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Complaint Review: Joseph Isaacs

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  • Submitted: Fri, March 26, 2010
  • Updated: Sun, May 12, 2013

  • Reported By: dr2010 — TAMPA Florida United States of America
Joseph Isaacs
Palm Harbor, Florida United States of America

Joseph Isaacs Joe Cool Joe Isaacs Terminated From FHTM Palm Harbor, Florida

*Consumer Comment: google joseph isaacs before buying

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Consumer advocate publishes memoir. All the truth!

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: FHTM is caught in a massive LIE

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: This is Hilarious

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Joseph Isaacs has been terminated from FHTM!!!!  The official reason is unknown at this time. What we do know is that Joseph's website (www.fortunesocial.com) was publishing negetive blogs from the administration about fhtm and some of its leaders. Even more disturbing some of these leaders indentities were stolen by the administration of www.fortunesocial.com and used to slander fhtm and promote their webinar tool. Joseph has claimed this site was developed to help reps with their business yet the admin of his site continues to post negetive blogs about the company they are supposed to be supporting. Also once you are a free member of the website they will try to push you to purchase their webinar tool for $26 month. A few key leaders in FHTM have been sladered by the admin as well as fake profiles created for the purpose of alluring people to purchase the webinar tool on a monthly basis.


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#1 Consumer Comment

google joseph isaacs before buying

AUTHOR: bankalchemist - ()

before you pay to download this new "isaacs" tell all just google joseph isaacs and read for awhile...

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#2 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Consumer advocate publishes memoir. All the truth!

AUTHOR: fhtmfacts - ()

MLM fraud whistle-blower Joseph Isaacs, who was made famous by exposing the Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing (FHTM) pyramid scheme and fraud back in 2010, has just released his memoir titled, Skapegoat the FHTM Blame Game Story. It is available via Amazon for the Kindle, via Barnes and
Noble for the Nook and also in paperback through Create Space. (www.joseph-isaacs.com)

This compelling, true and personal, story is about a successful semi-retired 30+ year entrepreneur that turned whistle-blower after getting involved with an illegal Ponzi style MLM called Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing (FHTM) in 2009. Top FHTM leaders and its founder Paul Orbersontried to destroy his life after he developed a FREE Facebook style tool-set for the industry. Subsequent to FHTM receiving their 2nd cease and desist from Montana, he filed a complaint with the Kentucky BBB
explaining their fraudulent ways, in an effort to get reimbursement for unwanted inventory. Shortly thereafter they make him the global scapegoat for everything bad happening to FHTM.

Mr. Isaacs was hit with a frivolous lawsuit claiming trademark violation for marks they never owned. The fortune mark is owned by Time, Inc. and FHTM was under an order to stop using it themselves. This was a foolish attempt to gag him and stifle his "Freedom of Speech" rights to
prevent FHTM from being further branded as an "Illegal Pyramid Scheme". The stress of the harassing litigation caused multiple life-threatening heart attacks. Mr. Isaacs almost died in 2011 from the heart issues caused by FHTM. This story will keep you mesmerized by the deceit, sexual harassment, lies, judicial manipulation, influence peddling and the drama that unfolds over the next couple of years.

His campaign for truth-telling finally bears fruit when FHTM was shut down on the morning of January 28th, 2013 when the FTC and Kentucky AG raided the Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing corporate offices in Lexington, Kentucky. Employees were sent walking and all files were confiscated.
Northern District of Illinois Federal Judge Darrah issues a temporary restraining order. Receiver Rob Evans and Associates was appointed.

"This is the beginning of the end for one of the most prolific pyramid schemes operating in North America, " Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway said. "This is a classic pyramid scheme in every sense of the word. The vast majority of people, more than 90 percent, who bought in to FHTM lost their money."
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FHTM is caught in a massive LIE

AUTHOR: FHTM - (United States of America)

Its wild to see how uneducated people slander the messenger. Fortune Social was a social network similar to Facebook but for MLM reps only. It never ripped anyone off because it was a FREE service that anyone could join and use. We never pushed anyone into using the webinar tool (similar to and cheaper that Go To Meeting). No control over users and admin was handled in India so I highly doubt there were any fake profiles.....and none were ever reported.

The individual filing this ripoff report is mad because Mr. Isaacs allowed others to speak freely about FHTM. They are also very upset because they have discovered that FHTM is an illegal Pyramid Scheme and that FHTM has been named in a RICO based class action lawsuit.

Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing Hit with National Class Action

September 18, 2010. By Brenda Craig

Louisville, KY: A giant pyramid scheme that has been masquerading as a marketing company appears to be starting to crumble. The only fortune the company created went mostly to the companys father figure, Paul Orbison, and a short list of his confederates.


Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing Hit with National Class Action. Although Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing purports to sell everything from hair care products to cell phones, the real sales job was done on potential recruits to the organization.

The law against pyramid schemes is clear, says R. Kenyon Meyer, an attorney who works with the well-known firm of Dinsmore and Shohl in Louisville, Kentucky. Meyer represents four former Fortune sales representatives in a national class action alleging they were victims of Orbisons operation.

According to the suit, sales representatives were charged $299 for the privilege of joining the Fortune team. Then they were pressured into buying a never-ending stream of services and equipment in order to do the job, says Meyer, who has been researching the company for several months now.

Fortune requires sales representatives to get frequent customer points. Those points are obtained not by selling something, but by signing up for something in order to do your job as a representative!

Just because Fortune maintained a list of products for sale doesnt mean it isnt a pyramid scheme, warns Meyer. Every pyramid scheme has some product that it purports to promote. The focus on recruitment overrides the focus on the sale of a product to the ultimate consumer meaning somebody not involved in the pyramid.

Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing was recently routed in a Montana state class action where regulators successfully litigated against the company for operating a pyramid scheme.


Orbison, who lives and operates Fortune from Lexington, Kentucky, tells recruits he was able to retire after he made a million dollars month with another multi-level marketing company. He started Fortune in order to give back and allow others an opportunity to get rich.

Meyers clients, however, would prefer that Fortune simply give back the money they were duped into pouring into a pyramid scheme. According to the research done by Dinsmore and Shohl, the majority of sales reps actually made less than $90 dollars a month before expenses.

There may be thousands of potential class members across the US and even in Canada and Britain, but Fortune is unclear about how many sales representatives it actually has on the books. They have made some vague representations from time to time, like we have had tens of thousands of representatives join in the last couple of months, says Meyer. But there have been no official numbers released.

The class has yet to be certified. Meyer believes it will happen soon. I am really looking forward to the discovery phase, he says.


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#4 REBUTTAL Individual responds

This is Hilarious

AUTHOR: FHTM - (United States of America)

I have decided to longer longer affiliate myself and damage my reputation by associating with Paul Orberson and FHTM. Yes, it is true that I was a manager and did very well. I spend 100's of thousands of dollars building a special and dedicated social network for FHTM reps. It was full of motivational and training videos. The blogs and groups were awesome. We then decided to create a training and BP tool called FHTM webconnect - the development costs were outrageous but I thought FHTM was a legit and legal company. Boy was I surprised to find out otherwise.

One the news broke in Montana and California the site administrators decided to allow posts about the news. They have been persecuted as the messengers, which is extremely unfair.

Like all other social networks - MySpace and Facebook. Management does not have time to monitor and police every single profile and comment, yet this ridiculous and uninformed FHTM do gooder seems to think we should at fortune social.

Nobody is twisting anyone's arm to purchase a tool they use already to save money. Isn't that the creedo of FHTM anyway. How hipocritical these people are.


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