I Scammed A Pyramid Scheme

  • Dipublikasikan tanggal 15 Sep 2018
  • Infiltrating a scam business is way creepier than it sounds.
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Komentar • 5 831

  • Seon-Il Han
    Seon-Il Han 17 jam yang lalu

    I usually never dislike a video. But when I do, it's usually a BuzzFeed video that scams me

  • Mara IV
    Mara IV Hari Yang lalu

    This is hilarious

  • Endo
    Endo Hari Yang lalu

    What do you guys expect, this is a BuzzFeed video, of course, it was clickbait. Why would you put the logo for democracy in the thumbnail for a video that has to do with a pyramid scheme, not to mention that democracy logo is the "Illuminati". Wanna know why? Clickbait.

  • Luke Voves
    Luke Voves Hari Yang lalu

    How you scammed a salesmen belonging to a scam

  • Benjamin Meyer
    Benjamin Meyer Hari Yang lalu

    Why wouldn't you add the name of the company? I didn't learn anything! Wow!

  • Ahnaf Tahmid
    Ahnaf Tahmid Hari Yang lalu

    Wrong title dumbasses

  • amara gonzalez
    amara gonzalez 2 hari yang lalu

    Corporate America a pyramid wow everything a pyramid my God

  • freedomofthinking
    freedomofthinking 3 hari yang lalu


  • Harendra Singh
    Harendra Singh 3 hari yang lalu

    If the title would have been " A noobs guide to pyramid scheme" it would have been better.

  • Harendra Singh
    Harendra Singh 3 hari yang lalu

    3:16 one things fools who believe this don't understand is the binary tree ! It's exponential, if you're that big that guy is the richest person on earth !

    • Harendra Singh
      Harendra Singh 3 hari yang lalu

      And also one must know the sum of a decreasing GP 😂.

  • EarlyFilms
    EarlyFilms 4 hari yang lalu

    So this is all I need to do for nearly 3 million views - bait and....nothing? Apparently I work too hard on my videos. Scamming the pyramid scheme means you either walked away with a ton of money by gaming their system, or you toppled the pyramid! You basically just asked the same questions I did when friends, or friends of friends tried to sucker me in - and that was quite a few years ago, so I actually did it first😝. I watched because I thought you did something extraordinary! One time a local pyramid scheme lured people in by advertising themselves as a "job fair"! What was odd about their ad was that it said to be there at 9:00am SHARP! What job fair REQUIRES you to show up at a specific time? It smelled "pyramidy" just from that, but I showed up just to see - and I was right! So I walked out after the first few minutes. Can I please have 3 million views for my channel for telling you I walked out of a pyramid scam without making you sit through a 9 minute video?

  • Masingita Marhungani
    Masingita Marhungani 4 hari yang lalu

    This is word for word what happened to me

  • Connor Howlett
    Connor Howlett 5 hari yang lalu

    This is called a multi level marketing business (MLM) if you’ve ever heard of MONAT (it’s a big mlm where I live in Alberta) some of them are scams, some of them are legit but regardless of legit or not you legit loose money regardless. It’s the least effective business strategy, literally straight up gambling is more profitable. It’s a terrible business and it is a pyramid scheme.

  • SUBRA Emilie
    SUBRA Emilie 5 hari yang lalu

    I sworn I have seen Debbie Stovelman, the wife of Nutriboom founder David Stovelman, and that I find her to be happy, healthy and alive. BOOM BOOM GUYS!!!!

  • MidnightMayhem91
    MidnightMayhem91 5 hari yang lalu

    I’ve been to those meetings. Amway

  • Michael Trinta
    Michael Trinta 7 hari yang lalu

    ??? how did he scam it???

  • Donald Chesser
    Donald Chesser 7 hari yang lalu

    Only one getting scammed here is me.

  • soju69jinro
    soju69jinro 7 hari yang lalu

    At 3:00, the guy makes 150,000 dollars a year... Shroud makes that in a month, and he just streams himself playing video games. Some of his viewers even throw 100,000 dollars at him, to show their allegiance to him. Shroud is technically the more superior person than any pyramid schemeing mastermind.

