Beware of the Book Exchange Pyramid Scheme!


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Have you seen this post, or one similar?


Sounds great doesn’t it? When you comment “in” you will be sent instructions along the line of:


It sounds great doesn’t it? What a simple way to get 25 books! Worst case, you send a single book and only get 1 or 2 books back, right?


This is a pyramid scheme and it is illegal in the United States.  Not only do you run the risk of not getting books you run the risk of getting into legal trouble.

Here are some articles with more information so you don’t have to take my word for it:

I don’t know how “dangerous” it actually is to participate in these.  I doubt the US government is going to crack down on book pyramid schemes, I’m sure they have bigger fish to fry.  But, for me at least, its not worth…

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8 thoughts on “Beware of the Book Exchange Pyramid Scheme!

    1. I don’t know if your recipe one was illegal or not but this book exchange is. I just found out about today. How can people be so low. I think this book exchange is illegal because they ask you for something but they might not send you books. So you’re out a book, and possible identity theft. Just be very careful.


    2. I think recipes are legal because the letter chain version is legal. It becomes illegal when it involves items that cost money. It had something to do with using the mail system for gambling which I think is a little bit of a stretch, but its not something I want to mess with!

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