Thursday, 5 November 2009

Kudos to Sikkim police for alerting public about Amway frauds

Congratulations Sikkim police!
The senior superintendent of police of the crime branch CID of Sikkim State police department issued a public alert notice warning the people against joining in the nefarious activities of Amway India Enterprises Ltd which is brazenly involved in the money circulation scheme in the guise of product sales. Here is the full text of the notice for public consumption.

R.O. NO. 735/IPR/PUB/07-08 (I) Dt. 4/2/08.

Crime BranchState Police Headquarter DepartmentGangtok

It is notified for the information of the public in general that the Amway India Enterprises started their business operation in India in May, 1998. It deals with various consumer goods like tooth paste, soaps and other products like Nutralites etc. These products are camouflaged to cover up their money circulation schemes. This company is into the recruitment of members and the sale of products is only incidental to the main activity of recruitment and payment of commission. Through a promise of quick and easy money this company has succeeded in duping the gullible public in India.
The activities of this company are akin to money circulation schemes, which in India are expressly banned under the Prize Chits and Money Circulation Schemes (Banning) Act, 1978.In the year 2006, a case was registered against Amway and its distributors by CID/Andhra Pradesh on a specific complaint on 24/09/06 vide Crl. Case No. 10/2006 U/S 385/420 IPC and Section 4, 5 & 6 of the Prize Chits and Money Circulation Schemes (Banning) Act, 1978.
The Division Bench of High Court of Andhra Pradesh vide order dated 19/07/2007, delivered a landmark and path breaking judgment holding that the scheme of Amway India Enterprises is nothing but money circulation scheme. Later, Amway challenged the High Court order through Special Leave Petition in the Apex Court of India, which was dismissed on 14/08/2007 by the Supreme Court.
As discovered by CID, E.O.W. Andhra Pradesh Amway India Enterprises is a founder member of Indian Direct Selling Association (IDSA) which is an association of different companies having similar modus operandi purportedly multilevel marketing just as the Amway Scheme. All these companies viz. Avon Beauty Products, Tupperware, Modicare, Oriflame India etc. including Amway India Enterprises are carrying on the business thereby violating the provision of Section 2(C) of Prize Chits and Money Circulation Scheme (Banning) Act, 1978.
This view was endorsed by the Apex Court in dismissing against Amway special leave petition.Thus, the business being carried out and carried on by the above companies by misleading/misguiding the innocent people have appeared to be illegal in the eyes of the law of the land and hence adequate publicity is given to the public in General for their awareness.

Sr. Superintendent of PoliceCrime Branch, CID,Gangtok.
R.O. NO. 729/IPR/PUB/07-08(III) Dt. 5/2/08


quixtarisacult said...


Folks promoting this 'money circulating' swindle should be held to account by these same authorities for intentional effort to defraud others. The high justices of your country have ruled that Amway represents an illegal activity in violation of the law. To promote this as if it were still legitimate is criminal.

The Amway apologists that post on this blog deny that thousands upon thousands of Amway 'core adherents' have historically lost both money and 'face' to this incredible scam by simply representing it as a wonderful 'opportunity.'

Reader, what Amway has done for others, it most assuredly can do for you. The chain of misery in Amway is known, not something easily disregarded.

People wanting to believe that Amway isn't a pernicious (harm doing affair) can proceed past this point. A fool and his money are soon parted, and yes a new fool is born every day. An Amway believer might want to try the showers at Auschwitz, I hear the 'soap' is very good.

Tex said...

So your police can issue a warning when the issue is still in the court system? How is the Amway business doing in this area versus the other parts of India?

dtytrivedi said...

looks like shyam has nothing new against amway he just keep on repeating.

i know couple of weeks back he said to me that i am repeating the same old story but this guy is repeating the same old posts.

he thinks that we all can be easily be bluffed.

u are caught this time mate.

he already posted this on 13th of november 2008

Tex said...

LOL I guess if we stay here for a couple more months, we'll see this post a third time! LOL

Shyam Sundar said...

Tex, if Amway has guts it could have filed a petition in the court against the police officials and the government. It could not because it knows well that it is outrightly cheating people and it also knows that the police have every right to warn people of imminent dangers to them.
The Sikkim police warning was posted once again to make a point that Nagaland was mentioned by Trivedi.

Tex said...


Why can't you answer my second question? Why are you too scared to talk on the phone? Why are you such an idiot? LOL

Shyam Sundar said...

Tex, the idiot and stupid, I have answered more than once that you are more interested in oneliners and also more interested in telephone blabbering only. If you want call me you can, but I won't pay the bill, if that is your racket. Call me at 0866-2479887 and I promise to talk to you but before that email me about time because I am a very busy man hopping from one court to other.

Tex said...

Since you're so busy, name a couple of days/times to call and your time zone.

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