This Is Not a Pyramid Scheme!

I have a fantastic opportunity for you. It’s like a job but a lot better. It’s an opportunity to make unlimited income.

Pay only $399 for a starter kit, and then you can work as an independent salesperson for our company, selling the company’s great products on a commission basis.

Why should you
pay for this job, you ask? Okay, I realize paying for a job might seem unusual. But, you see, this opportunity is unique. By paying your $399 you gain not only the right to sell our products to the general public but also the right to recruit other salespeople to sell for the company. When you sign up new salespeople and they buy some of our products, you’ll get a commission on all their purchases, month in, month out. It’s like becoming CEO of your own sales company.

Best of all, you can make money right away by enrolling people that you already know and who already trust you.
Everybody is a candidate for this job. Who doesn’t want to make unlimited money?

Too many salespeople? No, there could never be too many. The market of people wanting extra income is always growing and our products fit everyone’s needs. But no matter how many more join, you would be making money on all of them, so you would want as many more as possible. Doesn’t that make sense? Read More...

Laughing into the Face of Fraud

Government regulators and most news media turn their heads or find other diversions from the reality of a fraud epidemic on Main Street America. But some comedians, movie producers, comic strip writers, and television sit-coms are finding rich material in the mass folly and pathos. Indeed, laughter, ridicule and satire may be the best weapons consumers have against wily pyramid promoters. So clever and disguised are their tactics that one risks entrapment by taking them seriously at all.

Here is a list of movies and clips on multi-level marketing fraud that not only bring a smile but also open eyes and minds. It appears that comedians and satirists see the fraud of multi-level marketing plainly, while regulators and the main stream media are flummoxed.
Enjoy!

The Obama Election and the Future of Multi-level Marketing

One Key Figure Sheds Light on MLM’s Future

Many have asked if the extraordinary shift in power in America – with the election of Barack Obama and a large Democratic majority in Congress and in many states – will affect regulation and law enforcement of pyramid schemes and multi-level marketing (MLM).

Frankly, whether “change” in this area comes about is unknown. However, the extraordinary career of one key figure may offer insight into the fate of “multi-level marketing” and “endless chain” schemes in the new political climate.

That national figure is the noted economist, Dr. Lasdwun N. Luzes. He is a popular speaker at Amway meetings, a lobbyist for the Direct Selling Association, a fierce critic of consumer protection and a fervent anti-regulation spokesman. The influence of this national figure has been largely overlooked in the mainstream media.
Pyramid Scheme Alert, however, has carefully tracked his work and observed the powerful effects of his often secretive dealings, which rival those of Vice-President Dick Cheney. Dr. Luzes is, in fact, a personal friend of Vice-President Cheney and one of the few people ever to visit the Vice-President’s “undisclosed location.” Read More...