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In 2018, the FTC settled claims against the companies and individuals responsible for the Amazing Wealth System — also known as Amazon Wealth Systems, FBA Stores, AWS, Insider Online Secrets, Online Auction Learning Center, and Online Seller. The defendants ran ads and held live workshops promoting a business opportunity scheme, and claimed people could use their system to “Get started on Amazon and Make $5,000-$10,000 in the next 30 days . . . even if you have never sold anything online before.”

The settlements ban the defendants from selling business opportunities and business coaching services and require them to surrender money they took from consumers. The FTC and a court-appointed receiver have been working to collect as much money as possible with the aim of returning it to people affected by the scheme.

Here is information for people who paid Amazing Wealth System or a related company:

I paid for an Amazing Wealth System workshop. How can I make sure the FTC knows?

Report your experience to the FTC at FTC.gov/complaint. Include as much personal information as you choose. Your information will go into a secure database that the FTC and other law enforcement agencies use for investigations. When you go to FTC.gov/complaint, click on:

  • Education, Jobs, and Making Money, then
  • Business Opportunities, Work-at-Home-Plans, Franchise or Distributorships, then
  • Business Opportunity or Work-at-Home Plan.

I saved my receipts and other paperwork. What should I do with them?

Keep the originals and copies of:

  • payment records, including invoices, bank statements, credit card statements and cancelled checks;
  • postal mail, email and material that you received from the defendants, including messages about your account, marketing material and handouts you received at workshops; and
  • other documents, postal mail or email that refers to your Amazon account or business with Amazing Wealth System or the related companies.

Will I get my money back?

The FTC is working to return as much money as possible to each person affected by this scheme. The amount the FTC is likely to return to affected consumers depends on various factors, including how much the defendants are able to pay, how many people were affected, and the amount each person paid to the defendants. Sometimes the FTC can't return any money.

How long will it take to get my money back?

The FTC and the receiver must complete their collection efforts before the FTC can determine whether it will be able to give refunds and to whom. It could take the FTC and the receiver several more months to collect the assets that may be used for consumer refunds.

I saw another business that looked like Amazing Wealth System.

Please report what you saw to the FTC at FTC.gov/complaint.

Where can I get more information about the case?

You can read the press release or related case documents. When there is new information, we will publish another blog post or press release, and list it with the case documents.

57 Comments

Nick (not verified)
May 06, 2019
I hope FTC gets money to refund victims
Dennis (not verified)
May 20, 2019

In reply to by Nick (not verified)

Yes I hope so too as I am paying off my debts as I got a loan for this.
cosmeeperez (not verified)
May 20, 2019
We attended a "2 hour Amazon Workshop" and got a "Limited Time Offer" certificate for an iPod Touch and a Step-by-Step Starter Manual. We decided TODAY (May 14, 2019) to take advantage of what was learned in the workshop and start the program, except that we couldn't find the web page "TBAStores. com/ thankyou"; but instead found this report. What a relief!
Mark (not verified)
June 03, 2019

In reply to by cosmeeperez (not verified)

I hope you reported this just in case it is the same group and they have started up again, because they were ordered to stop operating by the FTC on June 18th 2018.
Kathryn (not verified)
October 12, 2019

In reply to by cosmeeperez (not verified)

You were very lucky. We bought the entire program and are now in debt for almost 80K. We took a mortgage on our home. WE saw a lot of other retirement-age people at the events we attended doing the same. Those awful people knew what they were doing and didn't feel a bit of guilt about defrauding people.
Hubear44 (not verified)
February 04, 2020

In reply to by cosmeeperez (not verified)

I went to bankruptcy court today at the age of 68 . I doubt I will ever see a penny back . I also discovered that the finance company CapFund Financial lied to the banks by a $100,000.00 about my income. None of the banks ever contacted me to verify any information about the application. I had tried to get out of it the day after the training was over . Adam Bowser refused to let me out of the so called contact. I could go on and on about the trouble I had with the this company. Chris and Adam Bowser deserve to be in jail for at least ten years along with giving up all of there financial assets.
jg4438 (not verified)
August 20, 2020

In reply to by Hubear44 (not verified)

