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A European Court Rules: "Herbalife Is an Illegal Pyramid ...

Ponzis and Pyramids is a consumer education audio series that examines multi-level marketing and revealing the similarities between Wall Street Ponzis and Main Street Pyramids.. Ponzis and Pyramids is sponsored by Pyramid Scheme Alert and supported by donations from dedicated consumer activists, attorneys, and authors.. Each show is 60 minutes long and is in MP3 format for downloading to iPod ...

https://pyramidschemealert.org/a-european-court-rules-herbalife-is-an-illegal-pyramid-scheme/


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Pyramid Scheme Alert

Pyramid Scheme Alert (PSA) provides current and historical news items that are of interest to our members and visitors. None of the reports or commentaries is intended to imply that any of the referenced companies have been charged or convicted as illegal pyramid schemes.

https://www.pyramidschemealert.org/PSAMain/news/TopGunsSueQuixtar.Amway.html


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Pyramid Scheme Alert

Ponzis and Pyramids is a consumer education audio series that examines multi-level marketing and revealing the similarities between Wall Street Ponzis and Main Street Pyramids.. Ponzis and Pyramids is sponsored by Pyramid Scheme Alert and supported by donations from dedicated consumer activists, attorneys, and authors.. Each show is 60 minutes long and is in MP3 format for downloading to iPod ...

https://pyramidschemealert.org/


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Pyramid Scheme Alert

The first international organization to expose, study and prevent illegal pyramid schemes.

https://www.pyramidschemealert.org/PSAMain/about/jmt.html


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Seven Gifting Scheme Women Charged with Felonies ...

A Michigan newspaper reports that “seven Newaygo County women have been arraigned… on felony charges in connection with a pyramid scheme targeting women.” The article states that the women are facing charges of pyramid chain promotions, which carries up to a seven-year sentence and a $10,000 fine.

https://pyramidschemealert.org/seven-gifting-scheme-women-charged-with-felonies-millions-more-at-large/


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Articles | Pyramid Scheme Alert

Ponzis and Pyramids is a consumer education audio series that examines multi-level marketing and revealing the similarities between Wall Street Ponzis and Main Street Pyramids.. Ponzis and Pyramids is sponsored by Pyramid Scheme Alert and supported by donations from dedicated consumer activists, attorneys, and authors.. Each show is 60 minutes long and is in MP3 format for downloading to iPod ...

https://pyramidschemealert.org/more-resources/articles/


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Analysis: Amway Accused of Fraud; Pays $150 Million; Where ...

Ponzis and Pyramids is a consumer education audio series that examines multi-level marketing and revealing the similarities between Wall Street Ponzis and Main Street Pyramids.. Ponzis and Pyramids is sponsored by Pyramid Scheme Alert and supported by donations from dedicated consumer activists, attorneys, and authors.. Each show is 60 minutes long and is in MP3 format for downloading to iPod ...

https://pyramidschemealert.org/analysis-amway-accused-of-fraud-pays-150-million-wheres-the-ftc-and-doj/


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Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon has filed suit against two St. Louis County women. According to Nixon, Barbara Bright (a/k/a Barbara Ann Horlick) and Cindy G. Mechura have given presentations to recruit people into the "Original Dinner Party," a gifting-type pyramid scheme.

https://www.pyramidschemealert.org/PSAMain/pyramids/dinner.html


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Nu Skin Facing the Ultimate Whistle-Blower | | Pyramid ...

Ponzis and Pyramids is a consumer education audio series that examines multi-level marketing and revealing the similarities between Wall Street Ponzis and Main Street Pyramids.. Ponzis and Pyramids is sponsored by Pyramid Scheme Alert and supported by donations from dedicated consumer activists, attorneys, and authors.. Each show is 60 minutes long and is in MP3 format for downloading to iPod ...

https://pyramidschemealert.org/nu-skin-facing-the-ultimate-whistle-blower/


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Advocare's Claim, "FTC-Made-Us-Quit-MLM," is Suspicious ...

