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jun 25 2007

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Gandia, another pyramid scheme disguised

Today is the day of release of such Gandia, but so far he has not showed up, looks like it was postponed again. For those who still do not know, Gandia is a “project” a site that aims to be equal to Orkut, with a difference, vai be paid!!!

Of course, no one sucker to pay for something that Orkut offers for free, some? So to be able to recruit Su-AAH… ops, participants they set up a multilevel marketing scheme, a cute name for the famous and known pyramid, which is prohibited in Brazil and many other countries. Of course they can claim that it is not a pyramid because the person does not simply pay a pro membership scheme, but also the provision of services, in the case is all that already have for free on Orkut.

And how the multilevel marketing?
When one enters pay a membership fee, and for every person that person invite (that will also pay a membership fee) the person who invited earn a commission. Thus it is clear that the money that someone will necessarily get the other person to join. Not to leave the damage those entering the scheme should recruit more n new participants. For those who are at the top of the pyramid it is relatively simple, because the number of potential participants is still quite large. As the network grows the number of people who may still be recruited becomes smaller, which greatly decreases the chance of someone the base of the pyramid get return. The system will always sink because the number of people is limited, the vast majority of participants will be at the base of the pyramid and will come out on injury, only a minority that is at the top of the pyramid is due out in profit, but the system administrators who get a percentage of all fees paid.

The system sinks when the base personnel realizes that entered a Bored, which is only taking a loss and gives up. Consequently the profits of those above him and diminish the pyramid begins to crumble from the base. To avoid this the only way is to convince people of the base to continue taking damage. But why would anyone accept it? So do you get the added service pyramid, that has to be interesting enough that one does not give up even taking damage. This is where the Gandia will fail, because the services are not attractive, as Orkut they are free.

Remember that all multilevel marketing scheme shows those simulations where the person gets very high figures when fulfills all people at all levels of recruitment. What they forget is that in practice there will be people to fill all these levels. Want to make a real simulation? Take a limited number of people, and go putting them in the pyramid, and calculate the gains of each of these people through the commission of people who are below it, the gains of each of you discount the initial investment. Now see how many people came out in profit and how many left on prejudice…

Understood now? Or want me to draw?

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Skooter is a computer scientist and the founder of Skooter Blog. He is interested in everything related to technology and he likes to save money by making his purchases directly from abroad.

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Eder
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Eder

Man, excellent comment. This multilevel marketing issue won't die eh… While not arresting some losers who are conning people.
The deal's collapse (What is inevitable, otherwise Amway, Herbalife, among others would be at the top) they've made it a lot of money and are laughing at the jerks that led prejudice.

Let's warn!!!

Hug

Eder
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Eder

Ahhh, just one more thing.

Now has an army in orkut 173 profiles with the following name “I love Gândia”.
They are ready to act trying to call people to the pyramid.

It's going to be a lot of people wrong… affff…

Estamos na defesa!!!

Leo
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Gandia…

Isso ta com CARA, NOME e SOBRENOME de GOLPEMuito estranho mesmo, copia o logo do google, o design do orkut, faz spam tambem pelo orkut, espalha um monte de paginas falando maravilhas sobre o projeto, diz que vai dar milhoes aos usuarios atraves de uma especie de paypal produzido por eles proprios

A muito tempo atras existiu uma especie de orkut brasileiro, de nome muvuca, seu template era azul escuro e brancoLembro apenas do fato de viver offline, funcionava uns dias e saia por nao suportar o numero de novos usuarios, saiu do ar com menos de um anoNa minha opiniao, ninguem por aqui vai suportar a demanda para produzir um orkut 100% national, o Uol com o dinheiro que tem tenta isso e nao consegue a anosImagina dando dinheiro aos usuarios?!

Somos so nos que desconfiamos de tudo isso ou o mundo cibernetico brasileiro esta tao carente de dinheiro que nao conseguem identificar um golpe logo de cara???

John
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John

É incrível como existem pessoas que falão do que não sabem, very good, enquantos vocês ficam mormurando eu ganho dinheiro otá.. ops participantes do forun.

igor tiogo
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Acabei de receber um convite de umamigo virtual”..(só conheço pela web)… tem total cara de furada….mas que é atentador éAcho q vou continuar com o meu nome no SPC mesmo..hauhauaha….promessas de milagres são difíceis de engolir!!!

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