REFRESH to rotate MAAMAW'S CLICKY NOTES thru this space..... Timely Tips, Best of the Boards & More

You'll find great information in this "Read Only" Archive, but remember..... things change.
Be sure to visit the Current Message Board when you're finished here.

We're very friendly, so don't be shy... just jump right in and post your question.
Scams outnumber legitimate biz ops about a bzillion to one, so it's well worth your time.

| View Thread | Return to Index | Read Prev Msg | Read Next Msg |

FIB - Scams 101 - Ye Olde Archives

It never ceases to amaze me

Posted By: Bluto Samartino
Saturday, 7 January 2006, at 2:04 p.m.

In Response To: I agree with everything you said... (MaaMaw)

Is that how people can look at his website, his offerings, his marketing, his ad copy, his forum posts, etc, etc, etc, and wonder if he is a legit, trustworthy person.

I just don't see how everything Don Alm does not spark a red flag in everyone's mind. If ever there was shady business opportunity peddler, it's Don Alm. It does not surprise me at all to hear how sour Christopher's experience was with Don and his "products". When I look at Don Alm's offers the first thing that comes to mind is cut-rate and something to not bother with as it would only be a waste of money. He simply does not come across as anything even remotely trustworthy or even ethical. I cannot help but look at his products and think "now there's a half-assed product if ever I did see one". It doesn't surprise me even slightly to hear that they are shipped incomplete and with missing info that is important to the reader. Don't you see it? He most likely never even tried any of his biz opps he peddles, even though he says he does. IF he's making money doing that stuff, then why would he be so active in selling the info? Because he either makes nothing from his efforts or he makes no effort at all. People say how Don Alm is this great businessman - a "doer". But I'd like to know how many people that say this have actually seen him in action and are not jsut saying these things from merely talking ot him on the phone or over the internet. My guess is that none of them have. It really easy to fool people into thinking you are someone else when you actualy don;t hae to face them in person. But the thing is, Don Alm is really bad at even doing that, IMO, yet people fall for it nonetheless.

I never bought his Toilet Paper Express gig. Not only did I think it was a bad idea to begin with (mainly because of how he was looking to make it like some sort of crummy, corny, satire) but the way he went around talking about threw up red flags galore. And if you recall, he got a lot of flack for his post about it here in FIB and has never showed his face since, as I recall. then, shortly after that he removed his site from do to other criticisms of him on this and other sites. Red Flag? Uhhh. YOU BETCHA!!!

I understand that he may have helped Maw with a few things in the past, but don't you see? He had a reason to do it. Maw is the owner of a message board centered around business opps - he sells biz opps, of course he is going to come across as a nice, helpful person to a message board owner. Message boards are one of, if not his only, way of getting folks to buy his biz opp materials. IOW, Maw, if he knew he could not benefit from helping you he would not have helped you. That man is as shady as they come. And as I said, it boggles my mind how people just don't see it and fall for his schtick, which, BTW, really isn't that believable to begin with.

Is he a crook? I cannot say that for sure but I would bet at least $1,000.00 that he is and that he will be found to be so sooner or later by the law. All signs point to "go". The future is bleak for Don Alm and things that he's done in the recent past ever since Katrina certainly are in favor of me winning such a bet.

Let's face it, anyone who uses other people's material claiming or making you believe it is his own material and then gets nasty when he is approached about the truth of it all and threatened legally most likely a guilty person. If he was doing nothing wrong he would not have been so nasty in those emails posted on the site the OP put together. Nastiness in these situations almost always = guilt.

If there is only one person on the internet today that should raise a red flag in your mind, it is Don Alm. IF I was asked to trust only one person and my choice was a used car salesman or Don Alm, I'd choose the used car salesman in a heartbeat.


> but unless you, or I, or someone we know personally, bought the Midas
> Report intending to donate to hurricane victims, we have no way of knowing
> exactly how it actually turned out.

> We have no idea whether refunds were given.

> That's my only point.

> Luv,

> MaaMaw

PCRM is actually PETA - A Scam - Do NOT be fooled!

Messages in This Thread

Have you read MAAMAW'S CLICKY NOTES today?
Excuse me... You MISSED them??
At the top o' the page in the blue bars (sheesh!).

| View Thread | Return to Index | Read Prev Msg | Read Next Msg |

FIB - Scams 101 - Ye Olde Archives is maintained with WebBBS 3.11.

You'll find great information in this "Read Only" Archive, but remember..... things change.
Be sure to visit the Current Message Board when you're finished here.

We're very friendly, so don't be shy... just jump right in and post your question.
Scams outnumber legitimate biz ops about a bzillion to one, so it's well worth your time.

(you know who you are... you scream "Foul!" when the truth comes out)
        PLEASE READ THIS LEGAL NOTICE CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU FILE A LAWSUIT OR EVEN WASTE TIME THINKING ABOUT IT.  It has been done before, but never successfully.  In fact, the last dodobird who tried it ended up being ordered to pay more than $77,000 in attorney fees ($65,000+ to my attorneys and $12,000+ to my co-defendant's legal advisor).
        If your attorney is worth his salt, he's going to tell you that the expense of filing a lawsuit you can't win is a whole lot worse than any "damages" resulting from messages posted on this insignificant little chunk of cyberspace.
        NEWS FLASH:  I didn't just climb down off that ol' turnip truck yesterday.  I'm well aware that expressing a negative opinion, relating one's personal experience, and restating provable facts are all legal in this country and do not constitute libel, slander, or defamation -- so you don't want to play games with me, and you sure don't want to start something you aren't prepared to finish.  I don't take threats lightly, and I don't accept bribes (or did you call it a "mutually-beneficial arrangement"?).  I'll turn you in faster than you can yell, "ARREST ME, I'M SCUM!!" 
        Do yourself a favor and turn your legal team loose in greener pastures.

        Although we may, from time to time, monitor or review discussions, postings and the like on the Friends In Business (Scams 101) Message Board, we are under no obligation to do so.  We are not responsible or liable for any claim arising from the content of any such discussions or postings or for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, profanity, danger, or inaccuracy contained in any information contained within such locations on the Site.
        You are prohibited from posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane materials or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law.  You are likewise prohibited from posting any false claims against any company or individual.  We will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity of anyone posting any such information or materials.
        By posting messages and/or content on the Friends In Business (Scams 101) Message Board, you give permission for Lesley Fountain/Friends In Business/Shoestring Success Publications to display, distribute and use the posting and content for publication, advertising, promotion, excerption or example. You grant Lesley Fountain/Friends In Business/Shoestring Success Publications complete, perpetual, but non-exclusive rights to use, archive, reproduce, adapt, modify, distribute, sub-license, repurpose, rework, compile, or offer for sale or resale the messages, postings or content appearing on this site in whole or in part, throughout the world and universe, on a royalty-free basis without remuneration.  If you cannot accept or agree with the terms of service for this website and discussion board, you are advised not to post on this board.
        In closing, I would like to remind you once again that it is still legal, in this great country of ours, to express a PERSONAL OPINION, as long as it is presented as opinion and not as fact.
        And finally, all you scammers out there will do well to remember that TRUTH IS AN ABSOLUTE DEFENSE against charges of libel, defamation, and slander... so if you're operating just a hop, skip, and jump ahead of the law, you might want to think twice before doing anything stupid... (AND SHAME ON YOU!!).