• Report: #879269
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  • Submitted: Mon, May 07, 2012
  • Updated: Tue, May 22, 2012

  • Reported By: nofoolin — Denver Colorado United States of America
1000 Progress Place Concord, North Carolina United States of America

ACN A scam by Another Cool Name Concord, North Carolina

*Consumer Comment: Best report ever of ACN

*Consumer Comment: Just The Facts!

*General Comment: ACN SCAM...... Not quite

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Under no circumstances should you give this company or any of their "reps" any of your time, and certainly not your money. I have now had two meetings with them just for s-h-*-ts and giggles, and the pattern is the same..."Hey, let's have coffee and I can tell you about this great opportunity." Oh, surprise, I brought along my "friend" who is a little higher on the food chain to answer your questions. He's an R2-D2 Super Performer Level 3 ETT and you should listen to him because he's rich.

They give you the spiel about how wonderful the company is, how much money they're making (by the way, illegal to do), and how you too can become a self-made man in just a few years. The person will no doubt be dressed for success wearing clothes to the nines for a simple coffee meeting. Yay, I'm impressed! Sign me up, oh, by the way, can you show me the profit/loss statement, the # of participants who drop out/succeed, the median commission earned, the average time it takes to achieve said income streams, etc.? All of these questions are mandated by FTC regulation and guidelines for MLM operations.

Of course, this "senior" rep who joined your meeting has to call corporate for this information because they don't know and they're shocked you would ask for it because, hey, this is a "great opportunity and you're over-thinking it." They will then tell you about all the companies they work with, the trips the company has paid for, and that Donald Trump endorses it and 3 former Attorney General's sit on their board because they believe in the integrity of the company. Wow! Celebrity endorsement! Yay, I seem to remember Bernie Madoff tried the same approach, and we all know how successful and wealthy he made people. 

Now, I've been around the block a few times in business, politics, and investing, and I am fortunate enough to have well known names in my Rolodex most people would die for; all of whom laughed uncontrollably when I told them about ACN's premises, promises, and sales pitch. I know first hand what real wealth looks like and how truly successful people conduct business and handle the simple questions I asked ACN. These are very basic questions and answers that any investor or prospective business owner would ask, and any company representative should be willing to answer.

I can quite confidently say from experience and extensive research that ACN is nothing more than a pyramid scam operating on the thin edge of legality. If you're reading this, you've most likely been contacted by ACN to become the next self-made millionaire. It's an enticing dream, especially in this economy, but if you decide to drink ACN's Kool-Aid, I've got 20 acres of ocean front down in Tucson I'd like to sell you when you're done sipping.

Finally, if you'll notice, many of these complaints or negative reviews are almost immediately followed by someone from ACN staunchly defending the company. That person usually retorts with comments along the lines of "you're a loser," or "it wasn't meant for you," or "you didn't work hard enough.," or "you didn't follow the model." The litany of mindless retorts to negative commentary about ACN is endless, but look at other big companies that you know such as McDonald's, Berkshire Hathaway, Wal Mart, etc.

You'll see a big difference in the way negative comments and reviews are handled by their company representatives. This glaring red flag indicates that there are actually ACN reps out there that take it upon themselves to respond to these comments with vitriolic and negative retorts. You will never see that condoned or promulgated from legitimate companies or business entities.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 05/07/2012 12:34 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/acn/concord-north-carolina-28025/acn-a-scam-by-another-cool-name-concord-north-carolina-879269. 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 Consumer Comment

Best report ever of ACN

AUTHOR: pumpkin_eater - ()

No foolin, your report of ACN was bang-on and very well written. Thank you for helping to inform millions of would-be victims of the ACN pyramid scam.

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#2 Consumer Comment

Just The Facts!

AUTHOR: R. Michael G - ()

Nicely written complaint, but it doesn't make any sense why your posting it. You werent scammed by ACN, you never spent a dollar on ACN, you never bought a service through ACN and you never have had anything to do with ACN. So again another expert on the business who can post his knowledge of something he knows NOTHING about.

I have written so many long and detailed responses to all of these baseless claims by ANONYMOUS sources, that It's nauseating, so I'll just keep them simple.

If you want to know the truth about this just go to - ACNIBO: Read The Facts - and read the article. It will only take a few minutes and you will understand the facts, not just opinions of 100s of ANONYMOUS complainers, who claim to know the truth, but wont reveal who they actually are.

There is no point in defending ACN from people who just want to believe how bad it is, they will seek what they want to believe, if you're one of them, dont bother reading the article you might have to change your mind.

R. Michael - ACN IBO #02637585

Read the complete article explaining the FACTS not ANONYMOUS opinions

Also browse through my blog for articles fully explaining everything there is to know about ACN, NO LIES, NO DECEPTION, NO PRESSURE, just the FACTS.
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#3 General Comment

ACN SCAM...... Not quite

AUTHOR: Realist - (United States of America)

First and foremost you can submit a scam unless you can say and prove that you have been scammed by ACN. The company has been around for 20 years has generated over 500 Million in Revenue and is debt free. Not to mention it's repeated publicity by the Wall Street Journal, Business Weekly and Success from Home Magazine. Sure they did their diligent homework before putting their credibility on the line and write about the company in some cases several times over. Pretty sure if ACN was nothing more then scam the Federal Government would have surely put an end to and federally indited the co-founders and all of whom have made hundreds of thousands and millions of dollars, would you not agree. How can you scam people when you are not selling them anything. Better yet ACN is such a scam that AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Comcast, Dish Network, Direct TV, ADT and many other Fortune 50 companies not to mention professional althletes and  very successful business owners as well Donald Trump are all part of the Scam, Right? Sure Trumps Legal team dissected ACN determined it was a SCam and said hey let me go ahead and try and buy this company or put my name behind it. Let me ask a quick question! Speaking of Donald Trump, how many company's the Mr. Trump endorse? How many of those company's does he own? Does Donald Trump own any of ACN? Sorry that was three questions.

How can you ask a company for a profit to loss statement when there no sales of transfer of goods solely by ACN? If you're a sales rep and you interview for a sales position within an organization, do you ask how many sales reps have you had since opening and what is the failure to success ratio?  Not sure how you can screw up a 500K investment in McDonalds! If you have so many friends in High Places how come you're not employed by one of them? Better yet, why is that you decided to take a look at ACN for a second time? It's really easy to be nestled what you feel is comfort. Look on the Back of you Dollar Bill and tell me what you see a Pyramid much like the company you work for...... A CEO, a CFO, Upper Management, Middle Management, Sales Team, Customer Service, and Maintenance Crew. All of which work on a tiered compenstation structure and none of which will ever make more then the person or person(s) above them. Everyone at the Top gets screwed while the rest is left to fend for themselves. Yeah I know it's hard to believe that retired school teachers, unemployed business men, Men or women with no college degrees and actually come in put their nose to the grind and be extremely successful without having gone to College. Or making more then some who has all of the degrees and accomplishments in the world. There's no ceiling to what you can do in Network Marketing. Be extremely successful while helping others do the same thing. Hope you enjoy investing your time and money into someone else or even if you have your own business. Take some time off, sell your business..... Will you still be making money from all of your hard work and efforts, time away from your family and friends. One last thing Pyramids are Illegal right.................... Turn over and look on the back of the your Dollar bill, should you carry bills that small and tell me what you see....... A PYRAMID, Brought to you by your UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT! It's so Illegal even they thought it should be on our currency.
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