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FHTM / MLM Companies (such as FHTM) Have a Bad Name

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Many individuals can be very skeptical toward multi-level marketing (MLM) companies (specifically towards Fortune High-Tech Marketing (FHTM)). Many are quick to assume that all MLM companies are illegal pyramid schemes that don’t even offer real products or are disguised as a business by using various products. It’s not shocking that many people are fearful about join a MLM network. They can’t help but wonder if they will get ripped off. Some former representatives (reps) from FHTM claim they got ripped off. Reps who do well at the company argue that the people who complain are the ones who are not making enough effort to network market and are unhappy with how much they end up making from the company. Reps who feel ripped off may have broken even with how much they spent on signing up with FHTM. This can happen is a rep is not proactive and does not purchase the products in the FHTM network.

It’s a too bad that there are companies out there that have ripped people off by trying to scam people with a high value product that is worth a tiny fraction of the original price. No one likes to feel as if they have been tricked or manipulated
Another reason why MLM companies, such as FHTM, have a bad name is merely because people are misinformed about the company. Some people just do not understand the concept of network marketing. People tend to know about Amway and Mary Kay. Sometimes it helps Reps to explain to potential customers how FHTM shares some similarities with these companies.

Many times in life, a person or company or organization gets a bad name because there are misunderstandings, lack of information and angry individuals who feel the need to exaggerate. When former reps from FHTM don’t reach their financial goals, they become disenchanted with the system. The network marketing system only works for people who constantly make an effort to make it work.

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  • Ba
      27th of Feb, 2011
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    FHTM is no longer authorized to use the DuPont name, logo, or trademark in any way. FHTM should immediately discontinue the use of any materials containing the DuPont logo. Our right to use DuPont’s name, logo and trademark was revoked because FHTM abused the system by creating and distributing unapproved marketing materials that displayed the DuPont logo.

  • Ba
      11th of Mar, 2011
    0 Votes

    FHTM makes it onto the FTC list of rip-offs. Looks like this company is about to implode

    FTC Steps Up Efforts Against Scams That Target Financially-Strapped Consumers

    More Than 90 Actions Brought By Commission and Its Law Enforcement Partners

    The Federal Trade Commission today stepped up its ongoing campaign against scammers who falsely promise guaranteed jobs and opportunities to “be your own boss” to consumers who are struggling with unemployment and diminished incomes as a consequence of the economic downturn.

    “Operation Empty Promises, ” a multi-agency law enforcement initiative today announced more than 90 enforcement actions, including three new FTC cases and developments in seven other matters, 48 criminal actions by the Department of Justice (many of which involved the assistance of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service), seven additional civil actions by the Postal Inspection Service, and 28 actions by state law enforcement agencies in Alaska, California, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Montana, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, Washington, and the District of Columbia.

    In a press conference at the FTC, David Vladeck, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, was joined by Tony West, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division of the Department of Justice; Greg Campbell, Deputy Chief Inspector of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service; North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper; and a California consumer who had bought into a program to start his own Internet business.

    “The victims of these frauds are our neighbors – people who are trying to make an honest living, ” said David C. Vladeck, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. “Under pressure to make ends meet, they risked their limited financial resources in response to the promise of a job, an income – a chance at a profitable home-based business. But these turned out to be empty promises – and the people who counted on them ended up with high levels of frustration and even higher levels of debt.”

    The FTC has updated consumer education materials to help consumers avoid falling victim to these scams. Screen shots from the websites of some of the operators charged in this law enforcement sweep, as well as video footage of FTC Consumer Protection Director Vladeck and FTC attorney Daniel Hanks, are also available at ftc.gov/bizopps or youtube.com/FTCvideos.

    http://www.docstoc.com/docs/73082559/FHTM-named-in-FTC-investigation-of-illegal-companies

    www.fhtmclassaction.info for all of the details

  • Ba
      8th of Apr, 2011
    0 Votes

    Courtesy of Corporate Frauds Watch
    In 'MLM business opportunity' frauds, direct association with trusted brands has been a lie by Shyam

    In a previous post, I drew your free-thinking readers' attention to some remarkable optical illusions which clearly demonstrate that the human mind can be easily deceived simply by changing the context in which we see things http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-11553099 . A stalking-panther, when photographed in a jungle environment, is almost invisible to the human eye if shown only in black and white, but the same dangerous predator is immediately obvious to us when shown in color. Two squares of identical color and shade, appear to be of completely different color and shade when each one is surrounded by squares which alter the context in which our minds automatically see them.

