The sad truth is, for every real profile you see on the internet, there are numerous false ones pretending to be your perfect mate and using photographs stolen from modelling or social networking sites.The people in the photographs are as much victims as those who get scammed for hundreds or thousands dollars.They rely on selling people on the scheme fees so they can do so to others…the endless chain continues until people wake up to what is really going on. One of the most common tactics is for an MLM to work to gain authority for their product by getting “credentials” to put beside their name.There are many “awards” that you can pay money for out there.You are that energy juice salesperson that solicits your “scheme” to people.You are selling insurance programs that nobody has ever heard of, yet you do so because there is opportunity getting others to do as you are. You are told, “get out there and make some cold calls”, “call your friends and family”, “talk about it every day”, “use social media to mention something about it every day”, “check up on your downline”, “boast about how great the product is”.
It is a stupid feeling when you realize that you have been ripped off and in no way would I call anyone stupid or look at anyone that way if they were part of an MLM.You are selling people into a scheme so they can do the same to others. Without overcharging for their products and without having fees or relying on recurring product orders (by the people within the program), an MLM would die out very quickly.Unlike legitimate sales models, they rarely rely on selling quality products at a good price to customers.Scammers use any weakness they find to their advantage.
It's the newest evolution of the Nigerian advance fee (419) scam.
This is called hustling and unfortunately it puts your reputation on the line. Unfortunately there is a systemic problem with MLM and that derives in the business model itself.