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The following well-known Companies, Organisations and Individuals have been publicly critical of the Amway/Quixtar companies, products, or business model.

see also Endorsements


  • Dateline NBC


Uses real name

Scott Larsen

Robert Fitzpatrick

(anti-mlmer - Pyramid Scheme Alert)

Jon Taylor

(anti-mlmer - MLM-thetruth)

Dean Van Druff


Matthew Poulsen

Steve Hassan

self-described "cult expert". Never an IBO, his "studies" are based only on information he has been sent by critics.

Eric Janssen

wife was an IBO, part of Yager Internet

Lindy Mack

Debra Masselink

Grandfather was Walter Bass, one of the original Amway IBOs. One leg, downline of grew enormously, including Marsh/Britt/Yager and others. Finally qualified Emerald in the 80s, and passed away in the 90s. Deb's mother inherited the business and struggled to maintain the additional 2 legs, which did not participate in a system. The business was sold to Skip & Susan Ross. In recent times, she has come to a more favourable view of Amway. [1]

Eric Scheibeler

Bo Short

former Diamond, Resigned

Sidney Schwartz

Rick Ross

(cult stuff) never an IBO, never done any research into Amway

David Brear

(UK, about to publish a book, or so he claims). Never an IBO.

Imran Azziz

(Qblog plus QuixtarSucks blog) BWW

Russel Glasser

(perils of amway) never an IBO - was prospected and saw the plan in 1996. Attended a few meetings then became anti-amway after reading some information on the internet.

Dave Touretsky

amway/alticor/quixtar sucks never an IBO

Preston G.

aka Mevi. Downline of Woolgamot/Duncan in WWDB. Became inactive as an internet critic after a meeting with Brad Duncan.

Uses Pseudonym


Steve Nakamura, aka JoeCool, was an IBO in Hawaii in the 90s downline of Diamonds Scott & Cris Haramoto group, part of WWDB. He claims to have reached the 4000PV before quitting due to high expenses and low profit. He has created numerous anti-Amway blogs and active as an anti-Amway commentator in many other forums. He has been caught creating fake persona's to create fake blogs and comment posts in order to damage Amway and BSM companies reputations. Anonymous comments nu someone who clearly knows him "in real life" have indicated that one of JoeCool's former downline has since qualifed at Platinum.


IBO from 1997-1999, INA


Was an IBO in Canada in 1993, downline of Diamonds Rod & Rowena Jao. Runs an anti-Amway Yahoo Canada group plus comments on other forums



QIAC aka Bob Hart, runs a number of anti-Amway blogs. He was never an IBO, having a step-daughter involved.


see Preston G.


see Lindy Mack



never an IBO, has family involved and doesn't like it