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MLM vs Pyramid Scheme

  • June 19, 2014

    The MLM Landscape and the Burn Lounge 9th Court Ruling – Part 1

    On June 5th, the 9th Circuit Court ruled the Burn Lounge was a pyramid. The following is based on an interview with Spencer Reese ( on the court ruling and how it will impact the Direct Selling industry. Today the argument of what is a pyramid scheme versus a legitimate company is similar but not ... Read more ›

  • June 17, 2014

    The telltale signs of a pyramid scheme

    Consumer Education Specialist, FTC What’s the difference between a multilevel marketing program and a pyramid scheme? Pyramid schemes are illegal. If the money you earn is based on your sales to the public, the company may be a legitimate multilevel marketing plan. Here are some signs that the company... Read more ›