• Report: #1134048

Complaint Review: Usana Health Sciences, Team USANA, true health foundation, convicted felon barry minkow, Reset Challenge

  • Submitted: Thu, March 27, 2014
  • Updated: Thu, March 27, 2014

  • Reported By: Salty Droid — Dist of Columbia
Usana Health Sciences, Team USANA, true health foundation, convicted felon barry minkow, Reset Challenge
3838 West Parkway Boulevard , Utah USA

Usana Health Sciences, Team USANA, true health foundation, convicted felon barry minkow, Reset Challenge Tim Haran, Boyd Bastian, Angie Larsen, Ashley Collins , Dave Wentz, Kevin Guest, Dan Macuga, Alan Bergstrom FBI had launched a criminal investigation, Pyramid Watch claims Pyramid scheme, Utah

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The FBI had launched a criminal investigation into the company. Usana says it isn’t aware of any such probe.  Barry Minkow, a convicted felon-turned-fraud-buster, who penned a 500-page report alleging that the company’s fantastic performance came not from selling vitamins but via a pyramid scheme that roped suckers into a multilevel marketing scheme from which few would be able to glean profits.

Usana, Minkow alleges, is a convoluted pyramid scheme that baits consumers with promises of personal wealth and leaves them empty-handed.

 Instead of offering its products in stores, Usana is a multilevel marketer, with a network of 178,000 distributors selling its line of nutritional supplements and personal-care products to consumers. [continued below]....

..... In theory, distributors can make money by selling products to anybody who wants them, but they can make much bigger profits by recruiting other salespeople and getting a share of their revenue.

Robert Fitzpatrick, the president of Pyramid Scheme Alert, who was contracted by Minkow to review Usana’s structure, says there’s another big problem: The company’s sales model is untenable, at least from the point of view of recent recruits being able to find new distributors to work for them. “If this chain were continued just 26 levels, it would exceed the number of households in the U.S.A.,” Fitzpatrick said in a recent report. “Usana’s “success” depends on the “failures” of tens of thousands of recruits.”

Usana, hired an Reputation Management firm hide all the reviews of past victims called Big Blue Robot which is owned by Ceveon, which was alleged to have helped cheating to raise test scroes in schools nationwide.

 

 


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