Anyone Know Christa Hood? Biggest Visalus scam ever right here in Rome!!!

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Dave Hobbs

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Sep 3, 2012
 
want to truth about a vi life failure story?
Just google 247 painter rd. Or Christa Hood. Or visalus scam Rome ga
Read the propery crunch report about this real life scam with visalus and just the plain nasty people and the truth about their home getting robbed. It never happend and they went on Facebook and asked for items. No arrest have ever been made due to the fact it never happend. They live like pigs
Also check out the cartersville topix page on visalus near the 5 page
Truth Hurts
Don't fall for that hags lies about free BMW and 6 figure income. It's all a lie
Loving life

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Sep 3, 2012
 
i always seen her Facebook post, they are trash. I got her off my Facebook ASAP. All my friends had asked what is up with her. No one cares about your weightloss scam
Go clean your house nasty girl
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Sep 3, 2012
 
I searched it. That's some funny crap.
Wow just goes to show just how sick those vi lifers are.
Come on. Make millions , free bmws and lose weight

Come on everyone already knows it is a scam

O and by the way. I think these people have moved into my neighborhood.
They sale that crap and they will not get the hint no one wants to be bothered with the constant begging to come over and drink shakes with them. And now after reading what thief last home was like I'm happy I never did. Nasty nasty nasty
Gross life not vi life.
Melinda M

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Sep 5, 2012
 
Holy Cow!!!
Wow that's some good stuff
I sale homes for a living, I did some checking and yes that home at 247 painter rd Rome ga is or was foreclosed and was owned at one time here resentlety by Robert S Hood and his wife.
Just fact checking
I also had a good laugh at all the comments here on topix about her

I believe that vi life is a scam too
Christa Rowan Hood

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Sep 9, 2012
 

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Small minded people talk about people.

My home was robbed at 247 Painter road. The people who robbed my home have started these posts. My home is NOT foreclosed on, If you want to see how ignorant these people are just go check public records or better yet call the tax office. I own my home. The people involved will be prosecuted. My case is with Major Wallace of the Floyd County Police Department and now in the hands of the District Attorney and charges are being discussed and the lies will be told in front of a jury. These things take time so the thieves think they have gotten away with it. I have faith in the justice department that this is being handled. I am considering hiring an attorney to "speak" for my family I will not stop until every single person involved is prosecuted. These facts can easily be checked, call for yourself :)

As far as Facebook posts. I have never once asked anything from anyone but prayers for the thieves and my family. We did have precious items taken from us that no money in the world can replace. We also did have items that are worth money. The insurance company offers to give depreciated value on items, However the courts order FULL value and This will be presented in court and If convicted they will have to pay all costs involved. I have faith.

The people involved in these threads, if you google their names they have been arrested for drugs around minors and all sorts of drug charges seems like they all stick together.

As far as the teacher from "the school" in Armuchee that my children have attended. I made some bad choices as a parent with smoking, I wish my parents would have beat the snot out of me growing up maybe that would of helped. I have quit smoking before and have changed that. I do not smoke in my home and my home is very clean. My old home was old and so hard to keep up. I did my best. One of the reasons we moved out was because of so many issues and got ourselves a beautiful home now.

Visalus has earned me a much nicer lifestyle then we had in the past. I didn't "win" a FREE BMW I earned it with the companies car plan for achieving my current rank with the company.

I would think someone with an education or even a brain would clearly see Visalus is a company that is number one in a 115 year industry. I dont believe the Doctor of wellness of the United States would create a product that is a "scam" You may not want to get healthy, lose weight or even fire your boss and be home with your children, but that is my choice and I am doing it.

As far as me running a scam....I work with churches, pastors, top doctors and people all over the United States please feel free to add me to facebook Christa Rowan Hood and follow what we actually do. Visalus is not a cure, just The best nutrition on the planet and my 10 year old daughter went into remission because of it....If I was a liar, I am pretty sure I would of been out of business a long time ago and my business would not be as big as it is....I encourage you to do your own homework and If you need my help then I will help you. We are having an event next weekend in Charlotte If you would like to be my guest I would love to have you.

I do travel to attend my events and help so many people and when you start building and living your dreams people will try and steal them away...This wont ever happen. So feel free to continue to post I wont re visit, I decided to respond to this thread just because I know there is someone who will maybe reach out and needs my help.

