Friday, August 31, 2007

Heidi and Student Loans

The owner of Kimkins.com has admitted that she has judgements against her for student loans, yet at the same time brags about being "judgement proof".

Certain parties are interested in this information and we shall endeavor here to make it plainly available in one nice, neat post. Remember that most of the posts are under Heidi's online name "Kimmer".

If the interested parties need more information, please feel free to contact us at kimkinscankill@gmail.com.

Heidi's statements about her own debt and income can be found here

I want to buy a house before the end of the year (like that's going to happen in southern California!) My question is what will improve my FICO more and faster?

My current FICO is 548 (pulled yesterday, all 3 are very close) and this is my credit history. The bad stuff is what happened at my divorce 6 years ago:

* 1 Chap 7 BK, joint (6 years old)

* 1 auto repossession, joint (6 years old)

* 1 foreclosure, joint (6 years old)

* Judgement, mine ($280, unpaid, 3 years old)

* 15 federal/state student loans ($43,000) - should have been in forebearance for disability, but are in the process of being discharged now for disability (THAT was an ordeal!). They will still show >3 years late since I never paid any portion (6 years old)

* 1 private student loan where the CA has served a summons for June ($21,000)

* 10-12 miscellaneous lates/CO's (mostly medical, about $8,000 total)

I only have 1 positive TL, a small furniture store account, paid off. There are a few old positive trade accounts that were paid as agreed but they will age off soon, I think?

I applied and was approved for 2 "toy" credit cards online yesterday. I know it's not ideal, but it's the best I can do right now. I have no extra $ for a higher limit secured card. I have no other debt and my car is paid off.

Could anything of benefit to me happen at the CMC? Any chance the mediator would tell the CA that even if they get the judgment, that I'm judgment proof (assuming I keep my cash out of a bank)?

I'm seeing the light now. Even if I were to agree to pay, then I couldn't afford a mortgage payment (plus usual maintenance and repairs).

The loan for the private law school was through a private lender, TERI (The Education Resource Institute).

The OC tried collecting initially, Since then it's been transferred 3 times to various CAs. I explain my situation and they leave me alone. Except the new CA which is headed by an attorney (all they do is collections).

But what if they get the judgment and I still don't/can't pay? Is that when a bank levy happens? Are there any stays or remedies available for me for prevention?

The last activity date would have been 1996 since that's when the divorce started and I couldn't pay anything, which is why I lost my house. I'm kicking myself over that one, mortgage was $1055 which was astronomical to me at the time ... except now I'm paying $1438 for a 3 BR apartment. Doh!!!

Hope you don't mind if I include your verbiage in my answer, plus a bit more of my own?

I emailed a family law attorney acquaintance when I posted here this morning. He said if the SOL has run, I should file my answer demurring to the complaint (yes, the complaint is correct, but moot since SOL has run).

I will also send a letter to the CA attorney. If I were vindictive I'd seek $$$ for negligent infliction of emotional distress, but since finding out I won't need a BK, I'm in a pretty good mood!

It's almost impossible to get a federal student loan discharged for disability, but I qualified. TERI doesn't know this.

The CA attorney hasn't contacted me at all. Too bad TERI is out the $ they've paid him so far and the $325 court filing fee they won't recoup.

(My note - she posted the paragraph below, but current court records indicate a judgement was issued on 08/27/07 and we have heard that there is another hearing scheduled for 11/27/07)

Within 10 minutes I received a reply email from TERI asking me to call their office immediately.

Again, against my better judgement I called (rather than having a record of correspondence) and they said ...

"We're extremely sorry for the trouble this has caused you. We were unaware of your situation. We are sending LOAN CANCELLATION forms via Federal Express. Please return them for processing."

Can you believe it!!!!

Then I asked about the civil lawsuit. Their response:

"We are withdrawing our action. Our staff will send a confirmation to you. Again, we're very sorry and hope you'll accept our apologies."

I'm on Cloud 9!!!

Thank you everybody. If it weren't for your help, I'd stil be scrapping together $35 for the attorney consult.

I shouldn't be this pleased about having $65K total in student loans forgiven (since the taxpayer foots the bill), but I am. It's a HUGE weight off my shoulders!

From 1997 to present, I continue to be disabled and am certified every 3 years through an independent physician selected by Social Security. My medical condition has deteriorated significantly because I cannot afford to buy my medications. My insurance is Medicare which has no prescription coverage. My monthly income is $1145/month which certainly doesn't stretch to pay $197 for medications. My son now lives with my ex-husband and I pay him $118/mo in child support which offsets my $97/mo in spousal support.


My income now is $13K a year and I'm in hardship even if they don't attach my SS check. I'm also a foster mom (though currently w/o children), but the money I receive for them is FOR THEM, not to repay my personal debts. (Posted in 2005!)

If I contact the CA attorney and explain everything (it would be a "nice" letter, I do "pathetic" pretty well, LOL), am I re-aging anything?

I'm considered "judgement proof" since I don't own real property or have a job.

My plan -- instead of PFD -- is to:

1) Play dumb ... had several medical bills at once, thought whatever Medicare didn't pay was written off, didn't know they weren't paid until I saw my CR (partially true, although most of my doctors do write off the nonreimbursed part and they referred me to the CO account doctors).

3) Explain their CO is causing a problem for me to qualify for a special "no down payment" low-income government program to buy a home (partially true).

Contradicts her own statements here -

About 8 years ago I took out a $15K "private lender" loan for 1 semester of law school. Didn't continue due to medical disability.

AND

In 1996 after being dismissed from my first semester of law school for poor grades, I requested a one year forbearance from my TERI lender due to disability.






Information about the registration and ownership of Kimkins.com can be found here.





