• Report: #209969

Complaint Review: ACN Phone Service

  • Submitted: Thu, September 07, 2006
  • Updated: Mon, May 11, 2009

  • Reported By:Linwood Pennsylvania
ACN Phone Service
myacn.com Internet U.S.A.

ACN Phone Service sold a dream of lies to get my money, BEWARE BIG RIPOFF! Internet

*UPDATE Employee: ^^^^^ PYRAMID SCHEME? ^^^^^^

*Consumer Comment: MLM'S ARE RIPOFFS

*Consumer Comment: MLM'S ARE RIPOFFS

*Consumer Comment: MLM'S ARE RIPOFFS

*Consumer Comment: MLM'S ARE RIPOFFS

*Consumer Comment: I am amazed at how dumb people are in this world!

*Consumer Comment: I am amazed at how dumb people are in this world!

*Consumer Comment: I am amazed at how dumb people are in this world!

*UPDATE Employee: ACN Is Not For The Faint In Heart

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I first heard about this company and the oppertunity that they offer from a friend she was having a (warm meeting) at her house and said there will be a great bussiness oppertunity prosented ther that I would'nt want to miss! When her speakers came the first thing they did was hype up the introduction of one of the lady by say she was a Top Money Earning Reps, in the bussiness and how she went from rags to riches in a matter of months, quit a high paying job and is only working this residual income making job, and all she had to do was get custermors! For every custermor she made an 10% income was made and to make it even sweetier for every Rep you made you recieve an 7% income off of them and what they bring to the table. So the money just keeps coming! I being sold the big money making dream signed on not only for the dream but for my friend another word they use all to freely!


My friend seemed to belive it and it helped with the pitch, later as a Rep myself I found that using your friends and family was the main source of genarating your business with ACN this company that no one I know ever heard of. They tell you to come to this conference meetings, that are to help you with your business and everyone there has the same story I Had noting before ACN! and look at me now. When I finally sold about 20 of my friends and family members on helping me build my business with ACN I made it to (ETT) but with out any bonus or residual income, My problem now they said was I need REPS, I need to have at lest 4/5 Reps to recieve anything (To become a Rep you have to pay $499) In short I have to con my friends and family into becoming a Rep and pretend that these people are the best thing next to sliced bread, when I was asked to stand up and speak the day I became (ETT) I was demand to tell these people how great and easy it is to make the money and how great and paid my (upline is) Sorry but I can't do it. They don't tell you the whole story until your 10 money back guarentee is over. My conscinece won't let me do it. I lost my money there is no return, no real training and everyone so called training you attend you must pay for. And yes that's even after you've paid the $499.

Lynette
Linwood, Pennsylvania
U.S.A.

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#1 UPDATE Employee

^^^^^ PYRAMID SCHEME? ^^^^^^

AUTHOR: Aygot Suk Zess - (U.S.A.)

THIS IS A RESPONSE TO THE COMMENT ABOVE ME.

THERE IS ALOT OF PYRAMID SCHEMES AND PEOPLE SHOULD AVOID THEM I'VE BEEN INVOLVED IN PYRAMID SHCEMES AND TRUST ME IT SUCKS WHEN YOU PAY MONEY AND YOU NEVER SEE ANY OF IT..."BUT" TO CALL ACN A PYRAMID SCHEME IS LIKE SAYING BUSH WAS A GOOD PRESIDENT.

LET ME ASK YOU A QUESTION?
IF YOU WERE ATT OR VERIZON, T-MOBILE, SPRINT, NEXTEL, ALTELL, ADT SECURITY SYSTEMS, OR MR. DONALD TRUMP. WOULD YOU ASSOCIATE YOUR SELF WITH A PYRAMID SCHEME??? PROBABLY NOT. ALOT OF PEOPLE TRY TO DO RESEARCH AND THEY GO ON GOOGLE AND TYPE ACN OR SCAM. THAT IS SAD BECAUSE IF YOU DEPEND ON A STRANGER TELLING YOU WHAT IS GOOD THEN YOU ARE PROBABLY NEVER GOING TO BE SUCCESSFULL OR AT LEASE INDEPENDENT. I FELT THE SAME WAY YOU DID WHEN I FIRST HEARD ABOUT ACN BUT BY LEARNING THE INFORMATION MORE DETAILED IT MADE ALOT OF SENCE.

