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ACN Is Another Amway, Quixtar Type of Company
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CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA -- For all you folks considering joining ACN, please don't do it. At the least, you stand to lose $500, at the most, your friends, family, your job and all your savings. The average person in Montana who joined ACN as an IBO lost $15000.

A few days ago, I was suckered into attending an ACN meeting and narrowly escaped with my $500 still intact. The "business opportunity" is quite simple and enticing when you look at it from afar. But on closer examination, it's quite obvious that this is just another type of MLM pyramid scheme similar to the likes of Amway and Quixtar.

You, the IBO, are the customer. The product they are selling is quite simply the $500 sign-up fee, the $150 annual fee, the $40 monthly fee and the fees your pay for all those conferences. You are bringing other IBO's (customers) in who will also pay most, if not all of those same fees. None of you will make money enough to even break even.

In Canada, ACN is required to disclose the “average” income of ACN sales reps. The ACN Canadian website reports the average of just the “active” reps to be only $9 a week. That’s exponentially less than the cost of joining and actively participating.

You have been warned. If you have an intelligence whatsoever, please read other reports on Ripoffreport and even a simple Google search for the company's financials will give you all you need to make an informed decision.

Here is some objective information from eHow about ACN's financials:

A 2008 legal document released by Montana's State Office of the Auditor indicates that the average ACN representative earns less than the $499 fee required to join ACN. In 2008, 91 citizens of Montana paid a total of $61,741 in joining fees to ACN. Only two of these individuals earned more than $500 in income, with one earning $700 and the other earning $696 for the year. These 91 ACN reps earned a combined total of $783 in 2008 in commissions, with all remaining earnings tied to referring other reps.

In 2009, 312 people in Montana paid more than $230,000 in fees to ACN. These 312 people combined earned a total of $16,615 for the year, with just $900 of this amount paid as commission for sales. The rest of this income came from referrals.

Based on this information, the state of Montana filed a temporary cease and desist against ACN within the state in 2008. These filings accuse ACN of functioning as an illegal pyramid scheme.

Read more: http://www.ehow.com/info_8731646_average-yearly-income-acn-rep.html#ixzz2j8D6NcdA
     
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Realdeal on 2014-02-05:
It's all about recruiting. Most of the ACN reps I've met are pretty obnoxious and I can't stand being around them because the flaky approach they pitch to everyone to be recruited.
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Only Initiated the Set Up and I'm Already Through!!!!
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TORONTO, NEW YORK -- My sister is an ACN representative My family and I tried from the very beginning to warn her to stay clear of pyramid schemes. I even went to one they're meetings with her to check it out and hopefully persuade it her not to sign because I knew what it was going to be from the beginning. Cult like organizations claiming to help you start a business so you can have more free time blah blah. I couldn't't even sit through the whole meeting and had to leave due to all the theatrics and hypocrites in the place.

But she signed up! Paid her $499 and is now trying to get our whole family to switch they're services to ACN. We live together so of course she decided our services will change. Home phone and Internet. Which was previously with Bell working fine providing quality service etc. we were paying $50 for Internet and $25 for our home phone with Bell. She arranged ACN to come in and change things.

First of all the first guy that came in had no clue what he was doing, but he was wearing a Bell t shirt so I must assume he's a professional technician that works for Bell (ya right) he asked where do I find some connections related to the phone. I don't know you're the technician, look around. He put some tag on our power box and left, then another ACN guy came to bring our modem. Mind you the modem is different from our Bell modem and also looks ancient!! All I know I came home that day and our phone was cut off and will be for a WHOLE WEEK. Our Internet has been OFF for 2 days now. Just the setup alone has me ready to rip the cords out of the wall.

We apparently have 30 days but 2 days have already elapsed and we don't even have service. I want it out but I want to prove her wrong. I don't want any of my other family members to experience this. Now I can't even talk to my sister she's so on edge because nothing is working out and she knows I want to say I told you so. But I won't I will wait it out since she will be paying the bill

I don't care if its $29 each service I was receiving a product before ACN that worked fine and to my liking! And whenever I called Bell or even Rogers in the past to come and fix our services they always knew exactly what to do. I will always pay for quality and so far I don't see any quality in there product or they're customer service! Has anyone else had these same problems?
     
