|SVM Global promises 100K to 1 Million in 90 days, WTF?!|
This is from her Pinterest Profile:
|Sheila Tabarsi, via Pinterest profile|
And this is from her Google+ profile:
|Sheila Tabarsi, via Google+ profile|
BehindMLM came to the same conclusion: it is a ponzi scheme. And apparently grandmas are pawning jewelry, and single parent with 3 kids and trouble making rent are still fronting up $900 to join. WTF?!?!
But that's not the really WTF part... that would be that she may be referring to a FAKE lawyer.
In a conference call tonight, 14-APR-2015, Tabarsi apparently read the BehindMLM review and made fun of it, as well as claiming that her "Federal Attorney" will sue detractors.
Several commentators have claimed that in prior calls Tabarsi claimed that her lawyer was a former JAG (i.e. military lawyer), and another supplied the name of "Ken Goldstein".
Checking Tabarsi's Google + followers did yield a Ken Goldstein
As it happens, Sheila used to live in Douglaston, NY, according to her own profile, same as "Ken Goldstein" here.
Searching for "Ken Goldstein JAG" on Google did not bring up a legitimate lawyer... but a FAKE one. He claimed to be a lawyer in ALL jurisdictions in the US.
|Examiner.com: Ex-petty officer allegedly posed as JAG lawyer in Nassau court|
His Facebook Profile apparently claimed that he was a Captain, and his posts were sometimes signed LCDR (lieutenant Commander).
|Ken Goldstein's Facebook name is "CaptainKenGold", delusions of grandeur?|
|Ken Goldstein signing Facebook posts as LCDR back in 2014 |
He got called out for it by real veterans.
But as you can see from news report, he was merely a petty officer, retired.
(NOTE: See Ken Goldstein's comment about why he used "Captain" in his FB profileName at the end)
Now, how do we know this is the SAME Ken Goldstein that Tabarsi alluded to? Okay, remember the Google+ profile we found earlier for Ken Goldstein? If you explore his photos, you'll see this:
Note the photo in the middle. Compare it against the photo in this article in NYPOST
|NYPost: Ex-Coastguard officer allegedly posed as former military lawyer 28-AUG-2014|
If this is really Tabarsi's "Federal lawyer", she'll be in a HEAP of legal trouble, even MORE than normal for allegedly running a ponzi scheme. Not to mention Mr. Goldstein too.
ADDENDUM 24-APR-2015 The Ken Goldstein wrote a comment below. In a different comment on PatrickPretty, he claimed that because he's also USCG licensed merchant marine master, he is entitled to the term "captain".
What he didn't tell you is "master", i.e. "vessel master", is basically in command of the vessel, whether it's a tiny skiff to a supertanker. Yes, USCG does issue licenses to merchant / commercial mariners. However, what Mr. Goldstein didn't mention is he's only entitled to be called "captain" while he's in command of a vessel.
While commercial vessels are not military vessels, there are some similarities. The head of the engineering department, for example, is called the Chief Engineer. Likewise, vessel masters – the Master is the person in command -- are formally addressed as “Captain”. There are special laws and regulations governing merchant seamen; these laws and regulations are enforced by the U. S. Coast Guard. -- http://www.marad.dot.gov/mariners_landing_page/veterans/Veterans-Military-to-Mariners.htmAny one calling him a captain when he's not in command of a vessel is doing so inaccurately, but obviously it can be done as a courtesy... or fluffing.