Legit or Scam?
Vemma is a
nutritional health supplement multi-level-marketing company. The business is very
similar to, and in direct competition with,
XanGo since both have products derived
from the mangosteen fruit.
There has been a debate over which company
has the better product and MLM business
plan. It's hard to get a clear answer
since distributors from both companies make
the same outrageous claims about their
Vemma is owned by a company with over 12
years experience in health supplement
manufacturing and marketing. It was
founded by BK Boreyko and his family who
have lead the company to over one billion
dollars in sales.
Some people have criticized the VemmaBuilder program, the business
opportunity interface used by the company. They
believe that representatives and higher-ups
are making claims and
promises which are misleading to the new folks
However, there is really nothing to
warrant people calling it a Vemma Scam.
Those that don't know the facts about MLM
businesses assume that they can profit with
that business model. In reality the
majority of Multi Level and Network
Marketers do not make money, this does not
mean that it's a scam, it's just the
nature of the business.
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Christa Johannesburg SA
10:31pm on February 23rd, 2015
My son got into this - they say no joining fees but to join you need to buy a starter pack - they have some fancy name for it - total cost R2300.00 (i rounded off the cents). You receive Cans of Verve - nice - but so expensive you cannot sell in. They are told that if it does not work for you no problem because if you have not placed a order for three months your account will just become inactive. Yet after a horrible start to get that R2300 order which was paid with my credit card I told my son this is a shady scheme and no more money from me. But for the last three months Vemma keep sending him boxes of cans and taking R800.28 from my credit card. He has never even logged on again.
Vemma does not train or promote the youngsters to sell a product (as a fact they discourage it because of how expensive on can is) all that Vemma is interested is getting that R2300.00 upfront and the surety that the largest percentage of youngsters that that misled into joining is going to fall out.
1. Definition of a pyramid scheme: A pyramid scheme is an unsustainable business model that involves promising participants payment or services, primarily for enrolling other people into the scheme, rather than supplying any real investment or sale of products or services to the public
victor pretoria south africa
2:45pm on September 29th, 2014
I live in South Africa and became a brand partner 2 months ago, I was sceptical at 1st because of these negative bloggers popping up everytime I Googled vemma, and most of these bloggers day the same thing, that vemma is brainwashing us ... well guess what, these bloggers are brainwashing people from seeing a good opportunity that's in front of them by screaming that something is a scam. let's ne logical about this, vemma has been around for over 10 years and has grown to over 50 countries, so if it was such a scam, don't you think that it would have been shut down a long time ago? another funny thing is that all these people hating on vemma are just normal average people , I haven't heard or seen a famous rich person saying negative things about vemma. so ask yourself why aren't rich and successful people complaining about vemma while all these average minded people are the one's crying wolf. I'm making a profit of 400$ a month from vemma and I use that to pay my rent where I live, and I'm a 19 year old studying at a university. so if that's your definition of what a scam is, then I guess I've been scammed lol. .. by he way if you want to find out more about our team in South africa contact me at email@example.com
Lisa New York
2:25pm on April 4th, 2014
Too often the promo video claims that the work will be easy and that the money will come in with no effort by participants. That is why it is often called a scam. Only after you put in your hard earned money do you realize the work involved.
12:31am on August 3rd, 2013
Vemma is very very real. For those who think Vemma is a scam. You must be the 97% out of 100%
Im going to stick to this until i make some Money and do it right. Helping Others.
8:45am on July 31st, 2013
To people saying that it's not a scam: open your eyes. MLM is an unsustainable business practice. If you wanted to make real money off of this, you would have had to join up VERY early in the business, as the only way to make money is by recruiting other brand partners to your team. Pretty unlikely thing to happen if you're just starting. A red flag for a MLM business is how it conducts its business: are you being sold a product, or are you being sold a dream of making a lot of money?
12:34pm on July 9th, 2013
As a VP of the second largest food company in the U.S. I have to say to the people that claim this is a scam because it's not sold in stores. Amway, Avon, Mary Kay none of them are sold in stores yet all very successful products, I am not endorsing the product but merely stating there are many ways to market a product all require work and energy MLM is not for everyone, but for some energetic people who would like to set there own hours and are willing to work at it can be successful, there's no magic bullet to becoming wealthy whether it is in stocks or a small business of your own it takes an investment of time and money, don't let someone take away your dream because there may be risk, take a shot at something work hard be successful, you can live with little risk in your life with little reward also or you can take risk with opportunity of bigger rewards it's what ever you have an appetite for...
8:25pm on June 12th, 2013
the people who say MLM is a scam are so ignorant its dumb. My family has made a living through the MLM industry. Its all you ignorant people who put on blogs such as this one that encourages everyone else to believe MLM is a scam. Tell me, Why would Donald Trump, a Billionaire say if he had to start all over from the beginning he would do network marketing?
