Jamberry Nails collapses, partially acquired by M.Network
In a textbook example of how to completely screw up communication with your affiliates, Jamberry Nails has finally broken its silence.
Without so much as an explanation to affiliates, Jamberry Nails ceased paying affiliates and shipping products.
Jamberry executives even stopped showing up to work and other than rumors of a proposed merger with M.Network, nobody outside of corporate seemed to know what was going on.
Now in an email sent out to Jamberry Nails affiliates, apparently the proposed merger has fallen through. Well, sort of.
For reasons they’re keeping to themselves, Jamberry Nails’ announcement leaves the question of a merger open-ended;
To secure a future for you and your businesses moving forward, M.Network has agreed to purchase certain Jamberry assets, and they’ll be communicating with you soon.
Jamberry assets acquired by M.Network appear to be related to the product side of things. Jamberry staff are being “interviewed” but general consensus is that they won’t be kept on.
In an email sent out last Wednesday night, Jamberry corporate informed its employees it was their “last official day” of work.
Employees were invited to a meeting on Thursday to discuss the finer points of their terminated employment contracts.
Scheduled Jamberry Nails incentive events and trips have been indefinitely cancelled.
Meanwhile there’s been radio silence from M.Network. There’s nothing regarding Jamberry Nails on the company’s website or social media profiles.
As it stands, thousands of Jamberry Nails are in the dark regarding placed orders and whether or not they’ll be paid overdue commission runs.
Quoting M.Network CEO Ryan Anderson, CBS News reports M.Networks wasn’t interested in a merger.
M Network CEO Ryan Anderson said in an interview before the company’s deal with Jamberry was disclosed:
“I honestly don’t know what the bank plans on doing with their agreements with the [sales] consultants. Many have chosen to move on to other companies, and others are holding on to hope that something will still exist of Jamberry.”
According to Anderson of M Network … his company acquired “certain assets” of Jamberry and wasn’t interested in a merger, he said, declining to be more specific.
“M Network plans on launching a personalized beauty brand and line of products this year,” Anderson wrote in a message to CBS MoneyWatch.
Call me cynical, but it seems M.Network has acquired the only thing of value from Jamberry Nails’ collapse – product assets.
A merger would likely see M.Network on the line for Jamberry Nails’ liabilities, including unpaid commissions to affiliates.
This way M.Network gets what it wants from Jamberry Nails and Jamberry corporate get paid.
The fate of Jamberry Nails’ affiliates doesn’t appear to have been a consideration.
BehindMLM first reviewed Jamberry Nails in 2012. We published an updated review in 2015, praising Jamberry’s strong retail focus.
M.Network was reviewed in early 2017. We found regulatory red flags such as pay to play and pyramid recruitment were core components of their business model.
In contrast to Jamberry Nails, with M.Network we didn’t like what we saw.
How can this be? This is MLM. When you join you become your own boss and you “own” your “own” business. Or so says the mantra for getting you to join a MLM program.
You mean they lied? Shock, horror, gasp!
OK enough sarcasm. Hopefully this wakes up the people being recruited to join a MLM program when this spiel is used it is all a lie.
My friend is a “consultant” for Jamberry and has reassured her customers that their orders will be shipped and her comission will be paid…..
I fear the consultants have been given misleading info because I dont see M.Network paying out or aquiring another companies debt.
Even with “supposed” strong retail “focus”, it goes to show that having customers does not work either. It doesn’t allow corporate to grow.
Of course, recruiting one’s customers, the hallmark of MLM, makes it a pyramid scheme. Lose, Lose. MLM is INHERENTLY flawed.
A letter supposed from Ryan Anderson of M.Network has surfaced detailing what exactly did M.Network buy from Jamberry. It seems a bit more than physical assets. Supposedly they will pay June commissions.
Please note that this is on a stationery, but it is NOT signed. Thus the authenticity is in serious doubt until otherwise proven.
If that’s legitimate, glad to see they’ve addressed the issues.
Information should have been published on both the Jamberry and M.Network websites as soon as the acquisition took place.
Perhaps now M.Network can focus on bringing its compensation plan into compliance…
I have friends who sell Jamberry and all of these consultants now are clinging to Ryan Anderson CEO of M Network as some savior-guru.
They gush how wonderful he is, how everything is going to go on like usual including their unsustainable pyramid-structure commissions. But Jamberry went into foreclosure BECAUSE of its debt and financial problems.
Do they really think this guy Ryan would take over all of Jamberry’s debts just out of the goodness of his heart?
It’s interesting to see how in denial these Jamberry sellers are. They don’t want to face the truth.
Here’s a quote from the M.Network thread if you haven’t read it. Google Sherman Unkefer and his shady past. I guess the “gang” of lady MLMers from Jamberry are only happy to switch “cartels”.
You really should be ashamed at what you all represent and associate with.
Char, Your got it right ! let this be a warning to all who jumped to M network.
Here is some info on the type of characters involved in M network scam.
M network CEO Ryan Anderson was in Xango in the early years,he left Xango and promoted a few other failed get rich MLM schemes then went back to work promoting Xango knowing full well that the company was on a severe downward slide into snake oil history.
