Perfect4U and One-Vision
New Name - Same Pyramid Scam Game - This Time it's Perfect4U and One-Vision in Canada
08/08 - According to their confidential business plan both Robert Fitzpatrick and Gurdeep Singh are behind the Perfect4U and One-Vision world-wide expansion which has been making inroads into Canada since October 2007, already operating in Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa.
They claim to be two separate entities - Perfect4U and One-Vision - representing both the "Product" and the "Sales Company." This is apparently designed to get around certain loopholes in pyramid selling laws, but there is little doubt that they form the same type of overall operation as previously run numerous times around the world by Rob Fitzpatrick of the U.K. and longtime partner "George Singh" aka "Gurdeep Singh Basra", "George S. Basra", "Gurdeep S. Basra", "G. S. Basra".
And according to their ultra-secret copyrighted PowerPoint training presentation they claim to be "visionary entrepreneurs with experience creating large organizations of closed user groups." These group members are provided access to special savings on products and services (lifestyle expenditures) which they suggest the general public just can't get without their help and a substantial financial outlay. The slogan is "your world of luxury benefits" and if you had any doubts about what the founders deem luxury they are soon assuaged by the picture of a sleek private jet, a pristine beach and a skanky looking girl with her legs spread wide.
After all, apart from those apparent delights, who wouldn't want to save on travel (travel4u)(Holiday Plus Unlimited)(www.ourvacationclub.com), hotels, resorts (www.theresortplace.com) (www.ourresourtstore.com), phone services, health products such as a Jupiter Aquarius machine that produces "Alkaline ionized water", vehicle leasing, online gambling (www.GNUF.com), fine wine (wine4u) or even gold and diamond jewelry using the frame-inset co-branded offerings of other discount companies (www.memberweb.com). One thing is clear, the purported discount offerings are provided by simply linking directly to a small number of other service providers so it can't be that exclusive a club, especially when your co-brand code is 937238..
Mind you, all the big cruise lines are listed on their member's only Perfect4U.com website along with most major hotel chains. It certainly appears as though some form of discount may be available but it's not clear whether the savings would amount to more than you could obtain directly from those sites or even from any discount rewards program such as from an auto club or senior's group such as CARP. The question for you and the authorities is whether the savings alone could compensate you for your membership fee. Perhaps it's more about "lifestyle enhancement"?
One unique aspect of the service is access to a weekly "Wellness Tele-Seminar" from the esteemed Dr. "Ambassador for Health" Wayne Pickering. You can also sign up for the online "Virtual Fitness" program if you wish to exercise more than just your ear. Then again, if you purchase the available $1500 water ionizing machine at a discount and it does what it claims - remove acid from your body - it is sure to make you look and feel younger, or at least $1200 lighter.
If that's not enough they tout an "Internet-based classified advertisement service" just for members. So, if you want to limit your chances of actually selling your goods or services by excluding the rest of the world and avoiding eBay altogether, it's surely the place to go to sell your used water machine.
Naturally though, you want to become a millionaire while sharing access to these forbidden fruits with your friends so it's best to take "the first step on the success cycle" of your "Marketing Expansion Plan" right away. It's the repeatedly proven way to give you "the lifestyle you deserve".
Start bringing in members willing to pay around £1,995 in the UK and $3595 in Canada for a three year membership and the commissions really add up.
They suggest that making over $100,000 is not unreasonable. Just start the ball rolling and get others to bring in seventy members. Or to make over a cool million in a year just 1024 people need to part with a few grand. Double that number and double your income. "Massive actions bring massive results" One thing is for certain, you deserve whatever you get.
Make a list of all 100 of your friends, family and associates then qualify them using the TOM method. They have to "Trust you, be Open-minded and have Money" - soon to be someone else's.
Listen to them and find out what they want in life. Tell them they can get it if they come to a meeting wearing a mandatory tie without asking too many questions beforehand . "Always have an angle." "Don't beg." "Be assertive." "Pick them up to ensure they come." Find their hot buttons and push..
Take note that Colonel Saunders of KFC took a lot of rejection before he was able to pluck a lot of chickens. "Remember, it's a number's game, but the numbers are favourable to US."
Now just to be sure you mean business you have to pay a small stipend to have your guests attend the introductory meeting out of your own pocket. £10 each guest in the UK, likely $15-20 in Canada. The potential member's spouse or "life partner" is duty bound to attend but be sure to sit between them and extol the virtues of your Marketing Manager when you aren't clapping and cheering at the announcement of the membership fee or a new member signup.