Heidi's statments about being judgement proof can be found here.
"Fortunately I'm judgement proof ... no assets, no cash, no checking account, no job, and my income is non-taxable so no IRS refunds to attach. The student loan people are so frustrated, LOL! "


Heidi's statement that her heart is fine - despite disability claims.
( Post # 287 Contradicting her Social Security Disability claim of "Heart problems")
Interesting comment about arrhythmia. About 10 years ago I felt my heart skipping a beat and figured I should have it checked out. Went through the entire series of cardio tests (stress, echo, Holter, EKG) which showed my heart was in perfect condition. My cardiologist explained that when I didn't "hear" my heart beat, it was going behind the muscle rather than in front. He also pointed out that hearts are living "things" and don't operate with mechanical precision like a fuel pump. OK, doc, got it.

A few years ago I had another echocardiogram/EKG because of the Phen Fen litigation to see if I had the damage associated with those drugs. I took them for a few months when I was 21. Absolutely nothing wrong, and these are doctors paid by the attorneys ... they want to find something, anything! Nope, nada, nothing.

Yet she says this on another board -

From 1997 to present, I continue to be disabled and am certified every 3 years through an independent physician selected by Social Security. My medical condition has deteriorated significantly because I cannot afford to buy my medications. My insurance is Medicare which has no prescription coverage.

Partially due to not have my necessary medications, my (detailed medical info) has deteriorated and has additionally caused (detailed medical info).

It is physically difficult for me to get to the post office to mail letters and I live alone, so I'm contacting you via email with a courtesy copy to your attorney,

Now, 1 year and MUCH medical documentation later, my $43K in federal/state student loans is being discharged due to permanent disability of a "deteriorating" nature.

Miscellaneous Interest:

4/15/1999, one Heidi Diaz issued citation for traffic violation; defendant stats include weight: 165
(if you search the records, it's case 03635HD)

9/27/2006, one Heidi Diaz is issued a citation for breaking animal vaccination/transfer regulations; defendant weight: 215
(if you search the records, it's case 392031HD)



COMMENTS

OhYeahBabe said...

Heidi must not get away with this scam!

Encourage people who were members of Kimkins to join the Kimkins lawsuit!

Pause and Remember

Let us take a moment and pause. It's time to remember and remind why we are doing this.

If you haven't yet read the Kimkins Survivors blog, please do so! THAT is the reason we are here. That is the reason for this blog and other similar blogs.

Real people are being hurt.

Real children are seeing their mothers suffer.

Real women are going to the emergency room with heart palpitations and other acute health issues.

Real people are losing weight on a starvation diet and are unaware of the long term risks to their health.

People are losing their hair.

People are destroying their metabolism.

People are being misled into thinking that Kimkins is safe.

A recent blog comment made a very important point. SURE you will lose weight eating 500 calories a day (or 710, or 800). SURE some people haven't had any health problems. Does that mean it's safe? Some people have smoked cigarettes for decades and have no visible health issues. Does that mean smoking is safe? Of course not.

People shouldn't have to judge the odds on their health, as if spinning a roulette wheel hoping that they will be lucky and avoid damage.

You CAN lose weight safely. Kimkins is NOT the answer. Please step away from the roulette wheel. Gamble with lottery tickets, not your life.


COMMENTS:

the TRUTH said...

Just so we can be clear. What do you recommend as minimum calorie requirements to be healthy and still lose weight? A lot of Kimkins members feel that eating a little more than RDA of protein, about 40 grams of healthy fats, and less than 20 carbs a day with a diet consisting of lean unprocessed meats, (poultry, seafood, extra lean beef, eggs) healthy low carb veggies, and plenty of low to no calorie beverages, can't be harmful, especially when combined with 30 minutes or so of cardio per day. Especially when they are eating that way and not getting hungry. What about the argument that people didn't always have easy access to as many calories as they do today, combined with the obesity epidemic in America? What about the Atkins argument that we need to unbalance our diet for a period of time to counteract the effects of diets that were tipped too far in the other direction for so long?

There are certainly members who take KK too far; many on the advice of Kimmer. But I am not talking about those. I am not talking about the ones who abuse laxatives, or fast, or any of that. I am referencing those that are eating and drinking as I described above, and ignoring any bad advice they may read in the forums. They may be getting only 700-1500 calories a day, but are not eating any junk. If they feel good, have no side effects, and are getting regular checkups with their doctors and are testing out healthy, what do you say to them. What do you say to the diabetics who are being taken off medication by their docs after months of eating this way? What do you say to folks who's blood pressure is improving by eating this way? What do you say to The morbidly obese that are losing pounds that would have shortened their lives? What about those that have been through weight loss surgery or have avoided surgery (recommended by their doctors) by eating this way? Is Kimkins, or Stillman, or Atkins '72 more dangerous than being cut open and hiving your insides re-routed and then existing on 500 calories a day with low carbs? Perhaps the WW front page should have read: "Safer than Gastric Bypass"... I dunno. That would be hard to argue with, I think.

I am not trying to start an argument. I just think it would be helpful to readers here to understand where you stand on that issue, disregarding the obvious: that Kimmer is a fraudulent, morally bankrupt, liar who often dispenses poor or dangerous advice.

I think it would be helpful and persuasive to see a post detailing your thoughts on that stuff. I think your best argument may be in the metabolism tack, but some members like Becky have tracked their metabolism while losing, and can refute that, and there is research to support that finding as well. But let's hear what you think. I love an open discussion of ideas.

Kimkins Dangers said...

My stand on the issue is very, very simple.

No one should be giving out dietary advice (especially to anyone with medical conditions such as Diabetes) without medical training.

There is a reason that dieticians, nutritionists, doctors, etc., go to medical school. There is also a reason that it is against the law to purport to be any of those vocations without the necessary training and licensing.

Why? Because it has clearly been shown that diets that restrict calories below basal metabolic needs are dangerous and need to be medically supervised.

If one person has been harmed by any of the Kimkins plans (even as written without all of the insane PBTP advice, then something must change.

