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FTC sends 379 MLM companies deceptive/unfair conduct notices

The FTC has issued at least 379 MLM companies with deceptive and/or unfair conduct notices. This was announced by the FTC on October 26th. If it slipped under your radar, you’re not alone. I learned of the FTC’s announcement via a tip sent in by a reader. At first I thought there was some funny [Continue reading…]

David Wood vows to “entirely destroy” World Ventures after termination

Following a series of reported non-payment of owed commissions, David Wood issued World Ventures with multiple deadlines. World Ventures appears to have responded in kind by terminating David Wood as an affiliate sometime in the last 24 hours. Unless World Ventures reverse the termination by 10 am Wednesday, June 13th, Wood has vowed to “entirely [Continue reading…]

David Wood acknowledges Empower Network was “fake and bullshit”

Before buying a $2 script and accepting gifting payments through bitcoin became the norm, the MLM underbelly came up with elaborate marketing funnels to justify gifting schemes. One such scheme was David Wood’s Empower Network, which began as a blog SEO service. Way back in the day Empower Network affiliates paid each other $25 a [Continue reading…]

Empower Network is bankrupt, David Wood explains all?

When David Wood last appeared in public, the situation appeared rather grim. Obviously under the influence of something, Wood appeared disheveled and suffering from an acute case of “God complex”. That was early June. Less than a fortnight later Wood’s brother William walked out and since then things have been quiet. With the future of [Continue reading…]

William Wood disagrees with Empower Network vision, severs ties

The Empower Network implosion saga continues, with the latest development an impasse between the brothers David and William Wood. David Wood owns and pretty much is Empower Network. William Wood claims he’s not an owner, nor have I ever been of Empower Network. My role here at EN has been one of developing content and training [Continue reading…]

Questions raised about “authenticity”of David Wood’s meltdown

After a series of videos were published on Facebook last week, it was assumed David Wood was having a meltdown. On June 13th Wood’s brother, William Wood, confirmed David was on drugs and claimed he had been admitted to a rehabilitation facility. William also claimed David would be “removed from a leadership position” in Empower [Continue reading…]

David Wood claims he can heal cancer, herpes, HIV, AIDS & diabetes

David Wood has always come across as a bit of an oddball. Used to the best of his ability to promote Empower Network, it’s resulted in a string of hit and miss marketing attempts over the years. We last checked in on Wood and Empower Network earlier last year. Coming of the back of several [Continue reading…]

David Wood hated David Sharpe’s guts for two years

One of the enduring mysteries of the MLM industry these past few years was David Sharpe’s departure from Empower Network. The official corporate line was that Sharpe left EN to focus on his health. Around the time he left, Sharpe revealed that he was suffering from Hepatitis C. After a year or so of silence, [Continue reading…]

Empower Network UniLine Compensation Review

Last week I started to notice chatter about a new Empower Network compensation plan, scheduled to go live on November 1st. Details have slowly been trickling in, with there now being enough information out there to put together a review of Empower’s “UniLine” plan. Does it encourage retail? Is the pass-up plan really gone? Will [Continue reading…]

Empower Network affiliate jailed for fraud

“Results not typical”. For a number of years this disclaimer has been plastered on Empower Network marketing material. Rather than serve as an actual disclaimer though, instead it’s used as a liability waiver. Or at least that’s the intention. And it’s not just rogue affiliates doing it either, Empower Network corporate mandate the disclaimer be used: [Continue reading…]