Multilevel Marketing: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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Multilevel marketing companies claim to be legitimate businesses, but some seem awfully…pyramid shaped. John Oliver and Jaime Camil demonstrate how they work. 

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S. J
I briefly worked for an MLM in Liverpool when I moved there, the boss was making upwards of five grand A WEEK whilst most people there wouldn't make that much in 6 months. We had to sign a contract stating that although we were self employed and could choose our own hours, we HAD to be at the office by 8am and most people wouldn't be getting home until 10pm, this was 6 days a week Monday - Saturday. The boss also used forms of sexual/physical assault as a "motivator". I've been out of the company for a few months now and I'll trying to gather intel from people currently there so I can report him to the police.
Chris Irvin
John Oliver is single handedly what Vice News used to be. Tonite was my first exposure to him and I can't stop watching these.
Stanley Gee
what about insurance companies? what about pharmaceutical companies?
Rachit Murarka
hi Beyonce..... the expression of John Oliver.
Chrono Mitsurugi
Pyramid scheme to fight pyramid shcemes? Fire with fire eh? LOL Seems legit.
Radda Shnitzel
There's a moron at cashinthemail.club who is trying to use your video as the excuse for his pyramid scheme. Oy vey.
Smith Vasanthakumar
Is World Financial Group an MLM??
TEDDY8CHEETOS
So when dish network promoted that they would give you 50 dólares to recommend your friends was a pyramid scheme
Karina Richardson
Que ciega que estuve!
David Salone
The back end research by his staff in these videos is amazing. Kudos.
Darth Trumpt
Everyone please donate 1 dollar towards me, I hate working. This will be the best investment ever. In return I offer nothing, just your donation.
Tara Gragg
I was approached by a company like this. I would laugh to hard to do my job.
Shane Killeen
Cydcor / DSMax / Smartcircle
Unresponsive Page
The Dimaryp thing reminded me of a clip from the office about Micheal joining a pyramid scheme. I think it was a cold open
Jef Jones
LOVE this (as a Youngevity distributor). Interesting side-note: Youngevity's founder, Dr. Joel Wallach, never took a position in his own "pyramid" because he could see that by doing so, many would believe that he was only in it for the $$$$. Shameless plug = http://1fjefj.my90forlife.com
Aundre' Collins
YES. THERE ARE MLM SCAMS OUT THERE. THAT WHY IF YOU THINK YOU FOUND ONE, YOU SURE YOU HAVE BEEN HURT, OR YOU JUST WANT TO CHECK ONE OUT TO SEE IF IT'S A SCAM, A PYRAMID SCHEME, DON'T JUMP ON THE INTERNET GOING TO YOUTUBE, GOOGLE, AND PEOPLE CLAIMING THEY KNOW A SCAM WHEN THEY SEE ONE ( SITES LIKE THESE), AND THERE'S OTHERS CLAIMING THEY KNOW THE ANSWERS ( HINT-IF THE AUTHORS OF A SITE, DOESN'T RING A BELL, WELL KNOWN, CLAIMING THEY HAVE THE EDUCATIONS KNOW WHAT'S A PYRAMID SCHEME IS--KEEP IN MIND, A NON-WELL KNOWN AUTHOR WITH A BEAUTIFUL DONE-UO WEBSITE, BE VERY WIERY OF THEIR CLAIMS. IT'S THEIR OPINIONS THAT'S TWISTED AMONGST A FEW FACTS TO HAVE YOU BELIEVING THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT. THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE BRACHING OFF WEBSITE TAKING YOU TO OTHER BASEMENT DONE, OR LIVING ROOM DONE UP PRESENTATIONS ( KIND OF LIKE THE MLM PRESENTATION THEY WARN YOU ABOUT MLM'S DOES, HOW IRONIC), AND IF THE SITE TAKES YOU TO AN OFFICIAL'S SITES, SITE YOU WANT TO BE ON ANYWAY, LOOK FOR WORDS LIKE: MOST ARE SCAMS, A PERCENTAGE OF MLM MAKE MONEY (OF COURSE A PERCENTAGE DO, BECAUSE SOME GIVE UP BEFORE THEY DO, SOME DROP OFF CLAIMING SCAM BEFORE REALLY FIGURING IT OUT THAT'S NOT), SOME ARE TOO LAZY TO GET OFF THE COUCH TO ACTUALLY WORK THE MLM THEY ARE IN. IT'S THE SAME PERCENTAGE OF THOSE THAT GOES TO COLLEGE AND COME OUT TO ACTUALLY GET THE CAREER THEY WENT TO SCHOOL FOR. FTC WILL SAY MOST THAT JOIN A MLM WILL NEVER MAKE MONEY, AND THOSE ARE THE FACTORS UP TOP, NOT BECAUSE ALL ARE SCAMS. AND, SCAMS ARE A FEDERAL OFFENSE. FIND ONE, REPORT IT. SCAMS WILL GET DISCOVERED. IT WILL NOT LAST. SOMEONE WILL COMPLAIN, OR FEEL THAT THIS IS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, AND REPORT IT. AND THAT'S THE THING, REPORT IT. EVEN IF YOU NOT SURE. THAT GETS THE BAD MLM'S OUR OF THE WAY OF THE GOOD MLM'S. AND, IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ON WHICH ARE BAD AND WHICH ARE GOOD? DON'T ASK ME. DON'T ASK THESE PEOPLE ON THE WEBSITE CLAIMING TO KNOW A SCAM WHEN THEY SEE ONE ( YET THEY REPORT THEIR PROFESSIONISM TO NO EXPERT, NEVER HELPED OUT ANY RECOGNISIBLE PERSON WE HEARD OF, AND ONLY FEEDS OFF INNOCENT PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET USINE SCARE TACTICS. STAY AWAY FROM YOUTUBE, GOOGLE, AS WELL WHEN YOU WANT ADVICE FOR A MLM. OR ANY BUSINESS. GO RIGHT TO PROFESSIONALS THAT WORKS FOR YOU: BBB, FTC, ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICES, DSA, DSEF......LEAVE THOSE FAKE " LIST OF SCAMS" ON THE INTERNET PEOPLE ALONE................I TELL YOU WHAT. HERE'S WHAT YOU DO WHEN YOU COME ACROSS SOMEONE WHO CLAIMS TO BE AN EXPERT OF KNOWING WHAT'S A SCAM. ASK THEM HAVE THEY EVERY BEEN IN A MLM. ASK THEM HAVE THEY EVER PUBLISHED A BOOK ON THEIR FINDINGS ( MOST PROFESSIONALS WILL LAUGH AT THEM BECAUSE THEY WOULD BE FORCED TO GIVE FACTS, NOT ALLOGATIONS OR CONFUSIONS OF PERCENTAGE NOT ALL OF THEM. ASK THEM HAVE THEY EVER GAVE ADVICE TO A SIGNIFICANT BUSINESS OWNER AND PLACE GIVE NAMES AND THEIR SITE THAT YOU COULD CONFIRM THEIR FINDINGS WERE TRUE. ...........................AND, IF YOU DON'T WON'T TO BE TROUBLE WITH ALL OF THAT, AND SINCE YOU ARE ON THE INTERNET, JUST GO TO CREDIBLE SITES WITH AUTHENTIC SEALS : FTC, BBB, DSA, DSEF. BECAUSE, THERE ARE OVER A MILLION OF THESE PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET CLAIMING THEY HAVE ALL THE SCAMS LISTED...........................................THEY KNOW THEM ALL, BUT NO ONE KNOW OF THEM.
Aundre' Collins
YES PEOPLE LOST MONEY IN MLM'S. SO HAVE THEY LOST MONEY ON THE STATE LOTTERY, PUTTING MONEY ON HORSE RACES, GOING TO COLLEGE COMING OUT TO GET THE CAREER THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE GOING TO SCHOOL FOR, ETC...
Fran kie
I was taught MLM at business university and this video here is not well researched. How unfortunate.
Ada Matei
https://www.jeunesseglobal.com/
Same pyramid scheme
Mushrooms and the Sun
John Oliver is annoying
Aundre' Collins
But then again, a celebrity could go on national television and say what he/she wants , and SOME GROUP will actually do it, or believe it. Still doesn't make it right or wrong because a celebrity says it is, or ok to do and believe.
Aundre' Collins
And I may say, John Oliver had made some bad predictions before. Needless to say, the Chicago Cubs prediction.http://money.cnn.com/2016/11/07/media/john-oliver-donald-trump-election/index.html
Aundre' Collins
And a lot of people didn't know PYRAMID SCHEMES ARE A FEDERAL OFFENSE. Find one report it. That company will be reprimanded, fined, or lead to imprisonment. So if ALL MLM's are a pyramid scheme, there's a lot of calling to be done. C'mon people. It's opinionated, by a late night talk comedian show host.
Aundre' Collins
Keep in mind, when well known Third party officials like FTC says that a company violates a regulatory actions, that company have time to correct that issue before penalized. Saying something is totally a bad company because FTC said they violated a code or something , is like you and I getting a traffic ticket of not stopping at a stop sign completely , and now you are a totally bad driver for life. No. It a violation. Correct it and move on, and let it now happen again.
