Organic Acres,,It is New..My Garden.....

Organic Acres,,It is New..My Garden..and No Work

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Patricia

United States

#1 Oct 22, 2009
Hi Everyone I am very excited about this
my own garden and I get to pick what I want planted
I do not do any of the work
This is So Cool
http://myorganicacres.com/index.php...
Patricia
ted

Montgomery, AL

#2 Jan 7, 2010
Wow,
Buy organic foods direct-- at great prices!! Fits right in with the all natural herbal tea I drink as well.
Free to be a member-- check out at the following:
http://www.myorganicacres.com/index.php...
http://www.totallifechanges.com/553931
ted
Julie

Sandy, TX

#3 Jan 8, 2010
My Organic Gardens smells fishy. I believe this is a scam.

The site, www.myorganicacres.com is recruiting people to lease “parcels of land” that the site founders (they do not list their names) supposedly will plant with whatever crops you desire, guarantee full harvest, then either deliver to your door OR sell to other members for a profit. Interesting on the surface, but once you start listening to the videos on the site, you see that what they are selling is the “opportunity” for the lessees to get the lease costs paid for by signing up more clients or selling their wares to unidentified vendors.

They show no growing fields — in fact, they don’t even give the location of the fields. Their Twitter account lists the location as Orange County, California,( http://twitter.com/myorganic ) but I emailed a current member ( Robyn <[email protected]>) and she said the fields were located 20 miles south of Portland.

The site lists this address: PO Box 26, Dayton, Oregon 97114. I called their telephone number - 1-877-518-5980 – and get “The Global PC Message Center,” which only takes messages to call you back later.

I cannot find out who the owners or operators even are.

Evidently, when a member signs on (leases a parcel), they are given a link that they can use to send to others that takes them to a personalized portal to the main myorganicacres.com site for recruitment. If you do a search on My Organic Acres, you will see a list of different personalized sites: Jim’s My Organic Acres, Sally’s.., Robyn’s... etc.

I have no affiliation to this whole mess. I just noticed an ad for it, was intrigued, then appalled when I investigated the site and decided to alert you.

I would like to think I’m wrong. The idea of gardening over the Internet sounds fun. But this sounds like a scam to me.
Justin Sainton

Mcminnville, OR

#4 Feb 21, 2010
Hi Julie!

I'm not personally involved in the leadership or executive team of My Organic Acres, but I do know the owners, and they are completely legitimate. I have personally been out to the farm they have purchased for this venture, am currently working with them on some of the technical endeavors involved. I can assure you personally that it is not a scam. There is an element of an idea similar to multi-level marketing, but that's really not even the emphasis of the site. They've built a sustainable business plan that really allows for everything they've said. Rick and Jerry are the names of the owners, and if you email them with any questions, they'd love to chat with you, you can contact them at [email protected]

Hope that has helped clear up any confusion on whether or not this business is legit.
Julie S

Salem, MA

#5 Feb 28, 2010
I think I have been had.. I bought one of these full gardens and now I can't get into the back office..The link I posted on my blog is in someone else's name
And I cannot reach anyone..
I feel so had..
Who can I report them to..
I want my $300.00 dollars back
Julie wrote:
My Organic Gardens smells fishy. I believe this is a scam.
The site, www.myorganicacres.com is recruiting people to lease “parcels of land” that the site founders (they do not list their names) supposedly will plant with whatever crops you desire, guarantee full harvest, then either deliver to your door OR sell to other members for a profit. Interesting on the surface, but once you start listening to the videos on the site, you see that what they are selling is the “opportunity” for the lessees to get the lease costs paid for by signing up more clients or selling their wares to unidentified vendors.
They show no growing fields — in fact, they don’t even give the location of the fields. Their Twitter account lists the location as Orange County, California,( http://twitter.com/myorganic ) but I emailed a current member ( Robyn <[email protected]>) and she said the fields were located 20 miles south of Portland.
The site lists this address: PO Box 26, Dayton, Oregon 97114. I called their telephone number - 1-877-518-5980 – and get “The Global PC Message Center,” which only takes messages to call you back later.
I cannot find out who the owners or operators even are.
Evidently, when a member signs on (leases a parcel), they are given a link that they can use to send to others that takes them to a personalized portal to the main myorganicacres.com site for recruitment. If you do a search on My Organic Acres, you will see a list of different personalized sites: Jim’s My Organic Acres, Sally’s.., Robyn’s... etc.
I have no affiliation to this whole mess. I just noticed an ad for it, was intrigued, then appalled when I investigated the site and decided to alert you.
I would like to think I’m wrong. The idea of gardening over the Internet sounds fun. But this sounds like a scam to me.
Julie S

Salem, MA

#6 Feb 28, 2010
I think I have been had.. I bought one of these full gardens and now I can't get into the back office..The link I posted on my blog is in someone else's name
And I cannot reach anyone..
I feel so had..
Who can I report them to..
I want my $300.00 dollars back
Barbara

Hillsborough, NJ

#7 Mar 10, 2010
Smells really fishy to me too! I just signed up for the free..to investigate..navigating around the site is horrible. I design website navigation and this is the worst I've ever seen. The so-called knowledge base is USELESS> I tried to go back in to change my email address ...the error message tells me to fill out the email address request form..which is NO WHERE to be found! And..there is no way to contact anyone to find out!! Totally mysterious and wreaks of something yucky! I hope I am wrong, but something feels very off in the gardens.
terri

