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Have you ever been the victim of title plagiarism?  Well whether it was intentional or not, I can't tell you, but it sure looks fishy, with an ironic twinge of humor in the whole situation. 

Keep on reading for the joke to be exposed at the bottom...

At 5:37pm on Thursday I posted an article with a somewhat lengthy title, mostly just because I could I guess. lol

"Hope Rubs Off - Hakuna Matata! No Worries... A True Life Story of Inspiration"

The very next article posted at 6:26pm.  This was entitled:

"Hope rubbs off so are good actions!"

I'm truly not even sure what his title means in the English language, and though his opening sentence expounds a true principle:

"Is there anything more rewarding than giving a hand to someone without expecting anything back!" ...his actions speak louder than his words.

 After a brief paragraph he refers you to a cash gifting program.  This is highly illegal by standards of the Federal Trade Commission.

In their own website the FTC warns,

"Don’t Get on the Receiving End of a Gifting Club "Gotcha"

Promises of quick, easy money can be a powerful lure – especially when it comes with the additional benefit of new friendships.

If you’re approached about joining a club but you aren’t sure if it’s an illegal gifting club, the Federal Trade Commission reminds you to:

  • Consider that a legitimate gift has no strings attached and is not an "investment."
  • Avoid being misled into thinking a gifting club is legitimate because the ads say that members consider their payments a gift and expect nothing in return. This is an attempt to make an illegal transaction look legal.
  • Be wary of success stories or testimonials of tremendous payoffs. Very few members of illegal gifting clubs or pyramid schemes ever receive any money.
  • Take your time. Don’t buckle under to a high-pressure sales pitch that requires you to join immediately or risk losing out on the opportunity. Remember, solid opportunities – and solid friendships – aren’t formed through nerve-wracking tactics."

Oh yeah, the joke...

The funny thing about my title being apparently plagiarized is #1, he brought himself to the attention of someone who can spot a scam a mile away because Michael Dlouhy and Mentoring For Free have taught me to be a "critical thinker" and I'm the first that will alarm anybody to the facts of a scam if I know about it, and #2, the most ironic part of the whole situation... the guy who plagiarized my title, his last name is "Parrot".  lol...  I'm sorry, but I just thought that too ironic!  (OK, if I have to explain the joke, then it wasn't that funny, so if you don't get it, don't ask.)

Well Mr. Parrot, I'm truly sorry if you were unaware that you are promoting an illegal cash gifting club.  I recommend you stop and get out of it right away before you find yourself involved in the American Justice System.  Everybody else, RUN AWAY from this "rewarding" opportunity!

A cash gifting club provides just about zero out of five of the "5 Pillars" Michael Dlouhy recommends for any ethical company.

Educate yourself on how to watch out for illegal or unethical scams, learn to be a critical thinker, and learn techniques to find a great network marketing company.  Start a world class education on internet and network marketing by reading Success in Ten Steps and avoid ever becoming somebody's next big joke!

Your Forever Friend,

Randy Enman

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this is really a good article

mohan sundaram — Fri, 01/23/2009 - 5:08am

Too biased

Hi Randy, not fair to generalise cash gifting. Some are approved by FTC. And very clean since they leverage the universal law of 'giving' ... so if you're open and a giver, is the place to be at :-)

Sandeep Nath — Fri, 01/23/2009 - 5:34am

Cash Gifting

Well with out a product that you would buy without a copensation plan attached to it, it is illegal that is the way the FTC states it. So I believe that cash gifting of any kind is veiwed the same way. People need to realise that this is a job and you actually will need to do some WORK to acheive succeess.

Cynthia and Jam... — Fri, 01/23/2009 - 6:32am

You Must Have Some Pretty Deep Pockets...

...if you continually give your money away as a "gift" and never get any back.

...or DO you receive money in your program? Well, no matter how you spin it or convince yourself that it's so good, if you put money in and get money back, it is "an investment", not a "gift" and the FTC says that is an illegal pyramid scheme. Go to their website and read it for yourself in black and white. No Bias About It!

Even if your cash gifting program were somehow magically different from all the others and was legal, you still totally miss the point of the 5 Pillars.

A cash gifting program of any kind, meets just about none of the 5 Pillars Michael Dlouhy states will bring you to a good company that you can build a residual income while providing a legitimate product.

What is the legitimate product a cash gifting program provides?

Would I buy that product if I did not participate in the compensation plan?

A Cash Gifting Program Meets None Of The 5 Pillars Of A Good Business And Is Illegal!

Your Forever Friend,

Randy Enman

Randy Enman — Fri, 01/23/2009 - 8:34am

Randy the Informer

Great Information My Friend.  You are Genius!!!

your friend for Life Juanita Waterman

Juanita Waterman — Fri, 01/23/2009 - 8:54am

Why won't these people realize.....

