I did reach the author of the advertisement in the New York Times (published again on Sunday) that provoked my interest. That’s the one in which was promised a doubling of investors’ money within three years.
In my post last week, I wondered aloud whether the guy was legit.
Apparently there is more than one way to sell a house. (Flickr photo by sean dreilinger.)
I’m still not sure what he’s about after talking on the telephone to Southampton-based Peter Clarke, 50, for about 10 minutes before he abruptly hung up on me, saying, “We’re done, thanks.” Continue reading
Scanning the newspaper the other day, I became intrigued with the advertisement reproduced above at its actual size. It managed to attract my attention even though I fall depressingly short of the amount requested.
Not only did the author’s rudimentary grasp of grammar and spelling – which is more evident on his various Web sites – interest me, but I was astonished to read that someone actually was promising, promising,to double some dupe’s money in three years.
Now, I don’t know what, if any, laws the company might be breaking or whether, if so, it is breaking the law wittingly.
However, I learned at my late father’s knee that – everybody chime in – if something seems to good to be true, then it must not be true.
So I went to the Web site in the ad, which in itself was not in the least illuminating. It provided a Park Avenue address, though no suite number, plus the telephone number that is printed above. Looks like a cell phone number, right? I’m at this point thinking “fly by night.” Continue reading