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My boss invited me to a pyramid scheme.

When a person holds some sway over your career path, how do you tell him that you don't want to join his network marketing team? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 30, 2013 - 20 answers

How to address a co-worker shamelessly pushing her home business at work?

I'm looking for advice on how to tell a nice, but shameless coworker who keeps trying to sell everyone her "super juice" product that she really needs to stop. [more inside]
posted by Serendipitous on Jun 22, 2012 - 27 answers

Quality essays or investigative pieces about pyramid schemes?

Quality essays or investigative pieces about pyramid schemes? [more inside]
posted by Cwell on Jan 17, 2012 - 6 answers

MLM party for a bachelorette

I take an ethical stance against MLMs (multi-level marketing companies) but a friend is having a Passion Party (think tupperware party, but for overpriced sex toys) as her bachelorette party. Am I obligated to go? [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman on Nov 10, 2011 - 39 answers

I can't just uninvite her, can I?

How should I handle my mom wanting to promote her most recent Pyramid Scheme at my Wedding? [more inside]
posted by holdkris99 on Oct 20, 2011 - 69 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

World Financial Group scares the heck out of me...

Please share your knowledge of and/or experiences with World Financial Group. [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Feb 24, 2011 - 2 answers

How to cope with a MLM-programmed sibling?

My older brother, who has been swindled by MLM (multi-level marketing) scams in the past, has gotten involved in yet another. Have any of you dealt with a family member in this situation? Is there anything I can do, or do any of you have suggestions on how to cope with this? [more inside]
posted by catfood on Jan 3, 2007 - 31 answers

BurnLounge? Pyramid Scheme?

What is BurnLounge? A pyramid scheme? Anyone have any experience with? [more inside]
posted by bilbo baggins on Sep 19, 2006 - 12 answers

Debunking Magic Gas Pills

Bio Performance Gas Pill: My parents are being lured into selling/using a gas-saving "gas pill" that is marketed via MLM /Pyramid Scheme tactics. My BS-detector is going off. [more inside]
posted by kumazemi on Apr 26, 2006 - 31 answers

I have some nice waterfront property to sell you for cheap.

I was wondering if anybody has any knowledge of Canadian Diamond Traders Inc. [more inside]
posted by ashbury on Mar 7, 2006 - 4 answers

Is this a pyramid scheme or a real job?

How can I tell a legitimate sales marketing company from a pyramid scheme? [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone on Sep 23, 2005 - 12 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

Does freeipods.com actually work?

Does anyone have any personal experience with freeipods.com? My brother wants in. I'm more than sceptical. [more inside]
posted by anathema on Aug 31, 2004 - 13 answers

is USANA a scam

What is the lowdown on USANA? A friend of mine swears its great, but seems like a big scam to me... anyone had any experience with this sort of thing? Website is vague and pyramid-scammish.
posted by ac on Aug 16, 2004 - 9 answers

Recruited by Primerica - should I be insulted or flattered?

The other night at work, I was the only employee to be approached by a recruiter for the pyramid scheme company Primerica. Should I be flattered that he thought I had incredible customer service and sales skills, or insulted that he thought I looked like the biggest sucker?
posted by circe on Aug 16, 2004 - 7 answers

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

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