Australian Two Up = Aussie 2 Ups Florishing - Danger!
Where Australian 2-ups Cross The Scam Line
They violate the FTC busines Opportunity Law (Also 23 State Biz Opp laws) of $500 cap on spending. Since many have multiple levels of payouts the FTC and States say that they have to have end consumers (customers that do not belong to the opportunity that buy the same product) or they are a pyramid.
New Aussie 2-UP "Road Map To Riches"
Fights With EDC Gold
Sept. 2007 More variations of sell products with a 1,000x markup! One of the latest is a modified 2 up. Road MAP To Riches with all the normal hype takes in more. Road Map To Riches sells Private Label Rights articles and e-books like:
Confidence, Depression, Self-Help, Stop/Quit Smoking, Marriage, Anxiety, Hypnosis
Mental Health, Self-Esteem, Anger Management, Insomnia, Happiness, Positive Thinking, Fear, Motivation, Weight Loss and Success.
Put PLR (short for private label rights) and one of these subjects above into Google just like this example "PLR weight loss" Private label Rights is an interesting area of marketing on the Internet booming and growing, but not at the Prices that Road Map To Riches is offering!
More Aussie 2 Ups
Dec 2006 Global Prosperity hatched a whole nest of monsters! No sooner than the owners of the Global Prosperity Aussie 2 up company get headed for prison than more spring up. Australian Two Ups seem to be the favorite flavor of scam today. Besides Liberty League (below) there are a ton of others coming out of the wood work. Remember one of my concearns is that over a 50 innocent distributors got suckered in by Global Prosperity and ended up going to jail. We have:
EDC Gold - Selling at ton of Ebooks
Passport To Wealth
Global Resort Network - Highly modified version of the 2 up.
AUSSIE 2 UP
Liberty League Scam Hit and Exposed!
May 2006 See below for how to get your money back
Arizona Office of Attorney General Terry Goddard
Terry Goddard Settles with Personal Development Marketing Company
(Phoenix, Ariz. – May 24, 2006) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced a settlement with Liberty League International, LLC, and its principals, Brent Payne and Shane Krider. The consent judgment resolves complaints that the multi-level marketing corporation tricked customers into spending substantial amounts of money by promising “sizable commissions” if they helped market three “personal development” products and recruit new participants into the program.
The settlement requires Liberty League International, based in Scottsdale, to pay $115,000 which will be used to pay for consumer education, attorneys' fees and investigation costs, and victim restitution to be determined by the court at a later date.
According to documents filed in Maricopa County Superior Court, Payne and Krider said customers had the potential to earn large sums of money if they used and recruited new participants to use Liberty League’s “personal development” products. In fact, the majority of participants did not earn enough to cover the amount they paid to buy the products sold to them.
The personal development products included a home-study course, a four-day personal development conference and a five-day personal finance and development conference. Prices ranged from $1,495 to $12,995 per person.
In addition to the civil penalties, attorney’s fees and restitution, the defendants are also required to:
�Refrain from making unsubstantiated income claims. �Advise potential customers of the correct percentage of participants who have made a profit through their participation in the Liberty League program. �Refrain from making any false or deceptive statements in their marketing materials.
Instructions to file a complaint with the Arizona AG
(how to get your money back) 2006
Or call them at (602) 542-5763 to request a form to be mailed to you.