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Quixtar / Fraud and scam

1 Columbia, SC, United States Review updated:
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It angers me when unscrupulous people will act like your friend during the process of trying to rip you off. I am a busy college student who works a typical retail job to finance my typical college boy activities. During a long weekend shift, I was approached by a respectable looking young man who needed help finding a gift for his wife. I was busy as usual, but I had no problem helping him find something. Now I wish I just ignored him like I usually do.

After helping this seemingly polite young man, he asked me what I was studying in school. I casually told him that I was a Marketing and Finance student. He eagerly told me that he worked for Weir Marketing International Solutions, and that they were in the process of hiring extra help with their marketing services. This instantly perked my interested so I gradually prodded for more information.

We exchanged information, and I went back to work excited about the possibility of working for a marketing firm while in school. We got in touch and set up and interview at a nearby coffee shop close to my campus.

The associate and his wife, smiling the whole time, interviewed me and told me vague descriptions of what their marketing company does. All they told me was that their company helps major suppliers market their products on the internet. I found it interesting but odd that they would not sufficiently tell vital information about a prospective employer. I already became suspicious but played along.

After my interview (in a coffee shop... strange for a legitimate company), I was informed that they were interested in having a second interview with their boss. I agreed and was notified that the second interview was at a local hotel. With the little information I had about the company, I tried to look up everything.

There was no Internet record about Weir International Marketing Solutions. I searched high and low for hours. However, I remembered the brief explanations on how you needed to 'build a team' and 'recruit' other members to gain more money. I also remembered the term 'network marketing' said. I instantly googled these basic ideas, and I became aware of what I suspected: An elaborate pyramid scheme.

I went to the second interview armed with questions and found that this 'meeting' was a basic motivational speech on how to make thousands of dollars with little working input. I instantly became pi**ed off at the outright deceit that this lovely little couple thoughtlessly committed in order to drag me into that conference.

The speaker ranted for an hour and half about how Quixtar saved him from debt and working a career job. The outright brainwashing techniques they utilized was impressive but PATHETIC! Anyone who could not see through the epic lies needs to wake up. I looked at my recruiter with outright disgust.

After the meeting, I couldn't get out of the door fast enough. However, the recruiter and his wife wanted me to meet all of their people. I just wanted to leave. I have heard of Quixtar before through the grapevine, and I new it was nothing but lies and a giant scam. They gave me a packet and I left. I didn't want it, but I just wanted to leave before I said something I would have regretted.

I sent my recruiter and email expressing that I would not be joining his network at all. He sent a jarring email back expressing that I HAD to meet him with the packet of information. This pi**ed me off even more. I already wasted hours on this giant mirage of financial freedom, and I just wanted to move on from this.

I met him with the packet at the same coffee shop we first met and tried to leave ASAP. However, he insisted on talking with me. I had nothing to say but a piece of my mind, but I stayed calm and spoke briefly. He tried to brainwash me and I wouldn't hear it. I constantly heard that I was missing a great opportunity. I responded back with statistics and actual media reports about the company. He said they weren't true, and I responded that I don't think Dateline NBC would just make that up... seriously. He left annoyed trying to guilt trip me and I left smiling at quite a lost soul he was.

It is sad that these people think that this will change their life. The company is nothing but broken promises and financial destitution for the little guys. I talked with former victims of Quixtar, and I heard nothing but depressing stories of financial ruin.

Read the published reports about AMWAY, ALTICOR, and QUIXTAR. It's nothing but creative psychology targeted at the middle class desperate for financial freedom. It's completely deceitful and disgusting that people will lie and steal from you with a smile on their face.

In response to this deceit, I have told everyone I know about this scam. I even gave all the information to my school's career center. So I hope the ###s stay away from students at my university. I am so glad I spotted the b.s. before I signed something. I hope all of you do the same for your own sake. JUST STAY AWAY!!

Va

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Wa
  26th of Sep, 2008
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Back in the late seventies I was hired by an "Emerald" level Scamway distributor as an audio engineer. I told them up front I was positively not interested in "THE PLAN". At that point they needed me more than I needed them, so I was hired. My job was to tape, then edit the Friday night rallies, the Saturday(and night)blitz, and the Sunday motivational gobble-de-gook. I came back with about twenty hours worth of drooling foolishness that I edited to fit on a ninety minute tape.

It was evident to me the only people making large dollars were the AMAGODs up on the stage, shamelessly shamming good people out of hard earned money for the "tools"...the tapes, the books. The only "tools" apparent to me were wearing the Amway badges-of-rank, cynically strutting up on the stage...pretending they're here to help YOU. Be advised: They're here to help you AWAY from your money, nothing more.

Pa
  9th of Apr, 2009
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I once enrolled in QUIXTAR, big MISTAKE, it's definitely about brain washing you. This is what opened my eyes, the story about how Macdonalds started, they use the Macdonalds math to make you think you could make millions but here's the kicker, if the original owner of MacDonald's opened franchises and only took 2% profit and QUIXTAR is using this as an example then whey is QUIXTAR taking 98% and giving everyone else the 2%? isn't that the opposite of what MacDonalds did to make there Business Owner's succesful. I've been to the meetings and I have friends who have been doing it for over 5yrs and everytime we speak they say one day they won't have to work, well that's what they said 5yrs ago, that in 5yrs they won't have to work anymore. Not only do you have to work very hard at this but how the heck to you get people to buy products that are much cheaper at places like Walmart? Not to mention, the use the Christian religions to lure you in saying that GOD wants you to prosper and we're all christians and are here to help you make money...full of it

RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN

Ja
  28th of Apr, 2009
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Quixtar--the big scam I have ever heard of. They brainwash innocent people by giving false promises, a teaparty or a small get-together pushing more people in to the big big world of cheating. Their products are outdated and high priced, the same product we get from local stores at cheap price and good quality.

Don't ever believe these well dressed gentlemen or ladies u may meet in any mall or grocery shop asking u about another shop like bestbuy or circuit city eventhough they verywell know all about thest places.

DON'T ever be their VICTIM.

Bi
  31st of May, 2009
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First, you cannot fall victim to anything unless you don't check out who your doing business with. And I mean the people, not the company who only supplies the products. My wife and I have used the products for years. You cannot buy the quality of product they sell in any store. I'm old enough to remember Amway going through the government investgation back in the '70's. Now that same government uses their business model on how to judge all other companies legitimacy. And if anyone bothered to check out everything fully, I do not think companies like Dick's Sporting Goods, Office Depot, Omaha Steaks, Sports Authority, ETC... would involve themselves with a company that had a less than stellar reputation for A+ business practices. Check out Amways Better Business Bureau rating, and if they were a company that scammed people, I would think they would have a declining business. Their business increased last year world wide by nearly 15%. Get the facts! there's bad people in any business, but to blanket indite everyone is irresponsible. Ask your professors, if they had the keys to your future financial success, I think you should check them out just the same. And when you find, like I did, most prof's cannot cut it in the real world, that's why they teach, I hope your criticism of them finds these same pages.

Mo
  19th of Aug, 2016
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Quixtar - Scam or Not
Leadership Development Team/ Quixtar
Abilene
Texas
United States

There are a lot of good arguments and complaints. All I know Is this, I signed Up in February of 2010. I spent $200 Dollars to sign up, and I spent $150 on products. That very next month alone after making a few sales I made back my 90% of the investment. That's all I want to say. Believe it is a scam or not. It has worked and is working for me as I have put for the effort to to do the work. the thing I'm working for me, so that one day soon i wont have to rely on working for someone else who decides how much Im worth. I have friends that are multimillionaires, and advisers that are not too far off, I have team members who have recently retired from their careers at the age of 30 only 4 years into the business that Ive spent time with, eaten lunch with, I mean these people even came to my house 3 hours away right before my wedding just help me move when I could find or afford to pay anyone else. Not to mention Ive only known them a few weeks. This company is real these people are real, and they are good people with a plan and purpose to help others that are willing to learn and work, to succeed, because they have as well. The Vision is to set people free. Both financially and spiritually. Yes the company was founded by a man that loved God and lived his life to exemplify christian principles, just as our country was founded upon. The products are exceptional, quality is great. Theywork and have improved my lifestyle. Do your research, find out the truth. this is no scam... Monroe- W Abilene, Tx

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