At a recent Networking Group I was at, a friend of mine who ran the group got into a lot of trouble!
The Networking Group was basically subverted by a group of people from a “Pyramid Selling” type of organization that primarily uses “Deception” as a way of luring you to Seminar or a Coffee Chat.
Quite a few Multi-Level-Marketing Companies are quite good and very noble (e.g. Send Out Cards, Neways, Herbal Life etc) in my experience – but some of them really like to screw you into a meeting.
I had a very funny one. Well several, but I had this very tall and attractive “Asian” girl show a lot of interest in me at a Networking Event. I didn’t pay much attention to it, but then about 8:30PM the next night, she was on the phone to me inviting me to an “Event of Like-Minded” individuals.
Hmm interesting, I instantly asked so what is this about and she replied “It’s not Dodgy”. After more questioning, I eventually found out it’s “That Scheme” which we all have had lots of trouble with!
On another funny note – at a more recent workshop, this girl I met wanted to meet for an innocent coffee chat. She strangely wanted me to bring my wife & meet with her husband as well to talk about business goals and such.
Hmm, when I asked she kept dodging, and yep! It turned out to be the “Scheme” we all know about!
So please be really careful out there – although lots of time has passed, you get lots of people using old tricks to try and trick you into seminars and stuff.
Your time is your gold and don’t let any suckers like this push you around!
Boy, I wish I learnt this 20 years ago! 🙂