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Old 01-10-09, 06:59 PM   #1
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Boyfriend got pressured by a friend into going to a "meeting" that could "help him physically and financially." He asked me to come along to give an opinion. We ended up listening to a multi-level marketing talk. Most of the talk was about selling memberships to others, "buying in" at different levels, etc. The product (Zrii- a fortified fruit juice) was kind of an afterthought.

My opinion is that this is a pyramid scheme and the product is involved in order to circumvent the law.

Boyfriend and I have no interest in this, but I am concerned about his friend and those that she recruits into this mess. I just spent several hours searching for some information on this. Everything out on google is a bunch of hype about Zrii and how multi-level marketing is not a pyramid scheme. They have plastered the web with ads in disguise. I have yet to see the distinction between Zrii's MLM routine and a pyramid scheme, aside from a few technical details that don't change the overall nature of the scheme.

I'm wondering. Does anyone out there have any valid information on this?
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Yeah, I've been to that site and to the FTC site. This thing meets all criteria for a pyramid scheme, but they provide a "product" (some juice). But it was clear from the presentation that this isn't really about the juice.

...Honestly, who would buy 4 bottles of juice monthly for $240 ? Nonetheless, I think that's their defense against legal claims. They're going to say they sold the juice and not the pyramid.

I just filed a complaint with the FTC. This is a huge scam.
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