As in the cases of Enron, the cigarette industry, bank and mortgage fraudsters and the Madoff ponzi scheme, the truth takes time to emerge but it inevitably does prevail.
These links refer to sites, which are not owned by or under the control of Pyramid Scheme Alert, and are provided for informational purposes.
Despite the volume of lies and hype flowing from multi-level marketing schemers there is more valid, research-based and whistle-blower information available today than ever before. The truth is emerging.
Sites About Multi-Level Marketing
MLM: The Truth — Research and Analysis of MLMs by Dr. Jon Taylor
MLM, The American Dream Made Nightmare by David Brear, an insightful, though-provoking analysis of the MLM phenomenon as a cultic ritual belief system as well as calculated financial scam.
Fraud Files — MLM News and Analysis by Highly Respected Fraud Expert, Tracy Coenen
Ethan Vanderbilt, a video-based site offering analysis and research on individual MLMs
The Anti-MLM Coalition – a UK based site published by a “team of anti-multi-level marketing (MLM) writers who have formed a coalition… to share the truth and lies of the “MLM” industry.” The site is rich with testimonies of actual experience by consumers as well as news, facts, research.
Quackwatch — Site that also investigates bogus MLM products
MLMWatch — by Dr, Stephen Barrett
Cagey Consumer — Excellent Resource with many links on MLM research and analysis
What’s Wrong with Multilevel Marketing? — Famous Essay Examines the Fundamental Flaw in MLM
Crimes of Persuasion — Covers Many Types of Scams, and Includes a Good Treatment of MLM Scams
Steven Hassan’s Freedom of Mind Center — Analysis of MLM, with focus on Amway, as a mind-controlling cult
The MLM File — An Australian Anti-MLM Site authored by consumer activist Peter A. Blood with valuble insights gleaned from direct experience and exceptional analysis
Corporate Frauds Watch — Courageous exposé blog by journalist and advocate. Shyam Sundar, waging a battle against the multilevel marketing and money circulation schemes.
A Drain on Capitalism — A well thought out Blog by Pedro Menard, primarily aimed at exposing the MLM, Agel, but also offering much valuble information on MLMs and pyramid schemes.
All About Multi-Level Marketing in the German Language
University-level Website Examining Multi-Level Marketing
Sites Focused on Specific MLMs
Amway Global Cult Intervention and Quixtar Is a Cult — Deep Analysis and Critique of the Amway organization
Pink Truth — a consumer awareness and consumer information website. The purpose of this blog is to provide information, opinions, and support to those looking for information about Mary Kay Cosmetics and the business opportunity. Whether you are a current sales director or consultant, former independent sales force member, or potential Mary Kay recruit, we hope to help provide you with real information about Mary Kay Inc.
Pink Lighthouse — Searching For Information About MaryKay? Then you’ve come to the right place. We’ll help you sort through the hype. We’re here to educate and inform. We provide resources so you can make up your own mind.
UsanaWatchdog — Research and Analysis of the MLM scheme, Usana, developed by a consumer activist. Explores the hopelessly overpriced products, pyramid pay plan, deception, stock manipulations, etc.
Facts About Herbalife offers an excellent compilation of the realities, lawsuits, regulatory actions concerning the large MLM, Herbalife, as well as very informative animation video that explains how a “product-based” pyramid scheme operates. The site is published by Pershing Square Capital that holds a large “short” position of Herbalife stock, on which the company will profit if the price of the stock substantially declines.