The big story about the MLM, Advocare, dropping out of MLM and adopting a “single-level” system (actual direct selling) supposedly as a result of “confidential talks” with the FTC is highly suspicious on its face.At its website, Advocare states: On May 17, AdvoCare International announced a revision of its business model from multi-level marketing to a direct-to-consumer and single ...

https://pyramidschemealert.org/advocares-claim-ftc-made-us-quit-mlm-is-suspicious/


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The Cult of MLM | | Pyramid Scheme Alert

Ponzis and Pyramids is a consumer education audio series that examines multi-level marketing and revealing the similarities between Wall Street Ponzis and Main Street Pyramids.. Ponzis and Pyramids is sponsored by Pyramid Scheme Alert and supported by donations from dedicated consumer activists, attorneys, and authors.. Each show is 60 minutes long and is in MP3 format for downloading to iPod ...

https://pyramidschemealert.org/the-cult-of-mlm/


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Douglas M. Brooks, Esq. | Pyramid Scheme Alert

Advisor to the Pyramid Scheme Alert Board of Directors. Mr. Brooks is a lawyer based in Concord, Massachusetts. Over the past 30 years Mr. Brooks has litigated a wide variety of civil cases nationwide, including matters involving franchising, dealerships and product distribution, as well as securities, antitrust and consumer protection class actions.

https://pyramidschemealert.org/douglas-m-brooks-esq/


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False Profits | Pyramid Scheme Alert

Ponzis and Pyramids is a consumer education audio series that examines multi-level marketing and revealing the similarities between Wall Street Ponzis and Main Street Pyramids.. Ponzis and Pyramids is sponsored by Pyramid Scheme Alert and supported by donations from dedicated consumer activists, attorneys, and authors.. Each show is 60 minutes long and is in MP3 format for downloading to iPod ...

https://pyramidschemealert.org/false-profits/


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New Book "Ponzinomics" Reveals how Politics, not Law ...

Ponzis and Pyramids is a consumer education audio series that examines multi-level marketing and revealing the similarities between Wall Street Ponzis and Main Street Pyramids.. Ponzis and Pyramids is sponsored by Pyramid Scheme Alert and supported by donations from dedicated consumer activists, attorneys, and authors.. Each show is 60 minutes long and is in MP3 format for downloading to iPod ...

https://pyramidschemealert.org/new-book-ponzinomics-reveals-how-politics-not-law-protects-mlm-and-lets-it-continue-pyramid-recruiting/


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Links to MLM Information Sites | Pyramid Scheme Alert

Ponzis and Pyramids is a consumer education audio series that examines multi-level marketing and revealing the similarities between Wall Street Ponzis and Main Street Pyramids.. Ponzis and Pyramids is sponsored by Pyramid Scheme Alert and supported by donations from dedicated consumer activists, attorneys, and authors.. Each show is 60 minutes long and is in MP3 format for downloading to iPod ...

https://pyramidschemealert.org/more-resources/links-to-mlm-information-sites/


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Pyramid Scheme Alert

An old style pyramid scheme is moving across the country like a locust plague. It has been renamed and dressed up to lure new types of victims, but underneath the gift-wrappings is a well-known scam with its inevitable, sad consequences.

https://www.pyramidschemealert.org/PSAMain/pyramids/newwrap.html


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Robert FitzPatrick | Pyramid Scheme Alert

Robert FitzPatrick, President. Robert FitzPatrick is an expert in examining and revealing deception and fraud in bogus home-based businesses. He is an author, teacher and internationally recognized authority in multi-level marketing schemes and pyramid sales fraud.

https://pyramidschemealert.org/about-2/board-of-directors/robert-fitzpatrick/


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MLM Recruiting during Corona Shut-Down Reveals Sham ...

Ponzis and Pyramids is a consumer education audio series that examines multi-level marketing and revealing the similarities between Wall Street Ponzis and Main Street Pyramids.. Ponzis and Pyramids is sponsored by Pyramid Scheme Alert and supported by donations from dedicated consumer activists, attorneys, and authors.. Each show is 60 minutes long and is in MP3 format for downloading to iPod ...

https://pyramidschemealert.org/mlm-recruiting-during-corona-shut-down-reveals-sham-identity-of-direct-selling/


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SEC Probe Into Usana Is Under Way - Pyramid Scheme Alert

SEC ProbeInto Usana Is Under Way - WSJ.com http://online.wsj.com/article_print/SB117436051602942414.html 2 of 2 3/21/07 10:55 AM

https://www.pyramidschemealert.org/PSAMain/news/SECInvestigatesUsana.pdf


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In Echoes Of Madoff, Ponzi Cases Proliferate - WSJ

