I had to laugh the other day, when an attorney working for a well-known American-based public company (which has already prominently featured on the long list of 'Lyoness Loyalty Merchants') contacted me and asked if I would first agree to her own and her employers' identity remaining confidential. She then requested that I supply her with an explanation (for free) of why I consider the 'Lyoness cash-back scheme' to be unlawful.
This is part of my reply:
'Although, when examined in isolation by casual observers, the so-called 'Lyoness cash back scheme' (which has been in operation in numerous countries, including the USA) can appear to be perfectly lawful, when the wider-evidence is examined, it is revealed as being the entrance to a 'closed-market swindle' or 'Ponzi scheme' (dissimulated as an income opportunity) and related advance fee frauds (dissimulated as training and motivation). Thus, the so-called 'Lyoness cash back scheme,' in which your employers have been duped into participating, has been part of an overall pattern of ongoing major racketeering activity as defined by the US federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, 1970.'
David Brear (copyright 2012)