Friday, May 29, 2009

Top 17 SCAMS in Malaysia?? 大马著名欺骗案???

Is this true? Got this forwarded email... and wondering how true is it? Anyone please clarify on this and share your thought?

1) The Cafe Scams?? - Island Red Cafe & Stevens Corner(strange, both in Pandan Indah) - Island Red Cafe collects members RM6,000 each and promised 5% return every month and even give you a name in the ROC as a shareholder but what’s the point when they run away ? Stevens Corner, the famous indian coffee shop follows due to drop of business since their renovation. They collect RM3,000 per member and promise return of RM150 monthly and plans to open nice fanchisee cafe called StevensTeaGarden. Someone mentioned they will make you sign an agreement that give them the rights NOT to pay you anything in future.. If you really wish to join, ask for a copy of their agreement and consult your lawyer BEFORE paying them. Bet you will NOT get a copy. Both collect monies from new members with MLM recruitment schemes and pay the old members like Sunshine Empire. You never know when they will run away.

2) Sunshine Empire?? - This licensed and legal Company has an impressive office at the ground level of KUB building along Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, near Menara Public Bank and AmBank Building . They also have a showroom office at the ground level in the next building. 2 or 3 months ago, Singapore ’s Straits Times and The Paper published big news reminding their people to be careful and NOT to believe in them. Hope someone can put up the link or google for it.(As expected, they STOPPED paying back members now and all investors LOST their money).
Someone below has put a link to the Singapore news. In fact there are more to it. Although Singapore is investigating them, they did not stop their business as the business is legal and so far, no Singaporean have failed to receive their commissions as promised. Thus, the government cannot stop them yet.
The news published that the founder, director and group president is someone named James Phang but he is NOT the owner. Isn’t this quite strange ? At the end of the game, James Phang can just disappear from the Company easily and claimed that he was just “employed”.. Such trick always happened in scam businesses.
Now, the Company has STOPPED paying commissions and interests to members with the excuse that the Singapore government has freezed their bank account while under investigation. Do you think their boss will be so stupid to keep much monies in the bank to be freezed ? They are all transfered away. It’s just an excuses not to pay back to members and members are only paid “e-bonus-points” which is cashless. If they wish to convert to cash, they have to recruit new members to pay them cash and the recruiter less out trom the amount. So victims act like Vampires and “forced” to victimise other victims if they wish to get their monies back. And their victims will later transform to vampires and the scam carries on…..

3) Mobile Wallet?? - This Company owned by 2 young men, Stanley & Rey Gan, office in Queens Avenue Park has collect multi-millions the last 2 years. Claimed that they tied up with Telekoms, Utility Board payment like Water & Electricity bills, even Maybank got fooled by them. Advertisement Billboards everywhere. They STOPPED paying back their members few months ago and the members cannot do anything because they are made to sign an agreement unaware that they have to claims if the company stopped paying them by CHANGING terms and policies.

Check on the link above, you will surprise seeing Y.B. Dato' Ng Yen Yen as their Guest of Honour in there.

4) Water businesses?? - Oxygenated and alkaline water products - Some of these are bottled water and some are filters or equipment that claimed the trick. One of the better known Company that sold “oxygen” water is SITO(supposed to stand for Selangor International Trading Organiszation and claimed Selangor State Government owned some share in it). The key person and founder is a Dato Robert Ong from Rawang but his name is no longer in the business now. Their products are sold for RM2 to RM3 for a 350ml bottle and now concentrating mostly in the Indian market. Their Chinese and Malays market are long gone since a year or 2 ago. Their customers are made to believe that their water has more oxygen and able to give miraculous effects for the body. Water is H2O, how to put more O into it ? Anyone knows how much oxygen do we breathe into our body everyday at FOC ? Latest news is that this SITO Company is going to create new label to market under a new Company since the SITO name has already gone bad. Someone informed that this Company is owing alot of money(due to refunds) to ex-stockists but just refuse to pay them.
(Latest news, SITO shifted to another place and their MLM business has closed but planning to start again with a different name, beware !!)
Alkaline Products - Can anyone explain how it can work for the body ? The stomach’s gastric liquid is so acidic that water of any pH that goes through it will not make any difference.

5) Car Fuel Booster - K-Link?? , the famous scam MLM Company that sold the footpatch TAKARA, later the “cock-ring” and energy-card launched the patrol-saving pills last year. Got so hot that even grocery shops are selling for them. Recently many of these cars that used the pills are rushing to the workshops to clean the residual. Few months ago, another MLM Company launched a fuel booster gadget, claimed that saves up to 20% fuel, that is attached to the cigarette lighter. Started off well using binary plan but businese begin to fade now and most users find it NOT effective.

