Monday 15 May 2017

New (Timeless Vie) petition to Facebook requesting a "Do Not Contact" list for 'MLMs'

Blog Readers are invited to sign this petition:

"Are you tired of being targeted by multi-level marketing reps like Isagenix, Younique, Mary Kay etc in your community or on social media?  Have you seen vulnerable people pulled into these schemes?
We want to create a Do No Contact list so that this stops.  We know a lot of people find it hard to say no to friends and family who are sucked into these schemes - this way they'll know beforehand you aren't interested and take the personal element out of it for you. We have big plans  - please sign!"

Wednesday 10 May 2017

Trump clan caught peddling American Dream in China.

The latest developments in Donald Trump's American kleptocracy almost beggar belief.

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Jared Kushner                                                                   Nicole Kushner Meyer

Immediately before President Trump 'terminated' FBI Director, James Comey (who just happened to be in charge of ongoing investigations into Trump's Putin connections), it emerged that a member of the Trump clan, Nicole Kushner Meyer, has (in a series of live public performances) been trying to persuade wealthy Chinese citizens collectively to invest $150 millions in a cash-strapped Kushner Companies New Jersey real-estate development project (formerly run by her brother, Jared Kushner), by implying that, by doing so (above a level of half a million dollars), they would almost certainly be guaranteed a US Green Card (under visa program EB 5 approved and controlled by President Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner).

Furthermore, when it was discovered that journalists were present with cameras at the Kushner Companies latest American Dream-peddling event (held in a swanky Beijing hotel), an attempt was made to destroy the evidence that Donald Trump and Jared Kushner's names, and images, had been invoked. The reporters were also intimidated and excluded.

David Brear (copyright 2017)

Tuesday 2 May 2017

Closer Magazine challenges the pernicious 'MLM' fairy story in the UK.


Experts warn stay-at-home mums to AVOID online job schemes that promise to make you thousands

Many stay-at-home mums are falling victim to schemes that promise to make you loads of money for just a few hours work, but insiders are warning people to avoid them at all costs.
Being a stay-at-home mum can be extremely tough, but even if you find yourself thinking about going back to your job it’s not always an option. Finding (and affording) childcare or wanting to spend more time with your children are just a few reasons some mums choose not to rejoin the work force.
However, if you have been thinking about going back to work but aren’t keen on getting back into the nine to five office slog, you may have seen some very tempting job adverts on Facebook. They’re the kind that promise a financially stable life by working just a few hours a week AND from the comfort of your own home.
They’re usually accompanied by pictures of someone who has already worked their way to the top and are enjoying the benefits – posing next to a flashy car, or lounging by the pool on a lavish holiday.
*It's an attractive offer for stay-at-home mums* (Credit: Getty)It's an attractive offer for stay-at-home mums (Credit: Getty)
Sometimes your friends may even be involved, and they'll convince you to do it too. All you have to do is sign up and you’ll see the money rolling in.
It all sounds too good to be true, right?
Insiders are warning that’s because it is.
The schemes, known as ‘Multi-Level Marketing’ (or MLM for short) usually comprise of people selling a particular product. They’re then expected to recruit people to join their ‘team’, and so on and so forth, until the individuals begin making money from their sales.
Although pyramid schemes are illegal, these are currently legal but work in a similar fashion - the difference being that there is a sold product involved. They work within a triangle structure, with recruitment being the key to actually making money as the cash gets passed backwards.
*These schemes target mums* (Credit: Getty)These schemes target mums (Credit: Getty)
However Kate Dyson, founder of The Motherload, warns mums not to get lured in by these attractive offers. And they can be very attractive. Who doesn’t want to work just a few hours a week and have enough money in the bank to afford all of life’s luxuries?
But in her insightful piece about the inner workings of these schemes and how stay-at-home mums are targeted, Kate discusses the fact that the Direct Selling Association reports that 77.4% of individuals involved in schemes like this are women, and the vast majority of those are mothers.
“Why do women join these schemes? Well, being a stay-at-home mum can be bloody tough, and yet conversely, many of us would give our right arm to do it. Mum-guilt is a powerful factor, that MLM businesses know will lead to new recruits. But many of us feel redundant at home, with CBeebies on constant loop, and burbling baby talk filling our days,” Kate says.
*Many women lose thousands of pounds* (Credit: Getty)Many women lose thousands of pounds (Credit: Getty)
“It’s understandable that women look for something to keep them ‘busy’, to give them their worth back as a working adult, and generate income. Single mums, low income families are an easy target.”
One former MLM link, Sammy, lost around £10,000 to the schemes she was involved with.
“I was sucked in by Forever Living... Two whole years I dedicated to it. I did ok, but looking back my biggest problem was the success above me. I was VERY close to the top bot in the country (4 levels away from her) my direct upline was earning £6,000 a month, her upline £10,000 and her upline £50,000. This definitely skewed my vision on it...I was just told over and over again that if I just worked a little bit harder then I would be that successful too.
“When I eventually left because I was getting nowhere with it (sucked into ANOTHER MLM which was a complete joke) my lovely supportive uplines turned on me so quickly it was unbelievable! Only once the second MLM flopped did I realise all of what you said in your blog. Looking back it's scary how cult-like MLM is. I felt totally stupid.”
If you’ve seen something similar and are tempted to get involved, make sure you do your research and check out all the information before handing over any money.

copyright Closer Magazine 2017