Pursue Exciting Opportunities In Energy Deregulation

You too can work for an energy supplier and seize a piece of this exciting money-making opportunity! At least, that’s what the Craigslist ad told us.

You may know well the great promise of Network Marketing.

We love the part where they say the amount of money you can make from this depends on,

The timing of entry of the networker into the company growth curve.

aka, it’s better to be at the top of the Ponzi scheme. For the uninitiated, network marketing is just another name for multi-level-marketing (MLM), structurally similar to a pyramid scheme, except usually there’s an actual product being sold. Employees get money for selling products, and for signing up new recruits. A cut of your commission flows up to the guy who signed you up, and you get a cut of your recruits’ commissions, and so on up the pyramid. The FTC ruled that MLM isn’t illegal per se. Often they’re set up so the people on the very bottom don’t make much, or even end up losing, money. Amway is a famous example.

Anyway, looks like this ad, also posted inside, is for Ambit Energy. There’s tons of these little suppliers selling energy to Con Ed, all vying for subscribers. IDT Energy is another. For some reason, the industry seems to lend itself to sleazy marketing tactics, like network marketing and knocking on people’s doors and saying you work for Con Ed.


Utility Deregulation Offers Unique Opportunities
Reply to: see below
Date: 2007-05-20, 11:44PM EDT

This may be up your alley.

I know that you are keeping busy. Maybe you have a few spare hours and much bigger dreams.

You may know well the great promise of Network Marketing. One’s success all depends on a few factors, including:

- A desirable and consumable product for repeat sales.
– The timing of entry of the networker into the company growth curve.

Our company, Ambit Energy will be starting to retail ConEd electric power in NYC and Westchester starting May 25, 2007. That’s this Friday. The company launch is Thursday night, May 24, at 7pm. (Before the wave.)

For the consumer, there is a significant discount off the standard ConEd prices. No selling, only signing up current (or new) consumers to receive their discounts.

For the networker, there are team building bonuses and residual monthly income from each consumer’s monthly electric bill that the networker and his team helps the consumer save. Electricity is habitually purchased and unconsciously used. Wow! Every electric meter spins 24 hours each day, even if only on the refrigerator and alarm clocks. Oh no, here comes air conditioning season.

This is going to be a win-win-win situation. There are 3.4 million consumers waiting for their discounts.

Would you like to win at this new game? Now is the time to start. Early starts are the fastest starts!

More info at:
http://electricitygoesmlm.com and http://unifiedelectric.ambitNY.biz

Will I see you at the grand launch of the company’s new NYC/Weschester market? Call me for details. My number is in the websites. Call for Eric.

If you say “no way”, please refer this opportunity to a friend. They can help you get your discount with travel incentives to switch! See you Thursday?

* Telecommuting is ok.
* This is a part-time job.
* Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
* Please, no phone calls about this job!
* Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

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One of the sites he links to is even worse, proclaiming “Get in on the Ground Floor of an Opportunity that could make you a MULTI-MILLIONAIRE!” and offering a free tele-seminar promising to put you on the easy road to, “making the money you deserve, driving the car you want and living in your dream home.”

Another thing they say they will teach you is, “How to instantly create your cash generating personal website.” — BEN POPKEN

RELATED: Department of Duh: Multi-Level Marketing Is A Scam

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  1. John Stracke says:

    “Residual monthly income” probably means that you get a cut of whatever the company gets from each sucker you sign up.

  2. John Stracke says:

    Ack, didn’t finish that. If you’re getting residuals, I bet you’re not getting paid anything up front. Also, you’re depending on the MLM scammers not to scam you on the residuals. “Sorry, Joe, all but one of your customers switched back to Con Ed. Here’s your penny for this month.”

  3. Shadowman615 says:

    Jeez, you’d think Ambit would at least try to get a dot-com web address. Dot-biz just reeks of shadiness.

    Yes, I’m dismissing an entire top-level domain.

  4. eldergias says:

    I like how he says “Call me for details” and “Please, no phone calls about this job”.

  5. Buran says:

    I already drive the car I want. I don’t need his shady job.

  6. EVilleDoer says:

    Man, what a rush to judgment this is! Anyone here ever work in marketing, either traditional or MLM? Millions are spent EITHER way to get products sold, so what’s wrong with letting your customers (and your best sales people if your product is kickass) have the money instead of ad agencies and media providers? Nothing except MLMers are usually are selling crap no one wants. But what if?

    And what about this company Ambit? Anyone found anything negative about them? I haven’t. An energy company based in Dallas, headed by a well-respected guy in the community (and son of the founder of 7-Eleven). They have been doing this in Texas already, so if they were screwed up like IDT Energy, we would know by now. Could it be that they might be a good choice for consumers up here? And maybe a good, legitimate MLM prospect?

    BTW their company website address is http://www.ambitenergy.com, not the one linked in the article. That address is one obviously hosted by the company for one of its marketing people Eric Zabor, same guy who wrote the CL ad.

    I really like what you do with this site but I just don’t see the outrage presented here. You may ultimately be right but I think readers deserved a much better effort than this.

  7. Anonymous says:

    You know i am going to do this bissness! What is wrong in SAVEING people money and MAKEING MONEY at the same time? I gess all you negative people out there have so much money already that you dont need anymore! Man all you negative people can kiss my butt! I am safe to say you probly tried to be successful in a bissness before and failed so now all you can do is be negative! Man get a life!!!