Fucking pyramid scheme/Juice Plus zombies!

(14 Posts)
TeaOnEverest Sun 20-Mar-16 12:00:15

What the fuck??? They are everywhere! I was at a local restaurant last week, and yet another school mum cornered me in the toilets, to rave on about bloody Juice Plus! She told me it was a whole new way of life, bored me with a long speech about the benefits of beetroot, and offered her support, as my local rep, in losing my excess weight. The woman in question is a lot bigger than I am, not that it matters, except it kind of does when she tells me I need Beetroot Ultra Blast Fuck in my life

On FB this morning, and got an invite to like a page run by another local mum. Again not someone I would take health advice from, but who is now declaring her "life long passion for health and nutrition!"
She also messaged me a week ago to suggest we meet up, after a radio silence lasting months. Aibu to think this is because she wants to sell me things?

I live in a small,isolated town. What happens when they've all recruited each other? Will they all come after me, like the robots in Stepford Wives?

VertigoNun Sun 20-Mar-16 12:01:42

This is why critical thinking is something we should teach our children.

GlacindaTheTroll Sun 20-Mar-16 12:04:33

"Will they all come after me, like the robots in Stepford Wives?"

Yes

RortyCrankle Sun 20-Mar-16 12:07:37

You may find the latest MLM Botwatch thread in Money Matters interesting and totally agree with you about these people.

TeaOnEverest Sun 20-Mar-16 12:12:11

There's a thread? Thank goodness. I have found my people

I really, really hate these schemes. I think they are preying on the vulnerable. It's mostly struggling single mums,or those with health issues that mean they can't work outside the home, who seem to sign up as reps

Werksallhourz Sun 20-Mar-16 12:13:35

I think that targeting is intentional, tea.

GlacindaTheTroll Sun 20-Mar-16 12:15:31

The thread is this one, and it's up to part 16:

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/legal_money_matters/2595739-MLM-Bot-Watch-16-Chat-about-the-Scamalasmical-cultic-racket-of-MLMs-Forever-Living-Juiceplus-Ariix-Younique-insert-name-of-Utah-MLM-here-now-including-hunpreneurs-cheese-posts-from-eyes

JuxtapositionRecords Sun 20-Mar-16 12:20:37

It's amazing isn't it, the people who sell this shit.

I know someone selling the forever living crap and posts about the Clean Nine detox or whatever constantly, has been doing it for months. She is massively overweight (I'm not being bitchy here, she is unhealthily so), smokes like a trooper and has never done a days exercise in her life. Everyone knows the aloe stuff is a sham but no one will say anything.

Excited101 Sun 20-Mar-16 12:37:04

I know someone with 'the car' and 'the holidays' etc who quit her decent job about a year ago to aloe Vera her life up... Interestingly enough she's doing slimming world now, I'm surprised she's made that info public as SURELY if detoxing with the help of a juicey leaf was so effective you wouldn't need to pay extra every week to join slimming world?!

VertigoNun Sun 20-Mar-16 12:56:19

Slimming world offers a whole new group to sell to. hmm

giraffesCantReachTheirToes Sun 20-Mar-16 13:07:34

It's a cult.

gamerchick Sun 20-Mar-16 13:14:22

Will they all come after me, like the robots in Stepford Wives?

grin it'll probably feel like that.

You need some ready phrases so you don't have to think on your feet.

Excited101 Sun 20-Mar-16 13:41:23

Good point Nun, similarly though, I'm surprised slimming world would stand for it, surely forever is a bit of a competitor?

JuxtapositionRecords Mon 21-Mar-16 08:18:46

Slimming World works, Aloe shit doesn't so I doubt they see it as a threat. Although again it's a chance to try and get to women when they are feeling vulnerable. Vultures.

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