Multi-level marketing (MLM) is a direct sales strategy some companies use to encourage existing distributors to recruit new ones, offering them a percentage of their recruits' sales. It's a legitimate pyramid scheme. What separates it from the illegal ones is that distributors can make money not only through getting people to enroll into the program but by selling products as well.

However, regardless of legal status, a lot of people have lost money after they got into MLM—even for those companies who are considered legit, the bulk of the profits come from recruiting new members. This was covered well in this segment of HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

Many huns (people who shill products/services for an MLM; the sellers have a tendency to frequently use the word 'hun' when initiating a sales pitch) are often trying to take their operations online, bombarding their contacts with obnoxious "get rich fast" proposals. So in an attempt to counter them and "stop MLM schemes from draining our friends dry", the subreddit r/antiMLM is trying to highlight just how ridiculous they can be. Continue scrolling and check out some of the most popular posts from the sub.

#1

Pharmacist Student Speaks Out

Pharmacist Student Speaks Out

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Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
8 months ago

This needs to be higher

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#2

Fresh From Messenger

Fresh From Messenger

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Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
8 months ago

Yes!! (To 4 cakes)

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#3

I Took Great Pleasure In This! (Haven't Seen This Person Since High School, And Even Then I Don't Think We Ever Talked To Each Other)

I Took Great Pleasure In This! (Haven't Seen This Person Since High School, And Even Then I Don't Think We Ever Talked To Each Other)

PlanitL Report

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
8 months ago

There are a lot more of these than I thought. Sad

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#4

A “Hey Girl” Vortex

A “Hey Girl” Vortex

xLYNCHDEADMANX Report

Rick
Community Member
8 months ago

I’ve seen this before. It’s kind of hilarious to watch it play out.

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#5

Till The Day I Die

Till The Day I Die

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cybermerlin2000
Community Member
8 months ago

Hell yeah!

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#6

Literacy Is Your Weapon Against BS

Literacy Is Your Weapon Against BS

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Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
8 months ago

Tru dat

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#7

Thank God Lmao

Thank God Lmao

rekharose , twitter.com Report

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
8 months ago (edited)

being ostracized has an upside

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#8

I Need To Lose Weight It Seems

I Need To Lose Weight It Seems

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Alethia Nyx
Community Member
8 months ago

That is so wrong, and dangerous telling someone who looks so fit they are overweight. Glad she is so body confident.

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#9

Sorry Hun!

Sorry Hun!

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ThatOneCrazyFanGirl
Community Member
8 months ago

LOL

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#10

Grow Up

Grow Up

hors3y Report

CatWoman312
Community Member
8 months ago

It’s called only fans

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#11

This Got The Big Laugh

This Got The Big Laugh

sparklepunk13 , twitter.com Report

Persp Gold
Community Member
8 months ago

emoji game needs work

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#12

It Really Feels Like She’s Trying Connect With Me On A Personal Level

It Really Feels Like She’s Trying Connect With Me On A Personal Level

JustANutMeg Report

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
8 months ago

Busted

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#13

Very True

Very True

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Abhijeet
Community Member
8 months ago

and will never be.

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#14

One Of My Facebook Friends Has Been A Professional Sound Engineer For Probably 20 Years...

One Of My Facebook Friends Has Been A Professional Sound Engineer For Probably 20 Years...

ddbruce Report

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
8 months ago

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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#15

Mom Of The Year Over Here

Mom Of The Year Over Here

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TruestBlack
Community Member
8 months ago

That's a special kind of stupid

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#16

Found This In One Of My Facebook Groups. How Do These Huns Lack Empathy To This Degree?

Found This In One Of My Facebook Groups. How Do These Huns Lack Empathy To This Degree?

Buttons107 Report

cybermerlin2000
Community Member
8 months ago

Wait... Someone from what sounds like a hospital is using patient records to push her MLM on them? Isn't that a violation of some kind? Couldn't the woman who posted this actually take legal action?

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#17

Bette Midler Is Not A Hun

Bette Midler Is Not A Hun

Montoguru , twitter.com Report

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
8 months ago

Lol!!

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#18

No Power, No Water, House Inside Is 35*f, Poor Cell Signal Here In Houston, Texas, But At Least I’m Not In A Pyramid Scheme/Mlm

No Power, No Water, House Inside Is 35*f, Poor Cell Signal Here In Houston, Texas, But At Least I’m Not In A Pyramid Scheme/Mlm

barcachic , twitter.com Report

Night Owl
Community Member
8 months ago

Wrote a little before the pandemic. I hope she kept that spirit

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#19

Women Using Her 6 Year Old Student That Passed As Plug For Doterra

Women Using Her 6 Year Old Student That Passed As Plug For Doterra

TheBobShark Report

Sandra
Community Member
8 months ago

That person is an idiot.

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#20

It Be Like That

It Be Like That

starbuilt , twitter.com Report

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
8 months ago

Welcome to America.

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#21

Mormons & Mlms Go Hand In Hand

Mormons & Mlms Go Hand In Hand

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
8 months ago

Stupidity and greed trump homophobia.

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#22

Was My Response Too Much Hehe

Was My Response Too Much Hehe

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Inclusion2020
Community Member
8 months ago

I recovered from bulimia about 2 years ago..... and this is just gross.

