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Complaint Review: Powergum Dreamlife Products
Powergum Dreamlife Products18120 Hosmer Mill Road Covington, Louisiana United States of America
Powergum Dreamlife Products Brent Holland, Toni Holland, Power Plus MPG powergum scam powergum rip off , brent toni holland con artists Covington, Louisiana
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As part of the sweep, Attorney General Foti announced that his office has filed suit against Brent Holland and Dreamlife, L.L.C. d/b/a Power Plus MPG and DreamLife Products. The Attorney Generals Office alleges that Dreamlife, L.L.C. has operated an illegal business opportunity in the marketing and selling of Power Plus MPG distributorships. The company, operating out of St. Tammany Parish, sell kits to people who wish to start distributorships of PowerPlus MPG products. The product that is included in the kits are Puppies, powders or liquids that are advertised to increase vehicle gas mileage. The Attorney Generals Office alleges that the products may not work as advertised and may be harmful to engines. [continued below]....
December 13, 2006: (Baton Rouge, LA) Louisiana Attorney General Charles C. Foti, Jr., today announced Project FAL$E HOPE$, a federal and state law enforcement sweep targeting bogus business opportunities and work-at-home scams. The crackdown includes more than 100 law enforcement actions by the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice, the United States Postal Inspection Service, and law enforcement agencies in 11 states, including Louisiana.
I want to take this opportunity to remind all those who wish to operate business opportunities that they must register with our office and post a surety bond. To provide business opportunities to Louisiana consumers without properly registering and obtaining a bond is an unfair trade practice and can be prosecuted under the Louisiana Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law, Attorney General Foti stated.
Bogus business opportunities trample on Americans dreams of financial independence, said FTC Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras. If a business opportunity promises no risk, little effort, and big profits, it almost certainly is a scam. These scams offer only a money pit, where no matter how much time and money is invested, consumers never achieve the riches and financial freedom promised.
When the states and the federal government, civil and criminal enforcers, all work together sharing information, partnering resources, and coordinating our efforts we can make very significant progress against these unlawful businesses, said Peter D. Keisler, Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department's Civil Division. He went on to describe 23 fraud convictions obtained in 2006, and the sentencing of 23 defendants to a total of over 150 years' imprisonment for causing over $86,000,000 in consumer loss.
Project FAL$E HOPE$ includes new cases announced today, developments in existing cases, criminal convictions, and state actions, as well as new education materials for advertising sales staff on screening ads for bogus business opportunities.
As part of the sweep, Attorney General Foti announced that his office has filed suit against Brent Holland and Dreamlife, L.L.C. d/b/a Power Plus MPG and DreamLife Products. The Attorney Generals Office alleges that Dreamlife, L.L.C. has operated an illegal business opportunity in the marketing and selling of Power Plus MPG distributorships. The company, operating out of St. Tammany Parish, sell kits to people who wish to start distributorships of PowerPlus MPG products. The product that is included in the kits are Puppies, powders or liquids that are advertised to increase vehicle gas mileage. The Attorney Generals Office alleges that the products may not work as advertised and may be harmful to engines. By providing a business opportunity to Louisiana consumers without complying with specific provisions of the Louisiana Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law, Dreamlife, L.L.C., PowerPlus MPG and Brent Holland have allegedly committed unfair trade practices. Specifically, Dreamlife, L.L.C. failed to register its business opportunity with the Attorney Generals office and post sellers and agents surety bonds with the Attorney Generals office.
The Attorney Generals Office has received a temporary restraining order against Brent Holland and Dreamlife, L.L.C. d/b/a Power Plus MPG and DreamLife Products. A hearing for a preliminary injunction is scheduled.
The Federal Trade Commission announced nine new cases, and three new referrals to DOJ for filing, as well as developments in another 13 cases. DOJ also obtained numerous criminal convictions as part of the sweep, putting business opportunity scammers behind bars. In the past year, USPIS was active against business opportunity scams perpetrated through the mail, obtaining cease and desist orders, restitution, and other remedies.
State law enforcement actions were announced by the Arizona Attorney Generals Office; California Attorney Generals Office; California Department of Corporations; Connecticut Department of Banking, Securities and Investments Division; Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services; Indiana Attorney Generals Office; Kentucky Attorney Generals Office; Louisiana Attorney Generals Office; Maryland Attorney Generals Office, Securities Division; Texas Attorney Generals Office; Washington State Department of Financial Institutions, Securities Division; and Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection also personally warned consumers to beware of bogus business opportunities.
