Scam Alert: Multilevel Marketing Practices
Unfair and illegal multilevel marketing practices have become a concern on an international level for consumer authorities. Indeed, many consumers around the world have complained to econsumer.gov about marketing opportunities that turn out to be pyramid schemes or ponzi schemes.
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