Cambridge, MA

#8 May 26, 2010
Hi Julie,
Did you ever get your money back or get the back office working? i'm in the same predicament.
Julie S wrote:
I think I have been had.. I bought one of these full gardens and now I can't get into the back office..The link I posted on my blog is in someone else's name
And I cannot reach anyone..
I feel so had..
Who can I report them to..
I want my $300.00 dollars back
Yamhill County Gardener

United States

#9 Jun 4, 2010
My opinion.
While probably legal, it is basically a scam. If these guys were TRULY legitimate, they would have given FULL disclosure. They would not be full of mystery and anonymity. A search of the internet reveals that Jerry Howard has a track record of dubious MLM schemes. Sorry Justin, I know you mean well, I know folks who know you and I have even met you. But you are young and naive.
Here is another thread regarding this:
http://www.gardenrant.com/my_weblog/2010/05/m...
Click and scroll down to see their videos etc.
My Organic Acres Member

Hurleyville, NY

#10 Jun 14, 2010
Jerry Howard & Rick Price also are the owners of The WIN Network. This is the online company whose advertising method now was adopted to have online meetings for My Organic Acres.

The WIN Network has not paid any of the commissions rightfully owed to it's members in over a year. They have effectively abandoned The Win Network. I would expect the same will happen with My Organic Acres, should it survive long enough to generate commissions for it's members.
Laura Wright

Sandy, TX

#11 Jun 24, 2010
I wrote the Oregon Attorney General some months ago suggesting they look into this. Boy, did I get an angry letter from Jerry Howard!(Kinda fun.) Not sure what the OAJ has determined, but it still smells SCAM, SCAM, SCAM! Interested to see what happens.
terri

Cambridge, MA

#13 Jul 29, 2010
Have you heard anything back yet? Anyone know how to get your money back?
Laura Wright wrote:
I wrote the Oregon Attorney General some months ago suggesting they look into this. Boy, did I get an angry letter from Jerry Howard!(Kinda fun.) Not sure what the OAJ has determined, but it still smells SCAM, SCAM, SCAM! Interested to see what happens.
Laura Wright

Sandy, TX

#14 Aug 29, 2010
No word. Haven't had time to follow up. You may be able to contact them yourself. I never invested in this mess myself. I just wanted to make sure it was investigated before too many people were hurt.
Pete

Kokomo, IN

#15 Oct 13, 2010
I am trying to get my money back for 3 and half months now. Jerry keeps coming up with some excuses all the time but mostly ignoring my phone calls and never calls back.
Julie, Terri, did you get your money back?
terri

Cambridge, MA

#16 Oct 13, 2010
No, I haven't had any luck. Do you have his phone number? Please post here so anyone else having issues can call him too!

Laura, would you mind posting the letter you wrote and address for the Attorney General to make it easy for others to do the same?
Jerry Hall

Olive Branch, MS

#18 Dec 6, 2010
I have been an active member of this opportunity for over a year. As a full garden owner (240 sq. ft. plot)I was given a choice of over 70 items to plant.

I have received shipments that included squash (several type), cucumbers, bell peppers, carrots cauliflower, cabbage, potatoes, radishes and onions as well as several different herbs. To date I have over 7 orders delivered to my home address.

Additionally, I have access to the general store where over 7,000 natural and organic products can be purchased. I have place no less than 5 orders and am very pleased with deliver and product quality.

I am very happy MOA gardener and home gardener
J S Hall
Barbara Robinson-Hart

Douglas, GA

#19 Jan 17, 2011
As one of the Founding Members of The WIN Network who lost that $500 investment as well as unpaid accumulated commissions and winnings, I strongly advise that no one risk getting involved in any business enterprise Jerry Howard is promoting. His idea of a "win/win" business model guarantees he and a select group of individuals win while everyone else loses. Stay as far away from him and his activities as you can unless you just can't wait to take your turn at supporting the lifestyle to which he has now become accustomed.
Blash

Durham, NC

#20 Jan 31, 2011
terri wrote:
Have you heard anything back yet? Anyone know how to get your money back?
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I would be interested in knowing if anyone got there money back and what you suggest someone do if they believe they have been had.
Been Had by MOA

Merrimack, NH

#22 Feb 21, 2011
Blash wrote:
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I would be interested in knowing if anyone got there money back and what you suggest someone do if they believe they have been had.
I would suggest filing a formal complaint with the Better Business Bureau in Oregon and ask for full refund as resolution to your complaint. I just filed my complaint and am awaiting the outcome. The more people that file complaints with the BBB, the better, and will perhaps help to stop this scammer, Jerry Howard! Got to http://www.BBB.org today and file.
Lydia E

Kearny, NJ

#24 Mar 29, 2011
Been Had by MOA wrote:
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I would suggest filing a formal complaint with the Better Business Bureau in Oregon and ask for full refund as resolution to your complaint. I just filed my complaint and am awaiting the outcome. The more people that file complaints with the BBB, the better, and will perhaps help to stop this scammer, Jerry Howard! Got to http://www.BBB.org today and file.
I made the mistake of becoming a full garden member and paid fees for a year and one month. Never were my phones and emails returned to discuss the problems I was having with my third shipment. I finally decided to cancel my membership. Lost over $900!!! I live in New Jersey and would like to file a complaint with the BBB. How do I do that???

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