Accusations by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman that Trump University was a scam all along is no surprise to me. I'm 22 year seminar industry veteran and Past President of the National Capital Professional Speakers Association.
For years in hotel seminar rooms and arenas all over the country millions of dollars are being lost to unscrupulous and sociopathic seminar promoters and speakers every single day. The same techniques are used over and over to misrepresent, overhype and out and out lie about the benefits of advanced coaching.
For the last two years I've been the number one whistleblower exposing the dirty tricks used at seminars to separate attendees from their cash with little or nothing to show for it. My article “The Top 20 Seminar Scams” (now up to 25) has been downloaded thousands of times. This article shows the exact techniques used both before and after seminars to rob money right under the nose of law enforcement.
I've never been to a Trump event, but I've been to hundreds like it and have been involved for the past two years in exposing these techniques.
One of the biggest complaints is that Trump misrepresented his offerings. The Attorney General said Trump led students to believe they would meet him and then seminar organizers only let them have a picture next to a cardboard cutout of him. Trump wasn't even there.
The Attorney General also said Trump claimed to handpick the instructors but never handpicked any of them.
Trump is fighting back calling the AG names and claiming he had a 98 percent approval rating at the University. I've been doing media interviews explaining how such a claim could be made whether true or not.
I'm really happy to see this suit being filed and again I might add that I do not know for sure the merits of the case and for all I know Trump is squeaky clean. I just know that I tweet all kinds of scams 20 times a day @scambrigade and it never ceases to amaze me the law enforcement time and effort used to capture a bad check writer who’s stolen maybe $1000.00 while a seminar promoter/speaker can take $35,000.00 or more (I've seen it up to $100,000.00) each off 1000's of people and never even worry about getting caught.
I don't know about the politics of this because I hate politics. I'm just glad someone in power is finally seeing and bringing to light what I've been exposing for the last two years... the dirt in the speaking and seminar industry.
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