So many clues were given away in these threads of the people involved robbing my home and I thank you for this information.
Christa Rowan Hood

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I dont claim to be a Christian I am one and because I am I have compassion for these people, they obviously needed our items and the "foreclosed" story to try and somehow justify they had "permission" but I believe they will be prosecuted by a jury of their piers and by God. He knows who is being truthful and telling lies.

All the people in these threads have been identified and will be contacted and I will have everyone subpoena to appear in court as I believe it will help my case. I THANK YOU for this...

Whatever you do in life, don't talk about people, don't take things that don't belong to you and If you are going to lie or claim facts that are not true, you might want to get better at it. Dream Big and find a purpose. Shame on you for voicing your opinion and being a part of this and while you are sitting in jail I will pray for you all. If you are interested in buying my home on Painter rd please let me know or interested in renting it out. We haven't decided if we want to fix up the home and maybe give a family a home who cant afford it or sell it. God Bless you all and I hope and pray that even YOU deserve a happy life and should also be forgiven..

Christa Rowan Hood
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This chick is wack...
Vi life brain washed

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Sep 19, 2012
 
Visalus Truths | 3 hrs ago
How Much Money Does the Average ViSalus Distributor Make?

Thanks to some great sluething by commenter Brandon, we can crunch some numbers and find out how much the average ViSalus distributor makes. According to ViSalus’ May 4th, 2012 press release, ViSalus brought in $136.7 million with “over 92,000 distributors” in the most recent quarter. That’s $1485.87 per distributor. Since a quarter is three months, it comes out to about $495 a month per distributor. That’s Visalus sales.

The commissions paid out to distributors has to be a fraction of that since ViSalus needs money to produce the product and pay corporate. If we were to be extremely generous and presume that ViSalus pays out half of the $495 number to distributors, each distributor would average around $250 in revenue a month… not profit. The distributors themselves have to buy $125 worth of the product per month unless they sell $200 worth of product per month (cue the unnecessarily complex compensation plan intended to confuse the average distributor) or else they sacrifice their commission. Because selling $200 a month is hardly guaranteed, most buy the $125 a month and use it themselves.

The $250/mo. revenue is $3000 a year. However, they give up $125/mo. The actual profit is much lower after spending $125 for the product, the Vi-Net Pro subscription, tools such as brochures, and travel costs for conferences like the recent one in Miami.

It’s worth noting that if those 92,000 are all on the default Vi-Net Pro (I expect a small amount will be on Swipe and Lite, balancing them out a bit), ViSalus is booking some $32 million ($348 * 92,000) of it’s $136 million in sales of websites and Success magazine just to its distributor base.
So there you go!!!! 
The real truth about the visalus scanners. What dumb ass you all are. 
Do you even have a BMW. Shame On You
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bmw scam so true

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The ViSalus BMW Scam
Whenever you hear about the business of ViSalus, you’ll like come across three letters: BMW. Prospective distributors are getting pitches of “free BMWs.” However, that could be further from the truth. The BMWs are not free. If you were to qualify for a BMW from ViSalus, you’d be wise to refuse it. Why? I’ll get to that in a second. First, let me cover…

The ViSalus BMW Pitch

This is the pitch straight from the compensation plan:

“Since ViSalus™ knows our distributors are people who align themselves with only the BEST, and aspire to live the ‘Vi–Life’, it is only fitting that our producers be recognized in a way that echoes their commitment to excellence: The ViSalus Bimmer Club!

By reaching the level of Regional Director or higher, ViSalus Distributors qualify to join the prestigious Bimmer Club and become eligible for a monthly BMW Bonus that goes toward a ViSalus–branded black BMW.”

Take a minute and notice the language here:“the BEST”, the “aspire to live the ‘Vi-Life’”,“the prestigious Bimmer Club.” How could you not want to be a part of that, right?

So why should you refuse the BMW? The fine print shows that they’ll give you the $600/mo. only if you maintain the level of sales in your downline. If you understand the churn rate in MLM, you know that somewhere between 60% and 90% of your downline will drop out each year. Thus maintaining the level for the BMW is difficult. That itself wouldn’t be a problem, except for one little thing, The BMW is in your name.

