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Anti-MLM and Anti-Amway Webring
Sites containing informational material regarding the MLM industry, especially Amway.
Cagey Consumer: Multi-level marketing
Analysis and debunking of Multi-Level Marketing as an industry as well as scrutiny of a number of specific MLMs and complaints generated about them.
An Employment Scam in the Financial Services Industry
Describes an employment scam that finance grads and those considering financial, insurance and securities sales should be aware of. What to do if you've been scammed; links to similar sites.
About the book, an exposé and analysis of the multi-level marketing (MLM) industry
FTC Sues Nationwide Internet Scam
Press release about FTC lawsuit against StreamLine business opportunity.
The God of the Bible versus the god of Multi-Level Marketing
Christian site calling the teachings of Amway Motivational Organizations "a Satanic distortion of Biblical truth."
The Hype of It
True story of a PartyLite Gifts consultant's trek to the top followed by the use of the 10 day clause by the company to terminate her contract.
The Mirage of Multilevel Marketing
Article by Stephen Barrett, M.D., on bogus health products.
News, lawsuits, personal experiences, and information.
MLM Survivors Club
A discussion group for people who've survived MLM.
Multilevel Marketing Plans
Tips from the Federal Trade Commission regarding MLMs.
Personal Experience: Mary Kay Cosmetics
Associate recounts her negative experience with the company.
Ex-Mary Kay consultants offer news, stories, testimonials and forum on negative experiences with the company.
Pyramid Scheme Alert
Exposes, studies and aims to prevent illegal pyramid schemes. Site includes news, alerts, resources, legal information, updates and consumer information about a number of companies and MLMs operating suspected pyramid schemes.
Skeptic's Dictionary: multi-level marketing
Encyclopedia-type article about multi-level marketing.
The Truth About Marketing Plans
Information on evaluating network marketing plans.
What's Wrong With Multi-Level Marketing?
Business analysis of 4 major systemic problems with MLM: 1) Market Saturation, 2) Pyramid Structure, 3) Morality and Ethics, and 4) Relationship Costs
WorldWide Scam Network, The
Parodies of and information about the multi-level marketing scams, frauds, and rip-offs.
Metabolife probe launched
Metabolife International, the leading seller of the controversial weight-loss supplement ephedra, is the subject of a criminal investigation by the Justice Department. (August 15, 2002)
Bigsmart Pyramid Promoters Settle FTC Charges
Federal Trade Commission press release announces that Darrin Epps and Edward Lamont are barred for life from participating in multi-level marketing schemes. (August 9, 2001)
MetroActive: Shaking the Money Tree
by Amy Chen Mills- "From Amway to Equinox, multilevel marketing schemes have won 7 million devotees on the promise of unlimited wealth and freedom. But when the numbers don't add up, distributors lose more than their dreams." (October 3, 1996)
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