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"The Stupid Pyramid"

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by SpellZ, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. SpellZ

    SpellZ Regular Member

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    LOL! Had a silly idea, want to share it with you guys.

    In theory it sounds amazing!
    In practice, I'm guessing it would suck!

    Imagine you make a company called "ABC", it is a structural pyramid company.

    You tell your two friends, "Join ABC for $500", you get nothing in return but to be in this 'company'. Then when you get friends, you get a % of them, and when they get friends, you get a smaller % of them, etc.

    Let's say you take %10 for every transaction or something?.

    So how it works..

    YOU get 2 friends, they give you $500 each ($1000 in your pocket)
    Those two friends, get 2 more friends to join, thats $200 in your pocket, plus $900 in each of the friends pocket.

    Then you get level 2, level 3, level 4, etc?


    You're still with me? LOL

    In theory it sounds good?
    In practice...
     
  2. dragondani

    dragondani Junior Member

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    This idea exist for a long time it's called "piramidal system" and, in almost every country I know, it's illegal.

    The systems depends of the entry of every day more and more peolpe on the piramid, the first to enter will earn money, but the last one couldn't find more people to contact with and the systems falls.
     
  3. Virus1

    Virus1 Supreme Member

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    Did you just wake up from a COMA???

    this idea is as old as time.... and illegal as hell too...
     
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  4. Xhawkx0

    Xhawkx0 Newbie

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    I dont really get it except your making people pay to be in a company
     
  5. 247hustle

    247hustle BANNED BANNED

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    lol, you should include a crappy product, then its legal :)
     
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    it is not illegal unless you don't provide a product, i mean, if you prmote "x product in a piramyd structure it won't be illegal) at least that works in Mexico, member of G-20 and one of the 14 richest countries in the world.
     
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    Have you ever heard of something called a "Ponzi Scheme"?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ponzi_scheme

    Charles Ponzi was busted for doing this in the early 1920's, and Charles Dickens described something like this in a book from 1857.

    Yeah, I guess you could say its been around for a while...
     
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  9. VanillaH

    VanillaH Regular Member

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    Hey, man, the 1900's called. They want their scheme back.

    #Anyhow, I'm surprised you never heard of the pyramidal scheme before. :D
     
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  10. consciousnesscreates

    consciousnesscreates Power Member

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    New idea spend all your cash and house to promote it
     
  11. bornformoney

    bornformoney Senior Member

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    1 + (Idiots x CPA) = $Money$

    still the whole system can collapse any day leaving others with bare pockets...all the MLM BS is now about this

    a huge pyramid with BS ebook,crap & what not...
     
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    Come on, its so old!