Multilevel Marketing: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

7 nóv 2016
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Multilevel marketing companies claim to be legitimate businesses, but some seem awfully…pyramid shaped. John Oliver and Jaime Camil demonstrate how they work.
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  • The Network Marketing / MLM industry is poison for most, it boasts a 97-99% failure rate, 100% in many cases, not a glowing resume' for financial success! Promoted by cancerous vultures who exploit and live well at others expense, ie. the unwary people who still fall for this MLM excrement! This make believe industry manufactures or produces NOTHING nor contributes in any significant way to an economy in the form of revenue or taxes. It does however produce con artists, cheats and habitual liars who do all share the same morals and integrity that drug pushers and pimps are well known for. No matter what company their 'business opportunities' are disguised pyramid selling with the word SCAM firmly attached promoted by pond life who prey on the desperate and the vulnerable. They smile, all the way to the bank with your money while you live on pathetic script lines, mindless rhetoric and the shallow inference that if you 'work hard' you will 'one day' make will not happen...EVER These people are parasites on our societies and should be serving jail time for corporate fraud, deception and the criminal enticement of the foolish among us. Thousands of damming articles are written every year describing this vile industry and the pond life who present it, even Trump has been sued for his involvement in several MLM 'opportunities' and has distanced himself from all of them! Don't touch any of it!

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  • So, nobody is going to mention the fact that Joe Nobody was presumably buried while still alive?

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  • The historical energy luckily poke because option firstly bolt at a observant dew. nonchalant, blushing bra

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  • Vemma is/was a goddamn cult

    mrbarthoss1mrbarthoss116 klukkustundum síðan
  • It's been easier days back then when stupid people would just lose their own money and not actively kill people by just existing

    TlalocTlaloc18 klukkustundum síðan
  • When I was a teen working as a cashier at Best Buy, this guy came through the line and handed me his card and said to call him about a "job opportunity". I called him and he setup an "interview". I sat through almost an hour of his MLM speech and after I politely but firmly turned him down, he tried charging me $100 for attending his spiel.

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  • The obtainable kick intrinsically afford because salt originally play outside a icky rail. rude, free sugar

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  • 0:22 my love video :X.

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  • 11,000 people are pretty upset that this video is cutting into their downline.

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  • I despise materialistic fucks like those.

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  • Honestly a great comedic show if u ignore him getting mega political in most shows

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  • 0:11 xx

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  • Back when John was funny and informative.... good bit!

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  • "Multilevel marketing" is to "pyramid scheme" what "enhanced interrogation technique" is to "torture".

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  • When you have a country where almost half of its citizens believe in an all mighty omni-absent super being (who doesn't intervene in the Holocaust or the COVID 19 pandemic) they're ripe for the picking when it comes to just about ANYTHING. Did you know that *_"gullible"_* isn't in the dictionary?

    Warren NZWarren NZ2 dögum síðan
  • This stuff prays on hard core Christians. The banter is exactly the same as evangelical preachers. He only needed to be talking in tongues to complete the picture.

    Warren NZWarren NZ2 dögum síðan
  • ఆ ఆi love u girl.

    Pol CupiPol Cupi2 dögum síðan
  • When I was 11, my parents had an MLM phase. One day, school was out, so I insisted that I come with my mom to one of those training seminars for her MLM because I was bored. Somehow, I got to be a part of the audience. At one point, the facilitator said "Kids today are exposed to too much radiation from tech, you can tell by how the white spots on their nails are bigger compared to adults". I knew that was bullshit, because unlike the rest of the adults in the room, I know that's because younger people grow nails faster. I decided to wait for a moment to troll the guy. Later on, we had a session where the facilitator would pretend to be someone who has diabetes and the attendees would try to sell an item from their catalog. Then, came my turn. This is my moment. Mic in hand, I listed not just one or two items like the rest, but I went through the whole catalog and mentioned every item that claimed to help with diabetes and added my own layer of bullshit including "protection from radiation". It made the guy very uneasy and I was getting 'the look' from everyone else in the room except my mom, who conveniently was in the bathroom at the time. It was glorious. I just felt I had to share this story because I never get to bring it up in a conversation lol

    Ruby DixonRuby Dixon2 dögum síðan
  • 4years ago give me a break..its like watching the friends reruns.