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Cameron on 2013-10-14:
I had ACN digital phone and paid $37 a month after taxes. Vonage is cheaper $12.99 plus tax and I can fax again. With ACN you cannot fax for some reason. Why would I pay more with lesser service to help a friend?
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Huge Financial Cost to Trust ACN Marketing
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SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA -- A good friend of mine took me to a meeting organized by ACN marketing. When I was in the meeting, my friend was there with me. He recruited me. After their fantastic propaganda, I signed up and paid $500 for owning a license. I also chose ACN digital phone service and zoom gas. I was told I can use ACN website to get better deals for telecommunication, TV, and other services for my new customers. After I take a look at the deals on their website, I realized the terms for those deals are so restricted.

For example, a great deal from Comcast was only for new customers and only good for 1/2 yr. Comcast directly gives this kind of deal or even better deal to every new customer. Since new customer can get the same or even better deal from Comcast, why should they buy the deal through ACN representatives? If a customer does buy a deal from ACN representative. After the promotion period( 1/2 yr), price goes back to normal. There is no advantage doing this through ACN representatives. If a ACN representatives tell you that after promotion period, he/she can negotiate better deals for you. God knows!

After figuring out all this, I decide to stop doing this long before my one year period license expire. I stopped ACN digital phone service which I subscribed. They charged me $50 plus taxes for terminating this service. This is the first time I was charged for terminating a phone service in my life. When I signed the phone contract, I did not really read it because a few marketing people and my friend were around me. I was very distracted by friendly, and also professional atmosphere. Well, When I subscribed the service, I was charged with $30 activation fee too. That was clearly stated.

I am going to cancel my contract when my one year license expire. I have yet to see if I am charged because I terminate the contract. I lost $500 license fee. I choose to lose my friendship with the friend who recruited me.
     
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Bill on 2013-09-06:
With a friend like that you don't need enemies.
cmthru on 2013-09-06:
ACN has been investigated by a few organizations. It's close to a pyramid scheme, but not quite. The only people who actually make any money are the ones who started near the top. Also if you bring a friend at a meeting you get something.
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ACN
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OAK PARK, MICHIGAN -- I have been trying to cancel my internet services from them for how many months now and they keep giving me the run around as to why it is taking so long for them to cancel it. Every representative I talked to had different excuses as to why it is taking so long. They keep telling it takes so and so business days before they can do it. Every time I check to see what is going on, they have different reasons as to why they can't do it yet. I really want to get this resolves and just leave ACN.
     
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Anonymous on 2012-08-17:
Why can't you call the internet provider & cancel your internet yourself? Can you not contact them directly? That's a legitimate question, I'm not trying to be snarky. I've got relatives that sell ACN and have been trying to get us to cancel all of our services & utilities and go through them/ACN. Its my understanding that ACN is like a middle man or agent, they sell you a contract with AT&T or whoever, at a discounted rate. If the contact is in your name, can't you contact the provider directly? If not, well then we will definitely never switch to ACN, We want to be able to contact the service provider directly if there is a problem or we want to change or cancel.
Gracie1 on 2012-09-27:
I spent 4 months trying to get the iris phone activated. The tech team couldn't figure out the problem. After 4months of paying monthly fees while unable to send or receive phone calls I cancelled the service. They charged me an early termination fee. Their lousy product and service cost me $500. The worst part was my son sold me the product before he realized this was not a good opportunity!
Kho on 2013-09-16:
ACN has the WORST service. I've been trying to cancel for 2 months now, they keep giving me different days and not showing up, then conveniently charging me again for the next month. The service is ridiculous, I'm sick of hearing "my supervisor will call you back", and not getting any calls. How can I even resolve this!? All I want to do is cancel my internet with this god-forsaken company!
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Hate ACN
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QUEBEC -- I have been dealing with ACN for about a year now - sometimes late with payments and yes that is not good but MOST companies will work with clients especially if you speak to them and not just leave it. ACN WILL NOT budge - there are no payment plans period. The customer service is brutal to get through to them and get an answer and if you are not happy with whom you are dealing with - there are no managers to speak of! Seriously? Every company has a tier of staff and someone in charge that you can speak to and that person usually has some kind of power...not in this case.

