This week an email was reticulated from an employee of North Carolina State Employees Credit Union stating Rex Venture Group, specifically their marketing arm Zeek Rewards was a fraudulent company. Late yesterday Friday August 3rd a Senior VP of the NCSECU sent a statement rescinding that statement. Today, RVG Acting COO Greg Caldwell Responds.
RVG Acting COO Greg Acaldwell Responce
Rex Venture Group, LLC, discovered an internal memo circulating in the North Carolina Credit Unions that was at once unfavorable to Zeek Rewards and false. Unfortunately, not only was it being circulated internally, but a number of tellers were distributing it to Zeek Affiliates attempting to access their personal accounts in order to get a money order or cashier’s check with which to purchase bids.
(Essentially, the memo was a rehash of a number of the unsupported criticisms we’ve already seen posted on the Internet by self-appointed critics with no standing in the professional community. In other words, it was completely false.)
Zeek Rewards policy is to act quickly to support the Zeek reputation and the future of your business. Upon learning of the memo slandering Zeek, I called the head of Risk Management to track down the origin of the memo. Upon being discovered, the person responsible admitted he really didn’t know anything about the laws regarding direct selling or how to identify a legitimate network marketing company or opportunity. Like all our critics, he was behaving unprofessionally by acting on false information.
We intervened, shut down the misinformation at its source, and that would have been that…were it not for the inappropriate action of one of our own Affiliates who posted the memo online where it has been picked up and is now being used by our critics.
Sometimes, folks, we are our own worst enemy. But there are several good lessons to be learned:
1. If you have a question about some rumor or something someone else is alleging, DON’T fan the flames by retelling or publishing the rumor! There are channels to follow. Check with your upline or call Affiliate Services. Several responsible, concerned Affiliates brought us copies, along with the names of the tellers and the branches of their Credit Union where the false information was being distributed. And because they followed channels, our attorneys were able to take action on your behalf and accomplish precisely the end we intended.
2. Let the home office do our job so we can better help you do yours. We know there is a lot of “chatter” out there. That’s why we have professionals working 24/7 to do everything technologically and legally possible to support you. I won’t pretend we will be able to stop all the ZeekHaters—even companies like Apple™ and IBM™ can’t keep negative comments off the chat boards, and major MLMs like Herbalife® have many more negative comments on the web than Zeek has (Herbalife stock plummeted by nearly 30% just a month ago because of malicious rumors!)—but we have campaigns underway that I’ll be telling you more about in the near future that will begin getting the Zeek word out. And you will see the Internet atmosphere beginning to improve.
3. It’s counter-productive for Affiliates to fan the flames of issues that are the proper responsibility of Zeek Corporate…and it’s a violation of the Zeek Policies and Procedures for which violators will be held responsible.
Zeek Rewards has become a very large company getting ever-increasing attention. We always will fulfill our professional responsibility to you, and every Affiliate must follow professional protocols and not interfere with Corporate responses. When Affiliates act outside their authority, the results always are bad. When we all do the jobs we do best—whether in the home office or as Affiliates sharing the message and opportunity of Zeek Rewards—the outcome inevitably is GREAT!
Your partner in success,
Gregory J Caldwell
First email circulated from Jeremy Pitman employee of NCSECU
[quote style="1"] Mr. (edited by Troy Dooly),
Zeek Rewards is indeed a fraudulent company. Please refrain from entering into any type of business with this company as there have been several claims of fraudulent activity reported with Zeek Rewards. Numerous reports of fraud have been given to the Better Business Bureau and other reports of fraud are listed on scam reporting websites. Please visit the links below to familiarize yourself with the company and some of the things that have been said about them. Thank you for your inquiry and have a great day!
(Links Removed By Troy Dooly)
Jeremy j. pittman
801 E TEAM LEADER/AO
801 Contact Center
Follow By NCSECU Senior VP
Mr (Edited By Troy Dooly)
It has come to our attention that our responses about Zeek Rewards are being used to present arguments concerning the company. We have officially taken the position that NCSECU is not confirming our denying fraud, but that we’ve received several reports of fraud. One of our internal departments has conducted research on the company and received several negative findings. It is the credit union’s stance that we should always try to keep our members’ best interests at heart. The information is not to bash or incriminate Zeek Rewards, but merely to inform our membership of the potential dangers of investing in their company. One of our Senior Vice Presidents had the following to say about the company:
“SECU has not indicated that Rex Venture Group is fraudulent. SECU recommends to members that they always conduct due diligence in investor education, and we are advising members to conduct due diligence of Rex Venture Group. Additionally, SECU recommends that members contact the NC Attorney General’s office with consumer complaints or the NC Secretary of State’s office with any investor concerns. ”
Jeremy j. pittman
801 E TEAM LEADER/AO
801 Contact Center