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So Who Knows about the INVEST 299 Scam?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by wavetrain75, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. wavetrain75

    wavetrain75 Useless Member

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    A guy at work has been bugging me about "a great business opportunity" but "you have to see it."

    It was one of those where he wouldn't tell me what it was so I had no ammo to hit back with, today I finally found out that it's Invest 299.

    So, tell me about Invest 299. Sounds like a pyramid scam to me.
     
  2. Kosher Larry

    Kosher Larry MWAG

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    From a quick Google search, it appears that it is MLM.
     

  3. Kosher Larry

    Kosher Larry MWAG

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    Whenever someone approaches me with a "business opportunity" that they are very vague about and insist that I have to "see it to get it", I assume MLM and sternly refuse the offer. Any legitimate business won't have anything to hide.
     
  4. Scared_of_zombies

    Scared_of_zombies

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    This one?


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    http://www.invest299.com/images/research.html
     
  5. Easterbrook

    Easterbrook Wagon Burner

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  6. FLGUY

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    These type of schemes NEVER focus on the actual product (if any), the "product" is actually the recruitment of additional suck...er ""representatives" to your so called "downline" or whatever what that particular scam refers to it as. That's why it's a pyramid. The people in the beginning or at the bottom of the scam get paid for recruiting others..then the others get paid for recruiting yet more others until eventually the "others" run out and no new recruits are available.

    Each recruit is also a customer because to join and become a "representative" you must purchase a supply of whatever the crap product is. Then you hustle some new people into being as stupid as you just were. The whole thing eventually collapses.

    Check it out here: pyramid schemes
     
  7. gearjammer351

    gearjammer351 EnemyOfTheState

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    Same here.

    My first exposure to the MLM game was when I worked at a building materials outlet as a teenager. I had a regular customer who tried to get me into one of these. He came in a couple of times a week to buy shingles, decking, and tar paper. Every time he saw me he tried to talk me into a "business opportunity." When I inquired further, the best he could come up with was: "It's business."

    I was polite for a long time (he was my customer after all), but he got more and more pushy every time he brought it up. After many of attempts I'd had enough, so I said "If this business is so great, why are you still roofing houses for a living?"

    He never brought it up again :supergrin:. I later found out from someone else it was Amway:upeyes:
     
  8. wavetrain75

    wavetrain75 Useless Member

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    I sat through the little 10 minute online video and I still have no idea what they do. I was sort of hoping someone else had gotten roped into going to the meeting and could spill the beans for me.

    But I did find out that they allow you have a full time life instead of a full time job. They help people. They're the buisness of the future. They're nice people who help old ladies across the street. And you don't have to sell anything.
     
  9. HollowHead

    HollowHead Firm member

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    Years ago I had a neighbor who was into to one of these MLM schemes. Althought he was a nice enough guy I never let him get any further than pleasantries at the fence. He went under and lost his house sometime later and I distinctly remember the cases upon cases of under-sink water filters the sheriff's deputies were carting out. There must have been hundreds of these things. HH
     
  10. G-31

    G-31 .357 Sig

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    :rofl::rofl:
     
  11. Mike Oxbig

    Mike Oxbig Canadian eh!

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    The "product" they sell is the only legal way to get out of being charged as being a "pyramid scheme" (not that they actually focus on selling anything)
    The reason you didn't understand the video is because the main focus is "look how rich we got for doing nothing, and so can you!"
     
  12. ilgunguygt

    ilgunguygt Enslaved in IL

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  13. FLGUY

    FLGUY Guest

    Speaking of Amway...a few interesting notes.