Half of you people cry "pyramid scheme" it makes me laugh! LMAO
think about it, Mcdonalds for example pays minimum wage to its employees, have you ever wondered how much a store makes in one day? While you are "earning your hard earned money" (pfft hahaha!) The CEO is making a couple million a day! Now that's a scam!
MLM is a legitimate industry, just because people have dreams of being their own boss there's people on stupid blogs like this who try to bring us down!
I am not a brand partner of VEMMA, ive looked into it and its as legitimate as any other MLM in the industry
to all you skeptics, hope you enjoy having a boss telling you when to take a s*** for the next 40 years of your life.
8:36pm on May 30th, 2013
MLM is a victimizing industry. My daughter is being victimized by Veema, but won't listen to anything I say about the percentage of people who lose. They train them as soon as they buy in for $580 to ignore anything negative about the company. I WILL STOP AT NOTHING until I see her safe out of the hands of this. You Veema people haven't read your own company's income disclosure & I sure you would never show it at a recruiting meeting. YOU owe it to the people you take money from to at least do your research. Why don't you at least go to MLM-The Truth & be sure you're not robbing people blind. A man with a PHD - warning the public should have at least a minute of your time.
3:14am on May 28th, 2013
hey guys i like the product this is not a scam just because you didnt make money doesnt mean its a scam jeez guys u bash on something that dr.oz oprah and michael jordan back. Also the phoenix suns has it as their official energy drink. And the better business bureau gave this company a A plus rating.And b4 the phoenix suns got involved with this company they had 11 lawyers look into this company. You guys are so negative to something you cant make work for you ya i havent made money yet but man have my friends have im getting it started thats for sure i mean who can open a business and not sink money into it b4 making a profit no one ok so build your own company and start with vemma!
Alex San Diego
5:28pm on May 24th, 2013
Only 2 ways that Vemma will fail. If you don't start or you quit after doing it! It's easy? No. but it simple.Yes. Is't worth it. Heck Yeah. Most people give a negative feedback to Vemma are those negative people. lazy. they think by simply buying a product. they'll get rich. Most people quit in a month or 6 months or they just get excited, the product is great! I've been doing this for a year now. after doing this in 3 month a triple my Military income and we got pay here every Friday! What I Love in this company, they don't tell you how much you worth, we are not just worth $10.00 per hour. The CEO Mr. Bk Boreyko put the People First before Profit! He listen to us. Then after 6 month doing this I hit the rank of Diamond, the company rewarded me a 2013 C Class Mercedes Benz.... yes they paying my monthly! The checks are real, the car are real and it's not about the money, its who you become in this company. I've helped many people changes their life, It's not for everybody. it only work for people with an Open Mind! And of course you have to work. its a business! If you are in San Diego County, Orange County or LA County and you need help or need to understand how this Vemma/Verve Concept work. feel free to e-mail me! Alex firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Coon Rapids
11:09am on May 21st, 2013
Shannon, there are a few people in South Africa that have started with this opportunity. I cannot tell you what their success is because I don't personally know them but anyone who starts to expand into a country that is extremely new to Vemma, like South Africa, has the best potential for success.
12:42pm on May 20th, 2013
Also, people on this site are perfect examples of zero-accountability and ignorance. Network Marketing isn't for everyone, just like college, engineering, or becoming a doctor. I will admit there are a lot of people who don't make money but the majority of them didn't work that hard, didn't know what they were doing, or both. I had a girl join two weeks ago and then 4 days later wanted to cancel because she hadn't made money when she hadn't even given it any effort. We've also had people say, "I'll join but I don't want to put any work into it so you can just build my team for me," and then they started complaining because they weren't rich, no exaggeration. People, just because something isn't for you, doesn't mean it is a scam. This is NOT a get-rich-quick scheme. You have to work extremely hard to get rich, just like any other business, or just work in your free time to gain some supplemental income. Some of you were not willing to work hard, didn't make money, and quit after a few months; that is your fault, not Vemma's. Name one other business venture where you will get rich overnight without any monetary or personal sacrifices and I will publicly declare Vemma as a scam. College takes 4-6 years and an average of $27,000 in debt to earn a 47% chance of getting a job in the respective fields. People work unpaid internships for six months with maybe a 5% chance of them beating the fellow interns to earn the actual job. Neither of these scenarios are scams even though they are not successful for the majority of people. Too many people are lazy, irresponsible, and unaccountable but always want to blame something for their shortcomings. You people are scamming this economy, not networking marketing companies.
12:37pm on May 20th, 2013
Shannon, Africa is a very new market for Vemma! There are some people in Africa that are starting to make it grow but it is very young so there is a LOT of potential. Those who start up in any new country have an incredible amount of room to grow and expand. If you, or anyone else, have any questions, you can email me at email@example.com. I'm here to answer anyone's questions, whether they have intentions of joining Vemma or not.
