STRANGENESS PILES UP: OWOW ‘8G Zip Drive Stick’ Offered From Non-Existent Address Of ‘123 Internet St.’ In Des Moines, Iowa; Similar Bogus Address Of ‘123 Online St.’ Advertises ‘Global Gifting Connection’

Advertising a Des Moines, Iowa, business address of 123 Internet St. and claiming the “owow 8g zip drive stick is the new face of data network affiliates,” an affiliate of DNA/OWOW is seeking to drive business to the firm.

But the Des Moines Police Department told the PP Blog this morning that no such street address exists in the city, despite multiple online listings encouraging prospects to do business with OWOW at the address.

A separate Des Moines address — 123 Online St. — that advertised something called “Global Gifting Connection” also was bogus, the police department said. It is unclear if the same person placed both ads.

Why bogus addresses were used to advertise OWOW and a cash-gifting program was not immediately clear.

“[I]f you would like use this product or learn how to grow a team to market it,” an ad in Des Moines said about the OWOW stick, “I have help top leaders place over 30,000 people into this company and i will be happy to help you.”

The OWOW ads appear at online venues such as MerchantCircle and HelloDesMoines.com. The business has not been verified, according to the MerchantCircle website. The ad on the HelloDesMoines site carries a photo of the OWOW stick.

The Des Moines development follows on the heels of a prompt by OWOW, which is associated with Internet Marketer Phil Piccolo, to recruit prospects by planting the seed that a product known as OWOW TurboMune cures cancer.

It also follows on the heels of a bizarre bid by an OWOW affiliate to suggest that Michael Chertoff, a Harvard-educated former federal judge and federal prosecutor and the former secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), was a “suspect” in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists attacks on the United States and that Israel had conducted the attacks.

The bizarre claim was made despite the fact that Chertoff’s nomination to the DHS post was approved by a 98-0 vote in the U.S. Senate more than three years after the attacks occurred.

OWOW is the apparent successor company to DNA, a Nevada-registered company that operates from Florida and claimed it was developing a database to help law enforcement and the AMBER Alert program rescue abducted children.

No evidence has emerged that DNA has the capacity to assist either law enforcement or the AMBER Alert program, which the firm chastised earlier this year by suggesting it had a bloated budget and had rescued “ONLY” about 500 children over the years.

A “Non-Affiliated Support” link on the OWOW website includes no contact information for the company and no form through which prospects or members of the media can submit questions.

OWOW also has advertised that it pays an annual interest rate of 24 percent to members who send it money. Questions have been raised about whether the company is selling unregistered securities as investment contracts.

One link in the MerchantCircle ad for OWOW prompts visitors to visit a site that redirects to video promos for  an “opportunity” known as Monitium and a cycler program known as 150 Cash.

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17 Responses to “STRANGENESS PILES UP: OWOW ‘8G Zip Drive Stick’ Offered From Non-Existent Address Of ‘123 Internet St.’ In Des Moines, Iowa; Similar Bogus Address Of ‘123 Online St.’ Advertises ‘Global Gifting Connection’”

  1. It seems they are really putting up a lot of free ads, strange for a program making so much money for their participants… here’s another site:

    http://iowa.inetgiant.com/DesMoines/AdDetails/Global-Gifting-Connection/10009961

    And their Blogspot site http://www.global-gifting-connection.blogspot.com/

    Hopefully, the word will get out fast enough so that more people do not lose money with these gifting programs. There is no such thing as free money! And please note, the blog article for the gifting thing does mention “God”, yet another religious reference used to con people.

    And yes, I do believe in God and that He can influence people to do kind things. However, I do not believe that this qualifies as one of the “mysterious way” in which He works, any more than I believe Andy Bowdoin is a fine Christian man with only my well being at heart!!!!!

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  2. Wasn’t that Mindy’s territory in asd?

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  3. Actually, Don, that blog appears to belong to one Pastor Marcus Brewer in Indiana. The kind of “pastor” who gives all Christians a bad name, Mr. Brewer falls for just about every pie in the sky scheme out there that he sees. From energy drinks and wireless phone plans to gifting frauds, he’s an equal opportunity bandwagon jumper.

