'Lyoness' is the name over the entrance to a classic blame-the-victim 'income opportunity' cultic racket, comprising a dissimulated closed-market swindle, or pyramid scheme, and related advance fee frauds. In the simplest terms, behind all the commercial/philanthropic camouflage and layers of linguistic/mathematical/economic hocus-pocus, the overwhelming majority of the money which has been flowing into the dark heart of the 'Lyoness' racket, has come from its never-ending chain of temporarily deluded core-adherents (based on their false-expectation of future reward).
Over the past few months, Norwegian lottery regulators, led by Monica Alisøy Kjelsnes, have supposedly been investigating the activities of the organization known as 'Lyoness.' The result of these supposed investigations can only be described as astonishing; particularly, when you consider that the corporate front for the 'Lyoness' racket has been set up in Norway in such a devious way that Norwegian regulators could not access any audited accounts. Instead, they relied on unverifiable figures supplied externally by the 'Lyoness' Ministry of Truth.
Thus, the Norwegian lottery regulators, led by Monica Alisøy Kjelsnes, have finally concluded that although 'Lyoness' has been the front for an illegal pyramid scheme in Norway, based on the organization's own figures, 'Lyoness' is no longer hiding such criminal activity and, consequently, will not be prosecuted.
Readers might be interested to learn that during the past months I have written to Monica Alisøy Kjelsnes on two occasions, and asked her what would be her personal reaction if a member of her own family suddenly announced that he/she had signed up with 'Lyoness?'
Predictably, I have yet to receive a reply to my common-sense question.
David Brear (copyright 2014)