Thursday, April 01, 2010

Hold on to your wallet

For a few weeks now, the, well, I won't use its name, but anyway a motivational seminar has been advertising in the Statesman. Full page ads, 2-3 times a week.

They're advertising an all day seminar featuring Rudy Giuliani, Terry Bradshaw, coach Chris Petersen, and others. All speakers live and in person. With free bonus gifts, such as motivational books. And door prizes. And, attendance is only $4.95.

So you know there's a catch. I've looked the ads over pretty closely, and the only small print that could be a "catch" says that there will also be "a special 10-minute optional bonus session on the Biblical secrets of success." Isn't the whole thing optional?

Anyway, if you go, I say leave your wallet home. For that price you know they're selling something.


Anonymous said...

Quite a bit of return on the google search "get motivated seminars" + scam.
Seems they get your credit card info for some sort of information package.

alan said...

That makes sense. There's got to be some screwy angle to it.