    Other examples from the same man include:
    http://pathway-to-gold-gifting.blogspot.com/2010/09/pathway-to-gold-gifting.html
    http://150cash-compensation-plan.blogspot.com/
    http://retire-with-me.blogspot.com/
    http://www.whatbusinesstodo.com/profiles/100655

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  4. Yep, Mindy Bales is from Ankeny, Iowa, and is chin-deep in ASD. Patrick has written many things that include her name. To quote an article that appeared on the bizop.ca website:

    “Some 25,000 Iowans have spent money with the company”, according to Ankeny resident Mindy Bales, who described herself as one of the earliest and most successful promoters of AdSurfDaily in Iowa.

    Bales, 32, said she alone brought in $5 million from Iowans to the company.

    I bet she wishes she never said those words…….

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  5. Iowa – the land of Robert Fava and Mindy Bales. There were so many ASD mini rallies – public and private – that workers of entire companies in Iowa joined ASD. The promotion in this State was agressive.

    It comes as no surprise that OWOW also has a presence there. Wonder how many ASD promoters are involved.

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  6. Ha Ha Ha Ha:

    OWOW SHOWER VITALIZER
    Magnetic therapy is a non-invasive remedy that addresses both prevention and treatment of chronic ailments with an impressive success rate. This ancient practice is renowned for reducing inflammation and relieving pain, restoring natural energy, increasing blood circulation, supporting the body’s healing process and preventing or reversing infection among other benefits. With an aging population and rising medical costs, magnetic therapy offers an economical, safe and effective form of alternative therapy. Utilizing the natural energy of magnetism, magnetic therapy promotes a magnetic field around the body area where products are positioned and assists the body’s normal healing process as the force passes through all tissues and cells. By applying magnets to an injured area, blood flow and oxygen are enhanced thus expediting the healing process while reducing pain and inflammation.

    OWOW LIQUID ENHANCER
    When you drink magnetized water you will notice improved digestion, relief from stress and from stomach and intestinal problems, less gas and constipation and higher elimination of the mineral waste that’s been accumulating in your system. The OWOW Liquid Enhancer makes food and water taste better and it makes your body work better—you get the most from every drop of fluid and you’ll be truly hydrated! Your energy level will increase and you’ll feel like a new person!

    The First Step Toward the Best Night’s Sleep You’ve Ever Had!

    The quality and quantity of sleep is substantially less than what is needed. Many people are severely sleep-deprived and therefore dangerously sleepy during the day. In the 20th century, when average nightly sleep time declined 20%, many major disasters as well as a multitude of accidents on the road and at work are being linked to sleep-deprivation. Fifty million North Americans have a chronic sleep disorder; including insomnia, narcolepsy and sleep apnea.

    Buy The OWOW SLEEP SYSTEM Today!

    OWOW Maqui Mix Juice Mix

    Why Maqui Berry? This superfruit was recently discovered in the jungles of South America. It is packed full of benefits and its benefits are truly incredible. Unlike any other fruit in the entire world, Maqui is an incredible blend of everything that is healthy for you and your body! Do something GREAT for yourself, try Maqui Mix and choose to live a longer, stronger and healthier life!

    hxxp://www.thedonnieshop.com/owow.html

    Amazing the crap these clowns try to push.

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  7. Run a quick google search on the “Pastor” and you will see he’s quite generous with his “opportunities”.

    I hope he’s “pasteurized” by the government and fortified with Vitamin D.

    He needs to know that promoting these scams will get him into very hot water.

    Actually, Don, that blog appears to belong to one Pastor Marcus Brewer in Indiana.

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  8. Phil Piccolo explains the payment plan for his latest “opportunity”:
    http://imgsrv.gocomics.com/dim/?fh=7b63a6301ec9efcb1037a9c5ff06990d&w=450.0

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  9. (Amazing the crap these clowns try to push.) Why are you calling our product crap? What info do you have for making that kind of statement, I know that people have the right to use or not use a product, so what info do you have that this product is crap?

    Don Sanders : The Donnie Shop

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  10. ummmmmm, how about because you (or others) are making specious claims about your products — claims that either violate the laws of physics (such as “magnetized water”) or claims that are unsubstantiated by valid scientific research (as in: “try Maqui Mix and choose to live a longer, stronger and healthier life!”)

    OK, your turn to rebut. Please use real reference to support your claims. JAMA and the APS Journal will do……otherwise, I am afriad I’ll have to go with the clown/crap tag.