More than one person HAS been harmed by the diet plans as written.

I will not state my "opinion" as to what healthy caloric levels are, or what level medications diabetics should be on, as I am not a medically trained professional.

Yes, many people give their advice over the LC forums about this and that, citing this study and that study, but they do not proclaim themselves an expert and charge money for that information. That is an entirely different can of worms.

I know you're not looking to start an argument and I'm not trying to give you one.. lol. But my own personal opinions on healthy dietary levels of fats, proteins, carbohydrates and calories is just that, my opinion.

That being said, at least, if I were to post about my opinions, I could back them up with actual medical studies and peer reviewed information, which, is saying more than Kimmer can.

theTRUTH said...

Well said, me thinks.
So what if someone is having no problems or bad side effects, takes an exact accounting of their nutrient input and exercise output to their personal and well respected physician, gets the ok, and even suport, and agrees to regular monitoring? My opinion is that is ok. So if Kimkins followers all followed this advice, I sure some of their doctors would balk, but some would condone it. I wonder what the percentages would be. We will never know as long as most members keep relying on Kimmer as their personal diet and health guru. Some docs are very anti-low carb, (even Atkins) and some are very open to it, and have seen how well it can work. Interesting thougts we are exploring here. I hope this discussion draws in more readers and starts to open their minds.

Kimkins Dangers said...

thetruth, my main concern with the diet plans of Kimkins is that they were severe enough to warrant and necessitate medical oversight.

I do agree that there are times when it may be appropriate for someone to follow a diet plan similar to the ones Kimmer has "invented" / stolen.

As a poster on the ALC board recently said.. if you are morbidly obese to the point where losing weight is crucial to saving your life, then you are too overweight to just go randomly picking a weight loss plan from the internet without medical supervision.

Kimmer's claim that NOTHING is more dangerous than being overweight is untrue, in my opinion. Being obese is of course a danger, but there are worse things and sometimes, certain diet plans can exacerbate problems hiding just under the surface.

So, I wouldn't have a problem with the Kimkins Diet plans (as written) if someone's doctor recommended it for them as a live saving effort and closely monitored their progress.

I do have HUGE issues with it being bandied about online as if it's the savior for all obesity by someone with absolutely no credentials.

I hope that makes sense. I've just spent a few hours in the sun and my eyes haven't adjusted to the darkness inside yet, LOL (not really sure what I typed..... lol)

theTRUTH said...

I agree with you, but putting this argument out there is a good thing, especially with all the traffic you are seeing.

Kimkins Dangers said...

I completely agree! :)

I'm sorry if my reply sounded a bit rough, it wasn't meant to be.

I'm all for debate that is based in logic and not "tubs of lard and greasy cheeseburgers", lol.

I also agree that having good conversational debates on the blog is important for new readers who may be new to the issue. Long comments and replies can offer reams of information in condensed form :)

OhYeahBabe said...

I'm sorry for everyone who was a victim of Kimmer and her scam on Kimkins.com.

Encourage people who were members of Kimkins to join the Kimkins lawsuit!

No one knows Heidi Miller Diaz?

Heidi Kimberly Miller (Diaz) graduated in the 1976 class of South High School in Torrence, or so she claims.

50 people were contacted from that graduating class via classmates.com.

NOT ONE of them remembers a Heidi Miller. There are no pictures of her in the yearbook. (Go figure.) Her name is not listed in the 1976 annual as even having attended the school.

What does this have to do with anything? Well, can you possibly say that if we polled 50 people from your high school graduating class that NOT ONE of them would recognize your name? If we looked at your high school year book, would you not be listed with or without a picture?

This is just another of the many lies that Kimmer has told - and been caught with.

If she'll lie about being a C.A.S.A., would else would she lie about?

If she'll lie about her high school, what else would she lie about?

If she'll lie about her disability, what else would she lie about?

If she'll lie about her debt, what else would she lie about?

If she'll lie about "agoraphobia", what else would she lie about?

If she'll lie about banning Becky / Littlebit, what else would she lie about?

If she'll lie about banning Cutie and Kiki, what else would she lie about?

Think about it.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Kimkins Hired Blogger Gone Awry??

UPDATED - Our super detective reader has found the source of this article -

The Original Paid Advertisement


"It's a hired rewrite, an update of the pro-Kimkins "articles" (actually ads) originally written by a Malaysian freelancer screenname Oysture a.k.a. Greg Mathews a.k.a. etc. but I don't have time or energy to google anymore right now."


We've seen Greg Mathews' name repeatedly in relation to Kimkins and his other work is similar, as far as the horrible grammar, obviously english is not his first language and it's possible he's translating with Babelfish.com or something.


Has Kimmer hired bloggers and sock-puppet posters? It's quite possible.

We were recently led to one very umm, unusual advertisement for Kimkins. Have a read and see if this ad makes you want to run right over and shell out your hard earned $60!

(Note the name as well... Tkocomix.. total knock out comics? Sure sounds like it to us!)
Tkocomix Food Products

Many sceptics have got voiced their sentiments that once you acquire off the Kimkins diet, you'll derive all the weight back. Of course, this is possible, as it is with every diet that's out there.

Let's human face it. The greatest Waterloo to dieting is keeping the poundage off. Once we hit our end weight, we observe -- by eating a immense meal; usually composed of all the sorts of nutrient we deprived ourselves while we were on our diets. It will definitely be the same with Kimkins. Thankfully, Kimkins members have got establish that Kimmer, the adult female who developed this astonishing low carb diet, will still be on their helpline after they've reached their end weight, advising them on how to keep their newfound thinness.

Part of the care programme is adding carbs back to your diet in moderation. The diet itself lets the absolute lower limit amount of saccharides to be consumed, to do possible the combustion of carbs that are already stored in your body.

