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It is hard to believe this company has not been completely shut down yet.They continue to scam people out of their money with promises of creating wealth.

The only one getting wealthy is their narcissistic owner Lee Arnold. I bought into their affiliate program and then tried to cancel the next day, no luck. They transfer you from one department to another and then just stop taking your calls. They must sell their customers to every other scam company because once they have your phone number and e-mail the calls never stop.

The latest one was someone called me and said that Lee personally wanted me to join his inner circle. For just $25,000 I can have the honor of working directly with Lee. Seriously, that is like being paying for the privilege to learn from a criminal how to take all of your money.

You then start getting emails for his church thing, it appears he says he is a Christian and asks for money for church thing he also runs.My advise is to stay away, do not give any personal information and never give them your credit card information.

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So, from minimal research it would seem Arnold's events are an "educational" program that's really a sales pitch to get you to buy in for 10-25K?Does anyone else figure this would be someway of acquiring surity bonds that allow your 'certification' ...

is anyone here supposedly up on game that can't see this aspect? I've worked in R.E. in the past and am thinking of getting back into it. I had a salary position at a brokerage where I lead a 5 person sales/marketing team and where I averaged closing aprox 30+ loans per month.

I left to care for the man who raised me. I then received requests from banks/lenders whom asked me to be a broker for them by insuring myself (purchasing a bond) which would then allow state licensing to be issued with their backing. It's mad obvious to me this is a twist on the same basic principles. I myself find it amusing no one in a forum half full of 'professionals' has been able to point this out.

This is a sales pitch to attempt to acquire a work horse while they sit back and steer the carriage. They will teach you basics to get you to understand the game and then have you bring them business by providing an Ave. to funding. It's not really a scam at all, it's a creative way to get people who are unfamiliar or have some experience but no true understanding of the game to be better prepared to execute transactions with hopes that they will be the ones proving the loans to the consumer.

If you make money they...

I'm not sure about this company but I get the jist of it.I find it sad that y'all don't who are in the financial industry.

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Coeur D Alene, Idaho, United States #892500

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6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 STATE OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS SECURITIES DIVISION IN THE MATTER OF DETERMINING Whether there has been a violation of the Business Opportunity Fraud Act of Washington by: Secured Investment Corp.; and Lee Arnold; Respondents.) ) ) ) ) ) ) Order No.: S-13-1250-14-SC01 STATEMENT OF CHARGES AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO ENTER ORDER TO CEASE AND DESIST THE STATE OF WASHINGTON TO: Secured Investment Corp.; and Lee Arnold STATEMENT OF CHARGES Please take notice that the Securities Administrator for the state of Washington has reason to believe that Respondents Secured Investment Corp.

and Lee Arnold have violated the Business Opportunity Fraud Act of Washington and that their violations justify the entry of an order of the Securities Administrator under RCW 19.110.150 against the Respondents to cease and desist from such violations. The Securities Administrator finds the following: TENTATIVE FINDINGS OF FACT Respondents 1. Secured Investment Corp. is a Wyoming corporation formed in 2011 for the purpose of operating a private real estate lending business, hosting real estate investment seminars, running a loan servicing company, and maintaining a referral program.

Secured Investment Corp. operates its referral program using the name...

Introduction 3. Secured Investment Corp. operates a private real estate lending business, in which it matches prospective borrowers that seek financing to purchase non-owner occupied real estate with private lenders that seek to earn income by lending to select borrowers. Secured Investment Corp.

underwrites and executes each loan, and the company collects a number of fees for each loan that it brokers. Each loan that Secured Investment Corp. brokers is secured by the mortgage or deed of trust for the purchased property. STATEMENT OF CHARGES AND NOTICE 2 DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS OF INTENT TO ENTER ORDER TO Securities Division CEASE AND DESIST PO Box 9033 Olympia WA 98507-9033 360-902-8760 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 4.

Lee Arnold created a referral program to increase the pool of prospective borrowers and private lenders for Secured Investment Corp. Through the referral program, Secured Investment Corp. makes payments to third-parties for referrals of prospective borrowers or private lenders that enter into a loan brokered by Secured Investment Corp. 5.

Lee Arnold advertised the referral program through the websites for Secured Investment Corp. and through real estate investment seminars that he hosted. From 2012 to date, approximately 22 Washington residents have paid to join the referral program, and during this period, Secured Investment Corp. has collected approximately $22,000 from these Washington purchasers.

Nature of the Referral Program Offering 6. For a fee of $997, Secured Investment Corp. provides purchasers with marketing and training material, offering purchasers the opportunity to earn money by referring prospective borrowers and lenders to its private money lending business. 7.

As part of the purchase fee, Secured Investment Corp. states that it will provide purchasers with their own squeeze page or landing page, which is a single web page that advertises Secured Investment Corp.’s services and invites visitors to submit their contact information. Purchasers can track the information submitted through their squeeze page on an online account provided by Secured Investment Corp. The online account also contains short training videos about best practices in marketing.

