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Complaint Review: Brent Holland DreamLife Products Powergum Power Gum
Brent Holland DreamLife Products Powergum Power Gum18120 HOSMER MILL Road, Covington, Louisiana Internet United States of America
Brent Holland DreamLife Products Powergum Power Gum Dreamlife Products, LLC, Powerplus MPG Rip off, liar, con man, MLM deceptive marketing, says products organic Power Gum PowerGum was not delivered as promised, unsafe, open tubes, leaking brown syrup all over sticky tubes Internet
*UPDATE Employee: Misleading Propaganda!
*Consumer Comment: Barbara Turner Extortionist - Exposed
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My friend lost over $2,500 from this fiasco -- she wondered why on earth the website was not up , why did they "launch" July 19, 2010 and why on earth would they send out product in this horrible condition -- although SHE liked the product - no weight loss results however, she feels it is UNETHICAL, DISHONEST, NOT IN RE SELLABLE CONDITION and SHE DEMANDED ALL HER MONEY BACK FOR THE FRAUD & HEALTH DANGER THEY ARE COMMITTING -- THESE SO CALLED GOODY TWOSHOE CHRISTIAN AND SO CALLED PASTOR REFUSE -- HOLLAND IS BROKE -- WHY USE THE HOME ADDRESS AS THE BUSINESS ADDRESS????? WHERE IS THE FACTORY???? WHY HAND TAPE THE ENDS???? WHY, WHY, WHY???? BECAUSE HE IS BROKE AND HE IS A POMPOUS a*s EGO MANIAC WHO IS TRYING TO RUN THE WHOLE SCAM BY HIMSELF. [continued below]....
GREAT IDEA FOR THE PRODUCT , JUST NO MONEY TO FINISH IT. IT'S DEAD IN THE WATER AND WE HOPE TO GET THE FED'S TO LOCK THIS LIAR AND THIEF AWAY!!
GUM IN DEPLORABLE CONDITION BEING SENT OUT
HEALTH HAZARD , BACTERIA PRONE, UNSANITARY
SHAME ON THESE SO CALLED CHRISTIANS
ANONYMOUS EMAIL SEND TO MY FRIEND:
show details Aug 19 (1 day ago)
PO Box 3429 Covington, LA 70434
Ph 985-875-0444 * Fax 985-875-0670
August 19th, 2010
Dear Mrs. Turner,
We regret that you are not satisfied with the products and service of DreamLife Products. Management is very grieved and disappointed that you have chosen to call Brent Holland a liar and his company fraudulent.
Brent Holland has been in business for approximately 14 years in the state of Louisiana. He is not a liar and his company is not fraudulent.
We have thousands of witnesses to attest to that. DreamLife ships products that are ordered and paid for, and pays all commissions earned and has been doing so for approximately 14 years in America and many countries overseas. And, DreamLife is currently Licensed and Bonded in the state of Louisiana and has met with the Attorney Generals office along with his attorneys in the past and made sure that the Attorney Generals office was pleased with his company.
However, Brent Holland liquidated personal assets and spent personal money to launch PowerGum and as with a large portion of America, he has experienced some cash flow problems that caused him to fall behind on his personal house note which he has owned for more than 10 years.
First Guaranty Bank bought his house back because of foreclosure and since then, Brent Holland and First Guaranty Bank have worked out all loan issues and he will not be losing his home. During the foreclosure period, because of Brent Hollands past history and creditability with the bank, he was never asked to leave his home.
Moreover, just because someone goes through personal financial difficulties, it does not make them a liar nor fraudulent.
We feel that we have a very fair refund policy. We do not refund money spent by a distributor advertising our products. And we require unused products to be sent back and then we refund money for unused product.
And for the record, we offered to give you a refund last week for unused product, but, you decided to remain a distributor. At this time, we are willing to waive all fees and refund you every returned unopened PowerGum tube that you purchased from DreamLife plus your website fee of $40. Please ship immediately to: DreamLife 18120 Hosmer Mill Rd Covington, LA. All money will be refunded once received at our facility.
