If you see fraud, and you do not call fraud, you are a fraud.
Recently I have noticed a large number of ‘get-rich-quick’ (GRQ) schemes that seem to target the Malay community such as Galaxy Trio.
Galaxy Trio claims that (directly taken from a promoter’s post):
● Not a business, Investment or MLM
● No monthly maintenance
● Low risk
● Highest return
● Safest concept
● Achievable by all
● NO SELLING REQUIRED
● Not a Ponzhi or pyramid Scheme
● A proven platform
● Training and full guidance provided
And that by signing up for this program you can turn your initial investment of $2k into $11k.
These above claims are FALSE. These schemes are merely referral schemes which involve a new member (coughing up S300-$2000) being required to find NEW referrals in order to recoup the initial investment and gain something out of this scheme.
Organisers of such schemes claim it is ‘low risk, high return’. How is it low risk when there is no possible way of refunding the initial investment? How can it be the ‘safest concept’ to making money?
If the deal seems too good, it probably isn’t. Such GRQ schemes show our fellow Malays with ‘fans’ of money in order to attract new members. No advertising on the actual product being sold or even a product list, just flamboyant displays of money fans.
This is perhaps the worst and most unethical form of marketing available: selling hope. These schemes sell the hope of making quick fast money with no downside and that manyfold returns are ‘achievable by all’. Worst of all, these schemes target the Malay community for their scams, with the knowledge that they might be more susceptible to the BS of GRQ schemes.
MUIS has recently released an irsyad on MLM and the like. I think that the irsyad underplays the nature of such schemes.
I hope this has shed some light on what these schemes actually do and their inequitable nature and pray that members of our community do not get scammed any further.
Source: Hariz Bastion Junid
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