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Complaint Review: Cyberwize

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  • Submitted: Tue, November 15, 2005
  • Updated: Mon, March 21, 2011

  • Reported By:Sarasota Florida
Cyberwize
2829 Cattleman Road Sarasota, Florida U.S.A.

Cyberwize ripoff and cult operating as basic pyramid sheme "MLM" Sarasota Florida

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Since when is a Pyramid a scheme?

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: You Are So Right--Cyberwize is a Scam!

*Consumer Comment: Millionaire Magazine

*Consumer Comment: Brad Hager

*Consumer Comment: What Mr. Brad Hager claims...

*Consumer Comment: The lengths some people go to defraud others...

*Consumer Suggestion: Clarification for Andrew in Sarasota

*UPDATE Employee: there will always be bad people selling good products

*UPDATE Employee: there will always be bad people selling good products

*UPDATE Employee: there will always be bad people selling good products

*UPDATE Employee: there will always be bad people selling good products

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This company is a total rip off. They recruit you to start your "company" at anywhere from $99 to about $1000. They push for recruitment more than the selling of their products because the people at the top are making money off entry fees. Then you have to pay for your own advertising, business cards, websites, etc which the people at the very top are also making money on. Their products are awful so in order to stay "active" you have to buy the products yourself. You wind up being your own customer, wasting money on products you would never buy, and Brad Hager and his cohorts are sitting back collecting their fat checks from your purchases.The only "millionaires" in this company are the people who started it, and their money is coming from their EMPLOYEES!!

It was honestly one of the worst sales pitches I have ever seen. YOU HAVE TO READ THIS to understand how these scams work. http://www.mlm-thetruth.com/5RedFlags-NW3C1col-12-4.pdf It is a pretty typical pyramid scheme, dont fall for it and if you know someone already in it, tell them not to give any more money to it. They will probably already be brainwashed though haha. C-ya!

Andrew
Sarasota, Florida
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 11/15/2005 06:58 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Cyberwize/Sarasota-Florida-34232/Cyberwize-ripoff-and-cult-operating-as-basic-pyramid-sheme-MLM-Sarasota-Florida-164721. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Since when is a Pyramid a scheme?

AUTHOR: Marc - (United States of America)

I have to just shake my head at those who decry Zrii (formally Cyberwize I guess) as a Pyramid "scheme". A scheme implies
something under-handed. At Zrii, it's just not true.

Let me ask you this. At the company you currently work at, are you a salesperson who slaves for and makes money for the Sales Manager, who then makes money for the Director, then the V.P. then the CEO etc? Then YOU work in a Pyramid structured company! The issue with you is that your chance for advancement is very small and highly competitive, not to mention the office politics and favoritism.

In a multi-level marketing organization, you start at the TOP of your business, which YOU run. You build your team. You get out whatever effort you put into it. If this is not something you want to do or feel that you can do, then it's not for you, but don't knock it for the rest of us and quit whining about it. You just stay where you're at waiting for that next down-sizing.
MLM is endorsed by the likes of Warren Buffet and Donald Trump.

Folks are also complaining about having to do their own advertising and marketing. Oh Boo-hoo. Again, I shake my head. If you want to build your own team, then you have to be the one attracting your employees.
It's just that simple. There's also a thing called the Internet. There are so many free ways to attract employees, it's almost ridiculous. You can work on people you do know or people you don't know, it doesn't matter. I haven't paid for advertising yet.

It's also about the products and Zrii has the best in the wellness business (the next $trillion business, btw). I don't know about what happened in the 06-09 timeframe, where all the negative comments seem to be coming from but since then, the Zrii products have been reformulated and endorsed by Dr. Deepak Chopra. He even sells them on his website. These are not over-priced products that you can also buy at Target. These are not chemically filled cosmetics. They are all natural with no preservatives. Zrii products have no equal. Feel free to research the ingredients. They're mentioned o www.zrii.com. Oh btw, the buy-in actually gets you a BUNCH of actual product that you can resell, hand out as samples or use yourself.

If this is something you want to get into, now is the time to do it. They're starting to go international. Compared to ANY other startup, getting in is easy and extremely affordable. If you're interested, call (((ROR redacted))) and leave your information. Chances are you could be one of the first distributors in your town.
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#2 UPDATE EX-employee responds

You Are So Right--Cyberwize is a Scam!

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

I worked at Cyberwize. It is nothing but a pyramid scheme. Everything they do is to sign up "IBO"s (individual business owners) in the downline of the people at the top, so those people can make more money.

CyberWize gives every employee in the home office (about 60) $100 worth of free products every month and counts this among their sales! The people at the top do not sell anything. They make all their money from their downline. The company claims 100,000 IBOs, but I only saw the names of about 200. These are the ones making money. The others are not.

They use a very Christian-oriented line to try to get people to sign up--trying to tell people becoming an IBO is a blessing from God. They prey on a lot of people who have had bad luck, like hurricane Katrina victims.

Plus, the products are not that great and are very over-priced.
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#3 Consumer Comment

Millionaire Magazine

AUTHOR: C J May - (U.S.A.)

I thought Douglas Lambert owned Millionaire Magazine.
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#4 Consumer Comment

Brad Hager

AUTHOR: C J May - (U.S.A.)