    (Amazing the crap these clowns try to push.) Why are you calling our product crap? What info do you have for making that kind of statement, I know that people have the right to use or not use a product, so what info do you have that this product is crap?Don Sanders : The Donnie Shop  (Quote)

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  11. ummmmmm, how about because you (or others) are making specious claims about your products — claims that either violate the laws of physics (such as “magnetized water”) or claims that are unsubstantiated by valid scientific research (as in: “try Maqui Mix and choose to live a longer, stronger and healthier life!”)OK, your turn to rebut. Please use real reference to support your claims. JAMA and the APS Journal will do……otherwise, I am afriad I’ll have to go with the clown/crap tag.  (Quote)

    I went to the site JAMA and found info on (Health benefit of magnetized water) to see the full doc, one has to be a member, you made a statement about not one product but all of the OWOW product on that page, now you are looking for a rebut about the magnetized water, it looks like that you did not do your research, I am a affiliate with OWOW and there is a team of Layers that do the work to make sure that the company is not breaking the law, you did not attack OWOW but you attacked The Donnie Shop, my only problem with that is you don’t know me, and you made a statement that once it is on the internet it’s there forever, it only took you a very short time to find my site to say bad thing about it, however it took me months of learning to get to this point and it is not easy when one has to do all the work themselves, yes there farad on the internet, I get email all the time from someone telling me that I won money or some kind of product that not true.

    The only problem that I have, is I did not outsource jobs overseas, I did not know that I was training people to take my job, I did not know that the last five companies that I worked for had the same plain in mind, now that I am working on a business that I can run form my own server (buy the way I had to learn to setup) I am getting attack by someone that I don’t know and they don’t know me. I ask what info you have for making that kind of statement your respond was (Please use real reference to support your claims). If you have info that states, it does not work would you please share it with me, otherwise please stop what you are doing, if you would like to attack some try going to the source. [Affiliate URL deleted by Admin.]
    Also you can try this guy Michael Lam, MD, MPH http://www.DrLam.com
    http://www.drlam.com/opinion/magnetized_water.asp

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  12. Donald,

    Please provide a link to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that links to the article showing the health benefits of “magnetized water.”

    Further, please note that water is a diamagnetic material, and thus cannot be magnetized (see for example, http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/water/magnetic.html#800, or http://www.chem1.com/CQ/magscams.html#MW) Further, there is a well-known case from 1999 where the government (FTC) won an injunction against a “magnetic water” company that basically prevents the company from making claims about the health benefits of “magnetic water” because there aren’t any (see, for example: http://www.quackwatch.org/04ConsumerEducation/QA/magnet.html )

    So, what is the science, what is the basic physics and chemistry, behind the “changes” that OWOW Liquid Enhancer makes to water to turn it into this magic thing that you are promoting? Careful with your answer……you may be exposed.

    These references are pretty easy to find, and there are many, many others.

    As for maqui berry supplements, it is likely that they are good for you, mainly due to the antioxidants. However, the claims made for maqui berry supplements are pretty dramatic IMO (“LONGER, STRONGER, AND HEALTHIER LIFE!) and wholly unsubstantiated. Again, go back to JAMA and you’ll find NOTHING supporting maqui berry therapies, and certainly not a magic supplement that will prolong your life. Seems highly unlikely that such a dramatic breakthrough in human lifespan would go unnoticed by perhaps the most pre-eminent authorities in the medical field.

    If you prefer the New England Journal of Medicine, sadly, NEJM has nothing to support magnetized water or maqui berries……

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  13. it only took you a very short time to find my site to say bad thing about it

    Get over yourself….your site is buried at least 5 pages back in a google search of owow.

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  14. Donald Sanders, You should think very carefully if you are going to continue to be associated with a company that has obvious connections to Phil Piccolo. You should do some research on him & see what happened each & every of his previous ventures.

    RE: Magnets & water – this site has some good info:
    http://www.chem1.com/CQ/magscams.html
    It has a section on Magnetic laundry aids, which reminds me of Phil’s early venture the Laundry CD.

    RE: Michael Lam – a few minutes of research found a discussion from 2005 which raised some questions about this doctor. One person could not find any medical qualifications. The same site above mentions Dr Lam:
    http://www.chem1.com/CQ/magwatscams.html

    A quackery website on Magnetized Water run by a Dr. Michael Lam is full of misinformation and absurd statements on this subject.

    I suspect that the issues you had with your previous 5 companies had less to do with you training people to take your job, but more to do with you being the type of person who would jump into any quack-science peddled by well known scammers.

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  15. please note that water is a diamagnetic material

    Proof: (and a cool video for those who have always liked magnets)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyqOTJOJSoU

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