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WIBU to point out that this is basically a pyramid scheme and possibly illegal?

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Whowouldfardelsbear Thu 22-Aug-13 20:49:58

I am a member of a bit of a "natural" patenting site on Facebook.

Last night someone posted about a Children's Book Exchange - the idea behind it being you join a sscheme anf are given a list of six names, you post someone a brand new book to thr person top of the list, add your name to the bottom and then pass the list onto 6 more people who then send a book to the person top of the list, who then

FourGates Fri 23-Aug-13 07:43:07

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

pianodoodle Fri 23-Aug-13 08:20:32

The people who stand to benefit from a scheme like this will be the ones who suggested it and presumably put themselves top of the list.

meddie Fri 23-Aug-13 09:06:04

Let me take a wild guess here. Her dc,s and her friends DC,S were top of the lists

Whowouldfardelsbear Fri 23-Aug-13 09:46:27

Ha ha EmNZ. Wasn't worried about outing myself as thought chances were minimal! I was so grateful you did post the sticking up for me post though. grin

EmNZ Fri 23-Aug-13 10:27:39

You're welcome grin

kali110 Fri 23-Aug-13 11:48:35

What would you think if an employer was doing this? I was offered a job selling products, but i had to get 2 people to join me, then they hAd to find to people etc

SneakyNuts Fri 23-Aug-13 14:35:46

kali110 yep, pyramid scheme

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