I thought that your readers might like to know that Mr. Alan Kippax, one of the vile 'MLM' racketeers whom the billionaire bosses of the 'Amway' mob have spawned, has just been sentenced to 3 years in prison http://www.cbc.ca/marketplace/blog/2010/04/alan-kippax-sentenced-to-three-years-in-prison.html . His criminal career has now been put on hold. Mr. Kippax has blamed everyone, but himself (including his victims, the Canadian media, his critics, etc.), for the failure of his 'Business In Motion Corporation.'
Despite the fact that Mr. Kippax has cheated thousands of people out of their time and money, he has never faced the slightest criminal enquiry into his so-called 'MLM Business' activities. After being caught running an absurd closed-market swindle in the UK behind the counterfeit corporate front of'Canadian Treasure Traders Ltd.', Mr Kippax was allowed to abscond back to Canada with millions of stolen dollars which he then used to set up the same (blame-the-victim) racket using the equally absurd 'Business In Motion Corporation.' The only move made by the UK authorities against Mr. Kippax involved the bankrupting and closure of his fake 'direct selling' company on the grounds that it could not repay millions of pounds of registration fees which had been charged contrary to UK trading schemes legislation. Previously, Kippax had steadfastly pretended to offer the 'World's Best Business Opportunity' which, he also steadfastly pretended was based on selling good value, high-quality, exclusive emeralds. Each victim of these scripted lies was told that he/she would be an 'Independent Business Owner' who could buy emeralds at wholesale prices and then retail them for a profit to their relatives, friends and neighbours.
In reality, no one actually earned an overall profit from buying Mr. Kippax' emeralds and reselling them. His 'MLM' wampum was widely-available and had little real market-value. Consequently, there was no demand. Not only that, but Kippax set no limits on the numbers of so-called 'Business Owners.'Since it was virtually impossible to generate real profits from retailing the 'MLM' wampum, it was not that difficult for Mr. Kippax to persuade his more vulnerable victims that they could actually make money if they recruited more people into the 'Business Opportunity'. Each victim was offered a 'bonus' from the purchases made by his/her new recruits. Each victim was offered more 'bonuses' when their recruits found recruits of their own. Each of these new victims, in turn, was offered 'bonues' on their own recruits and on the recruits of their recruits, ad infinitum. Mr. Kippax' 'BIM Corp.' was used to run the identical money circulation scheme camouflaged behind 'good-value, high quality, exclusive travel products,' which turned-out to be widely-available elsewhere at much lower prices.
Today, UK trade officials at the Ministry for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform are unable to make any comment on why Mr. Kippax was allowed to steal from thousands of UK citizens, but never face any criminal enquiry. In the UK, civil regulators are prevented by law from investigating, let alone prosecuting, criminal acts. Yet, provided a foreign-based 'MLM' racketeer, like Mr.Kippax, operates behind a legally-registered UK corporate structure, then his criminal activities will only be initially investigated by toothless UK trade officials under civil laws. Virtually the identical situation exists in Canada. Sadly, the present situation in both countries, is a license to thieve.