Is there a Quickstar Scam?
The company Quickstar, or Quixtar, who ironically are owned by the former owners of Amway, offers prospective customers the chance to join their organization as "Clients", "Members", or "Independent Business Owners, (IBOs).
They offer IBOs the opportunity to build their own business through retail. IBOs are asked to pay a registration fee, and other additional charges for miscellaneous activities. Recently, Quixtar has been under the ax for allegedly being involved in illegal business practices, such as pyramid scheming.
There have also been accusations against Quixtar, saying that their products are being sold to their own IBOs for personal consumption.
One of Quickstar's policies include giving IBOs points for the items that they sell through Quixtar, and are paid back on the number of points accumulated by, and generated from personal consumption.
Quickstar promises financial freedom in the first few years with the company for potential customers, however a look at the average IBOs salary per month discredits this.
The average monthly gross income for an active Quickstar IBO is approximately $115. This is before expenses that are expected to be paid by the IBO for travel, training, motivational materials, and more.
As well, 1/3 of Quickstar's IBOs are listed as inactive. As a matter of fact, most IBOs do not make anywhere near the average annual income in the United States of $47, 101.
Although Quickstar vehemently denies being the Amway company, just under a different name, the lead products being sold by Quickstar are the same as those that were sold by Amway.
Amway was involved in so many kinds of scandals and illegal business activities that, if I were Quickstar, I would deny a connection too. In 1979, they were charged by the FTC, and were ordered, by the courts to cease and desist from making income claims, and from price fixing.
The company was charged with being an illegal pyramid scheme. Incidentally, the FTC refuses to endorse the new company of Quixtar.
The state of Wisconsin had Amway charged with reporting unrealistic and exaggerated income claims, and failure to disclose the identity of Amway. In 1983, Amway pleaded guilty in Canada to charges of fraud for the purposes of tax evasion.
Joining Quixtar could be a very big mistake, if the result of Amway is any indication. As the saying goes, 'Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me'.
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