Pyramid Scam hits the Highlands
Women are being advised to be on their guard against
a dubious pyramid investment scheme which has spread to the Highlands.
Trading Standards Officers
at The Highland Council have expressed concern that the "Women Empowering Women" Pyramid Scheme appears to be operating in Inverness.
Women wishing to join the scheme are asked to
"invest" (Pounds)3,000 with the
A legal loophole means the scheme is not actually
against the law, but Mr MacKenzie is urging women not to be taken in by
the "too good to be true" promises of this scheme: He added:
"Often it is not appropriate for us to
1. The Trading Schemes Act 1996 prohibits many Pyramid selling schemes which involve goods and services, but does not cover cash-only "investment" schemes.
2. Clarification and further information
are available from Nigel MacKenzie at