May 26, 2006

Liberty League Scam Hit and Exposed...

Liberty League Hit and Exposed
Arizona Attorney General Hits Hard

The BAD news: The 2-up Liberty League has now been exposed via a strong hit by Arizona Attorney General, Terry Goddard.

The GOOD news: There is a chance for those who've lost money in Liberty League to get all of it back. And if not all of fit, then most of it. That's definitely some good news.

But do keep your fingers crossed as I'm sure the, "I WANT MY MONEY BACK!" line might be a bit lengthy, to say the least.

For example, here's an idea of some of the most recent complaints Rod Cook, the MLMWatchDog, has received:

He's had a complaint from a gentleman who was taken for $63,000, a complaint from a blind couple that was encouraged to mortgage their house for $40,000, and a complaint from a single Mom who was taken for $23,000.

Attorney General's News Release:

Office of Attorney General Terry Goddard

Terry Goddard Settles with Personal Development Marketing Company

(Phoenix, Ariz. – May 24, 2006) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced a settlement with Liberty League International, LLC, and its principals, Brent Payne and Shane Krider. The consent judgment resolves complaints that the multi-level marketing corporation tricked customers into spending substantial amounts of money by promising “sizable commissions” if they helped market three “personal development” products and recruit new participants into the program.

The settlement requires Liberty League International, based in Scottsdale, to pay $115,000 which will be used to pay for consumer education, attorneys' fees and investigation costs, and victim restitution to be determined by the court at a later date.

According to documents filed in Maricopa County Superior Court, Payne and Krider said customers had the potential to earn large sums of money if they used and recruited new participants to use Liberty League’s “personal development” products. In fact, the majority of participants did not earn enough to cover the amount they paid to buy the products sold to them.

The personal development products included a home-study course, a four-day personal development conference and a five-day personal finance and development conference. Prices ranged from $1,495 to $12,995 per person.

In addition to the civil penalties, attorney’s fees and restitution, the defendants are also required to:

  • Refrain from making unsubstantiated income claims.
  • Advise potential customers of the correct percentage of participants who have made a profit through their participation in the Liberty League program.
  • Refrain from making any false or deceptive statements in their marketing materials."

Assistant Attorney General Nancy V. Anger handled this case.

Victim of Fraud?

If you believe you've been a victim of fraud, contact the Attorney General's office in Phoenix at: 602-542-5763; in Tuscon at: 520-628-6504; or outside the metro areas at: 1-800-352-8431.

To file a consumer fraud complaint online with the Arizona Attorney General, go here.

To file a complaint in person, the Attorney General's office has 22 satellite offices throughout the state with volunteers available to help. Locations and hours of operations are posted on the Attorney General's website at:

Consumers are also encouraged to sign up on the website to receive consumer advisories from the Attorney General.

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