DNA Now Says It Is Selling ‘Protective Spray’ To Block ‘Wrongful Ticketing’ From Red-Light Cameras; Simultaneously Announces ‘Alert Button’ To Protect Abducted Children
A Florida multilevel marketing (MLM) company that says its license-plate data system can help law enforcement and the AMBER Alert program locate abducted children now says it is working against cities “worldwide” in their efforts to enforce traffic laws.
Data Network Affiliates (DNA) announced that it was offering “DNA Protective Spray” by the case to distributors. The spray is applied to license plates to obscure the view of cameras that take photographs of cars that run red lights. DNA said the spray protected against “wrongful ticketing by city cameras worldwide.”
DNA did not explain the incongruity of saying it supported law enforcement in its efforts to locate abducted children while at once working against law enforcement in its efforts to enforce traffic laws.
Even as DNA was announcing the availability of its purported “Protective Spray,” the company announced it soon would adopt a browser-based “DNA World Wide Alert Button” to let members know when a “child is reported missing in your immediate area.”
DNA purports also to be in the mortgage-reduction business, claiming it is the “MORAL OBLIGATION” of churches to spread the word about the money-making program and perhaps use it to raise church funds.
This morning the Federal Trade Commission announced three settlements in cases that banned “deceptive marketers” from selling mortgage-relief services. In one of the cases, a judgment of $11.5 million was entered against one of the marketers. A judgment of $6.2 million was entered in the second case, and a judgment of nearly $5.3 million was entered in the third case.
DNA said distributors would be able to order its protective spray “very soon.”
“This product has sold millions for $29.95 a can which is good for up to 3 or 4 applications when done properly,” DNA said.
The product falls under the umbrella of a series of products that purportedly can help DNA members “RETIRE BY CHRISTMAS 2010,” the company said.
DNA also said it soon would offer “The New DNA Phone & Fax Module,” which purportedly “will make MAGIC JACK & SKYPE OBSOLETE.”
In April, DNA announced that it was offering an “unlimited” cell-phone plan with a free phone for $10 a month. The company later withdrew the offer, acknowledging it had not studied cell-phone pricing before announcing it had become the world’s low-price leader.
Some DNA members have implied the company was backed by Oprah Winfrey, Donald Trump and Apple Inc. No evidence to support the claims has emerged.
DNA has compared itself favorably to Walmart, Google, Facebook and Amway. Curiously, the company once claimed it offered a Business Benefit Package, which it dubbed the BBP. The company now appears to be referring to the package as the BBB, using the acronym associated with the Better Business Bureau.