I was contacted by a Mileage Maxx telemarketer who was very skilled at telephone selling. He was able to sell me on a home business that was supposed to earn me a large monthly income that did not require any selling and only about one hour of work a week. I did not actually know what I was buying, but since I was and still am a sucker for any program that promises me a good income with very little work and no selling, I bought a $99 program and thought I would figure it out when I received the sign up package in a couple of days. When I got the package, I realized that I had signed up for an affiliate distributorship for Mileage Maxx fuel additive. The product sounded pretty good even though they had no lab tests to justify their claims. I did some research and found out that it has some bad reviews and is not actually as good as it claims to be.
I waited to be contacted by my "coach" who's job it was to put together a "business plan" for me. At this point I told him I was not interested in spending any money on a business that I had no interest in and had no previous plans of starting before being contacted by the telemarketer. He of course told me that all businesses require a financial investment and that radio and television advertising was the method that was recommended. At this point my husband got into the conversation and insisted that Mileage Maxx send him a quarterly financial 10K report to demonstrate that they were really selling this product.
At this point the conversation ended with my "coach" being quite upset and telling us we should buy the product and prove to ourselves that it is a good product.
We only lost $99, but hey it could have been more.