If sales drop, you need to come up with the payments on the car. This can be especially difficult because, well, your sales have dropped so you are earning less. Distributors are finding that their credit gets ruined because the BMW got them saddled with an expense that they couldn’t afford. The alternative to the BMW is to take a $300/mo. bonus in cash. It isn’t the flashy BMW, but you avoid the strings attached.

It reminds me of the mortgage lenders in 2004 and 2005 offering people adjustable rate loans to give them low initial payments. Many people found that this allowed them to afford their dream house (i.e.“the BEST”, the “prestigious house”), but when the rates re-adjusted they had big financial problems. The people who were smart didn’t get seduced by the dream and made the wise financial decision with minimal risk.

If ViSalus was a reputable company looking to do the right thing for its distributors, they’d offer them the option to assume the lease if their sales don’t qualify. They don’t do that. Instead the plan seems to saddle distributors with an expensive BMW so that they have extra motivation to make sure that their sales don’t drop. Finally, you don’t have to drive around in a big advertisement.
scam awwee YES

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Sep 21, 2012
 
Is ViSalus a Pyramid Scheme?
The answer, in my opinion, is yes! I realize this is a serious accusation, but follow me on this. First watch this video about the “ViSalus Refer 3, Get Next Month Free!” program:
Before I get to the pyramid scheme part let’s get to the false claim made in the first 20 seconds,“It allows everybody… do it at absolutely no cost.” It is mathematically impossible for everybody to do it at no cost. For every single person doing it at no cost, there must be at least 3 times the product paid for from others. There is no situation where everyone gets the product for free. Of course, it would put the company out business, so that’s not to be expected, but this false marketing shouldn’t be allowed.
If you understand how it works, you end up referring other people to buy product. In the video, the spokesman makes a special point of saying that you are referring “customers, not distributors” to buy kits. However, those “customers” are in fact distributors as they can do the same. At the 3:30 mark it is confirmed by the spokesperson saying (paraphrasing)“if one of your customers refers three customers and get their kit for free, you still get yours.” In other words, ViSalus has just confused the traditional definition of an MLM distributor with a customer in this video. It still hits what the FBI says about pyramid schemes:
“At the heart of each pyramid scheme is typically a representation that new participants can recoup their original investments by inducing two or more prospects to make the same investment.”
There’s also this from the FTC:
“Not all multilevel marketing plans are legitimate. Some are pyramid schemes. It’s best not to get involved in plans where the money you make is based primarily on the number of distributors you recruit and your sales to them, rather than on your sales to people outside the plan who intend to use the products.”
In referring people you have not made a sale to someone outside of ViSalus, but recruited what amounts to a distributor who can refer others as well. This person is now considered “within ViSalus” rather than outside ViSalus. It is a very, very tricky thing for most people to understand without having experience in looking into these schemes.
The FTC has put out a lot of documentation on this. I’ve compiled it into a guide atMLMs Vs. Pyramid Schemes. The thing that dooms this ViSalus program to being a pyramid scheme is that sales aren’t to end customers, but to people who are essentially distributors since they too can refer others.
Bottom line: Wikipedia defines scam as aconfidence trick, and the marketing around ViSalus Vi-Shape Shake is clearly designed to deceive. It might be worth me spending a little more time looking into what else this company is doing.
Update: From ViSalus’ IPO filing, CNBC found this beauty:“we do not believe that we are subject to laws regulating pyramid schemes… there is a risk that a governmental agency or court could disagree with our assessment…”
If there wasn’t a very real risk of ViSalus being a pyramid scheme, there would be no need to warn about it. Do you think IBM or McDonalds has such disclosures in their SEC filings? Hint: They don’t.
scam awwee YES

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Sep 21, 2012
 
this is from a famous visalus scammer Christa Hood, just read this crap and see what this company has done to her brain... let's fact check...
Pure entertainment I must say
what is a 115 tear industry?
and who is the Dr of wellness I googled it and nope nothing...
even better can we see your BMW, nope cause you don't have one.
awwww love this..
and the lie about your daughter is really the show stopper
Go clean your house... and get a real job your day is coming, visalus will not keep on brain washing and lying forever