6) Perfumery Products (eg. Lampe Berger & Bel Air) ( more details later). Lampe Berger is not so hot now in the neighbouring countries but there are still new victims every month in Malaysia . Must thanks to those who have contributed and kept the thread alive here in Kopitiam. Bel-Air have closed in Malaysia . LB is almost zero in Singapore . This perfumery product from France with over 100 years history is just bottles and fragrance(check the factory’s website) but the Company marketing them in Asia claimed “aromatheraphy” products. Hong Kong TVB aired a program that exposed their scam but their members claimed that HK’s TVB already apologised to them. Note that the biggest strenght in a MLM Scam is their members will go all way out to lie in order to defend for their Company. The reason is simple; these members fear that they will not be able to make their money back if the Company collapsed. Knowing that the Lampe Berger products are moving slow, they add a line of skincare products named Estebel, also claime to have over 100 years history in France.(Hardly anymore Chinese newcomers, they are now tapping the Malays in Malaysia)

7) Energy Products?? (eg. stone pendants, bracelets, mattress and pillows). They use all sorts of gimmicks and demonstration to make you into believing them.. They will do some tricks and demo to prove that these products really produce energy BUT is there any tricks in their demo ? So what if there really produce energy; is it good or strong enough to help the body ? The effect is actually PLACEBO which I will elaborate in a new thread soon.(more details later)

8) Hi-Tech products?? (names like bio-tech, nano-tech that claimed millions of dollars of research involved, eg Bio-Young and XKL few years ago). Most of these will claimed a professor behind them(even with name and picture of a person) or used words like “U.S.A. formula”, “German Technology” or “Nanotechnology” and no further details(more details later). If you ask for more details like the professor or factory’s address, the answer will be “trade secrets”.

9) Investment Schemes - SWISSCASH?? is the King of all. Swisscash is nearly over now but there are many similar and smaller ones that are still on.(Now, it’s closed or stopped paying back members)

10) GoldQuest?? - This Company that claimed to be HK-based started with some non-value gold-plated coins that are sold for over RM2,000 have several names and changed products several times. QuestVacation, QuestNet , etc. They have several offices in Amcorp Mall, PJ and their key person(in fact, the owner), a Malaysian Indian was arrested last year in Indonesia for having involved in a very big Phillipines scam. Most of their overseas offices are closed or inactive but their Malaysia business is still hot, with some “energy” products.(Can someone please provide a link which showed the news that their boss was involved in a big scam in Philippines and was arrested in last year ?)

11) Numerology & Fortune telling?? - A Company named Visible is using MLM to sell fortune telling classes using your birthday based on Numerology fortune telling. Prpspects will be told that they need to buy a certain “number” between 1 to 9 in the form of pendants or bracelets made of stainless steel and sold from RM600 to RM20,000. Customers, or rather victims are mostly females from rural areas. Very hot in Penang now and a number of spin-off Companies have started..

12) MJ-Life?? - This Company boost of a very big background with many many years of history which is NOT true. Their people or associates may be long in business but nothing to do with their MLM launched recently. Why do I consider it a scam or bad ? New members are told to pay a sum of money(up to RM1000) and you get NOTHING for it. You only get a membership can entitle you to enjoy all sorts of special price and discounts when you have medical check-ups in their centres.. They will claim all those check-ups cost more if done elsewhere. It’s not true. Only the naive and those new to medical check-ups will fall victims to them. Most members who paid the money ended up with nothing.

13) Seaweed Venture Scams?? - One such Company is located in Taman Maluri, Cheras. They will ask you to invest a few thousands ringgits for their venture of growing seaweeds in East Malaysia and you are guaranteed returns. To gain your confidence further, they will tell you your investment money is secured by “insurance” or “unit trusts” & “trustees”. When you ask for further documents to prove, they will give all sorts of excuses or just ignore you because they know they cannot get you. These Seaweed scam is one of the hottest now, warn all your friends about it before they are victimised.

14) MXM(previously MGM)?? - This is a master scam among the younger group, very successful 2 or 3 years ago but since there moved to their big 10-storey office at Phileo Damansara and changed name to MXM, their business dropped. They collect members RM3,000 to RM4,000 with credit card monthly easy payment and in return you get a hospital benefits insurance from Pacific Insurance worth only a few hundred RMs together with some you-don’t-need medical check-ups from their associate Company Pathlab. Also talk about fitness, lifestyles bullshit that is all worthless.

15) Gano Excel??- This company from the north, a copycat of DXN selling Lingzhi capsules created a new Company called Gano iTouch to cash-in on the internet like e-Cosway after their Company went down the drain since the last 2 years, selling Linzhi and some no-value energy pendants and alkaline water gadgets. They provide free transport every weekend from KL to visit their Alor Star office.