JANUARY 28, 2009 By STEVE STECKLOW Federal and state authorities are reporting a growing number of financial scams that echo the alleged Madoff fraud, as strapped investors seek access to their cash amid increasingly hard times.

https://www.pyramidschemealert.org/PSAMain/news/PonziCasesProliferate.pdf


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Pyramid Bill Is "Alternative Legality" | Pyramid Scheme Alert

Ponzis and Pyramids is a consumer education audio series that examines multi-level marketing and revealing the similarities between Wall Street Ponzis and Main Street Pyramids.. Ponzis and Pyramids is sponsored by Pyramid Scheme Alert and supported by donations from dedicated consumer activists, attorneys, and authors.. Each show is 60 minutes long and is in MP3 format for downloading to iPod ...

https://pyramidschemealert.org/anti-pyramid-scheme-bill-and-alternative-legality/


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An Untold Story: How MLM Shaped Donald Trump's Politics ...

Ponzis and Pyramids is a consumer education audio series that examines multi-level marketing and revealing the similarities between Wall Street Ponzis and Main Street Pyramids.. Ponzis and Pyramids is sponsored by Pyramid Scheme Alert and supported by donations from dedicated consumer activists, attorneys, and authors.. Each show is 60 minutes long and is in MP3 format for downloading to iPod ...

https://pyramidschemealert.org/an-untold-story-how-mlm-shaped-donald-trumps-politics-and-presidency/


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Pyramid Scheme Alert

Bigsmart.com, based in Mesa, AZ, has been in business for only 14 months. It's been a busy time for the company, which claims to be a multi-level marketing company which sells "internet malls."

https://www.pyramidschemealert.org/PSAMain/news/bigsmart_ftc.html


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The Importance and Futility of Class Action Lawsuits ...

Recently, yet another class action lawsuit has been filed against a “multi-level marketing” company, in this instance, “Young Living Essential Oils“. This Utah-based MLM company (are they all in Utah?) is a digital reproduction of so many other MLMs, that are themselves copies of earlier ones, all leading back to the seminal scam known as Nutrilite.

https://pyramidschemealert.org/the-importance-and-futility-of-class-action-lawsuits-against-mlms/


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The Obama Election and the Future of Multi-level Marketing ...

Ponzis and Pyramids is a consumer education audio series that examines multi-level marketing and revealing the similarities between Wall Street Ponzis and Main Street Pyramids.. Ponzis and Pyramids is sponsored by Pyramid Scheme Alert and supported by donations from dedicated consumer activists, attorneys, and authors.. Each show is 60 minutes long and is in MP3 format for downloading to iPod ...

https://pyramidschemealert.org/the-obama-election-and-the-future-of-multi-level-marketing/


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Is Public Perception of MLM as a Cultic Scam Reaching a ...

In my files is an unpublished article written about five years ago. I described the surreal experience of constantly encountering or personally overhearing MLM recruiting soliictions, being personally told tragic and dramatic MLM stories by all sorts of people, and observing MLM’s footprint on individuals and communities almost everywhere.

https://pyramidschemealert.org/is-public-perception-of-mlm-as-a-cultic-scam-reaching-a-tipping-point/


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Wanted for Fraud in California, YTB Is just a Typical MLM ...

The multi-level marketing (MLM) company, Your Travel Biz.com (YTB), is being prosecuted for fraud by the Attorney General of California. And now, a class action lawsuit. has also been filed against YTB by some of its agents for operating a pyramid scheme.. Over 100,000 American households are in YTB as “travel agents.”

https://pyramidschemealert.org/wanted-for-fraud-in-california-ytb-is-just-a-typical-mlm/


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What About This One? - Pyramid Scheme Alert

International Association to Expose, Study and Prevent Pyramid Schemes [email protected] What About This One? How to tell the difference

https://pyramidschemealert.org/resources/WhatAboutThisOne.pdf


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Pyramid Scheme Alert

Economics, Politics, Legalities, Ethics and Sociology of Pyramid Schemes / Multi-level Marketing. The False Profits Blog, published by PSA President, Robert FitzPatrick, is a sane, rational and fact-based forum.Read, get podcasts, make comments, subscribe.

https://www.pyramidschemealert.org/PSAMain/resources/MLMExploitsTheRecession.html


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SEC Complaint: Darrel West and Own My Travel, LLC ...

an annual renewal fee. According to the Defendants' representations, investors did not have to sell anymemberships or travel services to receive ongoing shares ofOMT's profit streams. 27. In telephone calls, presentations, and offering materials, including OMT's

https://www.pyramidschemealert.org/PSAMain/news/SECComplaint.pdf


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History of Pseudo-Law Enforcement at FTC Protects MLM ...