Visalus has earned me a much nicer lifestyle then we had in the past. I didn't "win" a FREE BMW I earned it with the companies car plan for achieving my current rank with the company.
I would think someone with an education or even a brain would clearly see Visalus is a company that is number one in a 115 year industry. I dont believe the Doctor of wellness of the United States would create a product that is a "scam" You may not want to get healthy, lose weight or even fire your boss and be home with your children, but that is my choice and I am doing it.
As far as me running a scam....I work with churches, pastors, top doctors and people all over the United States please feel free to add me to facebook Christa Rowan Hood and follow what we actually do. Visalus is not a cure, just The best nutrition on the planet and my 10 year old daughter went into remission because of it....If I was a liar, I am pretty sure I would of been out of business a long time ago and my business would not be as big as it is....I encourage you to do your own homework and If you need my help then I will help you. We are having an event next weekend in Charlotte If you would like to be my guest I would love to have you.
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Sep 21, 2012
 
Let me explain why most of you MLM'ers here are slightly delusional, something that many people here are trying to tell you.

Yes, both an MLM and a 9-5 day job structure are in the shape of a pyramid. However your day job doesn't require you to pay money to get hired, unlike MLM initiation fees, nor does it require you to buy minimum amounts of products every month. Imagine you worked in a car parts store and every month you'd be required to purchase $250 worth of car parts. Wouldn't that be silly? Yeah, I thought so. Also a regular job doesn't push you to recruit more people to work for them or underneath you. That's typically what MLM companies do, as well as pimps and drug dealers. Just sayin.

If the MLM product you're trying to pitch is so great, then trust me, it would be sold in the stores. But it's not, so instead of educated nutritionists selling these shakes, the company will take ANYONE off the street to peddle them to their friends and family, ANYONE who pays the initiation fee with promises of riches in the long run. Why should I trust my health to some company I've never heard of, with my daily nutrition sold by someone who probably never had a day of nutrition or fitness training ever in their life? Best way to lose wieght? Keep calories low, and excercise. There are no shortcuts. None.

If you'd like to hold on to your friends, please keep your MLM business and friend activities seperate. Don't spam your facebook about your products day in and day out, keep personal parties and product demos seperate, and respect the fact that not everyone will agree with you about your products or want to be a distributor. I've had "friends" who post 30 articles a day about their MLM products, whose posts I had to permantently hide because it was just too much spam, to "friends" who sent out invites to their birthday/moving/going away/summer bbq parties at which there would be quick product presentations about their MLM business. If I wanted a presentation I'd ask for one. I don't care to go to a LEISURE party only to be pitched stuff about some business, especialy by a "friend". Imagine if I worked at a bakery, and all I'd post about on facebook was breads, and more breads, and when I'd throw parties at my place I'd make every one learn more things about how bread is made and how great it is. I think everyone would get tired of it all quite fast. That's how we feel when you MLM'ers spam us with your MLM flavour of the day idea.
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Sep 21, 2012
 
Lastly, if you're going go all out and promote your company and scream as to how great it is, perhaps you should do it after achieving some level of success first. Bragging how Visalus will give you a free Bimmer, or how 25 people a day qualify for free Bimmers is all great but why aren't you the one driving the "free" car? Your friends might believe you once you get to that level yourself, but until then, shut up and work hard. And besides, the free Bimmer is not free. You'll get up to $600/month reimbursed if you drive a black BMW and achieve a certain level of product sales. If you fall off that level, you'll lose the reimbursement. Simple as that. Plus, if your credit is crap and you don't qualify for a lease through BMW financial, you're not going to get any BMW lease whatsoever. Now here's an idea. Start your own small business, and you can too write off your lease payments when doing tax returns. Work in sales? Same thing. Nothing special here. Oh yeah, and to those who think that your company somehow created a black BMW shortage and that BMW created special colors just for Visalus (somewhere in the comments way below), please lay off the crack pipe and grow up. Just another brainwashing you got from your upline.

The reason I'm writing all this? I've known many people who pitch whatever MLM product is hot as the next best thing, trying to recruit me, only to change their pitch a year later about some other MLM scam they say is even better than the previous one. Keep this in mind kids: those who are successful in an MLM business, whether they're your upline or someone way higher who are making a ton of money, have the personality to be successful at ANY sales job. They can sell hot tubs, crayons, or fanny packs, and they'd make a killing off it, just because they are good at selling anything. Every company has these superstars. Don't think that they are good because of the product they pitch. They were born good or they trained to be good and can apply their selling skills anywhere.

