Jeunesse Is a Pyramid Scheme, Says Expert

In October, a billion dollar class action lawsuit was filed against Jeunesse, alleging that the multi-level marketing company (MLM) is actually a pyramid scheme. Truth in Advertising summarizes the lawsuit: The lawsuit, which was filed Oct. 12 in California federal district court by three current distributors and one former distributor, names …

Herbalife Report: “Pyramid Shakedown”

This week New York State Senator Jeff Klein and Public Advocate Letitia James issued a scathing report on multi-level marketing company Herbalife (NYSE: HLF). The report, The Amercian Scheme: Herbalife’s Pyramid ‘Shake’down, is based on complaints filed by 56 Herbalife victims. It definitively calls the company a pyramid scheme and …

Multi-Level Marketing is not a Business (It’s a Pyramid Scheme)

Over the weekend, cracked.com posted an insightful article about the realities of multi-level marketing. Simply put, MLM is the same thing as pyramid scheme. It’s not a business. Almost everyone loses money. The behaviors are cult-like. And you will NOT be successful with MLM, so don’t bother trying to recruit …

Why Multi-Level Marketing Companies are Pyramid Schemes

Bill Ackman and Pershing Square produced an educational video about multi-level marketing companies and how and why they are pyramid schemes. Yes, I often hear: “Pyramid schemes are illegal!” “If XYZ Company was a pyramid scheme, the government would shut them down!” Yes, pyramid schemes are illegal. No, our government …

Herbalife’s Fake Business Opportunity

In a video released this week, Pershing Square (the hedge fund that exposed the Herbalife fraud) contrasts Herbalife’s public statements about the “business opportunity” with the statements made behind closed doors. Herbalife claims to offer “the best business opportunity on the face of the earth.” But the reality is that …