(This next one totally rocks...... lol)

When you're getting near to your desired weight, Kimkins measurements and assists you detect your Calorie and Carb Equilibrium; once the Calorie and Carb Chemical Chemical Equilibrium is figured this out, you'll cognize how many saccharides and further calories you can devour to maintain you at your ideal weight. So you won't be depriving yourself of saccharides forever, but the programme is still there to maintain you on track.

Many Kimkins success narratives will also certify that care is easier with Kimkins because of the newly discovered better nutrient sense and better eating wonts that were actually slowly acquired during the diet.

Amy, who went on the Kimkins diet and lost 54 lbs in 4 months, establish that her full mentality and attack towards nutrient had drastically changed because of Kimkins. When she looks at food, she always automatically inquires herself if she's really hungry, finding that she doesn't dwell to eat as she once did.

That may sound like anorectic behaviour to you, but Amy have actually been eating healthily now that's she's in maintenance. She's been eating regularly, as regularly as she had been while on her diet, and she loves nutrient - so much that she learned how to cook to go on to be on her program while eating delightful nutrient at the same time.

Today, she even hosts an online cookery show on her blog and have recently released her ain e-book of low carb recipes, Eating Low With Amy.

In response to the hubbub over Kimmer's personal identity and whether her Before-and-After images really are of her, most of Kimkins' success narratives will justify that there is only one set of Before-and-After photographs that is of import to them - their own. That's enough to maintain any dieter on the right track.




COMMENTS
Anonymous said...

OMG!

I'm just rolling over here!!!

Kimkins Dangers said...

This is my favorite line from that blog - (laughing again having re-read it this morning)

"once the Calorie and Carb Chemical Chemical Equilibrium is figured this out, you'll cognize how many saccharides and further calories you can devour"

TOO FUNNY!

Denise said...

my favorite part:

"whether her Before-and-After images really are of her, most of Kimkins' success narratives will justify that there is only one set of Before-and-After photographs that is of import to them - their own. That's enough to maintain any dieter on the right track."

That sure is enough for ME to sign up!!!

Anonymous said...

oh god i wonder how on earth the bloggers get paid for writing crap like that ! besides i wrote for kimkins once but for sure i wont write anything like even on four feet.

Amy said...

I don't know who that person is or why they picked me (lucky girl) to feature in this article (they never asked if they could put me in their article but I guess they figured my story was out there). I work as a tech writer so the writing in this article makes me shudder! I actually saw this the other day and I think they've fixed some of the more blatant grammar issues. Geesh!

Laura said...

It seems that both Greg Matthews or Ivanovich Cuxev are listed as authors of the same "artical"

http://www.articlefirm.com/Article/Specialty-of-Kimkins-Diet/51468

http://www.article-articles.info/articledetail.php?artid=39162&catid=87&title=Specialty+of+Kimkins+Diet

OhYeahBabe said...

Hiring people to propagate her lies... and they can't even write!

Encourage people who were members of Kimkins to join the Kimkins lawsuit!

What's Worse? Lying or Exposing the Lie?

A recurrent theme that is echoing through the LC community is that the anti-kimkins bloggers are the "bad people" in this issue.

Why is that, I wonder.

What is really worse, having someone lie their way into a million dollars, potentially killing people in the process, or exposing those lies?

Why do the Kimkinistas hold the bloggers to higher standards than their own Kimmer? (note - we hold ourselves to higher standards, lol, but we don't hear you complaining about Kimmer! Only about us!)

Let's look at one example - This is a comment that was left on the kkatastrophediet blog -

My notes are in red.

On August 30, 2007 at 4:54 pm zebra Said:
I appreciate your point of view and since you approach your blog with far more integrity than the others, perhaps you’ll allow a different view.

Integrity? How can you follow Kimmer's example yet still lay claim to the term INTEGRITY? Isn't being honest a sign of integrity? Isn't putting concern for others ahead of oneself a sign of integrity? How exactly does that not apply to the bloggers, yet apply to Kimmer?

I am a Kimkins member, following the diet plan as written for several months with no ill effects and an excellent weight loss to date. For me, the website is about a diet and a private support network - it is not about 1 person.

One person is controlling the website, editing and deleting posts, banning members for speaking out with questions and concerns. One person is making HUGE claims that cannot be verified and some that have been PROVEN to be lies.

Since you followed the eating plan and presumably did so in a healthy manner, you must be aware that the Kimkins diet is easily followed, without tweaking, in a manner that any doctor could approve.

Hmm, we've shown the diet, as written, to several doctors. None of them approved. Where do you get this data from?

Despite many posts to the contrary, Kimkins per se is not limited to 710 calories.

There are 5 different plans in Kimkins. The standard issue plan is 710 calories, generously adding an allowance for more fat than "needed to make the menu work". Again, where are you getting your data? Don't just make a claim, PROVE IT!

Which brings me to this whole calorie/fat issue slammed on the anti-Kimkins threads on LCF, the Active LowCarber forum and some of the other blogs. Why are people adopting a mainstream nutritional guideline of 1200 calories minimum while at the same time ignoring mainstream guidelines of maximum calories, recommendations to eat lower fat (especially lower saturated fats), and recommended protein levels. Low carb eating as a whole is based on the premise that it’s not all about calories. And even in mainstream nutrition circles, all the numbers are based on averages for healthy people, not absolutes that apply to everyone. I can eat plenty of nutritious food for 700 or 800 calories or I can eat horribly unhealthy food for 1200 or 1500 calories. So can anyone else (and they do, as evidenced by many threads on LCF and ALC). The assumption that more than 20,000 people are all eating long term vLCD, taking stimulant laxatives, doing diet coke fasts and never once seeing their doctors is bizarre to say the least.

