News Summary: Marketer tempts with offer of wealth

AP News
Posted: Nov 15, 2012 3:37 PM

NEW FRONTIER: Vietnam is the latest frontier for Nu Skin, which has stormed through Asia, racking up huge profits despite regulatory scrutiny over its marketing practices and the efficacy of its anti-aging products.

HOW IT WORKS: The Utah company set up in Vietnam in August, a time of stuttering economic growth. It markets its goods via a network of independent distributors who earn a commission on the volume they sell.

CAVEAT EMPTOR: Nu Skin's website warns that the business is not a "get rich quick program," but that hasn't deterred potential recruits in a country where the average income is about $3,000 a year.