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Name(s)

MLM
Multi-level Marketing
Network marketing
Pyramid Scheme

Founder

Various

Group Description

Multi-level Marketing is selling products by using independent distributors and allowing these distributors to build and manage their own sales force by recruiting, motivating, supplying, and training others to sell products.

As can be seen from our Amway/Quixtar Motivational Organizations entry, sometimes these schemes can make use of the same mind control techniques that abusive cults use. Most MLM companies make their main profit out of the sales of instructional material to their salespeople.
Some shocking MLM stats: gambling and MLM compared. Example: The odds of winning from a single spin of the wheel in a game of roulette in Las Vegas is 286 times as great as the odds of profiting after enrolling as an Amway/Quixtar  distributor.
Other Resources

 

MLM – Pyramid Scheme Alert Update

MLM – Chinese are vulnerable to Utah-based pyramid schemes

The Main Street Bubble

MLM – The Truth Pyramid Scheme Alert

BOOK – False Profits: Seeking Financial and Spiritual Deliverance in Multi-Level Marketing and Pyramid Schemes

MLM – Multi-level Marketing Network Marketing Exposed

Steve Hassan’s interview with Robert Fitzpatrick and Douglas Brooks

Herbalife – Email from Robert Fitzpatrick