Saturday, 31 March 2012

'Amway India Enterprises' should be obliged to produce evidence proving that it is not a fraud

Again, Corporate Frauds Watch is attracting the scripted comments of intellectually-castrated 'Amway' adherents.
Yet again, not one of these poor, bedazzled little sheep has offered to supply quantifiable evidence (in the form of audited accounts; particularly, income-tax payment receipts) which might prove that at least one Indian 'Amway' adherent has earned a net-income lawfully by regularly retailing 'Amway' wampum to the public for a profit.
In order to avoid closure (after a protracted US Federal Trade Commission investigation) the 'Amway' bosses introduced a fake 'rule' which appeared, to casual observers, to require that 70% of all purchases by 'Amway sales people' be resold to at least 10 retail customers before 'Amway sales people' could receive commission payments. Mysteriously, 'Amway' was allowed to continue in the USA by a 1979 US federal court ruling, apparently on the mistaken assumption that at least 70% of 'Amway' products would, henceforth, be retailed to the public, but the same court failed to determine what this fake '70% retail rule' actually stated or to introduce an independent mechanism to verify that it would be enforced. However, even though 'Amway's' own essentially-meaningless 'rule' very specifically did not refer to 'the public' and has never been enforced, the '7O%' criteria still established whether what 'Amway' describes as 'bonuses' are lawful payments based on external, retail sales transactions, or unlawful internal reward-payments secretly based on recruiting. i.e. If a significant majority of 'Amway's' claimed 'sales' are to the public, 'Amway' is a direct selling company, but, if a significant majority of 'Amway's' alleged 'sales' actually derive only from the recruits' own purchases, 'Amway' is a Ponzi scheme or money circulation scheme (as defined by Indian criminal law). 
To avoid any uneccessary expense for Indian law enforcement agents, it might be a good idea for the Indian courts to oblige the bosses of 'Amway India Enterprises' to produce quantifiable evidence that their so-called 'MLM income opportunity' has had a significant and sustainable source of external revenue other than its own participants. 
In the recent lawsuit brought in California by high-level 'Amway' adherents, the plaintiffs submitted a sworn affidavit stating that 'Amway' products were sold almost entirely to the 'distributors' and never retailed. They also produced an internal 'Amway' study of 2006 which revealed that retail sales to the public were actually less than 4%. Faced with this irrefutable evidence, 'Amway's' attorneys ran up a white flag and offered the equivalent of $155 millions to stop the case from going to trial. 
David Brear (copyright 2012)

Friday, 30 March 2012

న్యాయ బద్ధమైన వ్యాపారం చేసేవారు పోలీసులకు భయపడరు

న్యాయ బద్ధంగా వ్యాపారం చేసే వారు ఎవరికీ భయపడరు. దొంగలు మాత్రమె పోలీసులను చూసి భయ పడతారు. గత బుధవారం రాత్రి ఆమ్వే సభ్యులు సమావేశం జరుపుకుని కొత్త సభ్యులను చేర్పించడం ఎలా? తమ ఉత్పత్తుల గురించి వాటి గొప్పతనం గురించి చెప్పడం ఎలా? అని చర్చించడం ప్రారంభం లోనే పోలీసులు సైరెన్ మోగించు కుంటూ వచ్చే సరికి సభ్యుల తో పాటు వేదిక మీద ఉన్న సీనియర్ సభ్యులు కుఉడా హడావిడిగా సమావేశం నుంచి బయటకు పరుగెత్తుకుంటూ వచ్చి తమ తమ వాహనాలలో తప్పించుకున్నారు.
అంతర్లీనంగా వారికి కూడా తెలుసు వారు చేస్తున్నది చట్ట విరుద్ధమైన వ్యాపారం అని. అందుకనే వారంతా హడావిడిగా పారిపోయారు. అంతేకాదు కొత్తగా చేర్చుకోబోతున్న సభ్యులను వారి మానాన వారిని వదిలి మరీ పారిపోయారు.
పోలీసులు వారిని ప్రశ్నిస్తుంటే వారికీ ఏమి సమాధానం చెప్పాలో కొత్త వారికీ ఏమి తెలుసు.
కొత్త సభ్యులలో కొందరు వారి దగ్గర నుంచి సమావేశం లో పాల్గొనడానికి ముప్పై రూపాయలు వసూలు చేసారు అని తెలిపారు.

