Can we come up with a profile of the personality type that tries to make money from scams like these?
It seems like the driving force is to make money. There seems to be no regard for not providing any kind of value to the consumer. From what I can see it’s almost like some of them are unaware of the bad image they give themselves. Can we assume people like this find themselves supporting scams because they don’t have the confidence in themselves to find legitimate ways of making money?
In the case of my cousin, she’s middle-aged, married with one child, lives in Texas, goes to church, votes Republican, and apparently has had some experience with law education. When she first approached me a couple years back about “these amazing health and energy chips” she’d been introduced to, I was willing to see what it was all about (I’m kind of a fringe type with a healthy interest in the paranormal etc). But as soon as I started looking into the company, red flags started popping up almost immediately. And when I shared my doubts with her, she rebutted with the usual “until you’ve tried them yourself, you won’t know” routine. In fairness, I did perform my due diligence, and needless to say realized that this was simply the placebo effect at work and nothing more. I presented my argument intelligently and with respect, but I suspect at that point she was already in too deep and she pretty much rejected all of my criticisms. I’ve always known her to have a great sense of humor and a feisty, take-no-crap attitude but her insistence on selling these stickers and praising the “tech” involved in their operation simply confounds me. I think she got into the program when she got pregnant, probably as a way to help supplement her family income in anticipation of her first born, which is understandable. But I’ve never been able to understand how, when faced with common sense critical thinking arguments why CieAura is full of shit, she simply keeps on with the keepin’ on and continues to participate in the program. Another of life’s great mysteries I guess!