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#23

Hun I Went To High School With Pedals Some Bulls**t Toothpaste. She Deleted My Comment Immediately

Hun I Went To High School With Pedals Some Bulls**t Toothpaste. She Deleted My Comment Immediately

PostComa Report

Eva the Egg
Community Member
8 months ago

Big Brain

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#24

The Beginning Of Mlms

The Beginning Of Mlms

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Nash Nopper
Community Member
8 months ago

HHAHAAHAHA! Wait... hmmm

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#25

It Took Her 7 Minutes To Realize Her Mistake

It Took Her 7 Minutes To Realize Her Mistake

MikFizzle_ Report

ThatOneCrazyFanGirl
Community Member
8 months ago

pure embarrassment

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#26

I Got Blocked Immediately, Darn

I Got Blocked Immediately, Darn

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Dark_flame
Community Member
8 months ago

Awesome reply

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#27

You Just Have To Hope You Don’t Ever Run Into Them In Person

You Just Have To Hope You Don’t Ever Run Into Them In Person

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Bacony Cakes
Community Member
8 months ago

Come to Poyais. It's safer here.

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#28

Damnit Linda

Damnit Linda

Toxicavenger72 , twitter.com Report

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
8 months ago

🤣🤣🤣🤣

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#29

More Mlm

More Mlm

lisaloo1991 Report

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
8 months ago

Soulless bag.

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#30

You May Have Seen This, I First Heard It As Selling Candles On Her Facebook, But... Tomato, Tomato

You May Have Seen This, I First Heard It As Selling Candles On Her Facebook, But... Tomato, Tomato

kasiinc Report

SydneyP
Community Member
8 months ago

I love this omg Lmaooo

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#31

Yeah, Lauren

Yeah, Lauren

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Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
8 months ago

Lauren!!

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#32

Glad It Wasnt A Hairy Situation

Glad It Wasnt A Hairy Situation

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
8 months ago

Some people don't understand sarcasm.

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#33

My Sister Texted Me This Morning

My Sister Texted Me This Morning

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Pervinca
Community Member
8 months ago (edited)

I think I have seen some horror movies starting that way..I hope her friend is safe

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#34

This Is The Best I've Seen So Far, Clearly The Oils Don't Make You Happier

This Is The Best I've Seen So Far, Clearly The Oils Don't Make You Happier

danielmarkwright Report

Pusfarm
Community Member
8 months ago

Blaming others for your own stupidity!! Always a great way to win friends and influence people.

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#35

You Love To See It

You Love To See It

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Val Izhakevich
Community Member
8 months ago

The rule of thumb.

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#36

Carreer Day

Carreer Day

ApplesAndOnix , twitter.com Report

Eva the Egg
Community Member
8 months ago

The girl in the background : O_O

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#37

Husband Has Had The Last Mlm Straw With His Hunbot Spouse

Husband Has Had The Last Mlm Straw With His Hunbot Spouse

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
8 months ago

Divorce sounds like the best option. Severing finances and possibly declaring bankruptcy.

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#38

I Don't Know Her

I Don't Know Her

LivingDeadGuuurl , twitter.com Report

ThatOneCrazyFanGirl
Community Member
8 months ago

"HOW THE HELL IS LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OILS GOING TO HELP ME GIVE BIRTH?!?!!"

Tomas Holicka
Community Member
8 months ago

Grease the slide if you know what I mean : )

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
8 months ago

How did she get that through TSA?

Vicky Z
Community Member
8 months ago (edited)

essential oils usually come in very small bottles so they must be less than the mls you are allowed to carry I guess

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M Kate McCulloch
Community Member
7 months ago

Essential oils can be kinda calming and many do smell nice - but they aren't a cure all...

Sori
Community Member
8 months ago

I love me some essential oils, to calm me and help my headaches... While the real med works, its like burning a lovely scented candle... NOT A REPLACEMENT FOR LEGIT MEDS

Sori
Community Member
8 months ago

And if you do like essential oils the way i do, you can get the most common scents at local stores with out all the crazies and never really go thru enough to have to worry about restocking

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#39

Found At A Coffee Shop In India

Found At A Coffee Shop In India

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Zaineb Bookwala
Community Member
8 months ago

CCD has always been my favourite.

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#40

Even Drag Queens Aren’t Immune

Even Drag Queens Aren’t Immune

legsonthemenu , twitter.com Report

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
8 months ago

Trixie!!!!

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#41

How Awful Can They Get?

How Awful Can They Get?

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Bacony Cakes
Community Member
8 months ago

The Impostor.

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#42

Mlm Hun Tries To Give Career Advice To My Friend Who Is In Medical School

Mlm Hun Tries To Give Career Advice To My Friend Who Is In Medical School

TheRealVelociraptor Report

Eva the Egg
Community Member
8 months ago

God bless-?

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#43

I Love When They Get Called Out. Checked Her Page And She Posts This Constantly

I Love When They Get Called Out. Checked Her Page And She Posts This Constantly

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
8 months ago

I mean who wouldnt

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#44

This Should Be Illegal. These Vultures Are Messing With Peoples' Lives! Just Put Some Hope On Your Ears If You're Suicidal. That'll Work!

This Should Be Illegal. These Vultures Are Messing With Peoples' Lives! Just Put Some Hope On Your Ears If You're Suicidal. That'll Work!

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Nash Nopper
Community Member
8 months ago

WTF?!

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#45

Based On A True Story/Invitation I Just Received

Based On A True Story/Invitation I Just Received

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TruestBlack
Community Member
8 months ago

WOW that is messed up on a whole other level!

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