Because you called Brent Holland a liar and DreamLife Products fraudulent, and issued verbal and written threats to slander our company and CEO, management has decided to deliver all correspondence to the Attorneys office. And, are strongly considering filing a lawsuit against you personally. This will cause you unnecessary financial grief for many months and years to come. This is not a threat, this is preparing you for legal action if you deliver any more negative information about Brent Holland or DreamLife. We recommend that you overnight the products you purchased back to the before mentioned address and except this refund and disconnect yourself from this company and all its distributors immediately. We respectfully ask that you give this letter special attention as it is very serious and time sensitive. Please respond carefully, upper management and law firm may read and file your response for future use in litigation against you.
DreamLife, LLC Management
YES BRENT HOLLAND WAS FORECLOSED 07-14-2010 BACK IN 06-2009 HE WAS OVER $18,000 IN ARREARS
FIRST GUARANTY BANK vs BRENT J. HOLLAND
18120 HOSMER MILL ROAD, COVINGTON, LA. 70435
Rodrigue, Julian$1,615,025.14 Yes Appraised (see link from Sheriff's website)
9 201011901 FIRST GUARANTY BANK vs BRENT J. HOLLAND
18120 HOSMER MILL ROAD, COVINGTON, LA. 70435
Rodrigue, Julian $1,615,025.14 Yes
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office - Civil Case Management
- 2 visits - 9:12amJul 14, 2010 ... 201011901, FIRST GUARANTY BANK vs BRENT J. HOLLAND. 18120 HOSMER MILL ROAD, COVINGTON, LA. 70435. Rodrigue, Julian, $1615025.14, Yes ...
and confirmed by Sheriff's office , Case # 201011901 was FORECLOSED
|St Tammany Parish Sheriff's Department
|2008 Nontransferred Property Advertising List
FOR JURISDICTION: 07 3 RURAL
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INST NO 1200196 INST NO 15067
09 2006 TS INST NO 1639753
HOFFMAN, MARC R ETUX
LOTS 7 9 SQ 19 TAMMANY HILLS INST NO 1010191 INST
70183 10TH ST
NO 1192525 INST NO 1394137 INS
T NO 1705943
PO BOX 9
HOLLAND, BRENT J
11.67 ACS SEC 44 6 11 CB 1187 473 INST NO 1197154
18120 HOSMER MILL RD
THIS PRODUCT IS NOT , I REPEAT NOT PATENT PENDING. HOLLAND IS A TOTAL CON MAN
SEARCH LOUISIANA SECRETARY OF STATE FOR BUSINESS REGISTRATION:
Total Results: 6
Name Affiliation City Detail
HOLLAND, BRENT Manager of ACADIAN NATURALS, L.L.C. HAMMOND
HOLLAND, BRENT Member of DREAMLIFE, L.L.C. COVINGTON
HOLLAND, BRENT Director of FIRST PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF HAMMOND, INC. COVINGTON
HOLLAND, BRENT Agent of ACADIAN NATURALS, L.L.C. HAMMOND
HOLLAND, BRENT Agent of DREAMLIFE, L.L.C. COVINGTON
HOLLAND, BRENT Agent of FIRST PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF HAMMOND, INC. COVINGTON
Name Type City Status
DREAMLIFE, L.L.C. Limited Liability Company COVINGTON Active
Business: DREAMLIFE, L.L.C.
Charter Number: 35637705 K
Registration Date: 1/29/2004
18120 HOSMER MILL RD.
COVINGTON, LA 70435
C/O BRENT HOLLAND
P.O. BOX 3429
COVINGTON, LA 70434
File Date: 1/29/2004
Last Report Filed: 7/6/2010
Type: Limited Liability Company
Agent: BRENT HOLLAND
Address 1: 18120 HOSMER MILL RD.
City, State, Zip: COVINGTON, LA 70435
Appointment Date: 1/29/2004
Officer(s) Additional Officers: No
Officer: BRENT HOLLAND
Address 1: 18120 HOSMER MILL RD.