Secured Investment Corp. represents that it will offer technical support services for each purchaser’s online account. 8. Secured Investment Corp.

further represented that it would provide purchasers with ongoing training, such as access to weekly real estate webinars hosted by Lee Arnold or other Secured Investment Corp. representatives. Secured Investment Corp. also claimed that it would supply purchasers with Secured Investment Corp.

advertising and promotional material, as well as with personal business cards with the Secured Investment Corp. logo. 9. Purchasers can either be individuals or legal entities, but Secured Investment Corp.

asserts that purchasers act as independent contractors for, rather than as employees or agents of, Secured Investment Corp. Purchasers, Secured Investment Corp. represents, can work from home on their own terms. 10.

For every loan that Secured Investment Corp. brokers between a prospective borrower or private lender recommended to the company by a purchaser, Secured Investment Corp. states that it will pay the purchaser twenty- five percent of the origination fee that Secured Investment Corp. collects.

For example, if Secured Investment Corp. charges a six percent loan origination fee on a $100,000 loan brokered between either a prospective borrower or private lender that a purchaser recommended to the company, then Secured Investment Corp. will pay that purchaser twenty-five percent of the loan origination fee that it collected, or $1,500. 11.

Lee Arnold represents that through the referral program, an average deal pays purchasers $1,500, although he has failed to provide purchasers with the basis or assumptions underlying this claim. Additionally, at one time, Secured Investment Corp. provided purchasers with a thirty-day money back guarantee. Currently, Lee Arnold guarantees STATEMENT OF CHARGES AND NOTICE 3 DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS OF INTENT TO ENTER ORDER TO Securities Division CEASE AND DESIST PO Box 9033 Olympia WA 98507-9033 360-902-8760 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 purchasers that if they do not double their initial payment of $997 within twelve months, then Secured Investment Corp.

will write the purchaser a check for $1,994. Neither Lee Arnold, nor Secured Investment Corp., provided purchasers with any information about Secured Investment Corp.’s ability to finance these refunds. 12. Two years ago, Secured Investment Corp.

cancelled the weekly real estate webinars that it hosted, and some purchasers have yet to receive any advertising material or business cards from Secured Investment Corp. Moreover, both Lee Arnold and Secured Investment Corp. have failed to disclose to purchasers what percentage of purchasers receive any compensation from the referral program. Past Litigation 13.

In 2009, in Utah, Lee Arnold was named as a defendant in a civil suit alleging misappropriation of funds. In 2011, the parties settled the matter out of court. 14. Both Lee Arnold and Secured Investment Corp.

failed to disclose to purchasers this past litigation and would have been required to list it in a business opportunity disclosure document. Failure to Provide a Disclosure Document 15. In connection with the offer and sale of the Secured Investment Corp. business opportunity, the Respondents failed to provide prospective purchasers with a disclosure document as required by RCW 19.110.070.

Registration Status 16. Respondents Secured Investment Corp. and Lee Arnold are not currently registered to sell business opportunities in the state of Washington and have not been previously so registered. Based upon the above Findings of Fact, the following Conclusions of Law are made: CONCLUSIONS OF LAW 1.

The offer and sale of the opportunity to become part of the Secured Investment Corp. referral program as described above constitutes the offer and sale of a business opportunity as defined in RCW 19.110.020 and RCW 19.110.030. 2. The offer or sale of this business opportunity is in violation of RCW 19.110.050 because no registration for such offer and sale by Respondents Secured Investment Corp.

and Lee Arnold was on file with the Securities Administrator for the time periods during which these offers and sales occurred. 3. The offer and sale of this business opportunity was in violation of RCW 19.110.070 because Respondents Secured Investment Corp. and Lee Arnold failed to provide prospective purchasers with the required disclosure document.

4. The offer or sale of this business opportunity was made in violation of RCW 19.110.120 because Respondents Secured Investment Corp. and Lee Arnold omitted to state material facts in connection with the offer and sale of a business opportunity in Washington. STATEMENT OF CHARGES AND NOTICE 4 DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS OF INTENT TO ENTER ORDER TO Securities Division CEASE AND DESIST PO Box 9033 Olympia WA 98507-9033 360-902-8760 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 NOTICE OF INTENT TO ORDER THE RESPONDENT TO CEASE AND DESIST Based upon the above Tentative Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law, the Securities Administrator intends to order that Respondents Secured Investment Corp.

and Lee Arnold, including their agents and employees, each shall cease and desist from violations of RCW 19.110.050, RCW 19.110.070, and RCW 19.110.120. AUTHORITY AND PROCEDURE This Order is entered pursuant to the provisions of RCW 19.110.150 and is subject to the provisions of Chapter 34.05 RCW. Respondents Secured Investment Corp. and Lee Arnold may each make a written request for a hearing as set forth in the NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY TO DEFEND AND OPPORTUNITY FOR HEARING accompanying this order.

If a respondent does not request a hearing within the allowed time, then the Securities Administrator intends to adopt the above Tentative Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law as final and enter an order to cease and desist permanent as to that respondent. Signed and Entered this _______20th______ day of ____August______________________ 2014.

_____________________________ William M.Beatty Securities Administrator Approved by: Presented by: _______________________________ ______________________________ Suzanne Sarason Eric Palosaari Chief of Enforcement Financial Legal Examiner

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to Anonymous Denver, Colorado, United States #895718

Do you have more information other than this? It mentions a judgment in Utah but nothing else.

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