Report: #437405

Complaint Review: Ed From Ohio

  • Submitted: Wed, March 25, 2009
  • Updated: Thu, May 14, 2009
  • Reported By: miami Florida
  • Ed From Ohio
    Cleveland, Ohio

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I found Ed From Ohio and his website and his other site a few months ago and got in touch with him. We spoke for some time on the phone and essentially what he is doing is running a cash gifting program with TLC123. At least that's the primary program. The idea is that to get involved you have to send Ed either $500, $1500, or $3500 as a gift. You then get access into TLC's back office program where you can set up your referral links etc. The idea is to get people interested in receiving cash gifts as well and in turn they send you money...but only after you get "qualified". So if you joined under the $500 level you can qualify to get $500 from others after you find your first person which will go to your this case Ed from Ohio. This works the same for every level. $500, $1500, or $3500. Sounds like an exciting opportunity to earn money right? Sure it does. And Ed from Ohio will sell you the dream! What you get though can be a nightmare. You have to advertise and recruit to find other people. Ed may suggest ibuzzpro as the tool. And an expensive tool it is. Then to use ibuzzpro, you have to get or buy leads, and that's more money gone. So, yes, you don't have to sell, tell or convince necessarily...but you will spend a decent amount of money.

I decided to to do this after a great deal of research and put my heart and soul into it for 3 months. I joined under the $1500 level, spent $500 for ibuzz plus their monthly recurring fee, plus the fee TLC charges, plus the fees to accept credit cards and set up a merchant account, plus the cost of leads (which can vary...just ask Ed). And I worked the system just as Ed and his team suggested, literally step-by-step. And after 3 months and about $3000, I had nothing to show for it. I voice blasted with ibuzz daily, called everyone that left messages, advertised through every medium suggested and in 90 days didn't make a measley dollar.

This is a rip off! Stay away from Ed from Ohio,, TLC123 and any other cash gifting'll only regret it. I just wish, and hindsight is 20/20 that I had seen a report like this before fedex ing my $1500 to Ed in Ohio. Don't make the same mistake.

Now Ed will tell you that if you see a report like this it's because someone is just disgruntled and didn't really work the system. I can assure I worked the system...I worked it every which way I thought of or was told to and it just didn't pay. Buyer beware!

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#1 Consumer Comment

Ed is a wonderful man!

AUTHOR: Cynthiaburke - (U.S.A.)

Ed has been so helpful to me. I joined him at a premier level about 8 months ago. I have made money with Ed. That's a pretty great accomplishment considering I have been in and out of the hospital. Every time I have ever called Ed he always gets back to me and helps me. He has even helped me follow up when I was unable. I needed to post this because Ed has been absolutely wonderful.

I am not very good with a computer and have never had my own business but he helped me get all my questions answered and has been there for me whenever I have questions.

The company training calls and training websites are also very helpful. In fact there are so many resources and training that there are ways for just about any one to succeed. I can't wait till my health health is back up to par so I can really dig into this.

In any case, Ed has been wonderful and has been there for me every step of the way. I can't say enough about how well he explains everything and supports his team. I am so blessed to have joined his team.
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#2 Consumer Comment

B.S. Scam Report

AUTHOR: Steveb - (U.S.A.)

Clarification: I have not Joined Ed in any programs but have met him through the phone and compared notes on a few occasions. I attempt to be analytical in my processes and enjoy the opportunity to speak with people who are top performers. I do use the voice broad cast system mentioned.

I have heard nothing but good about Ed and from others well into the industry and have even spoke to several of the people Ed has sponsored in the past. In fact, that is how we met, we mutually sponsored the same person in 2 separate businesses.

I personally would vouch for his character based on what he has accomplished in the industry and the people I know that he has helped. I can also say that I have heard him train and speak on national conferences calls on many occasions and he obviously has a strong grasp of what it takes to succeed in the Network marketing industry. Additionally, he has always been willing to share information about what works and doesn't work, on personal calls, on national calls, and among his own people.

Just a couple points in regards to this report:
1. CASH gifting = cash. Why a merchant account?
2. I am familiar with gifting and there is no tlc123--and if the person making this report is referring to another program with a similar name--They obviously were not working the program enough to even remember the name properly. That says something in itself about the validity of the statements made. For someone who has "put their heart and soul into this for 3 months" you would think they would know the name of the program.
3. Gifting programs have no "referral links" to set up as the individual stated--they are automatically assigned ID numbers as soon as they join.
4. Just the fact that Ed has a team and that he works in 2 of the most successful network marketing companies in history says something. I am familiar with Ed's marketing methods and use many of them myself.