  • Tina Mumpfield
    Tina Mumpfield 8 hari yang lalu

    Did I miss the part where this guy scammed the scammer? 🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️

  • kim kardashian
    kim kardashian 9 hari yang lalu

    even tho this video was a scam (kinda) the editing and the way you told the story made me watch this whole video twice lol

  • The chaos gods
    The chaos gods 10 hari yang lalu

    Ya know who else favours uniform suit attire and basement ballrooms - the yakuza

  • Chris Price
    Chris Price 10 hari yang lalu

    You got as many dislikes and likes cuz you lied you dillweed!

  • my idiot academia
    my idiot academia 10 hari yang lalu

    Me: wanna join my pyramid scheme?
    Someone:what no! It's fake
    Me: 0:10
    Someone: count me in!

  • TRG // The Redstone Guy
    TRG // The Redstone Guy 10 hari yang lalu


  • Žan Tadina
    Žan Tadina 11 hari yang lalu +1

    Learn the difference between MLM and Pyramid Sheme pls :)

  • Litos Production
    Litos Production 11 hari yang lalu

    You didn’t scam them... you just trolled one person n fooled us all to watch.

  • Zachary Wickert
    Zachary Wickert 11 hari yang lalu

    Must be Amway.

  • esentisx
    esentisx 11 hari yang lalu


  • Shiny Reshiram 2
    Shiny Reshiram 2 11 hari yang lalu +1

    The likes are just Australians disliking the video

  • Emmet Anderson
    Emmet Anderson 12 hari yang lalu

    when you talk about a pyramid cheme and realize you're on buzzfeed

  • Mike Chisel
    Mike Chisel 12 hari yang lalu

    I immediately stopped watching this scam video once I read all the comments.

  • IceCreeper28
    IceCreeper28 12 hari yang lalu +1

    This is basically a description of scientology.

  • crescentmoon54
    crescentmoon54 12 hari yang lalu

    Paging Betsy DeVos.....

  • Sara McCurdy
    Sara McCurdy 12 hari yang lalu

    Haha I had this happen to me once... amway is soo creepy!

  • Eric Hogan
    Eric Hogan 12 hari yang lalu

    All businesses are pyramid schemes because you have just a few people at the top and lots of suckers at the bottom. How is this any different?

  • George F
    George F 12 hari yang lalu

    How exactly did you scam a pyrmaid sceme then?. It seems like you are a scam.

  • Team Ally Racing
    Team Ally Racing 12 hari yang lalu

    this guy is one them

  • LazyH-Online
    LazyH-Online 12 hari yang lalu

    The title is more of a scam than the business is!

  • T H
    T H 12 hari yang lalu

    Should have ended with 'even if your dream is a pyramid scheme'

  • T H
    T H 12 hari yang lalu


    And then everyone clapped

  • EyeLean5280
    EyeLean5280 12 hari yang lalu

    38K scammers trying to tank this video.

  • Rudyard Moncayo
    Rudyard Moncayo 12 hari yang lalu

    Haha! I was scammed into watching this video.

  • Parisella
    Parisella 12 hari yang lalu

    When does the 'scam the pyramid scheme' part start

  • Nick Castrellon
    Nick Castrellon 12 hari yang lalu

    Hahahaha sounds damn near identical to how I got screwed with Amway.

  • Frederick Ballard
    Frederick Ballard 12 hari yang lalu +1

    So its a scam, that works for people that want to actually work hard? They talk about losing XYZ amount of money, but most of those people didnt treat it like a REAL business, some real analytics for you 99% of all businesses fail in the first 10 years🤔...there is success in multi level marketing you just have to work hard at like running your own business

  • Fred Derps
    Fred Derps 12 hari yang lalu

    What is this, scamception?
    Oh, it's a BuzzFeed video, I get it.

