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This is not a pyramid!Multi-Level Mail

I occasionally get mail from people concerned about my views on pyramid schemes. I'm sorry, I meant to say "multi-level marketing". Of course, most of the mail I receive about MLM is spam.

The Green Light
See some answers to MLM scams here.


This collection of mail about multi-level marketing and pyramid schemes covers correspondence received since January 1, 2006.

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See more about Mannatech here.


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See more about Omegatrend here.


I examined some advertisements for business opportunities in my local newspaper. Most of them at least had something to sell, but one was a pyramid scheme which only offered more instances of the same scam as products. Someone offered to help me by offering the same scam.

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Is he talking about gay pride? You can see more about the Mannatech scam here.


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You can see what I had to say about Dr Blobel and Mannatech here. Perhaps it's not me who is the "idiiot".


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I didn't bother to reply, because I have said it all before and they either don't listen or don't hear. I love the bit about bumble bees. I bet that bit of long-refuted nonsense is offered by uplines as a guaranteed objection-stopper. It's a pity that there is nothing in physics which suggests that a bee can't fly once you know how it actually moves its wings. Still, why should facts interfere with a sales pitch.

Andrew was not happy that I didn't reply. I was right, though - replying would have been a waste of time because it has all been said before.

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