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From the Ted Talk by Stacie Bosley: How to spot a pyramid scheme

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Open Cloze

Typically, the founder solicits an initial group of ______ to buy in and promote the ______. They are then encouraged to recruit others and promised part of the money those people ______, while the founder also _____ a _____. The pattern repeats for each group of new participants, with money from recent arrivals funneled to those who recruited them. This differs from a Ponzi scheme, where the founders recruit new members and secretly use their fees to pay existing members, who think the ________ come from a legitimate investment.

Solution

  1. payments
  2. scheme
  3. invest
  4. takes
  5. people
  6. share

Original Text

Typically, the founder solicits an initial group of people to buy in and promote the scheme. They are then encouraged to recruit others and promised part of the money those people invest, while the founder also takes a share. The pattern repeats for each group of new participants, with money from recent arrivals funneled to those who recruited them. This differs from a Ponzi scheme, where the founders recruit new members and secretly use their fees to pay existing members, who think the payments come from a legitimate investment.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
pyramid schemes 6
vemma nutrition 2
pyramid scheme 2
marketing companies 2

Important Words

  1. arrivals
  2. buy
  3. differs
  4. encouraged
  5. existing
  6. fees
  7. founder
  8. founders
  9. funneled
  10. group
  11. initial
  12. invest
  13. investment
  14. legitimate
  15. members
  16. money
  17. part
  18. participants
  19. pattern
  20. pay
  21. payments
  22. people
  23. ponzi
  24. promised
  25. promote
  26. recruit
  27. recruited
  28. repeats
  29. scheme
  30. secretly
  31. share
  32. solicits
  33. takes
  34. typically