|Received:||7/4/2006 6:00:16 PM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:I am writing this letter because I am concerned about the proposed Business Opportunity Rule R511993. I believe that in its presented form, it would prevent the business I operate from continuing as a XanGo™ Independent Distributor, and would destroy the small business I have worked so hard to build and operate, as well as those of literally, thousands of others. The proposed rule requires the disclosure of a minimum of 10 prior purchasers nearest to the prospective purchaser. I would be glad to provide references, but in this day of identity theft, I am very uncomfortable giving out the personal information of individuals (without their approval) to strangers. Women in my organization may be subject to sexual or racial harassment so, unless the FTC passes an addition to this rule prohibiting sexual or racial attacks related to this disclosure it will open up women to sexual attacks and/or stalking. In the end this rule must bind the FTC to take direct enforcement action on sexual and racial attacks with a special unit assigned to monitor actions related to the disclosure forms. Also, sharing names and addresses of existing distributors with a “prospect” would open an organization to being attacked by other businesses. A person from another sales organization who wished to proselytize an existing organization would literally be given the key to the bank….it would be like hiring the fox to protect the hens in a hen house. Why would any person in his/her right mind feel sharing existing contacts and/or customers with their competition was in their best interest? Daily I see many scams on the Internet and I have been approached by many crooks because of my success. The proposed rule R511993 will do nothing to stop these unscrupulous crooks. They hurt my business! This rule will not stop Crooks – they violate the current rule all the time. But I am a good American citizen and the proposed rule R511993 will hurt me. Thank you and please help me retain the right to operate a XanGo™ business where the company, XanGo™ LLC already has procedures in place to protect anyone from loss of money and/or time and credibility. XanGo™ is a good company, please do not lump great companies like XanGo™, which has a 100% money back 30 day guarantee, into the same barrel as those who currently take advantage of others daily with no repercussions. If you wish to go after those who are damaging or hurting innocent people, I will salute you, but for heaven’s sake, let’s not throw the baby out with the bath water. Please insure that any proposed rules will not be detrimental to the incredible volume of sales created by the Direct Selling Industry, a Multi Billion Dollar industry today. To do so would hurt the United States economy tremendously. May I humbly suggest that you or your representative visit the XanGo™ LLC headquarters in Utah and see what kind of passionate and caring company this is? You will be shocked to see a company which has the hearts of the American People in their minds, and one that would never place an individual in peril financially.