Thursday, 31 December 2009

Trivedi has been enslaved, of course, sans chains

As an Xmas present, we provided young Trivedi with an extensive piece of quantifiable evidence, in the form of a 25 minute (confidential) video recording of Mrs. 'Birdie' Yager (wife of the a former beer salesman from New Jersey portrayed as the most successful 'Amway' distributor in the world) steadfastly pretending to a group of unquestioning American 'Amway' initiates that she and her husband receive messages from (the Christian) 'God' and that 'Amway' has the full approval of (the Christian) 'God.'
I then provided your readers with an accurate, medically-qualified analysis of this, and other similar evidence, in which it was clearly explained that Mr. and Mrs. Yager appear to be classic megalomaniacal psychopaths - i.e. persons who suffer from a chronic mental disorder especially when resulting in paranoid delusions of grandeur and self-righteousness, and the compulsion to pursue grandiose objectives.
Trivedi's classic, conditioned, cultic response to this quantifiable evidence and to the accurate qualified analysis of it, was to exclude and invert external reality by telling himself that 'I am the person pretending superhuman powers.'
However, Shyam, based on the quantifiable evidence of what we have written on this Blog, it should be self-evident that neither you nor I pretend to be perfect. On the contrary, we fully-recognise that morality is only what is generally regarded as an acceptable standard of behaviour in our own cultures. We try to base our investigation of 'Amway' (and similar organizations) on quantifiable evidence, and our analysis on rules made by democratic institutions defining what is criminal, and/or unethical. We didn't invent this evidence or write these rules, but we can't escape the fact that 'Amway' (and similar organizations) involve the subversion of traditional codes of morality.
Shyam, in the typical comments posted by Trivedi on your Blog, you and your free-thinking readers have the dubious privilege of witnessing for yourselves how an unsuspecting, young Indian man can be tricked (by the fictitious 'exclusive offer' of a place in a future secure Utopian existence) into entering a counterfeit (totalitarian) culture in which his existing perceptions of right and wrong have been overturned and then made absolute.
Currently, Trivedi has abandoned all reason and is allowing himself to be systematically abused and exploited by a gang of US-based billionaire racketeers, whilst participating in the abuse and exploitation of his fellow Indian citizens.
In short, Trivedi has been enslaved, but without the use of chains.
David Brear

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

In the hot pursuit of 'AMWAY DREAM'

Here is an e-mail which is reproduced for passing on information to our readers--Shyam

"It was sites like this that got me to realize how entrenched I was into 'the business'. I was repeatedly told that the things on the Internet were all made up by losers, people who could not make it in the business. I was in the business from 1992-1996. I sponsored about 75 to 100 people. I had business in 9 States. I lost about $40,000 during this time. I took time off work. I planned all my meetings and major functions, and regionals. I could not believe how ate up I was in this business. I put over 175000 miles on a little Nissan Sentra. I would sleep on the sides of roads, to save money on hotels, and build the business. I lost all my friends, and pissed off my family, because they did not understand the 'dream'. I neglected my family. I had a young son, and wife. I did not listen to her, when she said we were spending too much money, and she did not like the feelings she was getting around the people in the business. It was too late for us once I realized this. I can't believe that I feel for this because I have a degree in psychology, and worked as a social worker for 12 years. My sponsor was a psychiatrist I worked with at my job. My upline started of course with Yeager, Gooch, Ken Stewart, Ron Rummell, Marc Hellinghousen, Jeff Probandt. I know there lots of other people involved, but I tried to forget this part of my life. I went to everything. I made it to the 4000 level. But I had close contact with all of my uplines. I hope one day this business will be just go away just like Enron. I hate Amway Quixtar or whatever they call it now... This almost ruined my life but I wised up and quit."
There are several millions of people like this young man who lost their precious earnings and valuable time in the pursuit of 'DREAM'.
Let this revelation be an eye-opener to my fellow humans all over world. Throw this type of mischief mongers out of your respective countries. Let us not allow these cheats to rob us to line their own pockets.

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Dexter believes himself to be a superhuman

Do you suppose young Trivedi clicked on to the link which we kindly provided for him to watch the deeply-disturbing Mrs. 'Birdie' Yager in full-flow? His only (predictable) response (so far) has been to regurgitate a stream of thought-stopping 'Amway' jargon. However, Trivedi's programmed reaction is no different to that of an unquestioning 'Scientologist' when confronted with the truth about their own leadership.
That said, your free-thinking readers must be wondering how is it possible, after watching material like this revealing video of Dexter Yager's wife, that any sane, Indian adult can continue not just to believe blindly that there is nothing wrong with 'Amway', but to want to even associate with this form of absurd, but nonetheless dangerous, American, right-wing 'Christian' lunacy?
My best qualified-advice is that, based on this video and on further extensive sound recordings and transcripts of their fictitious 'divine utterances', Mr. and Mrs. Yager appear to be classic megalomaniacal psychopaths (i.e. suffering from a chronic mental disorder, especially when resulting in paranoid delusions of grandeur and self-righteousness and the compulsion to pursue grandiose objectives).
'Joecool' is perfectly correct, there is plenty of quantifiable evidence proving that Dexter Yager really believes himself 'to be a superhuman.'
Furthermore, I've encountered former 'Amway' adherents who have had extensive contact with Yager and his wife. All of them tell the same frightening story. In private, and sometimes in public, Dexter Yager is an abusive and foul-mouthed bully who lives in a parallel, totalitarian world, where all persons challenging the authenticity of the 'Amway' myth are systematically categorized, condemned and excluded as 'f**king Commie bastards', 'queers', 'dykes' ,'losers' , 'Dream-Stealers' , 'devil worshippers', etc.
In Dexter Yager's twisted 'Amway' model of reality, the manipulation, and/or cheating, and/or dispossession, and/or destruction of 'inferior outsiders' is seen as being perfectly justifiable.
David Brear

Monday, 28 December 2009

50 years of effectively unsaleable Amway wampum

I observe that the intellectually-feeble comment that young Trivedi has squawked when faced with the quantifiable evidence that his multi-millionaire 'Amway Diamond' hero, Dexter Yager, is a psychotic criminal (who believes that he acts for 'God' ), is the implication that we can't be correct , because we don't know the exact 'Pin Level' (i.e. made-up title) of Yager's 'impressive'-sounding rank in the 'Amway' paramilitary structure.
The intellectually-rigorous point that I was making, but which failed to penetrate Trivedi's castrated 'Amway' mind, is that it doesn't matter in the slightest what fancy names Yager and his criminal associates decide to give themselves - 'Crown Ambassador', 'Grand Dragon', 'Gauleiter', 'Fuhrer', 'Grand Panjandrum': In the adult world of quantifiable reality, what's the difference?
In the puerile, parallel, totalitarian fantasy worlds of 'Amway', the 'Second KKK' and the 'Nazi party', mediocre little narcissists like the grinning members of the De Vos and Van Andel clans, Dexter Yager, Adolf Hitler, David Stephenson, etc., pretend(ed) absolute moral and intellectual authority whilst pursuing various hidden criminal objectives (fraudulent, sexual, violent, etc.). The admiration of their unquestioning adherents only serve(d) to confirm, and magnify, their own delusions of grandeur and self-righteousness.
I think that Trivedi should first pinch himself (to make sure that he's not having a nightmare) before he takes a look at the video of Dexter Yager's psychotic wife, 'Birdie,' in full-flow. Perhaps Trivedi can then explain to your free-thinking Indian readers why this ill-educated American harpy believes that 'God speaks exclusively to her and to her husband' .
Whilst he's at it, perhaps Trivedi can also explain what exactly 'God' , and a disturbing right-wing 'Christian' movement called the 'First Assembly of God' , have to do with the remains of the so-called 'Amway/Quixtar Business' in the USA?
Watch the video entitled: 'Birdie Yager Speaks to Amway' , and see what really lurks behind 50 years of (effectively) unsaleable 'Amway' wampum.
David Brear