Did I mention that you have to pay for your own attendance as well each time? Mind the pennies and the millions must surely take care of themselves.
You can come an hour and a half early to register but don't be late, we lock the doors. No food or drinks either, this is business. "It's up to you to explain the commission structure." Keep them from talking to anyone about it until they have been properly "trained" at the next stage. They mustn't "test the system" before the M.M. (Marketing Manager or Mind Melder) converts them to Pyramidism.
With training and hard work J.A.'s (Junior Agents or JackAsses) become S.A's (Senior Agents or Sold Already's) who become Marketing Managers who become Assistant Marketing Directors (Already Making Dough) who might become Marketing Directors who could possibly become Regional Directors just as long as you continue to sell memberships, attend training nights, support the presentation (clap and cheer at key points) and be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to train and aid expansion efforts (before the authorities shut us down).
"Explode your Sales." "Make Ten Grand in a Month." "See how easy and quickly you can accelerate your potential income." Being available to work around the clock may seem contrary to the objective of having "more time to spend with your family" but don't worry, as Robert Fitzgerald and George Singh have shown many times over, "Keep trying no matter what the negatrons and the authorities say and you can be rich beyond the bankruptcy court's reach.."
But whatever you do "Don't share this information with anyone."
World Class Concierge
World Class Concierge is also a name used in their operations.
Note: It's been said that the operation has undertaken quite a heavy meta tagging campaign, so anyone searching for them on Google will most likely only find loads of positive claims and flowery videos that serve to push bad comments about them down on the results pages.
Perfect4U plans to expand into Botswana, Denmark, Ghana, Germany, Ireland, Sweden, USA, UK, India, UAE, France, Nigeria, Malaysia, Netherlands, Italy, South Africa, Canada and Finland, no matter what legal obstacles might appear in their way. They project the need to spend at least half a million in legal fees just to make sure their are no problems, local laws be damned..
John Ackleman, Tebogo Mapine, Ramesh Hirani and Pritesh Ladva are listed as the authors on the secret PowerPoint presentations.
Ketan Hirani is known to have been involved in several variants along with this list of people.
Robert Fitzpatrick, George Basra Singh, Paul Stevenson and Shaun Lingren
SF - named removed upon request 05/13
JENNIFER LINTON BERESFORD
John Folster – Landis & Associates, On behalf of Sean Lindgren
Holiday Plus Unlimited (http://www.connexgroup.net/holidayplus_unlimited/en/index.html) voucher program is run by Connex Touristikpromotion GmbH & Co KG (Connex Touristik), Dr.-Schauer-Str. 26, A-4600 Wels (www.connexgroup.net) and is only sold through selected companies, one of which appears to be Perfect4U / One Vision.
www.ourresortstore.com / www.ourvacationstore.com info
To speak to a Vacation Consultant about any of these special offers, call using one of these numbers.
Austria: 0800 293 210 | France: 0800 910 752
Germany: 0800 182 1108 | Italy: 0800 781 396
Malta: 0800 762 325 | Spain: 900 998 988
Switzerland: 0800 838 707
All Other Countries: +44 (1276) 686 861
The information and research below is credited to DumbBlonde30 from the posting at http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=26434932&sort=postdate
The History of Perfect4U
Here’s how Robert Fitzpatrick’s scam works: As you can see from the list below, he has been selling the Perfect4u fraud for years using different names. . The operation is always the same. The promise of a closed user group discounts, using pyramid selling.
Then the company will either go bust, or be closed down and everyone will be owed commissions. He will claim victim status and say he can’t payout. This includes hotels, travel agents, security, printers, web designers etc
Any money that is left in the accounts (if not frozen) he will spend on lawyers As far as he is concerned, it’s heads I win – tails you loose! Any problems during the running of the business he will blame on the small group of « yes men goons » that he surrounds himself with, or the last person that left the deal. After a short while he will have changed company name and opened up in a different part of the world…
Titan - UK 1996
British Consumer Minister closes Titan pyramid scheme:
Freedom International - UK 1997
Freedom International is closed down by the DTI.
Fitzpatrick finally runs out of road in his native Lancashire :
SecureKeys - UK 1999
Another Fitzpatrick venture, where he even rips off his own Aunt ::
A quote for Judge Gee, who described the comments made by the Fitzpatricks as:
"ranging from the unbelievable to obvious nonsense
Guardearly - UK 2000
The Department of Trade and Industry's Insolvency Service said the orders were made in respect of their conduct as directors of Guardearly Ltd, ...
I just love Fitzpatrick’s quote on this :
"And at the end of the day people knew exactly what they were doing. If they want to go into a bookies and blow £2,500 on a bet they can. It is up to them. You decide."
Fitzpatrick and other family members are banned from being Company Directors
Igennex - UK 2001
Fitzpatrick claims he was a millionaire at 26– But in 1996 is declared bankrupt (easy to do on paper) and then claims he can’t pay anyone! Whilst living his champagne lifestyle.
An article in The Metro showing the direct links between Igennex and OMI
Igennex is closed down and becomes The Alpha Club
The Alpha Club - Australia 2001
The Alpha Club is closed and becomes Infinity Concierge.
Infinity Concierge - New Zealand 2002
The UK Department of Industry (DTI) investigates Infinity Concierge:
Statement by the NZ Government, who fine and close down Infinity Concierge:
Infinity Concierge changes into OMI Club
Omega Marketing International (OMI Club) - UK 2004
Go back and read this blog about OMI. Exactly the same problems as with Perfect4U :
OMI Club opens up in Ireland using the name Ignite Leisure
Ignite Leisure - Ireland 2005
Ireland’s Consumer Affairs Minister expresses concerns over Ignite Leisure. Video Clip from RTE
Read here about Ignite Leisure, which is registerd and owned by George Singh
OMI Club is closed down by the OFT. So they change name and become VIP Club
Very Important Persons? (VIP Club) - UK 2005
Office of Fair Trading Press Release about VIP winding up order:
The Independent newspaper article on The High Court Injunction against VIP and George Singh
BBC news article about VIP and OMI
Gurdeep Basra (Singh) and aliases is banned from being a Company director:
Millenium Leisure International (MLI) - South Africa 2006
Daily Mirror article about MLI :
Reserve Bank Probes MLI :
A blog on MLI can be found here
MLI was closed down by the authorities in South Africa. So It changed name to LMM…
Lifestyle Membership Management (LMM) - South Africa 2007
South African Press Article about LMI :
A blog on LMM can be found here :
LMM is deliberatly crashed by Fitzpatrick as he sets up and funds Exclusive Options…
Exclusive Options - South Africa 2007
As LMM dies in South Africa, Fitzpatrick sets up a new deal called Exclusive Options. This is a deliberate ploy to crash LMM and blame it on breakaway managers.
A different name is used in Botswana in an attempt to avoid detection…
C– Lifestyle Management - Botswana 2007
They even ripped off the poor in Botswana
So to the present time…
Perfect4U - USA and Canada 2008
Canada Online Blog about Perfect4U ::
RipOff Report here :
True Perfect4U testimonials can be found here :
and here :
And in the near future…
Name Change - Anywhere Stupid Enough Launching 2008
Exactly the same as all the other failed companies :
The above has taken only a couple of hours open source internet searching. There must be dozens more horror stories regarding Fitzpatrick, Singh and the history of Perfect4U.
In all of the above blogs the same lies are used to defend the company « I am a lawyer who has just joined « is a favorite, in order to try and add some false credability.
Money laundering and other charges still hang over Fitzpatrick, by The Scorpians Crime Unit in South Africa and Singh is also wanted for questioning by the police in Botswana
Fitzpatrick will do a hit and run with your money when Perfect4U is either closed down by the authorities, it crashes or is deliberatly bounced by him.
Please take the time to read all of the above before deciding to have anything to do with Robert Fitzpatrick, George Singh (and alaises) their cronies and Perfect4U !!!!!
Igennex Pyramid Scheme Buying Club
Sunday Mercury - Birmingham U. K. 02/24/02
A new pyramid selling scheme in the Midlands is persuading hundreds of people to pay pounds 1,600 each - with the promise of making them millionaires in less than a year.
Igennex Limited, formed last August, is enticing people to sign up at cult-like revivalist-style meetings held several times a week. www.igennexweb.com
The Sunday Mercury was present at one session where more than 100 participants were told they could easily reap nearly pounds 33,000 in six months with little effort. All they had to do is persuade family, friends and associates to attend the secretive meetings and then earn up to pounds 750 for each person who joins.
Members, which the company refers to as junior agents, are promised pounds 250 for each of the first two people they introduce, with the third signing promoting them to senior agent status - and earning them a further pounds 750.
