More than half a century of quantifiable evidence, proves beyond all reasonable doubt that:
- what has become popularly-known as 'Multi-Level Marketing' is nothing more than an absurd, cultic, economic pseudo-science.
- the impressive-sounding made-up term 'MLM,' is, therefore, part of an extensive, thought-stopping, non-traditional jargon which has been developed, and constantly-repeated, by the instigators, and associates, of various, copy-cat, major, and minor, ongoing organised crime groups (hiding behind labyrinths of legally-registered corporate structures) to shut-down the critical, and evaluative, faculties of victims, and of casual observers, in order to perpetrate, and dissimulate, a series of blame-the-victim rigged-market swindles or pyramid scams (dressed up as 'legitimate direct selling income opportunites'), and related advance-fee frauds (dressed up as 'legitimate training and motivation, self-betterment, programs, recruitment leads, lead generation systems,' etc.).
(Blog readers should be aware that I have tried, without success, to interview Joanna Lumley and get her side of the serious matters which I set out in the article below. I personally suspect that she has been ensnared by the offer of a large donation to one, or more, of her numerous favourite charities. That said, in the 'Utility Warehouse' video linked below, Joanna Lumley very specifically introduces herself by name and speaks as though she is personally guaranteeing the authenticity of the company and its so-called 'life-transforming MLM Income Opportunity').
Before she could get away from him, the 'Distributor' told my contact that last year 'Utility Warehouse' had paid out more than £20 millions in commission to its 'Partners' and that he was only 'inviting other people to share in the company's success.' At this point, my contact felt so uncomfortable, that she made her excuses to her hosts, and left. When she got home, she began to look on the Net and found the ongoing discussion of the 'MLM' phenomenon on the Mumsnet forum where recruiters are affectionately referred to as 'Bots' (as in robots).
In the past, 'Utility Warehouse' has wheeled-out various top British celebrities as useful idiots in propaganda videos. Furthermore, after I posted a brief article last year warning about 'Utility Warehouse,' a reader contacted me privately who felt terribly let down by the fact that the BBC's Terry Wogan (who passed away in January 2016) and her favourite comedy stars, Dawn French & Jennifer Saunders, had all been involved.
Thus, just a few days ago, I telephoned Joanna Lumley's agents, Conway Van Gelder, who gave me the contact details of the star's personal assistant, Lisa Baker. I then sent my urgent concerns about Joanna Lumley's involvement with 'Utility Warehouse' in a private e-mail via Lisa Baker who sent me a disturbing reply.
A quick Google search revealed that Tom Walker is a RADA-trained former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, who apparently is now reduced to making promotional videos for 'Utility Warehouse.'
|The Honourable Charles Wigoder (b. 1960)|
Mr Walker, did not contact me, but after I sent a follow up e-mail to Lisa Baker, just a few hours later, I received an unsolicited e-mail from none other than the Honourable Charles Wigoder - the son of a life Peer (hence the 'Honourable' title) and boss of 'Utility Warehouse.' In fact, Charles Wigoder owns 20% of 'Telecom Plus/Utility Warehouse PLC' - making his personal stake in the company currently worth around £200 millions.
3Fraud by failing to disclose information
A person is in breach of this section if he—
(a)dishonestly fails to disclose to another person information which he is under a legal duty to disclose, and
(b)intends, by failing to disclose the information—
(i)to make a gain for himself or another, or
(ii)to cause loss to another or to expose another to a risk of loss.