I 'retired' from this company because I could no longer put up with the belittlement of its members and former members. I 'retired' in good faith that I would receive the retirement payments promised to all retirees. I left the company giving them full rights to two safelists [Ad Palace Safelist & EOpps.net] and an advertising website called "Online Income Directory" I asked for NO monetory compensation. I had no ill will towards the company, it's members, or it's programs. I thought the programs were good ideas and would bring an income to me as I was still a member of those and advertising them faithfully.
Then came the bombshell. December 2003 I was locked out of all accounts, without notice!! Because I joined a program that was comprised of former TTL members, I was suddenly black-balled from all current and future programs that were under the Blacktopp China network. I tried to email the owner, Mike Blacktopp and was told that "I could not have it both ways". If I was a member of this group of former members then I was "against TTL" and couldn't have it both ways. I had NOT joined this group at the time that he locked my accounts. I had only visited their forum and was "considering" joining. I tried to explain this to Mike. I finally told him that I was going to join the group and wished TTL nothing but good things. Then my email address was blocked and Mike Blacktopp refused my emails.
I am not the only person that this has happened to. I know several in the same situation. I am owed retirement payments from January 2004 to date. I will never see those payments nor will my children [as that was the promise of the retirement, that if a member passed away the payments would continue on to one's heirs]
I worked very hard to make TTL, This Team Leads, Simple Stepping Stones, etc great profit and income earners, but am denied the benefits of that. I did receive two $100. payments from my work with 1Search4all back in Oct & Nov 2003. These payments were NOT retirement related. I also did receive one $30. retirement payment in Nov.2003.
What I also did NOT see were the Thimbles that I was suppose to receive for being a member of "The Thimble Club" I paid $10. each for thimbles that I have never received. The reason stated was that the "certificates of authenticity" had not been created yet. I've waited for nearly a year for those certificates to be created. I don't believe they ever will be. I'd still like to have my thimbles. :-(
Be warned that if you join any programs affilitated with Blacktopp China, Mike Blacktopp, SSS, Simple Stepping Stones, The Team, This Team Leads, etc you will probably not see any income. In fact, you'll more than likely lose income. You are required to remove yourself from any program that is not affiliated with Mike Blacktopp. He also states you will never have to "pay to join" a program again, but several of us did pay out of our own pockets because we believed in the company and we believed in Mike Blacktopp. We were wrong.
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