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MLM bot watch - Continued discussion of the network marketing companies Forever Living, Herbal Life, Juice Plus etc as a pyramid scheme or scam

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CheekySmile Tue 22-Dec-15 19:58:19

Still continuing the discussion of the various network marketing schemes or multi-level marketing schemes (MLMs) that people we know are involved in.

If you have an MLM bot of your own then join us and share their claims and content.

Or if you are researching a company before signing up to be a network marketer please take a look at the previous threads here and here and also this thread which delves deeper into the workings of MLMs.

And don't forget our very own MN MLM Timeless Vie!

MrsHathaway Tue 22-Dec-15 20:19:07

[camping stool]
[thick socks]

dylsmimi Tue 22-Dec-15 20:41:29

Can I start off with this joyful offering!! hmm

SocksRock Tue 22-Dec-15 20:48:43

Ooooh shiny new thread. Must read the dying vestiges of the last one.

As you were.

stopfaffing Tue 22-Dec-15 21:00:19

MrsHathaway, I'm adding large fishing brolly grin

LittleMissStubborn Tue 22-Dec-15 21:46:07

I better not join that business, I kill off everything I try to grow,

Apart from my cactus I have done good there, but they thrive on neglect so not a great advertisement.

darceybussell Tue 22-Dec-15 21:49:47

Does anyone dare suggest who is the most boastful bot in the UK? I fancy a nosy

bettyberry Tue 22-Dec-15 22:38:05

Festive boredom has set in. I need to nosey at some pop bots too wink

IAmNotDarling Tue 22-Dec-15 23:48:05

Hi all <pulls up a chair>

The last thread dropped off my active threads really quickly. I've been to visit a friend who has become a Morman this evening and was telling him about the "Merchants of Deception" book. I told him all about the FLbots and he thought it sounded like a cult. When I drew parallels with the Morman church and explained that all this can from Utah he glazed over. sad

PinkFondantFancy Wed 23-Dec-15 07:22:24

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IAmNotDarling Wed 23-Dec-15 07:34:28

The other posts this woman makes are hilarious!!! She hasn't bought that - it's definitely a rental. Oh and how does she know it's one of the top 5 barn conversions in the country?

stopfaffing Wed 23-Dec-15 07:56:24

Hmm, it is all very sketchy on the detail though, isn't it Pink? As always, smoke and mirrors plays a part, the same as EC's "buying a castle" farce.

Sadly, it is another success story that people will read and believe sad.

stopfaffing Wed 23-Dec-15 07:58:52

Iam, who will dare to post asking her how long her tenancy is grin.

Actually it is really sad because it may be true that she gave up the right to buy her council home at a reasonable price because she was seduced by the fl dream.

stopfaffing Wed 23-Dec-15 08:01:58

I have just posted a reply to someone on nethuns who has been doing fl for a couple of months and after the initial interest, has struggled to find anyone interested in buying the products. She wonders why she is struggling because she only reads success stories with fl.

I have replied grin.

stopfaffing Wed 23-Dec-15 08:14:46

Had a look at her fb page. She is a business coach (surprise, Surprise) with a limited company Live to Inspire Limited, incorporated 13th April this year.

Certificate of Incorporation link below:

stopfaffing Wed 23-Dec-15 08:15:23

I was unable to post anything on her page grin.

PinkFondantFancy Wed 23-Dec-15 08:31:02

You're right, I'd only been thinking about the people that she's duping into thinking they too could get there - I hadn't thought that she might have given up her right to buy.... do you reckon FL own the house and rent it to her???

PinkFondantFancy Wed 23-Dec-15 08:31:56

Elsewhere on her page is a pic of her FL planner - it seems to mostly say 'dinner' 'chores' and 'sleep' as far as I can tell.....

CallieTorres Wed 23-Dec-15 08:41:53

heres mine

PinkFondantFancy Wed 23-Dec-15 08:54:06

Wow callie!! shock how do people fall for this?!

CallieTorres Wed 23-Dec-15 08:56:12

PinkFondantFancy -
she writes "I have sacrificed time with the kids" i thought the 'point' of FL was that you had more time with the DCs?

CallieTorres Wed 23-Dec-15 08:56:34

PPF - i hope not!!

CallieTorres Wed 23-Dec-15 09:00:54

OMG!! i'm turning in to a bloody stalker now!

In July she was doing right-to-buy, and posted a bloody picture with her D.O.B, and signature!! (i've hidden those bits)

CheekySmile Wed 23-Dec-15 09:05:16

Wow Pink, I'd love to be able to publicly question how she's done that. Also amazed she didn't try the 'ask me how' line...

But this:
I have worked this business for 18 months never once having a day off! I have sacrificed time with the kids, had arguments with the people I'm doing it for, been absolutely mocked and laughed at.... But I kept the vision of why I was doing it!
is so typical of what we hear from those involved in MLMs. They're selling the dream of a full-time income from part-time hours, more time with your loved ones etc. Those who want to make any halfway decent money really do have to give all of that up.

darceybussell Wed 23-Dec-15 09:22:59

This one made me shudder

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