Sunday, 27 December 2009

Amway pyramid is crumbling

Here is the summary prepared by Pyramid Scheme Alert for 2009 reproduced to inform our readers.
Thirty years ago, Amway narrowly escaped an FTC prosecution to shut it down for pyramid fraud. Since then, it has been a rogue corporation on a global rampage, fleecing tens of millions with its hallmark "endless chain" income promise. Amway is the largest multi-level marketing (MLM) scheme in the world, and the prototype of nearly all the others. Signs compellingly point toward its end time and threaten the future of all other "endless chain" fraudsters. In the latest developments, the publication of Eric Scheibeler's first-person account of business opportunity fraud at Amway, Merchants of Deception has prompted Pyramid Scheme Alert to ask the Direct Selling Association to investigate its largest member. The DSA has referred it to its "Code of Ethics Administrator" who in turn wrote that he has referred to it Amway's own "Code of Ethics Administrator." Referencing the material in Merchants of Deception, Pyramid Scheme Alert also asked the US Attorney General, Eric Holder, to open an investigation. Some highlights of Amway's long rap sheet are summarized:
· Amway received a huge fine for tax fraud in Canada, the largest ever levied at that time.
· CBS 60 Minutes and NBC Dateline have done devastating exposés of Amway-related deception in recruitment and income promises.
·One state in India has brought criminal fraud case against Amway.
· Prosecutors in England came within a hair of driving Amway out of the UK. A judge decided to allow it to continue to operate, but he imposed two fatal restrictions on it: lowered prices and no more "tools" business. Price gouging and foisting phony "motivation" CDs and seminars on new recruits to fund the "Top Guns" are pillars of Amway's model.
·In the USA, Amway was prosecuted by the State of Wisconsin that found that 99% of all distributors were losing money. This is exactly the same loss rate the UK officials calculated that English consumers suffered every year for 30 years!
·In North America today Amway is the target of large class action cases brought by distributors in the US, charging that Amway is a fraud. A second similar case has been brought in Canada.
·Despite threats and lawsuits, consumers have published multiple websites detailing deception, false income claims, bogus testimonials, and massive consumer losses.
·Amway's extensive political lobbying and influence-buying, especially its close ties to the Bush Administration, and the conflicts of interest with FTC officials have been exposed.
·Amway is in multiple litigations to stop its distributors from moving to other MLMs. The MLM scheme, Monavie, has pulled away thousands of former Amway distributors, including a number of top gun recruiters.
·Some of Amway's former "top gun" distributors have gone public and admitted in court cases that Amway is an illegal pyramid scheme, with a near 100% dropout rate, and that less than 5% of its products are ever retailed. This means that Amway's profits come directly and almost totally from the lost investments of the salespeople, not from sales to the public. They also admit that the high incomes and lavish lifestyles of the upline that are paraded in front of new recruits to demonstrate that Amway "works" are in fact a fraud. The money actually comes from selling the recruits "motivation and training" tools, not from earning commissions on Amway sales.
·Amway's multi-tiered business model has now been banned in China, closing off its last geographic market to continue the pyramid expansion.
Amway has taken extreme, evasive maneuvers, to cloud the truth and throw regulators, the media and consumer activists off its track.
·It has massively recruited outside the USA where regulations in some countries don't exist, are poorly enforced, or will not outlaw a US-based scheme for political reasons.
·It has also aggressively attacked whistle blowers with lawsuits. It has sued even small-time distributors who dared to leave and try to work for other MLMs.
·Amway changed its name to Quixtar, which it said was a a subsidiary of another new name, "Alticor." Many consumers unwittingly joined the "new" company not realizing it was still just Amway.
·Now, in yet another evasive maneuver, the company has yet another new name, Amway Global, and is running TV ads claiming to be "household name" and a "direct seller." In fact virtually no consumers buy Amway products other than the salespeople, and those purchases are not driven by demand or even brand awareness but rather are tied to Amway's misleading income promises.
Despite the diversions, escapes and disguises, the truth keeps doggedly following Amway. Now, the most famous Amway whistle blower - Eric Scheibeler - survived Amway's lawsuits and has told his inside story in a full length book, which is attracting media attention.
Based on the revelations in Scheibeler's book, Pyramid Scheme Alert has sent formal requests to the president of the Direct Selling and its Ethics Division asking for an investigation of Amway. The DSA has responded that it is taking the matter up with Amway.
A formal request has also been sent to the Attorney General, Eric Holder, asking for federal inquiry into the facts and allegations in the book. FTC officials have also been asked to investigate.Pyramid Scheme Alert will maintain its "Amway Watch" in 2010, and will report on responses of the Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, legal actions in India, enforcement in England, class action suits in the USA and Canada, the Direct Selling Association's actions, and media investigations.

IBOFB trying hard to hide the ugly truth of Amway Utopian myth

I have been taking stock of the wide-range of opinions available on the Net regarding the pernicious cultic organization most-commonly referred to as 'Amway' ( or 'Quixtar' in the USA).
Apart from the organization's bleating little flock of intellectually-castrated apologists (led by the arrogant, 'Amway' Lord Haw Haw, Mr. 'IBOFB' Steadson), the people who are perhaps the most-obstructive are well-intentioned Americans who (usually from bitter personal experience) know full-well that 'Amway' is a fraud, but who are too nice, and/or naive, to accept that the 'Amway' fraud is neither original nor unique. Despite a mass of terrifying historical evidence, the self-evident comparison which this 'fair-minded' type of observer finds the most-hard to take, is with the 'Nazi party.' Sadly, this is due to the fact that even well-educated Americans seem to know very little about the 'biblical' origins of the 'Nazi' belief system, or how it was first used to generate piles of tax-free cash for an absurd, but nonetheless dangerous, little gang of sanctimonious 'political' , 'economic' and 'racial' pseudo-scientists - narcissistic racketeers who posed as 'ordinary men turned supermen.'
The majority of money that was already flowing into the bulging pockets of the few multi-millionaire 'Nazi' bosses (prior to them usurping power in Germany in 1933), came from peddling the closed-logic myth of a 'future, secure Utopia' available only to those who believed 100% in its existence. The over-priced materials which the wealthy 'Nazis' bosses produced and sold to their unquestioning flock of (largely poverty-stricken) adherents, were: publications, recordings, esoteric accessories, tickets to meetings, etc. The identical fraud was run in the USA by the leadership of the 'Second Ku Klux Klan' from 1915 until the 1930s. Apart from the usual over-priced publications, accessories, tickets to meetings, etc., one of the biggest money-spinners for the bosses of the 'Second KKK,' was the sale of insurance policies to adherents, who numbered around 6 millions in the mid-1920s. The 'Second KKK' collapsed when one of its sanctimonious 'Grand Dragons' , David C. Stephenson (a self-styled 'Christian politician' who previously campaigned on an 'Anti-Alcohol - White Anglo-Saxon Protestant Morality' ticket ) was convicted of raping and savagely mutilating a young white woman (who subsequetly bled to death) on a private train whilst he was blind drunk.
I observe that young Trivedi has been posting some ridiculous comments about his multi-millionaire 'Amway' idol, Dexter Yager, on your Blog. Without a shadow of a doubt, had the absurd, but nonetheless dangerous, Mr. Yager been around in the 1920s, he would have been one of the handful of multi-millionaire 'KKK' bosses in the USA or a 'Nazi' boss in Germany.
Back in the 1990s, the sanctimonious, self-styled 'pastor' Dexter Yager (who poses as an ordinary man turned 'Amway Diamond' superman) was first forced to declare in court that the overwhelming majority of his 'Amway'- related, multi-million dollar, annual income actually came from the sale of publications, recordings and tickets to meetings. A disturbing video of 'pastor' Yager's equally-sanctimonious wife, 'Birdie,' can still be found on Youtube in which she is reading out a letter which she steadfastly pretends to have been dictated to her by 'God.' According to various former high-level 'Amway' adherents (including Eric Scheibeler) who have had the misfortune to encounter Dexter Yager personally, behind his wooden smile, the 'pastor' is a foul-mouthed racist, sexist and homophobic bully who believes himself 'to be in direct contact with God' and who delights in boasting about how 'God has brought death upon his enemies.'
Like his 'Nazi' and 'KKK' predecessors, the 'Amway' Lord Haw Haw, Steadson, is there to maintain a puerile Utopian myth, peddled by wealthy criminals, and to hide the ugly truth lurking behind it.
David Brear

Saturday, 26 December 2009

Amway's business model is illegal

Here is an e-mail reproduced here for the benefit of our valued readers.
"I too was brainwashed and lied to for two years. I lost many friends, some that I had known my whole life. I accumulated a mass amount of debt that I would tell myself would be paid when I went Diamond. Needless to say, I filed bankruptcy and my credit was screwed for several years. Financially, my life has never been the same. Before AMWAY, I was a 25-year old single dad earning handsome salary. Today I make just enough to get by and live a very simple life. My sponsor was a childhood friend who I still keep in touch with. Other Friendships were not so fortunate.
I would estimate that the whole Amway experience cost me several thousands in two years. Not to mentiion, the money I blew to try to impress people that I was on my way to financial freedom. What a joke! I applaud you for what you are doing!"
Amway apologists might say that he was a loser. But they refuse to accept that they are also losers. Like Teacher Nirmala's husband they too strongly believe that they are going to become rich even though they did not make any money since the beginning and nothing in near future.
Amway's business model is a money circulation scheme disguised in the name of selling products. It's a pyramid structure sales model which had already left several millions all over India and other countries penniless. But many victims prefer to remain silent for obvious reasons. That is the forte of this monster.
My appeal to fellow humans all over world is not to fall prey to the scheming business model of Amway.

Friday, 25 December 2009

IBOFB part of Amway's racketeering activities

We have here on your Blog the extraordinary Xmas spectacle of the masked 'Amway' Lord Haw Haw, Mr. Steadson (who finds himself unable deny that, for 50 years, virtually no 'Amway' products have been sold to persons who are not agents of 'Amway' and that, as a result , the overwhelming majority of 'Amway' agents have not made a profit out of 'Amway,' because this was a mathematical impossibility), reciting the latest chapter of the 'Amway' fairy-tale to the ever-changing flock of wide-eyed 'Amway' believers.
Steadson now steadfastly pretends that the overwhelming majority of insolvent 'Amway' commission agents who were arbitrarily defined by their annual 'Amway' contracts as 'Independent Business Owners,' were actually only retail customers of 'Amway' who weren't participating in the 'Amway Business' at all. Unfortunately for Steadson, for decades, 'Amway's' own propaganda has boasted completely the reverse.
I don't know about you, Shyam, but I have been given unlimited access to piles of unwanted 'Amway' wampum by various destitute adherents. One former 'Emerald' had an entire garage full of it (which he'd acquired over a period of 10 years). Another former UK distributor had stock-piled 'Nutrilite' vitimins which she'd forked-out about $50 per jar for. Then, of course, there are all those people with their $1000 sets of ridiculous 'Amway' cooking pans. The Internet (particularly, e-bay) is constantly infested with former 'Amway' adherents trying to unload all this (effectively) unsaleabe junk at a fraction of the fixed-price they originally paid for it. Yet, tellingly, according to 'Amway's' reality-inverting propaganda all products have a 'money-back guarantee.'
The point is that, since the original 'MLM' scam, 'Nutrilite,' was first challenged in the USA, the banal products which 'MLM' victims pay through the nose to acquire (in the deluded belief that 'buying and recruiting is the proven plan for success'), are merely an elaborate diversion. The 'MLM' scam remains essentially the same; diguise illegal internal payments as 'sales' and, in return, supply the victims with some neatly-packaged (but cheaply-produced) merchandise, or service, which doesn't obviously fall foul of laws concerning misbranding. This is how the perpetrators of these frauds have camouflged their crimes for more than half a century.
The 'Amway' Lord Haw Haw's filthy little role in all of this, comprises attempting to character-assassinate free-thinking individuals like you, me, Robert Fitzpatrick, Eric Scheibeler, Scott Larsen, etc., (who are trying to stop the spread of this type of fraud). He is also attempting to prevent existing 'Amway' victims, like Trivedi, from confronting external reality and approaching law enforcement agents, legislators, journalists, with complaint.
Steadson is knowingly participating in a pattern of major racketeering activity as defined by the US Federal Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act of 1970 and clarified by various US Supreme Court judgements.
David Brear

