Following a link, I was directed to something called GE Interest Plus. From what I can tell, investors are allowed to lend money to GE Capital Corporation on a short-term basis. In return for a whopping 2% interest rate, you get to take on the risk inherent in GE Capital.
Is GE Capital solvent? Probably. I have, however, read reports that indicated GE Capital has been severely hurt by the financial crises.
Bottom Line: Return – marginally better than available from an insured bank. Zero chance of profiting from an upside move.
Risk – much higher than an investment in a CD at an online bank.
While not a scam, the risk/reward is out of balance against the investor.