Tuesday, August 17, 2010

What comes in the mail after a week away

Being gone for one week, the stack of junk mail grew:

  • American Indian Education Foundation solicitation for donations, which includes bios of recipients.  The Better Business Bureau review states American Indian Education Foundation (a.k.a. American Indian Relief Council) it does not meet accountability standards #11 (board accountability) and #13 (accuracy of expenses).  

  • M3 Profit Accelerator, P.O. Box 243805, Boynton Beach, FL 33424.  This group promises a 2.034% return by November. They've identified the next "Google": Clicker (CLKZ.OB), which trades around $1.25 and hasn't made a profit in the last three years. Looks alot like a pump and dump scenario. Gosh, we can subscribe to the newletters for $1,495 for one year, $2,395 for two years.

  • Prospector Newsletters, P.O. Box 1081, Moline, Il 61266, promoting what Barrick Gold Corporation, ABX, might buy..  Amarok Resources, AMOK.OB, with a price of $1.23.  We can subscribe for $129 for one year -- and this includes the Mutual Fund Prospector.  No thanks.

  • Erik Dickson, P. O. 243805, Boynton Beach, FL 33424. [Note: the is the same address as "M3 Profit Accelerator]  He is promoting a penny stock, CrowdGather, CRWG.OG, which trades around $1.06.  No profits and most of its assets are intangibles.... no prospects. Gosh, we can subscribe for $495 for one year -- or 2 years for $840. What a deal.

  • The Douglas Report -- again. 702 Cathedral St. Baltimore, Maryland 21201. For $74 we can subscribe and find out the real scoop on doctors.

  • Dr. Jonathan Wright's Nutrition & Healing, 702 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201. By reading his newsletters ($74 per year), you can cure skin cancer, increase your muscles, and reverse osteoporosis.Can't wait.

  • Dr. Nan Kathryn Fuchs, P. O. Box 8051, Norcross, Georgia 30091-8051 sends up the "Journal of Natural Medicine," with a promotion for pills to help with digestion.  Onely $209.70 for 6 bottles of  pills (with 2 free) that contain herbal remedies.

  • Real Cures, P. O. Box 8051, Norcross, Georgia 30091-8051, which will help us remove arthritis permanently.  We can also learn how to cure allergies, prevent cancer, reduce blood pressure, lose weight, correct memory problems, and stop macular degeneration. Gosh, this is a miracle. Too bad that these newsletters -- at $57 per year -- won't do any of these.

  • Department of Health Sciences, 819 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, promises to help you discover what doctors don't want you to know. Sounds like a department at a medical school or university? Sure does. Is it? no.  The "Department of Health Sciences" resides in a renovated home in Baltimore, along with Agora, Publishing Services, LLC, and International Living. Check out the BBB review of Agora -- and then keep you money.

  • Police Family Survivors Fund, American Federation of Police & Concerned Citizens.  We've seen this before -- not a charity with high ratings for truly helping others.

  • Juvenon Inc. P. O. Box 432, Manteno, Illinois 60950-9910, promoting pills that "can end aging". They have peppered the Internet with glowing reviews of the pills. They are wise to the search for "juvenon" with "scam" -- with lots of promotional "reviews" that end up in this search.  Smart work -- but it still doesn't make their claims valid.  There is no scientific evidence to back the claims, and this is a diet supplement, not a drug, so it is under the FDA radar.
Thinking of taking dietary supplements? Get the facts from the National Institutes of Health.


  1. As always it should be "buyer beware." If your father can no longer make good decisions then someone should screen his mail for him.

  2. Thanks for taking time to post and share information. I'm dealing with the same issue, with many of the same companies, for my 90-year-old mother-in-law.
    here is a note I have posted on Facebook, Twitter and my own blog that might have useful info:
    Soliciting the Elderly Exceeds Financial Abuse - I Talk Slower Than I Think. http://tinyurl.com/br4lfwr Mega-Corp solicits under many names.

  3. How can these people be stopped? It is a much detested practice.