Advertisements in 24Hours – Toronto suggest that the Marco Kozlowski – “U.S. Property Network” / “U.S. Property Success”/ At Will Events program is coming next week to the Toronto area. ( see the ads here: http://eedition.toronto.24hrs.ca/epaper/viewer.aspx – see the January 15, 2016 edition, the January 14, 2016 edition at page 11, and the January 18 edition at page 2 )
Hotel recruitment seminars are set for Scarborough (January 20 at the Delta Toronto East) , Oshawa (January 21 at the Quality Hotel & Conference Center), Oakville (January 22 Holiday Inn Oakville Centre) , Mississauga (January 23 at the Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Mississauga) and Markham (January 24 at the Edward Village Hotel).
The ads reference the site “www.RealEstateCoachingNow.ca”
As usual, anyone attending should read the media reports on Marco Kozlowski and his various corporate identities, as well as the very useful comments on the “www.frugalvagabond.com” blog referenced in earlier posts on this blog.
See as well this excellent BBB blog on these sorts of programs: “Real Estate Investment Seminars Promise Millions. In Reality, They Mostly Just Empty Your Wallet.” [broken link: http://www.bbb.org/blog/2012/07/real-estate-investment-seminars-promise-millions-in-reality-they-mostly-just-empty-your-wallet/ ] The comment section is an excellent read.
[ update 15 Jan 2017 – the above link is now broken, find the page in the WayBack machine at https://web.archive.org/web/20160603135753/http://www.bbb.org/blog/2012/07/real-estate-investment-seminars-promise-millions-in-reality-they-mostly-just-empty-your-wallet/ )
Who will be there? Journalists? (Certainly no reporters from the various media outlets that profit by setting the bait to lure in unsuspecting consumers nor any representatives of Advertising Standard Canada ..) The police or other investigative agencies such as the Competition Bureau? Creditors of Marco looking to serve him with court documents? Canada Border Services Agency agents? Canada Revenue Agency investigators? No one knows.
If you do go, be sure to get clearly and fully the name of the presenter, as Marco himself rarely appears in person – though he sometimes lurks in the back of the room. Later, check out the name of the presenter. Sometimes you will find and they will admit to criminal records or securities fraud convictions. The presenters though can play games with names – for example not using the usual form of their name, or modifying it to avoid coming up in Google searches.
And of course, leave your credit card and check book at home. These are very clever and persuasive presentations.