Monday, April 30, 2007

Another rant on lampe berger

These days, I kept on getting news on dchl lampe berger, and how SYN is terribly the worst MLM in malaysia. Read on...

Hey Steven (is dat your real name anyway?)

I came across your blog by chance and I truly admire that someone like you
is really not afraid to speak up your mind for what is right to the society.
What I am about to write, I hope you will post it on your blog for other
readers to read.

One of my friend who is an LB member brought me to his company annual dinner
at Sunway Hotel, and that is when I get to know about Lampe Berger. Many of
their members seem so friendly with me.. but for what purpose? To persuade
me to pay them money to join their LB scheme of course. One of their top
'convincer' talked to me and said things like "you join our business, this
is like a gift for your girlfriend. You earn more money to make your
girlfriend happy". Smart talk right? I was almost pulled

At first I was almost convinced to join Lampe Berger since they keep telling
me stories about how some of their members become succesful and earn 6-digit
salaries by joining Lampe Berger. I argued with my father to give me RM2.5k
to join, but luckily he was stubborn. I want to have money, and everyone
does... that's why there are some people who are still blinded by these LB

After a long and hard thinking for a few days, I came up with my own
conclusion which I warned to some of my friends, and it's effective. You
see... Lampe Berger is not really a scam, but an unethical scheme. You CAN
earn lots of money by investing RM2.5k or RM30k into the business. But at
what cost?

Do the people who join Lampe Berger ever think about who are they going to
invite into this scheme? Obviously the best people they can invite to join
them are FRIENDS who trust them. You don't go around and simply ask
strangers to give you RM2.5k rite?
But what happens if your friend invested in RM2.5k but they didn't make it?
They start to blame you... they start losing their trust in you.. they avoid
themselves from you and so are your other friends. Yeah sure, go ahead and
earn money by asking your FRIENDS to join and get them into trouble. If you
want to make money and lose your friends and your reputation, then Lampe
berger is the best scheme for you. If money is more important than your
friends, then join the LB scheme. Go ahead and join... and see yourself
struggle to earn money by cutting down your number of friends. Because of
your greed for money, YOU GIVE UP YOUR FRIENDSHIP, which cannot be bought
back with the money you made from your unethical cheme.

I have seen some people who persuade their friends to join MLM (not only
Lampe Berger). I don't see them having so much friends around them. But in
the end after they quit their MLM, they realize how stupid they are to join
MLM at first place. My friend who tried persuading me to join LB was very
friendly, treated me nicely, spend money on me, and was close to me. After
knowing that I will not invest a single cent in his business, he stopped
seeing me.

I'm sure alot of you have heard countlessly from LB members, saying that
"you pay RM2.5k, if you never work hard, you'll lose money. If you work
hard, you will be very succesful and earn alot of money". Yeah that's true
what they said... but did you ever consider that by 'working hard' means
troubling your friends and make them lose money for the sake of your profit?
If you and your friend suceed, then bravo... but just remember that MLM is
not for everyone, and when there are some people who suceed, there are
others who fail.

In conclusion, LB is not just a 'morality scam', but also an unethical way
of doing business. Please take my advice and don't lose yourself by joining
Lampe Berger. The reason why i decided to post this is so that my friends
and you (readers) think harder before you join in ANY MLM scheme. Think of
your loved ones.

Donovan Lim

And here's another story on how bad it affects young college students. The ministry of education should really look into banning MLM activities among students...

it's me again.. i'm mad, confused and very frustated with my sister behaviour. I made her to promise to stop for a while thinking about the scheme until she has finished her final exam. Yes, she had promised me. But, suddenly after few days she rang my aunt asking to borrow 1K.. She has broke her promise to me.. Then my aunt got worried.. tell my mom. My mom advised her to discuss the matter with my father after she had finished her final exam. My mom even asked her to do a proper paperwork if she really wants the 36k from my father. (Well, to involve in business.. you should have a paperwork right?). She promised again to put aside for a while about this 'lamp' thing until she finished her final exam. But, again she broke her promise, willingly to go back home in the middle of the exam week.. to ask my father for 36k!! My father refused to gave her. But she insist.. at least give her 5K. You see.. how determine she is to involve with the 'lamp'?? I really don't understand. The introducer of this DCHL is friend of my brother. He said 36K is optional. But, seeing my sister behaviour, it tells you the other way. I have no more ideas how to stop her. What scaring me is if she persuade her friend, which is our neighbour, to join as well.. I'm very scared now.. I'm afraid that her friend's family will be our enemy just because of this silly thing. My father had made her to choose between her studies and the 'lamp'. She chose her studies.. but I hardly want to believe her after she broke her promises to me.
I did asked my sister to read all the blogs about DCHL,Lampeberger scam.. etc.. however all those writings in the blogs did not even a little to make her think again and stop joining. I just don't know what else to do... Pls.. if you can just help me.......

Need to say more...why we hate DCHL lampe berger so much?

Thursday, April 19, 2007

HYIP, Swisscash, Swedenfund, StudioTraffic and the likes of it

I am writing this post, because I am fed up with the malaysian public who are into these scams. I try to rationalise why they joined it. Is it because of naiveity, lack of financial knowledge, or just pure greed? Is it because, they believe that the ends justify its' means? Or is it money has become the god of their hearts?

Money, has, and will continue to be the focus of human pursuit. It's everyone dream to be filthy rich, and sipping mango juice in a tiny glass with umbrella, relaxing beside a pool in the Carribean. But how come these gullible people can still put their head into this, and believe it will be their ticket out?

What pisses me off, is that I still get comments from Swisscash investors singing praises for this scam. Even as Bank Negara Malaysia has put up a press statement warning it's unlicensed.

