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Asked on 09/25/2013 at 11:43 PM
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  • Posted by Workitout on 10/03/2013 at 10:31 PM
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    I am about to mail in my money for mailing envelope. I received this letter today. Please give me and answer.

    Workitout
  • Posted by Taylor on 10/03/2013 at 11:32 PM
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    i recieved a letter today also but im not so sure about sending them my money right away, can you let me know how things work out with that?
  • Posted by Penny on 10/05/2013 at 4:29 AM
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    Absolutely a real business. In fact, Carson Lord is the only honest, reliable and legit company I have ever encountered in the work at home industry. You should give them a chance. Ive been extremely happy with them
  • Posted by Barrelracer on 10/10/2013 at 11:59 PM
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    I have the same question as Taylor, and I also want to know how we can trust Penny. She could be part of the scam.
  • Posted by Jimmy on 10/11/2013 at 10:13 PM
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    I have the same question as Taylor and Barrelracer. Will I be able to talk to a real person?
  • Posted by Penny on 10/12/2013 at 2:05 AM
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    How "Barrelracer"? Well, how do we know youre not asking dumb questions because youre a competitor? Obviously you are. Yes Jimmy, once youre a customer you'll be able to make contact with the company. I have never needed to though.The program is so straight forward there is zero need for phone calls. You wont regret joining
  • Posted by Finesse on 10/14/2013 at 1:07 AM
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    Hey workitout... I'm about to mail my envelope too... I've seen more positive than negative comments.... going to start out with $99... have u received your envelopes yet?
  • Posted by Finesse on 10/14/2013 at 1:25 AM
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    And also Penny would you mind doing a YouTube testimonial... I know that the company would prefer to keep this offer exclusive because you can't call or register online which is better for those of us who received letters.... However we the people have been scammed time and time again.... if you prefer not to that's ok too... I'm not throwing salt on your help because I greatly appreciate it we just need more proof rather than taking someone's word for it.
    Kind Regards
  • Posted by Squeeze on 10/14/2013 at 7:58 AM
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    Has anyone gotten paid yet?
  • Posted by Pepper on 10/15/2013 at 2:49 PM
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    Really want to make some money. THis sonds to good to be true, stuffing envelopes and get paid for it, whats the catrch? Probably a scam. SO is Carson lord enterprises for real?
  • Posted by Kay on 10/15/2013 at 9:27 PM
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    I received a letter in the mail the other day as well. Not sure if ita. A scam and i really hate to waste money if its a scam especially money i dont have. I have seen more negative comments than positive. This company was also callled Preston Lord Enterprises at one point and i read only negative comments about them. But it was the same exact letter makes you wonder why they changed their name huh.. Well if anyone starts and its really a legit company PLEASE let us know. thanks
  • Posted by PAYMEMINES on 10/18/2013 at 12:44 AM
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    WE SENT OUR $199.00 IN ON THE 5TH OF OCTOBER & HERE IT IS THE 17TH NO ENVELOPES YET HOW LONG DO WE WAIT BEFORE PANICING?
  • Posted by ghinone on 10/18/2013 at 12:46 PM
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    They state in their letter that they need to mail these letters have to be stuffed and mailed out within the next few weeks. Is this for the Christmas season? another part of the letter states that you will be getting your start up fee back as soon as your in the system and have earned 9 paychecks, think about it, they want these letters mailed out in a FEW weeks and to earn 9 paychecks that would take more than 2 months so you won't be getting your money back. THINK you should not have to invest in a mail job offer if it is legit. I belong to the mystery shoppers and they don't want any money up front... THINK before GIVING away your MONEY>>>>
  • Posted by harold on 10/21/2013 at 5:16 AM
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    Its real and Ive done extremely well with it. My last check from Carson Lord was over $900
  • Posted by Finesse on 10/21/2013 at 7:13 PM
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    Harold.... How long did it take for your envelopes to arrive?"
  • Posted by lilliv on 10/21/2013 at 10:38 PM
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    No I am afraid to send my money will someone who has actually made money with them show proof so those of us who really can't afford o loose money can earn some.
  • Posted by LD on 10/22/2013 at 2:30 PM
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    Hi all,
    I just want to give my 2 cents on this. Please think about it...what are these 'special letters'? My guess is they are the same ones we are all holding in our hands. Maybe they really do pay out when someone responds to the letter and they receive that person's money. (Because, please note, you are only paid when someone responds to a letter you have sent. I'm guessing "responds" in this case means "sends money". So, this is basically one of those letter schemes. As someone mentioned, they have machines now that stuff envelopes. They don't need us to do it. No legitimate business sends out letters asking for help...think about that, too! I used to own a business and this is NOT the way I would have ever hired anyone! They clearly got our names from a mailing list and do you think they hand-stuffed these letters when they could have just hand-stuff the supposed 500K that need to urgently be done? Cases like these are where you need to be cynical and very skeptical. NEVER give your money away. If they really did used to be Preston Lord, then RUN. As another poster said, there is a reason they changed their name. The one or two people who post and say they are legit probably own the company. Oh, and did everyone get the form that claims they are legit and gives 10 people's contact info for verification? Has anyone contacted these people? I'd be very surprised if these folks exist and if they are not friends/family of the "company"...OR...as I mentioned at the beginning...if this thing really works then it is a glorified chain letter since they never say what legitimate product they are selling in these "special" letters.
    Hope that helps! If anyone can prove me wrong please contact me at wonderingif1@yahoo.com. Good luck to all. STAY SKEPTICAL!!!
  • Posted by Helen on 10/22/2013 at 11:01 PM
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    I'm not sure if they are legitimate or not. I sent them my $99 appication fee around the 2nd of October. It took me until. October 1xth to receive my packet of materials. In the instructions for mailing it states that you are to pay the postage for mailing out these "initial first" letters and keep track of your receipts so that you can turn them into the company (Carson Lord) along with your agreement form, but you will not receive your reimburesements until the 9th paycheck. Plus they expect you to pay for further packets of letters/ mailing material to be shipped to you at half the original price.
  • Posted by UniversityGirl on 10/23/2013 at 2:55 PM
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    I received this letter in the mail today, Oct. 23rd, 2013. After reading more and more testimonials here and other places I will not be sending funds to start such an easy work at home job to this company. I understand reimbursement's are with some companies and they do give you allowances plus gains when you have to spend your own funds. This is not a typical job to do from home at all, and certainly not by what I've been reading through my searches.