City, State, Zip: COVINGTON, LA 70435
Amendments on File
No Amendments on file
shut down Brent Holland Dreamlife's ephedra product
then 2006 shut down Dreamlife's Powerplus MPG
Federal, Louisiana State Law Enforcers Complete Bogus Business Opportunity Sweep
December 13, 2006 -- (Baton Rouge, LA) Louisiana Attorney General Charles C. Foti, Jr., today announced Project FAL$E HOPE$, a federal and state law enforcement sweep targeting bogus business opportunities and work-at-home scams. The crackdown includes more than 100 law enforcement actions by the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice, the United States Postal Inspection Service, and law enforcement agencies in 11 states, including Louisiana.
I want to take this opportunity to remind all those who wish to operate business opportunities that they must register with our office and post a surety bond. To provide business opportunities to Louisiana consumers without properly registering and obtaining a bond is an unfair trade practice and can be prosecuted under the Louisiana Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law, Attorney General Foti stated.Bogus business opportunities trample on Americans dreams of financial independence, said FTC Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras. If a business opportunity promises no risk, little effort, and big profits, it almost certainly is a scam. These scams offer only a money pit, where no matter how much time and money is invested, consumers never achieve the riches and financial freedom promised.
When the states and the federal government, civil and criminal
enforcers, all work together sharing information, partnering
resources, and coordinating our efforts we can make very significant
progress against these unlawful businesses,
said Peter D. Keisler, Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department's Civil Division. He went on to describe 23 fraud convictions obtained in 2006, and the sentencing of 23 defendants to a total of over 150 years' imprisonment for causing over $86,000,000 in consumer loss.
Project FAL$E HOPE$ includes new cases announced today, developments in existing cases, criminal convictions, and state actions, as well as new education materials for advertising sales staff on screening ads for bogus business opportunities.
As part of the sweep, Attorney General Foti announced that his office has filed suit against Brent Holland and Dreamlife, L.L.C. d/b/a Power Plus MPG and DreamLife Products. The Attorney Generals Office alleges that Dreamlife, L.L.C. has operated an illegal business opportunity in the marketing and selling of Power Plus MPG distributorships. The company, operating out of St. Tammany Parish, sell kits to people who wish to start distributorships of PowerPlus MPG products. The product that is included in the kits are pills, powders or liquids that are advertised to increase vehicle gas mileage. The Attorney Generals Office alleges that the products may not work as advertised and may be harmful to engines. By providing a business opportunity to Louisiana consumers without complying with specific provisions of the Louisiana Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law, Dreamlife, L.L.C., PowerPlus MPG and Brent Holland have allegedly committed unfair trade practices. Specifically, Dreamlife, L.L.C. failed to register its business opportunity with the Attorney Generals office and post sellers and agents surety bonds with the Attorney Generals office.
The Attorney Generals Office has received a temporary restraining order against Brent Holland and Dreamlife, L.L.C. d/b/a Power Plus MPG and DreamLife Products. A hearing for a preliminary injunction is scheduled.
The Federal Trade Commission announced nine new cases, and three new referrals to DOJ for filing, as well as developments in another 13 cases. DOJ also obtained numerous criminal convictions as part of the sweep, putting business opportunity scammers behind bars. In the past year, USPIS was active against business opportunity scams perpetrated through the mail, obtaining cease and desist orders, restitution, and other remedies.
State law enforcement actions were announced by the Arizona Attorney Generals Office; California Attorney Generals Office; California Department of Corporations; Connecticut Department of Banking, Securities and Investments Division; Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services; Indiana Attorney Generals Office; Kentucky Attorney Generals Office; Louisiana Attorney Generals Office; Maryland Attorney Generals Office, Securities Division; Texas Attorney Generals Office; Washington State Department of Financial Institutions, Securities Division; and Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection also personally warned consumers to beware of bogus business opportunities.
A new guidance for publishers offers them help to screen out deceptive ads for business opportunities. The alert, Ads for Business Opportunities: How to Detect Deception, suggests advertising sales staff to give an extra look at ads that make claims such as:
No risk! Guaranteed Quick and Easy! Earn $2,000 a month.
The alert warns that legitimate business ventures involve risks, start-up businesses require a lot of work to get off the ground, and that the law requires earnings claims in ads be accompanied by the number and percentage of previous purchasers who achieved the income.
If you believe you are a victim of a business opportunity scam or would like more information on business opportunities, please contact the Attorney Generals Consumer Protection Hotline at 1-800-351-4889.
Source: Louisiana Attorney General's Office
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