He will say anything to get your money , even when he knows the company is going to close its doors, right to the very end.
The guy is a complete fraud and liar, don’t trust the phony smile and the fake propaganda.
Funny how Xango never told anyone that they where going broke but pretended to merge with Zija just like jamberry is doing with M network.
I suspect Jamberry sold it’s down line to M network, soon Jamberry products will no longer be available just like Xango juice is gone and not sold by their supposed partner Zija(another MLM scam).
Another interesting fact about M network, 2 of the top members are former hucksters ex con Sherman Unkefer and Richard Obrien, these fine gents where indicted in a $54 million dollar RICO indictment in 2014 by the Maricopa county prosecutor.I suspect they have a stake in the M network business.
Unkefer was married to my mother for 25 years and has always been a con man and sleaze bag for as long as I have known him. he also started wooing his sons ex wife after their divorce and is now married to her.
Yea! this is the type of guy who lusts over his in laws and lures them away with money.
Don’t be fooled by the bible verses he likes to use and the fake Christian persona, he is as satanic as it gets scamming people 6 days a week then gets forgiveness on Sunday. This is how deranged these people are.
But I must say the worst of the worst in M network is Dr T, supposed Medical advisory and independent nutritional consultant who promotes the cheap Chinese made mystery powders they want to sell you and put into your body.
Why doesn’t Dr T use his real last name DR(?) J Frederich Templeman?
Because he doesn’t want anyone to check his credentials.
When My brothers and I investigated him in 2010 when he was the so called independent medical research doctor that promoted Xango, we could not find any of the medical credentials he boasted about.
The only thing we could find was that he had an office in a small town in Georgia in early 2002 then miraculously became the worlds leading expert in Mangosteen after his family member started Xango.
We also couldn’t find his incredible research facility called Phytoceutical Research,that he boasted about all of the studies he was doing on Mangosteen. It did not exist.
There was no research facility
While pretending to be the worlds foremost expert on Mangosteen and an independent consultant to Xango, we found out through public campaign donation records that he had donated money to Mitt Romney in 2006 and listed his job as Xango Executive.Are you an independent research doctor ?or does one of your relatives own xango and pays you to lie?
Templeman went on to suggest Xango juice could cure cancer and a long list of illnesses that had gullible people drinking cases of $35 a bottle fruit juice. What a scum bag
Xango was warned in 2006 about making these false claims by the FDA but Xango of course blamed it a third party. I have dozens of literature with Templemans name on it suggesting the amazing healing powers of mangosteen juice, all lies.
Beware people. I warned you all about Xango and these are the same players and scammers selling you crap, false hope,never ending income stream and materialism that will never make you truly happy.
A closed Facebook group was created where undecided Jamberry consultants could speak freely and openly about their concerns joining M Network.
M Network is now firing consultants for being a part of this group. Elite Executives are threatening their teams with termination and legal action if they join said group.
This all began when Ryan Anderson was denied entry to the group. Any attempts to inform people of his threats and terminations are being deleted.
What’s happening with Jamberry consultants?
They’re being terminated without notification if they ask questions or express concerns. Bullied and threatened for not swallowing the M medicine like good girls and then ridiculed on social media for their concerns.
It’s a lovely culture he’s creating. Stay well clear!
I understand Unkefer has moved over to promoting that homeopathic HGH stuff at NewULife which I’ve commented on before in another thread.
Corroborating the post above about contracts being terminated for being in a CLOSED Facebook group to talk about our concerns and try to get some answers to questions that we don’t get answered upon repeatedly asking in more ‘official’ groups or directly with the company.
One of the key employees at M Network went in under false pretence and snapped away getting screen shots of conversations between the members of this closed group.
Opinions, questions and speculative answers were interpreted as ‘slanderous’ posts and many consultants saw their accounts closed last night without explanation.
Today more people are excluded from consultant support groups, messages are going around from Elite Executives threatening that if any of their down line joins these ‘anti-M’ or ‘anti-Jamberry’ or ‘not joining M’ groups, that they will risk their contracts be terminated.
There is mass censorship going on, posts being deleted, moderators being the own out of groups, generally a very unpleasant environment.
You’re only allowed in if you’re drinking the Kool-Aid (M Stiks).
The CEO of M Network has threatened two ex-employees of Jamberry, who came in the group to share their side of the story, with slanderous lawsuits, said ex-employees felt compelled to leave the group.
The person who sneaked into the group and took the screenshots was boasting about these screenshots on her Instagram account! It’s one big mess!
Does anyone have any hard evidence? This sounds like it’s worth a followup but I don’t have enough specifics.
You can send what you have anonymously (incl attachments) via the contact form (link top right).
From M.Network’s viewpoint, seeing as they own Jamberry Nails now it sounds like they’re weeding anyone out who doesn’t want to continue with the business. They’re probably trying to preempt cross-recruitment.
Just an update: this merger (which became ‘BeneYou’ in 2018) is now being acquired by Youngevity as of November 2019.
Signed, a Jamberry girl who’s getting more and more skeptical of all these changes