Category Archives: Names

Robert Woodruff – NAREIA – North American Real Estate Investors Association


Robert Woodruff was asked to leave the National Real Estate Investors Association for Ethical reasons.

In spite, he started a new organization calling it the North American Real Estate Investors Association  http://www.northamericanreia.com/   I am sure you can see the potential confusion!

He literally copied logos, text from web pages to start up. He was served Cease and Desist letters to remove trademark and copyrighted content.

More about Robert:
https://www.facebook.com/RobertWoodruffInvesting/
http://www.robertwoodruffinvesting.com/

Robert has set up a few small groups of investors but is not gaining any traction.

Hence one night this last week, he went on a drunken rant with 110 text messages to my partner in the Columbia SC “Midlands” REIA. This does not include the negative reviews he posted on our Facebook pages calling us “Low Life REIA”

Enjoy the reading. Have a laugh. You cannot take him seriously.  He threatens to beat us up, bash our heads like Deegan on “The Walking Dead”

Is this the type of guy you want to hang around with? 











Renatus – Bob Snyder – One More MLM Scam Company


Bobs-Picture_bio-199x300Same thing with a different disguise!

Nouveau Riche (University) was founded in 2000 by Jim and Mary Piccolo with co-founder Bob Snyder.  That company was sued and I believe went bankrupt shortly after that. The partners broke up and went to different states and started everything all over again. Renatus is just Bob Snyder trying it again.  

Should you trust this company, NO!

Scott Rowe is approaching Real Estate Investing Groups trying to recruit them into Renatus. Consider Scott Rowe a henchman or snake oil salesman!

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Bob “The General” Snyder the  2nd in command of Nouveau Riche used to fly around in a corporate jet hawking a real estate college that is now defunct.  (The Jet has now been repossessed)

Bob was promoting a campus they were building that never happened. I now see some of the same instructors ( on Youtube) working for Renatus that were with Nouveau Riche.

Read This Article where the founder of Nouveau Riche & a few of the major players now ordered to pay $6 million in restitution. http://www.unhappyfranchisee.com/bizzibiz-franchise-jim-piccolo-fraud/

Mr. Piccolo is a real winner. Piccolo ran into more trouble when he pleaded guilty to the theft of his girlfriend’s new Mercedes-Benz.  Although he denies responsibility now, Piccolo admitted to the court that he had dumped the car in the desert so that his girlfriend could collect an insurance claim of about $24,000. After three years probation, his felony conviction was reduced to a misdemeanor.

Piccolo is now with www.REWW.com Real Estate World Wide with Kent Clothier

One of their top hawkers Andrew Yurasek was having multiple properties going to tax auction in South Bend IN. while promoting that real estate college.

http://www.nouveauriche.com/ – Site Now Dead

Arizona Corporations Commission fine

In a February 17, 2011 press release, the Arizona Corporation Commission announced that “[T]he Commission ordered James Piccolo of Scottsdale, Craig Cottrell of Tempe and Michael Roberts of Scottsdale and their affiliated companies to pay $5,577,226 in restitution and a total of $300,000 in administrative penalties for defrauding 105 investors with unregistered deed of trust investments.

The Commission found that the men promoted the unregistered deed of trust investments at real estate education seminars where they convinced students to become investors, promising them double-digit returns.”

 

Steer clear of any person with Renatus or who was with NouveRiche!

TAMERA ARAGON – Locator Gold – Get Paid to Bring Houses – SCAM REVIEW


tameraWow. This post on Facebook about Tamera has started a firestorm.

I just watched Joe Mccall’s off-market house flipping webcast presented by “Tammy” Aragon. The lucky few who responded ASAP would pay only $997 vs. $17,088 for a virtual Bootcamp teaching you how to be a BIRDDOG!   Yes people, a BIRDDOG.   A fancy word was used, “arbitrage.” But basically, you pay 1k to learn how to find properties for Tammy and other investors, who will then pay you 1k if they go to closing. BIRDDOG. People, it’s time to pay attention to wtf you’re being fed and paying for.

READ THE THREAD HERE ( Now Deleted after 158 comments made)

I agree that this course is ridiculous and seriously overpriced.   Many people are shocked at how bad  guru information marketing is getting. All I can say is Buyer Beware.  Do your homework.  If it sounds to good to be true – run a mile.  Tamara’s Ripoff Report HERE

How about gurus putting disclaimers on what they’re pushing?

DISCLAIMER: I’ve never used this crap so I can’t attest to whether it works or not. The seller of the product reached out to me because I have a huge mailing list. So, I agreed push it…ooops, I mean peddle…no, sorry, offer it to you guys. By the way-if you sign up, I will make some money. And don’t ask me any questions about this product or service because I’VE NEVER USED IT! GOOD LUCK, SUCKERS! Oh, sorry-CONSUMERS.

I wish “guru’s” would review the stuff they are promoting.  I cant believe that this was even promoted at all by this guy. However looking back at his recent podcasts – the last 3 course he promoted were crap.

I will be writing another review of his new coaching program and partner shortly. There are red flags everywhere in the promo material.

UPDATE 3/28/16 11:07 EST  It appears that she has lowered the price to $197

Oh, look at what I found from her locatorgold.com website.  Now there’s an 80% discount. Oh, how GENEROUS!

Matthew Pape From $17,088 all the way down to $197, how can she AFFORD TO GIVE AWAY THIS INFORMATION!

