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Pyramid Scheme Friends

November 29th, 2007 at 05:20 pm

Caution - Vent ahead ...

An acquaintance of DH's just called him for the 2nd time in about 6 years. The guy just started some natural supplement marketing program that sounds and awful lot like a pyramid scheme. Tried to sell DH on going to a marketing pitch ... er, I mean "free lunch." Last time the guy called DH was about 3 years ago, also when he had just gotten in to a similar scheme. [Wonder why he's not still doing that one? Hmmmm.....]

This guy didn't even know we weren't in Seattle anymore!

Blech --- Does it bother all of you as much as it bothers me that someone would call you up only when they are trying to sell you on something? Blech, blech, blech.

And doesn't this guy realize what a smart fellow my DH is? He would never get sucked in to such a scheme, so why waste his time calling?

Okay - I feel better now - Thanks for listening! Smile

6 Responses to “Pyramid Scheme Friends”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    I had a friend who did something similar. It was called Equinox at the time. My friend lost roughly 4k, all billed to his credit card. He even tried to recruit me, and in all fairness, I attended ONE seminar. Half way through, I raised an objection about trying to sell their program using a video tape of the owner with a huge mansion by the ocean, and two exotic cars parked peculiarly close to the olympic sized swimming pool.

    I tried to tell him that this is a scam, and that they're playing on your wish for material riches, when in fact, people who are successful are often times than not, frugal people who don't park their sporty cars right next to their swimming pool.

    That was around when one of the cronies there escorted us out and did her hard pitch about how they're going to make it big, and either I join in or it was time to hit the road.

    I hit the road.

    Oh, by the way, Equinox was later charged by our Distric Attorney, found guilty, fined, and then barred from every doing business in our city again. I wish I saved a clipping of the newspaper when the story broke.

  2. Ima saver Says:

    Yes, that is annoying!

  3. Broken Arrow Says:

    On an unrelated note, I just noticed that you're a Diehard! Well hello there, fellow Diehard! Big Grin

  4. Amber Says:

    We have this woman who use to work at the place that I am currenlty employed (I really dont know her) and every time she comes she's got some kind of a scheme going and no one ever joins so I do not know why she keeps coming, it amazes me

  5. terri77 Says:

    I've gotten the Noni juice and Pre-Paid Legal pitches as well. No thanks! I'm not a salesperson.

  6. Amber Says:

    oh yeah I forgot about the Noni, my SIL sister tried deserately to get me to sig up and she was makng "all this money" seems like she is not doing so great

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