Has anyone out there had experience with this company? I am shocked there is nothing about them here. They must work overtime to remove all their bad reviews, and there are MANY!
I'm not slamming or bashing anyone, just sharing MY truth and experience as it happened to me. Because most lawyers don't want to take on MLM Companies or they charge more money than I have, I'm getting my truth about them in as m any locations as possible in hopes that others won't experience the nightmare I did.
The following is my personal experience (aka: nightmare) with Plexus Worldwide, an MLM company based in Scottsdale, AZ
I became an ambassador with Plexus Worldwide October 15, 2013 and based the majority of that decision on the following:
- Facebook posts boasted I “drink pink and shrink”, “just one pink drink a day melts the fat away”. Even the corporate welcome page boasted “Lose weight faster than you ever imagined”.
- I contacted Sonya Dudley, Diamond Ambassador with Plexus Worldwide, who assured me 90% of the business could be done online. That fit my lifestyle and just what I was looking for - no parties, no travel, etc.
- I wanted a product that people needed, one that sold itself. This was a weight loss product backed by thousands of testimonials of rapid weight loss and ample energy, among other health benefits, with little to no effort on their part. I asked Sonya if a specific meal plan should be followed for optimal results. Her reply: “Oh no! That’s the beauty of Plexus you don’t have to change a thing.
- I wanted to make MONEY!
The weight loss products, Plexus Slim and Plexus Accelerator, were not working for me or my customers. I was met with indecisive avoidance when I asked what to do and why this was happening. I never got a straight answer. However, the language began to change from "drink pink and shrink" to "pink for health". It became all about "health" and weight loss was a possible bonus.
WHAT? a possible bonus?
That's NOT how it was presented to me or what I signed up for! I was gravely mislead. The product had CHANGED.
The “Gems” aka: leaders were well aware of the change and that it wasn’t working. They wrote their concerns to the CEO, Tarl Robinson, as the rapid team growth and sales were declining due to these changes.
The 3 day sample packs where people experienced quick results of more energy & weight loss was no longer effective. People were not seeing results in 3 days anymore – and many times not even in 2 weeks if at all.
The diamond leaders knew the truth (I have evidence of this) but worked very hard to cover it up. Dirty Diamonds! They should win an Oscar for that performance!
The problem? Nobody told ME about the product change even when I asked directly! (I have this in writing as well). I joined Plexus Worldwide October 15, 2013 and the change went into effect 2 weeks later in November 2013. Therefore I was not representing the product I thought I was and it could cost me something much more valuable than money... my credibility and integrity.
This was a widely publicized video at the time I signed up (although I made some edits to prove a point). What is emphasized most in this video, health or weight loss?
By the way, the original video is here: Youtube Plexus Worldwide
In addition, Plexus Worldwide proudly boasts of how quickly their company has grown as well as being a debt free company. Considering there are numerous reports of Plexus Worldwide charging the annual $34.95 fee to unsuspecting past ambassadors (those who resigned), as well as active ambassadors creating bogus ambassador accounts to rise in rank, it's a fabulous appearance of growth. I call it lies, deception and unethical business practices. As of March, 2015 Plexus Worldwide claimed to have 220,000 Ambassadors x $34.95 = $7,689,000.00. No wonder they make it so easy to join and so difficult to resign!
And let's not forget the adverse side effects experienced by some such as stroke, heart and liver damage. Again, if you experienced this, PLEASE, PLEASE share your experience and possibly save a life! This stuff can be DANGEROUS!
While this "snake oil" may work for a few, it certainly doesn't work for most. We can all lose weight, gain energy, lower cholesterol and blood sugar by eating clean, drinking lots of water and exercising. Why do I need to pay $100+ a month for Plexus Slim?
I had a member on my team reach the rank of gold ambassador, however Plexus removed it due to someone returning an order after month end. I simply questioned, for FIVE MONTHS, where it was in the compensation plan that stated month end date or that the month was extended till the 15th of the next month. I thought month end was month end - the end of 30 days. The only notice I got was a termination due to "disparaging remarks", however to this day I have never been told what those remarks were, their reference nor was I given an opportunity to defend the accusations. You can read more of that ordeal on my blog if you wish at The Pink Drink Scam Alert ~ My Pinkwashed Nightmare. I have the corporate letters there that explain how "the compensation plan wasn't clear", and "is in the process of being re-written", etc. They have since CHANGED the compensation plan stating the last day of the month is final month end. DUH!
I think it is also important to note that Plexus is tagged as a "health fraud" by the FDA.
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The corporate officers have now turned against each other as former Plexus International President Alfred Pettersen brings a lawsuit against Plexus CEO Tarl Robinson. See more about that here, and General Manager Serena Molangi was fired. As of right now, no one is willing to share the truth of what may have happened in either of these situations.
If just one person escapes an MLM nightmare because of this post, then my mission was accomplished.
If you are interested in reading more of my story and why I want to expose this company and others like them, you can find it on my blog.
To read what real people have experienced, go HERE and HERE.
NEVER in my 35 year career have I experienced a company as ignorant, unprofessional, lackadaisical and unethical as Plexus Worldwide. It is MY hope to stop companies like this from raping people of their hopes, dreams, hard earned money and all too often entire families torn apart due to their deception and greed.
Plexus Worldwide was not the first scam I danced with, but it is the last. Stop the silence, share YOUR truth and let's end this dirty dance!
Thanks for listening.... oh uh, READING.