After the Sting
How one person is coping with the Henry Kaye effect.
Unfortunately I too have been sucked in by the infamous Henry Kaye.
I was convinced to do a course through NII last November 2002.
I also took out a loan for $15,000 through Australian Finance Direct under the impression that it was ASIC approved and now join the thousands of people who feel they have been ripped off.
As time went on, I realised I was getting something totally different from what I had expected. I wasn’t getting what I was promised by the hyped up Steve Molnar, the speaker at the seminar.
Rather when I did speak to the consultant, she was always trying to convince me to bring other people into the scheme as joint venture partners.
At first I thought it was just me when I told people about what I was doing and they looked at me strangely, but after a while realised that I wasn’t even sure of the tactics I was being taught let alone feel confident enough to involve family or friends.
After a while when I turned up to workshops and other nights alone, my consultant stopped returning my calls and I was left with nothing but a folder and some DVDs.
And to tell you the truth a lot of literature that I was reading was advising me to do just the opposite to what Mr Kaye was teaching.
Now we are left to wait to see if we will get at least some of our money back, but to tell you the truth I can’t help but be sceptical.
I guess I am better off than a lot of people who were conned by Mr Kaye. I must say that in reading some of the stories of people who are really struggling it breaks my heart. But firstly it makes me very angry that such a con artist can operate in Australia and get away with what he is doing.
I am really thankful that I have found websites like these now (wish I knew about them before) and admire you for all the hard work you are doing for honest trusting Australians.
I too would like to get in touch with anyone else who has had similar experiences with NII or Henry Kaye.
To end, I just want to say that one of the many things I have learnt from this experience is to trust my instincts more and that if something sounds too good to be true – it may well be just that.
One thing that Mr Kaye has not taken from me is my integrity or self respect. I have more than Mr Kaye could have in a thousand lifetimes. He’ll never take this away from me.