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Vijayawada police disrupt Amway business meeting

Vijayawada police on 28-03-2012 night disrupted the Amway India's business promotion meeting at the Rotary Red Cross Blood Bank building in the limits of Satyanarayana Puram police station after Corporate Frauds Watch informed the police about the illegal meeting.
When the police jeep approached the premises blowing the siren, the participants in the meeting hall ran helter skelter and most of the 200-strong members and prospective members escaped from the scene.
A woman who was addressing the meeting highlighting the virtues of Amway products was seen rushing out of the building and escaped on a two-wheeler.
The NTV team of reporters filmed the running members and interviewed some of the members. Late in the night, the NTV channel telecast the whole episode,
Now the question is their business is legal and there is nothing to fear, why did the top IBOs of Amway run away from the scene. Now it is clear that in their heart they knew that it is a crime to do business of Amway and that is why they tried to escape from the scene.

Monday, 26 March 2012

The people of the world's largest democracy have asked three important questions

Yet again (despite his advancing years and failing-health), Anna Hazare has hit world headlines with his continued demand for comprehensive anti-corruption legislation to be passed, which would finally place all members of the Indian government under the rule of law. 
Currently, 25 leading Indian politicians, including 14 Cabinet Ministers, are facing detailed press-allegations of corruption, but no official investigation has been launched.
The 14 Ministers are:
 P. Chidambaram
 Ajit Singh
 Farooq Abdullah
 G.K. Vasan
 Kamal Nath
 Kapil Sibal
 Sharad Pawar
 Sriprakash Jaiswal
 Sushil Kumar Shinde
 Vilasrao Deshmukh
 M.K. Azhagiri
 Virbhadra Singh
 S.M. Krishna
 Praful Patel.
In my experience, when challenged, the worst deceivers always steadfastly pretend moral and intellectual authority, and they frequently pose as victims. laughably, these Indian politicians have effectively-confessed to their guilt by loudly-accusing Anna Hazare and his followers of 'insulting' them, and they have even sought to hide behind laws which were clearly intended to protect Indian democratic institutions, not to subvert them. 
In reality, these self-righteous (temporary) public servants are insulting the intelligence of their (permanent) employers, who have politely asked them three important questions: 
Where exactly did you get your power from?
For whose benefit do you now wield this power?
How can we get rid of you?
If, and when, the Indian government changes, probably the time has come for all serious acts of corruption (which can be proved to have threatened the stability of India's economy and adversely-affected the lives of millions) to be re-classified (under the Indian Constitution) as acts of treason. 
The only question I have, is:
What possible legitimate objection could any honest Indian politician have against the passing of comprehensive anti-corruption legislation under which every dishonest Indian citizen could be held fully to account? 
David Brear (copyright 2012)

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Awards to be announced to MLM, RTI activists

(A society registered under A.P. Societies Registration Act, 2001)
v  The society has decided to announce awards with monetary reward to the societies / persons for their exemplary or commendable work in the following fields to encourage them to continue the same in future as well as inspire the others to do the same for better society in the interest of general public.
§  Consumer      -           Consumer Activists
§  RTI                  -           Right to Information Act Activists
§  MCS/MLM      -           Awareness about Money Circulation Schemes,  
                             Multilvel Marketing or Network Marketing  
                             Frauds etc.
§  MFI                 -           Awareness against MFI harassment.

v  Eligibility:
All persons residing in A.P., irrespective of age, caste, gender, religion and race, are eligible to apply.

v  How to apply:
The persons / societies will submit their work synopsis with references, if possible documentary evidence, if any to the address noted below by post. The synopsis should not exceed three or four A4 size pages with four or five pages of enclosures. There is no fixed format of the application. The application must contain full postal address, contact number-Email, service period in relevant field, gist of his work etc and also with two references. The last date of submission of applications is 15th May, 2012.

v  Selection procedure:
The society will constitute a steering committee for the scrutiny and study of the applications of the eligible society / person.

