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Bogo walks in a room and announces that we're almost at the end, so double your money now* before it's too late! He claims there are people vouching for him, but they have never heard of him.
ExGingi talked to Bogo for a minute and let's everyone know that he knows what he's doing. Except maybe that was for another Bogo thing he's doing that may or may not MLM related. Or something like that.
Baruch won't stop calling Bogo a liar and ExGingi a fool and a liar. He's gone over to everyone and tells them this at least dozen times.
Freddie is in the back of the room just cooking his cholent. It's parve, exactly how ExGingi likes it. JJ didn't tell Freddie he was in the room as he doesn't like parve cholent or MLMs. This makes him a shvantz.
Dan is waiting for a juicy voicemail or at least an email to put in this thread. Dan loves Lakewood and was very impressed with it. Dan hates Lakewood and bashes at every opportunity {{Citation needed}}

JJ finally did teshuva. It remains to be seen if others mentioned on this thread will follow his lead.

*as long as you're from Lakewood.
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Re: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #75 on: September 04, 2016, 10:26:34 AM »
Looks like the scam is going strong! Over 60k raised already.

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Re: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #76 on: September 04, 2016, 10:28:11 AM »
It's a shame that with the instant power of the internet, there's no way to easily inform the masses to stay away...

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Re: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #77 on: September 04, 2016, 10:37:43 AM »
Maybe sponsor a small amount and in the comments write that it's a scam

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Re: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #78 on: September 04, 2016, 10:37:51 AM »
mendy from lakewood's tag line is very appropriate in this case.

It seems to me that Z.B. might be shooting himself in the foot, if indeed this wasn't coordinated with the schools. His BOGO loyalty (patent pending!) idea has merit, but if he was planning to launch it on a trial basis in Lakewood, and gets the word out with what might be a questionable campaign, what are his chances for buy-in for the actual program (though in that there's really nothing to be lost by consumers).

As for Ambit, by his admission he did introduce and promote it in Lakewood. I don't think anything was done with malice. Anyone that understand how markets and math works, should have seen that something had to explode there. He claims to have learned his lesson from that and came up with an idea that IMHO does have merit (I never said that about Ambit, and I actually think there are strong reasons why retail energy SHOULD be regulated).

However, even the best most legitimate business concept could fail. I hope he does succeed (he is a Yid and definitely has good intentions) though as said above, if he gets introduced to the community through what looks like a half baked good idea, he might simply be shooting himself in the leg.
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Re: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #79 on: September 04, 2016, 10:41:45 AM »
Gingi advised to try calling the schools and calling BOGO.

1) The schools never heard of this
2) No one picks up the phone at the phone number in the ad (edit - someone in a call center finally picked up and gave canned answers that just repeated the ad. When I asked anything remotely different than what was in the ad she said she's not able to answer that (but said she'll have someone call me back)
3) I send a message last night with some questions and got no response.

At this point, I am reporting them to youcaring. If you go here https://www.youcaring.com/familes-struggling-to-pay-tuition-631784 under about the organizer there's an option to 'Report fundraiser'. If enough people report him maybe they will shut it down.

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BOGO Tuition Scam
« Reply #80 on: September 04, 2016, 10:44:23 AM »


Thread will liven up in a later in the year as the scam unfolds...

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Re: BOGO Tuition Scam
« Reply #81 on: September 04, 2016, 10:46:03 AM »
Click bate ?

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Re: BOGO Tuition Scam
« Reply #83 on: September 04, 2016, 10:46:56 AM »
Click bate ?
Title accuratly reflects the discussion

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Re: BOGO Tuition Scam
« Reply #84 on: September 04, 2016, 10:47:51 AM »
On a seprate note regarding tuition, check out this google doc that's been going around face book. Free for all to edit tuition info for all day schools.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1jJF9icyyd5jMqY-pm06QbJqqAKXe0b9X-1-DOzbo4yk/edit?usp=drive_web

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Re: BOGO Tuition Scam
« Reply #85 on: September 04, 2016, 10:48:52 AM »
Title accuratly reflects the discussion
But anyone reading that expects to get more info when opening the thread.

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Re: BOGO Tuition Scam
« Reply #86 on: September 04, 2016, 10:52:24 AM »
But anyone reading that expects to get more info when opening the thread.
hopefully the mods will merge in the discussion from the Lakewood thread.
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Re: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #87 on: September 04, 2016, 10:53:49 AM »


At this point, I am reporting them to youcaring. If you go here https://www.youcaring.com/familes-struggling-to-pay-tuition-631784 under about the organizer there's an option to 'Report fundraiser'. If enough people report him maybe they will shut it down.
thanks for pointing that out, I just reported them.
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: BOGO Tuition Scam
« Reply #88 on: September 04, 2016, 10:58:35 AM »
"
Someone who has Facebook can post that they spoke to me.

They can post the following


"I have been contacted by Rabonim, Friends and askonim.  I have no relationship whatsoever to this BOGO fund and neither do I know anything about it.  I am in no way behind it or funding it. 

People should do research and verify who this person is and what the supposed fund or organization truly is. 

Sincerely
Tzvi Bogomilsky
Miami Beach,FL"


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Re: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Reply #89 on: September 04, 2016, 11:01:39 AM »
thanks for pointing that out, I just reported them.
me too
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