Aundre' Collins
And there is a way the public can know of a pyramid scheme and bad illegal pyramid schemes, it's called FTC, DSA, DSEF, Attorney General Office's, NOT A COMEDIAN ON A LATE NIGHT SHOW that could find a joke in anything.
Aundre' Collins
And stockpiling products, could be a sign of Illegal pyramid.And all the talks about less than 1% of people that join a MLM make it to be rich, well that could be true. But, compensation could be made if you follow all the rules and blueprint of your LEGITIMATE PYRAMID STRUCTORED MLM.
Aundre' Collins
Another section from the FTC. ( And again someone in Vemma, you did something wrong) Sorry Vemma, I am partial towards MLM's , but Legitimate MLM's. I am sure you are a legitimate company, it just that the people that's within the company tanks it up for you. Not, the company itself. Vemma, I really didn't follow what you did, but FTC are using you as an example.3: Live the lavish lifestyle. The recruitment pitch says you’ll be living in the lap of luxury. It fails to tell you most people in a pyramid scheme lose money. Vemma made promises of luxury cars and travel to exotic destinations, but the company’s own income disclosures tell a different story: 9 out of 10 Affiliates made less than $6,200. And the FTC alleges even those figures are overblown because they don’t take into account expenses like the initial purchase and the monthly purchases.
Aundre' Collins
Now, listen to what John Oliver is saying, " Companies like Mary Kay, companies like Amway--And someone said he didn't mention Amway, Yes he did. Rewind the his video.See legally when you use words like, " Like a thief" "He ran like a Tiger" Technically, he's not calling you what the he's trying to project. Protecting him from lawsuits. He's perfectly find with voicing his opinions.And, with THINGS BEING A PYRAMID STRUCTURES, THAT SHOW HE'S HOSTING IS A PYRAMID STRUCTURE, LIKE ALL THINGS BUSINESS, SCHOOLS, YOUR JOBS AND CAREERS.But, notice how he hits on funny CLIPS, and to tell you the truth, there are things being said on his CLIPS that shouldn't ever been said in a MLM, BUT AGAIN, NOT ALL MLM'S ARE A SCAM OR A PYRAMID SCHEME.
Aundre' Collins
I am sorry " Vemma " I am sorry, but according to FTC, they didn't like what you was doing, but back to the main Topic " Not all MLM are scams or illegal Pyramid Schemes".2: Buy our product, lots of it. Many pyramid scheme operations require participants to buy the product or other things to stay in good standing with the company. Vemma Affiliates are told to spend 150 bucks a month on products to stay in the monthly “bonus” pool, according to the complaint. That’s $1,800 a year!
Aundre' Collins
Here are some telltale signs of a pyramid scheme — think of these as “Spotting an Illegal Pyramid Scheme 101”.1: Recruit, recruit, recruit. If your income is based predominantly on how many people you recruit into the program, not how much product you sell, it’s a pyramid scheme. According to the FTC’s complaint, Vemma’s marketing and training materials emphasize recruiting other Affiliates. In fact, one of the masterminds behind the alleged scheme says Affiliates should focus on recruiting other Affiliates because customers are simply a “byproduct of the business.”However, if you recruit others DIDN'T GET COMPENSATED FOR RECRUTING and they get paid off customers, and now you some of that commission or residual since you recruited him/her--Big difference. That's legal. NOT A PYRAMID SCHEME. ( Read it! It's up top straight from the FTC Offices). Only if you focus on recruiting others, and you get compensated for that, ILLEGAL.
Aundre' Collins
www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-pyramid-organizational-structure.htm
Aundre' Collins
https://www.allbusiness.com/pyramid-structure-versus-pyramid...
Aundre' Collins
If pyramid structures was considered a scam, well then your jobs is a scam, the educational systems are a scam, form of government ( Watch how people eat that one up, but not consider their career as being a pyramid structure)even his show is structured like a pyramid. People, his a funny comedian, and you are taking advice from a guy who does a night show. If you get paid for selling a product, an legal product, it not a scam ( The pricing of it might kill you and the products itself might not be as good as they say it is, still it doesn't make them a scam. If you recruit someone, and got paid because you RECRUITED HIM, be careful. You might be stepping into a pyramid scheme. However, if you recruit someone ( And yes, like a pyramid structure your job, your late night television show, school systems the same structures), and THEY GET CUSTOMERS TO BUY THEIR PRODUCTS, AND YOU GET PAID, SO DO YOUR RECRUITER, THAT'S NOT A PYRAMID SCHEME. JUST AS LONG AS THE PRODUCTS ISN'T ILLEGAL. Look up all the major store chains you shop at today. Check out how they got their start. Started out as a MLM, or direct Sell company. Or, be lazy and fight everyone, and listen to people like the late night show host, and internet professionals entertain you with their opinion what's a pyramid scheme.
