|Received:||6/6/2006 3:31:49 PM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:I have experienced the misleading and fraudulent claims of multi-level marketers who were recruiting members for Herbalife and Xango. I was almost scammed by Quixtstar (Amway after their name change). The three are markedly different in products and availability but all three intentionally focus on recruiting distributors (rather than product sales) in order make a 'living'. The distributor networks make testimonial claims that seem to be backed by scientific research but the 'research' done does not prove any of the claims for better health benefits. I suspect that any improvements in health are due to the 'placebo effect' and through other alterations in lifestyle that promote general health. I have seen first hand that people do not have a real home business opportunity, that the people who do make money do so through selling leads and providing expensive training sessions that are very close to those that cults use to entrap people. They use gimmicks and references to Christianity in order to rip off Christians of many different denominations. These people running these scams are like snake oil salesmen that used to sell their wares out of wagons in the old west! We need laws that will make these frauds be honest. Then the honest ones will thrive and the scam artists will have to find another way to get rich. By the way, if you track some of the high level people in these organisations you will see that they jump from business to business as one starts to fail and another scam begins!