All of our lives have been affected in some way by the plague that is multi-level marketing (pyramid) schemes. At some point, we’ve all received a random “join now” message from someone with whom we rarely speak — whether it’s the crazy aunt armed with essential oils, the college bro pushing pallets of energy drinks, or the girl who got knocked up in high school peddling dildos.
Multi-level marketing schemes are predatory at best. At worst, they’re outright scams poised to drop naïve members deep into a financial hole. This gallery celebrates the most aggravating, toxic, and blatantly obvious efforts from this weird little corner of the business world.