BamaGal made this remarkable post yesterday on LCF. It is a clarion call for help from you all...
"I do not want to step on anyones toes here....BUT
Time to squash everything and move on.
As we know from reading the court papers Heidi is still having people sign up. The only way to guarantee the closing of the site is through the federal channels. Even WHEN Heidi loses the class action lawsuit---she can still run the site and sign up more unsuspecting people.
How about we ALL get involved here---here are some really good ways:
Contact the Federal Trade Commission
Federal Trade Commission - Offices and Bureaus
The FTC enters Internet, telemarketing, identity theft and other fraud-related complaints into Consumer Sentinel®, a secure, online database available to hundreds of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies worldwide
Internet Crime Complaint Center
Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
The IC3 is co-sponsored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C)
IC3's mission is to serve as a vehicle to receive, develop, and refer criminal complaints regarding the rapidly expanding arena of cyber crime. The IC3 gives the victims of cyber crime a convenient and easy-to-use reporting mechanism that alerts authorities of suspected criminal or civil violations. For law enforcement and regulatory agencies at the federal, state, local and international level, IC3 provides a central referral mechanism for complaints involving Internet related crimes.
it does not take much of your time to file this report--it is very easily done
in my opinion---this is the most important thing we can do right now---
Contact your states Attorney General
FindLaw: State Resources: Attorneys General
another very simple thing to do---since this is the internet---each state should be involved not just CA
National Association of Attorney General's Computer Crime Point of Contact List (all state-related cyber questions)
National Consumers League’s Fraud Center
Use this form to report suspected telemarketing or Internet fraud.
Online Fraud Report Form
all of these next ones require very little time and effort---
People search here for opinions on various things. So leave yours relating to Kimkins.
Become an Epinions member and publish your review.
Complaints.com Consumers in Control
Online compliant form
Submit a Complaint
The Internet home of consumer advocate Tom Martino
Submit a compliant
Call the HelpCenter
To report any type of consumer fraud or scams
If you have not contacted these agencies---my first question is
WHY THE SAM HILL NOT????
no offense ladies and gents---but the time spent he say she say back and forth could be better put to use
no, I am no discounting anyones feelings, nor do I wish to ruffle any feathers---I just want to see some action being done instead of just paying lip service to bringing Heidi and her minions to justice....
Don't be an arm chair quarterback--actually get into the game....
Join Us, Say "NO" to Kimkins
WildAngel6 Daily Links
Kimkins Class Action Lawsuit
Kimkins Diet Review
Diary of a Mad Housewife"
And this in response from the indefatigable WildAngel6 on LCF:
"Awesome Post, Bama! Thank you for helping us bring things back into focus.
Remember folks, that even the unintentional diversions that come along from time to time are only helping Heidi by distracting us. Let's keep our eye on our goals here. Yes, we have come along way with seeing the Lawsuit becoming a reality, but we aren't done yet!
You DO still want to see the 404 Page Not Found error message when you type in Kimkins.com, don't you?
If so, we've still got plenty of work to do. So, let's roll up our sleeves and get to it!
Take a look at the list that BamaGal just posted. Start at the top and work down, start at the bottom and work up, or just pick what looks easiest to you to do first, but DO something on that list today. And then do something tomorrow and the next day and so on. There is still so much to be done.
After you have done it, talk to two like minded friends and encourage them to do it as well. The more of us that file reports, the more quickly things will happen. Remember, it IS the squeaky wheel that gets the grease.
If it has been a while since you contacted the Attorney General for instance, please feel free to send them a follow up email asking for a progress report.
Don't be shy about this. We can't afford to be. The longer we are silent, the more people that get sucked into this scam, the more likely they are to develop eating disorders, the more likely that the story that Medusa shared with us will become reality for more people over at Kimkins.
Don't rely on everyone else to file the reports. Don't think that your voice doesn't count. If everyone felt that way, nothing would get done. Your voice DOES count. So please step up and make yourself heard.
Imagine if it were your daughter (or sister, or mother, or niece, or cousin, or best friend) who was the next person to sign up for Kimkins, and they didn't know about it being dangerous because you didn't report it.
If you were moved by the recent posts on Medusa's blog, imagine if it was someone in your family being discussed there. How would that make you feel?
I have a 15 year old daughter who is "watching her weight" like many of her friends in high school. I am fighting this fight for her, and for every other daughter who may be tempted to go to the extremes of Kimkins. I don't want to hear about any more people who have been hurt by Kimkins. I want to do what I can to help spread the word, to warn people about the dangers of the Kimkins Diet.
I never followed the Kimkins Diet. I never joined the Kimkins.com site. I can't join the Kimkins Class Action Lawsuit. But I can make myself heard.
I can speak up for the victims. I can alert the proper authorities. I can tell others about it. I can encourage you to do the same.
Don't discount your power to effect change.
We CAN make a difference: One IC3 report at a time; One letter to the Attorney General at a time; One Complaint Form at a time.
Please make yourself heard."
And this in response to WildAngel6 from MomToEli on LCF:
"This is so exactly right!
PLEASE, I urge everyone reading this blog post to step up to the plate and contact these agencies and offices.
BamaGal's post on LCF:
WildAngel6's post on LCF:
MomToEli's post on LCF: