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T

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Students, The Easy Target!

Who couldn't agree more that mostly those who fall for these kinda "business" are students? They just graduated, they are somewhat less likely to work in Malaysia, due to all those comments on how bad their first job would be and how bad their salary would also be. Given that situation, who wouldn't in their fickle mind want to earn big money with a "Franchise Business" which would one day bring them at the helm of wealth and prosperity and also with a large network that will help build them in the industry?

Who wouldn't eh?

Students are the most easy target due to that particular reason and it is also why most
of the e-mails I get are from students who fall into the "unethical" promise of business
earnings. This is what Lampe Berger, RZ Corporation and Steven Yeam Network will
promise you when you join their "business" network. Not so easy in the beginning but
you will end up raking the riches.

Which in return, a mere recruiting process other than selling. This is not "franchising"!
This is GIMMICKING the franchise model!

Ms. Chong sent me this e-mail seeking help earlier this month.

Hello!! I'm glad I've found this site. I'm 20yrs old, currently a college student, I managed to make a few friends from DCHL 2 months ago. It wasnt until few weeks before that one of my friend brought me to her "company". I was so surprised cuz I thought she was working somewhere else, but then she told me this was her part-time job, I was like ok. So, without any further thoughts, I went to her office with her. To be honest I was so impressed by the Estebel SPA, Lampe Berger thingy which she claimed are all artistic product and also E.P cosmetic products. They did a T-up, and she asked her other fren to explain how this "investment" works. Juz like what they all claimed when they first arrived at the office, I know straight away it's a direct selling business juz that a lil diff from what I used to know.

With a lot of sweet sweet talks, they keep telling me how other hav successed through this business, and we should look at it in a different way. a new and modern way of doing things. They told me not to tell my family, and also my closest one - My hubby that I am in this business, as this will affect my perception towards DCHL, and also they told me not to tell anyone unless u have learned anything as ppl will encourage me to stop becuz they think this is a lie. Ok ~ I was convinced, and I seriusly don think of telling my own hubby that I'm gonna spend RM2.5 k on this membership franchise thingy, which I think would shocked him. So ~ after a few hours of talk they, and discussing the marketing plan from Franchise >Baron> Count>Marquis they finally asked

:"So what do you think? is this a good plan...?"

"Yep.. it's good."

" What are you waiting for, sign the form and u'll be part of us!"

"Well..ok." (without much thinking."

"But then, how much are u willing to invest?"

(I was thinking of saying RM10.00 ...) "I donno.."

*scribble scribble* and they started to telling me that initially I have to put in RM2.5 k. I was like WHAT THE HECK!!!!!!

IF IT WAS RM50-100 I WOULD SERIOUSLY THINK OF JOINING BUT RM2,500 THAT IS A BIG DEAL TO ME DUDE! AND U KNOW WHAT, THE THING THAT I SO ANGRY OF IS THAT THEY DON, YES THEY DON EVEN THINK OF YOUR SITUATION BEFORE ASKING YOU TO JOIN, WITHOUT EVEN MENTIONING THE RM2.5 K TO YOU BEFORE HAND AND THEY SERIOUSLY DON GIVE A DAMN OF UR FINANCIAL SITUATION. I TO.LD THEM I WNT BE ABLE TO PAY THEM IN THAT SHORT PERIOD OF TIME BUT THEY DON GIVE A SHIT..YA..DON GIVE A SHIT. THEY JUST GO ON INSISTING THAT I HAV TO CLEAR MY PAYMENTS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SO THEY CAN START TEACHING THEIR SHIT DAMN THING. FOR GOD'S SAKE IM JUZ A GODAMN STUDENT FOR UR INFO.. I FEEL LIKE SCREAMING THIS IN THEIR HEADS N FACES!!!!!

Ok ~ I donno why, mayb cuz all their brainwashing techniques I was so dazed, slip into the fantasy land and pay them RM400. ok..
after that my fren invited me to a roadshow and they recommended me to join this promo pack, facial treatment where i can get this blablabla package which cost about S$250 and the marquis gave me another extra foc spa treatment.. ok it wasnt bad, I signed up! but then, they invited me to this R&R in KL which after that I was told i'd have to pay RM50 for the entrance and I've brought along my hubby, which he thought was a trip to KL for fun. It seriously exhaust our energy sitting few hours in the stadium for the recognition thingy. i've to slipped out a few times to pee and to cigarettes with my hubby ~ not to mention it was so boring, for someone who hasn't involved like me and for my hubby who don even hav a clue of wat's goin on, it was as torture. He has to pay RM50 for the entrance fee and he thinks its a waste of money and time!!!!!!! We were schedule to leave at 6pm but ended at 8pm, ok ... I don blame them and most importantly, when we arrive S'pore it was already 2.00am in the morning. My hubby was sososossososososo pissed off!!!! and we had our arguement, and I was lucky he's still talking to me today!!!]

What im trying to say is.. they are targetting teens or youngster like me who are naive and think that money drop from the sky. It's not impossible u see, juz that the way they ask me for the membership fees and not listening to wat I'm trying to tell them that I'm a total helpless student, althou married but my husband's salary is just enough to feed us for a month. (Ya.. we survive on instant noodle and pipe water) they are not considerate about ur situation. and calling themselves tryin to help???? cmon, if u're trying to help, why not target those rich ppl / at least sponsor half of my subcription fees???????

Btw, i'm thinking of quitting once my upline come back. I'm gonna tell her I don wana get involved, and it doesn't matter if she said the 400 is not refundable. I juz wanna finish my special promo spa treatment and make an end to this! Thus, I don hav any other time to waste. I wan to spare time with my hubby and studies. Is this possible? I hav signed the application form, and gave her RM400, and I've also signed for the spa treatment package, can I back off now? I need to know.. thankx

I leave the evaluation to you after reading this e-mail. It is nothing new to me.
I gave her a big guide on how about she can go with to back-off while she can.
Decision is up to her and if she is earning big bucks now, I shall wish her all the best.

4 comments:

Jack said...

I was in the same situation with u.. and the worst thing was.. I SIGNED the form already.

They promoted me to do Count so i didn't even know that i need 36k for that. I told them i dun hev that money but then they keep pushing me to make a Personal Loan from banks.

I have no interest anymore in their business and i started to think how to say NO. they keep calling me everyday asking about my personal loan. I told them am not qualified for making loans since i got another commitment such as to pay back PTPTN, credit card, and housing loan. With 3k salary, i dun even afford to apply another loan.

But they keep pushing me to ask from family, friends, Koperasi, apply more credit cards and so on.

Am totally blur... How i want to avoid them? I feel like wana screem NOOOOOOOOOO out loud but he was my best friend who introduced me this this shitty thing..

Anonymous said...

Bro,
You have a right to say no.
Just do it as normal ...don't worry ..sooo much. Nothing wrong!!
RM36K is big !~!
I start my business with RM1K and yet get 35% profit.
It was direct selling he he selling kat pasar malam haha

rom said...

To Jack, as you had already invested so much in this industry, why not give it a good try, i would not say it is a nothing to lose business, because if you follow what you were taught from syn, you will lose tons of friends and your reputation. I experience it already.

but listen, I have a solution for you, if you are interested and have the time, please visit my website at:
Http://www.crucialnetworkmarketing.com

or you can drop me a msg at:
MSN: romplace@msn.com
email: rom@crucialnetworkmarketing.com.

Wish you all the best!

Anonymous said...

omg listening to your stories make me sick about mlm companies, they really are ruthless bastards aren't they? >_<