A wise friend of mine has suggested that Corporate Frauds Watch should adopt the famous, classical proverb, 'Fama, malum qua non aliud velocius alium,' as our motto. This translates as:
'No other evil travels faster than a rumour,'
and roughly corresponds to the well-known proverb:
'A lie will go round the world while the truth is pulling its boots on.'
Many of our new readers should be aware that Corporate Frauds Watch has been helping the truth to pull its boots on by warning ill-informed people, particularly in the Republic of India, about the dangers of all-manner of frauds hidden behind counterfeit corporate structures. Currently, a plague of effectively-unregulated money circulation schemes or closed-market swindles (and related advance fee frauds) dissimulated as 'lawful MLM business opportunities' has been allowed to infect the minds of millions of people in the world's largest democracy, and the problem is getting steadily worse. One Trojan Horse corporate structure known as 'Amway India Enterprises' currently claims 450 000 adherents in India and is probably churning around quarter of a million people annually. This is despite the fact that it has been clearly identified by senior Indian Judges as being in breach of Indian legislation banning all money circulation schemes based on the specious theory of endless-chain recruitment (no matter how cleverly these frauds might be camouflaged). In order to establish their pernicious 'MLM' racket in India, agents of its US-based billionaire bosses persuaded wide-eyed, and/or corrupt, Indian government officials to accept the lies that their proposed 'direct selling' company would recruit non-salaried commission agents who would respect the law and retail products and services to the Indian public for a profit and that various 'Amway' companies have been operating lawfully all over the world for decades. When, as a result of complaints, well-informed and honest Indian police officers began to investigate 'Amway India Enterprises' (closing its offices in Andhra Pradesh and making several arrests), attorneys filed a malicious reality-inverting writ against the Indian police on the grounds that 'Amway's 50 year old business plan' has been approved by well-informed Indian government officials and, consequently, the ill-informed Indian police had no right to interfere. Laughably, it was this attempt to pose as the innocent victim under attack which led to the counterfeit company's clandestine criminal purpose being
identified by senior Indian Judges.
Recently, Corporate Frauds Watch has been receiving a string of perplexing, and dangerous, comments from an American reader, Kasey Chang, who runs a Blog challenging the authenticity of just one closed-market swindle (and related advance fee fraud) dissimulated as a 'lawful MLM business opportunity' known as 'TVI Express'. This unoriginal cultic fraud is apparently controlled by an Indian, Tarun Trikha. Corporate Frauds Watch made the mistake of assuming that, due to his insightful analysis of the 'TVI Express' lie, Mr. Chang must also be an authority on the'MLM' lie in general. However, we quickly discovered that, far from comprehending the true nature and scale of this global, criminogenic phenomenon, Mr. Chang is just another wide-eyed observer who cannot see that a lie is a much harder matter to fight when it is in part a truth, or that anyone who looks at an illusion with misplaced objectivity, effectively becomes part of that illusion. On another of his Blogs, Mr. Chang made suggestion that our wider-analysis of 'MLM,' is little more than a 'conspiracy' theory. This immediately attracted the attention of the unmasked 'Amway' Lord Haw Haw, Mr. 'IBOFB' Steadson, who made the typically-outrageous, false and defamatory statement that I am a 'certifiable loon' and that you, Shyam, are a member of my 'little anti-Amway cult.'
In one particularly misleading and dangerous comment posted on Corporate Frauds Watch, Mr. Chang said:
'Frankly, I have NO position on Amway. It has been operating legally in the US (and elsewhere) for DECADES. What Amway does in INDIA, frankly, is none of my business. I have not studied Amway in any way, shape, or form, except peripherally as part of studying up on TVI Express, and how TVI Express scam CANNOT be multi-level marketing. As Amway basically defined what is legal MLM in the US, I know it "somewhat", nowhere well enough to defend against Mr. Brear's tirade that essentially said "you're either with us (i.e. against Amway) or against us" '
In some recent posts, we have clearly explained that, in 1979, the bosses of 'Amway' were discovered to have been breaking the law in the USA during three decades (generating millions of dollars of illegal profits), but that they were given a free-hand to expand their criminal enterprise (and to generate billions of dollars of illegal profits all over the globe) when a US federal Judge naïvely accepted 'Amway's' attorney's and employees' empty promise that, henceforth, the company would respect the law and regulate its own, previously unlawful, enterprise.
Similarly, in 2008 and 2009, the UK High Court and Appeal Court judged 'Amway UK Ltd.' to have been operating illegally in the UK for 34 years, but they allowed the company to remain registered in the UK without penalty or independent surveillance, when its attorneys and employees promised that, henceforth, the company would respect the law and regulate its own, previously unlawful, enterprise. However, the USA and the UK are not the only countries where the 'Amway' bosses have been caught red-handed, but have escaped prosecution by following these effective tactics.
In reality, these tactics are part of an overall pattern of ongoing, major racketeering activity (as defined by the US federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, 1970).
David Brear (copyright 2011)