I have a friend too who got sucked into MLM — it was scAmway for him. He is now in really deep. I wish I had worked harder at first to keep him from getting in, but I don’t know if it would have helped. I keep thinking if I would have kept him from going to that recruitment thing.. but then again, the friend who got him in probably would have tried to get him to go to a different one. At first, I didn’t know for sure what it was — because, of course, they never tell their potential recruits the name of it. That’s because people me would go ballistic on those trying to recruit our friends and hopefully stop it.
I’m not sure what all you can do. In many cases, once they’re in, the harder you protest against it, the more they dig their heels in.