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PROJECT: PYRAMID SCHEMES - WARNING TO THE PUBLIC

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A pyramid scheme is a fraudulent investment scheme where participants

are promised high returns for recruiting others into the scheme rather than selling actual products or services.


Regardless of which number you use, MTI is the biggest pyramid or Ponzi-like scheme in South Africa's history.

This is determined by using the recent bitcoin price of around R1,187,211.00, or even the lower

estimate values MTI at R25.9 billion.

 

CHARACTERISTICS OF A PYRAMID SCHEME:


  • The Promise of High Returns: 

  • Participants are promised unusually high returns on their investment with little or no risk involved.

  • Recruitment-Based Rewards: 

  • Instead of earning profits from legitimate sales of products or services, participants earn money primarily by recruiting new members into the scheme.

  • Tiered Structure:  

  • The scheme typically involves a hierarchical structure in which existing members recruit new members and then recruit more members, forming tiers resembling a pyramid.

  • Lack of Tangible Products or Services: 

  • Often no legitimate product or service is sold.

  • If there is one, it is usually low quality or significantly overpriced to support the scheme.

  • Unsustainable Model:  

  • The scheme relies on an ever-increasing number of recruits to sustain itself.

  • Eventually, it collapses as recruiting enough new members to pay returns to existing members becomes impossible.

 

RED FLAGS:


  • Focus on Recruitment:  

  • If the emphasis is primarily on recruiting new members rather than selling products or services, it is likely a pyramid scheme.

  • High-Pressure Tactics:  

  • Beware of aggressive sales tactics that pressure you to recruit others quickly without allowing you time to research or think critically about the opportunity.

  • Unrealistic Promises:  

  • Be wary of promises of guaranteed high returns with little or no risk.

  • If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

  • Complex Compensation Structures: 

  • If the compensation plan is overly complex and difficult to understand, it may be intentionally designed to obfuscate the scheme's true nature.

  • Lack of Transparency:  

  • Legitimate businesses provide clear information about their products, services, and financials.

  • If there is a lack of transparency about how the scheme operates or where the money is coming from, it is a major red flag.

  • Legal Issues:  

  • Check if the scheme has faced legal scrutiny or if regulatory authorities have issued any warnings or complaints about its legitimacy.

  • Peer Pressure:  

  • Be cautious if you are being urged to join by friends, family, or acquaintances already involved.

  • They may unknowingly or knowingly be part of the scheme.


 

Remember, due diligence is crucial.


Always research thoroughly and seek advice from financial professionals before

investing in any opportunity, especially if it involves high returns with little effort.


 

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Mike Bolhuis

Specialist Investigators into

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