Thursday, 24 December 2009

IBOFB bids to hide behind his dear old mother

I observe that the 'Amway' Lord Haw Haw, Mr. Steadson, has again opened his fat beak to squawk and put his foot in it.
Despite what he claims not to have said, the gormless twit has previously broadcast to the world that the overwhelming majority of insolvent 'Amway' commission agents who are arbitrarily defined in their comic-book 'Amway Distributor Contracts' as 'Independent Business Owners' are 'retail customers of Amway' as well. So, by the same absurd logic, the overwhelming majority of people whom Steadson now steadfastly pretends to be 'retail customers of Amway' are also insolvent commission agents of 'Amway'. Apparently, 'Amway UK Ltd.' (on the advice of its lawyers) has now officially redefined its insolvent commission agents as 'customers' to avoid the possibility of criminal investigation and prosecution for having fronted a pyramid scam (with insufficient external revenue) for 34 years. Thus, when Steadson says he has 'dozens of customers' what he's really saying is, that he has recruited more 'Amway' adherents. However, we only have his word for that.
Who the hell does Steadson think he's fooling with all this mind-numbing, puerile drivel?
In the adult world of quantifiable reality, it doesn't matter in the slightest what reality-inverting title the bosses of the 'Amway' mob hang round the necks of their victims. The tens of millions of people who have signed contracts with 'Amway' down the years, and abandoned the organization, have all lost money in a premeditated closed-market swindle which has generated billions of dollars for a handful of racketeers and served as the gateway to an even larger advanced fee fraud.
Steadson's latest intellectually-feeble post, in which he attempts to hide behind a typically wholesome 'Amway' image of his dear old 'mother' - a shining example of a satisfied 'Amway' customer of 30 years standing - is laughable.
David Brear

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Brainless little lobster's arrogant stupidity is laughable

What more can we say to this unquestioning little 'Amway' adherent, Trivedi? How is it possible that he remains totally convinced that there is nothing wrong with 'Amway?' , when no one (not even the 'Amway' Lord Haw Haw, Mr. Steadson) disputes the simple facts that, for more than 50 years, virtually no 'Amway' products have been sold to persons who are not agents of the organization and that, as a result , the overwhelming majority of former 'Amway' agents (who, according to the organization's own drop-out figures, now total tens of millions) did not receive an overall profit from the operation of a so-called 'Amway Business', because this was a mathematical impossibility.
In other words, on this unchallenged evidence, it is (effectively) a certainty that anyone who signs a contract with 'Amway' will lose money: whilst the billionaire bosses of the organization will continue to coin it.
Steadson's feeble explanation of these damning facts is that all the tens of millions of people who have handed their money to the billionaire 'Amway' bosses, down the years, weren't actually participating in the 'Amway Business' at all, they were really 'retail customers' of 'Amway', but, since it didn't say that in their contracts, even this twisted construction of events is a confession that a massive fraud has been perpetrated. Yet, Trivedi's castrated mind systematically accepts the billionaire 'Amway' bosses own comic-book 'multi-billion dollar sales figures' (which deliberately make no distinction between economically-incestuous internal, and economically-healthy, external transactions) as quantifiable evidence that 'Amway' is not a closed-market swindle, and he rejects as a complete 'fabrication' the perfect deconstructed analysis of how these sanctimonious American racketeers have been secretly thieving from the world for more than half a century.
When you also know that an even more profitable, advanced fee fraud (in which a fictional future Utopia of 'Total Financial Freedom' is peddled as fact) has been run in tandem with the closed-market 'Amway' swindle, then Trivedi's inflexible denial of reality becomes truly frightening.
The insatiable bosses of the 'Amway' mob must fall about laughing at the arrogant stupidity of brainless little lobsters like Trivedi, upon whom they continue to gorge themselves.
David Brear

Amway has been lining its own pocket with its schemes

Let us have a glance at a part of the Andhra Pradesh High Court's judgement:
As is evident from the contentions advanced on behalf of the petitioners as noted earlier, the petitioners have taken the stand that there is no quick or easy money involved in the scheme and that the money which the sponsor member gets does not depend on any event or contingency relative or applicable to the enrollment of the members into the scheme. But on a careful analysis of the true nature of the scheme as explained above, it is quite apparent that one of the components of the income earned by a sponsor member is the commission which is calculated not only on the personal PV of the sponsor member, but also from the PV earned by all the remaining 102 members falling within his group. There is, therefore, no gainsaying that a substantial part of the income which the first sponsor member of the group gets depends on the event or contingency relative or applicable to the enrollment of members into the scheme. This conclusion can be tested by a further analysis of the income figures given in the earlier paragraph. Supposing the sponsor member at the top does not introduce any member and if he merely sells the products given to him, he gets an income of Rs.12,420/-. If he sponsors only six people and they in turn do not sponsor any member, then he will get an additional income of Rs.23,760/-. If those six members whom he sponsored again sponsor four members each, he will get a further income of Rs.1,14,480/- and if the 24 members sponsor three members each, he will get a further sum of Rs.6,83,300/-. Thus the money which the member at the top of the line gets depends upon the members whom he enrolls or the members enrolled by him enroll. (Para 28).
From the aforementioned discussion, it is proved that the scheme provides for easy/quick money to its distributors. The first ingredient is thus satisfied (Para 30).
When it is crystal clear that it is money circulation scheme and is out to cheat my fellow humans all over world, how can anyone remain passive not to tell everyone about the cheating of this fraudulent company. That is why I appeal people all over world not to fall prey to the pyramid schemes or money circulation schemes of the companies like Amway, Herbalife, Hindustan Unionlever Network, Forever Living Products, Tupperware and others.

Amway's retail/wholesale price list maliciously fabricated

I observe that the poor little lobster, Trivedi, is still happily basking in the initial warmth of the 'Amway' cooking pot. However, the previously unquestioning creature has now posed a question, albeit it written in thought-stopping 'Amspeak' .
Roughly translated into plain English, Trivedi wants to know :
Why, if no 'Amway' products have ever been sold to non-'Amway' agents, have the 'Amway' bosses introduced a range of different prices for their products to 'Amway' agents and to non-'Amway' agents?
The simple answer to Trivedi's question is:
Reality-inverting documents like 'Amway's Retail/Wholesale Price List' have been maliciously fabricated by the bosses of a major organized crime group to contininue to deceive their victims (like you) and casual observers (like journalists, legislators and regulators) into believing that 'Multilevel Marketing' has authentic external retail customers and is, therefore, economically viable for its participants, when all the independent quantifiable evidence proves so-called 'MLM Schemes' to be premeditated closed-market swindles in heavy disguise!

David Brear

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

No Amway products sold to persons who are not agents

Interesting isn't it, that no one (not even the 'Amway' Lord Haw Haw, Mr. Steadson) refutes the simple facts that for more than 50 years virtually no 'Amway' products have been sold to persons who are not agents of the organization and that, as a result, virtually no 'Amway' agent has received an overall profit from the operation of a so-called 'Amway Business,' because this was a mathematical impossibility. Yet, the essential defining characteristic of an illegal money circulation scheme, or pyramid scam, is that it has insufficient external revenue to pay the overwhelming majority of its contributing participants a profit.
Trying to save young Trivedi from himself is a pretty thankless task. The inflexible boy is like a cold and lonely little lobster that has been invited to join a group of friendly lobsters basking in a bath of pleasantly-warm, lightly-salted water. Unfortunately, the poor creatures don't possess the intellectual capacity to realize that they are actually in a cooking pot on a stove, or that they have absolutely no control over the future temperature of the water. For unless they climb out of their welcoming 'bath,' the heat is going to be gradually increased until they are all boiled alive and served up as more nourishment for a party of obese and insatiable American diners .
According to his ego-inflating and reality-inverting 'Amway Distributor Contract', Trivedi is an 'Independent Business Owner.' However, according to Lord Haw Haw Steadson, the overwhelming majority of all the tens of millions of individuals who, down the years, have signed one of these comic-book 'Amway' documents and lost money, haven't acually been in business at all, they were only 'customers.'
In the adult world of quantifiable reality, Trivedi and his self-deluding 'Amway' associates are the equivalent of brainless crustacea ignorant of the truth that they are on a rich man's menu.
I believe that it was Samuel Butler who wrote:
'Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.'
How right he was.
David Brear

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Another racketeer a la Amway style

Recently, another racketeer entered the Indian market with yet another scheme. This is time, the racketeers targeted women. Every woman, particularly from middle class and upper middle class purchases sanitary napkins. Winalite, a USA-based company launched its product LoveMoon sanitary napkins in India. They have chosen the network marketing and are target ting women. Now, women are being approached to become member of the scheme by paying Rs. 4,400 and she would be given 16 sanitary napkins. She can use them for herself and sell to others. What is more, she has to recruit five members and they in turn have to recruit five members each. So, the chain system started.
Rings any bell. Yes. This is the duplicate business model of Amway India. That is why I branded Amway as the mother of all scandals.
Now, these women, out of overzeal to recruit more women, do not hesitate to rope in their friends and relatives and wives of their husband's subordinates into the business. Eventually, the endless chain breaks somewhere, leading to the great rupture in the society.
My dear sisters all over world! Just reject this offer of easy and quick money business model. It is going make you lose all your money and lead to broken relationships. Just say NO.

