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KNOXVILLE TENNESSEE AND THOUSANDS OF OTHER CITIES HAVE AN EQUINOX INDEPENDENT REPRESENTATIVE INFESTATION AND IT'S GROWING!!!!
HOT OFF THE PRESS: We have just learned of two different class action suits being prepared. Email us with your Equinox Independent Representative Story and we will notify you when the cases are filed and certified as a class action.
LEARN HOW TO FIGHT BACK: (A SURE FIRE WAY TO GET BACK AT THIS MENACE AND IT WON'T COST YOU A DIME). Read the end of this page for this Great Fight Back Tip.
SHOW ME THE MONEY!: NOTHING SHUTS THE MOUTH OF AN EQUINOX INDEPENDENT REP. FASTER THAN WHEN YOU ASK TO SEE CERTIFIED COPIES OF HIS OR HER FEDERAL TAX RETURNS. BEFORE YOU INVEST, SEE WHO YOU ARE INVESTING IN. REQUEST THE TAX RETURNS OF THE INDEPENDENT REPRESENTATIVE WHO RECRUITS YOU AND THE TAX RETURNS OF ALL OF HIS/HER DOWNLINE PERSONNEL.
UNLESS THEY ARE ALL MAKING THE BIG MONEY AND I MEAN ALL (NOT HIS UPLINES OR ONE OR TWO OF HIS BUDDIES) THEN YOU CAN BE SURE THAT YOU WILL BE THROWING AWAY YOUR MONEY IF YOU INVEST. IF THEY ARE MAKING THE BIG MONEY THEY WILL PROVIDE THESE. IF THEY ARE BLUFFING THEY WILL GIVE YOU AN EXCUSE RATHER THAN THEIR TAX RETURNS.
ADDITIONALLY, DEMAND THAT YOUR SPONSOR SIGN A NOTARIZED AFFADAVIT THAT LISTS EVERY PERSON THAT HE/SHE HAS SPONSORED IN THE PAST, THEIR INCOME FROM THE EQUINOX EXPERIENCE AND THEIR PHONE NUMBERS AND ADDRESSES. CALL EVERY ONE OF THESE FOLKS - SEE HOW THEY WERE TREATED. . .
TO DATE, NO ONE HAS PASSED THIS TEST.
Don't believe me... Read what other people have to say:
Once upon a time I responded to an advertisement in the Knoxville News Sentinel for a marketing professional. This ad claimed that I would make $5000 to $10000 a month. When I interviewed for the "job" the interviewer, John, told me that I was in on a ground floor opportunity and that I would be GUARANTEED to be made rich if I gave him several thousands of dollars to automatically promote me to a manager level. (The fraudulent part about this is that John could of made me a manager without my having to invest a dime, but then he and his uplines wouldn't have made a fast buck on my money).
To make a long story short, I invested several thousands of dollars in this "opportunity" and I got nothing for it except for a lot of overpriced water filters and vitamins and No money! To make matters even worse, the company refused to refund all my money. Not to mention the loss of my time and the loss of friends who I exposed to this menace.
Not all multi-level marketing schemes are this bad and someplace, somewhere there might be an honest Equinox Independent Representative. However, I have an obligation to stop others from falling victim to the "GET RICH QUICK ... YOU CAN TRUST ME" show that is going on in our country. That is why I pay for this web page to warn others not to be a sucker. If you see someone peddling water filters and/or herbs, vitamins, health products and the like and he is claiming to be an independent contractor for equinox, Please.... and spread the word. If you decide to attend, bring a tape recorder or video camera. Only by exposing what is going on and communicating to others can we stop what is going on.
FIGHT BACK: DO YOU FEEL MAD ABOUT HOW YOU HAVE BEEN TREATED. DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. Here's a fun thing we do from time to time. Every Tuesday around 7:00 p.m., our local equinox independent representatives have a meeting. So, periodically me and a few friends stand on public property next to the street outside their location and hold up a sign that says:
"If you are coming to the meeting at 7:00 p.m., Stop here first."
Most of the people coming in to the meeting stop and then we set them straight about what is going on inside the equinox independent rep's office. Most folks thank us for opening up their eyes and saving their wallets and turn around and leave. Of course there are a few who curse us for helping our fellow man and we have a good laugh.
Freedom of speech is a wonderful thing. Don't give up.... Get Back!
Email Email me. I have received thousands of letters detailing horror stories of monetary losses. Don't be a victim, but if you become one then write us! We are building a national database of folks who have experienced the same unpleasant experince. Additionall, please feel free to send me your comments. Additionally, I will be happy to provide you the name and address of your state attorney general's office.
I appreciate your many offers of support and encouragement. My only goal is to prevent your money from being flushed down the toilet. The best thing that you can do is spread the word. Call your local news stations, police, attorney generals, community activists, and anyone else you can grab. Stand on public property outside the evening meetings and warn others. Post mail on dejanews and other usenet forums about your experience. Prepare a press release and fax it. Just do it.