Paul Helm wrote a piece for the website today that discussed metrics. Metrics are extremely valuable tools in establishing and maintaining a business. They are also of great value when you are looking at the statistical information regarding a business opportunity. Let’s look at the metrics involved with Health Career Agents. You may remember that this is now Career Agents Network, as they had to modify their name to slither out of Missouri.
Over 1,000 people trusted them and their “business opportunity”
Paying $24,900 up to $74,900 for the deliverables they were to provide
“Lifetime” support was easy to offer since they knew from past businesses that very few of the pople they sign up are “alive in business” beyond the first year so that metric is 1 – the amount of years you’re likely to be in business.
Less than 1 out of 25 is your chance of being around long enough to be grandfathered into their next newly named scam.
Less than 1 out of more than 1,000 is your chance of surviving in business long enough to make it to the 2nd generation scam they place forward (or “roll out” as they say) after this one.
There are certain numbers we need your help with:
Letters to the Attorney Generals in Missouri and Michigan (and whatever State they choose to operate from for the next name under which they scam people)
Letters to the Department of Justice demanding them to scrutinize the HCA and CAN business records and determine if they have been fraudulently passing themself off as a franchise in fact or innuendo (like marketing themselves under all of the franchise headers)
Letters and Phone Calls to the Department of Consumer Affairs in your home States’ regarding the misleading and fraudulent manner in which the Health Career Agents purchase agreement was obtained.
The most frequent comment I receive from people that have been victims of this scam is that they thought it was their own fault. That they were the ones totally responsible for the failure of the business. Former members tell me they were made to feel like they were losers, it was their lack of effort, and they were the problem. They felt bullied, harrassed, and beaten down. Most victims suffered in silence. Since the loss of their tens of thousands of dollars, they lack confidence, feel bad about themselves, and since this is a home-based business spend most of their time alone. They will have negative thoughts about work. It may be difficult to concentrate on work. Some become anxious, have difficulty sleeping and could develop depression. Some have gotten divorced, others have lost their homes to foreclosure, and still others are living off the assistance of family and friends since they spent their “last dimes” on this scam. They call it a business opportunity, but call it what it really is, a
I’m glad Paul Helm can actually get the posting dates correct in his “NEWS” today. This was actually posted on the same day as the date imprint states. Try to keep your calendar straight Paul, at least something in what you say should have truth and accuracy.