Sunday, 11 August 2013

The so-called 'Indian Direct Selling Association' is part of a racket.

'MLM Income Opportunity' racketeer, William Pinckney, arrested for fraud.

Faced with the very real prospect that the senior corporate officers of 'Amway India' might soon be sent to prison for operating a dissimulated pyramid scheme, the so-called 'Indian Direct Selling Association (IDSA)' has lately succeeded in planting its reality-inverting propaganda in 'The Economic Times of India.' 

This begs the question:

How is it possible that the journalists, and their editors, at 'The Economic Times of India' can be so devoid of common-sense as to print the absurd 'Utopian Multi-Level Marketing' fairy story without any challenge to its authenticity?

I look forward to the day when, if approached by any more 'IDSA' tale-tellers, Indian financial journalists, and their editors, will make it perfectly clear that, based on their knowledge of the fundamental characteristic which identifies: Ponzi schemes, pyramid scams, money circulation games, chain letters, etc.  - namely, that all these frauds have no sustainable, or significant, source of revenue other than their own contributing participants - any so-called 'MLM Direct Selling Income Opportunity' in which the overwhelming majority of its declared annual revenue has not been derived from authentic retail sales of goods, and/or services, to members of the general public (based on value and demand), but rather from the participants' losing investment payments (based on the false expectation of future reward) laundered as 'direct sales to customers and end users,' is a dissimulated closed-market founded on the crackpot pseudo-economic theory that endless-chain recruitment  + endless payments by the recruits = endless profits for the recruits, and is, therefore, fraudulent. 

Bernard Madoff peddled ill-informed victims infinite shares of their own finite money.

Charles Ponzi peddled ill-informed victims infinite shares of their own finite money.

Consequently, unless the corporate officers of the so-called 'IDSA' can produce solid independent evidence that their members' so-called 'MLM direct selling income opportunities' really have had a significant, and sustainable, source of external revenue, no honest observer would be able to arrive at any other logical conclusion other than the individuals behind these legally-registered corporate structures are economic alchemists who, just like Charles Ponzi and Bernie Madoff, have been secretly peddling ill-informed people infinite shares of their own finite money.

With an irony that is close to exquisite, according to the latest fraudulent 'ISDA' propaganda, 'Direct Selling' is expected to grow by 15% in India over the next 2 years, whilst the corporate officers of the 'IDSA,' and those of its 18 members ('Amway', Herbalife,' etc.), are all dedicated to removing any fraudulent practises from their industry. Tellingly, the same sanctimonious gang of thieves have admitted (albeit indirectly) to be attempting to have their clandestine activities effectively placed above the criminal law in India.  The de facto agents of US-based racketeers have infiltrated the democratic process in various Indian States and tried to introduce their bosses effectively-meaningless definition of 'direct selling' into proposed guidelines, ostensibly designed to prevent pyramid fraud.  Thus, by the deliberate introduction of vague terminology, the proposed 'Direct Selling ' guidelines make no common-sense distinction between lawful authentic retail sales to members of the general public (based on value and demand),  and unlawful investment payments (based on the false expectation of future reward), laundered as 'lawful sales to customers and end users.'

For decades, the bosses of ongoing major organized crime groups like 'Amway' have used a significant portion of their ill-gotten gains to finance what have been laughably referred to as 'Direct Selling Associations' all around the globe. In reality, these legally-registered corporate structures' main function has been to prevent, and/or divert, investigation of serious fraud and isolate the beneficiaries from liability. When the wider-picture is examined, the so-called 'DSAs' have had precious little to do with lawful direct selling. This parallel labyrinth of centrally-controlled corporate structures has been obstructing justice since the 1960s. As such, the US-based so-called 'World Federation of Direct Selling Associations' clearly forms part of an overall pattern of ongoing, major, racketeering activity (as defined by the US federal Racketeer influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, 1970). 

David Brear (copyright 2013)


  1. MLM is legal all over the world. Indian law is out of date it needs to get in line with the rest of the world.

    1. Anonymous - You need to learn how to distinguish between what is lawful and what is legal.

    2. @anonymous/MLM is legal all over the world:

      "And they saw that praise was reserved henceforth for those who devised means of getting paid enormously for committing crimes against which no laws had been passed. Thus the American dream turned belly up, turned green, bobbed to the scummy surface of cupidity unlimited, filled with gas, went bang in the noonday sun."

      Kurt Vonnegut, “God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

      Sincerely, An American

    3. Thanks Judy

      This simplistic, but specious, 'MLM is legal all over the world,' argument has been repeated so many times by 'income opportunity' propagandists and adherents, that many casual observers now believe it to be true.

      In reality, it is far more accurate to say that numerous so-called 'MLM income opportunity' companies have been legally-registered all over the world, but what they have all been hiding (i.e. theft by deception) is fundamentally unlawful.

      'When you pass a law, but fail to enforce it, you effectively authorize the very crime which you were trying to prohibit.'

      Thus, the peddling of so-called 'MLM income opportunies' has been effectively authorized all around the world, but this certainly doesn't mean that so-called 'MLM income opportunities' are lawful.

      David Brear (copyright 2013)