Investigating links between Mormonism & MLM – BBC Stories
Journalist Ellie Flynn goes undercover to investigate a multi-billion pound online selling industry that mostly targets young women with the opportunity to earn big money. The phenomenon known as ‘multi-level marketing’ is sweeping across social media as beautiful ‘influencers’ post job adverts offering the chance of six-figure incomes in return for selling products online. But as Ellie digs deeper into two companies, Younique and Nu Skin, she uncovers a darker side behind these enticing Instagram posts. In search of answers and accountability from these billion-dollar companies, Ellie’s investigation takes her all the way to Utah, USA, and the heart of The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – the Mormons – where many of these companies are based.
Watch the full film on BBC iPlayer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p076n2hg