I think that it gets a bad rap around here.
I do some business with members of the Church, and it works out at least as good and usually better than with my non-LDS clients.
The problem is when there is no due dilligence, and then people make decisions off of feelings and not facts.
Look at the resume not the (membership) record. Talk to past clients. Ask to see more data from the company...
This particular deal does sound a little fishy to me...is his company registered with any oversight board? Is what he does legal? Promises of certain returns is pretty risky, and possibly illegal.
The fact that he isn't driving a Maserati or has 4 houses on 4 continents, gives him some credibility, but I'm not soo sure about this one....my brother got caught up in a similar deal (though real estate focused) in the Phoenix area, and he lost a LOT of money..money he really couldn't afford to lose.
You did a fine job of hiding that crooked ace up your sleeve
You doubled down my direction, you kiss me on the cheek and leave
I followed you through the darkness, I followed you through the cold
Woman I can tell you one thing, You're gonna wish you could go back and fold. ---- B. Flowers