Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Théodore Pellerin, Mel Rodriguez, Beth Ditto. Over time, I will add more to this list as they close their doors due to regulation. Usually these schemes promise very high returns to be able to attract more and more investors. Throughout history, there have been countless Ponzi schemes. “Gifting Table” — sometimes referred to as "the tables" — was a women’s group that existed primarily in Connecticut beginning in 2008 until it was exposed as a pyramid scheme in 2011. Today, the FTC announced a settlement with Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing (FHTM), a company that operated an illegal pyramid scheme disguised as a multilevel marketing program. Participating in a pyramid scheme is an offense under the Criminal Code of Canada, punishable by up to five years imprisonment. Over 350,000 people were scammed out of a total of at least $169 million. Votes: 3,343 LuLaRoe, a company that promised its sellers the chance to become entrepreneurs by selling clothing directly to their social networks, was running a "pyramid scheme… And the scheme survives as long as there is an increasing inflow of new investments. A pyramid scheme is a sketchy and unsustainable business model, where a few top-level members recruit newer members, who pay upfront costs up … The Pyramid of Khufu is considered to be the most famous Pyramid built by the Egyptians. Even a small slowdown or a hiccup in this flow results in the collapse of the whole structure. The group positioned itself as a female-empowering sisterhood, with members helping each other through the recession, the Hartford Courant reported in 2013. The big difference between multilevel marketing and pyramid schemes is that MLM is legal in Canada (and most of the US) and pyramid schemes aren't. The largest of these two is the Pyramid of Khafre. 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