ACN cut told me they didn't want to continue with service for us even though I had paid my account in FULL. They got the payment and then sent me a letter saying they no longer were going to provide service...I figure good, done with you then...oh no! Then I get a letter saying because I didn't finish out my year with them I owed them a cancellation fee of $150!!! Are you kidding me...you cancel me and then charge me for cancelling - they cancelled me April 24 and my one year was May 4...hmmmm do you think they did that timing on purpose? My services when I paid them in full were paid up to May 22 so technically I did finish my one year commitment would you agree??

I finally got hold of supervisor and guess what, there is nothing they can do about the charge but they should not have disconnected me since I paid so if I sign up with rogers or telus with an account for ACN they will waive the $150 fee - WHAT A LOAD OF CRAP!!@!@
     
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Alain on 2012-06-09:
You can file a complaint with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission via http://crtc.gc.ca/RapidsCCM/Register.asp?lang=E Other complaints regarding ACN complaints can be found using the keywords 'ACN Telecom Complaints' using a Bing, Google, Yahoo, etc. search.
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Appalled at the lack of integrity of this company
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UNKNOWN -- I ordered home phone and internet service. I had not been told the phone was a VOIP system (which does not work with my home/ADT security system). Within about 9 days of ordering service, I tried to cancel it. They wouldn't let me (telling me there was nothing to cancel because services hadn't been activated). I told them I didn't want my phone service activated because my home security then wouldn't work. They basically said "oh well". They also told me that I was now under contract, having had to cancel service within 3 days of placing the order; and that I would have to pay a termination fee of $200+. They also told me they would not stop the porting of my phone number, and that once they had it, if I was to cancel with them, I'd lose my home number. When I asked for a supervisor, they told me they'd have to "open a case", and I would have to wait 'til 6/24 for someone to call me back. On the morning of 6/24, I called, after having heard from no one. They said I needed to wait 'til the end of the day.

At 4:30 p. m., after hearing from no one, I called again and was told the office was closed. I am now left with no home phone service or security system through the weekend. Both Time Warner and Verizon said I should have 30 days to cancel after placing an order, but ACN only gives 3 days. This has been the most awful experience I have ever had.
     
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Alain on 2011-06-26:
Check with your states attorney general's office about ACN's claim you have only 3 days to cancel. You might also find Wikipedia's article describing ACN of interest http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ACN_Inc
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Cell Phone Drama
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CALIFORNIA -- I purchased a cell phone through ACN to help out a family member that just signed up with them. I should have known in the beginning there was going to be problems but I overlooked it. When I first ordered my phone I wanted to make sure that I could transfer my current number to the phone I was told yes that wouldn't be a problem so I ordered the phone. It was about 3 weeks since I placed my order and I hadn't received the phone. I went through the email where is my order and received no response. So after another week which ended up being a month total I called them just for them to tell me that they no longer carried that phone and I needed to choose a different one. I was bothered why nobody called me and tried to cancel at that time but was told I already paid for the phone. So now at this point I am feeling forced to buy the phone. There prices had changed at this point and since I was giving them anymore money I had to settle for a galaxy 4 mini. When I received the phone I called to get my number transferred and was told that I couldn't because when I buy the phone it already comes with a number. I told them I was told I could change the number and I was told that if I changed my number I would be charged for making changes to my account in the first 90 days.