  • griffint44
    griffint44 12 hari yang lalu

    Was this Kevin Merrill’s Ponzi scheme

  • Dally Dooley
    Dally Dooley 12 hari yang lalu

    Imagine thinking this was a good video and you should upload it to yt

  • Justin Moreira
    Justin Moreira 12 hari yang lalu

    Not sure why this is so disliked. This video was great.

  • TrevX2001
    TrevX2001 12 hari yang lalu

    Story is a little long just for you to bail at the end... I’ve been in the same situation. These guys hang out at Starbucks and like to target young men of color particularly. My conversation ended with one; “ dude I make 6 figures , I’m not some sucker , get out of my face “ .

    CREEPOFREEK 12 hari yang lalu

    That’s unbelievable. What a scam.

  • Nate W
    Nate W 12 hari yang lalu +1

    Sounds like Amway

  • babita shuckin
    babita shuckin 12 hari yang lalu

    Failing pile of garbage.

  • AlphanumericSkeptic
    AlphanumericSkeptic 12 hari yang lalu

    Ha! ha! I've been approached by these people also. They're name is Amway. He got pretty upset when I did not watch the videos that they gave to me to watch. I told him it was a pyramid scheme.

  • JFK
    JFK 12 hari yang lalu

    Buzzfeed is for complete retarararards.

  • Patrick
    Patrick 12 hari yang lalu

    What's wrong with you voice. Jesus Christ...

  • Flavio Rino
    Flavio Rino 12 hari yang lalu

    really glad i got to see the comments, so i wouldn't see the whole thing :D :D

  • Laura Te Aho-White
    Laura Te Aho-White 12 hari yang lalu

    BuzzFeed is a scam

  • Mattiedamacdaddy
    Mattiedamacdaddy 12 hari yang lalu

    Wow you really got them good.. Thanks for wasting my time

  • Kris Margett
    Kris Margett 12 hari yang lalu

    Cool story, bro

  • Zeljko Opalic
    Zeljko Opalic 12 hari yang lalu

    Whats with the like, dislike ratio ?

  • scodavis
    scodavis 13 hari yang lalu

    Interesting video, but he did not scam the pyramid scheme - he played along and then didn't play along.

  • Beutsi baby
    Beutsi baby 13 hari yang lalu

    ok i see what you did

  • Takeshi Gen
    Takeshi Gen 13 hari yang lalu

    Lmao! This was the same thing that my friend invited me too, an Amway pyramid scheme. The speech wasn't even motivational and everyone seemed so fake when applauding and cheering, it was like they were all hired to act like that to motivate first timers there. I left that place and never returned, what a waste of time it was.

  • 100% Drunk
    100% Drunk 13 hari yang lalu

    Sounds like a Landmark Forum!

  • But Daddy
    But Daddy 13 hari yang lalu

    38k Likes and 38k Dislikes. 🤔 that’s 76k viewers outta 2.7m that took the time to rate the satisfaction of this video.
    Moral of the statement:
    None sense. Just like the video

  • Fernando Paularena
    Fernando Paularena 13 hari yang lalu

    It sounds like you twisted the story. And that what you saw wasn't real to you. Just don't waste people's time being fake. It doesn't help anyone.

  • Berendjen H.
    Berendjen H. 13 hari yang lalu

    It's 3:39 and I told myself I'd go to sleep after the last video but then I saw this and now I'm stuck

  • Sumon Chakrabartty
    Sumon Chakrabartty 13 hari yang lalu

    You didnt scam anyone fuckface

  • Coleyjp716
    Coleyjp716 13 hari yang lalu

    What is it called

  • Johnny Rasberry
    Johnny Rasberry 13 hari yang lalu


  • megan reilein
    megan reilein 13 hari yang lalu

    Sounds like Herbalife

  • Gabriel Kwiecinski Antunes
    Gabriel Kwiecinski Antunes 13 hari yang lalu

    How I scammed BuzzFeed by not watching this video.