The Steering committee will recommend and suggest the names of persons/societies that stood first, second and third places. The decision of the society is final with regard to announcement of the awards. The grievances if any will be taken into consideration in the next award function.

v  Awards and Rewards:
The first place will be given Rs.5,000/-(Five Thousand), the second place will be given Rs.3,000/-(Three thousand) and the third place will be given Rs.2,000/-(Two thousand) in each field apart from memento.

v  Venue and Chief Guest:
The winners and runners will be called to Hyderabad and the awards will be presented through VVIPs and Luminaries in the respective fields. The venue will be intimated a week ahead of the presentation of the awards. The awards function is likely to take place in the last week of the May, 2012 or first week of June, 2012.

Sk.Mastan Vali, B.Com, LLB, MCA,
Secretary, Mastan Legal Aid Society,
Flat No.401, A-Block, Lakshmi Ambika Residency,
Kothapet Fruit Market Opp. Lane, Beside Aurabindo College,
Kothapet, Dilsukhnagar, Hyderabad-60 (A.P.)-Ph No.9299409150.

Friday, 23 March 2012

Indian-born Kautilya Pruthi is sentenced to 14 years and six months prison, for running Ponzi scheme

Your free-thinking readers will find the following information rather familiar.
A UK court has recently heard how an estimated 700 people were hypnotized by a façade of luxury homes, flashy cars, helicopters and private jets (all secretly paid for with their own money) into giving Indian-born, economic Alchemist, Kautilya Pruthi, an estimated £38 millions over a period of just three years. His victims came from Britain, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Spain and Australia. They included actors and sports stars. The scam has been reported as being worth £115 millions, but (exactly as in the case of Bernie Madoff) this essentially-meaningless figure, appears only to be based on Kautilya Pruthi's own absurd claims. 
In reality, what has been described as Britain's biggest Ponzi scheme, was nothing more than an age-old fiction peddled as fact. 
One wonders when the authorities are finally going to look beyond the ends of their noses and realize that blame-the-victim 'MLM income opportunity' fraud, is only a more-sustainable, and far larger, version of exactly the same crime.
David Brear (copyright 2012)

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

High time police concentrated on NMart fraud

With the fate of RMP Infotec is sealed, it is high time now the police concentrated on the fraudulent business of NMart which has been bleeding the gullible with the false promise of easy and quick money. This fraudulent company is collecting money in advance and promising to return goods in the next four years. Any reasonably thinking person could understand the advance fee fraud in this scheme of NMart. However, our Police could not look beyond and ascertain the criminality of the scheme for reasons better known to them.
When Corporate Frauds Watch first lodged a complaint with the police, this fraudulent company NMart has less than 20 shops. Now it spread its tentacles to several States all over India and had already collected several crores of rupees from public.
One look at the long list of promises reveals the dubious ways of this fraudulent company. It is promising to provide provisions worth Rs. 220 every month for the next 48 months. What provisions do we get for Rs. 220. Not only that, they also promise a bonus of Rs. 11,000 if they purchase products worth Rs. 1500 every month for the next 48 months. People would never realise that it is a big lie. Still, people are so carried away by the false promises, they keep on hunting for new members. Each member is promised to be paid Rs. 600 in the binary system. They think if they recruit ten couples they would get Rs. 6000 and they never realise the infinite chain would soon break and every one is going to lose their money. Once the new recruitment stops, the NMart fraudsters may disappear with the funds collected.
My dear fellow Indians all over country? Do not fall for the false promises of this type of fraudulent companies. You are going to lose your hard-earned money.

