Trump University litigation settled

It was announced today that the Trump University litigation has been settled.

Unfortunately, there are still organizations [the “evil spawn” of Trump University]  runing the “Hotel Real Estate Seminar Scam” active in Canada to this day.  Some involve people that worked with or for the Trump programs.

Below is the text of the announcement by New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman:

(From )

NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued the following statement on the $25 million settlement agreement reached in Trump University case:

In 2013, my office sued Donald Trump for swindling thousands of innocent Americans out of millions of dollars through a scheme known as Trump University. Donald Trump fought us every step of the way, filing baseless charges and fruitless appeals and refusing to settle for even modest amounts of compensation for the victims of his phony university. Today, that all changes. Today’s $25 million settlement agreement is a stunning reversal by Donald Trump and a major victory for the over 6,000 victims of his fraudulent university.

I am pleased that under the terms of this settlement, every victim will receive restitution and that Donald Trump will pay up to $1 million in penalties to the State of New York for violating state education laws. The victims of Trump University have waited years for today’s result and I am pleased that their patience–and persistence–will be rewarded by this $25 million settlemen

Trump University litigation settled

Trump Institute in Vancouver, Victoria, and Surrey B.C., Canada – July, 2007 (and in 2008…)

It appears that the Trump Institute was in Vancouver as early as July, 2007. The ad from The Province (a Vancouver B.C. newspaper) dated July 24, 2007 is below. (Here it is in PDF form: the-province-ad-2007) The full text of the ad follows the image. This is quite remarkable, given what has unfolded and the litigation in regard to Trump University.

(Update: turns out the Trump Institute was also in Vancouver in early 2008 – see this blog and especially the comments: )

The URL in the ad : no longer goes to a web site. The domain though is owned by “The Trump Organization” of 725 Fifth Ave, New York City ( )

Registry Registrant ID:

Registrant Name: General Counsel

Registrant Organization: The Trump Organization

Registrant Street: 725 Fifth Avenue

Registrant City: New York

Registrant State/Province: New York

Registrant Postal Code: 10022

Registrant Country: US

Registrant Phone: +1.2128322000

Registrant Phone Ext:

Registrant Fax:

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Registrant Email:


(Here is the text of the Trump Institute ad in The Province (Vancouver), Page A27, Tuesday, July 24, 2007. Please advise of any text below that does not mirror the ad shown above.)

An Open Letter From Donald Trump To All Vancouver Area Residents Who Want To Get Rich In Real Estate & Business

Trump tells all!

“I’ve made billions and now I want to share my success secrets with you.

– Donald Trump Executive Producer, The Apprentice NBC  Chairman, Trump Institute.

Dear Vancouver Area Resident.

Have you seen my TV show, The Apprentice? It’s been one of the top-rated shows on NBC for eight consecutive seasons!

Not only that, it has made me a media phenomenon and forever changed my life.

And now, at the age of 60, I’ve decided to make a bold move to share my knowledge and experience in such a way that it could be a great advantage to you.

What kind of advantage?

The best kind of the kind of advantage: the kind of advantage that could make you money and make you rich.

If you are seriously interested in hearing what I have to say about being successful, about making money and about getting rich, please read every word of this letter carefully. It contains an invitation for you to discover was taken me the better part of my life to learn and put into action.

Please let me explain.

Before The Apprentice, I was famous for building the world’s largest and most beautiful buildings, golf courses, and casinos, and for being a marketing whiz when it comes to succeeding in business. Everywhere I went people treated me like royalty and I was generally considered a big shot.

Everything Has Changed!

Because of The Apprentice, everything has changed. I have truly become a household word globally. Everywhere I go people say something to me. Sometimes they say, “Trump, you’re fired!” Or, “You’re hired!” But always, they greet me with respect, humor and friendship. It’s like they know me personally.

I love that!

With this monumental fame there comes great responsibility (and enormous opportunity) to make a huge contribution to the North American economy.

Something Extraordinary For You!

Since the amazing success of the The Apprentice I have been wondering what to do with this new power of world worldwide fame. Recently I got the idea to do something truly extraordinary and totally outside of the box.

What I’ve decided is that I want to train and educate the next generation real estate moguls and business entrepreneurs. Why?

There are two very good reasons:

Reason #1:

America’s been very good to me and my family and this is a great way I can give back to the country and help stimulate real economic growth.

Reason #2:

I believe that what I have to share will create so much success for my students that I will leave a legacy as being the father of modern real estate acquisition and entrepreneurial success.

You see, one thing you should know about me is that more than anything, I want to be known as a great businessman, maybe even the greatest!!

That’s why I have created the Trump Institute.

Want to know how I do it?

Would you like to know how I buy sell and real estate? How I pick properties for huge profits and yield equity gains?

Would you like to know what I look for when buying a business or starting a new business? If so I’m inviting you to come to a special seminar introducing Trump Institute. At this seminar you’ll see first hand (sic) the type of education I am offering.

Who Should Attend?

If you’re asking yourself, “could this be the moment that changes everything for me?” All I can say is, you’ll never know unless you try.

Your success depends on you!

Ultimately, your success depends on you, and with my help you can get an education and advantage that has not only proven to work for me but it has also worked for many of the world’s richest men and women.

You see, in my quest to be the best, I have sought the advice and guidance from people who have also experienced mega-billionaire success. I have incorporated their techniques and experiences into my own personal treasure chest of successful business and real estate knowledge, strategies, and wisdom.

A Powerful Team Of Experts!

I also have an incredible team of business entrepreneurs and real estate mavens (very talented experts), who deliver my material and my lessons.

