Banyaknya orang tanya aku pasal QuestNet. Kengkadang aku memang semangat nak research dan menulis kat blog ni tentang sesuatu MLM dan skim piramid, dan cara-cara syarikat MLM tu semua mengelentong pengguna di kalangan orang Melayu (kalau MLM tu mengelentong alkafirun - lantak dia orang la pun), sebab ramai orang Melayu ni memang dungu dan kuno ya amat. Ada yang memang terlalu dungu sampai ke peringkat tak bole tolong doh... Jenis yang kalau ko tunjuk dia bahawa sesuatu bzns tu adalah skim piramid, yang jual benda sepaling merapu, dengan promosi keuntungan sepaling cikai, yang ko terangkan separa terperinci daripada segi sains dan matematik - sipolan yang buat bzns tu, yang dungu-sengap-bingai-nak-mampos, akan balas balik: "itulah sesetengah orang Melayu ada perasaan hasad dengki bila orang Melayu lain nak berniaga". Kepala lutut hatok bapak dia dengki.
Some things in this world are so stupid, it's NOT worth to dignify it with any explanation whatsoever. Example: ko curah air kat kaca bulat (gambar kat bawah) dan tampung masuk cawan - lepas tu ko minum air tu, QuestNet cakap air tu akan kasi ko jadi superman. Fucking lame retarded freaky dumbass!
They look stupid? You betcha!
Kejadah "scalar energy" ntah. It never existed. Tak pernah wujud, dan ianya bukan misteri, dan ianya bukan alternative therapy, dan apa saja yang syarikat tu kelentong... it's plain crap. IT"S PURE SHIT! Ini benda sains yang memang tak pernah wujud, you stupid QuestNet asshole. "Nano fusion resonance energy transfer" hatok ko la dol.
The non-existent science: These new waves of energy are called "longitudinal" EM (electromagnetism) to distinguish them from "transverse" EM, the kind we are familiar with in our daily life, which power our cell phones and pagers, television and radio broadcasts, microwave ovens, and so on. Rather than modulating in 3-dimensions they are modulating in the direction they are going, accordian-like, that is, along the axis of time, the 4th dimension. What this means is still a mystery to me, but one important facet of this new discovery in the new field of "scalar electromagnetics" is the discovery that time itself is compressed energy, compressed by the factor of the speed-of-light-squared. Does that sound familiar? It brings to mind Einstein's E = mc2. Matter itself is also compressed energy, and compressed by the same factor as scalar energy is compressed in time. So the discovery of scalar electromagnetics is that we can tap and use the immense energy existing in the ocean of time. Penerangan kat atas ni diklasifikasikan sebagai sains untuk orang bongok dan bingai tahap cipan... yang cukup suka buat skim piramid untuk cari duit, dan seterusnya kasi anak-bini makan dan minum, dengan duit haram-laknat sebegini.
HMMMMM.... HAHAHUHUHAHA! HIK!
Nak mampos betul alkafirun Questnet tu semua sekor-sekor. Dan kalau korang ada terjumpa orang Islam menjajap pendant kat atas tu kat korang, cepat-cepat ajak kengkawan atau sapa-sapa sahaja yang berdekatan dalam 4 - 5 orang gitu - ko belasah salesman tu cukup-cukup sampai lembik - dan campak aje bahalol tu masuk longkak. Cari longkang yang dalam sket, dan kalau boleh... ada taik manusia bertakung dalam longkang tu. Itu lagi baeeek...
Komen aku: Wadefaaaaahahahak?!
Tak payah aku nak kesahkan untuk kasi penerangan apa-apa pasal QuestNet ni. It's just plain shit. It's a plain pyramid scheme too, by the way. Kepada orang Melayu di luar sana yang join, jual, dan beli menatang satu-sen-tarak-guna QuestNet - apekejadahnya samdol? Tak sekolah ke apa? Talak tau baca ka apek? QuestNet telah disaman atau diisytiharkan atau di "banned" sebagai perniagaan skim piramid di USA, India, Emirates/Dubai, Turkey, South Africa, Rwanda, Kenya, France dan banyak negara lain lagi. Malaysia seperti biasa... tertinggal bas lagik. Apa nak jadi la korang neh? Nak sangat jadi alkafirun, teruskan aje la niat murni korang tu. Jangan la pulak orang Islam lain diajak sekali sama-sama jadi alkafirun. Cukup aje la korang salesman QuestNet yang sesat dan dungu tarak sekolah, tak payah diajak orang Islam lain tu dol. Memang la ramai orang Melayu sama tak sekolah jugak, tapi jangan la kacau dia orang tu. They are innocent.
That's it. Ini perniagaan orang kafir,
orang Islam tak yah sebok nak join doh.
