QNet Cancels V-Con Dubai Leaving Thousands of Agents in Soup
Moneylife Digital Team 11 September 2018
QNet, the controversial multi-level marketing (MLM) scheme, has cancelled V-Con, its high-profile, flagship annual event that was scheduled to be held in Dubai between 8th to 12th September. The company has not given any reason for the sudden cancellation of V-Con, but thousands of independent representatives (IRs) or agents who were set to go to Dubai are seeking a refund the $350 each that they have paid to attend the event as well as their air tickets.
 
On its Facebook page, QNet says, “Due to circumstances beyond our control, unfortunately, we had to make the difficult decision to postpone V-UAE 2018.
This has not been easy for us. But we realise that proceeding with the convention under these circumstances would compromise the quality of the event.”
 
 
QNet does not mention what these 'circumstances’ were, for cancelling its prestigious event. According to sources, the V-UAE 2018 was cancelled after Saudi Arabia declared QNet as haram and activities of the MLM company as ‘misleading activity’. On 1 September 2018, the ministry of corporate Affairs in Saudi Arabia issued a warning against QNet saying that its activities are prohibited in the country. 
 
 
The Ministry of Commerce and Investment in Saudi Arabia says after investigation, it arrested a group of four persons one from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), a Saudi citizen and two Saudi women. "The defendants were involved in the coordination and making the necessary arrangements for QNet activities, such as reserving hotel halls and sending invitations to clients to attend the training on QNet marketing activities. Upon raiding the site, MCI inspectors found 20 members of both sexes attending the training, as per the invitation given to them by the four organizers. It has been found out that the attendants have paid more than Saudi Riyal (SR)200,000 in cash or as a remittance to the organizers' bank accounts. This is beside paying SR30 for each attendant," the MCI says in a release.

Network marketing activities are prohibited in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as per the Ministerial Decree, issued by the MCI, which stipulates the prevention of network or pyramid marketing, as well as the advertisement or the promotion for such illegal trade activity, or by any other means. This is in addition to the Ministerial Decree issued by the Ministry of Interior, which stipulates that the financial fraud issues are considered crimes punishable by arrest, the release says.
 
In an email response, Zaheer K Merchant, director for corporate affairs at QNet, says, “As stated in the Facebook post you referenced, we had to make a decision to postpone the event due to circumstances beyond our control. You will note that several other large events were cancelled or rescheduled in Dubai in recent months, including the Dubai International Film Festival. We have no further comment here.”
 
From India alone, there were about 10,000 independent representatives (IRs) who have booked flight tickets to Dubai and also bought tickets at $350 each for the V-Con event.
 
 
Several IRs, who paid money and booked tickets for the V-Con, are left in a lurch since they cannot get any refund. Instead, QNet is asking them to swap the V-UAE 2018 ticket with V-Malaysia 2019 or get the refund through their Quest account.
 
Talking about refund to IRs, Mr Merchant says, “As for those who have bought tickets to the convention, we are working with the different groups on either validating their ticket for future events or processing refunds if that's what they want.”
 
Earlier in April this year, QNet organised its V-Malaysia, where Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor shared the stage with Pathman Senathirajah, an accused and absconder in cases registered in India. The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Mumbai Police also had issued a look out notice against Mr Pathman. 
 
Mr Kapoor has been a regular since past few years at V-Con organised by QNet. Last year too he was there on V-Con and shared the stage with Mr Pathman and Vijay Eswaran, the chief of QNet and absconder in several cases filed against the MLM in India.
 
 
During the V-Con 2016, QNet says, besides Mr Kapoor, other Bollywood actors such as Jackie Shroff and Vivek Oberoi “went up on the V-Con stage in 2016 to share how they took the big leap to be where they are today.”
 
 
 
 
 
Commenting on the presence of Bollywood celebrities at V-Con, Mr Merchant from QNet, says, “...they were only invited speakers at our events. You may contact their respective offices for further comments.”
 
This year's V-Con, as the event is popularly known among QNet IRs, was scheduled to be held at Hamdan Sports Complex in Dubai, UAE.
 
