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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nothingtosee
capitalism, ho!
Josef Brandenburg
"Not determined not to be a pyramid (scheme)." 17:41
maseyez1
Thank you for this. I was asked this morning to research MLM by a close friend as he is seriously thinking about signing up with a MLM company. Forwarding this link to him.
Strazdas
They want people to be retailers without any legal rights retailers have. another loophole to exploit thats all.
Michael Camil
Multilevels first line of defense is :" We are not MLM ",..... SO, yes Primerica, you are MLM!
Realzies Cuts
I would rather just make videos for a living. Grind
Farsi
These Mexicans are sooo stupid!!!!I dont feel sorry at all!!
Wayne's The Name!!
Looks like Joe Nobody is still Alive!
Ace Arch
This made me smack my head so much I got a concussion
Luiz Alex Phoenix
Shame it's only in English and Spanish. I have seen lots of people fall for those companies. This sort of public awareness videos are a great tool.
Stephen Black
THANK you for putting the words together in a way that I couldn't. My Son almost got roped into an MLM last night and nothing I said seemed to get through. Showing him your video got through and he sat with me as we googled the company and finally got to the real data. Note the new move is to post videos, register domain names, and make online testimonies that say Company Name - Scam google results come back with a dozen or so sites that appear to bash the various MLMs but when you read its actually convert support for the company. Took 2 pages of Google results to get to the actual documents for the one that started with a K in this episode. J.O. you are one of the reasons I remain with HBO. Keep it up Sir! you funny M.F.
Kara A.
this video stopped me from making some bad decisions today. thanks john Oliver, my dude, a tru bro
Jesus Garcia
he didnt talk about amway tho????
Eric Aguilar
Holy shit, I almost joined PFA, another major MLM.
Amergin MacEccit
Imagine Tesco decides to nag you to recommend their products to 20-100 next people and if those people make registered purchase of x every month you get company coupons... That way they want to have an army of sales agents who get clients and do not get paid apart from some little barter. Only several people who establish a network of thousands actually earn god money. Meanwhile, a traditional sales company has to hire sales representatives and pay some basic salaries and social security fees at some level regardless of how many clients they get. They can only fire uneffective representatives and employ new ones and the show continues with costs probably rising every year thanks to lousy politicians and lousier financial engineers. Now you get why MLM can be so lousy and popular cheap way to wedge into markets
It is like traditional business but without promises and obligations for sales agents. You get outstanding results, you might get a decent pay. There is not monthly basis plus commision. There's sometimes absurd promise of retirement even though no company in that sector survived that long to secure that for you beyond any doubt apart from maybe a single company I know of.
Cameron Koch
26:05 "I'm not like a pyramid at all... some would say I'm the reverse"
Lavender Ocean
I don't believe this shit, 2016 and people still can't tell what a pyramid scheme is?
randomName.py
For those who are curious,
The math for how many cycles of recruiting 5 people it would take to encompass the entire population of the earth means:
how many times can you multiply 5 by 5 until you reach the population of the earth?
Or, what is x such that 5^x = 7347000000?
(log 7347000000)/(log5) = 14.115, or about 14 cycles.

What about how many cycles to encompass the entire population of the United States?
(log 321400000)/(log5) = 12.171 or about 12 cycles.
Benjamin Darnell
It's not a pyramid scheme. It's just an upside-down funnel scheme!
enrievedo
It's incredible how people love negativity, 8.2 million of views for this video.
Derek Bamford
The newest BS is LulaRoe and ITWORKS
Brahssel Sprouts
Thank fuck I found this video before I was sucked into one. Literally tomorrow night from now they will have a conference that I was invited to, and almost asking my friends to join. It's still sad to me that I know some people from my High School have already joined these scams, or are willing to.
JoeGeo Tube
Please do something about Qnet...
Jeff Rux
Did you even look at the Market America structure? The Compensation Plan? How the whole business plan is set up?

Market America is creating the economic curve! Brick and Mortar Stores are closing and going online. As a Unfranchise Owner you have the power to tap into that market and get paid for your spending. Please do your research. Market America can change your life if you work for it. It's not quick, it's not easy, but can pay you, residually, for the rest of your life.
badfishy911
I am not mad at these con company bs schemes. I am mad that so many people fall for this shit over and over. thanks to John Oliver though for bringing these issues to light though because people get desperate and believe these bs celebs.
Big cable news would never run these stories.
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Chi Nguyen
https://ibb.co/nm7eJF

It's bad when people are being ignorant, but it is worse when ignorant people spread their ignorance to others.
Alex Turlais
my mum got involved in Multi level marketing about a year ago. thankfully it was short-lived, but she ignored me every time I told her it was a scam and wouldn't work. fortunately we didn't spend very much on it, but my heart goes out to all those who have just been brainwashed into spending thousands on the hope they can one day be rich.