16) NuLife(HK)??- This Company started by some HK people has been in Malaysia for more than 10 years but they have flopped in HK and Malaysia due to bad management and a product scam making use of a prosecuted American named Dr Jeffrey Bland, found guilty of false products claim. Since this case in the US leaked out and many Malaysians found out that the real boss in HK is a Steven Tang (he cheated many Malaysians in another scheme about 20 years ago) their business went down all the way. Now they claim Malaysian partners cheated them and start a new Company in Malaysia . Watch out, this new Company will come out with some investment scheme idea that will get many to lose their money.

17) Arowana Fish Breeding?? , Oora from Germany , Biofuel (Kompleks Maluri) etc - These are some newer scams. Arowana fish venture ask you to invest some money and give you fixed return. Biofuel will tell you their Indonesia connections(just like Sunshine Empire before using Taiwan) & Oora from Germany (I never trust those cruel Germans) that market some bio-chips and a gadget that claims to give energy and therapeutic effects of accupunture, tai-chi, yoga, etc depending how you set the toy-like gadget, wear it on your body and you get the effect later. They could not explain or provide any demonstration to prove their effectiveness. Only doctors and papers claim that I will never trust. The health effect is actually PLACEBO, which I will elaborate in a different thread.

If you wish to send me any new information confidentially, you may email them to me at:

stopscams007@gmail.com

Good Luck.

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Take an advice from freeweelee:
'Before anyone of you out there starts shooting me, you better think for yourself if this deal is indeed too good to be true. Take the 1st case for example, 5% return every month? holy cow, where on earth can you find such a superb ROI? And where do you think these fellas gonna get their income to pay you? They will need more than 5% return in order for them to pay you and then take some profit for themselves. Even if they manage to really get 5% return of investment, it will be considered a failure as well because there will be no profit on their part. So this is just a sharing, if you think they are not scams, by all means, go ahead and participate, after all, it’s your own money anyway…'

After you're cheated, here is the 'best solution' for you to get out, by yowchuan,
'Now, they’re not finished with you yet. At your most emotional moment (imagine losing all your savings overnight), they tell you to look on the ‘bright side’ of things. Get your friends and families in the fray.'

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Please beware! 注意!

For all people please dun greed. You'll pay for it!
也劝请大家别贪心,很多人因贪念最后演变成'损己利人'.

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With Love,
elims Chuang 光宏

18 comments:

mao a.k.a karen said...

Wow...shocked...Thanks for the info :D

elims Chuang 光宏 said...

I am shocked also by seeing some name appear~ @@"

Crazyfool - Make You Crazy And FooL said...

yo very good post.. my mom using lampe berger le.. lol.. her fren say effective wo.. can cure some sickness wo.. haha.. duno la.. the fortune telling by count birthday one i also ever attend le.. they talking so good. but i no buy la of cos.. hahahah..

Marciana said...

>.<.. my mom got buy me the pendant ar.. 700+.. =.=

Wisely said...

I have joined steven tea garden membership for 1 year and i'm getting the said agreement and the monthly RM150 sharp on time every month. Besides, I stil using the member card that I got to dine in at Steaven's Tea Garden cafe last few days. So far, I didnt find any problem on the membership..

elims Chuang 光宏 said...

My friend also joined. He not encourage people to join the membership.

I think if that is something good, it should be shared and get more people to benefit from it.

Are u the person who promote this program? or, you are just join as simple member like my friend? =)

MICK said...

ATTENTION TO THE elims Chuang 光宏,

PLEASE TAKE DOWN OUR COMPANY NAME BEFORE YOU RECEIVED OUR LAWYER LETTER !!!

REGARDS,
THE MANAGEMENT
STEVEN'S TEA GARDEN CORP. SDN BHD

elims Chuang 光宏 said...

Dear Mick,

Thanks for dropping by. Appreciated on that.

Upon your request, seems i do not know thoroughly about your company, i put '?' as a doubt for everyone.

Internet is a free world. Everyone are free to share any information. I believe readers out there have their own wisdom to determine is it a scams or not.

‘真金不怕红如火’嘛~

I appreciate if you could share your thoughts here so that readers will understand more what about your company or other company and I believe if they are convinced for the misunderstanding, it will be a good news for everyone. Who knows i will be next investor?

For the last comment, I think in the business world, you should have expecting some people who not at your side, that is a norm, why bother to put time on destroying them instead of continue your hard work to get more customers/clients? That would definitely helps.

Again, thanks Mick for dropping by, and i would appreciate if you could share your thoughts and i dun mind to link your thought from your blog, website etc.