Extra commission of pounds 500 is then paid for each of the first two people brought in by their new recruits - and then their first two new recruits in a repetitive chain.
In the three-hour meeting participants were told to stand up and clap in unison to dance music anthems while awaiting the arrival of the sales team. They were also told that the company had more than 2,000 members.
To ensure the pyramid scheme is legal, Igennex has to have a product for sale and ostensibly members are paying their pounds 1,645 fee to join the Igennex discount card scheme for ten years which claims to entitle them to up to 70% off products ranging from holidays to cars and weekly shopping trips.
The 18,000 companies affiliated to the scheme are said to include Mercedes, Debenhams, Comet, Currys and B&Q but a simple call to some of the High Street stores by the Sunday Mercury revealed that none had ever heard of Igennex.
It seems that what actually happens is that members who want to buy something, from B&Q for example, send £100 to Igennex, which then provides B&Q vouchers for, say, £105. So it is possible to get a discount - but it would take years to recoup that huge membership fee.
Members are told that they can only activate their discounts by contacting the Igennex Call Centre and quoting their membership numbers but the call centre is actually the company's advertised headquarters at Brindley Place.
It appears that far from making massive savings at the point of purchase, the discount scheme has strict limitations including having to buy goods up to a certain value before being able to access the discounts. Discounts may well be available but it would take years to recoup the huge membership fee.
The second half of the meeting, billed as the 'most exciting opportunity you will ever experience' is all about how members can make huge profits by selling memberships to others.
Guests are told that the rewards are so great after six months that they could easily afford to take a three month break in the Caribbean and still be making money. Participants are encouraged to shout and yelp in delight every time they are told how much money can be made through the scheme.
What they don't tell prospective members is that there is a fatal flaw. It needs a never-ending flow of new members to pay off all the people who have joined before them.
Investigation also revealed that Igennex, which claims to be formed by 'visionary entrepreneurs', has employed Robert Fitzpatrick as head of marketing.
Its brochures claim that 'in 1996 Fitzpatrick achieved an enviable position of becoming a multimillionaire at the age of 26. Today he lives in the United Kingdom part of the year and the other part he divides his time between his other properties around the world.'
In fact, he lives in Burnley Road in Accrington, Lancashire - and far from being a millionaire, he is a bankrupt with debts of more than pounds 330,000. In 1996 he headed a pyramid scam under the guise of Freedom International which recruited people through happy-clappy meetings similar to Igennex. Recruits paid £2,600, and were promised big commissions for every new member that they in turn signed up
In 1997 Freedom International was closed down after a Department of Trade and Industry investigation and in February 2000 Mr Fitzpatrick was declared unfit to be a company director and banned from company directorships for 11 years.
The website says that Igennex's international headquarters is in Arizona, but ownership of the site is registered to Edward Fitzpatrick, who lives in Holly Street, Accrington, Lancashire but he claims to be only a member and has no idea why it's in his name.
Current Igennex directors are brothers James and Charles Grant Parkes, who live in a palatial yet fortified home guarded by fierce Rottweiler dogs in Shatterford, near Bewdley, Worcestershire.
Charles Grant Parkes, 32, who also runs nursing homes in Birmingham, told the Sunday Mercury that Igennex was not a pyramid scheme but "a discount club and people have made hundreds of pounds worth of savings with us."
'I can assure you that we are recognised by all the companies we list but we do use an intermediary agency to run the scheme. That is why some of the companies you called may not have heard of us.'
He added: 'We are not doing anything illegal and we are a professional outfit.
'We are aware of Mr Fitzpatrick's past but he has a skill and is good at his job.' Trading Scheme Regulations introduced in 1997 outlawed pyramid schemes with a new penalty of up to two years in jail for unscrupulous promoters as well as anyone who actually joins the scheme or attempts to recruit others.
The law makes it illegal for a 'promoter or participant in a trading scheme to persuade anyone to make a payment by promising benefits from getting other people to join the trading scheme.'
All this is the key to Igennex. People are unlikely to pay hundreds of pounds for modest shopping discounts. But they might pay up if they were promised even bigger sums for recruiting others, which is exactly what Igennex does promise.
Its message is: Pay £1,645, recruit four new members - and it's all profit from then on.
One disgruntled Igennex member told the Sunday Mercury: 'It is all very secretive and people only hear about Igennex through word of mouth. "As a member, you are told to persuade others to join and you cannot go to a meeting unless you are a member's guest." 'You are promised all kinds of quick rewards and the contract is quite obscure with the terms and conditions hidden away.'
