A friend of mine is trying to sell me on Quixtar (http://www.quixtar.com). She keeps talking about how it's letting her "take control of her future," and how the company is "Microsoft's biggest web design client" (BS sensors triggered), and how profits have increased an average of 60% YOY over the past several years. (Web-based? Profits? We're at BS Defcon 2 now.) Being that Mormons (I'm one) are very vulnerable to pyramid schemes, I've seen several people's lives destroyed by the likes of Amway and various herbal supplement rackets, so the BS alarm is somewhere between "Space Shuttle takeoff" and "Manowar" right now. What's really painful is that the same arguments I was deploying against her are those that are often deployed against Mormons--particularly "They're just exploiting your beliefs so they can get money." Anyone have any experience with these people? She's selling it pretty hard, and it's pretty obviously a pyramid scheme. My question is, how hard should I work on her boyfriend to make sure that she doesn't throw her life away on this thus far?