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Got contacted by another MLM/Network Marketing person and I’m now invited to a pitch presentation with their “Team”. What’s the catch here? What part is the actual scam?

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If they have a Q&A session ask them this in front of all the other participants

"I've heard the key indicator that if a company is a MLM pyramid scheme is if all of us have to SPEND money first before we get a paycheck. Will you guys guarantee that we will receive a paycheck before we spend any money?"

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Ask how many people they’ve recruited that have been successful and how many gave up or just had to eat their “investment” in product (literally eat it in the case of food and supplement MLM’s).

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The MLM part.

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😂😂🤣🤣

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Mexican Lives Matter?

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Maybe attend it for shits and giggles

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I did this once—— went to a MLM meeting because I was invited and wanted to go for shits and giggs and it’s probably the worst way to spend two hours. People that say they are doctors and lawyers stand up and talk about how the MLM has made them financially independent and how you can be too! It was that and everybody looking at me every time somebody else spoke that I wouldn’t recommend to anybody. No free food total waste of time, 0/10 don’t go

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The part where they ask you to pay money (or purchase product) to work for them...

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Roast their presentation slides

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Pls fix

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MLM - multi level marketing? ...Run!!

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They are knowingly bringing you into the scheme despite being fully aware that you'll never be able to profitably sell the products that you buy from them.

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Plug here for the first season of the podcast "The Dream". Takes a deep dive into MLMs, lobbying efforts to make them legal, and the devastation they leave behind

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Essentially a pyramid scheme. There are two ways to make money, selling the product and getting commission from those who you’ve recruited to sell to. Unlike a sales rep for a normal company, you are required to buy your own inventory wholesale first usually with a minimum buy in, and people have trouble getting actually selling the low quality products.

Because of this, many people aggressively recruit so they can gain some of the commission from others and help pay off their inventory debt.

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There is a good herbalife documentry on netflix if u are really interested in the topic

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I want to understand how exactly they’re scamming people so I can make Q&A a real nightmare for them and play the game as long as possible

Ask them how much money they have made and expect to make in the next few weeks/ months. Run numbers. Ask if their leaders have their own “education materials” and if they get a profit from selling those. (Hi, I used to do Amway in college 🥲🥲🥲)

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They’re attempting to transfer risk onto you from themselves. In theory they make more money from selling to people in the pyramid scheme under themselves (their “downline”), but the odds are there’s significant overlap in your networks that would make sales of the (usually crappy) products more challenging the more people are in on it.

The only people who ever make real money on these MLM pyramid schemes are the ones who start them and cash out once the market is saturated.

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Surely c suite colleagues can see how mentally thick some individuals are in senior positions. If so, why promote them then? Because they slick their hair back, wear a tux and cufflinks to work?

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“The realization that you can meet someone and it can just feel easy and not like work is amazing” —Rupam, Indian Matchmaking

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Or would you take another job that you are excited for, mentally challenging, definitely going to be more stressful but it is going to push you toward a more fulfilling work (at least to my ego 🤣). It pays a lot less.

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