'Doctor' Is Back from Prison with a New Deal

The Mail on Sunday (London, England), January 11, 1998 | Go to article overview

'Doctor' Is Back from Prison with a New Deal


Byline: TONY HETHERINGTON

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-B. writes: I answered a magazine advertisement offering guaranteed approval for a credit card plus a separate business opportunity. I have now received full details.

Please investigate and let me know: how authentic is the business opportunity offered, and is the credit card offer just another scam?

IT IS difficult to know where to start. The literature comes from a callous convicted swindler and the credit card scheme's organisers face court action in the US.

On top of all that, the business opportunity is an unau-thorised investment offer that under investigation here.

Let us take the easy one first.

The credit card scheme is called Drivers Seat Network.

You were told that for an initial $130 (about [pounds sterling]80) and then $30 a month, applicants are supposed to receive a Visa or MasterCard and make up to $18,000 ([pounds sterling]11,000) a month commission from other recruits.

The US government's Federal Trade Commission has obtained a court order freezing the scheme and its bank accounts.

Investigators for the commission say the Drivers Seat Network never provided credit cards and accuse the organiser, Nia Cano (alias Nghia Cano, alias Nina DeCano, alias Nina Cano) of running a pyramid scam.

invited to join is the so-called Big Lottery. This is said to be completely free, with a weekly top prize of [pounds sterling]25 million.

We warned against this Fantasy Lottery last August after its organisers failed to answer questions about how it operated.

They later posted their answers on the Internet - but they are evasions, not explanations.

The company operates through agents in Surrey but claims its draw is held in New York. …

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