The most searched for keywords for ACN are “ACN” and “Scam”, this may cause many to believe it’s true, just because there is so much of it out there and many don’t understand how search engines and internet spam marketing works and the misleading practices of some sites at getting hits so they can sell ad space and make millions and the tenacity of a few unhappy individuals with a lot of time on their hands.
Opinion: When you search for “ACN Scam” there's pages and pages of complaints, so it has to be true.
Well I’ve covered the first 3 listings, that should be enough, if not this post would be a mile long. I have explained 3 types of search hits for “ACN Scam”, just be intelligent and see through marketing practices being misinterpreted as proof of the “ACN Scam”
As of March 26, 2013, I am currently listed in Google under "Is ACN A Scam 2013" #7, "ACN IBO Scam" #7, "ACN A Scam" #11, "Is ACN A Scam" #15, "ACN Is A Scam" #28, "ACN Scam" #35, I'm obviously not bashing ACN. Just goes to show you what a will, some tenacity, lots of work and a some internet marketing skills can get you and I'm just 1 person with a month old blog.
Opinion: ACN must be a scam they have been shut down in Montana for securities violations and being a pyramid scheme, as well as Australia.
Fact: The facts are that ACN has never been found guilty of any illegal activities, simply because ACN is not doing anything illegal. Any ambitious and misguided public official can wage a war in the press and the courts against anything they want (mostly just to promote their public image, just like FOX) regardless of the truth, I would also like to point out that it was not the State Attorney General, but Montana’s Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, who also filed against 2 other MLM business. It bothers me that so many are finding all these articles calling ACN a scam because of all the press from this 1 unscrupulous person just trying to get his 15 minutes of fame and there are no articles explaining the fact that on September 13, 2010, all formal complaints against ACN were dropped, due to complete lack of any evidence that they did anything wrong and they are still doing business in Montana, (Kind of like when a newspaper runs a front page slander campaign, only to find out later they were wrong and places a retraction in small print in the back page).
In addition ACN settled a case in Pennsylvania with the Bureau of Consumer Services. The case was an issue of “Slamming” or switching consumers services without authorization by unreputable IBO’s. Once again this was not ACN, Inc. It was reps breaking the rules of the IBO Agreement. I don’t have any first hand knowledge, but can only assume that after costing the company money in legal fees, settlement costs and affecting their credibility, I must assume those reps are no longer with ACN.
As for Australia, in 2004 the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) investigated the Australian Communications Network Pty Ltd (Australian ACN). Alleged breach of Trade Practices Act from 1974. In 2005 ACN Justice Selway judged that Australian ACN attempted to induce people to take part in a pyramid selling scheme. But federal court appeal reversed decision and ruled that "recruitment payments" did not fall under the definitions of the law.
ACN has a legal advisory committee, consisting of retired judges and attorneys, like Robert Stephan, former Kansas Attorney General, Chris Gorman former Kentucky Attorney General, Grant Woods (Arizona Att. General), Warren Pengilley - University of Newcastle professor emeritus, William P. McKeown, a retired judge from Canada Federal Court Trial Division and Supreme Court of Ontario. Their task is to make the business more credible, and to assure the business is legal and ethical. (Some of these complainers would say that these people are only there to keep them from going to jail for running an illegal enterprise). Do you really think that people of this caliber would involve themselves with a criminal enterprise, come on.
To continue read: Is ACN A Scam? - Yes Or No, Read The Facts - Pt.2
Thank you for reading and the best of luck in all your endeavors,
+R. Michael Gonzalez
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