This blog post was created to bring you all the web pages, videos, and informational material about pyramid schemes vs. legitimate (legal) MLM companies from MLMLegal.com and MLMAttorney.com together in one place, for your convenience. This post is accurate to its publication date. Keep checking www.mlmlegal.com and www.mlmattorney.com for updates on the direct selling industry and pyramid schemes!

Here is a list of all the links within MLMLegal.com and MLMAttorney.com that focus primarily on pyramid schemes.

Videos

Short Course on Network Marketing: Q&A with Jeffrey Babener on Pyramid Schemes

From a Legal Perspective: The Difference Between a Pyramid Scheme and Legitimate MLM

How to Tell if a Company is a Pyramid or a Legitimate MLM

The Legal Issues of Starting and Running a Direct Selling Company

Not all Direct Selling Companies are Pyramid Schemes

Articles at MLMAttorney.com

What Differentiates a Legitimate Direct Selling/Network Marketing Company from an Illegal Pyramid Scheme?

The Hallmarks of Legitimate Direct Selling/Network Marketing Companies

And the Leaves that are Green Turn to Brown – MLM Penny Auctions

Where can I find a legitimate direct selling company to join?

Links at MLMLegal.com

Articles

SEC: We Hate Pyramids

The Snail That Got Mugged – FTC v Direct Sellers

Is This A Pyramid or a Legitimate MLM?

Pyramid: Yes or No?

Dot Com or Dot Scam?

Identifying Illegal Pyramid Schemes

Investigating a Network Marketing Opportunity

Network Marketing: Legal Issues

FTC Guidelines on Endorsements and Testimonials Resource Center

FTC Proposed Business Opportunity Rule: Analysis and Updates

Do a Little Detective Work

Sidestepping a Definite No-No: The Pyramid Scheme

The Legal Environment

The Pyramid Cases

The Amway Safeguards Rule

Legal or Pyramid?

Look for Legitimacy

Enter the Postal Service

SEC: Pyramids Are Securities

Refunds for MLM Distributors

Avoid “Earnings Hype”

MLM Headlines

YTB is ‘Illegal Pyramid Scheme,’ Claims Class Action

Pyramid Scheme Nets Arrests in Los Angeles

Michigan Attorney General’s Office Warns Against Internet Pyramid Scheme

Pyramid Victims Nailed

MLMLegal.com Blog Posts

MLM: Legitimacy through Statistics, Global Business Position, and Pyramid Schemes

An Introduction to Direct Selling and The Basics of MLM

Paying Commissions on Sales Tools, Sales Kits, and Training Materials……No!

The Origin of State Regulation and the Current Direction of State Regulation

Full Text of SEC Complaint Zeek Rewards

The Inevitable Question: Is This a “Real” Business

D-Day: Direct Selling v. FTC

Stock Plunge on Internal Consumption: Whose Fault?

MLMAttorney.com Blog Posts

Interview with MLM Attorney On The Difference Between a Pyramid Scheme and Legitimate MLM

Are you Starting a MLM Company?

The Hallmarks of Legitimate Direct Selling/Network Marketing Companies

What Differentiates a Legitimate Direct Selling/Network Marketing Company from an Illegal Pyramid Scheme?

ZeekRewards.com Shut Down by SEC for Ponzi Activity

Is Your Product Real? The Shoe Test…

FTC v. BurnLounge: Documents and Analysis Available Online

2003 Bill to prohibit pyramid promotional schemes, and for other purposes

FTC v. BurnLounge: Lessons Learned for MLM/Direct Selling

FTC v. BurnLounge: Lessons Learned for MLM/Direct Selling – Part Two

FTC v. BurnLounge: Lessons Learned for MLM/Direct Selling – Part Three

Offshore MLM Pirates and Zealot Regulators

The Legitimate MLM Checklist

Steering Clear of Illegal Scams: “Red Flags” to Look Out for

21 Aspects of a Legal Direct Selling Company

How do I Check if an MLM Company is Legal?

Direct Selling Literature for MLM Entrepreneurs

How to Tell if a Direct Selling Company is a Pyramid or a Legitimate MLM

Additional Tools to Consider

MLMLegal.com on iTunes

MLM Startup Conference in Las Vegas

“Direct Selling, Network Marketing, MLM” DVD

MLM Law in 50 States

Legaline Publications – Books & Brochures

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