I also am feeling the debt and bad credit now from these guys played us good. Never been schemed, always so careful. Worked hard to get my home and high credit score. then I went to the workshop for a 1000.00 next thing I know all my inhertience money was gone that was all I had. Now I need a car credit score so bad declined. the worst feeling at 56. I agreed these guys should be in jailed and striped of all the possesion.
Tom McLoughlin (not verified)
May 20, 2019
We have been patiently waiting for at least a partial refund of funds lost in this scheme. That will be a good day. Thank you for your diligent work.
MeMe (not verified)
June 01, 2019
I also have been waiting for over a year now hoping for some sort of refund. I filed my claim last year. I'm keeping fingers crossed for something soon!!
Manny (not verified)
June 04, 2019
I have been patiently waiting for the refund because I am in debt because of this. Hopefully, we all get our money back.
Mark (not verified)
June 05, 2019
Waiting for my money . Thank you FTC for taking action.
DE (not verified)
June 18, 2019
It has been several months since the FTC took action against FBA Stores and their affiliates. After attending the last FBA Stores training in Las Vegas we all could clearly see the motives behind FBA Stores -it was all about getting more money from their targeted audiences (people who bought previous packages) pushing them to upgrade to new platinum package . According to all the documents revealing the FBA Stores assets there should be plenty of money to pay everyone back. I know we are all eager to get our money back. How close are we to getting our money?
Gil (not verified)
June 24, 2019
Waiting patiently for resolution from this mega scam!! Hope all that paid in get relief !! I almost went all in. Thank you FTC for your work!
Pandora (not verified)
June 24, 2019
I hired an attorney to try to recover my money. They agreed to a settlement and their attorney said they were only waiting for Adam to sign the papers to release the funds. Then they filed for bankruptcy. I got into even more debt paying my attorney. I filed with the FTC over a year ago. I really hope I get my money back (and all the others do as well) and these shysters go to prison.
Judy1689 (not verified)
July 02, 2019
I make an effort to look on this site every month hoping some promising news for my refund shows up. And it will!
Mark (not verified)
July 04, 2019
Please keep us informed FTC. We are paying off a mountain of debt.
Loyd C (not verified)
July 05, 2019
I paid my entire life savings to FBA Stores, then used credit cards to purchase inventory. When sales flattened and I wasn't making money, I ended up with $35,000 in credit card debt. As a retiree with only Social Security income, this was almost a death blow. Hope to get a little of the money back, and soon.
Jean (not verified)
July 11, 2019
I too, filed a claim with the FTC, and am hoping to at least get some money back. The FTC attorney I spoke with said it would take awhile. I check for updates on this every month and see we haven't had one since May...
Kaths25kloss (not verified)
July 12, 2019
I, too, have been patiently waiting for this matter to be resolved in hopes of receiving a refund. Thank you FTC for all your hard work.
Nate (not verified)
July 22, 2019
I hope that we get a refund soon. I went all in for the biggest package and also flew to their dump of a warehouse in Nevada. I can't believe it.
LJ (not verified)
July 27, 2019
We also filed a complaint in 2018 and are waiting for some return. Anything at this point will help us out even if not a full refund of wheat we paid into this scheme.
LJ (not verified)
July 31, 2019
I also hope to get some of our hard earned money back from these scammers. Anything would help
Maribel (not verified)
July 31, 2019
I am also waiting on refund for over a year maybe and I'm in a mountain a debt, I just want to know if we will receive a refund.
Bryan (not verified)
September 05, 2019
I've filed my complaint, hopefully these crooks give up our money. I can't believe I fell for this...
james nadine (not verified)
September 06, 2019
Yeah, they got me for $36,000 ( $34,999 for coaching plus $999 for the 3 day workshop), this came from my 457K retirement money. Then I spent about $9,000 on a product that I wasn't able to sell and it's sitting in my garage. Yeah they prayed on us Seniors, those crooks! I submitted a creditors claim and have crossed fingers that I get some money back, this Hurt me Financially and tore me up Mentally.
Daniel D. (not verified)
September 07, 2019
I purchased the Diamond Package for $35k plus inventory, all in for about $40k, which I financed through the credit card system they provided and now I can't afford to pay. The end result is that I was left with no income, since the system doesn't work, my credit was destroyed because I couldn't pay the credit cards with the "guaranteed" system promised, I lost my job due to taking off to try and solve this credit issues and now it's almost impossible to get a job because the background check will bring back my credit card payment defaults. this people destroyed my financial life and I really need to get the funds to cover their fraud and try to fix my credit score.
Cory (not verified)
September 29, 2019
Thanks FTC for taking action. I wish you the best in solving this as quickly as possible. Im about to go bankrupt in the next few months cause i have to borrow a lot of money i dint have and i cant pay it anymore.Let this comment be an example. Never buy something you cant afford or understand. Like i did.
MB (not verified)
October 14, 2019
Has anyone heard anything lately? It has been a while since anything has been updated.
Lazo (not verified)
October 15, 2019

