The Political Agenda of the Direct Selling Association

Robert FitzPatrick of Pyramid Scheme Alert, recently brought attention to the real political agenda of the Direct Selling Association (DSA). The DSA is a organization to which multi-level marketing (MLM) companies like Mary Kay belong. Mary Kay cites their membership as proof of their legitimacy, although there are many of …

FTC’s Project Fal$e Hope$

Federal and state law enforcement officers have been conducting sweeps targeting bogus business opportunities and work-at-home scam as part of the Federal Trade Commission’s Project Fal$e Hope$. I thought I’d mention this because it’s interesting to see what businesses the FTC is cracking down on, since it doesn’t seem to …

MLM: Largest & Least Investigated Consumer Fraud

On September 27, 2006 Robert L. FitzPatrick delivered a one-hour presentation at the 7th Annual Fraud Conference of the Association of Certified Fraud Specialists in San Francisco. ACFS is a professional organization of attorneys, private investigators, forensic accountants, corporate loss management and audit managers and federal and state regulators. The …