Kalau dah kemaruk sangat nak tuang air kat atas coaster kaca satu-sen-tarak-guna ni, tak payah sedekah ribu-riban pada orang kafir Questnet tu deerr... pegi aje kat www.alibaba.com, order 50 bio-disc tu..... knock yourself out, man!
7 Arrested in GoldQuest Scheme
April 28, 2006
Seven persons who were caught promoting the GoldQuest network marketing scheme have been arrested in southern Sri Lanka, police said. The seven who were having a GoldQuest promotional scheme were arrested under the new anti-pyamiding provisions of the Banking Act, police in the town of Karandeniya in the southern provincial, Galle district said.
“We arrested them on a complaint from the Central Bank,” Officer-in-Charge Kapila Kumara said. This is the second time GoldQuest upliners have been arrested after the Central Bank brought in new anti-pyramiding laws to combat referral and network marketing schemes that operated as endless chains.
Chennai Police Seek Arrest Warrant For Malaysian Datuk
CHENNAI, May 7 (Bernama) -- The Chennai police have sought a court order to arrest a prominent Malaysian "datuk" after one of his companies was alleged to have duped thousands of investors of millions of rupees in south India in a pyramid scheme.
A Chennai-based subsidiary, QuestNet Enterprise India Pvt Ltd, the marketing and distribution arm of Hong Kong-based QI Group, claimed to have collected millions of rupees from the investors and promised to repay their investment dividends in gold coins, but left failed to do so.
Deputy Commissioner of Police in the Chennai Police Commissionerate, G. Sampath Kumar said the police were stepping up pressure to bring the prime accused to India to solve the cases. More than 1,000 people are believed to have lost their savings in the scheme.
"We have approached the court to issue a formal arrest warrant to secure him.
"It would be done through proper channels... we will bring him in a month or two, following all procedures of extradition (just) like in the (notorious Indian underworld don) Abu Saleem (case).
"Since we have (an) extradition treaty with Malaysia, it is easy for us to bring him here. We need him to investigate the case," he added.
India and Malaysia signed a draft extradition treaty in 2002. Last Sunday, Chennai police arrested seven staff of QuestNet in the Indian city, including the company's top woman director after numerous reports were lodged in various districts in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh on the well-designed, quick-rich pyramid scheme. The scheme has left many investors in tears over the past few days. Several top south Indian actors and actresses, and prominent Indians were also believed to have paid huge sums of money to make quick profits from the company's scheme. While police have yet to determine the actual figure, local media estimates that it could reach a staggering RM10 million.
Sampath said the department had also informed Interpol to freeze the datuk's company assets. Besides, a string of names of suspects are on the police investigation list. "We are investigating the alleged involvement of an Indian Foreign Service officer who was to take over the mantle of the company. He (datuk) has utilised foreign service officers to bend all the rules and regulations of the country," added the police chief. The police are also probing the alleged involvement of several prominent south Indian artistes involved in widely promoting the pyramid scheme among the poor masses.
The "datuk" is suspected to have violated the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act which regulates foreign exchange and securities, and also breached the Reserve Bank of India's rules, added Sampath.
Datuk V works on getting name out of Interpol’s list
By Fay Angela D’cruz
8 August, 2007
PETALING JAYA: Datuk Vijayeswaran S. Vijayaratnam is back home. After spending three weeks in a lock-up and another two months under house arrest in an apartment, he was cleared by the district court of south Jakarta.
The 46-year-old group managing director of QI Limited found his name and photograph in Interpol’s Red Notice following police reports lodged by two of his Filipino partners. He was arrested in Jakarta on May 3 this year.
He was brought to the district court for an extradition hearing to move him to the Philippines to face charges in connection with a US$50 million (about RM170 million) alleged fraud case dating back nine years. "I was optimistic that justice will prevail as I am innocent. Although it took three months to clear my name, I was willing to wait for the law to take its course," he said.
He was released on July 31 after the court rejected an extradition order on the grounds that the matter was a civil case involving a financial agreement. Vijayeswaran said, initially, the police were harsh and rude. "They treated me like a criminal even though they had little idea of what the case was all about. My arrest was based on information from the Interpol and had nothing to do with my business activities in Indonesia."
He added that when the authorities received more information from the Philippines, including the fact that the fraud case was 10 years old, the authorities were kinder and allowed him to move into an apartment within the police complex. He held meetings with friends and associates at the apartment as security was lax and people were allowed to visit him. His wife, who arrived from Kuala Lumpur stayed in the apartment during his "house arrest". He said his lawyers were working towards removing his name from the Interpol Red Notice.
He said while in Jakarta, more allegations were heaped on him, including that he had cheated former Indonesian president Abdurrahman Wahid or Gus Dur and his family. Vijayeswaran was alleged to have used his multi-level marketing network to solicit funds from followers of Nahdlatul Ulama. "Some people in Jakarta wanted to see me fall. Gus Dur eventually came forward to clear the air."