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Amway apologist regurgitates sugar-coated poison

Some of your readers must now be wondering if the naive young character, Trivedi, who keeps making his pathetic scripted interjections on your Blog, really exists. For how is it possible that any adult can thoughtlessly continue to regurgitate this endless stream of sugar-coated poison carefully-prepared by the 'Amway' Ministry of Truth?
The answer to is, of couse, that the poor fellow still needs to remain living in the closed-logic 'Amway Dream' world where only unquestioning believers in 'Multilevel Marketing' can achieve its promised Utopia of 'Total Financial Freedom .' In the classic 'Amway' fashion, Trivedi will have almost certainly been trained to fix a poster depicting his 'Dream' (usually, an exotic and macho sports car) in a prominent place in his home, and to focus completely on this (so-called) 'motivational image' for an extended period each day. The 'Amway' myth systematically categorizes and condemns anyone challenging its authenticity as a 'Dream Stealer.' Indeed, one of the most-peddled books within 'Amway' is entitled, 'Don't Let Anyone Steal Your Dream' - a typical instruction manual in how to stop thinking critically, disguised as 'Motivation/Self-Betterment.'
Sadly, down the years, all the vulnerable people who have swallowed this sugar-coated poison -and focused all their attention (and effort) on their guided 'Amway Dreams' (ignoring the common-sense warnings of their friends and relations) whilst handing their money to the billionaire 'Amway' bosses - might as well have been praying to the 'God Mammon.'
In the adult world of quantifiable reality, if we set up a simple money circulation scheme, where we persuade 6 people to pay us $200 per month by telling them that 'if they recruit 6 more $200 monthly contributors, who then recruit 6 more $200 monthly contributors, etc., ad infinitum, they can soon retire on a percentage of the take,' we would be breaking the law. However, if we persuade the same 6 people to pay us $200 per month by telling them the identical lies, but (at the same time) give them boxes of (effectively) worthless merchandise and record all these pointless transactions as 'sales,' then, according to Trivedi, 'this is a perfectly viable and legal Direct Selling Scheme.'
Perhaps, in order to stimulate his snoozing critical and evaluative faculties, we should ask Trivedi if he can first accept that:
- major organized crime groups exist ?
- it is possible for the bosses of a major organized group to camouflage and sustain a money circulation scheme (or pyramid scam) by steadfastly pretending that (effectively) worthless merchandise is 'good-value' and that illegal payments are 'sales' ?
David Brear

Friday, 18 December 2009

Clueless Amway apologists are real cheats

This is for waking up Clueless Amway apologist. Of course, a pretending person could not be woken up. In a nutshell, in the case of (2008) 8 SCC 2008), Kuriachan Chacko and others .. Versus State Of Kerala, The Supreme Court of India categorically stated why a multilevel marketing or network marketing is a crime of cheating under Section 420 of Indian Penal Code.
"The promoters of the scheme very well knew that it is certain that the Scheme was impracticable and unworkable making tall promises which the makers of the promises knew fully well that it could not work successfully. It could work for some time in that "Paul can be robbed to pay Peter" but ultimately when there is a large mass of Peters, they will be left in the lurch without any remedy as they would by then have been deceived and deprived of their money. If it is so. It could be said to be a case for application of Section 420 read with Section 34 IPC. of course, at this stage. (Paras 47 and 41)"
The same is the case with business model of Amway. These Clueless Amway apologist could not clarify why he is supporting a fraudulent company and what is his stake in it. These faceless, nameless, dishonest people have no right to question the authenticity of court judgements.
My humble appeal to people all over world is to throw these fraudulent companies like Amway, Tupperware, Herbalife, Forever Living Products, MyVideoTalk and so many others.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Clueless Amway apologists have no point to prove their case

The clueless Amway apolgoist proved once again that he does not have any thinking brain. It is not me or Brear who is saying the business model of Amway India is an illegal money circulation scheme. It was the Andhra Pradesh High Court conclusively proved that the business model is nothing but money circulation scheme following the writ petition filed by Amway India. The High Court also directed the police to file the criminal case and take it to logical conclusion. These pigheaded Amway apologists cannot say anything but only are trying to discredit the writings of Brear and me.
But my readers are well aware of the cunning ways of these apologists and they laughing it off.
My fight against these fraudulent companies would continue whatever these chicken-brained write because of my transparent blog.
I reiterate my appeal to my fellow human beings all over world to throw such fraudulent companies out of their respective countries. Do not fall prey to these cheating schemes and lose the hard-earned money.

Amway apologists exhibit intellectual castration

Frightening isn't it, the effect of cultic, intellectual castration - as exhibited by your tiny flock of resident 'Amway' apologists?
Every (previously-rational) person who has lost money to the 'Amway' bosses down the years, would never have done so had they been given access to the truth that is (effectively) impossible to sell 'Amway' products or to make a net-profit from 'Amway'. Despite these undisputed facts, young Trivedi remains totally hypnotised by the comic-book propaganda that 'Amway' produces millionaires, because the whole world is clamouring to get its hands on all those wonderful cheap 'Amway' products.
In the sad little, narcissistic world according to Mr. 'Tex' Johnson, 'everyone is an idiot except him'. It's quite ironic that he is completely unaware that, originally, the word 'idiot' didn't have a pejorative sense. Given Johnson's puerile and abusive track-record, it is about as likely that I would accept an invitation to talk with 'Tex' : as Nelson Madela volunteering to be seen to associate with a hooded, core-adherent of the 'Ku Klux Klan' (for fear of being called a 'chicken.')
David Brear

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Amway's Masked man starts squawking again

I observe that Lord Haw Haw, Steadson, has raised his masked head again to squawk. This time he put his foot in his beak and surpassed himself in his capacity to invert quantifiable reality and systematically categorize the truth and truth-tellers as 'lies' and 'liars'.
No one can dispute that, for decades, the 'Amway' Ministry of Truth has proudly proclaimed 'millions of Independent Business Owners' world-wide (including '450 000 in India') conducting 'multi-billion dollar sales.' However, since (according to 'Amway's' own figures) around 50% of these people never renewed their annual contracts, this means that down the years tens of millions of individuals have been quietly churned through the ever-shifting 'Amway' system. Again, no one (not even the 'Amway' Lord Haw Haw) disputes that, for 50 years, virtually no 'Amway' products have been retailed to anyone who is not an agent of 'Amway' and that the overwhelming majority of people who have signed a contract with 'Amway' have received not one cent of overall profit from the operation of a so-called 'Amway Business.' On the contrary, involvement with 'Amway' has cost them money.
Despite the efforts of the 'Amway' mob's echelon of attorneys to maintain the organization's absolute monopoly of information, the Internet (particularly e-bay) is constantly infested with thousands of former 'Amway' adherents trying to unload (effectively) unsaleable 'Amway' rubbish at a fraction of the controlled price which they originally paid for it. However, in a desperate attempt to prove that 'Amway' is not an unviable, and illegal, closed-market (a money circulation scheme camouflaged by banal, but grossly-overpriced, products), Steadson has revealed himself to be a complete twit. In fact, judging by this latest ridiculous performance, I can't believe that the billionaire bosses of the 'Amway' mob will allow him to continue for much longer. For Steadson now boasts that the vast majority of all the tens of millions of transient contributors to the 'Amway' closed-market whom, for 50 years, the 'Amway' Ministry of Truth have proudly proclaimed as 'Independent Business Owners' weren't actually in 'Business' at all, they were really 'customers.' Unfortunately for Steadson, it never said that in their 'Amway' contracts. All these tens of millions of people were all arbitrarily and maliciously defined as 'Business Owners' by the billionaire bosses of the 'Amway' mob in order to avoid investigation and criminal prosecution under US federal laws prohibiting closed market swindles a.k.a. pyramid scams. Thus, the 'Amway' Lord Haw Haw has painted himself into a corner where he has been obliged to accept that decades of 'Amway Business Owner Contracts' were lies.
In other words, Steadson has just inadvertently broadcast to the world that the bosses of the 'Amway' mob have been committing crime for 50 years, because lying to people in order to take their money is fraud which is a form of theft.
The 'Amway' Lord Haw Haw will, of course, now compound his offence by totally denying what he has said whilst accusing me of 'ranting, twisting his words and denying reality.'
David Brear

Amway fraud, one of the biggest scandals

I observe that your naive young friend, Trivedi, now wants to know from where in the world comes the conclusion that 'Amway' has insufficient external revenue to pay the majority of its contributing participants (a profit)? Although the poor boy still feels obliged to refer to the victims of the 'Amway' scam as 'IBOs (Independent Business Owners )' -, a reality-inverting term invented by skilled racketeers to hide their crime. (Remember, in 1920s Chicago the 'Mobs' referred to their protection rackets as 'Selling Insurance' and their victims as 'Policy Holders' )
Trivedi, not even 'Amway's' own lawyers dispute the simple fact that, for more than 50 years, there have been virtually no 'Amway' products retailed to persons who are not agents of 'Amway.' In order to maintain this situation, production distribution and exchange in the 'Amway' economic system has been centrally-controlled from Ada Michigan. This (effectively) hermetic system has had no real source of external revenue whatsoever and has been, therefore, completely unviable and illegal. Given half a century of damning evidence, coupled with the capacity to use one's critical and evaluative faculties, no other conclusion can be drawn. Tellingly, all the decades of impressive 'sales figures' issued by the 'Amway' Ministry of Truth, deliberately never made any distinction between economically-incestuous internal sales to the organization's own agents and economically-healthy external retail sales to non-agents. However, in the 1970s, US Federal Trade Commission economists finally established (after years of scratching their heads) that 70% is the necessary minimum level of genuine retail sales to non-agents which any direct selling scheme must consistently maintain, in order for it to be viable and legal. 'Amway' had long-since been investigated by FTC agents who found that the percentage of genuine 'Amway' retail sales to non-adherents in the USA hadn't even achieved double figures. In order to avoid immediate closure and criminal investigation, and prosecution under federal anti-pyramid schemes legislation, the 'Amway' bosses simply pretended affinity with US federal agents. In 1979, they put up their hands in court and drafted a 'rule' which appeared to make it (henceforth) mandatory for all American 'Amway' agents to retail 70% of there own purchases in order for them to receive commission payments from 'Amway,' but, laughably, this rule has never been enforced. The FTC has recently turned a blind eye to 'Amway' and to other copy-cat frauds, because huge amounts of stolen 'MLM' cash have found their way into the coffers of the Republican party.
Trivedi, an unviable closed-market can be reduced to the following simple explanation which even the average 10 year old child can understand, but apparently you still don't want to accept:
If 10 people each put 10 coins on a table, no matter how you divide up the resulting 100 coins there is no way (unless you are a superhuman who can suspend the laws of physics and who can create more coins miraculously), that a majority of the contributors can receive more coins than they started with.
The whole of the fiercely-complex, so-called 'Amway Compensation Plan' (in which contributing participants of the closed 'Amway' market are offered escalating payments depending on how many more contributing participants they recruit) is just mathematical hocus-pocus designed to shut down the critical and evaluative faculties of 'Amway' victims and casual observers. What the bosses of the 'Amway' mob have got away with for more than 50 years is essentially what Bernie Madoff got away with for two decades. They have peddled infinite shares in their victims' own finite money. Madoff called his closed-market victims, 'Investors', the 'Amway' bosses call them 'IBOs'. Unlike the Madoff scam, the 'Amway' scam has never collapsed, because more and more people have continued to be churned through it and because the accurate deconstructed explanation has remained beyond the understanding of the both victims and law enforcement agents.
The 'Amway' fraud remains (potentially) one of the biggest scandals in American history. Fortunately, there are far too many people now around the world who understand exactly how it works, for it to remain hidden for much longer.
So far Trivedi, your little role in all of this is nothing to be proud of.
David Brear

