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End Pyramid Scams White House Petition

March 6, 2013

There’s a petition for the White House to provide an official response on how they will go about shutting down pyramid scams. Sign the petition and let your voice be heard.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/end-pyramid-scams-protect-american-families/jPg3gKX0

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19 Comments
  1. Mike Bickel permalink
    March 6, 2013 7:10 am

    OK folks – come out of your boxes and sign that petition. I created an account and signed the petition and promoted it on my facebook page to the 580+ friends that I have. I’m thinking it will be tough to make 100,000 in a month, but let’s see if this can go viral. I’m absolutely sure that the enemy (who lurks on this site) will be quick to try to get it discounted. Be like Gideon – be like David – overcome the enemy with the power of the faithful!

  2. March 6, 2013 7:42 am

    Can us Canadians sign this or is this just for the Americans? Also, is there any petition we Canadians send to Parliament?

  3. March 6, 2013 8:34 am

    This is just for the United States. Search online to see if a similar option exists for Canada.

  4. Laura permalink
    March 6, 2013 9:26 am

    I too posted to my Facebook page. I hope people take the minute to help. Thanks for getting the ball rolling.

  5. Melanie Morgan permalink
    March 6, 2013 10:07 am

    I too posted to my Facebook page and hope all those reading this will and pass it on to all your family and friends. Take action and let your voices be heard!

    The American People deserve to be protected from the loses and damages, Pyramid Scheme cause in the lives of others!

    Thanks Amthrax!

  6. Frustrated permalink
    March 6, 2013 8:22 pm

    The petition has to get 150 signatures to go public. Will everyone please spread the word. We only have 29 days to get 99,989 more signatures.

  7. Frustrated permalink
    March 6, 2013 8:33 pm

    Btw a big thanks @Amthrax for forwarding this out.

    Until it goes public you will have to include a link to the petition in your posts otherwise no one will be able to find it.

    I know we can get the signatures!

  8. concerned strawberry permalink
    March 22, 2013 3:56 pm

    I still cannot sign it. When I click on the link the screen I get is “sign this petition”(which is not bolded-it is grayed out I cannot click on it; and there is “sign in” (this is highlighted) and there is “create a petition” (this is highlighted). I have no idea what I’m doing wrong. I’ve tried putting the URL on top, I have to wonder if other computer illiterate people are having trouble — because only 27 sigs. seems like there should be tons more. can you give directions — I’m really not that stupid — cannot figure out why I cannot sign it. sorry

  9. March 22, 2013 4:32 pm

    You need to have an account and be signed in in order to sign the petition. Click on the Sign In button and follow the steps.

  10. April 10, 2013 2:20 am

    Well that went well. Only 99961 signatures short …

  11. Frustrated permalink
    April 10, 2013 5:57 am

    @ibofightback
    In Orrin’s words

    “you might fail 1000, 10,000, maybe even 100,000 times before you are successful”

    That was try number one and I am one person who will not give up until the government calls me and tells me to stop harnessing them. If they can find not fault in the way these groups do business then I will stop.

  12. April 10, 2013 8:17 am

    @IBOFB – That was just one failed attempt out of many current and future attempts. At least someone cared enough to set up the petition in the first place.

    Consumers need to be aware of and protected from legitimate financial scams. The successful push might come from a consumer advocacy blog, reading about the scam in the mainstream media coverage, government intervention as a result of consumer complaints, a petition that raises enough votes for the government to comment on, or the scam might implode all on its own.

  13. Melanie Morgan permalink
    April 10, 2013 9:19 am

    IBOFB~

    You can correct me if I am wrong but I am reading your sarcasm, does that mean you are pro-(illegal) pyramid schemes?

  14. Melanie Morgan permalink
    April 10, 2013 9:20 am

    Amthrax~

    Amen!

  15. noteam permalink
    April 10, 2013 1:57 pm

    IFOFB – from what I remember you were very pro-Amway/Quixtar years ago. If this is the case, I would think you would be excited about trying to get unethical people like Orrin Woodward and his LIFE/TEAM scam shut down.

    At least Amway/Quixtar had a legitimate product and did attempt to stop Orrin Woodward from all his games and breaking all the rules of conduct, lying to people about Quixtar actually being the business they were registering in, gaming the 10-customer rule, etc.

  16. Joecool permalink
    April 11, 2013 5:54 pm

    IBOFightback isn’t interested in shutting down pyramid scams. He defends them, even if he has to lie and twist the truth to do so. He’s practically shameless in defending Amway and MLM’s. What puzzles me is that he “claims” to do it pro bono.

  17. April 11, 2013 8:09 pm

    @Joecool – what proof do you have to dispute IBOFB’s claim that he is not paid for his pro-Amway advocacy?

  18. April 12, 2013 5:16 am

    Melanie @April 10, 2013 9:19 am

    Yeah I sense the sarcasm too. Consequently according IBOFB the pyramid scams that have already been shut down such as zeekrewards, FHTM, IAB, amongst a host of many others, have his undying support and approval, obviously. Goof much, eh.

  19. April 12, 2013 8:05 am

    Closing comments on this thread, since this particular petition was not successful. If you think a business in your area is a scam, consider filing a complaint with the FTC or your local state’s attorney general.

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