AP High Court bars RMP to issue further cheques to its distributors

RMP Infotec suffered a severe set back on Tuesday (20-93-2012) after the Andhra Pradesh High Court issued orders not to issue fresh cheques to its distributors. In effect the State's top judiciary has stopped its business which is an open money circulation scheme in the name of selling products and services.
The High Court also issued orders transferring the criminal cases pending investigation in various police stations all over the State to the Economic Offences Wing of CID to continue with the investigation and to accept all further complaints against the fraudulent company.
After heated arguments including that of the counsel of Corporate Frauds Watch, the High Court at one stage was about to short of dismissing of the writ petition. However, The Honourable High Court issued orders not to further issue cheques to its distributors.
The fraudulent company has been issuing cheques to its distributors in the name of commission to the downline members after the members recruited new members in the name of selling products at exorbitant price.
The ban on the issuing of new cheques to the distributors would, in effect, stop the fraudulent company to enroll further new members in the name of selling products and/or services.
Now more criminal cases could be filed against this fraudulent company and the Economic Offences Wing would accept the criminal cases.

Monday, 19 March 2012

Anti-'Scientology' group, 'Anonymous,' starts to look at 'Amway' and its de facto agent, Ian Howarth

Your free-thinking readers should be interested to learn that 'Amway's' long-time, co-opted 'cult adviser,' Ian Howarth, is apparently facing investigation in the UK because the 'educational charity' which he has run  for 25 years, has not been neutral. The irony of this is exquisite, because the extended-eulogy to Mr. Howarth which appeared in the Guardian, was actually written by Mr. Howarth's friend/companion, freelance journalist, Lynne Wallis. 
Thus, this Guardian article portrayed Mr. Howarth as a noble hero and made no mention of the fact that his other, clandestine activities in the UK, actually form part of a pattern of ongoing, major racketeering activity (as defined by the US federal, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, 1970, and clarified by subsequent, US Supreme Court Judgements). For, Mr. Howarth, who was secretly employed as a 'consultant on cultism' to 'Amway UK Ltd.,' was (in receipt of stolen money) obstructing justice in the UK on behalf of the US-based bosses of the'Amway' mob, for many years. Consequently, no trace of 'Amway' has ever been found on Mr. Howarth's 'Cult Information Centre' Website, and all enquiries to Mr. Howarth about 'Amway,' have been met with flat denials that 'Amway' exhibits any of the universal identifying characteristics of a cult. Down the years, various people have attempted to challenge Mr. Howarth over his connections to 'Amway,' but although he finally admitted to having been employed by 'Amway', Mr. Howarth has steadfastly refused to answer any further questions. His usual closed-logic response is that he is so busy, he doesn't have the time. However, when he was challenged by the board of 'FECRIS' (a pan-European association of cult research groups), Mr. Howarth accused 'FECRIS' of 'behaving like a cult' and withdrew from its ranks, knowing that he was about to be kicked out. Some of the questions which I would still like to put to Mr. Howarth, but which he will no doubt still refuse to answer, are: 
- Exactly, how much money have you received from 'Amway?'
Did you sign a binding employment contract with 'Amway' which precludes you from ever speaking openly about your activities with the organization?
- When you have been approached by persons complaining about 'Amway,' have you openly-declared that you are under contract to 'Amway?' 
- What was the exact number, and general nature, of the complaints which you received about 'Amway?'
- Have you negotiated compensation for 'Amway' victims in the UK?
- Have these victims been obliged to sign gagging-agreements with 'Amway' in return for compensation?  
The original version of the Guardian article (published January 13th 2012) reported that the cult known as 'Scientology' was behind the complaint about Mr. Howarth to the Charity Commission, but this claim was subsequently withdrawn, because it could not be independently substantiated. However, very little in this article can be independently substantiated; particularly, the claim that Ian Howarth has helped thousands of cult victims. 
In reality, in the past, I have complained to the Charity Commission myself about Mr Howarth, and his associate Graham Baldwin, as being de facto agents of 'MLM income opportunity' racketeers. However, the inclusion of 'Scientology' in the Guardian article drew the attention of members of the anti-'Scientology' group known as 'Anonymous.' who then began to discuss the noble and heroic Mr. Howarth on their forum , but someone then made reference to his connections to 'Amway.'
You free thinking readers will notice that certain members of 'Anonymous' first refused to look beyond the ends of their noses and accept that Mr. Howarth is corrupt, whilst others read some of the reality-inverting 'Amway' propaganda posted on the Net. by the unmasked 'Amway' Lord Hee Haw, Mr. Steadson, and described my detailed condemnation of 'Amway' as 'ranting.' However, other free-thinking 'Anonymous' members then did a bit of independent research and made the following, insightful observations:
'I don't know about Brear, but the anti-Brear pages sure look like cult sites.'
- 'Read some of Brear's stuff after his mention here. He sounds genuine, not unlike many protesters here. And he points out how Amway shares many of the same warning signs of a cult - disconnection, private specialized language, near slavery of minors and young adults, money constantly being kicked upline, etc etc. Any anon looking at that list would recognize the disease.' 
David Brear (copyright 2012)