DON'T CALL SOMETHING A SCAM WHEN ITS NOT

I AM A PROUD ACN REP THAT MAKE A LIVING HELPING PEPOLE REACH THEIR DREAMS AND BY DOING THAT, MY DREAMS COME TRUE..

THANK YOU,
ACN REP
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#2 Consumer Comment

MLM'S ARE RIPOFFS

AUTHOR: Laurie - (U.S.A.)

the only people that make money on them as those at the top.

Even the Federal Trade Commission has info on why to avoid MLM's.

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/invest/inv12.shtm
Multilevel Marketing Plans
Produced in cooperation with the North American Securities Administrators Association

Based on the report posted - this is exactly what the FTC says to avoid

Avoid any plan that includes commissions for recruiting additional distributors. It may be an illegal pyramid.

Beware of plans that ask new distributors to purchase expensive inventory. These plans can collapse quickly -- and also may be thinly-disguised pyramids.

Be cautious of plans that claim you will make money through continued growth of your "downline" -- the commissions on sales made by new distributors you recruit -- rather than through sales of products you make yourself.

There are more listed under the link, But ACN looks to be an illegal pyramid scheme...
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#3 Consumer Comment

MLM'S ARE RIPOFFS

AUTHOR: Laurie - (U.S.A.)

the only people that make money on them as those at the top.

Even the Federal Trade Commission has info on why to avoid MLM's.

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/invest/inv12.shtm
Multilevel Marketing Plans
Produced in cooperation with the North American Securities Administrators Association

Based on the report posted - this is exactly what the FTC says to avoid

Avoid any plan that includes commissions for recruiting additional distributors. It may be an illegal pyramid.

Beware of plans that ask new distributors to purchase expensive inventory. These plans can collapse quickly -- and also may be thinly-disguised pyramids.

Be cautious of plans that claim you will make money through continued growth of your "downline" -- the commissions on sales made by new distributors you recruit -- rather than through sales of products you make yourself.

There are more listed under the link, But ACN looks to be an illegal pyramid scheme...
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#4 Consumer Comment

MLM'S ARE RIPOFFS

AUTHOR: Laurie - (U.S.A.)

the only people that make money on them as those at the top.

Even the Federal Trade Commission has info on why to avoid MLM's.

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/invest/inv12.shtm
Multilevel Marketing Plans
Produced in cooperation with the North American Securities Administrators Association

Based on the report posted - this is exactly what the FTC says to avoid

Avoid any plan that includes commissions for recruiting additional distributors. It may be an illegal pyramid.

Beware of plans that ask new distributors to purchase expensive inventory. These plans can collapse quickly -- and also may be thinly-disguised pyramids.

Be cautious of plans that claim you will make money through continued growth of your "downline" -- the commissions on sales made by new distributors you recruit -- rather than through sales of products you make yourself.

There are more listed under the link, But ACN looks to be an illegal pyramid scheme...
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#5 Consumer Comment

MLM'S ARE RIPOFFS

AUTHOR: Laurie - (U.S.A.)

the only people that make money on them as those at the top.

Even the Federal Trade Commission has info on why to avoid MLM's.

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/invest/inv12.shtm
Multilevel Marketing Plans
Produced in cooperation with the North American Securities Administrators Association

Based on the report posted - this is exactly what the FTC says to avoid

Avoid any plan that includes commissions for recruiting additional distributors. It may be an illegal pyramid.

Beware of plans that ask new distributors to purchase expensive inventory. These plans can collapse quickly -- and also may be thinly-disguised pyramids.

Be cautious of plans that claim you will make money through continued growth of your "downline" -- the commissions on sales made by new distributors you recruit -- rather than through sales of products you make yourself.

There are more listed under the link, But ACN looks to be an illegal pyramid scheme...
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#6 Consumer Comment

I am amazed at how dumb people are in this world!