Aundre' Collins
It's very funny to see people banking on late night television shows to determine what's a pyramid scheme and what's not. Why not just look up Pyramid Scheme, Ponzi scheme, and scams up from the FTC or Attorney General website? And post it, we don't need other people, television night show hosts to tell you what's a pyramid scheme or not. And you right, he did say, " Some are legit" ! , But if he said , They all was a scam"! Are you that serious that this man, who will never help your kids get through college (I am sure he will joke, laugh and tell you the check is in the mail, who will never give you financial advice, and if he did who would be that stupid to take that advice, all the sudden he's touching a topic that you believe in ( That all MLM's are pyramid scheme), now you are jumping on his bandwagon. I am sure here's all correct until he mention something negative about someone you cared about, then it's " This man don't have a clue what he's talking about"! Let a comedian be a comedian, not a business specialist. Now, if he had one on stage that's a specialist telling people, Yes, all MLM's are a scam" Then that's another thing, but no. It was a comedian, and people seemed to forget that. And, the part that he said " Not all are scam".
Eli Murphy
It's confusing as a gay guy when people are talking about mlm and I forget that multilevel marketing is a thing lmao
NN Pennys
Can't stand Oliver, however he's right this should be shown to EVERYONE. However this is not the first time MLM's have been exposed. I was recruited when I was younger and when I realized what was really happening I called the company and demanded a RMA number, they relented and gave me a full refund. The part he missed in this is EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THESE MLM's very FIRST PITCH is "Now your friends are going to tell you it's a scam or they tried it and it didn't work, but if you put in a FEW hours of HARD work a week you can too make it big"......then they go into "If you opened a new store wouldn't you invite ALL your family and friends"? that's how they get you to recruit them. It's FREAKING SICK.
In Case You Were Wondering
He's right. However the lady was saying pyramid scheme sarcastically. But nonetheless it still is one.
Makin Rounds
Whats primerica classified as?
Zwick Flix Productions
At 7:04 her true reptilian form shows through for a moment
Leo McDonald
This guys an asshole!!!
We should ask this guy why our universities around the country are teaching multilevel marketing nowadays???
Ramon Emilio Balaguer Trujillo Desangles
This dude is saying Multi Level Marketing companies like Herbalife, Mary Kay, Amway, ACN, do TERRA, Pampered Chef, Avon, Kitchen Fair, Nu Skin, PrimeAmerica, Organo Gold, the Wrap, 4Life, etc... are a Pyramid Scheme. It's a bit funny and a few bleeped words, but the reality as I see it. :( REBT :D
ii.Emily .ii
1) la fea mas bella was a tv sjow that aired a long time ago. 2)My mom used to work with herbalife. She recently received a big check as part of a law suit made against Herbalife.
Primus 777
Greetings from UK!
I LOVE this guy.
Hopefully, his message will give "a moment of pause" to all people having been suckered into these scams (and I know how persuasive the Scumbags promoting these "false promises" can be!)
People. Do yourselves a massive favor. Don't WALK away....RUN like the devil is on your heels.
(And Trust Me. He is)
tdpowers19
Anybody want some Cutco Knives???
Baserocklove
I had a guy come by my shitty college job and say he's looking for smart hard working people who want more and give me his card which had no actual company name on it. Red flags popping up like crazy but I love fucking with scumbags and I knew all about MLM's so i called him that night. He immediately launches into this pitch about getting rich making peoples lives better helping the poor out with their finances blahblahblah. I keep asking him how I get paid, hourly or salary and he just keeps dodging the question, iask him how much I get paid and he keeps dodging it. Finally I'm like "Tell me or i hang up", he says the pay is "effort based" so the more effort i put in the more I get paid! I tell him that sounds awesome! What's the name of his company. After several dodges he finally says it's Primerica. I"m like "Ok let me google that real fast...". He just hangs up on me hahaha. sure enough all sorts of scam warnings, stuff about pyramid schemes etc etc come up.
Rhabeeb Rhabeeb
I've always thought Amway was a fucking cult.
Gaaraape
I just can't understand how you can fall for these kind of things
Tjay123 Shm
My boss today tried to get me into a pyramid scheme. I'm right now writing my resignation letter.
Pito Licker
LMAO I laugh at people who believe any of these "easy money" schemes, I would never fall for that...maybe cus I'm Aquarius 🤔
Megan Fothergill
I tried pointing this out to s girl I knew.

I was blocked pretty quickly when I showed her stats about who actually makes money haha
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