Citron Research: Usana Health Sciences Operating Illegally in China

Allegations of cheating in China are nothing new for Usana Health Sciences (NYSE: USNA).  In 2007, the Fraud Discovery Institute accused Usana of doing business illegally in China.  The country has very strict laws against multi-level marketing (MLM). It is strictly forbidden. Yet for years Usana has been getting around this rule by having distributors … Read more Citron Research: Usana Health Sciences Operating Illegally in China

Is Usana Running an Illegal Pyramid Scheme?

All good multi-level marketing companies have one thing in common: They fail to disclose enough information to allow consumers and regulators to determine if they are in the business of recruiting or selling products. They disclose just enough facts and figures to make it appear that they are being transparent. But they hide enough information … Read more Is Usana Running an Illegal Pyramid Scheme?

USANA Multi-Level Marketing Activity in China and Hong Kong

Guest Post by USANA Watch Dog USANA has found a way to possibly expand its multilevel marketing opportunity into every country in the world, including unauthorized regions such as mainland China. An internal USANA document shows virtually no limit to the number of distributors who can sign up using the same home address as well … Read more USANA Multi-Level Marketing Activity in China and Hong Kong

Usana Average Total Earnings

Usana Health Sciences offers vitamins and other nutritional products through a multi-level marketing structure. For years, the company has been dogged by allegations of operating a pyramid scheme and doing business illegally in China. In November 2012, Citron Research released a detailed report on allegations that the company has been illegally operating in China to … Read more Usana Average Total Earnings

Usana’s “Distributor Hall of Fame” Analyzed

Usana Watch Dog has been busy compiling more data about the Usana Health Sciences “business model” for distributors. He writes about what I already know from my years of research into multi-level marketing schemes: Nearly everyone loses money in these schemes, and those who do make  living are almost always those at the top of … Read more Usana’s “Distributor Hall of Fame” Analyzed

Acquisition by Usana Health Sciences Gets Them Into China (Legally, This Time)

A few years ago, I was involved in an investigation of multi-level marketing company (MLM) Usana Health Sciences (NASDAQ:USNA).  One of the allegations that came out during that investigation was that Usana was illegally conducting business in China. China has strict laws against multi-level marketing, making it impossible for the company to do business there … Read more Acquisition by Usana Health Sciences Gets Them Into China (Legally, This Time)

Questions Raised About the Figures Reported in USANA’s SEC Filings

USANA Watchdog  just posted an article this morning which questions the active associate count of USANA Health Sciences (NASDAQ:USNA) and whether there is illegal recruiting of associates in China. Watchdog’s analysis of the numbers found some very curious things: Associates in Hong Kong have increased by 300% in the last three years, when the rest … Read more Questions Raised About the Figures Reported in USANA’s SEC Filings

Usana Health Sciences Knows it Products are Being Sold Illegally in China

Almost three years ago, Barry Minkow and Fraud Discovery Institute released a report on Usana Health Sciences (NSDAQ:USNA), listing ten red flags of fraud he and his team (which included me) uncovered about the company. The report criticized the company’s business model, essentially calling it a pyramid scheme in which recruiting is the focus (rather … Read more Usana Health Sciences Knows it Products are Being Sold Illegally in China

Usana Health Sciences Misrepresenting Distributor Earnings

written by: terminatedramp USANA publishes a distributor average earnings chart to be used to recruit new distributors into their business opportunity. See the following USANA website that provides their earnings chart: http://www.usana.com/dotCom/opportunity/payplan/index. Quoted from their website is the following: