WESTMINSTER, Colo. (CBS4) – A Westminster company is being targeted by the federal government and the Colorado Attorney General’s Office. They want infomercials for a program called “Winning in the Cash Flow Business” pulled from the air, saying promises of quick and easy money are deceptive.
Dalbey Education Institute in Westminster was created by Russ Dalbey. The Federal Trade Commission and the Colorado attorney general are suing Dalbey for violation of the Consumer Protection Act and asking in-part to stop running infomercials.
The lawsuit claims defendants “advertise inaccurate earnings claims” and constitutes a “deceptive practice.”
Online there are consumer complaints of false advertising and scam alerts on “:Winning in the Cash Flow Business.”
A CBS4 tipster claims he worked for the Dalbey Education Institute. In an e-mail he wrote he was “making $100,000 plus” a year. He said he was tired of trading his “soul for a high-dollar paycheck” and that the company was averaging “$2 million in sales a week” on little old ladies and retired widows.
CBS4 couldn’t reach Dalbey, but consumer investigator Jodi Brooks talked with his attorney. He says the company denies any allegations and that the government’s case is deeply flawed. He also said the infomercials will keep running.