Good luck!
Linda

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Sep 21, 2012
 
Hey her daughter goes to school where I work, every morning she would drop that child off and you could see cigarette smoke barreling out of that van, the smell was aful that van is so nasty. So the stories out there about Thier house and the condition they lived in has got to be true

She even tries to sale that crap to us at the school. Talking about children and how Thier parents must buy it saying that if they did not they must not care about their children's future. How dare her try and pad her pockets off of a child's problems and then try to guilt parents
Why doesn't she look at her own kids. I could go on and on. Her other kids came to this school. We have seen all the get rich fast scemes she has talked about in the past , she needs to clean up her house and start cooking a balanced meals for those kids. I bet she smokes in the home ad well
What a shame. Shame on you

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Christa Rowan Hood wrote:
I dont claim to be a Christian I am one and because I am I have compassion for these people, they obviously needed our items and the "foreclosed" story to try and somehow justify they had "permission" but I believe they will be prosecuted by a jury of their piers and by God. He knows who is being truthful and telling lies.
All the people in these threads have been identified and will be contacted and I will have everyone subpoena to appear in court as I believe it will help my case. I THANK YOU for this...
Whatever you do in life, don't talk about people, don't take things that don't belong to you and If you are going to lie or claim facts that are not true, you might want to get better at it. Dream Big and find a purpose. Shame on you for voicing your opinion and being a part of this and while you are sitting in jail I will pray for you all. If you are interested in buying my home on Painter rd please let me know or interested in renting it out. We haven't decided if we want to fix up the home and maybe give a family a home who cant afford it or sell it. God Bless you all and I hope and pray that even YOU deserve a happy life and should also be forgiven..
Christa Rowan Hood
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Sep 21, 2012
 
Visalus is being investigated by Health Canada and the Competition Bureau Canada because of its health claims and deceptive marketing practices:

http://www.cbc.ca/morningediti ...

TOLD YOU SO...
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Sep 23, 2012
 
What a story is all this true? I know her
Told u so visalus scam

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Sep 26, 2012
 
Shares of Blyth Inc. tumbled more than 20 percent after the opening bell, after the company's ViSalus subsidiary withdrew its initial public offering, citing uncertain market conditions.
ViSalus, Blyth's weight-loss, energy-drink and nutritional-supplement business, said that while its sales have more than quadrupled in the first half of this year, its management believes that the current market won't value the company fairly if its goes public now.
"We have complete confidence in our long-term growth prospects, and we have the team on board to achieve our goals," ViSalus CEO Ryan Blair said in a statement.
Blyth said in August it would spin off ViSalus through an initial public offering worth up to $175 million.
The Greenwich, Conn.-based company also sells home accessories, including candles under the Cape Cod and Colonial brand names, and home fragrances. It sells through several websites, the Miles Kimball catalog, and a direct selling arm that operates PartyLite house parties. It also owns the Sterno brand of fuel, used for tabletop heating.
Some industry observers weren't sure that the spinoff was in the best interest of the overall company and its shareholders. Last week, Moody's Investors Service lowered its outlook on Blyth to "negative" from "stable," citing concerns about the IPO.
Moody's said at the time that Blyth's core candle and home fragrance business is struggling and will likely continue to do so in this economy. The company may suffer after a spinoff as the weight loss business, which has grown rapidly, helps offset that weakness. Additionally, Blyth already has a tight cash position that could be worsened by the split, Moody's said.
In morning trading, Blyth shares fell $5.95, or 18.3 percent, to $26.62, after dropping as low as $25.16 after the market open.
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Sep 30, 2012
 
Visalus going broke. Sounds true to me. Guess this Hood lady will haft to find another way to steal from people. I hear she always has a good scam going. Just ask anyone that knows her. She even told my aunt some yrs back she was going to school to be a cop. Hahahaha. We always knew she was trash
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Dec 19, 2012
 
Beware credit card theft!!! Don't give your credit card number to Christa Hood in Rome ga. She is under investigation for stealing her customers credit card numbers and running up Thier cards. What a shame. Girl your day is coming. Lololol. Can't wait till you get all you deserve!!! Don't eat any food at her parties cause your credit card may be paying for it , if you purchased any visalus from her
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Jan 11, 2013
 
Hahahahah hahahhaa. So true

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