Darrin Moret’s Pyramid Scheme Story on NPR
Darrin Moret’s story about his brief venture into a pyramid scheme was first published a month and a half ago and was also mentioned on this site. His tale just got a whole lot more attention after his appearance on National Public Radio two days ago.
Also on the program was consumer affairs columnist Sheryl Harris of The Plain Dealer in Cleveland. Harris clears the confusion regarding multi-level marketing companies and pyramid schemes. In legitimate MLMs, the majority of sales are to outside customers — i.e. the general public. In a pyramid scheme, it’s the participants within the scheme who are the primary purchasers of the product. Harris says that people in pyramid schemes are recruiting all the time.