As a new member of this forum, I think there is some points of discussion necessary on JV ventures. Recently I was looking at two particular opportunities and noticed that both have something in common. One offer was from a reputable member here on BHW, the other is a potential scammer. Both similarity lies in refusing to show a proper business plan or even the website or landing page of the product/ services for fear of copycats. My question here is that since it is so much of a concern on this copycat, the OP could have asked for a signed NDA or even prospect the offer to only people that the OP know personally and not coming to BHW to seek out JV partners. As a potential partner or investor, why should I invest my time nor money into something that I have not seen or even shown the proof of concept. Will you drive without seeing the road ahead? To make it worse, one of this offer was from a senior respected member on this forum. How do I even know if his/her account was hacked and someone was impersonating him/her? And at the end of the day, having the belief that the offer was genuinely from the respected member and participated the JV, I end up with losses to scammers. So who is to blame in this case? Myself for failing to insist to check (since OP is so afraid of copycats)? My suggestion to Mods is this, before approving the JV, please kindly make sure that OP is willing to share case studies or a proper business plan. I think this is basic essential before JV are allowed so that scammers would not make use of loop holes (to prevent copycat so just give me your money or time). Some of us could potentially lose our time and not money. But the time that we spent could be leveraged and used upon by scammers to scam others. Example, investing adwords account created through VCC. This very adword account could then be used to advertise scamming offers to cheat many others.