We have the following question on our site about a possible pyramid scheme:


Should we consider questions about pyramid schemes and other financial frauds on-topic or off-topic here?

  • It was my question. I guess I didn't paid enough ettention to definition "Skeptics is aimed at applied skepticism -- researching specific areas of woo or pseudoscience"<br>. I would agree - it's not about pseudosience. But I would argue it can't be discussed as sceptic topic in general.
    – Egle
    Mar 1, 2011 at 14:47
  • Note that Personal Finance & Money is a much better place to ask. There are currently 113 questions with the tag 'scams' there. I assume the audience there is more knowledgable in these matters too.
    – user22865
    Jul 27, 2017 at 18:02

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I think that questions about specific scams should be on-topic. We are already in the business of exposing scams, in a way, and we would do the Internet a great service by exposing those, that much is sure.

With that said, the question you link to is just too broad to be useful. I'd even argue it's off-topic because it's no longer about skepticism and is rather about law.

  • Could you please elaborate on the second paragraph? The question appears to me to be about one particular scam, and unrelated to the law.
    – Oddthinking Mod
    Mar 1, 2011 at 13:26
  • @Fabian There I wasn't sure what to do. I had example of particular scam, but can I reveal the name of the company/network? Especially as they don't seem have problems with law. As main question itself - I didn't thought it is too broad as I expected kind of list of attributes whitch may show it is scam.
    – Egle
    Mar 1, 2011 at 14:54

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