgins' firm, RDH & Associates, ever existed. Searches of fictitious business name filings show Higgins as the sole owner of AVI. Records also show that Higgins has used several aliases when filing for licenses and permits. Neither are there records showing that a Business Opportunity Disclosure was ever filed, which is required by state law, with the California Department of Consumer Affairs.
If prosecuted, Higgins could face several years in prison on multiple counts, stiff fines and penalties, and ordered to return thousands of dollars to consumers.
Press Release Source
Robert M Brady
Consumer Justice For All
38545 35th Street
East Palmdale, CA 93550
Reagan D. Lynch
First Consumer Watch
1304 Manor St.
Midland, Texas 79703
Phone: (915) 697-6229
- HAVE YOU BEEN DUPLICATED?
From ThirdAge.Com & The Tribune (Mesa, Ariz.)
June 19, 2002
If you think it can't happen to you, you're wrong.
- BANKS, BUSINESSES AND YOU PAY THE COST OF ID THEFT
From ThirdAge.Com & Ed Baker of The Tribune (Mesa, AZ)
June 19, 2002
Find out how these crimes will affect you -- even if they don't
happen to you.
- NEW CONSERVATIVE INTERNET UNIVERSITY
By Dr. Richard J. Bishirjian
President, Yorktown University
June 22, 2002
Do you trust mainstream universities today? Are you worried that members of your family are being attracted to left-wing ideas at the college they attend?
If so, join the millions of Americans concerned about higher education today. CLICK BELOW:
I should know, I taught at a small college in New York in the good old days, when students were required to take courses that challenged them intellectually and gave them a good education.
We used to think that our colleges and universities were places we entrusted with the shaping of our citizens.
Ronald Reagan got a good education at Eureka College, and that helped him to understand economic policy, taxation, and how taxes relate to economic growth. I assure you, he wasn't taught Keynesian economics at Eureka! Instead, he was taught to think for himself, to write, and to exercise the intellect God gave him.
But, how many years ago was it that college Faculty taught pro-growth economics, good writing, or how to exercise our reason to discover truth?
In too many cases, not for a very, very, long time!
Today, due to the Internet, a growing number of unique alternatives are appearing--finally!
That's why I asked Richard Viguerie to let me tell you about Yorktown University.
One of the newest Internet universities is called Yorktown University, named after the Battle of Yorktown of 1781. Yorktown University is a brand new, yet traditionally-grounded, school that offers all its classes and three degree programs online. CLICK BELOW:
Yorktown University is representative of how the Internet will transform higher education. Today--at Yorktown University--anyone who wants to go back to school to get a degree, but who has responsibilities, and cannot attend full time may enjoy a fine education.
And, anyone who has earned a college degree and now wants to get a MA in Government degree can do so. The MA in Government is Yorktown University's newest degree program.
I'm proud of our faculty which includes some of the top scholars in America. Really top notch scholars in their own right, many of whom, like myself, were political appointees in the Reagan and first Bush Administrations, or who were GOP Congressional staff to US House and Senate members. Two of our Faculty, Dr. William B. Allen and Dr. Art Laffer, ran for the U.S. Senate nomination from California. All of us have found a home in the more traditional and conservative culture at Yorktown University.
Go to our web site and check it out for yourself - CLICK BELOW:
My colleagues and I have worked for many years to contribute to the recovery of our respective academic institutions and the disciplines we teach. We have seen first hand how many students react negatively to their liberal professors.
So much for the negative effect of a university education today!
But, reacting negatively isn't education. Too often we neglect the positive impact that an academically focused, traditionally-grounded, school dedicated to teaching the classics, and a Judaeo-Christian ethic, can have on young men and women. That's what higher education once was, but all too often today is just a distant memory. If you are seeking to stay alive intellectually, or to earn a college degree, or you know of someone who may not have heard of Yorktown University, please check us out.
Dr. Richard J. Bishirjian President
P.S. If you have any questions about this revolutionary new Internet university, send me an e-mail at email@example.com. Thank you!
- DON'T BE SCAMMED BY CREDIT CARD COMPANIES
June 24, 2002
If you've been fooled by the promise of "no annual fees," you'll want to read this.