Last month, the Supreme Court of India accepted a writ petition filed by Financial Fraud Victims Association against Vihaan Direct Selling Pvt Ltd, which is franchisee of QNet in the country. 
Comments
gurupreet
3 years ago
Hello Friends,
We have been receiving hundreds of enquiries from QNET VICTIMS across India asking on how to join the FINANCIAL FRAUDS VICTIMS WELFARE ASSOCIATION (FFVWA) which is fighting for the LEGAL RIGHTS of the QNET SCAM VICTIMS in SUPREME COURT of India. You can contact us on WHATSAPP on 9137721819 .

Congratulations to all FFVWA on our major mile stone and success in Supreme Court of India.

Before proceeding further I would like to mention that we are contactable on WHATSAPP on 9137721819 and victims can contact me on Whatsapp on this number only as my two phones were stolen in Delhi and my main number 7498053701 could not be recovered.

A brief summary on the need for forming the FFVWA is summarised in the two news stories below:

https://www.mid-day.com/articles/qnet-forms-financial-fraud-victims-forum-scam-gurupreet-singh-anand/17659179

https://www.mid-day.com/articles/victims-of-fraud-unite-to-catch-qnet-scamsters/19309192

As you are aware we have successfully fought the best criminal lawyers appearing for QNET SCAM till date including lawyers like Kapil Sibbal, Salman Kurshid, Mahesh Jhetmalani, Abaad Ponda…the list is long. The fight is being fought on LEGAL GROUNDS with good FACTS and DATA. The fight has not been easy and but each and every court that I have appeared and argued my case In-Person I have won inspite of BIG MONEY POWER/PRESSURES etc from the QNET SCAM supporters.

You can become part of our organisation FINANCIAL FRAUDS VICTIMS WELFARE ASSOCIATION (FFVWA) which is fighting for the LEGAL RIGHTS of the QNET SCAM VICTIMS in SUPREME COURT of India by downloading the membership form from

DropBox at

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2piy8eudhlz3oj6/FFVWA%20Membership%20Form.pdf?dl=0

and filing it properly and sending it across by courier to:
Anuja Kotecha (Joint Secretary)
Flat no 701, Nazreth Niketan,
Charath Singh Colony, Behind Dragon Fly Hotel,
Andheri-east, Mumbai: 400093
After having completed the form please take snapshots of the same and whatsapp to us on 9137721819.

Please beware there are no short cuts to refund, stay away from individuals who promise you refunds illegally using various tactics. Stay united and fight for your rights LEGALLY.

Regards
Gurupreet Singh Anand
Anuja Kotecha & FFVWA
Qnet Analyst
3 years ago
Approximately how many people you think are cheated with this scam?
Can someone please say approximately after how many months/years people realize it is a scam ? What are the pointers which make the IRs think it is a scam?

Is it -
1. Frustration
2. Losing Friends
3. Financial understanding
4. something else
dinesh Kumar
Replied to Qnet Analyst comment 2 years ago
I was also cheated by q net... There's lot of peoples being cheated wasting there life...this is a fraud company without no doubt... Pls save people's life from frauds Q net


dinesh Kumar
Replied to Qnet Analyst comment 2 years ago
Yes you are correct... Now I also Iose my childhood friend
Ramtanu Mukherjee
Replied to Qnet Analyst comment 3 years ago
Dear Qnet Analyst,

Option 4 I believe is your answer.
The backbone of the Qnet Business model is eating commission by adding people. It's that much simple.
Do you think a commission eating by people adding business is a scam or not?
civinvincent16
Replied to Ramtanu Mukherjee comment 2 years ago
i had one doubt if u run a company how do the company earn in this world everyone is earning only commissions those who are working for corporate worlds. ex coke its cost is 1.75rs u get it for 65 why?
Qnet Analyst
Replied to Ramtanu Mukherjee comment 3 years ago
good read on QNet
https://indiankanoon.org/doc/13579328/
Qnet Analyst
Replied to Ramtanu Mukherjee comment 3 years ago
Dear Ramtanu Mukherjee,

A genuine question : 'Do you think a commission eating by people adding business is a scam or not?'