Antony Patrick and Joe Lopez – REI ROAD MAP


2-1-2016 10-20-07 AMI first met Anthony Patrick at a Jeff Adams event.  Anthony said to me that he was doing most of the coaching work for Jeff. He then went on to say he could easily teach the same thing Jeff did from stage since he was a handyman and knew how to look at houses and evaluate them based on Jeff’s methods. He also said Jeff’s students really liked how I was teaching them about generating leads.

After quite a while I decided to give him a chance at one of my training events.  While Anthony was not perfect in knowledge or training, we came to the agreement that under my mentor-ship that he has potential to become a reputable trainer.

Unbeknownst to me that as I was helping him, that he was gathering my materials for his use.  Then I found out that he started using our own website designs and marketing material paid out of our company profits to market his own event.  Anthony then hired a guy Joe Lopez ( who previously sat in on my events – and who only knew how to drive for dollars)  to try and provide the content I created to his attendees.

I later find testimonials that I had shot have been edited and my name removed being used on his website ?   The Joe files a DCMA against me saying that to my host to take my site down because they are his videos ??  WTF

It is with a sad heard that you cannot trust Anthony Patrick or Joe Lopez of ReiRoadMap.com   Do not give them ANY of your hard earned money.

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Known associates –  Lisa Dinota, Mandy Patrick,  Elvie Gil-Jund, Linda Pliages Keller Williams – Rancho Cucomongo.

 

 

 

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Thieving Guru


What is wrong with this industry.. A “guru” comes to you for  information about how you do something, and the next day .. It shows up on their site.  Then when you confront them about it, they think they did nothing wrong.

The excuse.. Oh my assistant must have taken your contract and put it there.  WTF?

Armando Montelongo: Getting Hammered In The News


 

EMERGENT LAW BRINGS GROUP CIVIL RICO SUIT AGAINST FORMER “FLIP THIS HOUSE” STAR

http://emergent.law/blog/2016/2/29/emergent-brings-group-civil-rico-suit-against-former-flip-this-house-star

Watch the video ..
http://www.kaltura.com/index.php/kwidget/wid/1_h9ru3ncu/uiconf_id/12411322

Forbes Report

http://www.forbes.com/sites/abrambrown/2013/06/26/meet-armando-montelongo-the-home-flipping-huckster-wholl-make-50m-this-year/

TV10 Investigates
http://m.local10.com/news/south-florida-man-claims-he-was-duped-by-homeflipping-scammer/34263758

Action 9 investigates house flipping TV star
http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/action-9-investigates-house-flipping-tv-star/nj8mb/

How To Spot A Real Estate Scam Artist


If you’re reading this right now, there is probably no need to tell you that this is a very exciting time to be in real estate. The economy is beginning to pick itself up from the slump it’s been in the last couple of years, but prices in the real estate market are still at historic lows, meaning that investors have the prospect of bringing in an excellent return on their investment in the short to medium term. With so many people interested in the opportunities available, many of whom are newcomers to the world of real estate, scammers and self-appointed “experts” have had a field day and many an unsuspecting, starry-eyed potential real estate investor and their money have been parted.

Naturally, you’d rather steer clear of these kinds of shady operators. Now of course, they’re not all out there with the intention of scamming you, but many of them aren’t nearly as experienced in the market as they would have you think. So how are investors to recognize inept realtors and amateur investors passing themselves off as gurus or out and out scam artists? There are some tell tale signs which you should be aware of and below, we’ll explain a few of the things to watch out for, especially on the web.

One: anyone who uses hyped up, subjective descriptions of themselves or their professional qualifications, especially those which are difficult or impossible to substantiate, is either a scammer or is just trying to hide the fact that they don’t know what they’re talking about.

If you see language like “the leading expert in the field of real estate” or “most highly acclaimed expert”, this should raise a red flag instantly. If you look closely, you’ll see all kinds of baseless claims here – by contrast, real experts will use dry, factual statements about themselves and their careers.

Two: Watch out for anyone who claims to do absurdly large numbers of real estate deals. Keep in mind that these “gurus” don’t have any more hours in the day than you do and if they seem to spend all of their time promoting themselves as real estate investment experts, it’s not likely that they do many, if any real estate deals themselves. Beware anyone who makes these kinds of claims.

Three: If it sounds too good to be true, it is. Look carefully at any testimonials they use online or in their print or broadcast advertisements. If you see claims which just simply sound unrealistic, chances are (and I’m being charitable here, what I mean is CERTAIN) that it’s a scam or an inexperienced real estate investor hoping no one will notice through all of their hype.

Four: Watch out for any of the following words and phrases (this is applicable even outside of the real estate market, so keep these in mind) – they indicate that what you’re looking at is almost surely a scam and is at best a poor investment.

“Foolproof”
“Sure thing”
“Gold mine”
“Secret”
“Anyone can do it”
“Confidential”
“Risk free”

And perhaps the biggest red flag of all….

“This is not a get rich quick scheme”

As an investor or prospective real estate investor, it’s important to be careful. All too many people are lured by these pie in the sky claims and assurances of great financial gains with no risk. Real estate isn’t magic – it’s an investment and there are always risks involved. When you work with a reputable (as in not anyone who makes the kinds of claims we’ve discussed here today) realtor and get your information from real-life real estate investment professionals, you will be able to minimize your risks and increase your odds of bringing in a healthy return on your investment.

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times. If it sounds too good to be true, it is, especially when the subject is real estate. It’s true that it’s a great time to get involved in the market – but as always, you need to be careful if you want to be a successful investor. When it’s your money on the line, it pays to be skeptical: these are words every real estate investor should live by.