QNET is a community advertising business enterprise that started as GoldQuest in 1998. It keeps that may be a direct promoting corporation that goals at contributing to healthful living.
QNET in Ghana: A rip-off or a way to make short cash?
The agency sells supplements, jewellery, skin care merchandise, journey packages, on-line courses, amongst others, through its e-trade platform.
According to its management, if shoppers can refer others to patronize their merchandise, they could earn commissions at the purchases of the human beings they refer.
Even though it feels like a amazing enterprise opportunity, QNET indicates symptoms and symptoms of a Ponzi or pyramid scheme. As such, operations of QNET have through the years been banned in numerous international locations along with Saudi Arabia, Rwanda, Canada, India, Turkey, among others.
QNET claims that the shortage of rules for direct promoting in those and different nations is the foundation purpose of all of the accusations and bashing it’s been receiving, despite the fact that its operations are genuine.
Meanwhile right here in Ghana, pretty numerous QNET groups were installation in components of the Eastern Region and numerous different undiscovered places. At those organizations, Independent Representatives introduce the direct promoting enterprise to harmless residents or even foreigners and persuade them of the credibility of the enterprise which isn’t the case.
Most of these concerned on this enterprise are primarily based totally withinside the Eastern Region in addition to in different places across the u . s . a . with Kasoa being a centre of the conversation. There are Ghanaians, Nigerians, Malians, and Burkinabe, a number of which might be tricked into becoming a member of and compelled to paintings with those QNET organizations.
These capacity dealers are requested to undergo ‘training’ and purchase at the least one of the QNET’s merchandise on-line, the least rate being GH₵ four,two hundred earlier than they may be registered as Independent Representatives to begin incomes commissions.
In an interview with Emmanuel, a younger guy who turned into added to sign on, he stated he had to drag out after knowing matters have been now no longer including up.
“I went for a QNET presentation at a vicinity that I need to maintain private,” Emmanuel advised Blogger Ewereko Botwey.
“I didn’t discover their domestic settings beneficial withinside the feel that, I mentioned little matters which reversed my purpose to join up to QNET. I found out their testimonial photos they filmed to expose us regarded staged and unreal.”
Another individual who would really like to live nameless gave a complete account of her experience:
“A pal reached out to me on the way to make short cash. Even aleven though I turned into sceptical approximately this flow I wanted that cash badly. As early as four am I left Haatso to Kasoa to the QNET workplace for an interview.
“When I were given to the doorway of the workplace, I noticed numerous young people there that made me snug a piece however I should confess, wherein the venue is located isn’t always an area all people who cherished to move on my own. A solitary location with a handful of constructing around.
“I were given in and noticed a person who gave the impression of he changed into on a meals strike. So lean and seemed very unkempt coaching a collection of humans glaringly on the way to rip-off. I become provided a seat once I entered and advised to watch for my flip for the interview.
“I were given into the workplace for the interview and it changed into all so funny. Looking at a person whom I idea have to be organised has bleached from head to toe. His knuckles, by myself were given me thinking if I turned into on the proper vicinity.
“The interview ended in advance than I concept, asking me for my history information and if I could make sales. They made it seem like it became a community organization wherein I needed to get to humans and additionally signal human beings on. I idea that changed into the give up of the interview till he informed me I can best get the jot when I pay GHS 4000.
“Onua! If I had that cash I would not come there at all. I left the workplace and I had my pal convincing me to speedy join up and begin. He stated it is very beneficial and he has were given sufficient to even begin his personal commercial enterprise.
“He suggested that I borrow cash from humans to make fee which I did not due to that he in no way spoke to me again.
“Anuanom nowadays this man dey br3 papa. Dem chop am koraa and he does not realize the way to rip-off despite the fact that he changed into taken via scamming lessons.”
These harmless those who fall into the fingers of community advertising schemes like QNET because of unemployment lose large sums of cash they accumulate via loans or savings.
Also, different human beings are at a chance of being dragged into this fraudulent ‘cash-sucking’ chain.
If the above-stated nations and plenty of others have banned the operations of Qnet through the years, what’s Ghana ready for?