Can you/anyone please explain why do people think that taking commission by adding people is a scam ?

A typical binary model where I know mathematically it is not possible for all to ge rich. But I have been asked by QNet IRs that they know it is a tree structure, but 'What is WRONG?' in it?
dinesh Kumar
Replied to Qnet Analyst comment 2 years ago
Shut up.. No need your opinion..Q net is fraud company..if qnet banned then more people life will be save...
Prashant Gupta
Replied to Qnet Analyst comment 3 years ago
Hey Qnet Analyst,

Get your figures i have been part of this bull shit and i know more than some of the people. You are doing organised crime and training people on how to question and dodge and make fools.
Vijay Raval
3 years ago
I respect Indian constitution and Supreme court but this is really too much how they just leave this criminal to go away from jail?????????????????????????????????/

If Qnet is there than whay India need Nirav Modi or Vijay Maliya ?
this is enough to brankrupt poor and middle class .
Vijay Raval
3 years ago
They are taking Advantage of Link on Google in which they are telling Supreme Court stay on all proceedings on Fierra and other people.
Vijay Raval
3 years ago
Dubai Cancelled Event is Organized in Gujarat Starting from Tomorrow 22nd September 2018 at Thaltej well known Hotel at India Standard Time @10.00 am

This is wake up call for us to interrupt them and wake up Government also.

All spread Qnet News in all whats up Group and facebook Account with their logo and their activity so we can stop fooling of other people.

Single message spread on whats up will definetly save some people life . do not regret on your mistake save somelife.
Sanjay Verma
3 years ago
Can anyone advise if it is possible to get a refund as the person who brought me into this business has washed his hands off & not even responding to my calls....Crooks all of them...Promised Financial Freedom and n return put me in heavy personal loan debt...I shall have no recourse left but to approach Delhi Police against these so called friends/uplines.
SKhan
Replied to Sanjay Verma comment 3 years ago
Hi Sanjay,

When was you product purchased and using which currency. If it is in refund period .. I can help you with the process of refund.
Sanjay Verma
Replied to SKhan comment 3 years ago
Almost 6 Months ago. I made a DD in Indian Rupees. Was given some fake travel packages. Is there any way to catch these bastards in New Delhi.
Aditya Jaiswal
3 years ago
Simply, Qnet people think they are Albert Einstein and rest all working class people in this world are Chu...... , I too got involved in this but thank to God and some my good deeds I came out all this nonsense within very short time. They say it will bring financial freedom but believe me guys it will bring bankruptcy definitely to anyone rather than financial freedom and lots of burden of loans.
Please do some ethical work guys don't show your people that you guys don't even care and respect for any kind of law in any country atleast if Qnet is so ethical and follow Gandhi ji's ,so please be ethical and don't break laws it will give negative impression that how can be a company talk about ethics if itself breaking laws.
Qnet Analyst
Replied to Aditya Jaiswal comment 3 years ago
What made you think it was Fraud?
Approximately how many people you think are cheated with this scam?
Can someone please say approximately after how many months/years people realize it is a scam ? What are the pointers which make the IRs think it is a scam?

Is it -
1. Frustration
2. Losing Friends
3. Financial understanding
4. something else
Sunil Shahdadpuri
3 years ago
QNet specializes in financial terrorism by playing with the emotions of an investor. I was conned into it by my colleague Reji Sams and his senior associate Makarand Patil (aka Mak) & Gurmit Singh in Dubai . I thank almighty that I could break out from their brainwashing sessions well in time before too much damage was done . I hope the other people who are still trapped in this network are able to see the reality before it's too late for them. As for QNet it's promoters should be put behind bars for making fake promises and also for selling fake products under the guise of e commerce business.
Manmeet Singh
Replied to Sunil Shahdadpuri comment 3 years ago
@Sunil Shahdadpuri,,, good morning sir, i just want to ask you some questions.

