Join 3,496 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)

7 posts tagged with marketing and scam. (View popular tags)
Displaying 1 through 7 of 7. Subscribe:

Is Forever Living Products a scam? should I beocme a seller?

My compadre asked me to become a seller of Forever Living Products. They told me I can make a lot of money, and they told me they became millionaires by selling this product. They told me they now travel the world, but they used to be school teachers. Is this a legitimate product? It seems like it might be a scam? Can someone please tell me the history on the product? I am Mexican immigrant and I don't know much about it. Thank you
posted by kikithekat on Jul 2, 2013 - 19 answers

ViSalus Science: color me skeptical

Please tell me everything you know about the ViSalus Science Program. [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Aug 17, 2011 - 4 answers

This "health company" sells salt water in a bottle.

How do I convince my father that this so-called "business opportunity" is a complete scam? [more inside]
posted by ardent on Jul 29, 2011 - 22 answers

Earth Class Mail - Solid or Scum?

Earth Class Mail - great idea that I'm willing to pay for, but concerned about sleazy marketing tactics. Anyone with any experience with this company? [more inside]
posted by ezola on Sep 3, 2007 - 15 answers

Experiences with Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing?

My aunt just sent me an e-mail linking to a site she set up for "Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing". Before I even brought the home page up, it felt quite a bit like Herbalife and other pyramid schemes just from reading the e-mail. Indeed, one of the first links on Google is a scam.com message board. To save me having to sort through thousands of Fortune Marketing pages on google, does anyone have any personal experience with this company or any information my aunt should be aware of? [more inside]
posted by Eideteker on Jan 16, 2005 - 1 answer

ACN Scam?

My mother has gotten herself involved in this ACN thing, whose 'opportunity' page just stinks of pyramid scheme. (Her current significant other has history with another so-called 'internet business'.) I suppose I don't have a huge problem with this alone, but the pyramid effect has set in, and I'm now receiving calls applying not-so-subtle pressure to join in, help out, save on my bills, make money, the works. On top of this, she's also asking for contact info for friends, an obvious attempt at generating leads. So, two questions - first, I'm certain this ACN thing is a scam, and would like to show my mother this, but am having trouble finding concrete proof online... testimonials, news pieces, et cetera. Can someone assist me with this? And second, how do I tell my mother, in a respectful way, to lay off the frigging marketing already?
posted by danwalker on Aug 6, 2004 - 10 answers

Tell me about Mary Kay.

My wife is considering getting into Mary Kay. The sales pitch sounds good, and everyone she knows who's involved with it has said it's a good thing. So naturally I'm suspicious that it's too good to be true. Is there a catch? Anyone had personal experience with Mary Kay?
posted by oissubke on Feb 16, 2004 - 20 answers

Page: 1