Beware of NSE Philippines (International)

Sunday, March 14, 2010 ·

It pays to investigate and do some research.






I was reading the 4th installment of the Harry Potter Book series (Goblet of Fire) while waiting for my wife one night at the Mercury Drugstore Tandang Sora branch when one guy approached me and asked what I was reading. He then proceeded to ask other information about the Harry Potter story and even commented that he liked Harry Potter rather than the Twilight series. I answered reluctantly and proceeded with my reading.



After a while, he continued to chat with me and asked if I'm waiting for somebody. Not wanting to show some disrespect, I again answered his question and closed the book, hoping for my wife to arrive soon. He then asked me what church I'm attending. I said I am attending at the Jesus Loves You City Church, a born-again church at Mandaluyong City.



I was glad when he said to me that he is also attending a christian church at the back of Megamall, Ortigas and that he is handling a cell group every week. Because he seems allright and introduced himself as a christian, I gave in and conversed with him. He even asked me my cellphone number because he told me that he might be inviting me if there are activities on their church. He also presented himself as an IT-related person working for in Ortigas. I even commented that he has no problems going to church because his work is near his church at St. Francis square.



After a week or two, a guy called me up and introduced himself as the one whom I was able to talk to at Mercury Drug Tandang Sora. He then proceeded that he is actually an executive of a multi-national company and asked me if I am willing to take some part-time job that can give me additional 15,000 to 20,000 income per month. He assured me that it will not, in any way, humper my current work, and that I will only consume about 4 to 6 hours per week for the part-time job.



He even said that he found me nice to converse with, and that I am the type of person that would fit well for the job, the plus factor of which is my current profession being an accountant.

Sensing some irregularities (1. first off, he introduced himself with a work related with IT then later he said he's an executive 2. how come he can gauge that I am fit for a work when we only met for about 10 to 20 minutes 3. he didn't even see my resume 4. he didn't present the name of the company), I asked him what is the nature of the part-time job that he offers.



He said that he can't discuss the matter over the phone because it is too long and the line is a bit choppy. He invited me to come to his office either on Monday at 6:30 p.m., or on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. so he can discuss fully about the business proposal. He also told me to come on business attire because he said that they are an American company and I need to look well during the interview. He also clarified that I should be on-time in order to show that I am a professional person.



He then said that his office is at the 15th floor, Octagon Building, San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig. Until this time, he still did not disclose the name of the company. I persisted on knowing the name of the company, and finally he felt obliged to say that the company is NSE International.



I confirmed that I would be coming over on the Saturday schedule, but before Saturday came, I tried to check on the internet about the company's business.



I was glad to have checked because I found out that NSE Philippines or International or is actually a Networking Business that offers NUSkin products, and that they are forcefully persuading people to give some investment money.



(To be fair with the guy who invited me, I sent him a text message to say that I wouldn't come to his office because I am not interested to join any Networking business, however, I haven't received any response since then)



Let me make it clear that a Networking Business is not actually bad. I know of a lot of friends who are into networking, and I admire then for having that gift of marketing prowess. But for those of you out there who are into it, give us a favor and:




1. Be honest with your intentions. Tell prospective recruits directly about the business and about what you are offering to them.



2. Do not force people to layout cash. People get interested with networking and part-time business because they want to earn extra money. If you get money from them by forceful means, it is no good.



3. Do not make out stories that are not true. Tell only the truth about the work/product, and don't sugarcoat.








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Browse over at what google has to say about NSE Philippines, and find out about the complaints:



key word1: 15th floor octagon building

key word2: NSE Philippines

key word3: NSE International





12 comments:

p0kw4ng said...
Mon Mar 15, 02:17:00 PM  

awww buti na lang at laging reydi si pareng google sa mga answer!

hindi ako mahilig sa mga ganyang alok alok at mga benta benta..

siyetehan said...
Mon Mar 15, 07:03:00 PM  

@p0kw4ng: dahil diyan, loves ko na si mr. google.

