Breaking MLM Scam Alert: Randy Jeffers, founder of Libert International, launches WOW Mobile, ten years after the death of his last MLM telecommunication scam, Destiny Telecom.
(UPDATE: Randy Jeffers Talks to Troy Dooly at MLM Help Desk)
Ok, yes I have heard both sides of the Destiny Telecom side of things. However, after reading several of the court documents, opinions of top MLM attorneys I am convinced Randy Jeffers could have corrected issues with his company long before the FTC got involved had he not let his ego get out of hand.
Now, for you who have no clue what I am talking about, let me fill you in.
In the late 90s the Telecommunication Industry was deregulated, and hundreds if not thousands of small companies launched. Kind of like what we are seeing in the MLM Wireless arena today. Randy along with some other interesting folks saw an opportunity to earn millions of dollars off the back of unsuspecting people.
The DotCom boom was getting into full swing, and people from all walks of life were looking for ways to earn money. Most, like today were not taking any time to investigate the businesses. They were listening to the Charismatic Hype from the son of a preacher as he motivated and got them excited.
People from single moms, to retired couples on fixed pensions joined the company because of the promise of fast money. I remember the Hype like it was yesterday… “This company is growing faster than Excel! It will be the next Billion Dollar MLM Business! We’re the Fastest growing MLM Company in History!”
As Kind Solomon, the ancient King of the Hebrew people wrote… There is nothing new under the sun!
This link will give you a short overview of Destiny Telecomm. Read closely the issue with the Matrix compensation plan, does this sound like a couple of other companies I’ve blogged on lately.
Destiny Telecomm Overview Although not every link works, you will get the picture.
Hereis a great article from Grimes & Reese top MLM Attorneys Click Here
Here is a short chronological order of events which took place, while trusting MLM Distributors, continued to believe the words of Randy Jeffers, Richard Slaback and others who earned millions, knowing the FTC and several sate AGs were closing in fast.
November, 1996 –
Defendant: Destiny Telecomm International, Inc.
Primary Location: Oakland (also in the state of Oklahoma)
Nature of Business: An investigative subpoena has been issued regarding the sale of this multi-level marketing scheme involving prepaid calling cards.
Media Contact: Florida Attorney General’s Office, Henry Gill, 904-922-9206 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 904-922-9206 end_of_the_skype_highlighting; North Carolina Attorney General’s Office, Christine Lanning, 919-715-2444
Feb 14th, 1997 – Agreement with California Company Settles Alabama Phone Card Dispute.(Originated from The Mobile Press-Register, Ala.)
Feb 14th, 1997 – Oklahoma CORPORATION COMMISSION
March 19, 1997 – California Telecom Firm to Pay $1.6 Million in Penalties, Alter Practices.(Originated from Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif.)
March 20, 1997 – Destiny Telecomm settles lawsuit with DAs, State; No wrongdoing found; Destiny signs to save Oakland jobs
April 4th, 1997 – Oakland, Calif., Phone Card Company to Help Little League Fundraiser.(Originated from Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif.)
May 29, 1997 – Destiny Telecomm reaches operating accord in NY; Company anticipates major growth in Empire State
January 20, 1998 – State disconnects calling card firm
October 10th, 1998 – California Regulators Bar Destiny Telecomm International from State.
Now, this brings us to Liberty International.
Randy launched Liberty International after moving from California to Texas. Now while most of us would use Tallahassee packing and moving companies for your homes, Randy got a private team to handle his product. The domain was grabbed in July 8th, 1999 not to long after everything quieted down form the Destiny Telecomm scam.
The company website talks about a company for the 21st Century, yet their site still looks like a 1999 website.
There is no company office, just a PO box, and the fact they use “The Planet” as they hosting company.
As for their launch of WOWMobile.com, well it seems to be the same story as other wireless communication technology. Nothing new, nothing different.
In closing, let me say… I do believe people can change. Lord knows I am far from perfect and folks keep reminding me of that fact daily.
If you are going to make Liberty International your home, or market the WOWMobile wireless service, at least know all the facts.
Never Give Up,