When we started this blog, we never intended to become MLM Watchdog or Ripoff Report.

However, since we have had a close encounter of the expensive kind with Alan Kippax (Treasure Traders International), we thought we should send out a warning to all who might meet up with him. He is still going strong (Business in Motion) and not behind bars where he belongs.

Our friend in BC met Alan recently and sent us this …

I came across this company Business in Motion International – a total pyramid scam.  BIM was born in Toronto two years ago, headed by a goon by the name of Alan Kippax.  I left the presentation sick to my stomach.  This is one of the worst I have seen so far.  Bernard Tritz, April 2009


CBC calls TTI ‘an emerald pyramid’.

Gator Dave hounds Alan Kippax at Crime Busters Now. TTI is shut down in the UK as an illegal pyramid, and Dave defends himself successfully against Kippax in court.

The Canadian government seems incapable of stopping Alan, and the CBC has recently produced a feeble condemnation of his illegal scammish activities.

Wendy Mesley of Marketplace did the best she could, but missed the main point.

The issue is NOT whether BIM’s product has value. The issue is “Are People Being Hurt By This?”

We speak from experience when we tell you that most of the people who joined Alan never got paid, and lost from $1200 to $3500 to $10000 of their hard earned money or their life’s savings or retirement funds or pensions.

Alan will take your money no matter how much you need it, and will provide little or nothing in return.

Many of the people we worked with were seniors with meagre pensions who trusted Alan to double or triple their investments. All they ever received were worthless certificates, or precious gems of dubious value, or a grossly overpriced travel pack. Some lost their homes, having given up mortgage payments for the Kippax promise.

Obviously, we can go on and on, but we’ll leave it to you to Google his name and learn as much as you want about this weasel.

Here’s the CBC report …

Our comment on Marketplace:

The value of the product is a red herring. The most important point here is that most people get scammed not because they are looking for a good travel package, but because they are looking for a good income opportunity.

Most people would not buy the Ultralife product if there were not a business opportunity attached.

Our first hand experience with many people on Alan’s 8-4-2-1 Aussie 2-up pyramid “boards” showed us that well over 90% of participants LOSE money, most of which ends up in Alan’s pocket.

When people complain, he calls them “lame and lazy” or worse, “lying, cheating, thieving distributors.” Not the kind of person we’d ever want to work with again.

Posted by Bob and Anna Bassett on February 21, 2009 02:36 PM

And here is Alan’s rebuttal on YouTube, a true red personality in action …

Read followup comments by Robert Fitzpatrick, and to learn how to spot pyramid schemes like this, download this free report.

Read Collapse of a Cult – BIM is ‘On Hold’

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