The only person making assumptions here, is this comment author. A diet that consists of 800 calories or less is, BY DEFINITION, a VLCD. We do not assume that EVERY Kimkins member abuses laxatives, though many do! We do not assume that EVERY Kimkins member uses "diet coke fasts" (thank goodness!). We do not assume that NO Kimkins member ever sees their doctor. If that is what you think we are saying, then you need to read the information more closely.

With respect to the teenager, as Deni posted, the girl was being monitored by Deni herself and by her own account, by her mother.

Neither of which are medically trained professionals. Please remember also that Kimmer herself said that she does not allow teenagers on her website, which, obviously, is untrue.

What do you think this girl learned by the theft of her words and photos and posting of those on places where she had no intention of putting them? A fine example of caring and concern that was, by adults (I use the term loosly as the behaviour is not very adult-like), many with children of their own.

It is less caring to expose the issue before she ends up harmed than it is to overlook it and enable the dangerous pattern to continue? Intervention! Some of us care so much about this girl that we REALLY want her to stop what she is doing and seek professional care! Some people are more concerned about their membership numbers.

But is it even about the diet itself? Some say yes, some say no. Some people say yes at one time and no at another.

Yes, this is about the diet itself AND about Kimmer's manipulative lies and fraud.

So maybe it’s just about Kimmer? Motivated by what, really - past differences on LCF? Jealousy that she’s making money? I don’t know and it doesn’t really matter.

The standard Kimkinista comeback - "you're just jealous!" Sorry, Zebra, this has already been said about 4,000 times. Next!

If there’s a legitimate fraud of some sort, please gather actual and factual evidence and present it to appropriate authorities.

I have! Not to worry! :D

Don’t just blog and post about things that have no basis in fact or truth and/or are not even relevant in the first place. What does a person’s past marital problems or financial problems have to do with anything?

I don't "just blog and post about things". I blog and post about things that I am taking action on. I uncovered the lie that Kimmer is a C.A.S.A. and I reported it to the appropriate authorities. Her marital problems and financial situation are highly relevant as they contradict many things she has said as well as point to the possibility that she is defrauding the U.S. Government! You CANNOT collect disability insurance and make a million dollars at the same time! That's YOUR tax dollars being stolen! I'm amazed that you don't care about this.

And involving other people and posting about their personal things? Kimmer’s children?

Personal things that Kimmer has LIED about repeatedly - this is important, as you yourself claim that INTEGRITY is important in any endeavor. Kimmer's "children" (at least Brandon) are involved in the Kimkins.com "business". Brandon's name is listed as the registrar of the website. That is highly relevant. It may not be nice to have to admit that Kimmer would use her own children that way, but that doesn't mean it's not true!

Deni? Christin? and now starting on new admins? And Jimmy Moore - the first victim? What does maligning these people do?

Deni and Christin and new admins are potentially liable for the dangerous information and other legal violations taking place on the Kimkins website. Jimmy Moore admitted himself that he was a victim of KIMMER, not the bloggers. He thanked those that helped him to see the error of his ways in regards to his promotion of Kimkins.

So to all the shock bloggers, LCF and ALC I say put your money where your mouth is. Hire an investigator.

Done! :D

Post facts and evidence if you have them and/or can get them.

I have! You either haven't read them or want to believe they aren't "facts" because facing the truth is just too painful!

Tell us who you are if you’re so honest and above board and show some proof, some expert evidence about photos, anything concrete. Then let the chips fall where they may.

I'm not asking you to send me money. I'm not asking you to believe that I lost 200 pounds in 11 months and have kept it off for 5 years without proving it. However, I will tell you who I am in 10 days, maybe. :D

Until I see something besides gossip and garbage, I can only see zebras when I hear the hoofbeats.

If you haven't seen anything besides gossip and garbage, then you haven't been paying attention! :)

I'd like to see something besides gossip and garbage from KIMMER and the Kimkins Members that keep attacking the bloggers!

PROVE to me that Kimkins diet plans are safe! SHOW me the evidence! PROVE to me that Kimmer is NOT a liar and a fraud!

I have given you evidence. I have shown you some of the lies. I have given you medical evidence proving that her diet plans ARE NOT safe for long term use. I've done my part. Now it's time to do yours.



COMMENTS
Anonymous said...

Don't you think that some of these comments are from Kimmer herself? Trying to turn it around on the people that are uncovering the truth. Keep up the good work with your investigation. This woman needs to be made accountable.

Kimkins Dangers said...

Yes! I definitely think that a lot of the comments around the web are from Kimmer herself! :)

However, for someone new to the issue, to be able to read a long comment like that and then a long reply can be an educational experience, lol.

I don't really think that "zebra's" comment was Kimmer, doesn't sound like her at all, though "zebra" parrots a lot of the common Kimmerisms! (You're jealous! etc)

KimPossible said...

Couldn't have said it better myself! Thanks for that! :) Can't wait!

Anonymous said...

Did you really hire a PI? Now there's something a lot of us would throw sixty bucks at! You might consider accepting donations to help out with the cost. Hats off to you.

Kimkins Dangers said...

Watch the blog tomorrow for information about the Kimkins Investigation and ways you can take part in the effort! :D

That's all I can say right now.. though its hard to sit quietly on this til the time is right! :D

zebra said...

Funny, I don't remember posting here - must not be eating enough...

Kimkins Dangers said...

Zebra, see? This is your problem. You don't really READ the blogs, you just assume! (You know what they say about assuming!)

If you had actually READ this post, you'd have seen this line at the top:

"Let's look at one example - This is a comment that was left on the kkatastrophediet blog -"

Now geeze, go eat something! We don't want our readers to faint with hunger!

Anonymous said...

Some people have to do a low calorie to lose at reasonable rates. Maybe you can eat 1200-1500 calories a day and see fat loss but others have to drop lower as well as exercise to see results. Thank you.

Kimkins Dangers said...

"Reasonable rates" is subjective.

