|Received:||6/6/2006 4:28:30 PM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:I joined Quixtar with the promise that I would only need to pay $160 one time and follow their "plan" and I would be making $3000- $5000 in the first month and $250,000 in the first year. This is all a lie. The "plan", which yo do not learn about in detail until after you pay, involves telling the same lies to others and getting them to pay the same amount to join. You are supposed to be getting a membership to an " online Sam's Club" type of company where you purchase your products through Quixtar and save money. This is a lie because you do not save money. You are promised that you get a full refund of all money you paid in to Quixtar if you quit within six months. This is a lie. I quit after only a month and it has now been over a year and I still have not received all my money back. The head of the chapter here in Houston is Dick Wilson, but he operates out of Michigan. When I quit and requested a refund from Dick Wilson he not only verbally attacked me personally, but also my wife. I had made it known to the people at Quixtar that I had joined only to earn money to afford health insurance and medical bills for my very ill wife. Knowing my religious beliefs, Mr. Wilson said I was not doing God's will by quitting Quixtar. Each time I questioned him he told me to "shut up". He said I did not deserve a refund. He used things like telling me I was a bad example of a Christian because I was poor and my wife was sick. He blamed it all on me. He said if I had not been such a quitter I would have started off making $3000-$5000 a month. This is all a lie. After he yelled at me for 10 minutes on the phone, he told me the requirements for my refund, which I followed exactly, but I still only received a partial refund. Nearly everything said at the meetings is a lie. You are not supposed to have to pay anything other than the one-time membership fee. Much later, after joining, you are told that no one has ever succeeded with out purchasing all the other help and training tools. These consist of $12 a week CDs, $15 a month book, $30 a month cell phone teleconferencing membership, $200 - $400 each quarter to go to big meetings in other states. These were just the ones I learned about during my 30 days with Quixtar. Add to all of that, the need to get on what they call a "ditto" list, which automatically orders for you $300 - $500 a month of the Quixtar products. They use very ruthless brainwashing techniques to get people involved in Quixtar to think there is a fortune "right around the corner", if they stay with the plan. This is a lie. Their main trap is to teach you “a new way of thinking.” This means not to listen to or read anything not related to Quixtar. Avoid all TV, radio, printed materials and especially listening to any person, including family members, who would say anything against Quixtar. Quixtar is a scam, but more so it is operated like a religious cult. It uses the same thinking as the Jim Jones cult group who killed themselves. You are made dependant on Quixtar and to believe they are the only people you can trust and that being poor has been your fault all along just because of your "wrong" thinking.” Their training turns children against parents, and husbands against wives. I have a logged of over 2000 emails from just one website where people wrote in about divorces and worse, all because Quixtar taught someone to ignore a "negative thinking" person. This is a very evil and ruthless organization. Everything I have said above is FACT. My one final comment is my opinion. I am poor and on the verge of bankruptcy, but I will not cheat or lie to anyone to better myself because I answer to God first. I still have numerous Quixtar documents if you need any. Please contact me if I can help.