AUTHOR: Tripodcommunications - (U.S.A.)

I was really concerned that I might be involved in a scam until I read all of these so called "scam reports"! lol I had to start laughing at the comments people made on their posts. WOW! It made me realize how ignorant people are and why MLM's have such a bad name! Some people thought they were getting a 9-5 job. Some people did not understand the $499 enrollment fee. Why would you guys invest your money into something with out doing research? I have been in ACN for a month and I have made a good amount of money and I am only doing it part time. All of these complainers got into ACN thinking they were going to "get rich quick", and found out it was hard, and quit. It's quit hysterical at the shear ignorance in this world.

What business can you start for $499? If I went and opened up a McDonalds Franchise and I had to pay a franchise fee, is that a scam?

The reason you have to pay the $5 at the training events is so they can pay for renting out the facility and to provide guests with food and drinks. Do you think that stuff is free? We are all independent reps, which means that we are independent from the company. lol

ACN is a great business opportunity and it is not a get rich quick scam. You have to recruit and work your a*s off until you build your business. If you are looking for a quick way to make money, buy a lottery ticket! Watch "The Apprentice, March 22nd, 2009 and watch how the Celebrities on the show love the video phone!!
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#7 Consumer Comment

I am amazed at how dumb people are in this world!

AUTHOR: Tripodcommunications - (U.S.A.)

I was really concerned that I might be involved in a scam until I read all of these so called "scam reports"! lol I had to start laughing at the comments people made on their posts. WOW! It made me realize how ignorant people are and why MLM's have such a bad name! Some people thought they were getting a 9-5 job. Some people did not understand the $499 enrollment fee. Why would you guys invest your money into something with out doing research? I have been in ACN for a month and I have made a good amount of money and I am only doing it part time. All of these complainers got into ACN thinking they were going to "get rich quick", and found out it was hard, and quit. It's quit hysterical at the shear ignorance in this world.

What business can you start for $499? If I went and opened up a McDonalds Franchise and I had to pay a franchise fee, is that a scam?

The reason you have to pay the $5 at the training events is so they can pay for renting out the facility and to provide guests with food and drinks. Do you think that stuff is free? We are all independent reps, which means that we are independent from the company. lol

ACN is a great business opportunity and it is not a get rich quick scam. You have to recruit and work your a*s off until you build your business. If you are looking for a quick way to make money, buy a lottery ticket! Watch "The Apprentice, March 22nd, 2009 and watch how the Celebrities on the show love the video phone!!
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#8 Consumer Comment

I am amazed at how dumb people are in this world!

AUTHOR: Tripodcommunications - (U.S.A.)

I was really concerned that I might be involved in a scam until I read all of these so called "scam reports"! lol I had to start laughing at the comments people made on their posts. WOW! It made me realize how ignorant people are and why MLM's have such a bad name! Some people thought they were getting a 9-5 job. Some people did not understand the $499 enrollment fee. Why would you guys invest your money into something with out doing research? I have been in ACN for a month and I have made a good amount of money and I am only doing it part time. All of these complainers got into ACN thinking they were going to "get rich quick", and found out it was hard, and quit. It's quit hysterical at the shear ignorance in this world.

What business can you start for $499? If I went and opened up a McDonalds Franchise and I had to pay a franchise fee, is that a scam?

The reason you have to pay the $5 at the training events is so they can pay for renting out the facility and to provide guests with food and drinks. Do you think that stuff is free? We are all independent reps, which means that we are independent from the company. lol

ACN is a great business opportunity and it is not a get rich quick scam. You have to recruit and work your a*s off until you build your business. If you are looking for a quick way to make money, buy a lottery ticket! Watch "The Apprentice, March 22nd, 2009 and watch how the Celebrities on the show love the video phone!!
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#9 UPDATE Employee

ACN Is Not For The Faint In Heart

AUTHOR: Pastorpreneur - (U.S.A.)

Just admit that you don't have what it takes to be in the B quandrant. ACN is everything it says it is.
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