By: Diane Benjamin
Everybody occasionally gets sucked in by things they see on the internet. Everybody should do more research before they post anything. (including me!)
Two days ago the Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council posted this on Facebook:
Ever heard of Pheabs? It didn’t take much research to find out who they are, the EDC should have done some research before posting the above:
According to their website: www.pheabs.com
Their address is 515 E Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 120, Fort Lauderdale FL. A deeper search reveals that is a virtual office that is rented for $99 a month. A ton of other “businesses” rent that same address.
All of these sites rank small towns, Normal didn’t make a single one:
The guy (Daniel, no last name) advertising Pheabs on YouTube looks very young, he claims he can get loans for people with bad credit. The EDC (that gets lots of your tax dollars) took this guys word for Normal. Maybe he’s an ISU grad that fled to Florida like so many others.