    Sylvia MartinezSylvia Martinez2 dögum síðan
  • I ❤️ MLM. It’s the best industry to get Into for people who actually understand business, money, and the power of having a team.

    EPH Lifestyle, incEPH Lifestyle, inc2 dögum síðan
  • Poor dog I liked my own commet how sad.

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  • I was in Amway back in the 80s. I got in mainly for social reasons after a divorce when a friend invited me. I hung around for about 2 years and never did much. However I saw enough that disgusted me. The guy who talked about being “garage qualified” was spot on. My up line emerald was receiving intense pressure by his up line triple diamond that “your group needs you to go diamond”. Basically a threat that if you don’t, you’ll get no more help from me. So my Emerald started telling his peopl they needed to buy product and keep it going for six months so he could qualify for diamond. At the time, these home security systems were brand new and had high PV. Everyone took out loans to buy these up and stored them in their garages. The guy did go diamond, but his directs couldn’t unload these security systems. There was a revolt and complaints to corporate and within a year the whole group was dissolved and everyone lost everything. I was thankful I did not buy any security systems and got out before everything crashed.

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  • I need boy friend

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  • The "American Dream" is a multilevel marketing scheme.

    Pack AnnaPack Anna3 dögum síðan
  • Why don't they open a store and sell these

    The Fastrack MillionaireThe Fastrack Millionaire3 dögum síðan
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  • Mary Kay has something called a "Husband Unawareness Plan" which is where they will heavily pressure women to hide how much they are spending on the product. They will let them put part of the order on credit card and pay for some of it in cash. They will also even send a special invoice with the product saying "congratulations on winning the contest" so that the husband thinks that his wife hasn't spent any money at all. Of course Mary Kay consultants act like lying to your spouse about spending thousands of dollars is adorable and funny and "just between us girls" but lying about Mary Kay spending is quoted in an alarming number of divorces. There are whole websites dedicated to stories about the "Husband Unawareness Plan" and while Mary Kay consistently tries to claim that it's not a real thing and that if it does happen it's just the act of a couple of rogue consultants it's just too widespread for that to be true. Plus people have legit literature from their uplines about it. They actively encourage this fraud.

    Tyler WrightTyler Wright3 dögum síðan
  • The only good MLM is the proper Roman numeral for 1950.

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  • xxxx

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  • Fantastic.

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  • Omg.

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  • PamperedChef is also an MLM that sells kitchen tools, appliances, etc. It is owned by Berkshire Hathaway the company run by Warren Buffet. It was started by Doris Christopher with the aim of making cooking easier for the modern generation. From what I have heard their products are quite popular and unique and last quite a long time.

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  • Uh.... It's 2020. How is this news to anyone? Does anyone think this is insightful? Or new? We have known this since 2003. This guy really does only speak to the lowest common denominator.

    Tax manTax man4 dögum síðan
    • ,,,,this is a video from 2016. congratulations on watching it 4 years later and sayings "'s 2020" as if that means anything to a 2016 video

      Steve SmithSteve Smith4 dögum síðan
  • I live in Utah, and it really sucks when you think you're making a new friend, and they just want to recruit you into their cult. Not that cult, the other one.

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    • Imagine copying a comment

      Shila ThomasShila Thomas4 dögum síðan
  • Here is the secret to getting "rich" STOP BUYING SHIT you don't need... Expensive car? @#$ it... buy used ALWAYS. Paying for Cable TV? NO!!!! Buying stuff on Amazon 24/7??? Stop it!!!! (I know people that do daily shopping for junk all day.. and have garage sales to get rid of all said garbage...on credit cards.. smdh) What you DO spend money on is "assets".... things that make you money... invest in a house, rent it out... invest in a franchise, and start a business... MLM's ARE NOT A's "slick talking bullshit" kinda like churches and Trump. There is a sucker born every minute, don't be that sucker.

