I'm posting this here so as not to disrupt the "shit list" threads. Plus, I think it belongs here. About 10 year ago my father needed to hide his assets from a vicious ex-wife so he found some guy who would provide to him what is known as a "shares in hand" C corp in Nevada. It was a messy situation and he was a messy sort, so 'nuff said about that. I've learned a few things about that business since he died last June and my sister and I have been decommissioning the corp. It didn't matter where he lived because his agent would provide 1) registered agency in the state of Nevada in order for his corp to remain in good standing, 2) a designated C-level officer and board of directors, and 3) clerical services for errands such as depositing checks and forwarding bank statements, ATM cards and credit cards. These were CLERICAL services, NOT forcible control of the account. The only circumstances under which the agent could sign for the bank account or do anything with the funds therein would require presentation of death certificates for each of the designated signatories -- in this case my father, my sister and myself. All communication to this corp went to my father and/or his team, NOT his agent. There was nothing to hide in terms of corporate communication, yet the corp ownership remained anonymous. I was enthusiastic about UptownBulker's service because I know how well an anonymous corporation worked for my father in carrying out his business in the last 10 years of his life. It gave him a great deal of pleasure and peace. He loved his business and came up with what I felt to be a good solution to carrying on despite some messy personal circumstances. However, he (or we) were never not in full control of his accounts, apart from the simple clerical services he retained with his agent in Nevada. When others asked "why would anyone need an anonymous corp", I chimed in with my support. There can be good reasons for it, as I've learned from my father's experience and solution. As for UptownBulker's other product, the "Gas Crisis" plan, I still think it's a brilliant idea and arouses many other ideas for being a local middleman for potential buyers and sellers. And I still think that the ideas for negotiation are evergreen for profiting in so many other circumstances. All that said, I was not aware that control of the bank account was part of the "Anonymous Corporation" deal under discussion. Those TOS were not disclosed in the sales letter. I assumed it would be something akin to my experience with my father's anonymous corps. I have my own corps in Delaware, but it's not at all anonymous. Given what I've witnessed in the past few days, including communications and significant evidence from Anonymous Corporation clients, I regret my endorsement of the "Anonymous Corporation" services and sincerely hope that reparations are made. The status of Exec VIP does in no way confer the right to abuse or take advantage of anyone here. Nor does it elevate one to a level above scrutiny. Especially when it comes to business and parting with significant sums of money. All of us are accountable for our actions to everyone here, from Exec VIP up to the latest newcomer whom we have the pleasure to welcome. Yeah, I'm disappointed. I might have made a mistake in judgment, but I hope I'm wrong and reparations are made.