- Report: #675452
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Complaint Review: Market America
Market America1302 Pleasant Ridge Road, Greensboro, NC Greensboro, North Carolina United States of America
Market America MA FAKE BUSINESS! STAY AWAY for your own good! Greensboro, North Carolina
*Consumer Comment: From JR's First Wife
I was a former distributor of Market America, and I want to tell everyone out there the truth.
If you're reading this and you are considering "getting in"- I recommend you put your money into something more reliable - like a trash can. It will be much faster and you'll get the same result.
In a way, I'm glad I was in Market America, because now I can recognize a SCAM when i see one.
I was heavily involved with Market America, and I was in the "inner circle". I was involved with their entertainment sector, called "Conquer Entertainment." This was supposed to be a really great idea to market music, and I was at first really excited. However, this excitement turned sour when I realized what was going on behind closed doors.
Amanda Ridinger was their CEO of the entertainment sector, and also the daughter of their CEO, JR Ridinger. The way she ran this part of the company was terrible- she had no idea how to run a company. What was most telling about this whole business was the way that JR treated his daughter Amanda; she was treated like a red-headed stepchild. And if JR treats his own daughter poorly, just imagine what he will do with total strangers in his business.
He had another wife with another daughter whom Market America portrayed as the "royal family." They were always on stage in front of thousands of people, always dressing in gowns and expensive clothing, and putting on the ritz. However, Amanda was treated as the outcast of the family. Even though her millionaire-father had a penthouse suite at the Ritz Carlton, she was driving a beat up car and had to pay her way through school.
Now the Market America inside scoop-
When you see the presentation, it looks nice, but the reality is that Market America IS a LEGAL PYRAMID SCHEME. The amazing thing is that no one really catches on. They say that they're the anti-pyramid, but their compensation plan is still the same as the 9-5 job; they have a few people at the top making all of the money, and everyone else at the bottom of the pyramid paying those people.
My sponsor, who was making $7-10,000 every four weeks, had been in the business for four years. She had an entire group drop out on her, and I didn't understand why. After I dropped out I understood. After a year in the business, I made at most $450. I went to ALL the seminars, listened to ALL the audios, and spoke to ALL my friends about it. I recently had to go through my whole contact book and apologize to all the damage that I created with this business. I had to really get out of the hole I dug for myself with this business.
One positive result of my time in market america was the experience. Now, I know what brainwashing is. I was totally brainwashed into thinking this business would work. Now I see the brainwashing in major religions and all over the place.
DO NOT GET INTO THIS BUSINESS!
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 12/27/2010 12:02 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Market-America/Greensboro-North-Carolina-/Market-America-MA-FAKE-BUSINESS-STAY-AWAY-for-your-own-good-Greensboro-North-Carolina-675452. 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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