If one needs to eat less than 1000 calories a day to lose weight, they NEED to be under STRICT medical supervision - NOT under Heidi's supervision!

OhYeahBabe said...

Don't let Kimmer get away with her lies! Encourage people who were members of Kimkins to join the Kimkins lawsuit!

Foster Parent Status

We recently reported that we have been seeking to verify Kimmer's claims that she is a foster parent.

We have contacted many various state officials in California over the last week.

We have been unable to verify these claims.

State of California -


If a person is found to be medically disabled and / or collecting Social Security Disability, then yes, they would be immediately disqualified from the Foster Parent program.


Be aware - Beware.


COMMENTS

Anonymous said...

I am just curious what you and the others who have littered the low carb community with angry diatribes are going to do if and when you put Kimkins out of business. Maybe then you will go after Suzzane Sommers who also has no medical training to dispense diet information or perhaps you will try to dismantle the Low Carb Friends website for hosting a Stillman's forum which is essentially the same thing as Kimkins. Oh I forgot, there's the class-action lawsuit that you are probably already planning against Kimmer. That could take years, so I suppose you WILL have something to do with the rest of your life. Ha ha. I'm sure there's a special place in heaven for junior saviors like you and your anti-everything friends.

Kimkins Dangers said...

Yet, you don't care if Kimmer has lied about being a foster mom? You don't care that she's collecting disability yet says she's "blessed with perfect health" and making over a million dollars at the same time? You really don't care about that, huh?

And thanks for the vote of confidence that I'll go to heaven. :)

At least I'm not trying to defend a compulsive liar who is going to kill someone with her insane diet advice. There's something definitely good about that. :)

Medusa said...

"I am just curious what you and the others who have littered the low carb community with angry diatribes are going to do if and when you put Kimkins out of business."

We'll be celebrating the demise of a killer diet and the downfall of its charlatan creator...oh yeah, and maybe even celebrating having saved a life or two or three or four... Sounds good to me.

"Oh I forgot, there's the class-action lawsuit that you are probably already planning against Kimmer. That could take years, so I suppose you WILL have something to do with the rest of your life."

Won't take US years. The administration of justice may take years, but us, no. The Kimkins survivors and the families of those who have lost loved ones as a result of this deadly diet will have no problem finding a law firm to take on their class-action case on a contingency-fee basis (no win, no cost). Kimmer & Kimkins, on the other hand, will have to pay legal fees & disbursements out of their own pockets, and will have to pay their lawyers a fat retainer up front. Defending class-action lawsuits is very expensive. Now, that's going to hit the old Kimmer pocketbook, isn't it? Once the lawyers have taken over, those who have been fighting to bring to light the dangerous consequences of this diet will rest very well, thank you. But if you hear of another scamming, lying, medically untrained, sociopathic "diet" creator, let us know. We'd be glad to take them on.

"I'm sure there's a special place in heaven for junior saviors like you..."

There is. It's called Kimmerlessville.

Anonymous said...

Fluffybear, why bother with posting anonymously? Your "writing" style is unmistakable.

OhYeahBabe said...

And we're supposed to PAY HER for ADVICE???

Don't let your friends, or even your enemies, do the Kimkins Diet! Encourage people who were members of Kimkins to join the Kimkins lawsuit!

Kimkins Staff Update

As some Kimkins staffers get banned, new ones get added.

We will take the opportunity to see who Lisa Jackson is and investigate her involvement with Kimkins and potential liability.


Press releases from Kimkins.com

Corona, CA, August 30, 2007 --(PR.com)-- The Kimkins Weight Loss program is pleased to announce the addition of its newest staff member, Lisa Jackson, as the Director of Event Planning and Meetings.

Since Lisa’s long hard journey of losing 75 pounds 6 years ago, she has struggled with keeping off the weight permanently. After much time consumed with health, weight loss and exercise research and studies, she came across the Kimkins Weight Loss System.

“I’m a hands-on person. I find that I can connect and associate with people when I can meet them and get to know them,” explains Jackson. “My desire for organizing the Kimkins Meet Ups is to provide people living the Kimkins low carb lifestyle additional means of connecting with others in their area that share the same way of eating and support each other in their journeys.”

“Lisa is a tremendous asset to our team,” states Kimkins spokesperson, Christin Sherburne. “Her drive and excitement to meet with other Kimkins members and encourage them in their lifestyle change is contagious. We are looking forward to relating even closer with our members through the face-to-face meetings that Lisa is organizing.”

A recent Dallas, TX Kimkins Meet Up event held at a local venue was filled to capacity and warmly received.

Assistant coordinator for Kimkins Meet Ups, Raewyn Teh, adds, “The Meet Up groups are a great way to get extra support during our transformations. Some of us thrive on the motivation from the Kimkins forums or Live Chat Room and enjoy meeting people we have met with online."

"In addition," Ms. Teh states, "Meet Up groups provide extra coaching and encouragement to those who may not be as comfortable with a virtual environment. We aim to provide support to members as they take their Kimkins journeys and share our knowledge and tips on the Kimkins way of eating. For new members and guests yet to join, it provides a tangible experience to Kimkins. It’s not just a social event, but an informative meeting with helpful tips on all aspects of this life changing transformation. It’s a wonderful opportunity meet others who share the Kimkins lifestyle.”

The next Kimkins Meet Up will be held in the Dallas suburb of Plano, TX, September 8, 2007 with the topic: Overcoming the Struggles of Your Old Dietary Habits,” and is open to the public.

For additional information please contact Lisa Jackson at media@kimkins.com.
Kimkins Weight Loss Welcomes New Event Planning and Meetings Director - PR.com


COMMENTS
Kimmer Lies said...

Apparently these meet-ups have fees - GO FIGURE! - part of the fee covers a "Kimkins friendly mini-meal".. HA! Mini-meal, NO KIDDING.. hahaha. Wonder if that'll be a Diet Coke and an Ex-Lax! LOL

Anonymous said...