    All and ANY WORK AT HOME JOBS--*DO NOT REQUIRE FEES TO START**.. Only exception with that is if you're starting your own business with a company that has been around for years. Their are virtual jobs that are very much legit after your application process as long as you have internet, phone and follow directions just like any other job you go in to work.
    It's always a good "rule of thumb" to research the companies and read everything you can on them before hand to save you time, frustration and hassles later on down the road. Thanks to all whom has also stated that this company is false representing itself. As I have been a mailing inserter and yes, this can be done cheaper by hiring a printing business for a one time job or quarterly jobs for this type of mailings. I've done them and I'm not impressed at all. Only difference is that I was getting paid at a very well known job in the industry of printing. Good Luck to those that jump into this. I wouldn't if I were you and find other jobs online that do not require any funds from you to start working in their business.
  • Posted by Grizzly on 10/25/2013 at 1:45 PM
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    I don't have a clue, just received this letter today and was searching this site to see if they were legit. There has to be a catch, if you notice they say (per our instructions). Why don't they tell you everything? And, one more concern, at the end of the letter it isn't signed by anyone. Why? I'm not going to waste any money until I see proof.
  • Posted by Maria on 10/26/2013 at 5:03 PM
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    Please I'd love to learn from those who are EXPERIENCED, please will you help me understand the following:
    1. You started at income group # __ . Did you stay there, or 'advance' to a different group #, and if so, WHICH & WHY?
    2. You have worked this program now for how long?
    3. As a representative example, you received $ ___ for ___ envelopes stuffed, which took you __ hrs, and pre-cost you $ ___ in postage.
    4. Were you reimbursed your postage with each compensation check, or was the postage compensation 'on hold'? Please explain.
    5. Did you have to pre-pay more than postage for future mailings?
    6. Have you received your application fee back?
    7. Your average hourly AND weekly pay over x number of weeks has been what?
    THX SO MUCH! I have appreciated all comments.

  • Posted by lisa12 on 10/27/2013 at 8:14 PM
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    I want to know how long does it take to receive your package one money is paid? I don't know any answers
  • Posted by mistie on 10/28/2013 at 12:16 AM
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    It's a total scam...just Google Carson Lord or Preston Lord and you'll read complaint after complaint. LD is totally correct....the letter (which I received as well) states "why do we pay such a high rate? The number of people who respond to our special letters is very high. They like what we offer, and are willing to pay for the opportunities we present." What it doesn't tell you is that the letter you'll be mailing out is the same one you responded to.

    How do I know this? Because I found a youtube video done by a woman who sent in her money and 'worked' for Preston Lord which is also Carson Lord. She says it's a total scam. She says there is no phone support at any time; the number on the mailing is a recording saying they only give support to paying customers. You can't speak to a person.

