I have been sent a list of questions recently posed (to an interested third-party) by some UK politicians. Here are some of them:
1). Since Amway came to our shores, what have been the mathematical chances of ordinary persons joining this scheme here in the UK, making their living ? - Why does it remain impossible to calculate such an all-important figure from Amway's income disclosure?
2). Where could persons considering joining Amway consult the financial records of a large sample of Amway sales Reps ?
3). Are Amway sales Reps now required to prove they retail products to the public in the UK? If yes: How? If no: What then prevents an illegal pyramid scheme where Amway sales Reps and recruits buy products, then claim they retail them, to receive higher commission payments?
4). How can MLM be regulated successfully in the UK?
The answers to these questions are:
1). The chances of ordinary persons making a living from 'Amway' have always been Zero - obviously, if the 'Amway' organization were to reveal this information, no one would want to join.
2). The tax authorities hold this information, but potential 'Amway' recruits cannot consult it, because it doesn't physically exist. In reality, no ordinary 'Amway' adherents have paid income tax in the UK on net-profits which derived from their so-called 'Amway businesses.' Consequently, the fact that, over a period of more than 30 years, no income tax receipts exist for hundreds of thousands of UK 'Amway' adherents, clearly demonstrates what has actually been happening.
3). In reality, thanks to the naivety of the UK High Court, there is still no independent mechanism in place to prevent the bosses of any 'MLM' gang from operating a camouflaged, closed-market swindle in the UK and persuading their ill-informed victims to promote it.
4). More than 30 years of evidence, proves that 'MLM' is a blame-the-victim racket. If the UK authorities want to show that they are serious about combating 'MLM business opportunity' fraud, then a good way to start would be find a token 'Amway' victim, and then file a major class-action lawsuit in the USA against the billionaire bosses of the'Amway' mob using the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations, Act, 1970.
Over a period of 50+ years, an estimated 40+ millions individuals (including around one million in the UK) have signed at least one annual contract with the corporate structures which form the ongoing, major organized crime group most-commonly referred to as 'Amway.' The percentage of 'Amway' adherents who have managed to remain under contract to 'Amway' for more than 5 years, is negligible. Indeed, the hidden, overall, rolling failure/drop out rate of so-called 'Independent Business Owners' has been effectively 100%, whilst, for obvious reasons, only the members of two billionaire 'Amway' families have been involved from the start.
David Brear (copyright 2011)