If they are organizing via meetup.com, that site charges a semi-annual fee, which each group typically passes on to it's members.

Kimkins Dangers said...

Don't you think a $60 fee that covers a LIFETIME membership (unless you get banned for disagreeing with Kimmer) should cover a meet-up group luncheon?

Don't you worry more about Kimmer collecting SSD while earning over a million dollars from the website and defrauding the federal government?

No.. you worry about covering the costs of meet-up.com.

SCARY.

tiredofscams said...

It looks like there's TWO staff members being added for this meetups position. oh puhleeze *rolleyes* Why wouldn't this fall under the PR person's job description anyway?

Oh wait, that's right, the PR chick is busy "being" Kimmer on the site so Heidi can "hide."

Anonymous said...

Such responses are why some KK members, who might otherwise start considering the information presented on these blogs, are turned off by them.

I was just offering some information, I'll know better next time.

Kimkins Dangers said...

You're right, my comment was "snarky", ha!

However, there are so MANY more important things to look at than meetup.com charging a nominal fee that the Kimpire could easy absorb without passing it off onto their members!

$60 as a fee to look at a darn website is outrageous, why not provide the "mini-meal" as a business expense?

It's a rip off no matter how you break it down.

Kimkins Dangers said...

"Such responses are why some KK members, who might otherwise start considering the information presented on these blogs, are turned off by them."

I also have to wonder about anyone who would be more turned off by the truth or a snarky comment than Kimmer banning people and lying. Kimmer ripping of the US Government. Kimmer making dangerous medical claims that could KILL someone.

But if a snide comment is so much more offensive than those things, is there really any hope?

Anonymous said...

I never said it wasn't a rip-off, and I wasn't defending the practice of charging for attendance. I came here looking for information - not to be a target for your sarcasm.

Kimkins Dangers said...

Hey, I was sarcastic, I'll admit. But please try to understand that when we publish things showing blatant HUGE lies by Kimmer and we get comments about meetup.com, it's almost like "what on earth are they thinking?!".

Perhaps I'm defensive, not that it's ok to do that, but many people point out the "mean things" the bloggers do, but don't say a word about the horrible things Kimmer does.

We've been called shock bloggers (by forum admins of all people), evil, terrorists, negative nancies (lol), and many many other ridiculous things when all we are doing is presenting information.

I apologize for being sarcastic.

OhYeahBabe said...

Don't let Kimmer get away with her lies!

Encourage people who were members of Kimkins to join the Kimkins lawsuit!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Update on Becky from Kimkins

For those who are worried about Becky and her sudden departure from Kimkins, she has posted a rather cryptic letter on her blog. You can read it here and leave her some comments to show her how much she is missed. :)

Winning Weight Loss

COMMENTS

tiredofscams said...

There's even more stuff on her blog now that tells her side of the story. Check out all her comments on the "cryptic" post and then her new post with the "goodbye" letter.

Sounds to me like she's tired of scams too.

OhYeahBabe said...

Have you see the Kimkins Diet Survivors blog?

Don't let your friends, or even your enemies, do the Kimkins Diet! Encourage people who were members of Kimkins to join the Kimkins lawsuit!

The Blue Sweater Picture


There is a lot of talk about the blue sweater pictures that have surfaced on Classmates.com, Kimmer's dating profiles and in her own avatars as well.

One of our Columbo-style readers found Brandon Diaz's myspace and a very long, very gothic style video made for him by his wife/girlfriend.

As Brandon is now 18 years old and has already put these pictures up on the web, they are fair use and I don't want any comments about violating anyone's privacy or any of that garbage.

Brandon then and now -


What this shows is that the boy in the "blue sweater" picture on Classmates (and elsewhere) is indeed Brandon Diaz, years ago, thus confirming that the blue sweater woman is Heidi Diaz.

What does this really mean?

I dunno. Just posted it for reference!

Enjoy.


Comments:

OhYeahBabe said...

Cute boy. It's a shame about his mother.

Encourage people who were members of Kimkins to join the Kimkins lawsuit!

Is Kimmer a Foster Parent?

In light of all the new information coming out, we thought it would be a good idea to verify the claim that Kimmer is a foster parent.

It does seem as though she is, however, we've been fooled by many of her other claims.

We are in the process of validating her claim and will post the findings as soon as they become available to us.

Several pieces of information have caused us to become suspicious about her foster parent status.

1) She collects social security disability (allegedly for a "heart issue").
(If she is incapable of working, even part-time, how is she capable of caring for no less than 4 teenage boys?)

2) She has not served as a C.A.S.A. for several years yet still claimed to be a C.A.S.A. on the Kimkins website, long after her service was ended.

3) Would the foster system in California allow one single woman, with no means of supporting herself other than governmental aid to raise four teenage boys (in addition to her own son) by herself, especially when she is physically ill with a heart condition?

We'd like the answer to these questions and we will get them. Stay tuned for updates!

COMMENTS

OhYeahBabe said...

Don't let Kimmer get away with her lies and scams!

Encourage people who were members of Kimkins to join the Kimkins lawsuit!

Kimmer's Financial Woes

Woes as in sorrows, not way of life, though technically both fit here.

Now before anyone gets their feathers all ruffled, the information we will post below was taken from a PUBLIC, FREE credit advice forum.

As stated in an earlier post, the CASA representative was very interested in the profits from Kimkins.com as it related to one Heidi Diaz. We speculated that it was perhaps because she was collecting federal income such as Social Security, or state financial assistance. The interest would stem from a suspicion of unreported income.

We had no knowledge of Kimmer's "income source" other than her claim that she is a foster parent and there is a foster parent allowance each month to be used solely for the care and welfare of the children.

That would not extend to cover all of Kimmer's regular, day to day expenses, so where was she getting the money? She often stated that she did not work. We wanted to know what her other income source was.