    After you send it your money it can take 2 or more weeks to get your supplies. You have to pay for your own postage. You send out the same type of letter you received. You get reimbursed for postage after your 9th paycheck (not 9th week.) You have to send a copy of your postage receipt each week to get reimbursed later on.

    You have to pay every week for the supplies. It's not just a one-time start up fee. The start up fee is more expensive but after that you get a discount, but even so you have to pay for supplies every week.

    You get paid NOT for every envelope you send out, but for every person who, like you, signs up to work for Preston/Carson Lord. If a person sends the start-up fee to Preston Lord, then you get $10 for that person. Suppose you start at level 1 and pay Preston/Carson Lord the $99 start up fee. Then you have to pay the postage to mail the 49 letters they give in level one. Even at reduced rates (38 cents on the letter I received), you're now out $18.62 postage and $99 for income group 1...so you'd need 12 of the 49 people to sign up with Preston Lord to just break EVEN. We're not even talking you making any profit. Does that sound like good odds to you?

    In the youtube video the Preston Lord worker says that statistically only 5% respond to these mailings...that's not the 24% you'd need just to break even.

    You also have to pay your own taxes on your earnings. (i.e. nothing is employer paid.)

    To watch for yourself, here is the youtube link:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JqLeRxXj1o
  • Posted by EJ on 11/01/2013 at 5:12 PM
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    I think I am a fool (now I now I am). My check was cashed on the 29th of October 2013....I did searches for this company and found good and bad results. I just today found this website.

    I should have know. Please ALL beware that when its too easy...its to easy....
  • Posted by WD on 11/02/2013 at 10:22 AM
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    I want to do this,but what everyone is saying i don't know.i call the number on the paper and got a machine.So what should i do (help)i could use the money
  • Posted by skeptical on 11/04/2013 at 4:56 PM
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    Hi all just wanted to say I checked with the NYC BBB about Carson Lord Enterprises and there are no results matching that company name. For that they said that the company never accredited themselves through the BBB. That should be an eye opener to all. I have done this same thing in the past and like other postings said, you only get paid when someone responds to your letter. That is true. Plus it is your responsibility to pay for postage on each letter you send, then once you send out your first package of letters, you have to pay to get more sent to you. Save your money and don't even waste your time. If it is to good to be true, then it usually is. Good luck to all!!!
  • Posted by Moderate on 11/04/2013 at 6:05 PM
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    This looks like a scam which is fully disclosed. In order for you to get paid, you send out the letter to a person. This person must sign up and pay to do what you are doing. If the person does not respond you get nothing. What happens is the earlier people involved may get some money. However, there are only so many addresses to mail this nonsense out. I do not know if it is a pyramid scheme or something similar, but they do not pan out. Stay away from this or any similar scheme.
  • Posted by sherrie on 11/05/2013 at 5:25 PM
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    Notice both Penny and Harold have terrible punctuation. They are the same person.
  • Posted by flowerchild on 11/05/2013 at 9:28 PM
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    I too got the offer today,when reading it every also said for letter you send out you will be paid ONLY if the person you sent it to replies. So when you reply to the letter you got that person will get paid.Well who ever sent mine will not get paid,i don't just hand poy my money.
  • Posted by Ripped off on 11/06/2013 at 9:14 AM
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    Don't do it don't do it don't do it


