Long time readers of REALSCAM.com will be familiar with the struggling "home based travel" MLM, World Ventures from THIS thread, started back in 2010
Evidently we are not the only ones with questions about World Ventures.
Back in July 2013, Stephanie Yoder related an unpleasant experience she and her partner had with World Ventures on her Twenty-Something Travel blog. (see the offending blog post below)
Stephanies' original blog post attracted a flurry of visitor comments, 251 of them in all, making it one of the most viewed articles on Twenty-Something Travel, with many of the comments appearing to be from World Venture shills, quoting the company line
So popular was the article, a quick Google search using the terms world venture sees the offending article at #2 on the search results:
Rather than mending their ways and attending to what appears to be glaring examples of everything that gives multi level marketing it's less than stellar reputation, World Ventures decided to pull on its' hob nailed boots and attempt to stamp out any criticism coming its' way.
This week comes news that Stephanie has received a strongly worded, but meaningless, "Cease and Desist" letter on behalf of World Ventures:
The letter was signed by Shawn E. Tuma of Plano, Texas based law firm Britton Tuma
Keen observers will notice that, while Mr Tumas' letter contains all manner of pseudo legal terms and threats of dire consequences for non compliance with the demands, it contains very little substance in defining which property has been "misappropriated, misused, and disparaged" or how Ms Yoders' BLOG is engaging in "unfair competition and deceptive trade practices" against an MLM travel company.
I particularly like the bit warning:As part of your obligation to preserve evidence, you must preserve every form of information or communication, whether tangible or digitally stored, that is related to this matter and is within your possession, custody, or control. This includes, by way of example only, all past and future letters, email, instant messages, social media communications, posts, and comments, browser cache, audio transcripts, mms messages, Skype transcripts, etc
"Obligation to preserve evidence ??"
Is that how it works in America ??
A lawyer is paid send a nasty letter on behalf of a client and the recipient becomes obliged to do as he says ??
Methinks World Ventures' time would be better spent remedying the abysmal returns made by its' members than attempting to ride roughshod over bloggers' who dare to question its' and its' representatives behaviours.as well as answer the frequently asked questions with regard to the pyramid scheme aspect of the World Ventures "opportunity"