Now we know.

Before we get to the information, let me say a few things.

First, this is highly relevant to the issue because it shows a continual effort on Kimmer's part to deceive those who would pay her real, hard earned money for her "advice". Face it, she lies. She lies a lot.

Secondly, if Kimmer has not reported her earnings from Kimkins.com to the source of her non-website related income provider (who we will name below), then she is defrauding the federal government. We can only hope that she was smart enough to report her income. We don't wish the penalties for such fraud on anyone, including Kimmer.

The Kimkins website is also registered to Brandon Diaz (courtesy of whois.com) and registered via the godaddy service. It is possible that the owner of Kimkins, on paper, is Brandon Diaz, but we have no information to support or deny this. If Brandon is the legal owner then the income is technically his, not Kimmer's, which would allow her to continue collecting payments from the federal government while funneling earnings from Kimkins.com through her son (?) Brandon.

That is a very gray legal area that we will not expound upon here until we have sought proper verification of the terms.

However, what remains is that Kimmer is collecting your tax dollars while raking in over a million dollars from the Kimkins memberships. (She claims 27,000+ members at 14.95-60.00 each).

It is possible that Kimmer is no longer collection SSD payments, however, that is unlikely.

Here is Kimmer's post from CreditBoards.com with date.

"

Kimmer
I want to buy a house before the end of the year (like that's going to happen in southern California!) My question is what will improve my FICO more and faster?

My current FICO is 548 (pulled yesterday, all 3 are very close) and this is my credit history. The bad stuff is what happened at my divorce 6 years ago:

* 1 Chap 7 BK, joint (6 years old)

* 1 auto repossession, joint (6 years old)

* 1 foreclosure, joint (6 years old)

* Judgement, mine ($280, unpaid, 3 years old)

* 15 federal/state student loans ($43,000) - should have been in forebearance for disability, but are in the process of being discharged now for disability (THAT was an ordeal!). They will still show >3 years late since I never paid any portion (6 years old)

* 1 private student loan where the CA has served a summons for June ($21,000)

* 10-12 miscellaneous lates/CO's (mostly medical, about $8,000 total)

I only have 1 positive TL, a small furniture store account, paid off. There are a few old positive trade accounts that were paid as agreed but they will age off soon, I think?

I applied and was approved for 2 "toy" credit cards online yesterday. I know it's not ideal, but it's the best I can do right now. I have no extra $ for a higher limit secured card. I have no other debt and my car is paid off.

In my area of California there's a special program where you can pick a house to "buy", except that it's like a lease-option. It's a government program. At the end of 3 years you're expected to qualify for the mortgage (credit).

If I do a BK right now, I can qualify for FHA loans in 24 months but I'll have the BK for 7-10 years.

If I don't do the BK and wait for the baddies to age off, that can take 3-7 years (some hospital bills are new, but I have insurance now).

So, what's the best way? I've already disputed some baddies and had them dropped. I'm thinking that even if I improve the CAs it won't matter since I have several big things like the BK, judgment, foreclosure and repo. I also owe my ex $1800 and it's in our divorce decree. I would include that in the BK.

Regarding the CA that served me a summons for a private lender student loan (taken out 7 years ago), will they get a judgment even if I don't have a means to pay? My income is Social Security disability and foster care. My foster payments are to care for the children and their needs, not pay off my personal debts.

Opinions? Do another BK? Wait? What??? Would a "good will" letter to the student loan people help, asking them to show the accounts as deferred since they should have been?"

"I didn't know I had a time limit to answer the complaint so long as it was reasonabe before the hearing date (I was thinking April). The summons upset me because I've explained to the CA that I couldn't pay and the 4 previous CAs left me alone. The irony is it's for 1 semester at a private law school ... see how that's working for me now!"

"
I will also send a letter to the CA attorney. If I were vindictive I'd seek $$$ for negligent infliction of emotional distress, but since finding out I won't need a BK, I'm in a pretty good mood!"



Source

Contrary to the information from the above 2005 post, here is a post from 2004 in which Kimmer claims to have NO debt and asking a lot of questions about how much money she could possibly get if she adopted one of her foster children. (Note - she is asking about adopting ONE of a pair of siblings, as he is a special needs child and eligible for lifetime SS stipends. She even claims that the biological family only wants their son back because of this potential income. Pot - Kettle?)





COMMENTS
Anonymous said...

Just an fyi:

Brandon Diaz also goes by the name rezeyu online and lists his name as Brandon Daiz, age as 18, and location as Corona, California on his myspace page found here http://www.myspace.com/dishearteneddesigns.

He is also listed as owner of the website http://www.thecorruptedcanvas.com and in a search for the term kimkins on the forum there, I found the following comment:

"I updated the site a bit more, and made the Alternate text rollovers for images a bit more descriptive.

I just got a job working for the site Kimkins.com, as their customer service rep. for online deals, making $10.00 USD an hour.
So hopefully I'll be able to get more for the site, like a real gallery script? lol

I want to allow image hosting as well, so you can all have your own albums.
I'll also be able to purchase more bandwidth.

It also means I can keep living here, whoop!"

Doesn't sound like he owns Kimkins to me.

Kimkins Dangers said...

No, it doesn't sound as if he owns Kimkins, even just "on paper". Good sleuthing! :)

Anonymous said...

So he got a job working for his mother *rolleyes*.

Anonymous said...

You probably already did this, but if you check LCF archives you find that kimmer claims that in 2003, she is working at a Civil Enginneering Firm, in 2006, that her "Boss" (presumably in another job) has her working on the United Way Campaig and that she doen't use any credit and the only way she know about FICO scores is that she just started watching Suzie Orman.

OhYeahBabe said...

So SLIMY!

Encourage people who were members of Kimkins to join the Kimkins lawsuit! Don't let Kimmer get away with this!