Facebook Message From Thailand, Amway and Astoria Hotel

If you are a facebook user and living in the Philippines, you might have received this message last month

My name is _______, I am a Thai-Chinese born and living in Bangkok, Thailand. I am now starting to expand my business branch to the Philippine market.

I am looking and searching for anyone who desires to work for or do business with Thailand, USA and virtually anywhere in Far East Asia and Europe. About the investment, there’d be no worry, since we have set up working environment facilities in Ortigas already.

There’re so many opportunities to create a future with us in the Philippines, the income opportunity here is endless.

I do not know much of any contact there, so I wish God and Facebook would help me connect with someone who have this unique and identical interest.

Our business will need a lot of travelings, mostly to the US, Europe and the Far East. Since we are an outsourced company, most trips are provided without personal expenses.
But the person must be able to speak good English with an entrepreneurship minded 🙂

I’d be glad to set up an appointment with you to discuss further details when I am in Manila next month in May 2009.

Thank you so much for taking your time with my message. If you have an interest to learn more about this. Just add me, and drop me a message!

I will be living in Ortigas Center Area, Pasig City, Metro Manila at Astoria Plaza Hotel.

Maraming Salamat Po! Hope to hear from you! 🙂

God bless you!

Well, I did reply to ask what this mystery was all about. And he said this:

We are Alternative Outsourced Distribution Channels Company. We build distributors bases worldwide and collect royalties from using and utilizing our bases of consumers and distributors.

I didn’t go but guess what?

Azrael went and it was AMWAY. Well, if you don’t know Amway, Wiki’s definition ” is a direct selling company that uses multi-level marketing or network marketing to promote its products.” It was a total waste of time for Azrael. Amway is known for excellent products. I used their Nutrilite dietary supplements, Artistry makeup and biodegradable detergents. In the mid-nineties, I attended one of their network meetings. It is not exactly a pyramid scam because the group breaks away once you reach 50 distributors, if my memory serves me right. Not everyone is cut out for multi-level marketing or networking sales. Some critics even call it a pyramid scam.

My beef against this approach is that the Thai Amway distributor was not upfront. He beat around the bush just so you’d be curious enough to attend the meeting. It now became a waste of time if it is not your kind of business. Next time, you receive a mysterious invite, ask the name of the service/product first and not just high-falluting description. Disclosure, disclosure, disclosure, please!

If Amway is your cup of tea, join by all means. I know three Amway distributors who have been successful in their networking efforts. I’d rather stick to being a consumer because I don’t have the time to network and sell.

Note: A variation of this is a message from Koreans

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