    No one now seriously disputes that deluded, core-'MLM' adherents look at 'MLM business opportunity' frauds only in two dimensions, 'positive' and 'negative.' A growing mountain of quantifiable evidence proves that vast numbers of ill-informed people have been deceived into entering this style of camouflaged totalitarian cult, then, on the pretext that 'the duplication of a step-by-step positive plan will lead to success, ' they have been intellectually-castrated (without their fully-informed consent) so that their minds will only accept what their leaders have arbitrarily defined as 'positive, ' and to exclude what these same charlatans have arbitrarily defined as 'negative.' When seen only in the fake 'positive' context of: 'Business', 'Independence', 'Financial Freedom', 'Direct Selling', 'Low Risk', 'Income Opportunity', etc. 'MLM business opportunity' frauds can appear to be authentic. This dangerous inversion of reality has been further confirmed by (apparently independent) : celebrity endorsements, glossy-advertizing, 'Direct Selling Associations', etc.; all of which form a pattern of ongoing, major, racketeering activity, because all these artificially-created, fake 'positive' contexts have actually been financed by the profits of fraud in order to continue to perpetrate the same fraud. It is only when you take 'MLM business opportunity' frauds out of their artificially-created, fake 'positive' contexts, that their true, predatory nature becomes immediately obvious.

    One of the most-deceptive, fake 'positive' contexts in which 'MLM business opportunity' frauds have been presented is there apparent direct association with trusted brands. Currently, in the USA, the millionaire racketeers behind the 'Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing' lie are being challenged in court for having pretended direct association with some of America's most famous companies: including: General Electric, DuPont, Time, Verizon Wireless and AT&T, Travelocity, Peter Lamas and BSP Rewards Mall. For, according to documents presented in court, none of these companies has ever had a direct association with 'FHTM.' Furthermore, the officers of all these companies were actually unaware that their valuable brand-names and trademarks were being used by racketeers to commit fraud. The only connection that the 'FHTM' fake has had with all these authentic companies is that 'FHTM' has been a corporate customer of their products and services. Yet again, the use of this devious technique of psychological persuasion has been copied from the original 'MLM business opportunity' fraud, 'Amway.'

    According to an 'FHTM' whistleblower, Joseph Isaacs: 'When these companies find out that their trademarks, names, logos and reputations are being used by FHTM in order to aide FHTM in proving its legitimacy they will issue a cease and desist order, insist on actions to stop or not allow FHTM to market their products'. Indeed, currently every one of the companies listed above has either issued a cease and desist order against 'FHTM, ' or no longer allows itself to be aligned with 'Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing.'

    Again, according to Joseph Isaacs, 'FHTM leaders would systematically tell prospects during presentations that FHTM must be legal, because no iconic Fortune 100 company would affiliate with a scam' and that 'all of these major companies had sent their CEO’s and legal teams to meet with FHTM founder, Paul Orberson, to evaluate his MLM company.' Self-evidently these scripted-lies were part of an overall pattern of ongoing, major, racketeering activity.

    David Brear (copyright 2011)

  • Cr
      3rd of Jul, 2011
    0 Votes

    If these frauds still ongoing and the cases filed with the FTC are legitimate and with solid evidences that this FHTM is a pyramid scam why not issue an order from the Department of Justice -Kentucky or from Washington D.C. a temporary closure or permanently, unless reasonable doubts have been proven otherwise. If those America's most famous companies has ever had any direct association with FHTM they must also file complaint against the racketeer (Paul Orberson-Founder) and shall request from DOJ to issue a cease and desist order against FHTM to stop marketing their products and services. Whatever FTC decision and appropriate legal action against FHTM it may take, the results will be a big whistleblow to all "Racketeers" or "MLM Companies" that are doing the same concept. The best outcome of the case will open the eyes of the many people of the United States to look for a legit Company open jobs with decent pay and will help the government to decrease the rate of unemployment and increase the percentage of tax filers. God Bless America.

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