Here are some of my investigation points to make sure I avoid getting sucked into just another pyramid scheme: 1. I get a cut of the member registration or ongoing fees. Pyramid scheme for sure 2. The products are over priced... Pyramid scheme 3. I have to buy a minimum amount of product... Pyramid scheme 4. They only have one or two products lines, and unique to their business.... Probably a pyramid scheme. 5. They charge membership fees... Quite possibily a pyramid scheme. And really I do not care if I can get in at the top. Pyramid schemes are illegal for a reason, and that reaons is that they go against anything that is decent, ethical and socially responsible. And since I live my life considering all these things, I am unwilling to profit from this type of abuse and so simply will not participate no matter the chances of wealth. Cheers!!