Pyramid Schemes

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Pyramid schemes (endless chains) are scams in which large numbers of people pay money to a few people. Each new participant pays for the chance to advance and profit from the payments of others that join later. Pyramid schemes are based on the premise that the more people you recruit under you, the more money you will make.


Contact the local law enforcement agency to file a complaint.


Department of Justice

Office of the Attorney General

Public Inquiry

P.O. Box 944255

Sacramento, CA 94244-2550

(800) 952-5225 (CA Callers)

(916) 210-6276 (Out of State)

Office of Attorney General


US Post Office

Office of Inspector General

1735 North Lynn Street

Arlington, VA 22209-2020

(703) 248-2100

www.usps.gov