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INTERNET ADVERTISING SCAM WARNING

Do not purchase 4Ocean bracelets. It is a scam. They do little clean up efforts and are making millions for a couple surfer dudes.

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Thank you so much for the warning! People like this make me sick! I was all set to "spread the good word" about this project when I came up with all these warnings. Stollen any wheelchairs, lately, you bums ?

Dogooder Level 1 Feb 3, 2019
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This is one of many. Do not give support to those seeking to increase your social security as they are a scam also.

Marine Level 8 Jan 29, 2019
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It's a business although it does a good job of making itself appear a charity.

Lucy_Fehr Level 7 Jan 29, 2019
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There are a lot of companies on the internet claiming to serve veterans or animals or the like and the charities which they say they represent end up getting a very small percentage of each sale.

ProudMerrie Level 7 Jan 29, 2019
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Every time I see one of their commercials I feel like they're lying.

KKGator Level 9 Jan 29, 2019
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Link?

Gooniesnvrdie Level 7 Jan 29, 2019
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they put out so much advertising you need to go deep in google. here is a reddit :

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Aaross91
18 points ·
7 months ago

I also own a company that deals with ocean related news. 4ocean actually came to us to promote their product, we weren't too sure it was a scam, so instead we asked them for an interview, questions like: how much do you pay people on cleanups, how often these clean ups happen, how can someone get involved on the Cleanups? On a percentage base, how much of the money goes towards cleanups? We have gotten no answer from them....we also heard most of the cleanups they have done are volunteer based.

Everyday our feeds are bogged down with 4ocean sponsored advertising for a new kind of of limited edition bracelet claiming to save the whales, save the turtles, save the sharks. With the same old footage from the same old cleanups they have been posting for months...

Now for a company that has just raked in 20 + million dollars, where is all this money going you might ask?

I have been to cleanups (not 4ocean) myself across Philippines,Thailand and Indonesia. For a group of 5-10 volunteers it costs about $30 dollars in water, bags, gloves etc. We clean up on average around 80kg or 176lbs per hour.

So if we were lucky enough to be working for 4ocean we could be paying ourselves ($20 X 176 ÷ 10) a whopping $350 per hour EACH.

The answer is yes they do cleanup, on occasion, mostly out of Florida (not the world like they claim) mostly volunteer bssed, I would say atleast 80% of that money is not being used for cleaning purposes, will people wake up?
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meek_mil
5 points ·
5 months ago

Is there a way I can donate to you then? I'd rather my $20 go to the world wide effort than some sham out of Florida.
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pcarney1984
6 points ·
4 months ago

They've had numerous news organizations cover them and look into what they do. All have come away with rave reviews.

[cnbc.com]

[forbes.com]

4ocean has boats in the water, and crews on land 7 days a week in South Florida, Bali and now in Haiti.
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celladwella
5 points ·
4 months ago

Can confirm. I went to a 4Ocean clean-up today. It was very well run, there were a lot of volunteers and ample staff sorting the trash we picked up at the beach itself. Yes, the draw is their cool bracelets, but, so what? It brought us there, 200+ of us were scouring the beach so trash would not enter the ocean. A good idea is a good idea.
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Jimmythewildone
4 points ·
3 months ago

So you pick up a 750ml glass bottle weighing 3 pounds hand it over they then recycle it and turn it into 3 bracelets creating a profit of 60$

They are an ecommerce company making millions using volunteers. If you want to help just get a bag and collect it yourself and take it to a recycling centre
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WhateverLive
4 points ·
3 months ago

so you suckers did the work for free while they stuff their pockets with cash
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trikstersire
11 points ·
7 months ago

There are very few companies that actually clean more than they pollute. Which is expected though, because they need to use resources in order to operate. The only way to potentially clean more than pollute is for a company to literally donate a lot money to environmentalism.

More likely than not, 4Ocean is using more sustainable processes that don’t impact the environment as much. But that doesn’t mean they are making the environment better. Using reused or recycled materials, or even wind/solar energy, will still result in more waste than if the company just never existed in the first place.

That being said, being sustainable is basically just lessening a company’s impact on the world. And in my eyes that’s more than ok.
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hishade
4 points ·
7 months ago

Yes, they are. They are a BBB accredited business who have receipts and files available to backup this claim, hence their perfect rating.

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