    Lance MuzieLance Muzie5 dögum síðan
  • A la verga.

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  • Targeting Africa now

    Bee KiersteadBee Kierstead5 dögum síðan
  • Is my is my mother goose club out.

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  • Omg.

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  • Brilliant!

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  • I feel very alone when I say Disney and mlms are some of the most mane volent forces at work today, and more than a little afraid when I post this message

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  • The chance of succeeding is nil if you are not sociopathic.

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  • Black diamond cost quite a bit less than the best white diamonds. Glass is actually brighter.

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  • Isn’t abc owned by Disney, and didn’t lulu roe flog Disney patterned clothes? I feel sure there is more evidence out there of there involvement. And not implying anything but I feel distinctly uncomfortable with Netflix appearing to completely misrepresenting by covering up the thrive mlm aspect of the Watts family tragedy?

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    • @John D i had a strong feeling i would find out facts like these if i looked further, i realised i had been brainwashed by Disney and Hollywood in my early teens, been going blue in the face trying to convince people the last 30 plus years. what to do!?

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    • Actually Herbalife's CEO (Michael Johnson) is an ex Disney exec, as is a member of Tupperware's leadership team. Many MLMs also run contests where Disney trips are the prize, and they're held during Disney's annual maintenance shutdowns.

      John DJohn D4 dögum síðan
  • This should be compulsory viewing in school!

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  • Yang pilih Allah like yang pilih Dajjal abaikan.

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  • So MLM is like organized religion with protein shakes.

    Sabareesh MuralidharanSabareesh Muralidharan5 dögum síðan
    • Except there is no protein in the shakes!

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  • It’s church for people who love money more than God. Well. Americans!...

    Matias Geraldo the 2ndMatias Geraldo the 2nd5 dögum síðan
    • Matias Geraldo the 2nd critical thinking needs to be taught in schools and education needs to be properly funded, everywhere!

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  • I do recruitment but it is for a legitimate company. The wage is very low but for good performers there is excellent commission. I always tell applicants the transparent but uncomfortable truth. The pay sucks, commission is excellent but commission is extremely hard to get. I am sure a few do make it in MLM but it is not transparent to new initiates. They do not tell them it is hard, it is a challenge, and you have a very low success rate based on mathematics. They just say YOu WilL geT a cAr iF yoU joIN uS!

    Heaven BrightHeaven Bright5 dögum síðan
  • #Thisisapyramidschme

    Jack DarbyJack Darby6 dögum síðan
  • Omg.

    Vau BaoVau Bao6 dögum síðan
  • hahaha Jaime Camil, the guy at the end, was the protagonist of the telenovela product placing Herbalife

    Luis Enrique Hernández NavarroLuis Enrique Hernández Navarro6 dögum síðan
  • After being shamed for posting this cheeky snap with her husband, #CandaceCameronBure has a message for the haters: "sex needs to be celebrated within marriage." 📸@candacecbure via Instagram

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  • Omg.

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  • I tried XFT and it did not work for me so I refused to sell it. I eventually noticed that they were pushing more of a business model and success than a product. I am a product person and my feeling about a product is that if it is good you can afford to give it away because people will burst down your door to buy it from you after they see the results. Some products will be different I suppose but XFT is supposed to improve fuel consumption. That would sell like addictive drugs if it worked. Unless my market does not have the fuel issues it claims to treat it is a fake product. I also would warn people about Doug Ckark Real Estate.

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  • Any company that uses the term “up line” is more than likely an MLM (aka pyramid scheme)!

    Jen TJen T6 dögum síðan
  • Capitalism at its very best. Where's Trotsky when we need him?

    Scott PrestonScott Preston6 dögum síðan
  • MLM schemes are literally spoiling reputations for hardworking forex traders...bitch call my job an MLM one more time!

    Barry ShwartzBarry Shwartz6 dögum síðan
  • Ingat.... Ada allah....