A new guidance for publishers offers them help to screen out deceptive ads for business opportunities. The alert, Ads for Business Opportunities: How to Detect Deception, suggests advertising sales staff to give an extra look at ads that make claims such as:
No risk! Guaranteed Quick and Easy! Earn $2,000 a month.
The alert warns that legitimate business ventures involve risks, start-up businesses require a lot of work to get off the ground, and that the law requires earnings claims in ads be accompanied by the number and percentage of previous purchasers who achieved the income.
If you believe you are a victim of a business opportunity scam or would like more information on business opportunities, please contact the Attorney Generals Consumer Protection Hotline at 1-800-351-4889.
Also the MSDS sheet is phoney...... doesn't list the chemicals ....
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
*HMIS: HEALTH- 2 FIRE-1 REACTIVITY- 0
Carcinogen: NTP (No) IARC (No) OSHA (No)
DATE REVISED: 7/1/2006 REV: F * HMIS CODE ratings are estimated.
PRODUCT NAME: Power Plus MPG
1. SARA TITLE III SECTION 313 SUPPLIER NOTIFICATION - This product contains the following toxic chemicals subject to the reporting requirements of Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right To Know Act of 1986 (40 CFR 372): None
2. TSCA Inventory Status - All the components of this product are listed on the TSCA Inventory.
3. RCRA Status - This product contains the following chemicals listed on the 40 CFR Part 261.33: None
4. CERCLA Status - This product contains the following chemicals listed on the 40 CFR Part 302.4: None
5. Transportation Part A - Not Restricted
The information contained herein is given in good faith. However, no guarantee or warranty of any kind expressed or implied is made with respect to this information.
I. IDENTIFICATION & PHYSICAL DATA
PERCENT VOLATILE: NA VAPOR PRESSURE: NA
BOILING POINT: NA SOLUBILITY IN WATER: None
VAPOR DENSITY: Air
EVAPORATION RATE: <BUAC
APPEARANCE: colorless to yellow liquid
SPECIFIC GRAVITY: 1.02
II. HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS CAS# WT% TOXICITY DATA
III. FIRE & EXPLOSION DATA
FLASH POINT: 485F
EXTINGUISHING MEDIA: Dry chemical, foam, carbon dioxide.
UNUSUAL FIRE & EXPLOSION HAZARDS: Avoid fumes liberated by heat.
IV. REACTIVITY DATA
STABILITY: Stable @ ambient temperatures
HAZARDOUS POLYMERIZATION: Will not occur.
CONDITIONS TO AVOID: Excessive heat.
MATERIALS TO AVOID: Acids, bases, amines, and oxide materials
HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS: Fumes produced when heated to decomposition may include carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide.
V. HEALTH HAZARD DATA
EFFECTS OF OVER EXPOSURE
INGESTION: Single dose oral toxicity is considered to be extremely low. No hazards anticipated from swallowing small amounts incidental to normal handling operations.
INHALATION: Vapors are unlikely due to physical properties.
SKIN CONTACT: May cause skin irritation, dermatitis.
EYE CONTACT: May cause slight transient (temporary) eye irritation. Corneal injury is unlikely.
CHRONIC EFFECTS OF OVER EXPOSURE: No specific information available. Material is considered to be an immediate health hazard due to potential for skin reaction.
EMERGENCY & FIRST AID PROCEDURES
EYE CONTACT: In case of eye contact, flush with water for at least 15 minutes. Get medical attention immediately.
SKIN CONTACT: Wash off in flowing water or shower.
INGESTION: No adverse effects anticipated by this route of exposure incidental to proper industrial handling.
INHALATION: No adverse effects anticipated by this route of exposure.
VI. SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES
STEPS TO BE TAKEN IN CASE MATERIAL IS SPILLED: Avoid personal contact. Take up with absorbent material and shovel into a closed container.
WASTE DISPOSAL METHOD: Employ waste disposal procedures that are in accordance with federal, state and local regulations.
VII. SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION
VENTILATION: Locale exhaust recommended for exposure control.
VIII. SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid breathing vapors generated by heating. Keep containers closed when not in use. Remove all contaminated clothing and wash.
The information and recommendations contained in this Material Safety Data Sheet have been compiled from sources believed to be reliable and to represent the most reasonable current opinion on the subject when the MSDS was prepared. No warranty, guarantee, or representation is made as to the correctness or sufficiency of the information. The user of this product must decide what measures are necessary to safely use this product, either alone or in the combination with other products, and to determine its environmental regulatory compliance obligations under applicable federal or state laws.
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