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BBB Investigates iJango, Rayner Smith Admits to Paying For Recruiting!

Below is an excerpt from the BBB's efforts to look into the iJango scam.  The BBB actually met with ijango CEO, Rayner Smith and believe it or not, Smith essentially admitted that Ijango pays for recruiting!  Paying for recruiting in a Network Marketing business is illegal and has caused a number of companies to be classified as Ponzi or pyramid schemes.

Check out this quote:

Mr. Smith and his staff indicated that they offer a business opportunity; however, they do not make any lifestyle promises based on earning potential. Similarly, he indicated that the only promise the business makes to potential clients is to pay for the recruitment of registered customers and the recruitment of others to do the same. 

More From the Better Business Bureau:

In promotional statements made by iJango representatives online, iJango claims that their business has "partnered with the Google" in order to "become the biggest Network Marketing company online." On August 6th, 2009 BBB contacted Google regarding their affiliation with iJango and the Google Press Team provided the following statement

"We are not affiliated with that company. Our trademark team is looking into this issue, thanks again for bringing it to our attention." 

On August 7th, BBB contacted Rhapsody regarding promotional statements made by iJango claiming "whether (consumers) download from Rhapsody or iTunes you'll earn a percentage of each album purchased or song downloaded." A representative stated that Rhapsody was "not affiliated with iJango" and furthermore that they had "not gotten any information from the company."

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  1. This one of the main hurdles in our industry. When somebody does the business well, others will pull the total industry down by doing fraud like this.

  2. Isn't it interesting that since the Google news broke a few days ago not one single pro-iJango post here?

    It's as though word has come down from Texas for everyone to shut up!

    Too late for that!

    Here's another source that seems to have gotten it right on iJango.


    I agree…. What Can You Say In Their Defense at this point!…

    Best to all…


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