- SHELTER FROM THE COMING STORM
June 24, 2002
For less than $2,000, you can have a safe room
Concerned about nuclear attack? Worried about the chemical and biological threat? Do you think protection is beyond your means?
The ASR-100 positive pressure Safe Cell Air System draws outside unfiltered air through its filter bank, and then safe, breathable air is blown into your safe room with enough force to produce a slight overpressure or positive pressure in the room.
This keeps allergens and toxins like pollen, anthrax, Nuclear Fallout and War Gases from contaminating your "safe room." It will shelter you and your family if a terrorist strikes and give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing your home will always be your shelter.
This system meets the requirements of U.S. Army Edgewood Research, Development and Engineering Center Nuclear Grade Filter Media: MIL-F-51079 test reference number PATD-7697 & ASME AG-1 Section FC. Department of the US Army, Corps of Engineers: Tecnical Letter ELT-3-498 24 Requirement for Class II NBC/CBR Toxic Free Overpressure Systems (TFA).
These portable systems are suitable for placement in homes, apartments, offices, bedrooms, bomb shelters and first response vehicles.
The ASR-100 comes with everything to install it in a variety of dwellings. The significance of this cannot be overstated. You can purchase this positive pressure filter with the confidence that it will work in almost any closed room 1500 ft/3 or less.
Want to find out more?
- LEARN ALL ABOUT MS WITH THE FREE MS ACTION BOOK!
June 26, 2002
In order to help you take action against MS, they have created a comprehensive information kit that will provide you with information about the disease and the various options you have to empower yourself in the fight against MS.
- ROCKETT'S NEW SCHOOL (W & M)
June 26, 2002
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- TIPS FOR CHOLESTEROL CONTROL
June 27, 2002
One in three Americans is at risk for heart disease. Here's how you can fight it.
- SUPER VALUE OFFER! - SIM FARM
June 27, 2002
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- LIMIT YOUR EXPOSURE TO RADIATION!
June 28, 2002
What can you do to limit your exposure to radiation in the event of an emergency?
- Follow Federal, Local & State Government Guidelines.
- Take what they're going to take... Potassium Iodide!
IOSAT™ is the first FDA approved "Radiation Protective" agent to be sold directly to the general public. Its active ingredient, 130 mg. of potassium iodide, gives virtually complete protection from the release of radioactive iodine into the environment.
Federal, Local & State Governments begin to stockpile potassium iodide for Homeland Security defense!
Seen on CNN and other National news programs. Read about it in, The Washington Post, Boston Globe & other local and national newspapers...
It's better to have it and not need it... because, if you need it and don't have it, it's too late!
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- THE 10 WARNING SIGNS OF DEMENTIA
June 28, 2002
Discover how you can slow and ease the progression of this daunting
- FREE 4TH OF JULY CRAFTS!
June 30, 2002
Scroll half way down the page to find great Americana style crafts for The 4th of July! Decorate great this year with something homemade!
- FREE BOOK FOR PARENTS!
From Christian Family USA.org
July 1, 2002
What Every Parent Needs to Know About Children and Drugs! Christian Family USA.org's mission and focus is Drug Abuse Prevention. They're here to help.
- NCC POCKET CONSTITUTION
From Constitution Center
July 1, 2002
The new 2000 edition of our pocket-sized Constitution contains an introductory essay by National Constitution Center's visiting scholars Akhil Reed Amar and Douglas W. Kmiec. This essay richly enhances our understanding and appreciation of the Constitution and its significance to our daily lives.
- OUR FAVORITE FOODS MAY CAUSE CANCER
July 3, 2002
Find out which snacks contain a potentially cancer-causing
- FREE AMERICAN FLAG MAGNET!
July 5, 2002
Just fill out the form to receive your FREE Flag Magnet.
Must be at least 13 years old. US Residents Only. Allow
6-8 weeks for delivery.
- FREE PATRIOTIC CRAFT PROJECTS!
July 10, 2002
This site offers links to a wide variety of top name
companies and their Americana crafts. From print projects
to jewelry, needlepoint to quilting, you'll find a patriotic
project that interests you!
- FREE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE BUMPER STICKER!
July 16, 2002
Enjoy your Freedom to recite the Pledge of Allegiance with
the phrase that caused a national uproar!