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 …

Being a Personal Use Consultant Costs How Much?

Written by So Lost In Wisconsin So, I signed up for Mary Kay. I only wanted to be a “personal use” consultant. What that meant to me was fifty percent off my skin care and cosmetics, and maybe a little Christmas shopping for friends, too. It isn’t that simple, is …

Be a Mary Kay Model

One common gimmick to get women to hold skincare classes and facials is a “model portfolio.” The Mary Kay consultant asks you to be a “model” and do a before and after photo. Mary Kay Inc. has created a contest this year that uses this booking tactic.From promotional materials:  Mary …

Stalking Potential Victims on the Phone

This is a highly recommended script to be used when a potential Mary Kay victim (either customer or potential recruit) has been avoiding you like the plague. We’ve all been there… You show up for the appointment, see the curtains move, but no one answers the door. You go to …

Forbidden Phrases in Mary Kay

Written by So Lost In Wisconsin No matter what they tell you, you’re not independent in Mary Kay. Not at all. You must follow the company line all the way. Mary Kay Ash once said, “People like to be able to live their lives as they feel they should. So …