Solomon Kane
Wow, didn't mention trump.
Caleb Dunthorne
the person who walked the dog,
Ben Friar
This show is so cynical. I can only watch a third of it.
domthedomlittlefair
Herbalife fucked my wife
flying pigs_are_cool
I smell a pyramid scheme
yellow6100
3:30 I will roundhouse kick any doubters !
Manuel Contreras
Anymore news about mlm going down?
RoboticusMusic
Why are brits such faggots.
manubyebye from the byebye zone
oooo shit is chuck take my fucking money i go innnnn lol
Oziluv Ibezim
Herbalife bought 5000 dislikes😂😂😂
sdkahoon
https://www.ftc.gov/public-statements/1998/05/pyramid-schemes
Karlo Ladislaus
You are a big lier...I'm not sharing this to anyone else
Adrian Job
PLEAS READ!! it might save you!!! Transamerica is a pyramid scheme!! They say it's a life insurance. Transamerica was bought out by a company called Aegon in UK, which supposedly its a life insurance as well. There very smart at hiding what they actually are, a pyramid scheme!!. The recruiter found my resume on CareerBuilder.com said if i can come in for an interview. The recruiter stated it's the position I'm spacificly looking "I.T field, but since I work for a mortgage company providing helpdesk support it made sense". I showed up for the interview the next day dressed up, so the person started talking about all there schemes. "I pay a monthly charge to start with them, also removing my 401k to there private insurance and using that to pay myself every month as I'm recruiting people" The person said i can refer people part time to make money to keep my other job which they prefer. He said the client pays a monthly charge and you get paid every month from that recruit's money. also when that person recruits someone you win from that etc... I was ready to run out but the person kept me there trying to manipulate me to join. Other people where there waiting thinking it was an actual interview and later walked out mad! Nowhere was there an actual interview or mention about my position. They lied to me. It was a false interview. There on the Ripoff Report people complaining about the same thing, of false interviews. Transamerica fishes people making them think it is an actual job opening.
Cristiano Gestal
I want to share this video with my friends in brazil but for that i'm going to need a video with subtitles in portuguese. It would be very useful
OnThe515
I've been involved in two direct sales jobs, and turned a profit at both of them, but in both cases it was an order-by-mail system where you didn't have to buy the product beforehand, and they were both products I actually had some degree of interest in.

That being said, though? Even at both of those, I've had to ignore corporate mandates to try to upsell people and to try to get them to join the company. And I've had to ignore a lot of other direct edicts from headquarters just to avoid being a complete douchebag to my family and friends. And I haven't been able to quit my job, because it would be virtually impossible to sell the sheer quantities I would have to sell in order to do that, because the market basically doesn't exist. What I ended up with was a hobby that occasionally gives me spending cash. And I'm fine with that, but I also have to accept that 90% of these companies, including the ones I'm involved in, aren't, and actively try to convince people like me to go all-in. And if I did, I'd lose my goddamn shirt.
Juan Diego
I was seriously considering to take a bet and join Herbalife because I'm in a though spot with money, but thanks to John and a couple other pages, I know now that it would make my situation worse. Thanks good man!
Nick Sexton
I always hear those MLM ads on the radio and I hate em so much
NeoIntel009
People who does not understand things, tends to mock it in a very ignorant way.
Chris Simpson
john! I've rewatched this a few times now, such a brilliant episode - cheers :)

just a thought; can HBO/ LWT make some "Friends don't let Friends join MLMs" bumper stickers?!
they'd for sure sell - plus the world needs the PSA anyway

xx
TheIronSavior
Sounds like someone has gas.
Anirudh KC
Televangelists and MLMs together can cure cancer, solve your financial problems and perform a brain transfusion by just buying a pill and giving it as a seed
Jamshaid Khan
when ever i see him i just want to go to sleep and never wake up
Rexxy
Why does the footage you use from years 2000 to 2011 always look as if it had been recorded in the late 80's?
rocio gandara
Network marketing no gasta billones en publicidad, en intercambio son los bonos a los IBOS por duolicarce...bienvenidos al negocio del siglo 21 la era de la información (no industrial)
Jorge Serrano
So... this is about herbalife?
MegaLaidback
Avon is another big company.
Shyam Koundinya
I got tricked into Amway a couple days back. I am backing out fully right away.
Cocktail Box
Great work on this, please everyone watch before committing cupboard space to pyramid products. You can fill your cupboards with far more rewarding products....terrible business model.
Rick M
I always have a problem figuring out if something is 'irony' or 'ironic' but when John Oliver mocks Mark Hughes for saying to a senate committee (and I paraphrase here) 'if they're experts, why are they fat?'... I find that kind of ironic because this comment is sooo much like a lot of things John Oliver says.

