MLM misrepresentation: MLMs are not pyramid schemes, but legitimate direct selling programs. People that work hard can reap the rewards for the rest of their lives.
The truth: MLMs, or product-based pyramid schemes, have been found to be the most extreme of all the types of pyramid schemes, by any measure - loss rates, aggregate losses, number of victims, and degree of leverage. MLM loss rates (approx. 99 %) – are far worse than for no-product schemes, or even than most gambling casino games. These catchwords are used by MLM promoters to appeal to the desires for "easy money" that keeps on growing and providing for the comforts of life – and the resources to do what we want, when we want. However, one of the stark realities of MLM is an extremely high attrition rate.
Available statistics suggest that 90-99% of recruits terminate or are inactive within a few years of joining. Those few who "succeed" must be constantly recruiting others to replace a revolving door of hapless victims of these deceptions. This can become totally consuming, leaving little time or energy for anything else.