It also seems that ZR doesn't cotton much to critics. A gentleman who posts under the screen name of K. Chang writes the "A MLM Sceptic" blog recently has seen his "Hub Page" blog about ZR removed by a take down notice from someone claiming to be a representative of ZR and informed that ZR's legal council (Kevin Grimes) would "want to weigh in" on this situation.
Link to a PDF copy of the complaint send by the ZR representative to the owners of Hub Pages (Rex Ventures Group being the parent company to ZR)
Seems fairly vague and farcical but HubPages took the page down without any investigation. A copy of an e-mail sent by the self identified ZR representative to Mr. Chang:
Robert Craddock (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I'm following up about the content you published on HubPages, regarding Zeek Rewards and companies connected with or believed to be connected with.
If you would respond with a number so I can discuss this matter with you
Rex Venture Group LLC
I think he was just fishing for personally identifiable contact info. Mr. Chang's reply:
Care to provide your bonafides first? I'm not releasing my phone number to anyone over the Internet
just because they *claim* to be from a particular business. Not to mention you're using a free webmail
address same as I am, one that never appeared on Google, and your name is not listed among Zeek
employees or RVG that I can see.
If you believe I have made a factual mistake in my hub, you are welcome to provide the proper facts,
and I'll gladly update them and analyze those facts.
As you have responded promptly, I believe you should have no problem in providing me with a list of
content RVG seem to have a problem with, within say, 48 hours. As this is over the weekend, I expect
to see a list by coming Monday by noon.
If I do not see one, I will then assume that you have no real objections to my hub, and request that
it be republished as soon as possible.
And this entire conversation via e-mail will be added to the hub itself, of course. (with addresses
redacted, if you wish)
Mr. Craddock's response:
I can understand that I'm not listed in the RVG pages, but I'm a consultant for Zeek and I'm the person that contacted Hub Pages. As I stated, I would welcome the opportunity to discuss the impact your posting has generated. As you are aware of, the posting is quite large and will take some time to go over the entire site but, if needed, I will start now and let you know in detail all our concerns. I do not expect to have it completed by Monday as Kevin Grimes, RVG corporate attorney will also want to weigh in on this discussion if that is what it takes to keep your posting from being re-published on Hub Pages or anywhere else, as we believe and know this story contains false information and is disruptive to our affiliates.
if you desire is to post a story about Zeek I'm willing to go over it with you or I can just make notes that are of concern on your posting, as I saved it in a PDF and get it back to you. This way everyone should be happy, but again that will take longer than just this weekend.
Please let me know how you would like to proceed as of now, this was a friendly request and no future action was planned.
I am told that Lynn Edgington of Eagle Research Associates will be republishing Mr. Chang's information in full as soon as possible so the content will be available to the public and for review by good people like the ones here. In my in no way professional opinion this is shaping up to be a classic SLAPP suit. When a company like Zeek Rewards starts throwing their high priced legal weight around in hopes of sweeping their critics under a rug I think it's time to get the word out about it. If they could beat us with facts they would, but they can't so plan B is trying to shut us up.