  • Andre Johnson
    Andre Johnson 13 hari yang lalu

    the company i use to make some extra side money.............. works for me...... no lie true facts inbox me for info.
    Andre Johnson (facebook)

  • World guide Official
    World guide Official 13 hari yang lalu


  • Keyli Turner
    Keyli Turner 13 hari yang lalu

    Sounds like someone wanted you to join in on their multi level marketing team.... if they had real products, then it’s not a pyramid scheme. A triangle is literally how cash flows in any type of business. People higher up in businesses, especially business owners, have higher risk higher reward.... yeah they may over sell how easy these things are... but it’s not a scheme if there is legit product. Buzzfeed is a big bunch of heckin crap nowadays.

  • Ryan Jeanes
    Ryan Jeanes 13 hari yang lalu +2

    So it's Scientology but with products that actually are potentially useful.

  • Zaheer Dawood
    Zaheer Dawood 13 hari yang lalu

    Bullzhit video

  • Ryan Jeanes
    Ryan Jeanes 13 hari yang lalu


  • Michael Teague
    Michael Teague 13 hari yang lalu

    All in all, this pyramid scheme was a blast to get scammed by.

  • Kenny Tankersley
    Kenny Tankersley 13 hari yang lalu

    Couldn't help but notice the video has exactly 38k likes and 38k dislikes...should I be the tie breaker? Leave your comments and be sure to see MY video The Ex (shameless plug)

  • KrishanatorYT
    KrishanatorYT 13 hari yang lalu

    38k likes, 38k dislikes

  • Cesar Orozco
    Cesar Orozco 13 hari yang lalu

    You just scammed me out of 9 minutes

  • Lyxa
    Lyxa 13 hari yang lalu

    Wow. 38K likes and dislikes, balanced.

  • Stanley Dingus
    Stanley Dingus 13 hari yang lalu

    Wow! I love fast cars!!

  • Cast
    Cast 13 hari yang lalu

    Where is frik is the part when he scams them?

  • Iulius Curt
    Iulius Curt 13 hari yang lalu

    - Can you do the dishes without dish soap?
    - That's a pyramid scheme, Jez!

  • Mr. Kiki
    Mr. Kiki 13 hari yang lalu

    Yeah . the funniest part is when you realize the whole vide is a scam for views.. Ooo.. You wasted their time, what a scam..

  • emerald
    emerald 13 hari yang lalu

    Oh Amway

    • emerald
      emerald 13 hari yang lalu

      This is what exactly happened to me lol

  • Mirko Ramphul
    Mirko Ramphul 13 hari yang lalu

    you guys saved me from watching this click bait

  • sylva sylvi
    sylva sylvi 13 hari yang lalu

    Reported and disliked this video for wasting my time. The only scammer is BuzzFeed here.

  • zee omar
    zee omar 13 hari yang lalu

    The same thing happened to me with the brand Forever .

  • outbeasted
    outbeasted 13 hari yang lalu

    2019 and no signs of scamming a scammer.. will continue my search pray for me

  • Dinesh Vyas
    Dinesh Vyas 13 hari yang lalu

    I fell on floor laughing, I controled laughing with difficulty but again those funny characters with say something funny. My ribs hurt and I am out of breath.

  • TechyBen
    TechyBen 13 hari yang lalu

    (Wish this was anonymous, but...) I've had a friend "fall" for the idea of [Amoney only, no product] pyramid schemes, but thankfully never invested. How did they not see it was a scam and insist it was real? Turns out sadly they *were* mentally ill. :(

  • Fabian Pruitt
    Fabian Pruitt 13 hari yang lalu

    You certainly know how to make fantastic IDclips videos, I was captivated and had to see the video to the end even though I know a lot about ripoffs like Pyramid Schemes. Thanks.

  • Burford Manning
    Burford Manning 14 hari yang lalu

    You scammed yourself out of me viewing anything from this channel ever again

  • Jose Perez
    Jose Perez 14 hari yang lalu

    I got scammed out of 9 minutes of my life ! Thanks for the BS video.

  • S2l oom
    S2l oom 14 hari yang lalu

    What is the name of the company