Anyway ,yes MLM's are pyramid schemes, just not 'illegal' pyramid schemes.
Kat Kelevra
Geez, PrePaid Legal, Organo Coffee yeah great waste of time and money lol
H_Plus
This guy is living legend, thanks for spreading awareness.
Tara Talks
Great video! BILLIONS of dollars are lost to these scams and they come in all shapes and sizes. Lots of us warn against them but governments have to step in to close them down. Just think of all that tax revenue that isn't being paid!
Michael Z
just another form of stupidity tax!
Rob Ariz
Finally. These fitness companies are banking right now on the whole fit trend. What happened to just buying fruit and making your own shakes if that is what you want to eat/drink. Stop pushing up on people to to get recruited and fuck off. leave us alone
Krafty Kreator
Ah John Oliver, you are so funny!
David Adams
Any have the number for herbalite?
SJW rapist
Join my company bro its not a pyramid its an reverse funnel huh? Huh? Huh?!!
SJW rapist
I can't believe people are still falling for pyramid scheme's in this day and age. The human race is doomed.
Ariana Moll
I agree they are pyramid schemes but some are better than others. For instance my mother in law has made thousands selling Premiere Jewelry. Not enough to quit her job but she does lots of parties during the summer when she is not teaching. It is a good deal for her because she gets to decide what product she buys and she loves jewelry so she just shows her own personal collection at the parties, but she gets a lot of use out of the jewelry just wearing it out. On top of that when a item is being discontinued or it is out of season she will sell it at a discount, but since she gets many of the items for free due to her own personal shopping and sales she actually makes a good profit on them. This company is particular good because you get 30-50% commission on sales. Not sure the exact number but that is pretty good when most the jewelry items are $20 or more.


Rodan & Fields and Younique are two others that I know to be decent. Again, if they are products that you will personally use then it is a good deal. You buy products that you want and that you like and then you can make posts or share videos of the products and try to get sales. You do not have to stock pile though because people order the product offline from your website or you put in the order for them and it gets shipped straight to them. You move up the ladder by selling X amount of product in 1 month and then to maintain that level you have to continue to make those sales. However, if you don't you don't get penalized and you can still get a discount on your products as a distributor.


Obviously if you bring in others to sell beneath you, then you can potentially make the big bucks they talk about in their ads but if that isn't for you just keep it as a part time thing and maybe earn some free product.
brennenderopa
Oh god, thank you so much for this video. I have two former good friends who got into this shit. It is deep shit. It is friendship destroying, life destroying deep shit. And I can't always put my thoughts into cohesive arguments other than it looks like a pyramid scheme it is one. They catch the stupid ones and squeeze them out until there is nothing left. And all they do to secure their claims is set up a sect like mentality where nothing can be questioned.
Timothe Poirier
maximum lower nowhere guard chief sword gas gentleman.
Zac Revier
The way he opened the video would have made me click off right away if I didn't know who this was.
Caitlin Crisp
Did you know Lularoe sales people have no say in what stock they receive?! You get whatever they send you and its a surprise when they see what god awful Richard Simmons leggings and shirts they have to sell. So you could have a style of shirt that no one buys and you bust your ass trying to get rid of your stock and they can just send you a whole other case of that same style shirt, then your fucked.
GoldenHawk93
MLMs that aren't done well have such a bad rep. Has John Oliver asked how these companies attained billions dollars of sales?
MarStoryTime
Thank you for criticizing corporate America, not just the Republican party.
Jay Choi
LOL, these MLM fucks tried numerous times to get me and my buds to join them. I ended my friendship with the asshole who kept pushing this shit, knowing what this really was.
Paulette Okafor
Come to Nigeria, there are hundreds of it and people kept falling for it.
Tutu Tinelli
Pretty sure that the person responsable for microfone audio was saying "f* you" to John...several spikes on this video...
Baohuluxiake
Tell you what, if I make less than $15 per hour and have no degree, I will definitely go into MLM marketing. In this business, everyone has a chance to be successful regardless of his or her educational background.
Paul D
The entire economy and distribution of wealth looks like a pyramid.
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