A dear, yet very naive friend of mine has fallen into the hands of what I think to be a pyramid company (operating from switzerland). I've talked with this friend of mine for a while yet she is unwilling to overthink her decision.
The company at hand sells food supplements, and offers you the possibility of "gaining money" by "working" as a salesperson for them. The food supplements are low-quality and extremely overpriced (~200$ for a package). You can easily buy a similar package for 1/10th of the price.
Now, "working" as a salesperson isn't really working for them, as you aren't employed. You have to buy the packages (for the FULL price), and then sell them online, refunds impossible (you lose the possibility of "working" for them).
Once you've sold ~25 packages within a month, you get 10% off of your next package (wow, amazing). And this keeps on going, you're getting a few very small "benefits" the higher you get, at some point even money. The company has ~2-3 "selfmade" persons earning allegedly a few thousands per month just by selling those supplements online.
My questions now are:
- Am I right to believe that this is indeed a pyramid scheme?
- How can I do something against this company?