Prosecutors charge US holiday firm owners

TAIWAN OPERATIONS: WorldVentures is like a classic pyramid scheme, with people required to pay NT$8,800 to join, as well as a monthly fee of NT$2,000, prosecutors said

Taipei Times
Date: Jun 20, 2019
By: Jason Pan  /  Staff reporter

Taipei prosecutors yesterday charged the US owners of WorldVentures Taiwan (環宇全球公司), Kenneth Edward Head and Jonathon Starks McKillip, with contravening the Multi-Level Marketing Supervision Act (多層次傳銷管理法), which protects people from pyramid schemes.

On the international business registry, the former is listed as Eddie Head, president and chief strategy officer of WorldVentures Holding Ltd, while the latter was listed as a director until he resigned in 2011.

WorldVentures Holding is WorldVentures Taiwan’s parent company and is registered in Cyprus.

The company’s international Web site says that WorldVentures has been the world’s leading direct seller of vacation club memberships for more than 10 years, offering travel services and “DreamTrip” packages at discount prices.   [FULL  STORY]

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