Financial pyramid - how to get out of it?
Recently, in connection with the development of the Internet, financial pyramids do not just exist, but are gaining popularity more and more every day. Trusting by nature, people hope to get rich quickly and give all their savings for financial fraud. Today we will take a closer look at this issue, which has recently become very relevant.
Financial pyramid: what is it?
The financial pyramid is a way to generate income, the essence of which is to distribute profits from the bottom up. The highest level always receives most of the revenue.
There are often cases when the financial pyramid is disguised as various funds and projects. Therefore, in order not to fall for this bait, it is necessary to carefully examine all the signs of the financial pyramid, which we will discuss later.
Why financial pyramids exist for so many years?
And most likely, will exist in the future. The main reason for this is that almost all people strive for rapid wealth.And even those who say the opposite, at least once in their lives, dreamed of making a good profit without any difficulty.
Probably almost every one of us came across such a situation when someone from friends or acquaintances called and offered to make a lot of money. And with their words to make it very easy! It is enough to invest a certain amount in a financial project, attract new people and get profit for it.
It is hardly possible to find a person who refuses a million hryvnia, offered to him absolutely free. But if a person is offered a path full of difficulties and hardships, but in the end he will receive a big reward, we are sure that not everyone will agree. The worldview of people leads to the fact that many fall into the trap called the financial pyramid.
Causes of financial pyramids
Remember if you received questionable offers for earnings? We are sure, at least once, but you were offered to take part in a project where you practically don’t need to work, but only make a profit.
As you can see, the reason for such popularity of financial pyramids is one of the big human vices - greed.Surprisingly, it is poor people who most often fall into fraudulent networks. They are so short of money that they don’t borrow money in anticipation of greater profits.
One of the oldest pyramids, known to almost all residents of the CIS countries - MMM - is already operating on the Internet. And it develops quite successfully.
If you are offered to participate in any project, and you doubt it, analyze whether the signs of the financial pyramid manifest themselves in it.
Signs of a financial pyramid
• To participate you need to invest a large enough amount of money.
• The project is presented in the form of something new and non-standard.
• For profit it is necessary to attract people who also have to invest a round bag of money.
• You are promised a return on investment very quickly and a high percentage of profit.
• The appearance and equipment of the company's office leaves much to be desired.
Think about why the organizers of the project, which is a kind of know-how, to attract your funds, which are essentially very insignificant. It is much easier and more rational to find a large investor or to register an open joint-stock company.
So how to achieve financial stability and where better to invest? The best option is to invest in self-education and start your own business.
Network marketing and financial pyramid: what is the difference?
Many people believe that financial pyramid and network marketing are one and the same. But actually it is not.
Network marketing is a way to promote products, in which there are no specific links. Profit in this case depends on the total turnover.
This activity is absolutely legal. If a person has attracted people, but they have not acquired anything from the goods of the company, then he will not receive any profit.
Often, financial pyramids are disguised as network marketing. In order not to fall for this trick, you need to pay attention to the following points:
• A large down payment is required. Typically, network companies need a small fee (up to 500 rubles).
• No confirmation of receipt of money (invoices, contracts and much more).
• Profit depends not on the turnover, but on the number of people attracted.
• All work is focused on getting income quickly, not product promotion.
You fell into the financial pyramid. What to do?
If you suddenly fall into the hands of fraudsters, we advise you not to panic in the first place. If you have documents confirming the transfer of money, then return them much easier. If your demands for a refund are ignored, we advise you to contact the law enforcement authorities with this question.
In this case, be sure to notify scammers about your appeal to the court. Very often this plays a positive role, and you can get a refund. Otherwise, unscrupulous pyramid organizers may face more serious problems.