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I've been invited so far to 2 different scams. One being It Works and one being WorldVentures. I think the most alarming thing about my experience with those trying to rope me in is that these people are soooooo deluded and would offer their soul if it convinced you to join. Scary stuff
We can name companies for days. The problem here is that people aren’t earning enough money from their jobs to pay for stuff so they look for things to sell in attempt to make up for it. It’s the same reason why ride sharing is a thing and stuff. If we raised wages, these companies would start falling to the waist side.But you know...capitalism
@Mei Day When you rent a car to drive for Uber and Lyft, you have to pay a deposit as well as a weekly fee that is taken from your earnings that you made while driving. This is for renting with them, not if you have your own car, which is exactly why the comment began with the word "renting". Also, they give you incentives and bonus money for recruiting people into the program as well. So...............
Some years ago I got a video call from a guy I was into, and yes, it was a recruitment call. Yay.
I live in Brazil and he lives in the USA, and he INSISTED that I should join him and be the first one to implement Vemma in Brazil. I was naïve back then but I felt something was wrong and this was actually some kind of shady business. Besides that, how am I supposed to sell a product that was not certified by local regulation agencies? I could get in trouble for that. Well, in 2015 it was proven that Vemma was nothing but a fraudulent scheme.
MLMs my mom has given my stuff from:
agnes & dora
... i am sure there are more
Pyramid schemes just changed their name, followed the minimum FTC rules & are now called Multi-Level Marketing. If you have to buy into a company to have a job & your profits are reflected directly on how many people you recruit, RUN.
LeVel, Younique, and LulaRoe are some of the biggest Pyramid Schemes out there at the moment. They are super predators when it comes to scamming poor housewives out of their husbands hard earned money. Please don’t fall for these obvious scams ladies.
What about Vemma!!?? The company who targeted college kids to sell their energy drinks.
I remember my friend was in denial when he brought me in to hear his "friend" speak and that he would buy me lunch. When the session ended I told him the whole thing smelled fishy and like a pyramid scheme. My friend tried his hardest to convince me otherwise, that I didnt really know the business structure. When I drew the pyramid for him that he would be the top figure and that me and another schmuck would be under him or his "legs" how they would say it, and that each of us would have our "legs" for which he would benefit from us recruiting them, and so on and so on. He felt offended as if I was belittling him and didnt know what I was talking about. I told him him how come one makes more money recruiting than actually selling the product, which everyone who joined had to purchase the $500 product package to sell lmao. He then never spoke to me again, until when finally Vemma got in legal trouble 2 or 3 years later and was finally recognized as such, I copied the link of the news and pasted it on his Facebook wall with a message "how's business?" And he just replied with the middle finger emoji. Lmao poor dude.
@Michelle Whaley Jordan yes, she says I'd have to pay for a starter kit. I'll stay away from it I think, I cant afford to pay out upfront for herbal pills and potions that may not get sold. Thanks for your advice.
My dad is in a pyramid scheme, and his reply is always.. “any normal corporation also has a pyramid structure”, at least in a normal company a low wage worker is still earning a salary and not paying to work. He is beyond brainwashed and just recites what’s the company teaches him.
I remember I was taken away from a Mary Kay celebration and led to the back room. The woman locked me in the room with her and was strongly suggesting to be taken under her wing. Then I told her I don't have friends or Facebook and then her demeanor changed and told me I can go back to the party 😑
I almost fell into the Amway trap about 12 years ago
my friend took me to a "monthly meeting" which felt like church or a cult
all the top sales couples were there, dress to the nines
we felt underdressed
we were later invoted to a sales couple's house and they flaunted their giant rental house and their 'open pantry' which had all the amway products in it
amway ask you buy into the sales position at around $3000, or host a jewelry party and get your friends to buy upto $2000 on the day
i couldn't afford to buy into it so i gave up, and watched my friend waste her money on the amway crap
Can’t believe he forgot to mention Dream Trips and that other trip scam BS. Why would I pay to buy cheaper tickets and travel with a group of other people?! No thanks. I had to block so many of my “friends” on FB. Lol
Bologna on the metabolife... it's not friggin meth or any more addictive than caffeine. It's a bronchodilator which opens lungs and is helpful for asthmatics. Everything needs to be used responsibly. You can overdose on water, asprin....anything. meth my arse.
Connie Ward I tried Avon for a few weeks. Didn’t actually cost me anything, though it would have in month two. Just stopped answering the companies calls. I didn’t twig that it was a scam cause it cost nothing and it’s in movies. I was only a kid so I don’t feel so bad
I joined an MLM fully aware it was an MLM but I like the products and get them cheaper this way. Lol. I don't recruit at all and I don't actively sell because I really just joined for me. The only time I've sold anything is when someone was like "ooh I like your shirt, where'd you get it", and I said "oh I sell them actually" but I don't provide any further info unless they ask. I figure if they want it they'll ask and if they don't want it then they won't ask. They ended up wanting to buy some. I'd rather it be that way than me going around hounding people to buy stuff. Also, "my" MLM doesn't push people to recruit and I'm glad because if they were pushing me to recruit I would not do it and I'd be mad.
You have NO idea the difference between a scam/scheme and a legitimate network marketing company. Please do your research before you start spouting off on something you know nothing about.
And having an English accent does not make you more believable.
I feel like no one listens to what this guy said in the beginning if you make a higher percentage of money on the recruiting then you do selling the product that’s a pyramid scheme however you can still pay for a startup and it not be a pyramid scheme as long as all your money is coming from your sales no one should get check for how many people they recruit unless it’s a small one time bonus
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