'Lyoness' lie finally under investigation in Australia.
Today's media release (posted below) from the 'Australian Competition Consumer Commission,' proudly declares that 'Lyoness' has been under investigation, and will be prosecuted, as a suspected pyramid scheme dissimulated behind a 'cash back'scheme.
Laughably, but tragically, the same document reveals that agents of the 'ACCC' have not yet looked beyond the ends of their noses. Consequently, they still fail to understand that the mystifying labyrinth of 'Lyoness' companies has merely been the corporate front for the latest version of an evolving, historically-significant, criminogenic phenomenon which can be accurately described as, blame-the-victim 'Multi-Level Marketing Income Opportunity' cultic racketeering.
In reality, what has become popularly known as 'Multi-Level Marketing' is nothing more than an absurd, cultic, economic pseudo-science. The impressive-sounding made-up term 'MLM,' is, therefore, part of an extensive, thought-stopping, non-traditional jargon which has been developed, and constantly-repeated, by the instigators, and associates, of various, copy-cat, major, and minor, ongoing organized crime groups (hiding behind labyrinths of legally-registered corporate structures) to shut-down the critical, and evaluative, faculties of victims, and of casual observers (including regulators), in order to perpetrate, and dissimulate, a series of blame-the-victim closed-market swindles or pyramid scams (dressed up as 'legitimate direct selling income opportunites'), and related advance-fee frauds (dressed up as 'legitimate training and motivation, self-betterment, programs, leads,' etc.).
ACCC takes action against alleged
pyramid scheme operator
November 13th 2013
The 'Lyoness Ministry of Truth'
However, in respect of herr Freidl, and his unoriginal fairy story entitled 'Lyoness,' these words are an accurate use of the English language
Oct 29th 2013
August 7th 2013
August 1st 2013
July 6th 2013
Austrian Ministers block parliamentary questions about the 'Lyoness' racket
June 10th 2013
The big 'Lyoness' People's Business lie, turns out to be an adaptation of the big 'Nazi People's Car' lie.
|Would you have bought a 'car' from this kindly little Austrian man?|
|So why would anyone want buy a 'business' from this other kindly little Austrian man?|
June 9th 2013
JUNE 5th 2013
JUNE 4th 2013
|'Dr.' Julian Hosp|
May 28th 2013
|William S. Pinckney Anshu Budhraja Sanjay Malhotra|
May 26th 2013
(i.e. session of intensive brainwashing)
May 24th 2013
Meanwhile, the 'Lyoness' Ministry of Truth steadfastly pretends that 'Lyoness' is booming in Australia when, in reality the organization has effectively fallen to pieces.
Another insightful article is published by:
It is universally accepted that lying to, or withholding key-information from, people in order to take their money, is fraud which is a form of theft!
May 19th 2013
Deluded Giulia is certain that
Warren Buffet believes in 'Lyoness.'
|'Income Opportunity' racketeer, Hubert Freidl, posing as the great business führer.|
May 18th 2013
Panic Stations at 'Lyoness' in the UK
The führer and deputy führer of 'Lyoness,' peddling places in their (non-existent) future Utopia.
'Lyoness' deputy führer, Werner Kaiser
Another scoop from
The 'Lyoness Complaints Centre.'
The Austrian authorities knew all about the 'Lyoness' racket years ago, but did nothing to stop it.
An appeal is launched for all 'Lyoness' victims around the globe to contact 'Quality Austria!'
|'Income Opportunity' cultic racketeer, Hubert Freidl|
The Lyoness Complaints Centre!
(The 'Lyoness' segment appears after around 24 minutes)
Austrian television has broadcast a video of Hubert Freidl confessing that the 'Lyoness Cash Back Card' is a smokescreen
Faced with imminent indictment for fraud, Hubert Freidl has quit Austria.
Many more victims of the 'Lyoness' lie have begun to face reality and organize.
The former Managing Director of 'Lyoness Austria' has blown the whistle.
Readers please note that, as a result of well-informed complaints to Carrefour in France and Lego in Denmark, both these reputable European companies now no longer do business with the 'Lyoness' racketeers ( Jan 7th, 2013).
