I used to admire Jeff Berwick and The Dollar Vigilante. That admiration ended this year when my Paraguayan citizenship finance plan abruptly ended. I contacted his associate, Chris Martin, and was told that their Paypal account had been closed, most likely due to foreign government intervention. He asked that I be patient while they found an alternative payment processor.
Well, about a month and a half later, I emailed Mr Martin. However, I have yet to receive a response and it’s been about 2 months. Repeated emails to his email address and info@tdvimmigration go unanswered. The two phone numbers listed on the TDV Immigration website (646-568-5518 and 315-944.2383) don’t work either. I’ve also tried to contact Berwick via Facebook to no avail. And Chris Martin’s Linkedin profile has vaporized.
What’s disturbing is that I’m not the only one who can’t get my money back per the terms of the contract. There are many others. Kevin Schmidt is another one. You can view his experience here:
He lists his phone number and email and can be easily reached.
As libertarians, we are strong proponents of voluntary contracts. Hiding out in Mexico and defrauding fellow libertarians is no way to act. If Berwick had let his clients know what went wrong and worked out some way to pay them back, that would be fine. Mistakes happen. However, hiding in Acapulco and ignoring the emails and phone calls of his clients is inexcusable.
I know Berwick is a member here. I invite him to reply to this thread. I have emails and documents to back up my claims.