...what Randy says is TRUE!!!

Randy, it's amazing that whenever you spout off about how something doesn't "mesh" with the "5 pillars" you get a tremoudus response! Both for and against! Keep it up buddy! You are truly a "gifted" writer.

Your Buddy,
Logan Wandell

Logan Wandell — Fri, 01/23/2009 - 9:43am

The very concept of Cash Gifting is flawed...

Because theres always some poor fish at the bottom of the pool who are going to go hungry, its proven in the math, go get a calculator!

Paul Murphy — Fri, 01/23/2009 - 11:22am

Great information and funny to boot.

 Thanks Randy for the heads up on the cash gifting programs.  We all need to be up to date on what is going around out there.

Debby Riddick — Fri, 01/23/2009 - 11:55am

great article

Great info Randy...

Thanks for the heads up............



Your friend for life


Teresa GASPARRE — Fri, 01/23/2009 - 12:14pm


Thanks Randy for the insight.  Keep the great articles coming!

Your Friend, Jason

Jason Kingsley — Fri, 01/23/2009 - 12:54pm


Hi Randy,

Thank you for this information on gifting programs.  Someone I know has been trying to get me to join one he is in and I just don't feel comfortable about it.  Now I know why!  Keep the information flowing so ignorant people like me won't fall prey to someone who uses past business associations/friendships to expand their wallets at our expense and not even think twice about it.

Karen Doyle — Fri, 01/23/2009 - 4:44pm

More,more, more !!!

Thanks Randy for posting this article. We need more articles like yours to remind people that these scammers are still out there looking for the vulnerable.

Your friend for life

David Atkinson

David Atkinson — Fri, 01/23/2009 - 5:04pm

I just got something in the mail yesterday!

I think I must have received a cash gifting scheme yesterday in my regular mail (not e-mail).  It said it was written by a lawyer and I was suppose to give $1 to 6 people on some list.  Apparently, I was to go buy some list and mail this same letter to 200 people.  In three months I would make $800,000.

 I am glad that I have been reading a lot from mentoring for free and visited websites which explain the law about all this.  It would be so sad if someone thought they were doing a great thing for their family and tried it out, only to end up in jail!  There are so many people out there who would try this because they are desperate because they have lost their jobs and need money.  The law doesn't care if you are ignorant of committing the crime.  If you break the law, you pay the price!

Thanks for writing about this Randy.  Many people believe that if it is on the internet, it must be legal, but that is simply not true.

Your Friend,


Lisa Drong — Fri, 01/23/2009 - 9:02pm

Ha! Ha! The Parrot

I don't care who you are-that was just plain funny! About this cash gifting crap-sorry, but that's what it is. I entered into one of these schemes a few years ago, and guess what! I never recieved one thin dime back from it, and followed the instructions to a tee!  At least there are people out there like you who really care, keep up the good work. I will just say, kind sir, that YOU ROCK. All of the information that you freely give away just to help other people is truly amazing-thank you.



Theresa Graves — Fri, 01/23/2009 - 11:58pm

I have gotten them before

myself in the mail and I just trash them! Keep up the good work of informing the ones who don't know!



Robert Mergupis — Sat, 01/24/2009 - 8:27pm

Educate the people

There are so many people that are looking for a way into a legitamate mlm business or some kind of direct marketing, and usually more often than not, these people are in a situation where they #1 are broke and need cash or #2 they need a lifestyle change, and something like "Cash Gifting" might sound appealing to an uneducated  enthusiest, It is very important for people like Randy and others who understand the dynamics of this industry to educate the people who dont! thanks so much for your imput Randy and please keep educating!!!
God Bless!

Darren West

Darren West — Mon, 01/26/2009 - 1:06pm

Another Point in Value


POOP DECK PETE:"Oh, good, (to parrot) Who's a pretty little Polly then? Polly want a cracker?" (reaches out to tickle parrot patronisingly under the chin. The parrot gives him a fierce nip on the fingers).

Just for Thought

Watch it!! In illegal gifting schemes, you just may get a "fierce nip" from Mr. Parrot!


You have provided us with another reason to participate in BN... VALUE. 

Jim Rohn (American Writer/Speaker) once stated that,

"The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get."

My personal belief is that the most beneficial "cash gifting" program is when you use Biblical principles (Acts 20:35 -- NLT):

"And I have been a constant example of how you can help those in need by working hard. You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

Don't most successful people agree that you're happier when you give? One of the main reasons for getting involved in my own business is to GIVE.

I find benefit when Albert Einstein proclaimed that a person should,

"Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value."

Thanks for your VALUE as a person and the VALUE you contribute here on BN.

We're proud!

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