Amongst other interesting info, I immediately found this on the FBI website.
Also, I found this on another site.Tips for Avoiding Redemption/Strawman/Bond Fraud:
Be wary of individuals or groups selling kits that they claim will inform you how to access secret bank accounts.
Be wary of individuals or groups proclaiming that paying federal and/or state income tax is not necessary.
Do not believe that the U.S. Treasury controls bank accounts for all citizens.
Be skeptical of individuals advocating that speeding tickets, summons, bills, tax notifications, or similar documents can be resolved by writing “acceptance for value” on them.
If you know of anyone advocating the use of property liens to coerce acceptance of this scheme, contact your local FBI office.
Although no money changed hands or was demanded on this occasion, I'm pretty sure it would have in the future and am wondering whether or not to do anything about it.Editor’s Comment:
The term “Snake Oil Salesman” has been used for centuries to describe a person selling a worthless product for a high profit to the salesman with no benefit to the purchaser. There are a number of scam artists that are touring the nation, and even live here in the Phoenix Valley, with snake oil that is worse than simply getting stuck with a bottle of crap. They are using, among other phrases, “accepted for value”.
These schemes all involve not paying a bill by the individual creating of money out of thin air. It sounds ridiculous because it is ridiculous–but it could land you in prison.
The scam artist(s) get a bunch of people together in a scripted meeting at which shills are hired to pose as skeptics and the scam artist(s) quote or misquote various statutes, rules, regulations and court cases in which they make it appear as though you have every much the right to create money as the government of the society in which you live. The shills eventually admit that they were “wrong” and accept to purchase the service. Leading the victim into believing they are just joining other people who seem to know what they are talking about.
They all charge fees and they frequently convince desperate people who are looking for an escape valve that this scheme will work or somehow delay the collection of a bill or debt. The purchaser is left not only with a bottle of crap but with late charges, interest, cancelation of services, foreclosure, eviction and potentially prison. There is no part of the “AFV” movement that has any truth or legitimacy.