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 is operating a pyramid scheme.
The caller sounds convincing: If you don’t pay your utility bills immediately, your gas, electricity or water will be shut off. They ask you to pay using a specific — and unusual — method.
Be warned: The call probably is a trick to steal your money.
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