These are men and women who are highly successful professional business and real estate. They speak from my lips to your ears and they back it up experience, knowledge and wisdom. I wouldn’t put my name on it any other way.

Money-Making Skills

Through this seminar you’ll learn practical money-making advice about how to be successful in business and how I invest in real estate.

Here’s just a sample of what you’ll learn:

  • You’re going to learn the Trump way to get cash back when you BUY a property.
  • Learn the Trump Way yo get other people to jump-start your business.
  • The Trump way to find great deals in hidden markets others don’t know about.
  • The Trump way to finance your business without putting up your house or risking personal liability.
  • The Trump way to build YOUR real estate empire property by property.
  • You will discover the Trump Way to make piles of cash.
  • You will learn the Trump Way to get the government to buy your product and rent your properties.
  • You’ll see the Trump Way to negotiate with bankers – and win big!.
  • The Trump Way to be your own boss – forever.
  • The Trump Way to build your retirement account quickly and leave the lifestyle of your dreams.
  • The Trump Way to stop paying high taxes.
  • The Trump Way to build your Power Team – the right way.
  • .The Trump Way to structure your business organization for maximum profit and protection.
  • The Trump Way to make terrific deals on real estate in a buyers OR sellers market.

If you’re serious about winning in business or catching the world’s greatest wave of real estate profits, come to this introductory seminar. There are more opportunities in business and real estate in the Vancouver area than ever before.

This Is Your Invitation

It is for this that I’m making an absolutely irresistible invitation for you to attend my Trump Institute Introductory Seminar.

It’s free!

Here’s the deal. Admission is FREE, but you must call and make a reservation.



Donald J Trump.

P.S. When I said I was going to give you my best deal, I wasn’t kidding! See below!

P.P.S. My Best Deal! My best-selling book FREE!

As a special bonus for all seminar attendees, I am offering free, a special edition copy of my best-selling book: Think Like A Billionaire!

This is a fantastic business and real estate book and has been a best-seller in book stores around the country.

You’ll receive this book FREE with my compliments and best wishes, at the end of the seminar. There are several days to choose from and several locations available. Look for a location near you. Call today! Thank you.

Call Today or Go Online For Reservations to this Trump Institute Introductory Seminar.

Admission is FREE!

Seating is Limited!

Call Today 1-866-259-3338

(Note: I’ve not copied here the details for the hotels)

Saturday, July 28

Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside


Sunday, July 29

Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel.

Monday, July 30

Hotel Grand Pacific Victoria.

Tuesday, July 31

York Business Center, Surrey

If the number is busy, please try again.

Additional materials will be offered for sale at this Introductory Conference.


Trump Institute in Vancouver, Victoria, and Surrey B.C., Canada – July, 2007 (and in 2008…)

Trump University in Vancouver – 2010

(Update Nov 9, 2016. It appears Trump University was in Vancouver in 2009 as well: see the article “Trumped up” by Rod Filbrandt in the April 2009 Vancouver Magazine:  or at )

The student evaluation forms revealed on the web site put up by Trump University have proved to be a treasure trove of information. (…as well as revealing unredacted information on Ottawa participants – hello journalists !..)

The forms document the various Trump U. programs given in Canada. Recent news stories have found that the programs given in Canada featured some of the suspect instructors used by Trump  U.  This site has documented how former Trump University staff continue to work with Trump U “clones” that frequently come to Canada.

(I’ll remind readers again that the warning given by the Competition Bureau needs to be taken seriously. Later today yet another hotel seminar pitch is being given in Edmonton by an organization that has used Trump Institute staff)

For some of the news coverage see:


The Ad below ran in the Vancouver Sun January 5, 2010. (Your humble correspondent is pleased to report that, the domain referenced in the ad,  now points to this site)  The text of the ad follows the image.

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[Text of a Vancouver Sun ad for “Trump Education” January 5, 2010)

(Photo of Donald Trump)

Learn from the Real Estate Master

Let Trump’s Experts teach you the master strategies from one of the most successful, and most admired, real estate investors in the world.

“I can turn anyone into a successful real estate investor.”


Donald J. Trump

Chairman, Trump Education

Attend a FREE Trump Real Estate Investing Workshop and Learn How to:

  • Take advantage of the rock-bottom U.S. real estate market.
  • Buy properties at deep discounts.
  • Invest for long-term gains, positive cash flows, and pass1ve 1ncome.
  • Generate quick cash with buy-and-flip deals.
  • Get creative financing to invest without risk.
  • Locate buyers and investors to create recession-proof income.
  • Analyze deals, make offers, and negotiate like a professional.
  • Identify profitable investments right in YOUR neighbourhood.

What Trump Students Have Been Saying:

“I thought the t raining was great. The team in charge made sure we got and understood everything that was presented. It was very obvious that they k new what they were doing. I would highly recommend this t o anyone.”

-Gail M.

“Excellent resource. Trump supplies the information that I have been searching for my whole life. Thank you for all that you do! The instructors are great. You are making a difference in my life. Thank you.”

-Dana B.

First time ever in the Vancouver area!

Make a change for the new year today!

Space is limited, reserve your seat NOW!

Buy Property in Canada and the U.S.A. with Trump’s “market-perfect” strategies!

Monday, January 11th
1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Delta Vancouver
Airport Hotel
3 500 Cessna Drive
Vancouver, BC

Tuesday, January 11th
1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
65 5 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC

Wednesday, January I3th
1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Executive Hotel & Conference Centre Burnaby
4201 Lougheed Highway
Burnaby, BC

Thursday, January 14th
1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel
15269 104th Avenue
Surrey, BC

Call or Go Online Today to Register:

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Trump Education

Trump University in Vancouver – 2010