Vijayeswaran’s company, which is based in Hong Kong, has branches in 30 countries, from Australia to Brazil. Its regional office is in Petaling Jaya. It is a multinational multi-level marketing company with 2.5 million customers world- wide. He is also an author and motivational speaker. After the court’s decision on July 31, an elated Vijayeswaran and his wife went to the apartment and started packing their bags immediately. They caught a flight to Kuala Lumpur the next day.
"The police sent us off to the airport, which was a nice gesture. During my detention, I embarked on a health regime — swimming 50 to 60 laps a day and working out in the gymnasium in the apartment."
Vijayeswaran, who said that he wants to move on with his life, was unhappy about certain press reports. "I was disappointed with some press reports about me. The facts were wrong."
GOLDQUEST SCAM BOSS ARRESTED
Indonesian police have arrested top operatives of the GoldQuest scheme, while its founder is also wanted by Interpol for his activities in the Philippines, reports said. Quest International (QI) group Chief Executive Vijayeswaran Vijayaratnam, director Joseph Bismark, and two other senior executives, Donna Marie Imson and Tagumpay Kintanar were arrested Thursday The Jakarta Post reported. Police arrested the four people, believed to be the operators of GoldQuest, a network marketing scheme that sells gold coins, following a red notice from Interpol. Jakarta police chief Adang Firman told reporters Friday the suspects, Malaysian and Philippine citizens, were also accused of mis-using the image of former president Abdurrahman Wahid, better known as Gus Dur. Wahid’s lawyer, Ikhsan Abdullah, has said the Goldquest had used pictures of both Gus Dur and late Nahdlatul Ulama founder Hasyim Asy’ari in its promotional material without Gus Dur’s consent to sell gold coins.
Following the alert from our Observer, the FRANCE 24 editorial team examined QuestNet's activities.
QuestNet's business model is simply a pyramid scheme: a non-sustainable system in which the products are phoney and the salespeople deceived. The system is clearly explained on Wikipedia. The QuestNet managers con potential salespeople into believing that they will easily find others willing to sell the products too and therefore receive regular commission. However, while the first few of those involved do earn some money from the system - an outcome used to convince others that it works - there soon become too many salespeople and not enough buyers to purchase the product. The large majority of people who buy the Bio Disc or the Chi Pendant have no chance of recruiting enough salespeople in order to make back the money they spent on it and let alone gain any profit.
The system is illegal in many countries, including France, Belgium and Canada. QuestNet takes advantage of loopholes in certain national legislations however in order to continue the scam. As soon as their dealings begin raising suspicions in a country, they find a new one to establish themselves in.
Banned in Dubai and India
The geographical origin of QuestNet is unknown, although online records show that the company originated in the US, when it worked under the name of "Gold-Quest International", selling coin collections to indigenous Americans.
The US authorities clamped down on the company (in 2008 the founder's assets were frozen after a court order - see conclusion by the US Securities and Exchange Committee). But they were already operating elsewhere; adapting products to the local market, but always using the same business model. As early as 2002 the company had been closed down in Dubai. It was investigated in 2004 in Cambodia, and just a few months ago, the company was sentenced in an Indian court.
Selling coasters that protect you from HIV
Today, the company is making tracks in Africa. Its first targets were Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda, where it tried to commercialise coasters that supposedly protect you from contracting HIV. In Rwanda, an investigation launched by the National Bank of Rwanda quickly saw the company banned by order from the finance minister.
Targeting the poorest of society
QuestNet presents itself as a miracle money maker, despite the model having been proven scientifically unsustainable. The sale of the products is fraudulent and targets the poorest of society - those who are desperate to make money quickly. The scam destroys relationships, because it's to family and friends that recruited salesmen then sell the scheme to themselves. They convince their friends into indebting themselves in order to enrol in the scheme, and later find themselves responsible for both their own and their friends' financial struggles when the pyramid collapses.
No need to open an office
QuestNet is very efficient when moving to a new country. There's no need to open an office. The company begins by holding an introductory meeting, usually in a hotel. It attracts its first salespeople by offering them the best tariffs. Once they've been recruited, word of mouth does the rest. QuestNet quickly transfers its earnings outside of the country, before the number of salespeople becomes too high and the pyramid collapses.
The company is very skilled at handling communication and uses the Web to respond to any attacks. It posts FAQ pages specific to each country online (see here for the Ivory Coast) and has a number of sites and blogs which are well referenced by Google. Pages written by QuestNet itself come up first if you search for "QuestNet fraud" or "QuestNet scam". If you click on the results you will find out that QuestNet is simply a "multi-level" marketing company, a "legitimate business" and not a pyramid scheme. Most of the countries it's worked in, however, seem to think otherwise.