Please, leave me out of this! Ughh

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
3570 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Yeah that is shady as hell.  I hate MLM schemes. 

Post # 4
6959 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Nope nope nope. I wouldn’t do it.

Post # 5
499 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Unethical for sure!!! you can’t even give our ur mom’s ssn, only ur mom can do that and give consent!!!

Post # 6
2787 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

This is completely shady and unethical.  I am sure who ever she is working for would have policies against this.  Don’t help her with it.

I don’t care what any of these companies say, they all seem like elaberate ponzy schemes to me. 

Post # 7
138 posts
Blushing bee

I’m with you on this. I mean, if it was something like signing your mother up for an email mailing list or something silly like that, whatever. But asking for your mother’s SSN? That’s shady as all hell. I wouldn’t even be nice about it, to be honest. If she was my sister, I’d tell her to go fly a kite. I’d even advise my mother of the attempted behind the back trickery so that your mom isn’t fooled by her claims of “going on trips together” should she decide that your unwillingness to cooperate warrants an attempt at convincing your mother it is a good idea. It is extremely shady and unethical. In your position, I wouldn’t want to assume that she would attempt to double-dip, but the type of request she is making… Well, based on that, I wouldn’t put it passed her. Call her back so she stops harrassing you to get in touch and simply tell her to stuff it. Totally unacceptable.

Post # 9
1988 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

YES it is shady! And possibly illegal as well – I don’t know about your area but where I come from personal data protection is a very serious thing. 

Post # 10
1566 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

totally unethical.

I’m not against programs like Avon, Beachbody, Tupperware, etc. But I am totally against guilting people into things they don’t want/need & going beyond reasonable means to get to the next level such as signing people up through devious means.

Post # 11
3637 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Urgh, so many people I know have completely lost all of their friends AND family because of programs like this. Especially people who are feeling a bit vulnerable and then the program becomes their whole life. Every lunch you have with them turns into a sales pitch and every present from them is a product that they then try to get you to re-purchase.

They are cult-like pyramid schemes.

Good on you for staying strong, this is shady as all shady, the shadiest.

On a wider issue I think that someone needs to have a series discussion with your sister as to how far she is taking this and give her a bit of a reality slap. I don’t see this ending well any time soon by itself.


Disclaimer: Some people participate in these programs really well, but, as with everything, there are those who take it too far. The worst part of it is that the organisation WANTS the people to take it too far and actually encourage that behaviour.

Post # 12
342 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

OMG HELL NO!  That is so shady and unethical.  How dare she do such a thing!  I would call her on her shenanigans in front of your Mom….

Post # 14
2222 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

This is so wrong for MANY reasons.

Since your sister gets an income from this, doesn’t she have to report it on taxes. So if your mom was a seller, shed be liable for taxes/income that she had no idea about?

IMO, it is NEVER ok to mess with someones SSN. 

Post # 15
279 posts
Helper bee

@MrsEdamame:  You are right. SHe should never use your mother’s Social or email without asking. That is identity theft.

Post # 16
3659 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’d fill your mom in on this pronto.

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