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  • пройди обучение и заработывай до 40000%

    Serhii OstapchukSerhii Ostapchuk7 dögum síðan
  • Rewatching these during quarantine, it's weird to hear the live audience again

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  • This is what Donald Trump will be doing now!

    Michael HurleyMichael Hurley7 dögum síðan
  • 17:45 “If We Had Confidence That the President Did Not Commit a Crime, We Would Have Said So”

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  • Pyramid schemes are GOOD. We need to filter out the dumbasses. It’s like natural selection. Bye 👋

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  • Came back to this video because sooo many people from Amway are preying on fresh graduates to join them through Linkedin currently. Felt cheated that the guy I talked to was an IBO and he refused to revealed it to me until the very last minute.

    Sherlyn LeeSherlyn Lee8 dögum síðan
  • Is nobody bringing up the fact that Jaime Camil, the latino guy joining John against pyramid schemes towards the end of the clip, is the same one also starring the very same telenovela where Herbalife bought the sponsorship 10 years before? You can see his face in the telenovela banner at 19:30

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  • Falling for a pyramid scheme is like becoming a vampire: Someone comes along and bleeds you dry, and if you want to survive afterward, your only option is to do the same thing to someone else.

    Zachary JonnieZachary Jonnie8 dögum síðan
  • Yet another reason how lobbyists are killing our democracy.. Thank you John.

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  • Appendix is not next to the spleen. Its on the caecum.

    Thomynator 600Thomynator 6008 dögum síðan
  • You know what else is in a pyramid? CIGARETTES and dead Egyptians; and neither one is good for you....... OMG just like pyramid scams... Oops i mean "schemes".

    Jason MooreJason Moore8 dögum síðan
  • Well spoken, I really i loved the way he talked in details that's the most interesting part i really love that idea. But he should have just expanciated more on highlighting the citizens have a great knowledge on investing and trading. Cause as a human begin, Making money should be your main priority and number aim in life. Honestly at my early stage of life as when i just got married, Making money was so tough for i and wife cause i lost my job and i wasn't able to satisfy my wife needs anymore. She later made her way by running, and leaving three tenders kids behind. It was so terrible if i may say cause i had to hustle up by cleaning the streets so i could put food on the table for my kids and had to also shelter and cloth them. Early these year before the covid19 out break, I went for a church seminar which i saw on a platform so decided to go. Unknowingly the guest of honor was a woman named Mrs Lyra Holt Dean which i have been hearing for about 7 years now. She talked about Blockchain and Forex which i have always kept saying it is scam and forever it is. So as time went on, i kept on hearing testimony about this same woman how she has made a lot of people rich. As time went on the covid19 issue became serious that the Government had to put the whole country on a total lockdown. Things became more worst cause there was no cashflow due to the governments lockdown, Then i gained interest and decided to sacrifice with a very little amount cause i didn't have much. I reached her at contact@lyraholtdean. com Truly speaking just that first investment made me a very wealthy man and also got me a well nice positioned crib and a brand new car .I was so grateful cause that impacted a lot into my life, I became a very happy man by making a facial smile for my beloved kid. So anywhere i go i feel so glad telling people my story and also getting my fellow citizens motivated.

    Jason ChuiJason Chui9 dögum síðan
  • So, nobody is going to mention the fact that Joe Nobody was presumably buried while still alive?

    Jason ChuiJason Chui9 dögum síðan
  • Melaleuca

    Amanda GibbyAmanda Gibby9 dögum síðan
  • Wow just like COVID

    Amanda GibbyAmanda Gibby9 dögum síðan
  • 26:11 Holy shit pause the video and read the power point. “In the process of getting it listed in Wikipedia.” The whole thing reads like a bull shit HS senior project.

    HappyTheCamperHappyTheCamper9 dögum síðan
  • It has now been four years. There also must be a version in Russian, as Herbalife is f***ing people in Russia big time atm.

    nationdemonnationdemon9 dögum síðan
    • Same here in India lol

      vaibhav005vaibhav0058 dögum síðan
  • Dude - your British , the h in herb is actually THERE , you need to PRONOUNCE IT. Speak PROPER ENGLISH FFS

    Ilystia MissIlystia Miss9 dögum síðan
  • tRump just sold America to Russia - Putin's puppet !!!- and nobody stops him

    GreenBay CGreenBay C9 dögum síðan
  • Again, masterfully done! Kudos!

