When I was halfway through college (late 2000’s) I was lured into a MLM scam. A classmate who I considered an acquaintance/friend invited me to her house where her family was hosting an MLM presentation for like two dozen people. It sounded nice and unfortunately, I wasn’t quite as cynical back then so I was interested in it. Fortunately, my natural sense of laziness actually saved me in this sense because I only sunk about $20 into some packs of energy drinks before I forgot about the whole thing.
The sick thing about MLM is that the people who get sucked into it often target their friends and families and unfortunately I’ve been noticing some relatives in Vietnam posting about it on Facebook (stupid HerbalLife). Out of courtesy, I warned one, but I don’t think he believes me (despite me linking some articles and sharing my own experience) and I’m not pushing the issue.
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