It's seen all over; "make money from home today", "fast way to earn £££", and "this product changed my life", but as the old saying goes, if it looks too good to be true, then it probably is. The product is the least important part of MLM, and can be anything at all. The product is the least important part of MLM, and can be anything at all. Most commonly, it's a weight loss supplement, makeup, or even health foods. The mass appeal of these products is how these companies get their foot in the door.

Multi-level marketing is the recent way of defining a pyramid scheme. For those who don't know, a pyramid scheme is where a person not only sells a product, but also gets their friends to sell the product as well. The more people who sell the product, the more money the person gets. For every person somebody signs up to sell a product, that person gets a % of the persons profits.

These scams are designed to prey on the vulnerable and those without critical thinking skills; to an unemployed person at home all day, this offer is too good to be true. Unfortunately, with the way the numbers work on the 'down line', only the