• Report: #626517
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  • Submitted: Sun, July 25, 2010
  • Updated: Sat, September 18, 2010

  • Reported By: yodleking — Miami Florida United States of America
Internet United States of America

networking4africa.com joseph shipley Charity scam Defrauding people via Nigerian Ponzi Internet

*Consumer Comment: Seems to be some form of MLM...

*Consumer Comment: Who to Believe?

*General Comment: Networking4Africa No Scam Guaranteed

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Networking4africa.com run by Joseph shipley of the shipley goup  is defrauding people  with a fake charity ,if you see the site there is no reference to what the money is for  and where irts going to go   just has info on how many millions they will pay you to join

this is a scam      dont get burnt give your money to a real charity

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#1 Consumer Comment

Seems to be some form of MLM...

AUTHOR: Ronny g - (USA)

..I went to the website..and this is clearly a "business opportunity" and not a charity. They do not hide this. They are simply exploiting starving children to give the company a degree of legitimacy..no crime there...but still it's suspect.

What I can gather, is if you pay them 15 dollars a month..you get a newsletter and videos etc with info on how to scam others..I mean "internet marketing"  (cough cough clear throat)...just like any other MLM that sells and offers no actual "tangible" goods. been going on for years and years and years..nothing revolutionary at all.

And 5 dollars of this 15 is donated to charity. Some want to know more about the charity. No reason to know any more. If you want to give to a charity there are better ways to do this so why be concerned if you want to use this company as a way to help starving children in Africa? You would probably do more good if you sent a sandwich.

If you want to get involved in any MLM scheme...well name anyone you know who got rich off one...or even made any money at all. If you can count anyone you know who made any real money with MLM on one finger..then you know one more then I do.
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#2 Consumer Comment

Who to Believe?

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

Now, who do I believe, the person who made the original complaint or the NIGERIAN who responded to it and probably knows the people --or is related to the people who run this operation?

It is a shame that there are so many scams in Africa today.

I tend to regard everything from there as a scam.
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#3 General Comment

Networking4Africa No Scam Guaranteed

AUTHOR: lawexpert - (South Africa)

The comments made by




Are false, malicious and have no basis in fact.  Joseph Shipley is not an owner, director or person who holds any position in Networking4Africa as far as the running of the business is concerned.

Networking4Africa is not a Charity and does not profess to be one.

All references to Networking4Africa made by "yodelking" have no basis whatsoever.
Networking4Africa is a fully compliant business under the laws of South Africa with external auditors / accountants.  The company is registered and the brains behind the business is an individual with an impeccable track record, not only as a registered professional, but also in Charity and community work.

I have investigated completely, the business plan, the legal compliance, the ownership, the product offerings and the structure of the company which fully complies with strict South African law.

In fact, the transparency of this business is second to none that I have found on the internet, with full disclosure.  The owners of the business do not draw salaries from the membership fees and 100% of the money allocated to projects for the upliftment of children is allocated - ie. there are no admin fees being taken at all from this allocation.  That has to be a first!  most charities take between 20-60% in admin fees - Networking4Africa comes out absolutely clean in all respects.

comments made by Yodelking should be removed from this forum, being nothing more than malicious lies and designed to malign a decent business with a great cause.
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