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Amway has insufficient external revenue to pay majority of IBOs

The recent deluge of scripted protestations raining upon your Blog from the 'Amway' Ministry of Truth, via the castrated mind of young Trivedi, is yet more damning evidence of how effective cultic groups are at exploiting individuals by ritualizing their means of thought. When this wide-eyed fellow fell for the 'Amway' myth, he obviously didn't have the beginings of a clue as to what the essential identifying characteristic of a mathematically impossible (and, therefore, illegal) money circulation scheme is. However, this is nothing to be ashamed of, because very few people do.
That said, young Trivedi appears to be a classic mark for the 'Amway' racketeers, in that his own ego will now not allow him to admit that he was just another greedy little twit (without two rupees to scratch his backside) who was easily seduced by 'Amway's' reality-inverting, pretty words and images constantly depicting a future, secure, Utopian existence where no one works, but every happy couple wears his and hers Rolex watches, drives his and hers luxury cars and lazes beside the pool in their spotless mansions.
All Trivedi has to do to glimpse the ugly reality lurking behind this puerile comic-book fantasy, is just go and look on e-bay (in the UK, USA, Australia, etc.) where he will see thousands of (untouched) banal 'Amway' products being offered at prices which are a fraction of those being gathered by the billionaire bosses of the 'Amway' mob. This effectively unsaleable wampum is constantly being unloaded on e-bay by twits like Trivedi who once fell for the 'Amway' myth and who were deceived into buying grossly-overpriced products and attempting to recruit their friends and relations to do the same, ad infinitum, in the false belief that this 'Proven Plan of Duplication' would lead to 'Total Financial Freedom.'
Participants in the illegal 'Amway' money circulation scheme might as well have been given boxes of fresh-air in return for their payments.
This brings us back to the simple fact that, for more than 50 years, virtually no 'Amway' products have been retailed by 'Amway' adherents to non-'Amway' adherents. Thus, the only real money entering the parallel 'Amway' economy has come from 'Amway's' own non-salaried commission agents. No matter how this finite quantity of money has been divided up by the all-powerful bosses of the 'Amway' mob, the majority of 'Amway's' powerless participants have not received a profit, because it was a mathematical impossibility for them to do so.
Notice Trivedi, not even 'Amway's' lawyers attempt to dispute this.
The essential identifying characteristic of an illegal money circulation scheme is that it has insufficient external revenue to pay the majority of its contributing participants a profit.
David Brear

Monday, 14 December 2009

Forever Living Products business model a la Amway

Recently, there was an invitation from Forever Living Products business meeting. The speakers at the meeting said that it was a good business opportunity. They also said that anybody could become a member by paying Rs. 10 and get an identification number. Then they could purchase products from the company at a discount and sell the same to make good profit. The key point here is all the products are exorbitantly priced. The toothpaste alone costs Rs. 220. Who would buy a toothpaste at such a price. Other products also are equally highly priced. The members are offered a huge discount of 45 per cent. The members are free to enrol members and there is no compulsion. If they enrol they get commission on their business too. Here comes the money circulation scheme. More members they enrolled they get more commission on their business also. They get discount of 45 per cent and depending upon the number of members they get commission of varied percentage. Now what is the original cost of products and how much the company is making on the maxim retail price of the products. If this is not money circulation scheme what else.

What is the relationship between Ram and Sita?

After reading thoroughly Ramayana, the great Indian epic, one nitwit finally asked what is the relationship between Rama and Sita. Trivedi just now asked after arguing in this blog several weeks, what is money circulation scheme. He could have gone to older blogs to read what is money circulation scheme and which enactment covers it and what is the punishment.
This type of nitwits are found through out world. That is why this type of fradulent companies have been hoodwinking people and lining their pockets for several decades. If one company is closed, several other crooks raise their ugly heads to cheat the gullible. That is why I make it a point to bring awareness among people not to fall prey to these monsters who are out to steal your hard-earned money.
But greedy people who want to become rich overnight never hesitate to cheat their own friends and relatives in the name of 'proven business opportunity'.

Amway's business model is money circulation scheme

In respect of 'Amway,' the term 'Direct Selling' is a ritualized inversion of quantifiable reality. Core-'Amway' adherents, such as your naive young friend , Trivedi, are constantly told that they are involved in the 'Direct Selling Industry'. They are also constantly told that they are 'IBOs' ( 'Independent Business Owners.' ) Self-evidently, all this thought-stopping 'commercial' jargon has been maliciously introduced to control the reality of 'Amway' adherents and that of casual observers. Trivedi has apparently swallowed so much of this hypnotic drive that he is now unable to think, or communicate, using accurate deconstructed terms. Indeed, it would be a very interesting excercise for Trivedi to sit down and attempt to explain on paper exactly what he believes he is involved in, but without using any of his habitual '100% Positive Amway' terminology.
Unfortunately, Trivedi is currently unable to face the fact that 'Amway' core-adherents are the de facto slaves of billionaire American racketeers. They are unpaid proselytizers for an economic pseudo-science, commonly referred to as 'MLM' ('Multilevel Marketing'), but which is actually a camouflaged closed-market swindle or money circulation scheme. The evidence for this, which is staring Trivedi in the face, are his own 'Amway' accounts.
In the adult world of quantifiable reality, for more than 50 years, virtually no products have ever been retailed by 'Amway' adherents to non-'Amway' adherents, and no one (not even 'Amway's' aggressive echelon of attorneys) can refute this simple fact. No matter how you divide up the money in any closed system of economic exchange, it is an absolute impossibility for the majority of its contributing participants to receive a profit. Anyone claiming the contrary is a liar, and lying to people in order to take their money is fraud which is a form of theft.
David Brear

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Amway apologists conveniently skip many a question

Amway apologists conveniently skip the aspect of the question that from whose pocket the Amway pays for the foreign jaunts of the IBOs. The IBOs get only peanuts and sizable amount is pocketed by Amway worldwide. A small part of the money pocketed by the Amway is spent for foreign jaunts of the IBOs.
People who lost money in the scam of Amway never prefer to file a criminal complaint because they are introduced by their kith and kin. They think that they have already lost money why lose relationship too. But the crucial point is that they never trust the person who introduced them into the 'proven business opportunity'. That is why it is all the more dangerous and damaging to the social fabric of the civil society. That does not mean the crime had never taken place.
Amway apologists also conveniently skip the question why the Consumers Forum of Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh slapped a fine of Rs. 1 lakh on the basis of Andhra Pradesh State Food Laboratory Report. Instead, they simply attempt to discredit the lab report. But people know well about the tactics of these crooks.
My dear fellow humans all over world! Throw these crooks out from your respective countries.

Friday, 11 December 2009

Intellectually castrated Amway apolgoists

The arrogance of your little band of resident 'Amway' apologists is again self-evident. They remain convinced that I am addressing them directly when, quite obviously, I am addressing all my comments to you and to your free-thinking readers.
Typically, when these unquestioning 'Amway' adherents can't follow what I am saying, because they have been intellectually castrated by a totalitarian cult, they systematically retreat into their group-delusion of absolute moral and intellectual supremacy. They have been conditioned never to consider that there might be something radically wrong with their ego-building, controlled model of reality.
Indeed, the puerile and abusive comments of Mr. 'Tex' Johnson put me in mind of members of the 'Ku Klux Klan' from the 1920s, or proponents of the Apartheid regime in S. Africa. In both these cases, a fictitious scenario of absolute moral and intellectual authority was used by wicked imbeciles to justify criminal activity.
David Brear

Thursday, 10 December 2009

One need not wait till the end of trial to say Amway's business model is illegal

Young people, these days, are very anxious to become rich as early as possible to enjoy life while they are still young. It could be understood. To achieve that goal, they could choose a lawful business or study hard to become a professional. Those who can't do these both naturally become anti-social elements. That is what happened with these Amway apologists.
Youngman Trivedi raised a point. He said, "besides this ur point against amway regarding money circulation scheme its like considering court giving final verdict regarding murder and accusing of murder both as same."
It is true no one is guilty unless it is proved otherwise in the court of law.
Addressing this aspect, the Andhra Pradesh High Court refused to agree to it. Just read the following.
"Sri B Adinarayana (Counsel for Amway India) contended that even assuming that the police are satisfied that the petitioners (Amway India) are indulging in money circulation scheme, they cannot interfere with the business of the petitioner till the criminal court after a full fledged trial holds the petitioners guilty of the offence alleged against them. We have carefully considered this submission of the learned counsel. It is a well settled principle of criminal jurisprudence that no person shall presumed to be guilty until his guilt is proved, but we are unable to accept the broad submissions of the learned counsel for the petitioners (Amway India) that till the conclusion of the criminal case the police have no power to interfere with the business activities of the petitioners. Section 7 of Act (Prize Chits & Money Circulation Schemes (Banning) Act, 1978) empowers the police officer not below the rank of an officer in charge of a police station to that effect."
So the Amway India's business model is a money circulation scheme and is illegal.

