The Internet is a giant bulletin board open to anyone who wants to post a message and, because it's largely unregulated, it's easy for anyone to post opinions, spread rumors, make misleading or false statements, or even build entire websites devoted to whatever topic he or she desires.
Because this is so, all major American companies have critics online. And because negative comments are often reprinted on other sites - few of which do their homework or simply don't care - it often appears that there is far more criticism than actually exists.
The bottom line is: Do your homework. Remember how inaccurate rumors are, online or off. And Ask the IBOAI or Amway and/or a successful IBO about anything that concerns you. Want to succeed? Ask a successful person.