“Hey, friend! Do you want to earn extra income from your phone? I would love for you to join my team!”

If that kind of message finds its way into your private messages on social media sites, you are not alone. With many families experiencing financial uncertainly during the global pandemic chaos, joining a multi-level marketing (MLM) / network marketing company might sound appealing. *Sadly, studies show that 99.6% of those who join an MLM lose money.

Lillian Lalo is a local journalist with CBS 42. She is the Living Local sponsored content reporter and an interim anchor on the CBS 42 Weekend Morning News. Recently, Lillian has added “Respectful Anti-MLM Advocate” to her resume.

With her passion for educating the public about the risks of joining MLMs, she produces the Toxic Positivity podcast and curates an Instagram account, @Lillian.Lalo.Loves. Both platforms are intended to help educate people interested in leaving an MLM, help a loved one escape the clutches of MLM influence, and say “no” in kind ways.

Join us for our Facebook Live to hear why Lillian says joining an MLM is a bad idea for yourself, your finances, and your relationships.

Bradford Botes
Written by Bradford Botes

Brad Botes is a principal of each of the Bond & Botes Law Offices throughout Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of North Alabama, and a Juris Doctorate from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. He and his team of bankruptcy lawyers have spent over 30 years guiding people through financial challenges. Read his full bio here.

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