OHC University Reviews

If you are looking for OCH University reviews, you can find out all you need to know about whether OCH University is a scam or legitimate by taking a look at other sites have been promoted by the same group of people. Companies change the names of their programs so that the complaints against the programs can’t easily be found in the search engines or on complaints boards.

OCH University is related to Online Home Careers

I put a warning out about Online Home Careers back in May of 2012. If you want to know if OCH University really works, is fake, or is a legitimate program, you may want to read this post about Online Home Careers.

The Bottom Line

The bottom line is that I suggest you avoid OCH University. In fact, you can keep yourself out of a great deal of trouble by reading the following three posts:

 

Sites To Avoid In 2014

There are thousands of sites you should avoid. I can’t track them all. However, I can help you avoid current ones that are being heavily promoted. Many of the sites that you should avoid are being  promoted by fake news sites and fake review sites.

Here is the current list of some of the worst offenders…

Fake News Sites I Track

There have been thousands of fake news sites promoting scams over the years. There aren’t as many as there used to be, but I still track the worst ones as you can see in the image below:

Fake News Sites Tracked CroppedBelow is a list of the fake news sites along with the current program they are promoting

Smarter Lifestyles | www SmarterLifeStyles biz | Home Income Kit (warning)
Weekly Marks | www WeeklyMarks com | Web Fortune Vault (warning)
Consumer Income News | www ConsumerIncomeNews com |  N/A
Good Lifestyle Magazine | www Good Lifestyle Magazine | Web Fortune Master (warning)
Daily Consumer Tips | www DailyConsumerTips com | Work At Home Institute (warning)
eBiz Lifestyle | www eBizLifestyle com | Home Cash Academy
Canadian Jobs Local | www CanadianJobsLocal com |  Online Home Careers (warning)
Channel 7 Jobs Report | www Channel7JobsReport com | Online Home Careers (warning)
Career Journal Online | www CareerJournalOnline org | Internet Money Path
Working Home Jobs | www WorkingHomeJobs com | N/A
Consumer Products Exposed | www ConsumerProductsExposed com
Mothers Working Daily |www MothersWorkingDaily com | Web Fortune Master (warning)
Career Journal Online | www CareerJournalOnline com | Internet Money Path
Finance Reporting | www Finance-Reporting info | eStore Builder
Economic Alerts | www Economic Alerts com | Web Fortune Master (warning)

Here’s A List Of The Sites Being Promoted That You Should Avoid

  • eStore Builder | www eStoreBuilder com
  • Home Cash Academy | www Home-Cash-Academy com
  • Home Income Kit | www Home-Income-Kit com
  • Internet Money Path | www InternetMoneyPath com
  • Online Home Careers | www OnlineHomeCareers com
  • Web Fortune Master | www WebFortuneMaster com
  • Web Fortune Vault | www WebFortuneVault com
  • Work At Home Institute | www WAHInstitute com

Fake Review Sites To Avoid

There are several fake review sites that you should avoid. Two of the worst are:

  • Top 3 Work At Home | www Top3WorkAtHome Net
  • Work At Home Authority | www WorkAtHome-Authority com

Problems With Work At Home Authority

Work At Home Authority uses a fake person named Michelle Withrow as its spokesperson. The name Michelle Withrow has been used to promote numerous questionable opportunities and outright scams.

Right now “Michelle Withrow” is promoting a site called Work At Home Institute. The problem is that Work At Home Institute is simply a different name for a site called Work At Home University – which uses “Michelle Withrow” as its spokesperson!

The other problem with the Work At Home Authority site is that it’s promoted numerous  programs that have generated a huge number of complaints. Including:

  • Auto Pilot Income System – Click here for my September 6, 2011 warning
  • Paid Surveys & More
  • Survey Revenue System
  • Work At Home Institute – Click here for August 3, 2013 warning
  • Work At Home University – Click here for my September 14, 2012 warning

Problems With Top3WorkAtHome.net

The main problem with Top3WorkAtHome.net is that it has promoted all kinds of programs that have generated huge amounts of complaints. Currently, the site is promoting:

  • Web Fortune Vault -  Click here for my June 13, 2013 warning
  • Business Success Pack – This promotes Vemma – Click here for Vemma Research
  • Web Fortune Master – Click here for for my June 11, 2013 warning

However, there are some other problems as well, including:

The Facebook Survey Attack it sometimes launches (seen in the image below):

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Obviously fake claims such as the following:

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Other Sites To Avoid

I can’t possibly list all of the sites you should avoid. However, the following is a list of some of the most current ones that I recommend you stay away from:

  • Automated Paydays – uses ClickSure as its payment processor. Click here for my warning about ClickSure.
  • A to Z Cash System – www AToZCashSystem com – Click here for my June 2, 2012 warning.
  • Empower Network – www EmpowerNetwork com
  • Eric’s Success Plan – Click here for for my October 7, 2013 warning.
  • Pro Advantage 90 – www ProAdvantage90 com – Click here for my March 17, 2012 warning
  • Web Profits From Home – a.k.a. Home Income Stream – www hispurchase com

Vemma Research

home-business-truthThere’s been a great deal of controversy showing up in the news about a company called Vemma, which claims that “The foundation of Vemma’s success lies firmly in the results achieved from our clinically studied, single-formula product line.” So why the controversy?