Ponzis and Pyramids is a consumer education audio series that examines multi-level marketing and revealing the similarities between Wall Street Ponzis and Main Street Pyramids.. Ponzis and Pyramids is sponsored by Pyramid Scheme Alert and supported by donations from dedicated consumer activists, attorneys, and authors.. Each show is 60 minutes long and is in MP3 format for downloading to iPod ...

https://pyramidschemealert.org/history-of-pseudo-law-enforcement-at-ftc-protects-mlm-pyramids-and-lures-people-into-them/


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Study of Ten Major MLMs and Amway/Quixtar Show Huge Consumer Losses and Pyramid Recruitment. June, 2008. A statistical analysis of income disclosures made by 10 major multi-level marketing (MLM) companies and the largest of all MLMs, Amway/Quixtar, reveals that, on average, 99% of all participants received less than $10 a week in commissions, before all expenses.

https://pyramidschemealert.org/PSAMain/news/MythofIncomeReport.html


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Pyramid Scheme Alert

As in all pyramid schemes, the incomes of those distributors at the top and the profits to the sponsoring corporations come from a continuous influx of new investors at the bottom.

https://www.pyramidschemealert.org/PSAMain/resources/tenlies2.html


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*a.k.a. "Multi-level Marketing," "Network Marketing," "Consumer Direct Marketing," etc. The acronym "MLM" is used as a generic term here for the sake of brevity and because it is a widely known and accepted acronym for any type of multi-level product-based distribution system.

https://www.pyramidschemealert.org/PSAMain/resources/5steps/5steps.html


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Wounded Souls, the Inner-Life of MLM Victims | | Pyramid ...

Ponzis and Pyramids is a consumer education audio series that examines multi-level marketing and revealing the similarities between Wall Street Ponzis and Main Street Pyramids.. Ponzis and Pyramids is sponsored by Pyramid Scheme Alert and supported by donations from dedicated consumer activists, attorneys, and authors.. Each show is 60 minutes long and is in MP3 format for downloading to iPod ...

https://pyramidschemealert.org/wounded-souls-the-inner-life-of-mlm-victims/


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Millions of "Direct Sellers" Disappear! | | Pyramid Scheme ...

Ponzis and Pyramids is a consumer education audio series that examines multi-level marketing and revealing the similarities between Wall Street Ponzis and Main Street Pyramids.. Ponzis and Pyramids is sponsored by Pyramid Scheme Alert and supported by donations from dedicated consumer activists, attorneys, and authors.. Each show is 60 minutes long and is in MP3 format for downloading to iPod ...

https://pyramidschemealert.org/disappearing-direct-sellers/


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MLM News Stories Uphold Myth and Lies | Pyramid Scheme Alert

Ponzis and Pyramids is a consumer education audio series that examines multi-level marketing and revealing the similarities between Wall Street Ponzis and Main Street Pyramids.. Ponzis and Pyramids is sponsored by Pyramid Scheme Alert and supported by donations from dedicated consumer activists, attorneys, and authors.. Each show is 60 minutes long and is in MP3 format for downloading to iPod ...

https://pyramidschemealert.org/news-articles-on-mlm-uphold-myths-and-lies-mislead/


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Pyramid Scheme Alert

Created Date: 4/1/2010 6:24:47 PM

https://pyramidschemealert.org/resources/MontanaActionAgainstFHTM.pdf


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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

{00207518 } 3 and other entities.1 However, as described herein, NXIVM’s insidious reach extended far beyond just ESP, and it was far more than simply a personal improvement program. 3. Drawing from methods used in pyramid schemes and multilevel marketing,

https://pyramidschemealert.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/NXIVM.MLM_.PyramidScheme.Suit_.pdf


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Pyramid Scheme Alert

Read the Blog. Economics, Politics, Legalities, Ethics and Sociology of Pyramid Schemes / Multi-level Marketing. The False Profits Blog, published by PSA President, Robert FitzPatrick, is a sane, rational and fact-based forum.Read, get podcasts, make comments, subscribe.

https://www.pyramidschemealert.org/PSAMain/home.html