This. These people know that they get better turn-outs and better recruitment if they just tell some lies. (Oh, of course it’s not MLM or a scam! It’s the biggest bestest hugest employer ever, and Amway needs people just like you! Don’t you want to be rich? Look at how many people are rich, right here on this piece of paper entitled Rich People! Won’t cost you a dime to get rich! But we need to make sure YOU are legit - because we are EVER so legit - and that’s why whatever amount of money you have should be placed in our hands.)
I had a co-worker get caught up in the Herbalife scam - he was not a naive or stupid person in the least! - but no amount of evidence or debunking could dissaude him from going “all in” once he’d been programmed at a couple of meetings.
Lost all his savings, and very nearly lost his job (for pestering co-workers and customers to join Herbalife) by the time he finally realized that he’d been lied to.
MLMs need to go the hell away and stop preying on the people who can least afford to be fleeced. (The poor, underemployed, unemployed, retirees, students, recent immigrants, etc.) But of course those are the people desperate enough to listen to the spiel, and the recruiters know it.