5. Lastly, and most importantly! I know iBuzzPro.
This person says they spent $1500 + $500 for ibuzz + a merchant acct. for iBuzz is $69 + set up for iBu.zz at $78 + hosting fees for cash programs are from 100 to 150--lets assume $120 +. Let's say they only spent $230 for leads over 3 months. That brings a total to $2497 over 3 months. But that does not include any voice broadcasting fees. Each message to live or answer machines = 1.9 cents at a minimum. Our reporter states that he/she supposedly blasted Daily for 90 days. which amounts to about 250 calls per day? Oddly enough EVERYONE in iB.uzz (including ed) suggests at least 5000 to 10,000 or more per week. And they usually achieve results in a week or 2.

So their numbers are grossly over-exaggerated or they never gave the effort they claimed. C'mon, they don't even know the name of their organization--how serious would that appear to be....
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#3 Consumer Comment

No Scam here

AUTHOR: JasonB - (U.S.A.)

Just wanted to state my experience here. I got involved in Eds opportunity several months ago. Actually didnt do the voice broadcaster ed recommended but did follow a couple of eds marketing methods. I didnt have the money to do both so I started out with some 4 line ads that he suggested and a few creative marketing methods he also suggested.

It did take a few weeks of consistent marketing before I saw any results but I stuck with it. Filled that pipeline as Ed calls it. In just a few weeks I more than doubled my investment. I am earning money every week now at a minimum of $1000 on each sale.

As far as spending money on advertising that is part of my business. If I don't advertise the pipeline gets empty. I would take that as common knowledge that you have to spend money advertising and that you have to bring people in to buy either the product or the service or recruit etc...

I am looking into the voice broadcaster now because if what he showed me so far is working then I will keep adding on with the things that he suggests.
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#4 Consumer Comment

Voicebroadcasting and ed

AUTHOR: Mark5 - (U.S.A.)

Hi, I can't say I joined ed in any big things but I did join in the voice broad casting setup and am doing quite well. Ed didn't hold my hand but gave me a setup email that walked me through the setup and the company has great training too. I got stuck a couple times and eds always been there to get me through it. I also saw his .com site but just not interested in travel. The voice broadcasting makes more sense to me since I come from a traditional business. The voice broadcasting is doing very good for me and I have made my money back over n over on it every week since I joined. Thanks ed...
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#5 Consumer Comment


AUTHOR: Melaniestravels - (U.S.A.)

I am a little confused here. My name is Melanie and I actually signed up with ed from ohio. I saw this report and thought it must be a different Ed cause my experience has been nothing but positive. But then I saw the address. This report has to be totally bogus.
The only reason I know is I signed up with ed about a year ago and went to the 10kweeks site and signed up as a coastal vacations rep. So I don't know how this person signed up wt this tlc123 thing just a few months ago(p.s. I can't even find this tlc123 on the internet)? I was also introduced to ed through his edfromohio . com site and went through the various links connected to that site (because I am always afraid of getting scammed). That is how I found out about Coastal. I looked at the edfromohio site, looked at the links, went to a Coastal call, got a few questions answered, and joined.
Now, I have failed at half a dozen mlms/network marketing companies over the years. This is the first thing I ever made money with. Ed's been so patient with me and helped me get everything set up. Even helped me close my people when I first got set up--even on deals he wasn't getting paid on. In fact, ed is the first mentor that has helped me accomplish anything from home. Because of his help I was able to quit my job and stay at home raising my 2 daughters as a single mom. Not trying to say I got rich but after about 3 weeks I was a director and now I consistently make 3-5 sales a month from home with my kids. Each of those is at least $1000 and there is almost always 1 or 2 that earn me $3200.

The only thing I see accurate in this report is I do know Ed does ibuzz. I just joined that a couple months ago through ed. It hasn't exploded my sales but it made my advertising a lot cheaper and finding prospects a lot easier. Plus its more than paid for itself and I make a few sales of those a month too now. After it's monthly cost and the additional ibuzz sales it makes for me about an extra $1000 a month in profits.

Also ed does sell the dream - if it weren't for that I'd still be working in an office for a boss who took me for granted ad missing my daughters grow up. But obviously network marketing isnt for some people.

I would suggest you to call ed and ask for help - he always returned my calls with a helping hand - but I don't even believe this is a real report because the sites you said you signed up under lead me to coastal a year ago and still do lead to coastal even today. Good luck--if you need help call ed he has returned every call I ever left.
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