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    Default Donald Lapre "tiny classified ad" infomercial guy, indicted for fraud

    remember this guy




    well he has been indicted for bilking people out of about 52 million bucks

    Phoenix-based TV pitchman Donald Lapre accused of bilking 220,000 out of $52M


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    A grand jury has indicted a Phoenix-based TV pitchman accused of running a nationwide scheme to sell essentially worthless Internet-based businesses to more than 200,000 people.

    Federal prosecutors say Donald Lapre is charged with 41 counts of conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud and promotional money laundering. He's accused of overseeing and promoting the opportunity through his company called "The Greatest Vitamin in the World."

    During the course of the scheme, the government says at least 220,000 victims were defrauded of nearly $52 million.

    Lapre was often seen on television giving his hard-luck life story and how he was able to turn his life around. He refers to himself on his website as "The King of Infomercials."

    Lapre has not responded to an email seeking comment.




    just a reminder that if it sounds too good to be true, it almost certainly is too good to be true

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    Fuckin bastard.

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    nice...
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    I remember that goofy fuck. We were in college at the time when his shit was big. We looked into the 976 number thing. It's legit, but the money is up front to set up a 976 number through the phone company. And the ONLY ones that make any money are porn. I remember us talking about it really hard and thinking, could we get in a serious bind here at school for this? One of the guys with us went to Carter highschool out of Dallas. He didn't care he was free ride all the way. Go figure. Non of us had the cash to pony up and no way in hell I was going to ask my pops for this. Out.
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    Geez, what took so long? Weren't those commercials in the mid 90s?? I think snl did a skit on him back in the day.
    Dealing with it.

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    LEAVE Donald Lapre, ALONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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    looks the the Feds are going after a bunch of these get rich quick schemes

    now its the buy promissory notes guy..this is still airing cuz I saw it last night

    ...although I think this article is wrong, I don't think it was Gary Coleman who was a pitchman...(could you imagine looking to him for financial advice RIP) It was that Gary guy who was a game show host...the drunk driver guy..oh whatsizname....you know...whodeecallit...married to the Miss America? annnnyway.....

    FTC sues another get rich quick infomercial company sued
    FRIDAY, JUNE 3RD, 2011 BY PETER STONE


    Getting rich quick is like the Jackalope; it's a great idea, but doesn't happen in the real world.
    The Federal Trade Commission is suing the makers of a late night “get rich quick” infomercial. The company behind the “Winning in the Cash Flow Business” series of infomercials has been sued by the FTC for defrauding consumers. If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is.
    Promissory notes promised nothing but losses
    The group of investors behind the infomercial series “Winning in the Cash Flow Business” is being sued by the Federal Trade Commission and the state of Colorado for defrauding customers, according to Reuters. The strategy behind the infomercials is to induce customers into paying an upfront fee of $40 to learn how to get rich by brokering promissory notes. Customers then pay more for seminars and further materials. A promissory note is a type of financial agreement issued by a loan lender. The borrower signs the promissory note and legally pledges to repay the loan by a certain date, whether it’s a personal loan or a mortgage, etc.. The company promised to teach people to find, sell and broker promissory notes and gain “financial freedom.”
    Real estate may not be ticket to wealth
    The infomercials, which have been airing since 2002, at one point featured actor Gary Coleman. The FTC and Colorado are setting a precedent by also suing one of the people giving a testimonial for misleading consumers about the “Winning in the Cash Flow Business” strategies. Numerous other infomercials give advice about gaining “financial freedom,” and many of them are swindles. For instance, a Florida based company called Vacation Property Services, Inc., is also being sued for advertising “time share resales” that promise finding a buyer for a person’s time share vacation unit quickly, according to WalletPop. Customers would pay an advance fee of several hundred to several thousand dollars only to attract no buyers. Real estate agents, who actually do sell houses, are paid on commission, and any company that promises to make a person wealthy through real estate for an upfront fee is likely up to no good.
    Stick to what works
    Some people do figure out miraculous, easy ways to do things, and some do get lucky with money. However, conventional wisdom is conventional for a reason. Beware of anything that says “get rich quick.” Consider the case of Roni Deutch, the “Tax Lady.” She told people for years that she knew how to save them a lot of money that would otherwise be paid to Uncle Sam, and who doesn’t want to pay less in taxes? However, she is now, according to the Bellingham Herald, millions in debt, being sued for fraud, has a tax lien against her of nearly $200,000 and surrendered her license to the California bar.

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    She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.

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    "Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.” -- Gen. George S. Patton

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    I always presume all these stupid things to be BS anyway, because if it was THAT easy to get rich from doing whatever he is talking about...why on earth would he want to let everyone else in on his little secret. Unless it's some pyramid scheme thingy.

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    Whatever happened to "buyer beware?"

    These people should think about suing their parents instead for doing a terrible job procreating.

    These are the people that respond to the add for a "solar powered clothesdryer! It will save you hundreds of $$$!! Buy it now for $39.95!" and 4-6 weeks later they get a package in the mail...with a clothesline.
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    Looks like the feds have picked him up.


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