Because some people and organizations are claiming that the foundation of Vemma’s success is that is actually a pyramid scheme. For example, William Keep, an expert in Pyramid Schemes, recently sent out a warning about Vemma, according to a recent article at Truth in Advertising, Inc. (TINA) – a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Madison, CT.

Of course there are the die-hard Vemma fans who say that Vemma is definitely not a pyramid scheme. Even if you ignore the typical irrational red herring arguments MLM distributors often make, the truth is that it’s very difficult to prove if something’s a pyramid scheme or not.

Why It’s Difficult To Prove If An MLM Company Is Actually A Pyramid Scheme

Many people who are passionate about MLM – both for and against it – are well aware of the 1970 “Amway Decision”. Some of the key points of the decision were highlighted in a Statement of Debra A. Valentine, General Counsel of the FTC, on “Pyramid Schemes,” presented at the IMF Seminar on Current Legal Issues Affecting Central Banks (May 13,1998)

“Since distributors were compensated both for selling products to consumers and to newly-recruited distributors, there was some question as to whether this was a legitimate multilevel marketing program or an illegal pyramid scheme. The Commission held that, although Amway had made false and misleading earnings claims when recruiting new distributors,(21) the company’s sales plan was not an illegal pyramid scheme. Amway differed in several ways from pyramid schemes that the Commission had challenged. It did not charge an up-front “head hunting” or large investment fee from new recruits, nor did it promote “inventory loading” by requiring distributors to buy large volumes of nonreturnable inventory. Instead, Amway only required distributors to buy a relatively inexpensive sales kit. Moreover, Amway had three different policies to encourage distributors to actually sell the company’s soaps, cleaners, and household products to real end users. First, Amway required distributors to buy back any unused and marketable products from their recruits upon request. Second, Amway required each distributor to sell at wholesale or retail at least 70 percent of its purchased inventory each month — a policy known as the 70% rule. Finally, Amway required each sponsoring distributor to make at least one retail sale to each of 10 different customers each month, known as the 10 customer rule.(22)

 MLM Law Isn’t Clear

A recent Forbes article about Herbalife highlights some of the legal reasons it’s difficult to prosecute multi-level marketing companies. It points out that ther is a lack of clarity about whether or not the 70% rule and the 10 customer rules are actual hard numbers or simply FTC guidelines.  In addition, the article points out an opinion the FTC put out in 2004 that actually makes it even more confusing as to what constitutes a legal MLM company.

“Keep points to a baffling 2004 FTC Staff Advisory Opinion released to the public. It clarifies the 70 percent rule by essentially dismissing it: “[T]he amount of internal consumption in any multi-level compensation business does not determine whether or not the FTC will consider the plan a pyramid scheme,” it reads.”

Read the full article at Forbes.

Proving That An MLM Company Is Actually A Pyramid Scheme Is Time-Intensive And Expensive

In addition to the aforementioned problems, Truth In Advertising, Inc. (TINA) points out the resource problem the FTC has in attempting to prosecute large MLM companies that might be pyramid schemes. For example, in the hotly debated Herbalife case, TINA states:

“While the vast majority of MLMs that the FTC has accused of being pyramid schemes have settled their cases, it is clear that Herbalife has no intention of slipping away quietly into the night. So there can be no doubt that if the FTC brings an action against Herbalife, the company will challenge the FTC every step of the way.  The FTC knows this and understands the huge outlay of resources it would take to mount a case against Herbalife, a multi-billion dollar organization. Consequently, it is not likely that the FTC will even consider such a legal battle until it has resolved its cases against BurnLounge and Fortune Hi-Tech.”

The cases against BurnLounge and Fortune Hi-Tech are relevant because they would give the FTC clarity as to whether or not they’d be likely to win a case against Herbalife.

What Else Should You Know About Vemma?

If you’ve made it this far, you’re probably more confused than ever as to what constitutes a pyramid scheme and what constitutes a legal MLM (and also remember that just because something is legal doesn’t mean it’s ethical).

Obviously, it’s easy to get Vemma and Vemma distributors’ perspective you can take a look at their company website, videos, and press releases.

However, if you are looking for opposing viewpoints, I suggest you take a look at some or all of the following:

If you have information or opinions you’d like to share about the Vemma products and/or opportunity, please share them in the comments below.

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