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    [scam forums]i-commerce, amway and the like

    My mates gotten conned by some guy and has joined this group called i-commerce and believes that he'll make 3 million in 2 years. Properly believes it. So I go along with it, whenever he asks me about it I "agree".

    So today my mate gives this dude my phone number, he rings me this afternoon.

    Says,

    "You don't know me and I don't know you but you sound like quite an ambitious guy, would that be right?"

    "Uh yea sure".

    "Your friend Tim gave me a call and said you'd be interested in making more income in the short term"

    "Yea okay"

    "That's great, that's great, I'd like to arrange a short ten minute meeting with you to discuss with you what you can do"

    "To be honest what you do doesn't sound like a viable source of income"

    "What do you mean what we do?"

    "Well, it just seems like a scam"

    "Clearly you aren't the person I thought you were, you wont be hearing from us again"



    To be honest I knew **** all about it, but the notes my mate brought home from one of his seminars were just creepy. Explaining how to talk to people to convince them to join, made up percentages somehow equalling money for you instead of solely the dude at the top of the ladder...

    Anyone else had anything to do with apparent multi-networking "business opportunities?"

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    #2
    yay for pyramid schemes

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    #3
    IB marzbar says they're legit and abdulrahman is mentioned

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    #4
    pyramid schemes are such total shit

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    #5
    trapezoid schemes are where its at

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    #6
    sounds like you need new mates

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    #7
    I myself prefer circle schemes. Everyone wins

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    #8
    Sounds legit.

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    #9
    Give me his number, im interested, PM me.

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    #10
    lol i got sucked in years ago...

    its like the BS free acommendation deals.. where you have to attend a seminar for 4 hours or something...

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    #11
    LOL. He wants you to cal back, you should. Go undercover and then FairGo his ass

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    #12
    He gave up WAY to easily.. Shitty salesmen if you ask me.

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    how fast did he say the "Clearly you aren't the person I thought you were, you wont be hearing from us again" line? if he said it straight away, its definately a scam.

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    #14
    "Clearly you aren't the person I thought you were" isn't the kind of thing a legitimate person would say

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    #15
    I always thought it was funny (and awful) that the Sunday times ran adverts with "How to beat the TAB" - there is no ****ing way to beat the TAB. It was really irresponsible for them to print that shit unless it ironically linked to some gambling helpline.

    Makes me sad than an editor is that low that they'll not turn away that kind of advertising.

    Bit off-topic, but yeah - you should **** with those guys (apart from the fact that you have a friend link so they know where you live etc).

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    meatnz wrote:
    how fast did he say the "Clearly you aren't the person I thought you were, you wont be hearing from us again" line? if he said it straight away, its definately a scam.
    Pretty much as soon as I mentioned the word scam...I knew exactly how he was going to react, try make me feel as though I was missing out.

    I'll eat my hat if Tim comes out of this with the amount of funds this guy apparently throws around.

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    Eldon wrote:
    I always thought it was funny (and awful) that the Sunday times ran adverts with "How to beat the TAB" - there is no ****ing way to beat the TAB. It was really irresponsible for them to print that shit unless it ironically linked to some gambling helpline.
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    Arbitrage between other sports books would be one way.

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    Cynos wrote:
    He'll end up trying to sell people a website telling people how to sell people websites.
    Yo dawg, I heard you like websites, so we put a website in your website so you can sell websites while you sell websites.

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    haze_xp wrote:
    Yo dawg, I heard you like websites, so we put a website in your website so you can sell websites while you sell websites.
    1.Sell websites
    2.Sell websites
    3.Sell websites
    4.????????

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    NZC wrote:
    "Friends helping friends my ass"
    Sounds like a good porno

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    There is no end to this chain, and everyone is a winner and can be rich!!

    Why dont we just print everyone 5mill each?? oh wai...

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    hahaha "it isnt a pyramid scheme, thats illegal..its a networking method of making money"

    ive been to an Amway seminar, utter bull shit..they have rankings sorta like Dungeons and Dragons.. "Gold gem, silver gem" etc and they refer to people like that.. "oh hes a silver gem"

    and then theres another one where this couple tried to con me haha..they restore VHS onto a website so it can be streamed online

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    Had a similar experience with something called "Network 21".

    Basically our neighbour asked us to pop over for a short presentation of a business opportunity cause we were ambitious young people.

    It was basically selling Amway's online store to use for your groceries (non-perisables), and you got discounts by adding people to your "team", "wasn't" an pyramid though, as the triangle pointed sideways... And there was plenty of pressure to sign up there and then, as it was all based on the time you signed up [to the milli-second] as to how much of a cut you got from the "sideways triangle".

    The BS they sprouted about the products was hilarious though. One was an energy drink that had "out sold The Bull". I presume they mean you to think Red Bull, who own 2 formula one teams i might add, wonder in what obscure country it managed that feat in... This drink was truly amazing though, as all the toxins in the world actually BREAKING DOWN our DNA, this had Adapto-genic Herbs in it to reverse the process. Wish i'd saved my DNA that day.

    Also had a mate do a phone company one.. "Oh, it'd really help me out if you signed up"... EVIL companies preying on needed people really.

    They don't tell you that those 25yo retirees got rich off people like you's money...

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    My mate introduced me to this. Went to the workshop with another mate of mine since I didn't know what to expect and also wanted a second opinion.
    Just hated how they showed you can get wealthy very easily and planted pictures of exotic items(including boomerang controller ps3 lol) at the end of the slideshow.
    Research from internet simply says Amway is a legit business but IDA just wants you to be in a cult so you can buy a neverending list of books, tapes just to get confident.
    There is a legit way of making money from Amway but not the 'dream' they promised you could get.

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    If you lack the business sense to refuse these schemes, you deserve to lose your money IMO.