Anyone read about the scammers in SC calling themselves "“The Three Hebrew Boys”":
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The three men, claiming to have been rescued from financial ruin by divine intervention, went to homes and churches across North and South Carolina spreading tales of financial rescue. With an investment of just pennies on the dollar, they promised an end to credit card debt, mortgages and hefty car loans.
And word of the "3 Hebrew Boys" spread. Small meetings in living rooms grew to fill church meeting halls and hotel ballrooms, with followers wooed, authorities now say, by promises of massive returns from investments in foreign currencies.
Tony Pough, Timothy McQueen and Joseph Brunson _ three men who attend church together _ created their endeavor in 2005 and named it after a tale in the Bible of three people who were thrown into a fiery furnace but spared because of their faith in God. Stories of their investment plan spread quickly thanks to believers who recruited new clients on military bases and in churches.
By the time authorities moved in, at least 7,000 investors from two dozen states had handed over $80 million. But barely any of it was invested _ less than $40,000, according to state and federal officials _ while the men bought a jet, luxury cars and tickets to football games, court documents show.
From what I read it went like this:
$2500 up front to pay off a house in 16 to 24 months, and this is amount is good for a house up to 250,000 pay off. The car deal is $1600 up front for up to $55,000 pay off.
People are ******* stupid! I found this other forum with a thread on them in Nov 2006 asking if they are for real....
Its a classic read:
Some "classic" comments:
"God isn't listening to you, moron. HE gave you a brain for a reason. If you CHOOSE not to use it, you are ON YOUR OWN."
"I feel that the posts on this website have gotten out of hand and are off the subject. I have continually complained to the webmaster about the personal insults that have been posted….expressing an opinion is fine but insulting others is not necessary.
"fre crying out loud, when are you frikkin morons going to realise that
if thses scammers really COULD generate 40% a month returns, why the hell would they need YOUR money????
Even if they started with a lousy 10k, compound interest would turn it into almost half a mill in a year. And $23 MILLION after 2 years.
Don't you get it? It's IMPOSSIBLE. They'd own ALL the money in the world in 4 years!!!
How STUPID are you people??? Are you :-
1. Thick as pig****
2. thick as a plank
3. dont know
You can only choose 1 answer, dummies."
"If you gave a penny to most of the Hebrew followers for their thoughts,you'd get change."
"3 heaves go straight to jail. Do not collect $200 million, do not bend over in the showers"
"they pay you in 'gold dubloons' delivered to your back door by a man on a donkey called 'Karl' (the man, not the donkey)."
"They've sent me so much money, I'm actually burning it in my log fire, because I just can't think how to spend this 'free money'."
Can you tell the bar is dead? I need some sleep....