The operating site is Fundsgo.com The others are only templates for sale, cloned from the original site. That is why they have all of the same testimonials and other info.
I am actually considering purchasing on of these sites and looking at all the background/info now. As I am sure all of you can realize, there are a lot more borrowers out there than lenders, and many of the customers (borrowers) have no business sense at all, making it very difficult to be taken seriously. This of course will always breed complaints from failed clients and is expected. However, if someone with a good head for business and a good business plan posted on this site and gained access to the listed lenders/investors, their chances of securing funds for their venture are a whole lot better than just door knocking. The trick to making a site like this work and keeping it legitimate is to continually add more/new lender/investors. I am told that this will involve 8 - 10 hours per day telephone/e-mail work, 5 days per week.
Hi Barry1960 and welcome to experienced-people.net
The other sites don't have the same testimonials, though, do they? They have modified versions of the testimonials.
Why then does the focus of the site seem to be attracting (fee paying) borrowers? Even the testimonials are testimonials from borrowers the message being that this worked for me so it could work for you too (borrow your money here). Shouldn't it be targeting lenders?The trick to making a site like this work and keeping it legitimate is to continually add more/new lender/investors
The sites seem to be associated with one Bian Variani, which I much admit is a very cool name. According to bianvariani.com, he's quite the phenomenon:
What image captures the essence of Bian Variani? Jetsetter? Playboy? Designer for the stars? Each of these describes only a sliver of psyche of this fashion phenom. Variani is a person every bit as colorful and ornate as the clothes he designs, a vibrant representation of the life and passions that have shaped him into one of the preeminent design icons of today.
But why rely on the modesty of his own words?
From another website: Bian Variani, Leading Vancouver designer has been known as the only designer in history that skydives to events.
And so on it goes, from modeltek.com (that name sounds familar...why is that?) to prweb and sundry news services favored by internet marketers and other dodgy self promoters... all unabashedly proclaim Variani to be an icon, a mogul, the most
outstanding human being since Ceasar (and that Jewish guy who started Christianity).
Oddly enough, none of the major media outlets I could find have a word to say about this phenomenon in our midst. Smells of a cover up.
Also oddly, none of his auto-hagiographies...I mean profiles, mention his saintly crusade to fund small-time entrepreneurs. In fact, I can hardly see the connection between the global fashion icon and the budding venture capitalist, except that both
smack of intense and shameless self promotion, with no homage too great. I guess that's OK for a designer, but it doesn't quite sit right with finance in my eyes.
Seems like a complete sham to me.
I appreciate this is an old thread.
Update: FundsGo is now dead and archive.org suggest it's been dead for a year. The others are still operating as mirrors and still reproducing the same testimonials across multiple domains and businesses. Isn't this now against FTC guidelines?