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If you are not familiar with the Nerium Company, the lawsuits against Nerium and the “pyramid scheme” which were marketed by the former CEO, John Liotta comes off as a bit over the top. However, anyone who has had any involvement with pyramid schemes, either online or offline, should know that nothing about the Nerium Products, or the “pyramid” itself, are anything but complicated. In this article, we will learn that the lawsuits against Nerium are nothing more than a bunch of malpractice suits, brought forth on the basis of false and frivolous lawsuits. For those who have had to deal with false advertising lawsuits in the past, and wish to retain Nerium, or purchase any of their products without wasting your time, money and other resources, remember that nothing about Nerium is complicated, and that if you have never bought any of their products before, you simply need to stop wasting your time and money on “complex” situations and lawsuits.

The lawsuits against Nerium were initiated by a former distributor, whom we will call Mark.

Mark had to join Nerium’s “Multi Level Marketing” program, or obtain his own personal distributor level in order to become a “Level 1 Dealer”. In other words, to be a successful dealer, you must be one of the first to sign up to Nerium’s system and make your own sales. At the time, Nerium was well aware that Mark’s income would depend on his ability to recruit other distributors, and that there were very few, if any, “successful” Nerium distributors in today’s market.

It is easy to understand what happened next.

One of Nerium’s “leaders”, or “business opportunity promoters”, contacted Mark. According to the Nerium business opportunity promoter, Nerium is “uniquely positioned to deliver a powerful network marketing home based business that will change the way the world thinks about multilevel marketing”. There were other things that the Nerium business opportunity promoter did not tell Mark. Mark apparently signed up to Nerium’s system without reading the fine print. In fact, they actually had Mark send money to a “third party” for their commissions, which they called “Cost Per Action” (CPA).

The “third party” commission processor then began sending monthly payments to Mark for as many as forty dollars per month.

This was a “staggering” compensation rate, and Mark was shocked to learn that Nerium used this system to “recruit” its distributors. Indeed, it is the “science behind” these multi-level marketing businesses that makes them so appealing. A legitimate business opportunity should never make false promises to its prospects, and Nerium fell into just that exact category.

Some “good apples” stay honest, while others become corrupted by their own greed and get caught up in a bad business.

The “bad apples” or “canned” multi-level marketing distributors are the product that Nerium is best remembered for. Unfortunately, Mark’s experience with Nerium turned out to be his undoing. He was not able to get his distributors to sign up for Nerium news programs, and he lost most of his initial “tech support” network. But Nerium still made him lots of money, even though he now says that he regrets going into this business.

Mark’s story is a good illustration of the potential dangers that lie in unlicensed direct sales MLM or network marketing.

Direct salespeople are supposed to recruit their downlines to join in the business, but the bad apples must first be identified and removed before true success can be measured. Nerium’s salespeople have been found to have participated in pyramid schemes, and in the case of Mark he actually received over $40k in earnings. By no means does Nerium’s product have any natural success behind it, and in my opinion Nerium reps and salespeople are much more likely to end in a courtroom than success.

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