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BUSTED! “Work At Home” Stuffing Envelopes Scam

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Another popular “Work at Home” scam is busted by the Feds resulting in a million-dollar settlement. Sound too good to be true? “Make money at home stuffing envelopes.”

The Feds basically say “Take this Scam and Stuff-It”.

Per the FTC:

“The settlement resolves FTC charges that David S. Brookman and his companies falsely told people they could earn up to $5,000 per week by stuffing and mailing “special advertising letters” from home. The letters turned out to be solicitation flyers for another bogus work-at-home program.

Under the stipulated final order, the defendants are also prohibited from misrepresenting any material fact in connection with the sale of any other product or service.

The order imposes a $1.2 million judgment against Brookman, which will be partially suspended when he has paid approximately $44,200 to the FTC. The full judgment will become due immediately if he is found to have misrepresented his financial condition.

The corporate defendants are Capital Enterprises Inc., formerly known as David Gates Inc. and also doing business as Gordon James Enterprises, Maxwell Gates Enterprises, Maxwell Scott Enterprises, Preston Lord Enterprises, and Warner Daniel Enterprises; Carson Lord Enterprises LLC; Java Enterprises LLC; Mason Grace Enterprises LLC, also d/b/a Mason Grace Ventures; and Preston Lord Enterprises of New York LLC, also d/b/a Preston Lord Enterprises.

Here’s the 18 page order

 

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Al Sunshine is a South Florida-based Broadcast and Digital Journalist whose career has spanned more than 40 years at the local and national levels. His award-winning investigations have triggered more than a dozen state and local consumer protection laws and his work’s been cited in Congressional Testimony before the U-S House of Representatives. He is best known for his “Shame On You” features for CBS Miami which sought to expose businesses, agencies and individuals defrauding or deceiving consumers, as well as endangering the safety and welfare of the general public. In 2013 Al retired from CBS Miami to set up his own Digital News Business, “Sunshine News, LLC” and Al continues to blog for the Radio, Television, Digital News Association, sponsors of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Awards”. An avid environmentalist, Al is one of the founding members of the “Miami Pine Rocklands Coalition”. The Florida Non-Profit is fighting to save and restore the last 2% of Pine Rocklands found only in South Florida and nowhere else in the continental United States. Al was recently elected its President.