Thursday, 15 March 2012

The 'Amway' bosses have recently confessed to running a Ponzi scheme

I observe that Corporate Frauds Watch has again attracted another little flock of bleating 'MLM' apologists. As ever, not one of them has offered to supply quantifiable evidence in the form of audited accounts (particularly, income-tax payment receipts) which might prove that at least one person has derived an overall net-benefit lawfully from regularly retailing significant qantities of over-priced 'MLM' wampum to the public for a profit.
 When will these thoughtless little lambs finally realize that CFW simply does not accept their 'MLM income opportunity' fairy tale? 
Your free thinking readers should, however, be interested in examining some remarkable new evidence and learn that Messrs Doug DeVos and Steve Van Andel (the billionaire bosses of the 'Amway' mob), have now foolishly confessed to running a Ponzi scheme (albeit not in so many words). No doubt the unmasked 'Amway' Lord Hee Haw, Mr. Steadson, will deny it and steadfastly continue to recite his 'MLM income opportunity' fairy tale. 
David Brear  (copyright 2012)

Monday, 12 March 2012

AP High Court asks RMP to file affidavit regarding distribution of money to its members

Resource Money Power Infotec Ltd or RMP Infotec Ltd has appealed to the Andhra Pradesh High Court to transfer the criminal case against it over to the Economic Offences Wing of the State CID for further investigation instead of presently being investigated by the law and order police. It also appealed to the Honourable High Court to release the Rs. 26 crore frozen by the Police Department.
While agreeing in principle to hand over the case to the CID,  Justice Bhanu asked the counsel of RMP to file an affidavit first regarding the disbursement of compensation money to its members. The Honourable Judge averred that the Public Prosecutor should discuss the issue of handing over the case to the CID with the investigating officer of law and order police whether they have any objection regarding the transfer of the case.
Anyway, the Honourable Judge refused to give any relief regarding the frozen funds. The decision would be taken only after the accused company files the affidavit about how it is actually distributing money to its members.
The intention of RMP Infotec is clear regarding the transfer of criminal case to the CID. Presently the criminal cases are spread in several districts of the State and it has become difficult for these crooks to handle the issue individually. So they are asking for centralisation.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

RMP Infotec would be history soon

What RMP Infotec Ltd has been fearing all these weeks has happened finally today. These crooks have been trying hard for the last several weeks to stop the writ petition appearing on the Single Judge Bench of Andhra Pradesh High Court headed by Justice Bhanu, who is known for his upright judgements. To their disappointment, it reached the Bench on Wednesday (March 7th, 2012) and as predicted Justice Bhanu refused to give any relief to the fraudulent company in spite of the repeated pleadings by its counsels.
Finally, the counsels of RMP begged the Bench to give time till Monday to enable them to place some more material in favour of their client. Justice Bhanu reluctantly gave a last chance to the RMP counsels till Monday.
It is certain that the writ petition filed by the fraudulent company would be dismissed and the police all over the State of Andhra Pradesh would go ahead with more arrests of the office-bearers of RMP.
In effect, the days of RMP Infotec is numbered and all these proud RMPians would go underground to escape from the chasing police.

