The Green Millionaire : Buyer Beware!

* Update - 4/16/12 - FTC orders Green Millionaire founder has to pay 2 million in damages!
I recently had a friend and reader suggest I check out this great new free book he found called The Green Millionaire.  He said I could get a free copy at the website (I'm not even going to link to their site because it's too close to a scam for my taste).  When I went there, I saw something that looked very "scammish".  Anything promising "free" anything immediately sets off my alarm signals.  So I did a little digging (a.k.a. google) and found this article from Fibomercials and Scams.

Basically, you sign up for the "free" book and they need your credit card for the $1 "shipping and handling" charge.  But the devil is in the details!  The fine print says:

*Start your free trial today and we will also send you a free 14 day subscription to The Green Millionaire eMagazine. Just pay a $1.00 processing fee. You will have 14 days to try The Green Millionaire eMagazine and discover how to become wealthier while saving the planet. If you like the simple, powerful solutions presented in the program, do nothing. At the end of your free trial period you will be charged the discounted price of $29.95, and every 60 days thereafter.

And then gives you the number to call to cancel your  subscription.  I wonder how hard it is to get through to a live person?

After doing my research I asked my friend to check his credit card bill and guess what?  Here was his reply:

Argghh!!!  Looks like I’m in the scam wheel.  I didn’t even know it was from an infomercial (which I never watch).  I think I found the link through another referral.

Well I got the book, and it’s OK.  Nothing earth shattering, but some good ideas.  I’ll give you my copy if you want it… I’m too pissed to hold on to it.  They did charge me $29.95.  I will dispute with my CC company, and maybe cancel my card.

So, if you need some green tips then go ahead and get your "Green Millionaire" book,  pay $29.95 every 60 days or take the trouble to cancel your "subscription".  Or you can read this blog and the other great resources that are out there that cost you nothing.  I won't say it's free though because I do "force" you to glance at ads.  Hey, a guy has to eat (I just bough some nice grass-fed steaks) doesn't he?

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Thanks for the warning...I almost fell for it. I thought "" then I visited the website. When I got to the end and they wanted a credit card I figured something was up. One day I'll learn not to watch late night informercials. Again, Thanks.
gm agent you are an unprofessional assinine jask ass
gmoomey, how am I unprofessional? I'm simply stating the program explanations that the company states and the public ignores. And to your "gm agent you are an unprofessional assinine jask ass" statement, if you're going to insult me? learn how to spell. Maybe you should order the hooked on phonics program. It may just work for you! You're really bringing down the learning curve in this country.
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GM Agent, I think you're hurting yourself more than you're helping yourself here bud....
I applaud you quit bichn. Your thinking would save a lot of non-reader, I'll give my credit number to you completley blind people and the agents a lot of grief.
The "Green Millionaire" is most definitely a SCAM! Once they get your credit card data they wait 14 days and then bill you another $29.95 without even bothering to send the "enewsletter". If you dispute with your credit card company they fight it sending the terms and conditions to the card company. Don't give up! Tell the card company, the truth, that you've never received the "enewsletter" and that you WILL CANCEL THE CARD if the charge is not removed. It worked for me. BTW, does anyone know where these crooks are operating from, I'd like to enlist the help of their local prosecutors.
18772138238 is the number, they just make you wait forever thats the thing.I just cancled mine and if you talk about it they will nock down the price to $44.00 for a year on the subscription. But al you have to dois wait for them to answer.
Thanks for the heads up guys and gals! I was going to order the book but at the end of sign-up it wanted my card number for the S/H fee, I ANd that's what made me google up some research and came accross this blog, Thanks again!!
Well , think about it. After it's all said and done,it's only about the money. No one realy wants to help anyone,unless there's a chance of personal gaine. Most big companies will offer a grate product at low price and even offer it for free, So how will they profit? It's simple They take advatage of the consumer with hidden cons,because they know not every- one will read all of the fine print. Who's fault is it?
Happened to me too! I'm fine if I didn't read the fine print and they charge me $29.95. But they charged me $89.95 after 14 days and were quite rude to me when I asked why. I ended up cancelling my card right away and got the money back from my bank! I threw the book away. I didn't even want to see it anymore. I'm too pissed to even want to read it!


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