Breaking MLM News iJango Founder Cameron Sharpe Attacked By Click Sniper For Running MLM Scam

Breaking MLM News: iJango founder Cameron Sharpe attacked by Click Sniper for running MLM Scam. The iJango saga founded by former Excel Leaders Steve Smith and Cameron Sharpe is really starting to heat up.

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This has to suck!

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Troy Dooly is recognized internationally as an influencer in the areas of personal branding, leadership development, marketing campaigns, organizational expansion, and corporate launch strategies. Dooly is a speaker, results coach, and radio host. He is a founding member, show host (Beachside CEO) and News Director of the Home Business Radio Network. He is a founding member, and currently serves on the Board of the Association of Network Marketing Professionals

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Troy Dooly is recognized internationally as an influencer in the areas of personal branding, leadership development, marketing campaigns, organizational expansion, and corporate launch strategies. Dooly is a speaker, results coach, and radio host. He is a founding member, show host (Beachside CEO) and News Director of the Home Business Radio Network. He is a founding member, and currently serves on the Board of the Association of Network Marketing Professionals

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7 thoughts on “Breaking MLM News iJango Founder Cameron Sharpe Attacked By Click Sniper For Running MLM Scam

    • Casper,

      I am surprised also. From what I have received in my email seems people are promoting the deal. But, no one wants to come forward to refute what I wrote. Time will tell.

      Never Give Up,

      Troy

  1. Troy, first of all, you need to go back to 4th grade English and learn that you STAKE your future not “State”.

    You are entirely mistaken that revenue cannot be generated from a Free Product. Sir, Google made $5 Billion in Profit last Quarter. Poor research, your speculative opinion has less value than WORTHLESS! Good thing nobody has to pay to see your Opinion! God knows it was not worthy of the time spent watching it!

    Time will tell and I have a feeling you will be proven wrong. I’d bet on Steve Smith before I’d listen to an “Internet MLM Guru” you seem to think you are! Sorry No Go!

    As far as the FTC? Swing and a miss! See what the FTC says about MLM below.

    Multi-Level Sales
    The FTC released a Consumer Alert regarding Multi-Level Marketing Plans in 10/1/2000. This information is provided under a cooperative agreement between the Better Business Bureau and the U. S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which has prepared this information.

    “The Bottom Line About Multilevel Marketing Plans”

    Multilevel or “network” marketing plans are a way of selling goods or services through distributors. These plans typically promise that if you sign up as a distributor, you’ll receive commissions – for your sales and those of the people you recruit to become distributors. These recruits sometimes are referred to as your “downline.”

    Some multilevel marketing plans are legitimate. However, others are illegal pyramid schemes. In pyramids, commissions are based on the number of distributors recruited. Most of the product sales are made to these distributors – not to consumers in general. The underlying goods and services, which vary from vitamins to car leases, serve only to make the schemes look legitimate.

    Joining a pyramid is risky because the vast majority of participants lose money to pay for the rewards of a lucky few. Most people end up with nothing to show for their money except the expensive products or marketing materials they’re pressured to buy.

    If you’re thinking about joining what appears to be a legitimate multilevel marketing plan, take time to learn about the plan. What’s the company’s track record? What products does it sell? Does it sell products to the public-at-large? Does it have the evidence to back up the claims it makes about its product? Is the product competitively priced? Is it likely to appeal to a large customer base? How much is the investment to join the plan? Is there a minimum monthly sales commitment to earn a commission? Will you be required to recruit new distributors to earn your commission?

    Be skeptical if a distributor tells you that for the price of a “start-up kit” of inventory and sales literature – and sometimes a commitment to sell a specific amount of the product or service each month – you’ll be on the road to riches. Often consumers spend a lot of money to “build their business” by participating in training programs, buying sales leads or purchasing the products themselves. Too often, these purchases are all they ever see for their investments.

    Your Responsibilities-
    If you decide to become a distributor, you are legally responsible for the claims you make about the company, its product and the business opportunities it offers. That applies even if you’re repeating claims you read in a company brochure or advertising flyer. The Federal Trade Commission advises you to verify the research behind any claims about a product’s performance before repeating those claims to a potential customer.

    In addition, if you solicit new distributors, you are responsible for the claims you make about a distributor’s earnings potential. Be sure to represent the opportunity honestly and avoid making unrealistic promises. If those promises fall through, remember that you could be held liable.

    Evaluating a Plan-
    The FTC suggests that you use common sense when evaluating a multilevel marketing opportunity and consider these tips as you make your decision:

    Avoid any plan that includes commissions for recruiting additional distributors. It may be an illegal pyramid.

    Beware of plans that ask new distributors to purchase expensive products and marketing materials. These plans may be pyramids in disguise.

    Be cautious of plans that claim you will make money through continued growth of your downline, that is, the number of distributors you recruit.

    Beware of plans that claim to sell miracle products or promise enormous earnings. Ask the promoter to substantiate claims.

    Beware of shills – “decoy” references paid by a plan’s promoter to lie about their earnings through the plan.

    Don’t pay or sign any contracts in an “opportunity meeting” or any other pressure-filled situation. Insist on taking your time to think over your decision. Talk it over with a family member, friend, accountant or lawyer.

    Do your homework! Check with your local Better Business Bureau and state Attorney General about any plan you’re considering – especially when the claims about the product or your potential earnings seem too good to be true.

    Remember that no matter how good a product and how solid a multilevel marketing plan may be, you’ll need to invest sweat equity as well as dollars for your investment to pay off.

    The FTC works for the consumer to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint or to get free information on consumer issues, visit http://www.ftc.gov or call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357); TTY: 1-866-653-4261. The FTC enters Internet, telemarketing, identity theft, and other fraud-related complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure online database available to hundreds of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad.”

    • Bopper,

      Thank you for such a great laugh. Of all the things someone could grasp at, it was my typing error. However, I have corrected the sentence to read “I would not stake the state of my financial dreams” so you can rest easier, knowing my 4th grade education has paid off. By the way, had you taken time to review my bio or get to know me a little more before you write, you would find “Internet MLM guru” just doesn’t fit me at all.

      Do you know me personally, and some how I have offended you personally? If so please explain so our community can read what I might have done.

      Now, since the post you commented on has nothing to do with me, I’ll keep my comments to what you wrote.

      1. First we need to get your math straight with Google. They have NOT earned $5 Billion in profits in either quarter of 2009. In the first quarter their net income was $1,422,828,000, and in the second quarter of 2009 their net income was $1,484,545 for a six month total of $2,907,373. By the way those figures are not PROFITS, profits are not figured until the end of the year.

      And, Google does not earn any income off of “Free” customers. But, just so our readers can decide for themselves which one of us, doesn’t do “their research, or provides speculative opinions” in a haphazard manner, let’s review what Google filed in their last Q10 with the SEC. (page 27 of the 2nd Quarter 2009)

      How We Generate Revenues
      Advertising revenues made up 97% of our revenues for the three and six months ended June 30, 2008 and 2009.
      We derive most of our additional revenues from offering internet ad serving and management services to advertisers and
      ad agencies and the license of our enterprise products, search solutions, and web search technology.”

      Google AdWords is our automated online program that enables advertisers to place targeted text-based and display
      ads on our web sites and our Google Network members’ web sites. Most of our AdWords customers pay us on a costper-
      click basis, which means that an advertiser pays us only when a user clicks on one of its ads. We also offer AdWords
      on a cost-per-impression basis that enables advertisers to pay us based on the number of times their ads appear on our
      web sites and our Google Network members’ web sites as specified by the advertiser.

      Google AdSense refers to the online programs through which we distribute our advertisers’ AdWords ads for display
      on the web sites of our Google Network members as well as programs to deliver ads on television. Our AdSense
      programs include AdSense for search and AdSense for content.

      AdSense for search is our online service for distributing relevant ads from our advertisers for display with search
      results on our Google Network members’ sites. To use AdSense for search, most of our AdSense for search partners add
      Google search functionality to their web pages in the form of customizable Google search boxes. When visitors of these
      web sites search either the web site or the internet using these customizable search boxes, we display relevant ads on
      the search results pages, targeted to match user search queries. Ads shown through AdSense for search are text ads.

      AdSense for content is our online service for distributing ads from our advertisers that are relevant to content on our
      Google Network members’ web sites. Under this program, we use automated technology to analyze the meaning of the
      content on the web page and serve relevant ads based on the meaning of such content.

      Google TV Ads enables advertisers, operators, and programmers to buy, schedule, deliver and measure ads on
      television. We recognize as revenue the fees charged advertisers each time an ad is displayed on television.

      DoubleClick provides us with a platform for delivering display advertising. DoubleClick offers online ad serving and
      management services to advertisers, ad agencies and web site publishers. Fees derived from hosted or web-based
      applications are recognized as licensing and other revenues in the period the advertising impressions are delivered.

      So, based on Google’s own words, their income is generated by advertising.

      2. Now, let’s look at your FTC Consumer Alert. Based on what I just read it brings up several questions:

      1. Do customers have to may an fee to join?

      2. Do affiliates and/or Directors still have to pay $50 (onetime fee) or $389.35 (first year), and $234.40 annually after that?

      The reason this is so important, is based on the FTC Alert you posted, it is clear that the iJango compensation plan is based on the FTC & SEC definition of an illegal matrix, because over 70% of the income received to affiliates and directors is paid out of income receive through the matrix, not from commissions generated through end-user customers.

      And, you will notice the FTC state “sign-up” not “pay-up”. This is one of the factors used by the FTC. And if you had taken time to read all the posts I have done on iJango you will see where I am very specific on this aspect.

      The FTC Alert also states “Multilevel or “network” marketing plans are a way of selling goods or services through distributors.” The only thing Affiliates and Directors are selling is the membership position inside the matrix comp plan. Everything to the end-user is free.

      I have watched this business model created several times over the last few years and NONE of the companies lasted, even those the FTC did not go after because their owners did not have enough money to make it worth while and dropped their matrix compensation plan.

      In the case of Burn Lounge not only did the FTC nail the company, they also nailed the top distributors. Reason… Over 70% of commissions earned came out of the services being bought by the distributors i.e. Websites and tools, and not from the end-users music store sales.

      Above the FTC states “Some multilevel marketing plans are legitimate. However, others are illegal pyramid schemes. In pyramids, commissions are based on the number of distributors recruited. Most of the product sales are made to these distributors – not to consumers in general. The underlying goods and services, which vary from vitamins to car leases, serve only to make the schemes look legitimate.”

      Well, Bopper, you tell me where the majority of the iJango commisisons are coming from?

      Seriously, do you care about the distributors on your team, and in this great profession, or are you just concerned about how much money you can make before the company is closed down, or goes bankrupt from paying out to much money, or just shuts off the compensation plan before they get nailed?

      What is your stake in the company?

      So, next time you want to post here at MLM Help Desk, don’t quote “JUST” your opinion, show the facts to back it up.

      By the way, if you research the precedent law, from which the above FTC Alert was written, you will get an even firmer grip on why the iJango compensation plan fits the FTC & SEC definition of a MLM Pyramid.

      Never Give Up,

      Troy