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  • An eye opener.

    damiyo lamaredamiyo lamare10 dögum síðan
  • Rewatching these during quarantine, it's weird to hear the live audience again

    sadas fasfsafsadas fasfsaf10 dögum síðan
  • I'd find this much more entertaining if he didn't try to be funny.

    Joshua HendricksJoshua Hendricks10 dögum síðan
  • I feel with all the recruiting/preying on people unemployed due to Covid-19, the MLM people have been doing, this video needs a part 2. Showing how specifically vulnerable people are targeted, new MLM companies that are currently on the rise and some of the FTC crackdown that has been going on.

    Tyler CheungTyler Cheung10 dögum síðan
  • Remember this BS product “XOCAI”! If you need to go to a seminar and they tell you how to sell a product without giving you a very simple bottom line. F ‘em!

    Josh S.Josh S.10 dögum síðan
  • And we wonder how a con and a much less creative con-man like Trump is not only the president but attempting to do a coup.

    Josh S.Josh S.10 dögum síðan
  • This was great but did it need 30 min.?

    wes swes s10 dögum síðan
  • Just for reference: The Appendix isn't anywhere near the spleen - or at least it shouldn't be...

    Tara JamiesonTara Jamieson10 dögum síðan
  • This would be so easy to clean up with a simple law: First, there will never be a fee for becoming a distributor. The person who signed you up gets paid by taking a percentage of your sales, and that's all. And second, nobody ever needs to move a given quantity of product to retain their distributorship. Everyone who ever earns a penny in that pyramid gets that penny ultimately out of the purchase price of product. Nobody ever gets one red cent from selling the right to sell the right to sell the right to sell distributorships. Signing up new distributors doesn't make you any money at all EXCEPT from percentages of the sales of those you've signed up.

    Topher The11thTopher The11th10 dögum síðan
  • Good old fashioned jizz👀😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 oh shap I broke my chair I'm still on it.😱😅. But seriously John people are or is sick and tired of mlm kind of businesses and yes there are plenty out there and people are busy and most dosen't have the over head cost for the monthly products to keep they status and all the meetings to attend. I'm in a membership but I can't promise anyone or anybody anything but I wish the best of luck to everyone out there whose taking the time to make a better life for them self and they family. Here some links: or just sharing that's all. Have a wonderful safe holiday season all😀

  • i miss old pre-trump Joliver

    peaoupeaou11 dögum síðan
  • Rainbow vacuum ( rexair) is an mlm Too bad because the product is awesome

    Brad BlakeBrad Blake11 dögum síðan
  • USA allows corruption.. Not really news.. How dumb is this that the Law does not allow for these BS schemes to be shut down immediately and instead the halls of power are their to protect ripping people off and not protect the actual citizens.. This is beyond dumb..

    KODKOD11 dögum síðan
  • 12K people are still trying to unload a garage full of their crappy leggings onto the people they bullied in high school.

    Nicolletta13Nicolletta1311 dögum síðan
  • Free India Concept, RCM, Amway, Vestige, My Recharge, ebiz, Renautus and many more....

    Ishaan SrivastavaIshaan Srivastava11 dögum síðan
    • all bad

      Nathan WubsNathan Wubs11 dögum síðan
  • Sex?

    Mr FingeldinkelMr Fingeldinkel11 dögum síðan
  • One thing they don't mention is that the Jaime Camil, the was in that telenovela that had the herbalife ad.

    Jessica LGJessica LG11 dögum síðan
  • As a jeweler, I can confirm black diamonds are shitty diamonds color-treated so the black inclusions look uniform.

    HaleyJo1992HaleyJo199211 dögum síðan
  • MLM is scam

    Mohamed AliMohamed Ali11 dögum síðan