Vegan Homeschooling Update

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about a Vegan Homeschooling opportunity that I had found out about, via a VegFamily newsletter.

My original post: https://veggiesyarnsandtails.wordpress.com/2006/07/25/vegan-homeschooling/

Unfortunately (and once again)  things and people are not always what they seem to be. Buyer beware, even when it pertains to education. How sad this made me feel, to read this email.

Read on for the unfortunate update from VegFamily, which I just received in my inbox today: 

Vegan Homeschooling Fraud

A few weeks ago we sent out an announcement about a new vegan homeschooling program that got a lot of people pretty excited. We were excited too. Since that time, I’ve been contacted by a number of people who have told me that the person behind the announcement was in fact a fraud. The claims made against this woman were that she was collecting detailed information about people and their children, collecting money, and then never sending the promised materials. She’s also telling people that she is in serious need of donations and money because of some personal tragedy which changes from a flood to a fire and other problems. Apparently this isn’t the first time she’s done something like this (if it’s even a woman, there are some doubts).I tried to contact her to discuss the claims but her email address and website are both gone. I’ve removed her ads from VegFamily.Please be on the lookout for this person as apparently she posts in other vegan publications as well. If you’ve posted anything about the vegan homeschooling on message boards, please go back and update those threads so people know what’s happening.

VegFamily was in no way affiliated with this person. She paid us hundreds of dollars to place her ad, her credit card went through with no problems, and on the surface everything seemed legitimate. We’re saddened that there is someone out there preying on vegan families, and wanted to make you aware of the problem.

Sincerely,

Erin Pavlina
Editor, VegFamily.com

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4 responses

  1. Sometimes I just don’t “get” people!!! I like to think I’m pretty savvy and all, but I am always amazed at the lengths some will go to in order to defraud others.

  2. That really stinks. Grrrr.

  3. Wow. Thanks for the news, G. Hadn’t a clue.

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