Stansberry Research and the Agora criminals in Delray Beach, Florida run several different scams but the two most important to avoid are the 1)VISA re-billing scam and the 2) Fear based newsletter scams.
The "fear based newsletter" scams (that include newsletters, ebooks and other junk) are primarily to A) Make a quick buck B) Get your credit card number for the VISA re-billing scam.
I once attended a conference in Delray given by their "Early to Rise" sub-group. They have many of these small projects going at the same time. Anything associated with Casey, Bonner, Shefran, Michael Masterson, Palm Beach Group, Early to Rise, etc, etc is part of their group. I learned some of their scammer secrets.
I personally interviewed one of their principals. He advised that the average subscription to one of their newsletters was 90 days. That's right. Only 90 days. That means these pirates need a constant supply of new blood for their scams. That is why when they get your email address, you get so much spam. In their lectures, they admitted that they sometimes mail 3 or more times a day to one person.
They put out all the cheap offers (used to be $17, now I have seen them for $5) just to find someone that will actually buy something from the net using their credit card. Once they find someone that will actually pay, they "market until death" and sometimes actually bill without an order (yearly re-billing payments)
But the worst thing they exposed was that they will advertise products that do not exist. They then "check their metrics" and see how many are interested in the lies they just told. If enough people get hooked, THEN they will create a "product" to sell to the rubes. They did not try to hide this. This is one of their business plans.
The most interesting lecture was by a copywriter named Sheridan. He described the entire workflow of how they took a 2nd rate Forex trading system (there are many of these and most are worthless) and by the magic of lies and fabrications, they created a "story" to sell the systems to the victims. It is called "The Insider Code" and it is pushed by the Agora Mafia. Look it up for yourself. See the copy. Read the story. It is a great advertisement that still pulls in the suckers. It was COMPLETELY fabricated by Jim Sheridan. It has zero truth to it and is a complete fraud.
Here are some other people that were ripped off by this moron Sheridan.
These financial newsletters are a scam that cost investors hundreds of millions because of bad advice.
Understand this. NO ONE publishes "insider information". If they do, they are in jail. And if they did know something that was real, why would they tell you? They would just create 250 shell companies and trade a little in each one.
Hope this helps someone. And I hope at least someone will decide to NEVER have anything to do with the Agora Delray Beach Mafia.
Just Google "Agora Financial Complaints" or "Agora Financial Scam"