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Complaint Review: Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing
Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing880 Exxecutive Way Lexington, Kentucky United States of America
Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing FHTM, Paul Orberson, Tom Mills FHTM graduates from Ponzi/Pyramid Scam to Attempted Murder Lexington, Kentucky
*Consumer Comment: 5 Porcelians Thrown Awards to Jospeh Isaacs
*Author of original report: Get your facts straight
*Author of original report: FHTM revenues from sales mainly signup fees
*Author of original report: FTC shuts down FHTM as Pyramid Scheme
*Consumer Comment: Large firm accused of being a multi-level pyramid scheme
*UPDATE Employee: Attempted Murder?? Really
It is so incomprehensible to understand how a company (Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing) that claims its mere existence is to help as many as possible, with help of the church, can also be so obnoxiously arrogant to believe they can manipulate the justice system to a point where they can push someone to death. After exposing the truth about Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing (FHTM) the whistleblower was sued in an attempt to shut him up and stifle his rights to freedom of speech.
If the fate of your business model rests at the hands of one individual, (not me) to the extent that you have to spend millions of dollars to try and shut him up then the system is just fatally flawed. Fix the PROBLEM not the SYMPTOM. This is all just a side effect of what you have created. I dont see the worst of the worst companies out there that act like this or have to put up with this nonsense. Whats the common denominator? Stop acting like 3rd graders and run a business for once, says Rob Jenkins.
Not only are they arrogant enough to think they have to the right to destroy Mr. Isaacs financially, but they continue, to this day, the harassment and intentional lies to the Federal courts and American Arbitration Association until he was on his death bed almost gone. Their briefs and motions totally elude any factual tatements and are based on unsubstantiated speculation and outright falsities, just like the foundation of their business since 2001. For 10 years they have claimed partnerships with Fortune 500 companies, being 100% debt free, solid enterprise and a money making franchise opportunity.
When you peel the outside off of this lemon one discovers the bitterness and the exact opposite is true. Multiple AGs including North Dakota, Montana (http://spokane.bbb.org/article/kentucky-based-fortune-hi-tech-marketing-%28fhtm%29-agrees-to-settlement-with-mt-commissioner-of-securities-and-insurance-19131), Texas https://www.oag.state.tx.us/consumer/fortune_avc.pdf) and North Carolina AG offices have investigated, prosecuted and/or fined them for operating an illegal pyramid fraud.
They are also on the FTC Operations Empty Promises list of companies being investigated for illegal activities. During the settlement with Texas AG in 2011 they claimed to not have enough money to pay back the 1+ Million in restitution yet they have found the funds to persecute the whistleblower that brought it all to light.
In 2009, USA Today did an article on FHTM which laid out their legal woes and allegations of fraud. (http://www.usatoday.com/money/companies/2010-10-15-multilevelmarketing14_CV_N.htm)
ABC news did a two part story on the crimes which involved an interview of Mr. Isaacs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3x_kgx60Tc)
FHTM has not only engaged in a malicious prosecution since the very beginning but they have had their representatives call and threaten Mr. Isaacs life. Filing a trademark violation case for using the world Fortune which they knew was owned by Time Magazine, and not them, was just a way to take advantage of the system by someone with more money that the poor defendant had. The ex- FHTM general counsel, Judy Hammerschmidt, who was not even licensed to practice law in
Kentucky, during her tenure with FHTM, has displayed a great deal of malice and wrongful intent. Her attempts at intimidation as their general counsel were hilarious considering the fact that she was acting as a lawyer illegally. She has since been reprimanded by the Kentucky Bar Association. No evidence existed or exists to back any of their claims. If FHTM had a case with legal merit they would have never agreed to a settlement and dismissal in June 2011. They didnt win anything as they have rumored through the ranks of their cult-like followers.
FHTM continues to purposefully engage in behavior that is extreme and outrageous which is intended to cause severe mental anguish and they should be penalized for the intentional infliction of emotional distress. The FHTM attorneys, who are milking their cash-cow client, have outright said that they will not be satisfied until Mr. Isaacs is homeless, without family, living on welfare in a cardboard box under a bridge somewhere. Their intention is not to get at the truth but instead to bankrupt Mr. Isaacs.
One year ago, in June 2011 a settlement agreement was negotiated, which was intended to eliminate the proceeding, unbelievable financial and emotional stress and put the issues to rest forever. The agreement was entered into under false pretenses and with great malice as during the last year they have done everything possible to continue the manipulation of the judicial system in an effort to stall or delay its finalization.
Mr. Isaacs took a sabbatical since the settlement in June 2011. He has given no further media interviews, no television appearances, no AG complaints and no internet blogging. It doesnt matter if he discusses FHTM or not. The FHTM legal team is so bent on blaming Mr. Isaacs for every negative comment or complaint made against them anywhere that they are blinded by the fact that others despise them as well of not more than he ever did. They have made Mr. Isaacs the poster child for not going against their cult and fraudulent business model. Bernie Madoff ran his Ponzi scheme for thirty years before being shut down. If FHTM spent as much time fixing their lies to act more like a real business then they wouldnt need to continue to harass and destroy anyone.
Their continued malicious prosecution and harassment resulted in Mr. Isaacs stress level hitting the roof in August 2011 causing a major life threatening heart attack. He underwent two major surgeries inside of a month to save his life. Doctors orders were to eliminate anything stressful in my life including the FHTM litigation and work.
He was forced into retirement and has been going broke as a direct result of the litigation by FHTM in their attempt to kill him literally. It is like they smelled the blood and wont let up till Mr. Isaacs is gone from the face of the earth permanently.
Who in their sane mind would ever think that such a supposedly respectable company, run by the King of MLM Paul Orberson, would spend all of their resources on attempted murder? Their intentions are clear - dont rest until Mr. Isaacs is dead and gone.
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