With Love,
elims Chuang 光宏

profpoyo said...

thanks for dropping by at my blog
there is no easy way to become rich
so beware of all this scheme and MLM things. for few months you might get the money promised but later...

Anonymous said...

"internet is a free world. Everyone are free to share any information. I believe readers out there have their own wisdom to determine is it a scams or not."

stupid blogger
why don't you check the whether the info is true or not before you post this out...

trust me... some one may do this to you too.... DEfame your name.... who do you think you are? A hero? or just want to get popular? I am sure you will receive lawyers letter soon from the companies you listed above. Hope you get the punishment and go to jail for your naive and stupid action.

elims Chuang 光宏 said...

Dear 'Anonymous'~

I can delete your post but i choose not to do so, cause i respect you as the person who dropping by my blog.

I post by using my own name, you scolding me using 'anonymous'? Why dear? i dun want to think negatively, but i suppose you dun have the blog address to do so. Maybe you can create one here.

For your info, i am the members of the company listed above either. Get punishment? Maybe yes in the real world, maybe those people who doing this will get punishment after the world. Just kidding la, dun take it too seriously ok?

As my word above, 'Anyone please clarify on this and share your thought?' Can u please concentrate on this and contribute your knowledge instead of cursing me?

Lawyer? you sure dear? Perhaps, using Dark Side is more effective? yes no?

Hey dear 'Anonymous', be cool man, if you want to fight something, the first thing is to control your emotion, secondly to gather more info, ideas and manpower.

Good luck dear friend, have a nice day. ^_^

Sincerely,
elims Chuang

Anonymous said...

Dear elims Chuang,

Good post !!
Atleast now alerts to all the Malaysians.....

I will share more information above some of the companies.

especially for those who warning you.......

If u refer to the bafia act. or dosmetic trade, we should able to get more answer.....

elims Chuang 光宏 said...

Dear Anonymous,

Appreciate your message. Wondering how many read on my blog. I am just too tiny... hehe..

Thanks for your knowledge sharing. Do email me privately if not convenient to say anything here. Your particular will be kept secretly. (my mail khchuang888@gmail.com).

I know about that domestic trade department, we are already in the process of approaching. Thanks for your advice ya.

Regards,
elims Chuang

Kenny Sin said...

man , you are good. Support you if they send you the Laywer letter i will donate some money to you for hire lawyer :P. haha.

now got one new scam i just kena call Iklisa samudera operating in PJ and Penang.

website is
http://www.nat-pac.com/ico

It is all about the ' bela ikan keli dalam canvas '' . I went to the preview and it just same like Golden nest. The not same is one bird nest one is fish.

All the staff dress so nice, and the marketing people talk to me.

First they say only 800 Lot canvest offer to public investor only, i must fast or the lot finish then no more offer.

they offer me 2 lot canvest and 1 lot free all together RM 43,000. But if i sign today then they will offer me RM36,000. they only accept 30% investment as advance no deposit is allow.

the sales marketing then ask the manager to talk to me about the package and S&P sign aggrement.

Unlucky they succcess approve me. they told me to use my credit card to pay the deposit. I am so stupid that time . i pay for almost RM11,640 using my card.

Lucky also that time i receive call from home and i have to rush home and can't sign the " S & P" as the prepare. They keep tell me to sign but i refuse and will sign later.

After i go back them i realise that i am wrong. The company have only RM 100k modal. So if the company bankrupt how can pay us back all the money ? If 800 lot they will get RM 9.6mil . Wow too many already.

i just want to let people know now they operating in Penang , i am getting their call and get into their scam. now they have 2 office one in PJ and one in Penang.

May be they still new and they low profile and give me back the money.

Entreprenuer said...

Hey Steven tea garden really ruin of my money away! they give stupid excuse Maybank freeze their account... but then later on them saying they over expense their company and commision pay out is too high to each membership...what do i think here MLM binary concept is very hard to last long due too high commision payout.. I think they need study more maths and accountant before working up this plan!! Many ppl will be angry of their up line or thier own frens :(

Anonymous said...

Ola, what's up amigos? :)
Hope to get some assistance from you if I will have some quesitons.
Thanks in advance and good luck! :)

Anonymous said...

Very good blog Elims Chuang! To those who cannot believe may check these links: http://www.casewatch.org/fdawarning/prod/2004/
About Ganoderma Empire http://www.casewatch.org/fdawarning/prod/2004/ganoexcel.shtml

These Enterprises got money cheating people and there are many governments that turn a blind eye because bad officials are corrupts.
Mike
Please email me back at zocratez1960@yahoo.com
Thank You

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