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Search Results for: 5230

DSA Trying To Push MLM Towards European/HR5230 Model

Update: Here’s the FTC Chairperson’s DSA speech, it isn’t looking good for H.R. 5230, or any MLM scam like Amway and Herbalife, either. Too bad the FTC still doesn’t “get” the tool scam: https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/public_statements/993473/ramirez_-_dsa_speech_10-25-16.pdf I would love to be a fly on this wall, especially the sidebar discussions: The DSA (Direct Selling Association) in the USA […]

H.R. 5230 and The Fallacy of MLM

A new bill is being circulated that, passed as is, would legalize illegal pyramids. It is H.R. 5230: https://www.congress.gov/114/bills/hr5230/BILLS-114hr5230ih.pdf The DSA is behind it, and probably wrote it: https://morningconsult.com/opinions/clear-definition-pyramid-schemes-will-prevent-fraud-protect-consumers/ Here’s a related video Amway released: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFnluRO5u3w&feature=youtu.be and notice how they discuss lots of issues, but do NOT address the root cause of an illegal pyramid […]

Slimy Politicians Try To “Slip A Mickey” In Making Illegal Pyramids Legal

  In a repeat of what was attempted last year with HR5230 (see several brilliant stories regarding this proposed scam bill that fortunately didn’t go very far here: http://allmlmfacts.org/?s=5230), a slimy politician tried to slip in a similar law into, of all things, a financial services bill and got caught red-handed: http://www.nclnet.org/moolenaar_amendment I do NOT think […]

Trump Is Going To Unleash MLM Scams On The World!!!

Below is an email I sent to a very wealthy investor I have been in contact with for several years who will go nameless. I intended to write this critique of a recent article written by Michelle Celarier: http://www.slate.com/articles/business/moneybox/2017/02/the_trump_era_will_be_a_boon_for_multilevel_marketing_companies.html and he requested I point out her errors, so this is the result: Keep in mind, I […]

Open Letter To The FTC

In reponse to the FTC’s response to the DSA (Link: https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/public_statements/1068663/response_to_dsa_letter_ramirez.pdf, Document: 2017 response_to_dsa_letter_ramirez) the following email was sent:   To: lgreisman@ftc.gov Feb 19 at 10:44 PM Ms. Greisman, In regards to former FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez’ recent response letter to the DSA (https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/public_statements/1068663/response_to_dsa_letter_ramirez.pdf), I offer the following information and insights: 1. The point in the first […]

This Looks Like A Game Changing Court Decision

The Stream/Ignite case has been in the courts since 2009. For background information, see http://behindmlm.com/companies/class-certification-in-texas-stream-pyramid-lawsuit-upheld/ The recent decision essentially shifts the burden of proof for a class action lawsuit to the defendant, absent any evidence from the defendant contrary to what the plaintiff is claiming: http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/14/14-20128-CV2.pdf There were some judges who disagreed with the majority, but their arguments […]