I recently attended a two hour IIB information seminar here in the land down under which is also not safe from these predators. If not for the serious attempt to take money from me this could be described as comical entertainment for the 10-12 attendees.
The intro, "we received 128 applications but only 23 have been invited to these seminars" said the well-dressed man with middle eastern accent. I'm feeling special.
The first half of the seminar continued to massage our emotional state with stories of corporate slavery that only people with 20 years experience could empathise. The second half then cranked up a gear building the dream of wealth creation before closing with a very matter of fact slide on 'all that it will cost you' is AUD26,000.
At this point with my mind in a vice-like grip a flurry of subliminal words seem to invade the room. "ten free appointments, only $200 each after that" , "a trip to the UK for training (you pay for the airfare)" , "only 10% deposit" , "a mentor to help you" , "a guaranteed income of over $100k" ..........
We were assured that most people tore up the guarantee after three months because they were making more than that !! To be entitled to the guarantee you had to sign-up for 40 hours a week, presumably doing their tele-marketing to find all these wealth creating leads.
Forget about any special skills you may have folks, you will be trained as a "generalist" spruiked our well girthed presenter.
It's clearly preying on the desparate and vulnerable. As that well worn cliche goes, if it's too good to be true........