Is Amway a Scam?


Founded by Jay Van Andel and Richard Devos, Amway Corporation Inc. was charged with misrepresenting financial opportunities and being a pyramid distribution scheme 93 F.T.C. 618. MLM cult expert, Steven Hassan is familiar with the Amway MLM. In 1979, the FTC ruled that Amway was not in business to sell business opportunities. Findings 142­44. See slide 4 from Amway's website.


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Is Amway a Scam?

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"It is also troubling that many uplines will tell their faithful followers that they need to purchase more and more tools (voicemail, cds, seminar tickets). Some IBOs were advised to skip meals to buy a cd, or skip paying the mortgage to be able to attend the next big function. As a newer IBO or prospect, you may have heard that "everyone starts at zero", or that it's a level playing field. As with the Shaklee company, it is not. As a new IBO, you will likely be in the 100 PV bracket. Since Amway pays out about 31% in bonuses, your upline(s) will split up about 28% in bonuses off your efforts while you get a 3%bonus."  

It is also worth noting that cult experts are used to dealing with cult resues from Amway. In terms of the "scam" debate, Amway is similar to Mannatech. If you're investigating Amway, also look over the Mannatech income scam.



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