The elevation group has been hitting the newbies hard with their wealth system. The elevation group scam was not aware that many would fight this new plaque that has hit the internet to scam newbies out of their money by promising yet another wealth system.
One of the most basic principles in spending your money is to perform due diligence. Due diligence is the foundation for investments such as buying a house, a car or even an internet marketing product. Investing your money wisely with an expectation of a return is a requirement to succeed.
Therefore, if you see an opportunity, whether it is a house, a stock, or an internet marketing product that claims to make you money, you must do your proper due diligence.
Due diligence will include a full investigation of all aspects associated with the product, and then using your own intuition combined with the facts of finding, you will be making an informed choice on whether to proceed with your investment.
The Elevation Group.net, Inc was formed in September 2009, and incorporated in Nevada by Michael N Dillard in November 2010, Michael N Dillard filed an article of corporation with the State of Texas as a Foreign corporation. The name of the corporation in Texas is The Elevation Group, Inc with the assumed name of The Elevation Group.net, Inc. The registered agent of the corporation is Michael N Dillard, and the sole director listed is Michael N Dillard.
Additional contact for The Elevation Group is listed as a PO Box owned by Vested Wisely, LLC which is a corporation owned by Kip Herriage. CEO and co-founder of Wealth Masters International, LTD. Wealth Masters International was founded in 2005 by Kip Herriage and Karl Bessey.
Kipp Herriage is founder and Editor of a newsletter, Vertical Research Advisory, LLC, a newsletter started in 2006 and appears to now be defunct as last publication is listed in March 2009. Kip Herriage is also author of a book “Crash Proof, Becoming Wealthy in the Age of Risk”. Herriage received a BBA , Business, Marketing, Finance from Sam Houston State University, 1981 ? 1985.
Herriage claims to have worked for TWO of the largest U.S. investment firms for over 15 years As Vice President, Financial Planner, and Money Manager, In two separate interviews Herriage has claimed to work for ONE of the largest U.S investment firms for over 15 years, while in his blog he states “For over 15 years I was a Financial Advisor and Vice President of Investments for two of the most respected firms on Wall Street. He never actually reveals what 1 or 2 firms he worked for.
His 15 years place him from 1984 to 1999 when he said he left the corporate world. Meaning he worked for Wall Street while he was still in College in Texas (long commute, I know)
Karl Bessey, President of Wealth Masters International is from Utah and a former coal miner for 22 years. Wealth Masters International sells ‘wealth creation’ products intended to help people invest in stocks, commodities and securities. Membership in the company ranges from $295 up to $19,995. The premise behind Wealth Masters International is a MLM scheme in which customers can derive up to $1000 commission for signing on a downline customer for the $9,995 package.
The actual product of WMI appears to be MLM based where the wealth creation is actually from signing on new customers and not actually promoting any physical products other than a couple DVDs, newsletter and conference calls (webinars) with financial experts.
According to The Wealth Masters International website, WMI claims to be one of the world?s fastest growing financial education and consulting firms, with 35,000 members and operations in over 140 countries. Kip is also the Publisher of Vertical Research Advisory Investment Newsletter (VRA), a top-ranked financial publication (this fact is unverified). His uncanny predictions, including the remarkable recent rise of gold and the failure of the U.S. economy have earned Herriage the nickname “The Nostradamus of Finance.” (apparently only by Wealth Master International as sources in the Financial sector never heard of him).
Wealth Masters International was also the primary product and source behind another company formed with the help of Mike Dillard, Carbon Copy Pro. Jay Kubassek and Aaron Parkinson formed Carbon Copy Pro in 2004. According to the Wealth Masters International review, Carbon Copy Pro was created by founders Jay Kubassek and Aaron Parkinson with the help of Mike Dillard as a solution for struggling network marketers who needed an automated and high converting system to build a profitable business online.
Carbon Copy pro business premise was to build thousands of websites with the primary business of selling memberships as in a direct selling or MLM business model. Mike Dillard Quotes on his website: The Carbon Copy Pro master plan is hinged on the distribution of as many sites as feasible to sell the products of WealthMasters world so that instead of only 1 site promoting a single product, there will be thousands of sites promoting the product.
It has recently been announced by Wealth Masters International, that they are totally and completely severing all ties with Carbon Copy Pro, as of Friday 12/10/2010. (just prior to the launching of The Elevation Group).
These two organizations have been together for years, with WMI being the main product offering by Carbon Copy Pro for the people there making all the big bucks. WMI made the announcement to sever ties with Carbon Copy Pro several days ago, The Carbon Copy Pro has not made any mention of this on their site.
It appears from this research that Mike Dillard is merely repackaging rehashed information that he has sold for the last several years. Carbon Copy Pro sells a product called Black Box, the same product Mike Dillard claims will teach you to make money. Ironically, both products have the same ‘sales pitch’ information.
Wealth Masters International was the backend and primary product to Carbon Copy Pro for years and is now associated and partnered with Mike Dillard on The Elevation Group. The rehashed premise behind WMI is that they will show you how to make money in the recessive economy, and protect you from eminent failure of world economies.
It should also be noted that Neither Mike Dillard, Kip Herriage or their respective companies are listed with The Secretary of State in Texas under Title 7, which requires any person giving financial advice for compensation to register with the State.
Although both company sites claim they do not provide investment advice or financial planning, they use terms such as investment, financial success, and their newsletter offers to show you how to invest, yet they claim to be financial educators.
The bottom line is simply, Mike Dillard’s The Elevation Group is a rehash of Mike Dillard’s Carbon Copy Pro promoting selling memberships to Wealth Masters International and rehashing the WMI financial theories on the economic markets.
It is my opinion they are avoiding openness to avoid scrutiny of what is really behind their product and premise. Mike Dillard is not showing you how to make money or secure your financial future, he is selling you a rehashed and reworked plan from Wealth Masters International that is old hat advice from the early 2000’s
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