Monday, August 8, 2011

Amway Offices Raided By Police In India?

http://www.patrickpretty.com/2011/08/07/reports-amway-offices-raided-by-police-in-india-media-outlets-say-news-photographer-covering-police-action-was-detained-by-amway-staff/

BULLETIN: Multiple news organizations in India are reporting that police have conducted raids at nine Amway offices in India amid allegations of cheating and money-chain fraud. Early reports say that a news photographer covering the raid was detained by Amway India staff and that the photographer’s camera and baggage were seized by the staff.

The photographer was released after news organizations protested the reported actions of Amway’s staff, according to IBN Live. At least two police organizations participated in the raid, and an Amway office at East Fort in Thrissur was “sealed” by police, according to the IBN report.

Early reports suggest that a PR disaster that goes beyond the headlines generated by the raid may be shaping up for Amway. Not only was a photographer reportedly prevented by Amway staff from taking pictures of the police action, according to an early report in the Hindustan Times, the staff also claimed that police had “harassed” Amway distributors into “giving complaints against the company.”

Amway India denied any cheating had occurred, according to early reports. The company, according to its website, is a wholly owned subsidiary of U.S.-based Amway Corp. of Ada, Mich.


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In reading the comments, it looks like IBOFB has obtained another fake personna "Kevin". LOL

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

The ‘Amway’ Ministry of Truth hides behind comic-book masked-characters like Mr. David Steadson a.k.a. ‘IBOFB’ a.k.a. ‘Insider’ a.k.a. ‘Icerat’ . A new mask for the ‘Amway’ Lord Haw Haw, ‘Kevin,’ has already been posting reality-inverting comments on Indian mainstream media Websites reporting the recent raids on ‘Amway’ offices in Kerala. The ‘Amway’ Ministry of Truth is now on a familiar damage-limitation excercise. Typically, ‘Kevin’ and his criminal associates are desperately trying to make it appear to casual observers that some isolated critics at Corporate Frauds Watch have managed to fool a gullible provincial policeman into believing that the mighty-multi-national ‘Amway Corporation’ is a fraud.

Anonymous said...

From Business Line

Kochi, Aug. 6:

The police on Friday carried out searches at nine Amway centres in three districts in Kerala as part of the ongoing drive against money chain activities and cheating through multi-level marketing campaigns.

The team under Mr J. Jayanath, Superintendent of Police, Wayanad, searched the head office of the Amway at Kochi and also its office at Kottayam. The raids were also conducted in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Thrissur, Kozhikode and Palakkad.

The police said that cases had been registered against the company at Kannur, Wayanad, and Thrissur following complaints of cheating.

Meanwhile, Amway in a statement said the police action has come as ‘rude shock’ and surprise. A fair investigation demands that the company be notified about the nature of complaint received for such a sweeping inquiry, it said.

The multi-level marketing and direct selling company stated that it had been receiving complaints from distributors over the past one month that they were being called to police stations and being ‘harassed’ to give complaints against the company. This is another step in the direction of ‘high handedness’ of some police officials, the statement said.

Anonymous said...

Police searched the offices of ‘Vision 21st Creates Leaders’ company in Thrissur and Kochi on Wednesday.

The raids were conducted in connection with the probe on money chain fraud registered in Thrissur and Wayanad districts.

In Kochi, Wayanad police searched the office of the Anglo-Indian Academy at Manorama junction. Wayanad Superintendent of Police, J Jayanath said that the police examined documents in the office, as part of the probe.

In Thrissur, the raid was held at the office of Vision 21st Creates Leaders at Machingal Lane at M G Road. The case is registered under The Prize Chits and Money Circulation Schemes(Banning) Act 1978. We have seized old brochures on courses conducted at the institution.

However, the institution is functioning as a money chain company,” said Deputy Superintendent of Police, C Wahid, DSRB, Wayanad, who is in charge of the investigation. The Town East police in Thrissur had registered a case against Edison Franz, the managing director of Vision 21st, on August 3, 2011.Vision 21st Creates Leaders is a company that claims to conduct training sessions for professional excellence but it has now faced a situation that would contradict its motto.

Anonymous said...

sucks to be them!

Unknown said...

Its all dramas only. Where it was happened? In Kerala only. Why the raid is not happening in other states. What happened the case of Coco Cola. In Kerala, the government and some bureaucrats are acting too much. They catch lot of criminals after giving lot of support. Eg. Himalaya Chits. I have a humble request to the writer. You know what happened for Amway after the raid. Now the offices are working again.

Anonymous said...

amway is a great company. however few fraudulent leaders at the top
are responsible for loss of money o distributors...

Anonymous said...

The Kerala police has taken initiative to curb the activities of an international crook who has been bleeding the Indian economy by closing down the operations of Amway India. In fact, it is a bold step on the part of the police to stop these fraudulent persons with honesty and integrity. However, the Kerala bureaucrats reversed the hard work done by the police by simply handing over the cheating business back to the crooks.
Indian Direct Selling Association (IDSA) in its website http://www.idsa.co.in/Faqs.html describes What is direct selling?
Direct Selling means the marketing of consumer products/services directly to the consumers generally in their homes or the homes of others, at their workplace and other places away from permanent retail locations, usually through explanation or demonstration of the products by a direct seller.
Now let us take a look at what the Kerala Government said in its guidelines to regulate the direct selling.
Definition:
1. Direct selling
Direct selling means marketing of consumer products/services directly to the consumers generally in their homes or homes of others, at their work place and other places away from the permanent retail locations, usually through explanation or demonstration of the products by a direct seller or by mail order sales.
Here it is amply clear that the bureaucrats who prepared the guidelines are highly influenced by the IDSA that is Amway India. The whole issue is stinking and one can imagine what actually influenced the bureaucrats to prepare such guidelines. I don't believe that it is coincidence and intellectuals thinking alike.
In this backdrop, how could anybody stop these crooks from looting our country.

Anonymous said...

"few" fraudulent leaders? so, what, does that "few" run in, say, the thousands? lol you ambots are fucking hilarious! smh

**proud Amway hater**

Anonymous said...

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/cities/kochi/direct-selling-companies-chain-down-investors-501