btw, avoid many of the life coaches and trainers too. my mum is also looking at those, but from what I've read of her books and notes, it's mainly just vague platitudes about how to aim for your goals. it's quite worrying because she's spent thousands on these seminars, as well as one to one online coaching on how to become rich through an online business. she is literally being told to set up a business through Amazon where she just buys stuff from Alibaba and resells it. the problem is that not only do hundreds of others do the same thing, there are real suppliers who can do it alot faster and alot cheaper than a mum in the suburbs. but she seems to have slowed down with that so hopefully she'll get out of this horrible scam that just used people's hope to rob them. Good luck to anyone who's had family members go through this.
thesun &themoon
"she knew I didn't have this money; she was supposed to be my friend" (21:10) - this is what supervisors in MLM do. They approach you like sheep, treat you better than if they were your mom, encourage you, do no matter what to make you release your money. Once you do it, it is your business, not theirs, if you are indebted and can't recover it or have some intere$t in the business, they show themselves like wolves and call you loser. And that's all folks, it happens in herbalife, amway, mary kay, etc...
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Gurpinder Singh
I am surprised He did not mention WFG(world financial group)
lawrence jones
Having a simple job is a pyramid scheme
Zaya2499
Sounds lit
Neeraj Lakhotia
This video is epic !!!! :DThough shall always have a high place in the history of mankind. :D
THEGAMINGQUINN
My dad does vema
Manuel Vega
Emmm... I'm not sure how to tell you guys this, but... that clip you showed, the one with the "latino community" complaining about being cheated... I don't think that was actually spoken by native spanish speakers (wherever they are supposed to be from). And I know that they were subbed and all that, and the subtitles actually match what they are saying, but they keep using words in wrong tenses and generally just sounding odd in ways that only make sense if they were being said by a foreigner (with an OK accent) who just got mixed up with some of the nuances of their own lenguage ... Just thought I should mention it.
Freeride Forever
These scumbags belong either in jail, or in the ground, along with televangelists, telemarketers & corrupt corporate tycoons like Trump & friends.
Colin Velius
I had a bad experience with a pyramid scheme, particularly Xocai chocolates. There was this cancer survivor community that a family member of mine joined many years ago. He befriended this woman at the community camp retreat, keeping in touch for a while as survivors united together.

This woman's day job was selling "healthy" chocolates that are advertised to "counteract free radicals and prevent cancer" or some drivel like that. We thought it would be a kind gesture to just buy a small box of her Xocai chocolates to support her, and we thought it might even be beneficial for our family to have some healthy snacks.

Turned out that we were dreadfully mistaken, and that we wasted $$ on that box of tasteless garbage for nothing. I haven't heard from or seen that woman in less than a decade, but I hope she drowns in debt for being foolish enough to 1) get herself financially tied into a pyramid scheme and 2) attempt to rope my family into buying overpriced candy as a sympathetic gesture.
Hayden Travis
I hear about all this money floating around just waiting for people to take it.

But I don't wanna take anything.
Nelson Robert Willis
this video rocks! i wonder how it got as many dislikes as it did. maybe it's that powerful lobby.
BolsonaroPresidente
You've got it all wrong, it's not a pyramid scheme. It's a triangle of success!
Captain Murica
Like Denzel Washington would say, "You can't bullshit a bullshitter".
Dominic Olivieri
This is the one good thing john Oliver has done for this world.
Sasha Wiellette
"It's not a pyramid scheme, it's a reverse funnel system."
Renee Lynn
I think people in MLM companies are delusional.
Hi Jack
Okay, just last week I was called to one of these programme by my friend and I was astonished by the striking similarities it had with this MLM thing.I immediately refused to be a part of it.
I really wanna thank John Oliver and his team for putting light over this issue and also because he saved my $1000
Jaz
When I was younger my dad was part of amway. My brother and I tried to tell him "that's sounds pretty illegal, like a pyramid scheme..." and he always told us "we didn't know what we were talking about" thank god he isn't part of that anymore
ShaneTheMan
Most recent one I've seen is World Ventures a vacation selling company that cost monthly and had MLM "perks"
James Pete
I was at a new job in brand new city right after college, and I met this couple that I thought I got along great with and we were good friends. Turns out a month later they invite me to this sketchy presentation for Amway and ask me to invest my time and money to "making $1 million before I'm 25..." The part where this video says itll cost you your job is 100% accurate because people at my former employer were using company property to pitch this BS. I think the worst part of it is that the people who are losing money dont even realize that it's the system and not the fact that "you aren't trying hard enough." It's so pathetic.
Josephine Thornton
That dude talking at 13:30 made me hope to die instead of hearing him speak any longer. Horrible.
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