Amway adherents use thought-stopping ritual jargon

It is even more fascinating to observe how the 'Amway' Lord Haw Haw , Mr. Steadson, and his heel-clicking little band of reality-denying chums, are disturbed when faced with the use of accurate deconstructed language to reveal the 'Amway' fraud. After all, they seem to spend the majority of their time trying to keep it occulted behind a wall of thought-stopping ritual jargon. Steadson is now arrogantly flapping on his perch attempting to give us orders about which words we can, and cannot, use. His latest devious tactic is to pretend that what we are saying is completely unintelligible to everyone, but this presupposes that we are unaware of what he is trying to do. To anyone with fully-functioning critical and evaluative faculties, it is perfectly clear what we are saying. However, to anyone whose mind has been castrated by the 'Amway' mob, then what we are asking them to think, is unthinkable, because thinking is not allowed in 'Amway.'
All totalitarian movements control their subjects behaviour by ritualizing their means of thought (i.e. their words and images). Self-evidently, the 'Amway' mob have their own parallel jargon and imagery which is constantly repeated in their propaganda. The ritualization of language has long been recognised as a means of short-circuiting an individual's capacity to think. The made-up word, 'Amway' (short for 'American way'), is itself a perfect example of thought-stopping ritual jargon, but then, so is the technical-sounding term, 'Multilevel Marketing.'
The leaders of pernicious cults like 'Amway' and 'Scientology' seek to control all information entering not only their adherents’ minds, but also that entering the minds of casual observers. This is achieved by constantly denigrating all external sources of information whilst constantly repeating the group’s reality-inverting key words and images, and/ or by the physical isolation of adherents. Cults leaders systematically categorize, condemn and exclude as unenlightened, negative, impure, absolutely evil, etc. all free-thinking individuals and any quantifiable evidence challenging the authenticity of their imaginary scenarios of control. In this way, the minds of cult adherents can become converted to accept only what their leadership arbitrarily sanctions as enlightened, positive, pure, absolutely righteous, etc. Consequently, adherents habitually communicate amongst themselves using their group’s thought-stopping ritual jargon, and they find it difficult, if not impossible, to communicate with negative persons outside of their group whom they falsely believe to be a suppressive threat to redemption in whatever mythical future Utopian existence their leaders peddle.
David Brear

IBOFB is contemptible liar and criminal too

Fascinating how 'Amway's' Internet Lord Haw Haw, Mr. Steadson, is now desperately squirming and squawking as he shifts his ground.
First of all, the poor boy pretended that the 'Amway' myth (that 'anyone can achieve Total Financial Freedom in 2-5 years by exactly duplicating a Proven Plan of recruitment and self-consumption') is itself a myth invented by 'Amway' critics. He then accepted that it has been peddled within 'Amway' , but he claimed that it has nothing whatsoever to do with the 'Amway' organization. Finally, Steadson pretended that the 2-5 year Plan has been rarely peddled within 'Amway' and not by anyone employed by 'Amway' or with the approval of the organization.
In the adult world of quantifiable reality, the internet is alive with the damning evidence that all 'Amway' core-adherents have been obliged to pay through the nose for the dubious privilege of being indoctrinated to duplicate an economically-suicidal, and illegal, 2-5 year plan of recruitment and self-consumption. The deluded Indian fellow, Laddu Gurugabelli, with a pathetic (apparently Independent) Website propagating the scripted 'Amway' myth, is a perfect example. The predictable claims that the bosses of the 'Amway' mob have neither profited massively from this illegal activity nor have they been aware of its general presence with 'Amway', are demonstrable lies which are part of a pattern of their own racketeering activity.
Self-evidently, Mr. Steadson is a contemptible liar and criminal who is the de facto agent of contemptible liars and criminals. Again, each time Mr. Steadson squawks from the 'Amway' script, he is merely pushing himself and his de facto masters closer to a prison cell.
David Brear

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Realilty-denying Amway apologists

Again, your resident, intellectually-castrated 'Amway' apologists continue to deny reality in their own particular styles. In defense of their group-related alter egos, they systematically insist that all the quantifiable evidence that 'Amway is a fraud and a cult, is itself a lie' and that 'anyone criticizing 'Amway' is a stupid, isolated person who cannot know what he/she is talking about.'
Since the instigation of the 'Amway' mob more than 50 years ago, tens of millions of individuals around the globe have been churned through a premeditated closed-market swindle promoted as a 'Business Opportunity.' A significant minority of these individuals have fallen victim to secondary, advanced fee fraud. Core-'Amway' adherents have undergone a nightmarish personality transformation and recklessly dissipated all their mental, physical and financial resources to the benefit of the bosses of the 'Amway' mob whom they continue to trust and follow no matter what suffering this entailed.
Your free-thinking readers will have observed that the intensely annoying narcissistic characteristics which unite 'Amway' core-adherents are self-evident. Indeed, they are the same as those which unite core-'Scientologists' (or any other totalistic believers for that matter):
- grandiose sense of their own and their group's importance.
- preoccupation with fantasies of their own and their group's unlimited success, power, etc.
- the belief that what they and their group offers is special and unique, and can only be understood by other special people like themselves.
- excessive admiration of their group and the requirement that others admire it and them also.
- total lack of empathy with non-group members.
- belief that outsiders are envious of them and their group.
- arrogant disposition.
- strong sense of their own and their group's entitlement.
- belief that it is perfectly justifiable for them and their group to take advantage of others to achieve their own ends.
The abundant evidence that 'Amway' apologists exhibit all these narcissistic characteristics is contained in the remorseless, inarticulate comments which they continue to post on the Net. Tellingly, when faced with this incontrovertible analysis, the classic reaction of cultists is to project their own narcissistic characteristics on to those who are making the analysis.
David Brear

IBOFB is caught lying once again

The masked 'Amway' Lord Haw Haw (Mr. 'IBOFB' Steadson) is once again caught lying through his teeth on your Blog on behalf of the bosses of the 'Amway' mob. This is hardly surprising since Steadson's Internet propaganda is part of a pattern of racketeering activity. He is the de facto agent of an organized crime group who promotes and shields fraud and who habitually obstructs justice.
Just 10 seconds google searching for 'Amway 2-5 years' and I came up with an Indian 'Amway' core-adherent running his own Website
This deeply-deluded individual can be contacted at:
telephone 970 300 5423
The following is a direct quotation taken from his crack-pot Website: 'It require 2-5 years hard work, and then you can become financially free.'
Now where do you suppose this typical, Indian 'Amway' core- adherent got that idea from ?
David Brear

Amway apologists claim there would be business without purchasing products

It is really wonderful and hilarious to learn there would be business without purchasing products. This is enough to assess the mental capability of these Amway apologists. The rider is if the members do not purchase products they are not entitled to claim commission. Is it not compulsion? The affidavit filed by Amway India in the Andhra Pradesh High Court claimed that the members must purchase products worth Rs. 2000 every month otherwise they are not entitled for commission.
Basing on the State Food Laboratory report, the Krishna District Consumer Forum imposed Rs one lakh fine on Amway India. Is it not enough quantifiable evidence to show the inferior quality of products?
Anyway the nitwit apologist did not say how much amount his mother is earning every month after so long in the 'Proven Business Opportunity' of Amway.
It is true no one is guilty unless it is proved otherwise in the court of law. Addressing this aspect, kindly see what the Andhra Pradesh High Court stated in this connection.
"Sri B Adinarayana (Counsel for Amway India) contended that even assuming that the police are satisfied that the petitioners (Amway India) are indulging in money circulation scheme, they cannot interfere with the business of the petitioner till the criminal court after a full fledged trial holds the petitioners guilty of the offence alleged against them. We have carefully considered this submission of the learned counsel. It is a well settled principle of criminal jurisprudence that no person shall presumed to be guilty until his guilt is proved, but we are unable to accept the broad submissions of the learned counsel for the petitioners (Amway India) that till the conclusion of the criminal case the police have no power to interfere with the business activities of the petitioners. Section 7 of Act (Prize Chits & Money Circulation Schemes (Banning) Act, 1978) empowers the police officer not below the rank of an officer in charge of a police station to that effect."
So the Amway India's business model is a money circulation scheme and is illegal.

Amway is not a proven business opportunity but cheating

Now let us have a look at Direct Selling. The Amway, the mother of all scams, claims that it is direct selling that is beneficial to the consumers. They claim that there is little or no advetisements for its products. It's another matter that now they are advertising heavily through elctronic and print media.
If a product is sold to the customers directly, the customer would sure reap benefits as it avoids a lot of intermediaries -- stockists, wholesale dealers, retail dealers. But in the case of Amway, it is different. Inspite of the claim, there are a large number of Intermediaries in the name of IBOs. Each one of them collect huge percentage of commission at each and every level. So, naturally the end-consumer ends in paying a hefty price for all the products. To cover its cheating of exorbitant price of its products, Amway claims that its products are of high quality which is a hoax. What the gullible people do not realise is that they are paying high price for the products and getting peanuts in the name of commission.
My dear fellow humans all over world! Listen carefully! These Amway apologists keep on boasting that this is a 'GOOD, PROVEN BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY'. But in fact, this is not. It is a closed market swindle and you end up buying products at an exorbitant price. It is not at all a good, proven business opportunity but outright cheating to empty your pockets and a crime under provisions of the Prize Chits & Money Circulation Schemes (Banning) Act, 1978.
Save your money, enjoy it with your family and if you have excess money there are lot of poor people who need help. Don't give away your hard-earned money to these crooks like Amway.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Amway's Proven Business Opportunity is a camouflaged closed-market swindle

