I received a call from Duane Broadhead offering me an opportunity to be "brought on board" to receive personal coaching by a leading real estate investing coach. I demonstrated a high level excitement and interest since I recently had started a new LLC do do just that. He told me I would be "working directly under Peter Conti".
He set up the phone "interview" to be conducted by him, Luke and Bill Aguilar. I was asked to provide information about the approximate amount of money I had available to use for investing in my real estate business. They asked about the approximate balances on my credit cards and in my checking account as well as my 401K. These are typical questions if a party is interested in partnering for investment purposes so I was anxious to demonstrate that I was a bonified investor.
They spent a couple hours on the phone explaining the tax surplus redemption process and how it would potentially make "someone with" my "personality", "initative and drive" a ton of money.
Then they demanded my credit card account numbers stating it would cost me $12,500 because they had provided me all the "tools" I would need to start earning. I graciously declined saying I did not want to spend that much money just now. Bill Aguilar bullied and intimidated me when he said I would never acheive my goals if I did not stop being afraid. He said I was not "spending" that money, I was "investing it". He said I had already been given the secrets to tax surplus redemption and I owed them the money. I said no again and he continued to pressure me. He did get the money from me but I felt like I had been raped.
I spent the next several weeks studying and researching what I had been told about tax surplus redemtion trying to recoupe my "investment". There is a slim chance of earning a few dollars but it is in no way the cash cow they made it out to be.