• Report: #668677
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  • Submitted: Mon, December 06, 2010
  • Updated: Fri, December 10, 2010

  • Reported By: M.H. — California United States of America
1000 Progerss Place concord, North Carolina United States of America

ACN Subtle ripoff... concord, North Carolina

*Consumer Suggestion: Always "do the math" BEFORE joining and handing over your money!

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: 'Big Frickin Sucker'

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Dear Mankind...

Don't waste your money.. seriously.  They (ACN) are pretty savvy using your family and friends because those people TRUST YOU.. But in the end you're embarrassed.. family and friends are out of HARD EARNED MONEY.. as well as yourself..

They don't let you market yourself to the general public, you have to USE your family and friends (your circle of influence). I completely regret giving this MLM my money.. I am even more embarrassed to have believed their bull..

Eventually they will go public - but they will have built their company on the backs of gullible people life myself.. Boy was I a first class sucker.

Bla bla bla.. they say you just have to get out there and work your circle of influence...  Such FIRST RATE CRAP!

Oh yeah, and Donald Trump has endorsed it.. oh brother.. From what I see in the media, this man has no problem "stepping on the little people" to make his bucks.. no wonder he has endorsed this private company that is a public shame in my eyes!. [continued below]....

Boy, I sure wish a friend would have slapped me in the face when I first pitched it to them.. but of course, they trusted me..


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#1 Consumer Suggestion

Always "do the math" BEFORE joining and handing over your money!

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

The application of just a little common sense could have saved you the 500 bucks it cost to join, and the alienation of your friends and family which you will never be able to repair.

ACN is actually a PYRAMID SCHEME no matter how they "spin" it and skirt the law.

But rest assured the AG's of several states and the FTC are hot on the heels of ACN.

YOU can help with your written complaint to all agencies.

Here is the deal. ACN reps make the majority of their real income by recruiting other members rather than from the sale of bonafide goods and services. This is what makes it an ILLEGAL PYRAMID.

If you look at the compensation plan, anyone with even third grade math skills and a shred of common sense could see that it would be totally and physically impossible to actually make a living from this program based on commissions from services sold.

That is why they need that 500 bucks up front. They need to pay the recruiting agent and the upline, which supports the pyramid claim.

I would bet that of all of the total participants in ACN, LESS THAN 3% have ever made a dime.


That is a CHALLENGE.

Put up or shut up.

The motto with ACN reps and almost all MLM schemes is "fake it til you make it". Most of these people pitching these schemes are unemployed, and/or broke, and living on credit with the fancy cars, clothes, and 'flash" cash they use at meetings.

The bottom line is that they are broke because they were scammed and have made no money at all, and now they need to scam you to get that money back.

Furthermore, the "services" that ACN offers are not even competitive in todays communications market. After all, long distance is FREE on my cell phone, and every other cell phone I know of.  Almost NOBODY uses home phones anymore, as they are obsolete. The cable company offers bundles with local, long distance and internet that cannot be beat pricewise by anyone.

So, what purpose does ACN actually serve?


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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

'Big Frickin Sucker'

AUTHOR: Geoff - (USA)

M.H. I am sorry that you feel as though you are a sucker.  I have been very successful with my ACN business and have never been ashamed to introduce my family and friends to the business opportunity. It is not for everybody, but it is a great business for those who want to put in their time and work hard. There is no point in recruiting someone or coercing them into joining you if they are not interested in working the business. In that case, they would make no money and you would make no money, and that would not be good for your relationship. You should find people who see the value in the opportunity and want to make the best of it. Basically, you should not be trying to drag a horse to water, but rather you are looking for thirsty horses. My business partners and I have been very happy with ACN over the years and many of them thank me for getting them involved.  If the company is not right for you, I totally understand, but please dont project your negative experience on everyone else.  I have nothing but positive things to say about my experience with ACN.
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