Monday, May 20, 2013

Jedi Spider Sense Sniffs Out Amway Ambots!

A reader tells us if you think you're being prospected by an Amway ambot - you probably are.

I was solicited on 2 separate occassions...
1) when I bumped into a random stranger while walking, he said I looked familiar. I told him about some of the career fairs I went to and probably met him there. When I mentioned I was looking for work he gave me his business card about an "E-commerce opportunity" and to call him.

2) I got cold called from a former coworker. I was suspicious, and they proved true when he mentioned that he noticed I was always looking for more work to do and a "go getter", unlike some of the other coworkers who just surfed on the internet. I called "BS" in my mind, because our offices were never close enough for him to see what I was doing. Again, "E-commerce opportunity" was the same hook used.

On both occassions, that's what it must've felt like to have your "spider senses tingling" or that "jedi sense" of something is amiss.


  1. Semi-unrelated, but for anyone who has Netflix, King of the Hill did a parody of Amway and it's hilarious!
    Season 4 "Bill of Sales,"--it's funny how spot on all the scam tactics are.
    Definitely recommend you guys to watch it. Even down to the "conferences" and the stupid gem designations, they covered it all.

    1. On a related note of the semi-related, this gave a good laugh....,318/


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