When you look at such an investment, I am telling you...yes..telling you...don't even try to join it. Even if you see those who joined, has got rewarded. It's plain simple as a ponzi game. The money to pay off the early investors are from the later investors. So the money just keep on pilling up and up, until at one point, the scammer has had enough, and shut down the whole goddamn investment.

I have seen this kind of mentality in Malaysians in StudioTraffic forum, HYIP blogs, and sites like those. It's a sick, sick, sicko mentality. Money for nothing? and chicks for free?....well you will get chicks after you got tons of money...there's a universal law of attraction between $$$ and chicks.

After doing so much thinking, I can just summarise there's 2 types of people joining this. First those who knows nothing about how investment runs. They are what you say, lacking knowledge. They are the ones who could not figure out, how businesses works. They could not fathom how these scammers run their operation. Nobody wants to point a finger at themselves, and say they are dumb. Once they believe it's true, they seldom make second opinion on the matter. And so they whole heartedly jump into it. And bringing their friends, relatives along.

The second group of people are the ones, who knows it's a scam, but join nevertheless. They know how it works, they know when to get out. They know it's just a short term "investment". But they are there for the ripoff.

I reckoned, the first group are the majority ones.

Ok, so we know a lot of Malaysians are running off the cliff to join all these HYIPs, internet scams, but what can we do about it? History will keep on repeating itself, again and again. We can't really stop the scammers since there's bound to be someone with ideas to strike the next scam.

First of all, those who want to invest...go learn more on business and finance. Equip yourself with how actually those business runs. Even legal business knows how to twist the facts. Yes, including DCHL lampe berger.

Secondly, there's no such thing as easy money. Ever. Period.

Thirdly, be honest, and work a decent living, either if you are a salary man, or businessman. If you want to get rich, don't rip people off. I have chatted with a businessman, who has seen many stories on cheating. Conman don't have peaceful lives. Yes, you may get away with it, but you won't be able to sleep soundly. There's something not lasting about money that is earned the wrong way. It will come easily, and go easily.

Fake things do not last.


Wednesday, April 11, 2007

No Money, Get Loan

I got another mail from a lady who's is being coerced to do lampe berger scam business.
They will try every way to offer you loans (which you will pay for the rest of 20 years), just to finance this on.

Hi Steven,

As I am writing this, I am scared to death. All the while I don't think that I could be involved in some business scam such as MLM. Many friends have approched me before; Amway, Zhulian etc ect. My colleague whom I barely known (she just join my company for 4 months) approached and insisted me on joining this LB.

The story is more or less the same. I even paid her RM250 just yesterday (she brought me to "her" office in menara HLA) out of the blue in order for me to attend their gathering (or something) this weekend in a hotel, with closing from their chairman (or something). She insisted me to pay another RM2500 end of the month, and persuaded me to make personal loan for RM30K. She even call around, asking her friends who work in banks to let me make personal loans. I am terrified now. She really scares me.

I forwarded to her your blog and LampeBergerHelp. But she laughed and said she knew about it long time ago. She told me I should know what I want.

What I want? Eeee I don't want to join them! But Im not so sure now, because I've signed a form when I paid RM250 yesterday. She didn't give me a copy of that form, so I don't know what's the term. I'm afraid that if I don't pay RM2500 end of this month or later RM30K, they will take actions againts me.

Blame me. I'm greedy. Yah..I had a hard time, and think that money would solve everything. Geez..what am I thinking? BUt they way they pushed me and bring her husband lah, her brother lah, her best friend lah..makes me feel uneasy and you can say that I dont want to get embarassed not to pay the RM250...Is that their trick?

Hell, I don't want to pay RM2500 end of this month. It's a big amount to people like me. OMG, I've been conned...

Need help,

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Another Lampe Berger Story

Sorry, these days...nothing much to update. But here's another email, describing his experience being prospected. Notice the culture of materialism they exhibit.

Dear Steven,

Its great that you've taken a step to providing a database of awareness of
such scam. Im sure it'll be doing a whole great deal for everyone out there
who are most likely vulnerable to fast money and such.

Here's an experience i had, a friend, a chick more rather, pretty hot too,
called me out of the blue to talk to me about my music career (i'm a
musician btw), curious about how i come about funding my projects and studio
hours. Showing so much interest in my passion, she decided to tell me that
she might have a solution for me to further my music interests such as
building my own studio, and this and that which was quite a shock to me.

So she brought me to that Building where the fellowship of the lamp members
gather and pulled my attention to every member, stating that the cheapest
handbag a girl would carry would be a Luis Vuitton handbag, while for guys,
some other designer apparel.

I was brought up to a certain level to meet a certain individual named Alex
who mentioned that he studied at The One Academy, studying gaming creation
or some sort. No idea. Before entering the room i was pleased to see many of
my high school seniors and aquaintances all around whom i've not seen for
years. They were all drop outs from college, but very well dressed indeed
for drop outs.

Back to Alex, so he began his speech by saying, "ah, today i just needed to
spend some money as i have too much to spend so i bought myself an MP3
player that cost me about 800 bucks". I'm familiar with gadgets as i am a
sucker for gizmos. I'm pretty sure he had a cheap RM200 made in china piece
of crap mp3 player. With RM800 you could have gotten an ipod or something

Next he would then bring up his achievement in the business and have jsut
recently put down a payment for his brand new Toyota Celica, which was his
dream car. I was told he was earning close to RM70K a month with his status,
and just a Celica? He explained all the usuals mentioned on your website,
and i was really pissed off at my friend for wasting my time bringing me to
a freak show.

i left the building not intending to join at all. She called and called
telling me how beneficial it'll be to my music career while i could just
tell her to suck my dick and i might just bloody well consider if i were to
pick up your call again.

This has been a very long winded email but i hope your fight against this
organization will come through one day and you will have my support. Keep up
the good work