In reply to by MB (not verified)

Oct 8th, 2019 was their deadline to settle after the 6-month extension. There should be news coming forth anyday now.
LC (not verified)
October 18, 2019
This whole ordeal hurt me ALOT! I am disabled and legally blind. I did this whole thing because I wanted to help out my family since I no longer am able to work as a vet tech anymore due to my health and eyesight. I have been struggling a lot on the verge of Bankruptcy Which may be my last resort. This whole thing has taken a toll on me... Hope something good comes from it all :-(
Denise & Elise (not verified)
October 21, 2019
We have lost thousands of dollars to these guys, and we hope to see most if not all of our money come back to us. It's been a long wait for sure. Please keep us posted, we are in business and really could use our working capital back! Thank you
Smallbusiness (not verified)
October 23, 2019
My partner and I invested $35k+ into FBA Stores and their affiliates this was a huge loss for us along with many others. The FTC hasn't provided any updates since May 2019. When can we expect to see another update? As a small business owner its really hard to see your savings gone with nothing to show for it.
cwwright (not verified)
October 30, 2019
Just called. Filed my complaint May 24, 2018. Have had no communication. Called and told there is nothing regarding settlements posted yet. I am a single woman of 73, living on SS and this took my entire savings, court cases with credit card companies, destroyed my credit ratings etc. I worked with your Boston office to assist with another related company who worked in conjunction of FBA Stores I just need help asap!
Eliza E (not verified)
November 06, 2019
Just filed my complaint. I hope we get our money back too.
Sandra S (not verified)
November 22, 2019
Please share any updates, it's been 6 months. Thanks!
Mark (not verified)
December 09, 2019
When will we expect to get a refund?
Mark.. (not verified)
January 12, 2020
Received a Letter from their law office filing Bankruptcy
MarkB (not verified)
January 14, 2020
I received a bankruptcy notice, Chap 7 in the mail from their lawyer(s) on Monday.
JeffA (not verified)
February 07, 2020

In reply to by MarkB (not verified)

Has anyone received any legal council if one needs to do anything in regards to receiving the chap 7 notice ?
helenap (not verified)
January 14, 2020
I paid these guys (Adam and Chris Bowser) close to $40,000 for their diamond package. They made awesome presentations and were very convincing. Amazing that they supposedly have nothing to give back to their creditors ... they sure did share a lot of images of all the mansions they owned. I hope I get some of the money back that I gave these scammers. Shame on them.
Tasha (not verified)
January 27, 2020
Is this website valid? Still waiting on information and outcome.
Mike (not verified)
January 31, 2020
I cant believe theres still no update on this. Please let us know soon. It's almost a year since the last update. Thanks.
missjudy8 (not verified)
April 22, 2020
PLEASE let me know what their lawyer's letter said because I never got one. I also had to file Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in November 2019 because of this scam.
RNBarb (not verified)
February 17, 2020
I am wondering how many of you received notice about the bankruptcy through the mail? or email. Mark B heard Jan 2020. I haven't received anything.
Mike (not verified)
March 01, 2020

In reply to by RNBarb (not verified)

I havent received anything whatsoever... I have to keep checking this website and theres no update still...
JeffA (not verified)
March 26, 2020

In reply to by RNBarb (not verified)

I received the same bankruptcy notice. Don't know what to do with it. Sure don't want to spend additional money on attorneys to interpret it for me. I would love to have some kind of update from FTC to see if there is any money left for those of us scammed for $40,000.
Marto63 (not verified)
March 27, 2020

In reply to by RNBarb (not verified)

I have not received any bankruptcy letter yet!