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Pyramid Schemes:
Names of Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) Programs that Are Pyramid Schemes

The following schemes have been prosecuted by at least one government (USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Japan, and EU country, etc.) as being pyramid selling schemes:

  • Black Magic 95
  • Joker 88
  • Maximus Intermediaries Limited

At least one government (USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Japan, and EU country, etc.) as  has issued warnings about the following schemes as being at risk of being pyramid selling schemes:

  • Accountanet Ltd
  • Alpha 2000 Ltd
  • Barclays System
  • Cash Club
  • Charity Bond
  • David Rhodes
  • David Stein scheme
  • David Stevenson scheme
  • Downline Building Group
  • Dragon Slayer
  • Edward L Green (there are also a number of "clones" of this scheme)
  • Envelope Stuffing
  • Equitynet
  • Esquire Marketing
  • Family of Eagles
  • Five Dollar Gimmick (Buzzard Holdings Ltd)
  • Focus International Credit Card Plan
  • Fortuna Alliance
  • Global Gold Marketing
  • Global Interactive Investment Club
  • Global Options NZ Ltd
  • Going Platinum
  • Grove Marketing
  • Homelend (also known as Homenet)
  • Homemailers Programme
  • International Direct Mail Network
  • International Philanthropists Society
  • Jubilee International
  • Lifetime Income Trusts Ltd
  • Life Without Debt
  • Mail Order 2000 (an envelope stuffing scheme)
  • Make Lots of $ in the Net
  • Mike Fitzgerald
  • Multipurpose Associates
  • New Inc
  • Payline
  • Perpetual Income Trust (Lifetime Income Trust)
  • Pony Express
  • Project 21
  • Project 60
  • Project Internet
  • Rapido
  • Singles Club No. 50
  • Snow Fresh
  • Star International
  • Sundew International
  • Syndicate Management Services
  • Telecard
  • Thumbs Up
  • Trans- Global Investments Universal
  • Vanilla Gold Accumulation Plan
  • Vera Corp World Netsafe (ATTM Card)
  • World Net Inc
  • Worldwide Wealth Creators Scheme
  • $7,000 in two weeks scheme
  • $50,000 scheme.


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