It has been reported to this Blog that 'Lyoness Australia' held an emergency meeting, Friday 12th April 2013 (in Sydney) to discuss how the company is going to tackle the deluge of demands for refunds. More than 300 adherents have already woken up to reality and obtained their money back following the departure of Woolworths Australia (a trusted-brand which has been slapped all over 'Lyoness' propaganda in Australia). Apparently, when contacted by phone, Woolworths in Australia now says quite openly that 'Lyoness' is a scam and that Woolworths is not connected to it in anyway.
It has also been reported to this Blog that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has received sufficient complaints to open an investigation of 'Lyoness.'
If you have begun to swallow the innocent-looking 'cash-back' bait, you have actually entered the first stage of the 'Lyoness Income Opportunity' racket. Unfortunately, this means that you have already given the beneficiaries of the racket free-access to a significant quantity of personal information about yourself. This personal information can be used to try to induce you to advance further into the self-perpetuating 'Lyoness' labyrinth of lies. This will involve you being given the illusion that you are making a free choice to hand over your cash, along with personal information about your own friends and relatives, so that they too can be scammed, and used to scam others, but without them realising.
The next stage of the 'Lyoness' racket, involves persuading you to make a 'once-only' payment of around $3000 on the pretext that this will produce a future reward of $25000. You will also be offered the ego-building title of 'Lyoness Premium Member' - provided you can recruit the required number of additional $3000 'Lyoness Premium Members' yourself.
In order to achieve this admired and respected rank of 'Lyoness Premium Member' you will be advised to draw up a list of everyone you know, and everyone you have ever met in the course of your life. You will be told to contact all of these people and offer them a chance to benefit from the 'Lyoness Income Opportunity.' This first involves persuading your friends and relatives to sign up for the 'cash back' scheme.
This is just the beginning of the scam, because there are many more tiers of the 'Lyoness' pyramid of lies, on offer. The ego-building titles attached to these tiers are all similarly dependent on recruiting more and more $3000 so-called 'Lyoness Premium Members.'
In order to make this fraud appear lawful, 'Lyoness' victims are given blocks of gift vouchers in exchange for what are, in fact, unlawful investment payments (made on the false-expectation of future reward). __________________________________________________
The lie which is fundamental to all 'closed-market swindles' is that people can earn income by contributing their own money to participate in any alleged 'profitable commercial opportunity' which is secretly an economically-unviable fake, due to the fact that the alleged 'profitable commercial opportunity' has been rigged so that it generates no significant, or sustainable, revenue other than that deriving from its own participants. For more than 50 years, 'Multi-Level Marketing' racketeers have been allowed to dissimulate closed-market swindles by offering endless-chains of victims various banal, but grossly-over-priced, products, and/or services, in exchange for unlawful payments, on the pretext that 'MLM' products and/or services, can then be regularly re-sold for a profit in significant quantities. However, since no gang of 'MLM' racketeers has ever proved that 'MLM' wampum has actually been regularly re-sold to the general public for profit in significant quantities,'MLM' participants have, in fact, been peddled infinite shares of their own finite money.
|'Income Opportunity' cultic racketeer, Hubert Freidl|
Simply by instigating a front-group 'charity' with some of his stolen money, Hubert Freidl (pictured left) has recently been able to pretend direct association with 94 year old Nelson Mandela.
Narcissistic racketeer, Hubert Freidl, playing
the comic-book role of ordinary man turned superman.
It is no exaggeration to say that, due to the amount of money it has already unlawfully generated, the 'Lyoness' lie represents an ongoing threat to democracy and the rule of law. Hubert Freidl, an otherwise mediocre little parasite, should have long-since been recognised as yet another narcissistic racketeer peddling an illusion of Utopia (built from its victims' money), and all of his stolen wealth confiscated. History teaches us that the more capital deluded charlatans, like Hubert Freidl, unlawfully acquire: the more dissociated from external reality they (and their deluded core-adherents) can become, whilst the more difficult it becomes to hold them fully to account for their crimes.
David Brear (copyright 2012)