Freedom Club USA has advertised over a 3 year period to be an educational club, with information covering multiple topics ranging from political and financial, to new age and alternative health. As part of the education, they offer a membership into the club for a $300 fee, which opens up a special section of the website with additional articles, as well as the ability to participate on a "members-only" call held every Tuesday night.
The backbone of the club lies on an Administrative Remedy (AR) program they claim is able to convert bank debt and IRS bills into tax pre-paid cash. This is supposedly accomplished by writing letters to the lending institution demanding evidence of the alleged debt. After the three letter process is complete, the club notary claims to have a valid and legal judgement against the institution, which they brag is 100% successful. Following the obtainment of the judgement, the club claims to have a process that can pay for the value of the judgement by creating an unlimited amount of "e-credits" on a computer. The payment element of the process is what the club claims they are working on since the inception of their development team.
Although the process sounds exciting, there are pieces of information that the victim is not aware of when purchasing an AR. The first piece is that the founder, Tom Lawler, has been claiming for nearly 2.5 years that funding is immenent. There have been many many instances where he has said they are putting the final pieces together, and it never comes to fruition. The second piece is that the club has been reported to various law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, the FTC, etc. The third piece is that the head of the development team, George Lake III, is a diagnosed schitzophrenic. The relevance of this fact is that he is the one who is putting together the computers to create the money, as well as creating a private UCC (called a GL UCC) that is filed against the bank or IRS. The last piece is that Going through an Administrative Remedy Process is legal, but it is expensive and cannot be used at an international or local level as identified in a verbal opinion provided by one of the directors of finance at the Swiss Bank in London, two judges, attorneys and others with legal expertise who have reviewed a completed set of AR documents. All of the GL UCC filings are irrelevant and they are NEVER filed with the Secretary of State on behalf of the filer. This is a major fraud perpetrated against the club member. (source: http://www.freedomcrowsnest.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=48598)
They do however gladly accept payments for this process, at a cost of $3000 per AR, during this pre-launch period. The club (which includes the directors and consultants) have maintained a conduct of never accepting responsibility for any result that has emerged from their actions. Members have been through divorces, foreclosures, one member is literally living out of their car, and one case where a member is now in a mental-ward. Although these members cried out to the club for help, the club has responded with a "we're not responsible" attitude.
Restitution in this matter could be done two ways:
1. Pay the AR's in a timely manner. Giving a new excuse every week, continually claiming the club is on the brink of funding only diminishes any credibility the club has left (and I suspect thats not alot), and moves it into the realm of scam.
2. Close the doors and do not continue to promote false hope to unsuspecting victims.
An Angry Member
New York, New York