The Slave Circle Documentary Exposes Direct Sales Scams

The Slave Circle documentary exposes in great detail the techniques used by direct selling companies like Smart Circle and Cydcor/DS-MAX.  These companies use offices all over the country that go by different names.  These marketing companies are always hiring.

In the world of scam busting these companies are known as Devil Corp..

You can watch the full documentary Here:

From how the business seeks out the most vulnerable recruits, to the psychological pressures used to make recruits conform to a singular mindset, to the lies told through its pyramid-shaped business model, The Slave Circle paints a complete picture of a worldwide business operation you may have heard about, interviewed for, or purchased a product from – without even realizing it.

Director – Alex Semchuck

Alex J. Semchuck is the writer, producer, director, and editor of two independent feature-length documentary films: “Stagnant Hope: Gary, Indiana” was released in 2014, and “The Slave Circle” in 2018.

Semchuck produces his films as well as personally-contracted videos through his production company, Precision Independent Media (Precision Productions). He is assistant professor of communication at Ivy Tech Community College in Bloomington, Indiana, where he instructs courses in mass communication, interpersonal communication, and public speaking.

Film Chapters:
Introduction 0:00:00
The Interview Process 0:02:48
Your First Day 0:12:14
Brainwashing & Mind Control 0:15:32
The Language of the Business 0:22:29
Team Leaders: The Blinded Leading the Blind 0:26:50
Selling Techniques: 1-on-1 0:33:11
Selling Techniques: Show Style 0:41:54
The Products 0:46:44
The Lie of Business Ownership 0:50:16
Following the Script: Online Reviews 0:59:45
Following the Script: Company Photos 1:05:58
Following the Script: Fair BS 1:07:32
Business as a Pyramid 1:09:31
Business as an M-L-M 1:15:08
The “C” Word 1:21:28
15 Months 1:28:19
Getting Out 1:30:57
Conclusion 1:33:56
Credits 1:36:56

Here is an example of one of job ads used to bring you into The Slave Circle:

Management – Entry Level

Compensation: Guaranteed Hourly plus Bonuses, Travel Opportunity, Paid Training

T.A.G Advertising, located in California is an independently owned brand management and advertising firm. T.A.G. is contracted with the Fortune Magazine’s top 1000 companies in the world.

We are looking for quality full time entry level individuals to train and advance through our sales and consulting team. This entry level full time person must have a positive and enthusiastic demeanor and work well in a strong entry level team environment. Our position involves one on one sales interaction with customer’s full time.

This is an entry level, full time sales position. We are looking to train in: sales, campaign development and business operations from entry level.

T.A.G. is now offering full time positions at the entry level for sales and marketing. We are looking for full time entry level people with diverse backgrounds. If you are tired of working in the restaurant, hospitality or retail business, use your experience and switch fields. We are only meeting with candidates that want a full time entry level career, so please only apply if you are serious about making the change.

Responsibilities at the entry level include:
Assisting in the daily full time operation of our company
Assisting in new business acquisition for our client
Developing strong leadership skills among our employees
Managing external customers’ needs
Sales and consulting

We are constantly looking to surround ourselves full time with the most profitable clients, the most charismatic people, and the most ambitious entry level full time managers. We treat our full time entry level employees as future partners and we know we are all more effective when we are equipped with the right training and knowledge.

To apply for this full time entry level position, you must clearly demonstrate the following qualities:
Great personality and people skills
Professional demeanor
Excellent communication skills
Ability to work in a fast paced, high-energy, full time environment
Ambition, strong work ethic, and willingness to learn
A desire to work in an entry level team-based environment

Why is our company so awesome to work for?


Advancement opportunities from entry level into Human Resources, Management and Consulting Full Time
Competitive compensation
Fun & exciting team environment
Full Training

Comprehensive and continued training including (but not limited to) Business Building Blocks, Financial training, shadowing, campaign knowledge and more for full time entry level openings
Our full time entry level Management team is TOP of the line!!
Fun company events such as National Award Conference, R&R Weekend, Keys to Success, Team Nights, Community Service Events and more

***We are NOT a telemarketing company and we do NOT do any OUTSIDE SALES!***

For immediate consideration, submit your UPDATED RESUME.

Thank you for your interest and good luck!

They offer you a management position and what you get is a straight commission, face-to-face/door-to-door sales position with little chance of making significant income. Don’t let them scam you out of your time and effort.