If you are considering getting into World Ventures, you really need to read this about World Ventures scam truth.
I want to start out by saying that I am not affiliated with this company, nor am I trying to promote any other product or service. This is a public service post by request, please read my disclaimer.
World Ventures is an international company that was founded in 2005 by Wayne Nugent and Mike Azcue with offices in the U.S., Canada, and Hong Kong. They most recently expanded into Malaysia and are currently serving 25 countries. (This information was obtained from their website).
The first thing investigators do whenever researching anything is start with the obvious; in this case, I Googled World Ventures scam truth. At first glance I thought this was going to be easy, because all I saw were terms like scam, Ponzie scheme, do not buy, and lawsuits.
I would not be able to call myself a professional if I just read the cover and not the book, so I started clicking links and reading. I always find it amazing how many “experts” there are on the internet.
Another interesting thing I discovered while I was doing this investigation is the lack of knowledge out there about marketing. Again, everybody’s an expert, but they have no clue about World Ventures scam truth, even Wikipedia has this one wrong.
I uncovered this fact while searching for links to provide, instead of having to explain marketing 101. That is not the purpose of this post, but it is important to understand due to the legal issues involved. I will try to explain this in a nutshell.
Network Marketing and MLM are NOT the same thing. MLM is pyramid building to put it in simple terms. Some programs are legal, some are not. Find out if your MLM is legal.
Network marketing is whole different ball game. It is just as the name implies, to network or as defined by Merriam-Webster (to talk with people whose jobs are similar to yours especially for business opportunities or advice). Networking is a viable practice that we all do everyday. It is also known in the real business world as a form of “Buzz Marketing”.
Here’s the bottom line; network marketing is NOT multi level marketing, because you are building a network, not levels in a pyramid. This along with the fact they are a “direct sales” company makes World Ventures a legal and viable business opportunity. Direct sales meaning that one can buy the service without having to be a representative or distributor. Vacation memberships and packages are sold to the general public.
Now I am going to address some of the other claims that were made.
Is World Ventures a Ponzie scheme? NO, please excuse me, but that is just plain stupid and how that guy got ranked on the first page of my search is beyond me. This is also the same guy that is posting about lawsuits against the company. Let me clear this up right now, that guy is bogus. I am not going to get into too much detail here, but the links he provides are untrustworthy and the case numbers are non-existent.
What about all the other complaints? I am not going to get into all of that either, because in my opinion they are not worth my time. I already spent several hours reading negative review advertising and rantings of lunatics. I know that sounds a little crass, but when you write a 2000 word nonsensical essay that is all one paragraph about everything from how you deserve everything, got nothing, your Pastor and Jesus; yes, you are in my book, a lunatic. I know that was one long sentence, but try reading 2000 words like that, without the commas. Let’s face it, not everyone has what it takes to be a business owner.
Now on to something a little more positive. Checking with the Better Business Bureau, World Ventures currently has no rating. All this means is that they are not a member and there are NO unresolved complaints.
Checking with the FTC, there are no complaints filed.
What did I find impressive about World Ventures?
- A first class website that is easy to navigate and very informative
- Three vacation membership levels to suite just about any budget
- They employ many people around the world (real jobs) and give opportunity to under developed regions
- World Ventures gives back by supporting children and communities around the world making and leaving it a better place.
Part of every investigation includes an anonymous phone call to the company. World Ventures is easy to contact. I spoke to a customer service agent by the name of Chris. He answered all my questions promptly and checked with his supervisor on one question he was not sure about. Chris did not try to sell me and was very helpful.
I only had one issue with the call. They do not have a new customer button to push on the automated choices. I had to guess and pushed 2 in order to talk with someone.
World Ventures makes no claims or statements of getting rich or income potential. In fact, they are up front about their business and the work involved.
I found World Ventures to be a stable well organized and managed company. If you are thinking about joining them as a business venture I am going to give you one piece of advice. As with any business venture, make sure it is right for you. Do your research and find out what it takes in time, effort, and expense, as any good business person would do for any business venture.
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