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?