Disclaimer:: This post is about my own personal experience from a person who tried to deceive me into joining just to get my money. There is a need to stop deception in invites and deliver the facts straight without making up lies.
To those who are able to do just that, more power to you. But to those who make it a living out of other people’s money, this post is for you!
Did someone contact you claiming you will be earning a lot however they require that you will meet up with them first because they can’t explain everything over the phone/chat/text? Well, I had experienced this before and would like to share with my experiences with this.
The story can be read here -> Synergy Global International <- It contains the chatlog where a recruiter tried to recruit me in joining Synergy Global International.
Here are some highlights of that story:
- The recruiter needs to meet up with you just to answer simple questions like, “where is your website?”
- Would you believe that you can get 15k-20k a month just by selling cosmetics at home?
- Well, the recruiter mentioned “referring”
- The recruiter even got frustrated, telling me to “take it or leave it”. Like it was my loss?
Personally, that recruiter failed big time! He/she thinks that they can easily persuade someone to join just because of the money offer. Well, sorry to say that I was not gullible enough to believe in what they say. Simple, that person did not earn my trust hence his/her failure.
Possible Pyramid Scheme / Scam
Since I never went to that presentation, I’m just going to say it’s a possible Pyramid Scheme or Scam.
Basically, a pyramid is where it starts with one person. (pardon my illustration) You start at the bottom and your goal is to be on top. How do you go to the top? It’s easy! You just have to trick/fool/deceive people in joining under you by promising them money gains and easy income without doing anything. If they decide to join under you as your referral, congrats, you have stepped up in the pyramid and the one’s you have referred are now at the bottom.
How about the money earned? Well, there are two persons right? The recruiter and the one who got recruited.
- Recruiter – Gains money from recruiting
- Recruited – Losses money from paying the membership fee
Looking at that scenario, unless you recruit someone else, you will be at a loss and you will not gain back your initial “investment” or “capital” if you want to call it that way.
Are these pyramid scams legit? Illegal?
If they are not selling any products, then they are illegal. They have to show the world that they are sustainable without resorting to referring in order to have cash flow in their system. So the easiest way to do this is to show the world that they have products to sell and they sell well. However, most of the time, these products are just for show or a cover-up in order to prove that they are legit.
My Personal Opinion
I am against Pyramid Schemes.
To all the recruiters out there for Synergy Global International,
Just be honest! Don’t give out false promises that can only be explained once you have met the person. Remember that you are just a complete stranger to that person, “wag feeling close!” (don’t act like you are close friends with that person). It takes social skills and don’t think people are gullible to money just like you (well you got recruited right).
To those who are being recruited by Synergy Global International,
They would tell you that the presentation is visual. Basically, to summarize their presentation, just look at my drawing there. That is how they operate and they are just going to sprinkle lots of words in order to hide that fact that they want you to be under them so they can climb up the pyramid.
If you want to join,
I am not stopping you. If you think you have the persuasive powers to recruit a lot of people, then this would be a dream job for you. You will be earning a lot from their membership fees easily. The hardest step is always at the bottom since you will be desperate in trying to gain back your “membership fee”. But, I guess if you rise above fast, you will be earning a lot.
More interesting reads about this
I’m glad that I’m not the only one who has experienced this. In fact, there are other bloggers who have blogged about their experiences too. You may read and decide, is this for you?
- This time they are Synergy One Global – New name, same tactics