Tragic aunty 'ripped off'
From the Lancashire Evening Telegraph, first published Tuesday 10th Apr 2001.
A BUSINESSMAN and his wife have been ordered to repay nearly £50,000 after a judge said an elderly aunt appeared to have been "ripped off" before she died.
Robert and Michelle Fitzpatrick, of Burnley Road, Accrington, had the county court judgment made against them after other members of Maureen Skinner's family tried to retrieve money they said they owed.
The court heard relatives of Mrs Skinner, who lived in Beech Cresecent, Altham, and who died in January last year, aged 71, blamed Mr Fitzpatrick for making her very stressed because of mounting debt in the weeks leading up to her death.
But his wife today said after the hearing they would never have done anything to hurt Mrs Skinner and accused relatives of being jealous at the closeness of the relationship the couple had with her.
Burnley County Court heard that when she died, Mr Fitzpatrick's aunt was in debt for the first time in her life after agreeing to take out personal loans, credit card accounts and store agreements for Robert and his wife Michelle.
A total of 17 debts totalling £59,206.39 were presented to Judge Gee by Mrs Skinner's relatives, all of which, it was claimed, were taken out by Mrs Skinner but were for Mr and Mrs Fitzpatrick.
The judge said: "I have no hesitation in granting this judgement, the only pity is that it is very unlikely you will see this money paid back because of other issues."
All the debts have since been settled by Mrs Skinner's relatives, who argued that her name had been blackened by the actions of Mr Fitzpatrick.
The court was told that Mr Fitzpatrick had been banned from being a company director for 11 years last year for his involvement with a company called Guardearly.
Last January the Lancashire Evening Telegraph reported how the company operated an unlawful lottery and money circulation scheme that was described as dishonest and a swindle on the public and similar to the Titan pyramid selling scheme which affected East Lancashire investors in the mid-1990s.
Judge Gee agreed to sanction a judgment of £49,913.01 after being told some of the repayments had been reduced after Mrs Skinner's relatives had told creditors that their mother had been duped.
Mr and Mrs Fitzpatrick did not attend yesterday's court hearing, after he requested an adjournment which was declined by Judge Gee who said he felt Mr Fitzpatrick was 'playing with the law'.
Judge Gee completed the hearing, which was due to last two days, in two hours.
The court was told Mrs Fitzpatrick had claimed in letters to Mrs Skinner's daughter that the debt had been acquired to cover the elderly woman's extravagant lifestyle, which had led to her living in poverty.
This was dismissed by Judge Gee, who described the comments made by the Fitzpatricks as "ranging from the unbelievable to obvious nonsense."
He told Mrs Skinner's relatlives: "Your aunt's estate more than covered the debt so there was no need for her to take it out in the first place. It appears he was basically ripping his auntie off."
He added: "The judgement is against both of them because I feel they both benefited. I assume that by spending £300 on a store card for baby goods that both husband and wife will have benefited."
Judge Gee gave an example of the "ridiculous excuses" used by the Fitzpatricks to explain away the debts when he pointed out a £5,000 cheque was written out for one of Mr Fitzpatrick's later business ventures, SecureKeys, by Mrs Skinner.
The couple claimed the cheque was to cover expenses they might incur while Mrs Skinner was abroad on a cruise, such as paying her bills and getting shopping.
"That was obviously not the case," added Judge Gee.
Mrs Skinner's daughter, Brenda, told the court: "When she first died, I was too upset to go through all her paper work and just passed it all over to the solicitors.
"I first became aware that something was wrong when I saw some cheques had been written by my mother. She never wrote cheques, she did everything by direct debit so she knew where she was at.
"I made inquiries to the electricity board and found out the cheque was for the Fitzpatricks. The same happened again when I checked out a cheque to Hyndburn Council. That is when the penny dropped.
"We paid off the debts. There is no way the things on the store cards were gifts. If something was intended as a gift, she went out and bought it outright."
Speaking after the case, Mrs Davies, who had wept in court as she read out a letter from Mrs Fitzpatrick which apologised for causing stress, added: "We feel this judgement has helped to remove the tarnish which has been cast across my mother's reputation since her death."
Michelle Fitzpatrick said: "We expected this but we do not think it is right. The family are simply jealous at the closeness of the relationship we had with Maureen.
"We would never have done anything to upset her and I think people are stooping very low."