All it takes is a simple Google search to reveal that the Vemma scam is the only possible truth. Words like pyramid scheme, ponzi, and illegal operations are often used to describe the Arizona-based health company. Since hundreds, if not thousands of people are calling it a scam, then it must be, right?
Vemma is often criticized for their overall marketing strategy. All big companies have a marketing strategy. Red Bull shells out close to $1 Billion a year on commercials and various advertisements to get YOU to buy their product. What is the difference between Vemma and Red Bull? The main difference: Vemma is willing to pay people to sell their product. So, since the average person can get paid to tell others about Vemma/Verve, Vemma MUST BE a Ponzi scheme. Sounds like plain ignorance to me!
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The Vemma Scam: What Is A Pyramid Scheme?
Let’s define a Pyramid Scheme so there are no misconceptions or wrong definitions thrown around. A pyramid scheme is an unsustainable business model that requires new members to recruit more new members in order to get paid. Generally, the money and recruiting is pushed more than the products and eventually the well of potential recruits runs dry. When this happens, people start to leave from the bottom up and the entire business model unravels.
The chart below depicts the real differences between a legal network marketing company, and an illegal pyramid scheme.
|Multi-Level Marketing||Pyramid Scheme|
|The majority of commissions are paid when a product or service is sold.||The majority of commissions are paid when new members are recruited.|
|Members are given real, marketable products or services that they can actually sell.||Members are sometimes subject to “inventory loading,” where they are forced to buy more products than they could ever sell, sometimes at inflated prices. Other times, there is no product or service to sell at all.|
|Low start-up costs.||High start-up costs.|
Vemma is often called a pyramid scheme because they pay affiliates to sell the products for them. What the skeptics and haters are not seeing (or not being told), is that about 70% of the people that pay Vemma are straight-up customers of the product, NOT AFFILIATES!
This is HUGE because it debunks the myths and lies that Vemma places more importance on recruiting than selling. It also proves that Vemma is NOT a pyramid scheme.
Another important fact that one must consider, is that Vemma affiliates are never paid when they recruit anyone. They are only paid when a sale is made. Signing up as an affiliate is FREE and not products must be purchased in order to get paid. These facts are often overlooked by skeptics as most just focus on the affiliate structure of Vemma.
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The Vemma Scam: More Facts About The Company
Vemma, which stands for Vitamins, Essential Minerals, Mangosteen and Aloe Vera, was founded in 2004 by the Boreyko family. Vemma may be under constant scrutiny, but they are starting to make some major headlines around the world. Below is a list of facts pertaining to Vemma. The Vemma scam is appearing less and less likely…
- Vemma has been around since 2004, hitting the ever-elusive 10-year benchmark most “MLM-type” businesses never see.
- Vemma distribute four types of products reaching across three major industries: Vemma vitamins, Verve energy drinks, Bod-e Pro weight maintenance drinks, and the Vemma Next drinks for kids.
- Vemma currently grosses over $200 million a year (as of 2014).
- 70% of the sales generated in Vemma are from customers only! Affiliates are actually never compensated or given bonuses unless products are sold.
- The Vemma Verve brand is one of the official drinks of the Phoenix Suns (along with Gatorade). Verve is also sold at Phoenix Suns Games.
- Vemma has been an official sponsor of a car in NASCAR. They recently pulled their sponsorship because the driver was not among the best.
- Vemma has won over 160 awards, including fastest growing company in Arizona in 2014 and 15th largest private company in the state of Arizona (in 2014). You can see the list of awards here.
- Vemma takes the science behind their products very seriously. They actually have employed a Chief Scientific Officer (Yibling Wang M.D. Ph.D.) to oversee the nutrition behind the product.
- The Bod-e Pro Series is endorsed by Chris and Heidi Powell from ABC’s Extreme Weightloss. The products are actually recommended in conjunction with their high/low carb cycling workout out routine. There is also a top-rated free app available for iPhones and Androids for the Bod-e Pro workout.
- In 2014, Vemma opened up a new 51,000 square foot facility in Tempe Arizona, where it employs over 220 employees. The facility is state-of-the-art and stands as a testament to what Vemma represents: Robust health and wealth!
The facts about Vemma are numerous and overwhelmingly positive; but still, I’m sure most will discount them all as misdirection so the masses will continue to assume the Vemma Scam is real. Critics will always be paranoid and try to discredit B. K. Boreyko’s (Vemma owner) motives. After meeting B.K. in person, I have to say I have never met anyone that is more personable and caring. There is a reason the company has partnered with the Children’s Miracle Network and encourages affiliates to donate to the charity: B.K. cares about children and about people!
Vemma Scam Conclusion
Do You Still Believe that Vemma is a scam? You are entitled to your own opinion, but I urge you to review all the facts presented in this article! Vemma has done their homework to comply with the FTC’s strict regulations. With only 160 or so complaints ranging over a 10-year period (all of which were resolved, most within 24-48 hours), Vemma continues to show up as a stand-up company eager to help countless people through the health and money troubles. Yet, they continue to be targeted by individuals for being illegal.
I am a supporter of Vemma. I have been burned by Ponzis and pyramid schemes in the past. I did my homework about Vemma before I joined. The staggering statistic of 70-30 customer to affiliate ratio was a major factor for me. Also, the testaments behind the products and stories of those who stand behind Vemma are undeniable. I hope you can keep an open mind and listen to the arguments.
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If you still believe in the Vemma Scam, then I apologize and hope I have not wasted too much of your time; I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.