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Re: The DBN Marketing System

Posted By: jimmy
Date: Monday, October 18, 2010, at 11:33 a.m.(pst)

In Response To: Re: The DBN Marketing System (jimg)

Brief Update: Did my due diligence with the BBB.org in Huntsville, TX.

Findings: BBB Rating: F
Complaints: 11, 4 unsolved
Additional DBA's (Doing Business As): 3
DBN (Downline Building Network) Product: Mailing List Subscriptions. There is no restrictions with the names, but I know for a fact that the same names are being recyled over and over again. I personally receive the same marketing postcards addressed to me with different affiliate ID#'s. I don't know how good these lists are, because all responses go back to the prime source who then
gives you credit for that prospect who is then put in your downline to earn residual income. That kind of setup always has question marks with me if this prime source is not honest. If this was a scam, then why is this company still in business. All these full page ads that you see in the opportunity magazines are shared co-ops/shared prospects responding to the ad. No out of pocket advertising expense for the prime source.

DBN Members are welcomed to respond online here. We here at FriendsInBusiness are just friendly members wanting to hear from you. THERE ARE ALWAYS TWO SIDES TO A STORY.

If you're happy with no actual product….but just trying to get others
>> to do exactly what you’re doing…and sending your pitch to a mailing list
>> that Mr Peters sells you (and everybody else who signs up)…or somehow
>> digging up a list of your own that contains the names of “mooches”, that
>> is folks who will buy into any scam you present them if there’s an outside
>> chance of making a buck….you might find a home with this bizop.
>> If, on the other hand, you have a modicum of integrity, maybe you
>> won’t :o)

>> >> Anybody involved with this MLM Company located
>> >> in Huntsville, TX. Guy runing the show is
>> >> Gerald Peters who claims to be a direct mail
>> >> marketer for 20 years using postcards. The
>> >> product is subscriptions to a monthyly 30, 60
>> >> or 120 Premium Peel and Stick Opportunity Seekers
>> >> for $35.00 - $105.00. Basically you're mailing
>> >> out postcards with a ID# to bring in new subscribers
>> >> to build a downline for residual monthly income. He's
>> >> Running full page ads guaranteeing to put 3 active
>> >> subscribers in your downline in 60 Days or receive
>> >> $500.00 if they are unable to put 3 active subscribers
>> >> in your downline. Requirement for this guarantee
>> >> is a committment for 60 days as a paid subscriber.
>> >> On the low end I would be required to pay a total
>> >> of $86.80 which would include the postcards, list,
>> >> and postage. Skeptical and just wondering if this
>> >> is just another crappy scam.

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