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Disallowed content

February 14, 2022


Pyramid schemes, chain letters

Advertising for products or offerings that promote the following is not allowed:

  • Ponzi schemes, pyramid schemes, or other legally questionable business opportunities, particularly if:
    • Returns on investment rely solely on adding participants to the scheme.
    • The user must pay a subscription fee or buy a specific product to join, and the value proposition of doing so is defined.
  • Chain letters or offerings that imply that non-participation might result in loss or bad fortune.
  • Employment on income: Content that facilitates and/or promotes any “employment on income” opportunity which requires payment.