As ever, what the bosses of the 'Amway' mob, and their bleating little flock of Internet propagandists, steadfastly pretend to be reality and what can be proved to have been occurring within their criminogenic organization (for more than 50 years), are two completely different things.
The 'Amway' Lord Haw Haw (Mr. Steadson) first indignantly squawks that, in 10 years, he's never personally encountered the 'Amway' myth of 'total financial freedom is 2-5 years' being propagated by 'Amway' itself. Although he is forced to accept that there has been at least one video of a naughty 'Amway Diamond' preaching the '2-5 year Plan' removed from Youtube, Steadson now steadfastly pretends that the existence of the 'Amway' myth is actually a myth invented by me. Amazingly, the 'Amway' Lord Haw Haw then goes on to claim that he knows persons who have achieved 'total financial freedom' in 'Amway', one in less than one year and another in two decades.
Just before writing this comment, I took a brief look and found 32, 200 (thirty two thousand two hundred) hits when I Google -Searched 'Amway 2-5 years'.
In the adult world of quantifiable reality, the bosses of the 'Amway' mob have used their so-called 'Proven Business Opportunity' (which is a camouflaged closed-market swindle) as the bait to attract vulnerable persons into an allied advanced fee fraud in which victims are peddled mythical places in a secure, future, Utopian existence. This puerile fiction only exists in the form of pretty words and images which are constantly fed to the 'Amway' faithful. In order to keep this minority of core-victims enslaved for as long as possible, they have been told by the even smaller minority who occupy the higher echelons of the 'Amway' paramilitary hierarchy (and who are schills) that, 'although some persons take less than one year and some decades, 2-5 years is the average amount of time it takes to achieve total financial freedom.' All 'Amway' whistle blowers testify that this is so.
At the beginning of the 'Dateline' NBC programme (which again exposed the 'Amway/Quixtar' fraud several years back), 15, 000 unquestioning and tearful 'Amway' adherents were filmed in an American convention hall being showered with fake dollars. Many had travelled, or queued, all night to attend and they were hovering between exhaustion and hysteria. An 'Amway Diamond' was filmed screaming his typical mantra to the receptive congregation:
'This is the Best Business Opportunity in the World, Period! Period!
This frightening event (which had generated several millions dollars) was a hybrid mixture of rock concert and 'Nazi' rally. Each one of the crowd had paid hundreds of dollars to attend what was only an orgy of deluded self-gratification. For, by 'Amway's' own figures, not one of these 15, 000 hopefuls will have made an overall profit out of 'Amway' and not one will be involved with the organization today.
David Brear

Monday, 7 December 2009

Amway's 'great business opportunity' is only cheating

Now let us have a look at the Business model of Amway, "The Great Business Opportunity".
If anybody gets enrolled as an Independent Business Owner IBO, his performance level is three per cent provided he sells products worth 100 PV. If he sponsors six people and if each of them sells products worth 100 PV, the sponsoror's performance level reaches six per cent. If each of these six people sponsor four people each, the performance level of first sponsoror reachers 12 per cent. Again these 24 distributors sponsor three people each the performance level of the first sponsor reaches 21 per cent. At this level his gross monthly income would be Rs. 56, 925.
It is another thing that there is no compulsion to sponsor people. Then there would be no business at all. Sponsoring should be done and each sponsored person should do 100 PVs, then only the first sponsor would get Rs. 56,925 per month and the annual earning would be 6,83, 100. So, if the first sponsor is doing only 100 PVs and all his downline members are doing 100 PVs, there would be enormous income for the first sponsoror. By the way, this is what is called 'mathematical impossibility'. Nobody could find so many people on earth.
This is what was pointed out by the Andhra Pradesh High Court. The first sponsor is earning income if the downline members are doing the business. That is why this is called easy and quick money.
If this is not pyramid structure, what else is?
This is extracted from the Amway India website only.

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Amway apologists incapable of facing ego-destroying reality

To persons, such as Trivedi, Scott ('Tex') Johnson , David ('IBOFB') Steadson, et al. 'Amway' is total reality. Yet, in the final analysis, 'Amway' (short for the 'American Way' ) can only be a puerile game of make-believe. All the quantifiable evidence ( as well as common sense), reveals to us that the 'Amway' myth of 'total financial freedom in 2-5 years' is no more real than the tale of one kindly old man with a white beard, Santa Claus, delivering presents to countless millions of obedient children around the world. However, young children's unconscious acceptance of 'Santa Claus' as total reality, stems from a fictitious scenario reflected as fact by the traditional culture in which they live. Up to a certain age, children are not equipped to challenge the model of reality offered to them by authoritarian figures in their family groups; particularly, their parents. Therefore, once children have been converted to a self-gratifying false belief in 'Santa,' the truth (that they are actually being deceived by the people whom they instinctively trust and follow) is unthinkable. The scenario can then be expanded to modify children's behaviour - 'Santa' has magical powers... he can see and hear everything they do at all times... he will reward them for unquestioning belief and punish them for dissent. Only when they attain the necessary level of intellectual / pyschological development, can children begin to use their critical and evaluative faculties and come to realize that 'Santa' is merely a game of make-believe. If you think about it, many of the basic procedures and conditions which have been used to establish the 'Amway' deception are only more-sophisticated versions of those which also propagate the benign 'Santa' deception. However, the instigators of 'Amway' were anything, but benign. In deed, many of their most-deluded adherents and convincing apologists turn out to be educated adults who have simply become incapable of facing the ego-destroying reality that they've been fooled by what is merely a game of make-believe.
Although core-adherents of the 'Amway' myth are demonstrably dissociated from external reality, they are always certain that they alone represent the 'truth' and they act accordingly. This is why Shyam, I keep saying that it a pointless waste of time trying to reason with these deluded people.
In effect, we are telling a group of wide-eyed children that they will receive no presents at Xmas, because 'Santa' is a lie and their parents are liars.
David Brear

Spineless, faceless, nameless Amway apologists come out in the open

It seems it has been the strategy of Amway apologists to simply deny whatever and whenever something is written against Amway. They simply, rather routinely, ask for what proof one has got for such statement. When I said Amway products are not that of great quality, immediately it was asked what was the proof, totally forgetting that necessary links were provided about the testing at the two laboratories.
The question of easy and quick money aspect of Rs. 56,500 claimed by Amway India website is just ignored. This is how these shameless apologists come to the rescue of Amway whenever it faced any critics. Instead of raising their bored voices here, they could contest the criminal case in the court of law and present their arguments to the Judges.
What is the point in trying to convince me when I have provided enough material about the judgements, et cet ra.
These spineless, nameless, faceless creatures should be thrown behind bars for supporting an illegal company. Probably that is their fear and that is why they are not coming out open.
A girl named Padma from Vijayawada told me that their monthly income is Rs. 68,000 but they live in a two-room asbestos-roofed house. Why don't they verify with their own members at Vijayawada.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Amway losers never file criminal cases because they are also part of cheating

I'm sure your free-thinking readers will be interested to read a particularly revealing testimony given by a formerly - unquestioning 'Amway' core-adherent.

"When people ask me is Amway a cult? this is what I tell them.
We ate Amway crap believing it would bring Success!
We drank Amway crap believing it would bring Success!
We washed with Amway crap believing it would bring Success!
We cooked with Amway crap believing it would bring Success!
We drove with Amway crap believing it would bring Success!
We brushed our teeth with Amway crap believing it would bring Success!
We dressed in Amway crap believing it would bring Success!
My wife put Amway crap on her face believing it would bring Success!
We fed our children Amway crap believing it would bring Success.
We fed the dog Amway crap believing it would bring Success!
We wiped our crap with Amway crap believing it would bring Success!
We talked Amway crap believing it would bring Success!
We never took a break from Amway believing it would bring Success!
We never counted our losses believing it would lead to Success!
We went to every Amway meeting and bought all the tapes and books believing it would bring Success!
We shut out everyone who criticized Amway believing it would lead to Success!
We only talked to people who had swallowed the same Amway crap believing it would bring Success!

Amway brainwashes you to keep smiling and believing that everything Amway offers is good and will make you a Winner and everything that is not Amway is bad and will keep you a Loser. It's only when you get clear of Amway that you realize that your life in Amway was crap and that Amway is for Losers!

Thats why Amway is a cult "!!!

I think that this angry fellow just about covers everything, but, interestingly, he's never filed a criminal complaint, and, what's more, he doesn't intend to, because he also realizes that he tried to cheat his friends and relatives.
David Brear

Friday, 4 December 2009

Amway's business model is cheating, only cheating, nothing but cheating

Amway apologists conveniently skip many questions. When the point of money circulation scheme is raised, they talk about quality of Amway products. When it is pointed out that the Central Food Laboratory and Andhra Pradesh State Food Laboratory have already conclusively proved that the quality of Amway products is not great as exaggerated by the Amway, they brag about other things.
The major question and the only question is money circulation schemes. From which pocket the Amway is paying its IBOs the sizable amounts of commission. Its website clearly states that an IBO who enrols 102 members under his downline would earn a monthly income of Rs. 56, 500. How do they earn so much money? Don't ask. Simply become a member and find 102 sheep (bakara) to join. Bingo you are going to be a millionaire soon.
People with less intelligence and lots of greed believe these words and become members of Amway. This monster is eating away the vitals of economies of many countries and still there are no criminal complaints. The criminal cases pending against them take several years to reach a logical conclusion. Meanwhile, companies like Amway, Herbalife, Forever Living Products, Tupperware, Hindustan Uniliver Network and others continue to exploit the gullible people of many countries.
My dear fellow humans all over world throw these crooks out of your respective countries. Tell everyone you come across that the business model of these companies is nothing but cheating.