I then asked why I was being charged separate from my phone bill for my insurance and they told me that's how it is. Moving forward 8 months later I lost my phone I called to figure out what I need to do to replace it just to find out my phone was not covered because the insurance company they had went out of business. No one ever called me to let me know there was an issue with the insurance and I gave permission for the payments to be taken out automatically monthly. When trying to figure out what needs to be done every number that I called for ACN said it was not their problem they would give me another number two of the numbers that they gave me were bogus....Long story short I ended up having to pay full price to get a phone because I couldn't cancel my contract with the carrier that was separate. My advice is don't use ACN they are misleading and their customer service is awful.....
     
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Don't Lose Your Friends by Joining With ACN
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HAPPY VALLEY, OREGON -- I was a ACN customer for a year, When I decided to go to another company after having phone service problems, I felt very taken advantage of. First I did not really want to change and I even avoided my relative who was trying to talk me into selling ACN, finally I bought in to the service. So I can relate to those of you who are afraid of losing friends over this company because I was one who avoided my family and grew to resent them and did not even want to answer the phone from them because selling ACN was all that was on their mind.

Well anyway after two months of dealing with them trying to change companies and dealing with all the extra fees that just keep showing up, and one customer service representative that had me so frustrated that I began to cry has just left be with a very bad taste in my mouth for ACN. I just hope people who read this realize that whenever there is pressure to sell something to your friends and family you will in fact lose some of them and my question to you, is it worth it?
     
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Who Do You Think You Are??
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How dare you ACN supporters, who do you think you are? Yes, we need people to mow grass and bag our groceries; you also need nurses and an IT guy fix your computer etc.. However, if I understand you correctly, we are not successful unless we (the public) give you $500++ and convince our friends and family to give you $500++, we are losers in life.

As an educated professional woman I am no better than the man or woman who cuts my grass or bags my groceries. The difference between you and us is that WE GET PAID!! Your nothing more than a puppy dog, brainwashed 'door to door' salesmen/saleswoman. However, when you do 'pitch with success' you gain praise (psssttt...can't feed your family on praise). How dare you try and use people's kindness with a pitch "can you do me a favor". I NEVER expect to do someone a favor, only to have them turn around and steal my money at their hope of becoming a millionaire.

ACN = Narcissism, Anti-Social personality disorder, immoral, no scruples etc...

The problem is people who fall under this category are hard to change, but easily manipulated into anything that gives them the hope of acceptance. Our world is not good enough for them cause "SOMEDAY", they will be bigger and better than the rest of us. News flash...I will always be $500++ richer than they will ever be!! If I want to throw away money at a dream I would prefer a casino or buy a lottery ticket - odds are better!!

Good luck at your brainwashing next week in CA...LOLOL I'll be home comfy on my couch while your getting 4hrs sleep marinating for a good brainwashing!!
     
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BigAl on 2013-11-29:
I have no idea what message you are trying to convey. If you have a problem with ACA it would benefit others for you to explain the problem.
Paul on 2013-11-30:
This complaint appears to be against a multilevel marketing company named ACN Opportunity LLC, or ACN for short. I have never trusted any of them, beginning with some exposure to SCAMWAY back in the 90's.
Soaring Consumer on 2013-11-30:
ACN Communications is well known as a pyramid scheme and a scam company on the web. He is referring to how they work.
Alain on 2013-12-03:
I had to look up ACN. Kind of looks like an Amway type of operation, in which case it's probably a good idea to steer clear of 'em.
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Acn - Head Of The Scam Must Read This
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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON -- What amazes me about these guys is how companies like Tmobile Comcast AT&T COX Time warner HughesNet Sprint Verizon direct TV Dish Network and all these other huge companies were scammed secretly into doing business with them and still continue to do business with them for years and years. Cannot these companies see they are being ripped off????? Don't they do their research??? OMG. Canadian companies too leagued with them I heard. ACN has the right to market these products but the heads of those companies can't even tell they are being lied to and continue to work with them after all these years. They even continued the rip of and lies secretly into 20 more countries and those countries head corporations also allowed themselves to be scammed. wow. even the BBB was tricked! saying they have a A rating when really it should be a F. talk about shysters. Talk about STUPID. Just shows you that the CEOs of these big companies must be real idiots to aligned themselves with a company like ACN. take it from me, don't trust these guys.
     
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