Carlo said...
Tue Mar 16, 01:03:00 AM  

I worked at Octagon Bldg mga 4 years ago, di ko alam na may ganun pala dun. Yun pala ang nasa 15th flr.

siyetehan said...
Tue Mar 16, 02:43:00 AM  

@carlo: yun nga ang nakakalungkot, they deceive people, invite them without saying kung ano ba talaga sila

kaspangarigan said...
Tue Mar 16, 04:39:00 AM  

Maraming MLM business na mga manloloko, beware of them. Buti na lang at nagresearch ka muna.

siyetehan said...
Tue Mar 16, 06:08:00 AM  

oo nga, kaspangarigan.

mabuti na lang at mabait si google. :D

modernonglapis said...
Fri May 21, 10:02:00 AM  

wow,nashock naman ako sa lumabas sa searches.. thanks to the hi-technicity, nalalaman ng marami ang mgafraud na ganito.sana itigil na nila yun. tsk.

Anonymous said...
Mon Dec 20, 04:49:00 PM  

haha. nakakatuwa. kasi, may interview ako sa kanila today. 6:30pm. buti nlng, ngsearch muna ako. thank you sa mga blogs at comments nyo, i've been save!

Anonymous said...
Mon Dec 20, 04:52:00 PM  

ask ko lang din, coz i'm not familiar around pasig, san ung octagon bldg? kc pinapapunta nla ako besides linden suites b un? (mejo choppy kc ang line) 15th flr din? if dun un?

mon_olitin@yahoo.com said...
Thu May 19, 04:03:00 PM  

THANKS SA GOGGLE AT INTERNET-
"FORCEFULLY PERSUADING PEOPLE TO INVESTMENT MONeY"
I agree with the author because if someone wants to join in a MLM they need not look far there will always be one in ur neighborhood.
I paste ko lang tong tinaype ko sa isang thread-kasi after ko maienter- eh nbakalagay WAITING FOR MODERATION so meaning kelangan pa i approve nun nagstart ng thread kaya pala puro POSitive nakalagay about NUSKIN eh...eto na

MAY 20,2011
I attended their seminar, spent a lot of money on transportation fee and cancelled a very important meeting BECAUSE the person who called me told me about a MANAGEMENT TRAINEE job. That is called MISREPRESENTATION.
Other MLM seminar there is a free food and drinks, at NUSKIN not even free water nor free samples.
And when the seminar is done and you told them you have no money to join in (I was looking for job remember). FLOP you suddenly disappear, as if u dont exist in the first place. Me and a friend just walked out the door feeling very angry, disappointed. We asked for the person who called us on the phone to rant and vent about the humiliating experience and she wasnt even there.
THEIR ADDRESS – 2nd floor of HSBC near south supermarket alabang.

THANKS TO THE ONE WHO POSTED THE BLOG ABOUT HOW BAD IS NUSKIN!

jamie said...
Wed Jun 01, 02:12:00 AM  

Someone I know contacted me on facebook about 2hours ago. She asked about how my little girl is doing and even commenting on how cute she is. She's not actually a close friend of mine. We share a common friend. She then asked if I'm a full time mom or if I'm already working. Even praising me for having the time and patience to take care of my daughter. We went on chatting. I did mention of my plans to find a home based job and that I'm 6months pregnant.
And then she started talking about this "company." She said its perfect timing because they're looking for part-time employees and I'm perfect for the job. I asked what company and she said SYNERGY. I immediately asked if its a networking business and she said NO. But the words "virtual franchising", "royalty fees" didn't sound to me. So I kept asking her about pamphlets or the site of the company just to give me a preview. But she said it'll be better if I attend the "event" for me to understand better. She even said that their site is under construction. That's when I started searching for their company on google. I mean, how can a multinational company not have a website and why can't I be provided with promotional materials if its a decent company???
And so this site plus this: http://bewareofnuskin.blogspot.com popped.And I knew I was being tricked.
Now I'm pissed!
I'm 6months pregnant and she wants me to travel from Bulacan to Ortigas just to hear the answers to my questions which she can clearly answer herself. Its ridiculous!
I can't believe these people are willing to put others health at risk just so they can earn a few bucks.
Thank goodness I wasn't so gullible.
AAAARRRGH!Irritating!

Anonymous said...
Thu Jul 07, 07:53:00 PM  

buti nlang ngsearch ako now.. i have a scheduled interview din kc sa kanila sa monday.. kaya pala di nila kagad sinaabi yung name ng company kung di ko pa tinanong.. saka di sinasabi yung exact address puro land marks lang, buti sabi ng asawa ko sa octagon nga yun kasi nagwowork sa sa teleperformance na dun din sa bldg na un!!Ü thanks sa info!!!Ü

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