Morris Long beach ca
1:46pm on April 29th, 2013
A group of friends introduced me to this product , they should change the name from Vemma to Vommit . This "company " is basically a scam from one person to the next . Come on you're selling energy drinks and vitamin shots and pressure selling other friends to buy not just 1 drink but a package of 75 or more . Who really needs that much Vommit scented energy drinks that barely work . It's a legal pyramid scheme that found a few loop holes in the system to not get shut down . I've seen 30 members join and all 30 of them don't speak of it anymore except me because I was the guy that told them not to join this scam .
Shannon Cape Town South Africa
6:36am on April 22nd, 2013
I live in South Africa and was just wondering whether there are any other South Africans that have given this a try...and what the results were/are?
11:58pm on April 21st, 2013
1. Read the list of ingredients printed right on the bottle.
2. Notice the ingredient, "Cadmium"
3. Google "Is cadmium toxic" or anything similar.
4. Find out that it IS, in fact, toxic... even in low-doses.
5. Realize you'd be nuts to drink any of this stuff.
You may wonder why they put it on the label if it's bad for you? The answer is because they have to if it contains it. Since "supplements" are not regulated, they can literally sell you ANYTHING... even if it's bad for you. As long as they disclose what's in it, it's up to you what to do with it.
3:49am on April 20th, 2013
A+ Love the product. Love the compensation plan. Making money and helping others make money.
7:28pm on March 24th, 2013
Listen up. My sister has gotten into this and I'm a skeptic and by no means an energy drinker of any sorts. This stuff tastes good and whether its endorsed by someone famous or not all endorsements are political and only endorsed from being paid off to endorse it whether a legitimate product or not. Gatorade is endorsed by MANY but, Gatorade consumed on its own is terrible for your liver. All the electrolytes and salt in these drinks is awful if not consumed properly with equal amounts of water. My point is FDA approved, endorsed, if the product is good it doesn't matter who says what as long as you like it. As far as being a scam if your judging your scam theories by success rate than any job you don't succeed in is a scam. My sister has been doing it for a month now and has made over $2000 dollars but she is working at it everyday and traveling occasionally to get the sales. She is only getting better at it and reaching more people. This is a Commission based job and is rewarded with points that can be turned to cash not alot but by word of mouth and sales you can achieve a decent amount of money through hard work. Believe me this is legitimate if you have drive as any sales position requires it is no different than Mary Kay or Avon. Check your facts before you decide what a scam is. My wife has already achieved $400 in one week because she's busting her @$$! It is all talented networking and salesmanship. Join it don't join but your success in anything is based on drive and talent if you can't do it don't discourage others from giving it a shot.
4:42am on March 17th, 2013
Here is the deal which store is this sold in. A company would easily tell you where 100% of their profits come from.
Cocacola, redbull, monster and the other despite them being unhealthy the will tell you where you can buy their product.
If nothing else health stores and nutrition stores would have Vemma on their shelf.
I know some one that is in to Vemma and he donte sell the product he is told to buy it but his business is based upon recruiting others and getting them to buy in by appealing to their greed.
They promise their Reps BMWs if they recruit so many people. Vector marketing did the same thing and they bait you in by promising big money to college kids and they spend their hard earned money supporting this scheme.
Now if this was like mary kay where this guy was selling the product that is different he is a vendor of the product.
There is most likely an expensive reason why they dont put their stuff in the stores or even vending machines. To skit tax laws? to get away with not paying social security to actual employees?
A good company can tell you exactly the Who, what, when, where and why of their business and they dont have to sugar coat it.
A good company doesnt have a problem paying employees regular wages, A good company doesnt make their employees buy the product.
Companies have a marketing budgit and they say we will give out X amount of product each year so that people will get hooked and buy the product later.
Companies also say to save money we will send this product to a store and that store will be responsible of putting the stuff on the shelf.
the people buying this stuff to give away this product need to question this company who actually pay for the Expensive promises that is being made.
The reason its a scam is because the people working for the company dont realize they are the customers and they are just buying the product with no hope of making any money.
All based on False promises
8:04pm on March 15th, 2013
Its not a scam. Its a way for younger kids to make money and its a pretty simple process. Yes it costs money to buy these drinks and start out, but you get payed back very quickly. You have to social network and get people to join you but you are also successful when they are successful. Its about how much time you actually put into it. No matter where you work you sell a product or provide a service. This works the same way, you are selling a product and a way for people to also sell it. Its not a lot of money but its also not a lot of work. Get a couple people to join and you make 100$. The more that join the more money. Its selling a product just like any other person would do. To call it a scam is unfair, its just a low key job.
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