• Report: #957261
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Mike Dillard

  • Submitted: Fri, October 19, 2012
  • Updated: Mon, November 05, 2012

  • Reported By: Stay Away — The World Other United States of America
Mike Dillard
815-A Brazos Street, Suite 111 Austin, Texas United States of America

Mike Dillard Elevation Group Ripped off Austin, Texas

*Consumer Comment: Official Complaing Filed By CFTC in Texas

*Consumer Comment: Not quite. A little more to it...

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Mike Dillard, Joel Friant, and Elevation Group being sued by the United States Commodity Futures Trading Comission.

Stay clear of these rip-off artists.  They are only out to rip you off and take your money.  Mike Dillard doesn't even own a piece of real estate in Austin, TX.  He doesn't own a shack, a house, or even a mansion.  He wants to stay off the radar because he is scared that he has ripped off thousands of people around the world.

Do your homework and stay clear of him and anybody associated with his group.  People like this need to go to prison.

You can search on Google for this at:  Feds sue Mike Dillard

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#1 Consumer Comment

Official Complaing Filed By CFTC in Texas

AUTHOR: nicholas2835 - ()

If anyone wants the actual facts of this case, here's a PDF copy of the actual complaint filed by the Commodities Federal Trade Commission, referred to as "the fed" above, in US District Court. Read it for yourself.



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Not quite. A little more to it...

AUTHOR: John Q. Public - (USA)

I strongly suspect you are a direct competitor of Mike's/EVG's which is why you selected to post this with a link back to what I believe is most likely your own article.

Anonymity can be good, but it certainly has its drawbacks online, as anyone can post anything about anyone without taking any responsibility for it. Don't bother saying it's not your article, as unless you post your real identity that I can personally confirm, there's likely no way to verify it's not your own hit piece you wrote yourself and are advertising here.

Also, presuming it's your article, you don't include all the facts, which paints what looks to be a deliberately misleading story that could probably end up getting you sued royally. Yes, a suit can easily reveal your IP and true identity if a subpoena is issued, even if you use a proxy.

Mike has painstakingly kept everyone up-to-date on the entire ProphetMax case, while filing a class action against those who committed fraud against his members, and he mentions why he's included in the CFTC suit, and how it has nothing to do with fraud on his or EVG's part... which is exactly what the article you provide as "evidence" is suggesting, which is not true. EVG/Dillard being named as defendants had to do with a registration issue, not a fraud issue, which is explained at the link above.

In your article (again, presuming it's yours or an associate's and that you're a marketing competitor), "you" write:

"The suit claims the defendants systematically defrauded investors out of more than $53 Million through a complex and sophisticated network of websites, webinars and online marketing efforts."

Your article very much suggests that Mike or EVG committed fraud, and to anyone's actual knowledge, this is not the case. They were victims of this fraudster as well and it damaged a reputation it's taken Mike a long time to develop. People make mistakes. If you haven't made a mistake, then I suppose you're J.H. Christ Himself and have total omniscience and will never get taken in by a scam artist. But I suspect if you believe scant bits of info like you've provided as "proof" here, that you probably get taken in by scammers all the time.

Further, "your" article states:

"Dillard sent out at least three separate emails yesterday promoting his Elevation Group to his emails lists. Since he knew there was an investigation by the Feds and the suit filed yesterday, his aggressive mailings cant be coincidence. Odds are hes trying to cash in on as many people as possible before this news circulates."

The above paragraph suggests he's doing something different from what he's always done, which is not true. He promotes continuously as any marketer would and should do when they have a worthwhile product or service to offer, which EVG most certainly is, as evidenced by the countless testimonials he continues to receive through comments posted below every lesson he posts online.

In my experience, the people who post complaints like yours are often the biggest offenders, which I suspect you may very well be and may have plenty of your own customer complaints to deal with. Not that you can tell everything from a photo, but looking at the photo on the main leadersclub.com site, I personally would not trust that person further than I could throw him. But, I do trust Mike. I tend to have good intuition. And, yes, my gut told me solidly that Dillard got duped by Senen/ProphetMax while I was watching the actual live online presentation Senen gave. I even gave my partner a head's up that night that Mike may have just trusted the wrong person, which it ended up he did. It happens to the best of us. Look at the top investors who trusted Madoff. "At one point, Madoff Securities was the largest market maker at the NASDAQ and in 2008 was the sixth largest market maker on Wall Street." (source: Wikipedia) And you think you can do a better job discerning than many top financial experts on Wall St. that got duped by him? I doubt it.

I think Mike is a good, honorable and upright person and businessman. I'm sure he's no saint, but so far as I've seen, he does his best to do what's right by people. That's been my only experience of him over the years despite any complaints from ill-informed armchair warriors, lazy people not wanting to actually apply his systems or methods and expecting miraculous results, or jealous competitors.

If you're looking to hang a man in the court of public opinion, I think you need to do better than this. Also, keep in mind there's some pretty heavy karma (whether you believe in karma or not) for even mistakenly impugning someone's character or reputation like this. It'll come back on you. It always does. For your own sake, be careful.
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