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TVI Express Lies Vol 5: scam, fake alliance, text pirate adds up to bogus author and fake reviews
Welcome to another volume of Review of TVI Express Reviews, where we pierce the lies of TVI Express members.
Today, we will break our pattern and review TWO articles at a time. Both are extremely short, and VERY badly written.
If you need an overview of the international scam known as TVI Express, please start at http://hubpages.com/hub/TVI-Express-is-an-international-scam
Today our highlight is on "TVI Express - Scam or Goldmine?" at http://www.articlesbase.com/business-articles/tvi-express-scam-or-goldmine-1258877.html, and "TVI Express: The Cold Hard Truth" at http://www.articlesbase.com/mlm-articles/tvi-express-the-cold-hard-truth-1556657.html
WHY NOT SCAM = FAIL
The article shows clear signs of regurgitating TVI Express marketing material with no investigation at all. While the article was posted last September, and many additional details have came to light, it is clear that the author had conducted NO confirmation of facts on his own. Just take the following statement, and its circular logic:
For example, some of their largest alliances include: Virgin, Hertz, Avis, Sheraton, Swiss International Airlines, Royal Caribbean, and Hyatt to name a few. If the company were a scam, would it be tied to all of these fortune 500 companies? Probably not. In fact, if it were in the least bit questionable, those companies would run screaming in the other direction. This fact alone should help put the majority of your fears to rest.
Or to deconstruct the paragraph:
1) TVI Express have all sorts of "alliances" (unproven)
2) If TVI Express is a scam it would not have alliances
3) TVI Express is not scam
Why is this a circular argument? You have to reorder 1) and 3), which then becomes:
If TVI Express is a scam, it would not have alliances. TVI Express has alliances, so TVI Express is not scam.
Both statements basically say the same thing, albeit differently. Thus, one cannot prove the other. It is a circular argument.
Furthermore, here's alliance can be obtained through fraudulent means, and there is NO PROOF of such an alliance. The author likely based this either on company marketing material (which actually does NOT state any particular partners), which has some logos on it. Could the author be mislead? Absolutely. But the point is the whole thing is misleading.
Furthermore, it was already documented by a Spanish Newspaper Mallorca Zeitung that Lufthansa, Avis, and Marriott object to their logos being used on TVI Express marketing material, falsely representing them as "partners", and have already initiated legal action against TVI Express.
Overall, this paragraph is a FAIL.
SHOULD YOU JOIN = FAIL
As the explanation on why the company is legitimate is proven to be bogus, the rest of the logic is suspect as well. However, we must still go through the motions.
Unfortunately, the rest of the article is also lousily constructed. For example, this is his reason why you should join TVI Express:
So the reason to join is "join early and profit". Of course, this ASSUMES that the business is legitimate. However, since we've proven that the logic used earlier is circular, and therefore, a fallacy, the reasoning here also collapsed.
To get involved with them now is to get in on a unique ground floor opportunity. The timing with TVI couldn't be better. For example, the United States is still an extremely new market for TVI. They have succeeded in other markets and are moving on to bigger and better things. Do you think anyone in the United States could use travel benefits and a way to make extra money? I think you can probably find a few people that fit that description.
What's more, the article never discussed WHAT the company does, or HOW do you succeed. You are left scratching your head at why is this article such a cheerleader piece that provided NO useful info at all.
Conclusion = FAIL
The author finally revealed his true intent: a recruiting site called TVI Team Builder, at the very end.
The article has no useful info, did NOT describe what the business is, and use a logical fallacy to "prove" TVI Express is not a scam.
It is worse than useless. It is indeed a lie.
SECOND ARTICLE = FAIL
So what did the second article say about TVI Express's legitimacy?
First and foremost, TVI express is not a scam! TVI is an acronym that stands for Travel Ventures International, a multinational conglomerate company dedicated to bringing today’s lifestyle consumers the most superior travel and hospitality products & services; this business system is the finest in the Industry and has been acclaimed and validated by Experts from around the globe. What does this mean? It means that TVI Express is a foolproof plan for wealth creation.
What the author did not tell you is he pirated this paragraph straight from the TVI Express website! From TVI Express "about us" webpage:
Travel Ventures International is a leading multinational conglomerate headquartered in London, United Kingdom. TVI Express is a dynamic company dedicated to bringing today’s lifestyle-conscious consumers the most superior travel and hospitality products & services, as well as providing a unique opportunity to promote TVI Express through Independent Distributorships.
The author even INVENTED the part about the business system "validated" by experts (which he did not bother to name or cite) to make it sound more legitimate.
And then he leads you on a merry-go-round where he links to another article on another site that says even less except repeat more company marketing material and invent some personal assurances with no evidence to back them up.
Again, BIG FAIL.
This is typical of TVI Express drivel you find all over the Internet.
In Volume 6, we will explore how TVI Express fan sites resort to Photoshop to provide "evidence" of TVI Express legitimacy.