1)what kind of brainwashing do they do?
2)what do you mean by trapped?
3)what reality are you talking about?
4)what are the fake promises?
5)what are the fake products?
and

6) where are your associates now? what are they doing now?
jaideep shirali
3 years ago
It amazes me that when there are so many cases on against Q Net, there are advertisements from Q Net on national TV right now. How come ?
SriPavan Tadepalli
Replied to jaideep shirali comment 3 years ago
STFU you morons one company which has ruined the life of Millions of IRS and talk of ads any company the company calls itself a direct marketing company and does ads to promote itself.
Foot in your mouth !!
Vivek KAR
3 years ago
They are the biggest scam people who takes money in the name of trust. Cheated by "so called big "entrepreneurs Arti kumari and Farhana Khadeer. To name a few there are many up the ladder who just behave they have achieved big in life but fact is they take extra money without giving proper calculation. One of the worst decision of my life.
Saurabh Khanna
3 years ago
Even the Company name has the Word - CON. its founder responsibility to justify the name of the Company.
Sanjay Verma
Replied to Saurabh Khanna comment 3 years ago
Even the VCON is very apt for this mega scam event. Meaning WE will CON you. But nobody understood this subtle message, until now after people like us who spent so much money to land in Dubai only to be informed that its cancelled due to unavoidable circumstances...What a CON....!!! I lost more than INR 500,000 for the initial investment & travel expenses from New Delhi.
Bhuvaneswaran K
3 years ago
There are companies that feed on greed of people. Somehow I escaped a trap of one such MLM company.
robin cjoseph
3 years ago
Is there any way to get my money back, I am late to understand about these,,,,,,, business. Don't play with my life.
Bala Murugan
Replied to robin cjoseph comment 3 years ago
Robin,
Your number ?
robin cjoseph
Replied to robin cjoseph comment 3 years ago
If its a true successful businesses then refund my 150000, and my friends to
Sneha Pawaskar
3 years ago
Hahahahahhahahhahaahhaa...ppl will never get there refund back..ghumte reh jaenge IR log..the cancellation of Dubai VCon is the realization for ppl who r trapped in QNET fraud.. believe me guys..VCON is just a waste of lots of money..I have experienced it..it's time to back of and fight against these bastards..Lootere..
Aditya Jaiswal
Replied to Sneha Pawaskar comment 3 years ago
Kutte hai saale , khud ki cars and kuch 20 -25 logo ki lifestyle dikha ke youth ko barbad kar rahe hai
Sanjay Verma
Replied to Aditya Jaiswal comment 3 years ago
In short, chutiya banaa rahen hai sabko financial freedom ke naam pe…!!!
kuldeep sharma
Replied to Sneha Pawaskar comment 3 years ago
You are right, no refund. just show off krte hain ye log aur pagal bnane ka kaam hai inka. they don't even tell you that it's Network Marketing, forget that they will tell you the name of the company .
Arvind Ankam
Replied to Sneha Pawaskar comment 3 years ago
Even i have lost more than 4lacs of rupees and I was there in Malaysia this April 2018 thought to change my life inspired by my brother and I actually got inspired and learned how to waste big amount of money in just few days.. Hahaha ha Im still roaming around police stations for my refund and police simply says "No" RIP Qnet hope all of its future Vcons get cancelled all over the world..
Sandeep Sharma2
Replied to Arvind Ankam comment 3 years ago
Idiot u will roam whole life...this time qnet..next time znet....bcs u r made for this only.
Sonuu Tilwani
3 years ago
Great news 😀😀😀 I believe people have learned that their money is anyways looted... There is still time for people to understand to back off than paying more, many people have taken loans to go to event, aand are paying heavy intrests, like 80% of their salary goes in EMI , coz of joining Qnet, and if their so called close friends tell them to join Qnet , why don't they tell them about company or refund before hand, and why they don't pay Thier EMIS as promised ..... Scam company, now atleast ppl understand it's a scam
Sandeep Sharma2
Replied to Sonuu Tilwani comment 3 years ago
Event cancelled first time..and u came out of cocoon.....you pay their emis
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