Have you been seeing those ads all over your Facebook page? The ones that make you think that Tarek and Christina from HGTV's hit TV show "Flip or Flop" are coming to Rochester. Don't fall for it - been there, done that. My blood started to boil when the ad hit my screen, so I came here to my outlet to give you all a heads up.

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A few years ago, I fell for this after getting a "VIP invite" from the famous TV (at that point) couple. I was SO excited! With a face value of $150, why wouldn't I believe that the actual couple would be there?

Sitting in a Kahler event room, all dolled up with a notebook in hand, I was prepared to meet two of my favorite TV people. It took me probably far too long to figure out this was all just a hoax, and that they weren't actually going to be there. The "Christina and Tarek team" was there to sell us a three-day training session that would supposedly teach you how to triple your money in months (eye roll). Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

I'm not saying these things can't be beneficial, but 90% of what the guy was saying seemed like total B.S. (in my opinion). According to some testimonials on their website, this is exactly what some people need. I'm just here to tell you that if you think you're going to meet Tarek and Christina, think again.