In March 2019, a class-action lawsuit
was filed against multilevel marketing company MarketAmerica, its founder, nineteen top level executives, and twenty-seven top distributors alleging that the company operates an illegal pyramid scheme in which it rewards participants for recruiting others to join. The complaint also claims that the company promises that anyone can have financial success following the company’s “two-year blueprint” when, according to plaintiffs, more than 90% of its distributors lose money. (Zou et al v. Market America, Inc. et al
, Case No. 19-cv-1282, N. D. CA.)
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