a disappearing act? xfba comments

Further investigation into the XFBA matter leaves us with these points:

1. The XFBA.org website is being dismantled (either that or edited to reflect the major changes in the organization). The front page no longer leads to any links into the information on their website, you have to access those pages directly.

I saved the links to their site so they can still be accessed for now:

http://xfba.org/staff.html

http://xfba.org/Download.html

http://xfba.org/recordst.html

http://xfba.org/xfec.html

http://xfba.org/about.html

2. We have multiple confirmed reports that at least a number of the marketing staff have been fired.
What we’ve been told is that they were supposed to get paid $500 on monday, but that the staff was fired yesterday. Can anyone else confirm this?

3. Players have been in contact with media sources and people are beginning to think about legal implications.

4. Players still have 10 days until their promised first game and paychecks.

5. Many people do not believe this to be a scam (including myself) but just a poorly run business that’s played on people’s dreams and let them down, which has lead to a number of comments about wanting some kind of public apology from the CEO’s of the league.

6. At least one person within the last week has been fired for standing up to the leader’s of the league for the way they’ve been treated.

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  1. I have been reading the comments on your site for about a week now and am so glad that my family and I are not the only one’s who have been suspicious about Mr. Heard and his associates. My sister and brother-in-law attended the “Media/Red Carpet Event” and were very disappointed. She said that he apologized for no media being there but claimed to have paid a camera crew who ran off with his money. I’ve been to the XFBA website and they supposedly have a television production company. Now, if you have your own Tv company why would you need to hire a camera crew? The website also asked for experienced marketing representatives but those that were hired had no marketing experience whatsoever. My cousin posted two resume’s, under different names of course, one showing her marketing degree and numberous years of employment in the marketing field and the other with just a high school diploma and 10 yrs work experience in retail over the past 20 yrs since graduating. Can you guess which one resume received the reponse? The one with no experience of course. I also have a friend who was told about the position by her cousin. They both turned in resumes. My friend has no marketing experience, her cousin does. My friend was hired for the position, her cousin was not. I’m sure by now we all know that this is a scam. Today is the deadline for him to respond to the prosecutor but I’m sure he’s on to the next city, with a new church name by now. It’s such a shame that this man will come back to his hometown and use the Lord’s name to perpetrate such a scam. I have quite a few family members who were to be players in this league, even an uncle who was to be a coach. They were so excited to have this opportunity and for this man to take advantage of their trust is appalling!! I feel for everyone who was scammed by this man, especially those who have given up their jobs and relocated to take part in this league. I pray that Mr. Heard is caught and made to pay for what he has done.

  2. I have been reading the comments on your site for about a week now and am so glad that my family and I are not the only one’s who have been suspicious about Mr. Heard and his associates. My sister and brother-in-law attended the “Media/Red Carpet Event” and were very disappointed. She said that he apologized for no media being there but claimed to have paid a camera crew who ran off with his money. I’ve been to the XFBA website and they supposedly have a television production company. Now, if you have your own Tv company why would you need to hire a camera crew? The website also asked for experienced marketing representatives but those that were hired had no marketing experience whatsoever. My cousin posted two resume’s, under different names of course, one showing her marketing degree and numberous years of employment in the marketing field and the other with just a high school diploma and 10 yrs work experience in retail over the past 20 yrs since graduating. Can you guess which one resume received the reponse? The one with no experience of course. I also have a friend who was told about the position by her cousin. They both turned in resumes. My friend has no marketing experience, her cousin does. My friend was hired for the position, her cousin was not. I’m sure by now we all know that this is a scam. Today is the deadline for him to respond to the prosecutor but I’m sure he’s on to the next city, with a new church name by now. It’s such a shame that this man will come back to his hometown and use the Lord’s name to perpetrate such a scam. I have quite a few family members who were to be players in this league, even an uncle who was to be a coach. They were so excited to have this opportunity and for this man to take advantage of their trust is appalling!! I feel for everyone who was scammed by this man, especially those who have given up their jobs and relocated to take part in this league. I pray that Mr. Heard is caught and made to pay for what he has done.

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