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Amway apologists follow Scientology-style 'Positive' script

With kind the permission of its author, the following extract is taken from a confidential letter I received earlier this year. At that time, I was contacted directly by some former cult adherents in the USA. One had lost a large amount of money in a counterfeit '$600 millions Investment Scheme' (ostensibly) run by Reed Slatkin (out of California), a 'Minister' in the 'Church of Scientology.' Slatkin (the eqivalent of an 'Amway Diamond') was sent to prison, but the evidence proved that he had passed at least $150 millions to a small group of preferred persons who were all fellow, core-'Scientologists.' Indeed, one of them was 'Scientology's' own tax-attorney. However, Slatkin arbitrarily defined this money as 'investment profits.' These initial beneficiaries had then passed bundles of stolen cash to various 'Scientology' associations by arbitrarily defining it as 'donations'. Obviously, the leadership of 'Scientology' insisted that they were completely unaware that any of this money was stolen, and they 'excommunicated' Slatkin ( formerly a 'Scientology' poster boy) as a liar and a thief.
This was after he confessed in court that his actions had been controlled by his own leaders in 'Scientology.' My correspondents (one of whom was part of a lawsuit seeking multi-million dollar compensation from 'Scientology') were interested in how the mystifying labyrinths of (apparently independent) corporate structures, which comprise 'Amway' and 'Scientology,' continue to isolate the wealthy bosses of these (essentially) identical cultic frauds from criminal liability.
"Read your posts on Quixtarisacult.... Wow! You guys really hit straight and hard. You see it clearly, the same twisted strategies in Quixtar and Scientology parting the faithful from their money with addictive lies then personal information to load them with guilt and shame, but did you know that Scientologists are told to get into Quixtar? Was approached five or six times myself by friends wanting to help me. They really thought Hubbard's technology and Scientology's 8 million global reach would guarantee rapid MLM network growth. Positive thinking, disconnecting from negative friends and family, controlling prospective recruits with the positive words and body language, helping others to better themselves, all makes perfect sense to a convinced Scientologist - it's so familiar - Hubbard might have invented it."
Laughably, Shyam, your resident 'Amway' apologists will follow their 'Scientology'-style 'Positive' script, and systematically (and illogically) deny that any of this is true.
David Brear

The key point is illegal money circulation scheme

Corporate Frauds Watch is open for comments. Anybody can make comments and it is published without any changes. That does not mean, these Amway apologists could dictate terms.
One silly follow asks not to write on something and in another moment advises what should be the name of the blog. What these Amway adherents are actually doing is illegal business i.e. selling products at an exorbitant price and sharing the booty in the name of multilevel marketing. What these people do not realise is that a sizable amount out of the purchases made by them is going to the Amway top brass and these people are receiving only peanuts. No problem if they are happy with the peanuts. But they are inducing others also to join the scheme and making them also paupers. That is objectionable.
The main question here is the money circulation scheme. How much amount from the price of product is going to the Amway and how much is going to the downline members. If this calculation is revealed, the thieves could be caught. But this is the closely guarded secret of Amway which would never reveal it.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

All Amway adherents brag like that only

One has to laugh at the outrageous claims made by deluded 'Amway' core-adherents. However, as you know, in the end it's not funny. The poor Indian woman whom you have encountered and who was living in a shack, but behaving as though she would soon become a millionaire, doesn't surprise me in the least.
Perhaps the most bizarre 'Amway' adherent I have personally encountered was a former 'Emerald Distributor.' He had been continually presented (along with his wife) in reality-inverting 'Amway' propaganda in the UK as a shining example of 'MLM Prosperity, Freedom and Happiness.' Typically, once all his related 'Amway' expenses were deducted, he had never even managed to make his living out of 'Amway.' He apparently financed his financially-suicidal activity by borrowing. It took him almost 9 years to escape. However, despite the fact that this former 'Successful Emerald' now accepted that 'Amway' was a fraud, he tried to convince me that he had recently discovered a 'fool-proof investment strategy' to make millions out of 'financial derivatives.'
He wanted to know if I had any spare capital I wanted to invest, or if I knew wealthy people who might be interested? This was about 12 months before the Bernie Madoff scandal hit the headlines. Typically, when I challenged his latest narcissistic delusion, the former 'Emerald' resorted to 'Amway' tactics and he posed as an innocent victim. He told me that I would always be poor, because I had a 'problem with my personality.' He accused me of being a 'negative person' who wouldn't listen to what 'positive people' had to say.
Sadly, there have been many similar examples of 'Amway' victims who have lost everything in pursuit of 'Total Financial Freedom' and who have then clung to equally crazy beliefs. Indeed, it is quite common for vulnerable former adherents of cults to fall into the clutches of other charlatans bearing gifts. This perhaps explains why so many 'Scientologists' have become involved with 'Amway' and vice versa.
David Brear

Masked Man's ignorance is astounding

You will have observed that the 'Amway' Lord Haw Haw, Mr. Steadson, has managed to raise another feeble squawk. This time, his ignorance of the object of his unquestioning affection, 'Amway,' is astounding. He pretends that I can't know what I'm talking about, because the first 'Amway' product was called 'LOC (Liquid Organic Cleaner)' and was not a soap powder.
Unfortunately, for your resident masked 'Amway' propagandist, the first product peddled by Messrs. DeVos and Van Andel (using their 'Ja-Ri Corporation' and 'American Way Association' ) was originally called 'Frisk', which they later rebranded and described as an 'Exclusive Concentrated Biodegradeable Liquid Detergent'. However, at this time 'Frisk' was manufactured by the (failing) Eckle Company of Detroit Michigan. 'Frisk' was, in fact, sold by Eckle in a variety of forms including a liquid cleaner and a soap powder. In November 1959, DeVos and Van Andel bought the Eckle Company (using the 'Ja-Ri Corp.') and moved its manufacturing equipment across Michigan to the town of Ada where they rebranded it 'The Amway Manufacturing Company'. De Vos and Van Andel then dropped all varieties of 'Frisk' except the liquid cleaner which they rebranded, 'LOC'. They began to introduce a whole host of mystifying pseudo-scientific complexities around what was once a very average, simple and reasonably-priced formula, as the false justification for exorbitant price rises. Soon, 'LOC's' new presentation in 'Concentrated' form rendered exact price comparisons with traditional products almost impossible to make without complex calculations. This set the style for many of 'Amway's' (effectively) unsaleable products.
Some of the pseudo-scientific claims which De Vos and Van Andel's first followers were trained to make about 'LOC' were as ridiculous as those which the followers of Carl F. Rehnborg had been trained to make about 'Nutrilite XX.' In keeping with this absurd tradition, according to Steadson, in producing 'LOC,' DeVos and Van Andel were motivated by the altruistic desire to save the planet. How all this 'early green altruism' ties in with their perpetrating the largest tax fraud in Canadian history (estimated to have cost Canadian citizens more than C$100 millions in total), the 'Amway' Lord Haw Haw does not attempt to explain.
David Brear

Amway products overpriced? OK. But IBOs earn wads of money

Amway apologists always claim that Amway products are of high quality. They know well that all these products, whether it is Nutrilite or other 100 and odd products, are sold at an exorbitant price. Still, they support the Amway India because it is offering 'total financial freedom in 2-5 years'. They are confident that they are going to enrol more members and become rich soon.
These people never disclose what exactly their income is even after several years. For instance, Trivedi did not disclose what is the income of his mother who has been into the Amway India's 'good business opportunity' for the last several years. To be precise, Trivedi also did not disclose how much he is earning and how much he is investing every month for purchasing products. If he discloses we can know how much he is losing every month and how long he will stay put.
That is the case with a sizable number of Amway IBOs. Moreover, they stoop to any level to enrol new members and to sell the overpriced products to them. A woman who approached me said that their monthly earnings crossed Rs. 68,000. But funnily, they live in a two-room shanty with all that money in hand.
That woman also told me that she is going on holiday to Caribbean Islands next summer. She is confident that she is going to enrol enough members to earn that holiday. Now these apologists deny that Amway organises holidays to their members who enrolled a large number of members.

Monday, 30 November 2009

Amway bosses paid millions to keep Amway myth alive

Judging by his latest '100% Positive' squawk from the 'Amway' script, your young friend, Trivedi, has sunk back into the same old ego-protecting delusion.
The poor fellow has cut and posted pretty propaganda from the 'Amway' Ministry of Truth which, ignoring all the ugly background detail, simply insists that the US Federal Trade Commission found 'Amway's' scheme to be perfectly legal back in 1979. However, prior to the FTC ruling to which young Trivedi refers, federal agents and lawyers had taken the extraordinary step of investigating 'Amway' for almost a decade. In fact, US government agencies had been monitoring and prosecuting the dubious activities of so-called 'MLM' companies since the late 1940s. This was a result of complaints being filed concerning exorbitantly priced, but (effectively) valueless, pseudo-scientific pills and potions which were then being illegally peddled by these companies as 'universal cures for all ailments, including cancer and the common cold. ' In brief, 'MLM' companies were merely the updated version of snake-oil selling.
When, in the late 1950s, the original 'MLM' company 'Nutrilite Products Inc.' was facing closure under criminal misbranding of medicines law rather than anti-pyramid scams legislation, two of the 'Nutrilite' schills, Richard De Vos and Jay Van Andel, created 'Amway' and started peddling exorbitantly priced, but (effectively) valueless, pseudo-scientific washing powder. This dodge prevented prosecution, because household products did not fall under the scope of the Federal Drug Administration.
When, after receiving complaints, FTC economists and lawyers finally started to look closely at 'Amway' as a form of heavily camouflaged pyramid scam or money circulation scheme, they deduced that the 'Amway' scheme was mathematically impossible, because it had virtually no external customers due to the quality and price of the products. After 10 years of investigations and hearings, 'Amway' was found guilty of price-fixing, but the company avoided closure by making a stack of empty promises to the US federal authorities. 'Distributor Rules' were introduced at this time to make it appear that a majority of authentic retail sales would have to be conducted by 'Amway' commission agents before they could receive any commission. However, these rules have never been enforced. Tellingly, it was at this time, when they were facing closure, that the 'Amway' bosses were obliged to move their criminal activities outside of the USA. They first set up their organization in Canada, where, a few years later Richard DeVos and Jay Van Andel were charged with perpetrating the largest tax fraud in Canadian history. Facing extradition and lengthy prison sentences, they made an agreement with the Canadian courts in which the 'Amway' company in Canada was (alone) found guilty of tax fraud and forced to pay enormous fines. However, the money to pay these fines was supplied by De Vos and Van Andel themselves.
In other words, the 'Amway' bosses have a history of paying out millions of their stolen dollars to keep themselves out of prison and the 'Amway' myth alive.
David Brear