    I had a change of heart just an extinct the VERY NIGHT I sent my 299 check so the next day I put a stop pay on my check ..a week later I STILL received all the letters and Yes they are just about the SAME letters as I got myself. They tell you you will get ten dollars for every letter you send out......they DONT tell u you only get paid if the person you mailed one of the many letters to......responds. Now I got a nasty letter saying my checked bounced. I STOPPED PAYMENT CUZ I WISED UP. SCAM SCAM SCAMI
  • Posted by Dougie on 11/06/2013 at 9:58 AM
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    We started with the level one and received a hundred names with envelopes. It cost us 46.00 dollars to send them out. In the introduction letter we received it didn't say anything about having to pay for the supplies each time. How do u get your money back? The ones including myself that this Carson Lord Enterprises has ripped off I want to know if u would be interested in filing a class action lawsuit against them?
  • Posted by dave666 on 11/06/2013 at 5:41 PM
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    Its not worth suing them what u need to do is find those ass holes and layith the smack down
  • Posted by dave666 on 11/06/2013 at 5:50 PM
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    So what your saying is u don't care if these fine people get riped off but u will bust me for cussing on this stupid q and a site .I don't give a poop if u have my I.p add up yours and the house u rode in on
  • Posted by cmac on 11/12/2013 at 2:39 PM
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    Well I for one think it's a scam cause the flaws are one they are not on bbb they are covering that up with another company's name and they ask for a x amount of money to be paid for upfront before they would even talk to anyone I've called everyone on that list theh give us and long behold nobody picks up and the voicemail box is full and I see they will only talk if we pay them who ever if is and I wouldn't doubt it if cause it sounds to much like a scam
  • Posted by U Name It on 11/12/2013 at 9:06 PM
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    Everyone has the same issue with these so call REAL COMPANIES! America is not the land of the FREE But is HOME Of the BRAVE for Companies to Lie about what they say. That is whats wrong with this World. Its not the WORLD its the PEOPLE IN IT!
  • Posted by Freeatlast on 11/13/2013 at 12:10 PM
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    This company give any and all legit companies a BAD Name. If someone wants to start a legitimate home based business call me 214-709-2038 also look up my website www.KrissBrooks.com
    You help people save on a bill they ALREADY pay every month...after month. And get paid! month,after month,after month. Rock solid company and YES we are A+ with BBB
    Good luck to everyone here looking for legit business opportunities
  • Posted by Crystal Ann on 11/20/2013 at 5:39 PM
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    Hi/I'm really interested in working on line so I can stay at home with my son a little longer. I have looked and looked and it seems most of them are not completely legit or are just right out scams. Does anyone have information about any legitimate online jobs that I could maybe consider? I would beyond appreciate I...thanks
  • Posted by helpful on 11/21/2013 at 1:29 PM
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    If you want to work from home check out ratracerebellion.com. They have legitimate work at home jobs. I know this cause worked from home through one of the companies on this site. You don't have to pay anything unless your trying to do crafts at home and you have to receive a kit. They do send you a kit cause i have done this
  • Posted by Crystal Ann on 11/21/2013 at 6:05 PM
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    Thank you so very much/can't tell you how much I appreciate it :)
  • Posted by helpful on 11/21/2013 at 9:38 PM
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    You are very welcome!!!
  • Posted by andersoncat on 12/16/2013 at 9:27 PM
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    I agree with Dougie who posted on 11/6/13. I would like to pursue a class action lawsuit. I had paid my 199 for the letters which I mailed on a timely manner and sent in toe agreement form plus the 46 dollars postage. I mailed everything on November 5th and I have not gotten any correspondence from them since then. I never received one paycheck! I even sent them two letters in the past month or so to get an explanation on what was going on since you can't call them and they never responded. I have been out of work for several years and I gave them money that I can't afford to invest in something that I could would give me legitimate income. How upsetting and frustrating! I had read a diffent website that they were legitimate but that is totally false! What a scam! They must be laughing there way to the bank! They don't have the decency to even acknowledge my letters and you can't call them, even their phone is a scam because it says for paying customers so when we are paying customers who invested, why can't we talk to a live person?? I would like my 199 plus 46 dollars in postage so I really agree to pursue a class action lawsuit against this fraud!
  • Posted by sbd on 12/17/2013 at 8:37 PM
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    does anyone know where the list of addresses you are given comes from? trying to figure out who sent me this, return address is NYC, but has a local postmark
  • Posted by nick on 01/08/2014 at 3:50 PM
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    No there not a real company I send my money and have not received anything I feel like an ass for falling for the scam
  • Posted by Annika on 01/18/2014 at 11:08 AM
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    watch out, this is a scam. Do not do it.
  • Posted by jimmy on 01/31/2014 at 4:10 PM
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    if anyony says anything good about these type of companies, they work in the circle that thought up the scam. If you read any sort of good review, its from an insider as well. If the BBB doesnt have a bad review about them, CLI has paid them, or lied about solving a dispute. I was in a company for 2 and a half years that advertised something that was too good tobe true, and I've seen how these people work. And yes, the BBB can be bought off. So, keep your money.
  • Posted by lundelmj on 02/21/2014 at 12:10 AM
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    This company is a total SCAM!! I had sent $199 for the 99 letters back in October, mailed the letters and bought postage, and followed their instructions for submitting postage receipts, etc.
    As of today, I have never heard from them again. I sent them five letters regarding some communication and they never responded. I never received one paycheck. They stated you would get your application fees and postage reimubursed every 9th paycheck and I never received one paycheck! It is very frustrating. I have been unemployed for several years and invested in this company thinking I would be getting some sort of income. They won't even acknowledge my letters. They don't even have a phone number to call! I should not have believed those comments that this was a legitimate company. I want my application fees and postage reimbursed. I need my money to live on! They won't even communicate with me! Does anyone aware of a class action law suit against this company?? I am also getting all this mail regarding makiing money so they also must be using my name and address for mailing lists. Who can you report this to?
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