Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Just Answer The Question!

I don't know about any of you but I find infomercials amusing. I don't buy their products. I mock them.

Over the years I've been presented with various opportunities to participate in the debt to wealth schemes. Ok I say schemes only because I've never been willing (or stupid) enough to pay any sort of money to actually get in and participate in the programs, whatever they may be.

Those opportunities always seem to come straight out of left field. For example, years ago my husband was contacted by a childhood friend through his mom, he sent us a cassette tape with a mysterious note saying listen to this and tell him what we thought of it. We laughed as we listened to it.

Now, feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, but these programs all follow the general path. They tell you nothing, other than dangle the carrot of getting out of debt and then they talk about how rich they are and how much money they've made and then there are testimonials. Endless testimonials.

~insert gagging noises here~

Get this? YESTERDAY I got an email from the new guy on one of my Boards and guess what it was??????

This.

Along with this email.

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Mig,
Have you heard of FDI before?
Have you ever wanted to be in the RIGHT PLACE at the RIGHT TIME?
Well, the TIME IS NOW, and FDI IS THE PLACE.
You hear it in the news - all day, everyday. Words like recession,
slowdown, down turn, hardships, and bleak have become the headlines of our world - but that doesn't mean that these headlines have to be your bottom line. If you're like most Americans, you're concerned.
In the midst of all the turmoil, there is one company perfectly positioned to solve some of the biggest financial concerns in America today: The out-of-control Debt Epidemic, Identity Theft, and Rising Cost of Health Care are only a few of the issues that can be solved. One company that says "out of adversity grows tremendous opportunity - opportunity to help yourself,opportunity to help others." An opportunity to change your financial life for generations to come. Are you ready to turn the tide for yourself, your family, your community, and your country? Millions of people WANT and NEED what you and FDI has to offer! Let's go tell them about FDI.
Signed,
New Guy

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You know, am I a sucker or something? There's no hello there, no how's your summer, just here you go, SALES PITCH.

So I write him back and say how I prefer a hello over another debt to wealth opportunity being flashed in my face that TELLS ME NOTHING. Oh except that I can pay various amounts of money MONTHLY to "guide" me into getting out of debt.

I turn the whole thing around on him and tell him that I am interested but I want to know the HOW THEY DO IT, without having to spend any money.

I kid you not, we emailed back and forth several times. I still do not have an answer to that question. His final email to me was that I should call him and he will do his best to try and explain it but its complicated.

MY ass.

Anyone out there have this same thing happen to them?

3 comments:

Sassy said...

I have a question...

is it Friday yet?!

Slick said...

Nothing like that happening to me...

I'm like you though...I see NO kind of info in that email. None.

Are there actually dummies out there who fall for this stuff???

Holly said...

ROFL! I can't tell you how many of these I get from my sister, I just put them in file #13...LOL!