All I have to say is if you were truly contacted by "Brad Hager" you might want to find his phone# and beg to be personally sponsored by him. Brad is a Diamond in the Cyberwize business; the guy was given a $2million check from Cyberwize last year at one of Cyberwize's end of the year conventions. Not very often you're contacted by one of the top income earners in the company. One of his many downline Platinums earns well over $150,000.00 a month, you should also check out Cyberwize's income disclosures required by the Fed to be disclosed anytime the business plan is shown to a prospective independent business owner, it might shock you.
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#5 Consumer Comment

What Mr. Brad Hager claims...

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

I also just found that in Mr. Hager's email to me regarding his "job opportunity" that he said he was featured in Millionaire Magazine. Well, a little more research about it and I found that Mr. Hager owns the magazine!!! Guess he has to create his own positive publicity since everyone else's perception of him is negative.
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#6 Consumer Comment

The lengths some people go to defraud others...

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

I received two emails this week from supposedly Mr. Brad Hager himself saying he was pleased to inform me that my resume was chosen out of 100's to be a part of his company. Well, his email did not name the company, just gave a bunch of supposed facts about the company and an 877 number to call and listen to his pre-qualifying message and then I am supposed to leave my name & phone number so I can be contacted.

Gee, if I was chosen out of 100's, how come he doesn't have my contact info? Too funny, I know it's a scam and also, when I hit respond and asked a bunch of questions, here's a shocker, the email came back as undeliverable. I swear, the lengths some people go to defraud job candidates that simply post a resume on the various sites. Anyway, just want to make sure Mr. Hager and CYBERWIZ.COM (I found out the company name by looking him up on the Internet) stay fresh in people's minds that he is a con artist.
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#7 Consumer Suggestion

Clarification for Andrew in Sarasota

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

When speaking of building your own business or participating in any business opportunity you should not refer to yourself or others in it as "Employees".

You are NOT an employee, and that is how they get away with it.

If you were an employee, they would have to pay you a wage or a salary of at least minimum wage for ALL hours invested, AND it is illegal to require any employee to purchase products or services.

As an employee, your employer must provide at no cost to you everything you need to do your job.

You were actually an independent contractor or independent business owner. NOT an employee.
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#8 UPDATE Employee

there will always be bad people selling good products

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

To Whom It May Concern,

No matter what industry you choose to enter, there will always be bad people selling good products. Lets not forget that we as consumers not only have the ability to research product but, if we do not make educated decisions regarding products, it's our fault! If ANY of the people would have taken the time they spent complaining researching, they would have known what they had their hands on. Polysaccaride Peptides (one of the exclusive products) is not only mentioned in Harper's Biochemistry text but in The Physicians Desk Ref. as well under Compromised Immune Systems. I have been taking PSP+ for 8 months and will continue. The PSP+ has done more for me in 8 months than the specialized doctors were able to do in 4 years.

I currently own my own business and if I would have expected to be making a profit especially with absolutely no out flow of funds in just a few months, I would have been living in a dream world! You will only get out of life what you put in and complaining and having an attitude that someone or some company owes you something is pitifull as are you.
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#9 UPDATE Employee

there will always be bad people selling good products

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

To Whom It May Concern,

No matter what industry you choose to enter, there will always be bad people selling good products. Lets not forget that we as consumers not only have the ability to research product but, if we do not make educated decisions regarding products, it's our fault! If ANY of the people would have taken the time they spent complaining researching, they would have known what they had their hands on. Polysaccaride Peptides (one of the exclusive products) is not only mentioned in Harper's Biochemistry text but in The Physicians Desk Ref. as well under Compromised Immune Systems. I have been taking PSP+ for 8 months and will continue. The PSP+ has done more for me in 8 months than the specialized doctors were able to do in 4 years.

I currently own my own business and if I would have expected to be making a profit especially with absolutely no out flow of funds in just a few months, I would have been living in a dream world! You will only get out of life what you put in and complaining and having an attitude that someone or some company owes you something is pitifull as are you.
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#10 UPDATE Employee

there will always be bad people selling good products

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

To Whom It May Concern,

No matter what industry you choose to enter, there will always be bad people selling good products. Lets not forget that we as consumers not only have the ability to research product but, if we do not make educated decisions regarding products, it's our fault! If ANY of the people would have taken the time they spent complaining researching, they would have known what they had their hands on. Polysaccaride Peptides (one of the exclusive products) is not only mentioned in Harper's Biochemistry text but in The Physicians Desk Ref. as well under Compromised Immune Systems. I have been taking PSP+ for 8 months and will continue. The PSP+ has done more for me in 8 months than the specialized doctors were able to do in 4 years.

I currently own my own business and if I would have expected to be making a profit especially with absolutely no out flow of funds in just a few months, I would have been living in a dream world! You will only get out of life what you put in and complaining and having an attitude that someone or some company owes you something is pitifull as are you.
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#11 UPDATE Employee

there will always be bad people selling good products

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

To Whom It May Concern,

No matter what industry you choose to enter, there will always be bad people selling good products. Lets not forget that we as consumers not only have the ability to research product but, if we do not make educated decisions regarding products, it's our fault! If ANY of the people would have taken the time they spent complaining researching, they would have known what they had their hands on. Polysaccaride Peptides (one of the exclusive products) is not only mentioned in Harper's Biochemistry text but in The Physicians Desk Ref. as well under Compromised Immune Systems. I have been taking PSP+ for 8 months and will continue. The PSP+ has done more for me in 8 months than the specialized doctors were able to do in 4 years.

I currently own my own business and if I would have expected to be making a profit especially with absolutely no out flow of funds in just a few months, I would have been living in a dream world! You will only get out of life what you put in and complaining and having an attitude that someone or some company owes you something is pitifull as are you.
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