Allen Stanford is yet another economic alchemist

The millions of Indians who are currently drunk on the fantasy that a miraculous means of earning money without any effort, exists, should take note of the following sobering information from the USA. 
Yesterday, despite his continued protestations ofinnocence, a Texas court found Allen Stanford (b. 1953) guilty of defrauding 30 000 persons in an Ponzi-style investment scam fronted by a labyrinth of legally-registered, but fake, corporate structures, including 'Stanford International Investment Bank' and 'Stanford Capital Management'. He now faces a maximum sentence of 20 years prison. 
On the pretext that he was able to invest money on the stock/securities market and always show a profit, over a period of 20 years, Stanford persuaded wealthy (and often highly-educated) persons (in more than 100 countries) to keep giving him their cash to invest.
At the height of his criminal activities in 2006, Stanford had 30 000 devoted followers who all totally believed that he was a talented investment banker and the 605th richest man in the world.  Stanford was linked to leading US politicians and sports stars.
In order to fool casual observers and prevent his victms from facing reality, Stanford used some of his ill-gotten gains to finance a lavish Twenty20 cricket competition in 2008, with a $20millions prize for the winning team. At this time, Stanford's victims had the same valueless pieces of paper which said that they owned a share of 'Stanford international Investment Bank's' $8 billions capital assets.
In the adult world of quantifiable reality, law enforcement agents have only been able to find less than $I billion.
David Brear (copyright 2012)

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Criminogenic cults have been recognized, but not named, by French law

In a very recent private conversation, I was informed by a British politician, that it was perfectly-true, when I said that 'no one in their right mind would pay to be brainwashed and trained to behave like an obedient dog.'  What he was putting forward, is the all-too common, ego-protecting misconception that 'only fools and weaklings fall victim to cults.'  However, what this highly-educated legislator conveniently ignored, was the fact that I had qualified my statement by saying that, unfortunately, millions of ill-informed persons have paid to be brainwashed and trained to behave exactly like obedient dogs, simply, because these dangerous procedures have been deceptively-packaged, by 'MLM income opportunity,' and other cultic, racketeers, as 'self-betterment coaching/training.'
In cults, one of the classic, co-ordinated devious techniques used to shut-down adherents' critical, and evaluative, faculties, and transform them into de facto slaves (popularly-known as brainwashing), is to destroy their existing self-esteem/identity, and then, whilst they are in a state of psychological vulnerability, make them dependent on a self-gratifying, but wholly-imaginary, scenario that their group alone represents a positive force of purity and absolute righteousness derived from the leadership's exclusive access to a superior or superhuman knowledge, which cannot be challenged.This is why all core cult adherents essentially behave like gangs of arrogant adolescents. In reality, cults are psychological prisons - acting like distorting-mirrors, reflecting back an attractive, ego-building image to unquestioning adherents, but a completely unacceptable, ego-destroying image to those who begin to question.
Obviously, the techniques of ego-based brainwashing are directly-related to what the military calls 'basic-training.' That said, in modern democracies, military forces don't recruit by dissimulating their real nature, and most volunteer military recruits generally have a pretty good idea of what they will be subjected to. Brainwashing techniques work best on physically-isolated persons, like prisoners, who are already vulnerable and dependent on their handlers for information, food, water, light, etc. However, they also work just as well on any ill-informed volunteers who are already in a state of vulnerability (e.g. the sick, the vanquished, the poor, the greedy, the lonely and even the aimless).
In France, there is now a law which recognizes that there are various criminogenic organizations (ruled by dangerous, self-appointed leaders) with the clandestine purpose of exploiting ill-informed persons whom the deployable agents of these organizations have been trained to identify as being in, and/or to push into, a position of vulnerability.
Even though this French law doesn't actually include the words 'religion' and 'cult', tellingly, it was opposed by certain traditional religious, as well as by cultic, groups. This French law was also criticized by agents of the US government as being 'intolerant of religion.'
There are many co-opted academics who, for various reasons (usually financial), have claimed that 'there is no such thing as brainwashing,' but history teaches us that it has been all-too easy to get vulnerable human beings to behave like obedient packs of dogs, simply by dissociating them from external reality with variations of essentially the same two-dimensional fairy tale.
David Brear (copyright 2012)