A funny thing went down at the table next to me at Pizza Rustica this afternoon.
A young guy, maybe 25, was pitching a business proposal to his lunchmate, who was a few years older and obviously a first-time acquaintance.
"Do you want to obtain financial freedom? Do you know how to really make money in this world? Are you serious about joining a project that will make you rich?" the kid peppered his prey.
The other guy had some questions of his own.
"What exactly are we selling? How long will it take for me to see any profits? Does it cost me anything up front?"
A-ha. For those answers, the kid told him, he'd have to go to an address in Miramar for an "information session." It was for "serious businessmen only," the kid said, trying his best to sound authoritative as he tried to close his deal.
From my vantage point, it was pretty clear this kid was trying to reel in a sucker investor for a common pyramid scheme. With no actual product to sell and a major cash investment required, these scams are illegal and only reward the top guys who sell false promises to newbies.
So, if the predator's lunchmate is reading this, heed my advice: Don't go to that address in Miramar. You'd be better off asking if Rustica is hiring.