Yes, I’ve been approached by MLM’ers. I once allowed myself to be so pressured by some guy pushing ACN that I gave in and went to a meeting at a hotel to see an entire presentation on the company.
Another time, a friend and I were in the “self help” section (when I was young and naive I actually liked those sorts of books) some guy us, struck up a conversation about money, and invited us to a meeting for some MLM company. My friend declined the invitation.
There’s also some guy pushing Quixtar, or used to, who on SEPARATE occasions around the neighborhood, has approached four of my friends and I while we were out and about alone. Get that, the guy approached all five of us on separate occasions, not even knowing the five of us know who he is amongst ourselves. Talk about coincidence. He has even approached me on separate occasions around town, forgetting he approached me years or months before! The first time he approached me was at the diner down the block from where I live now.
I had a tank top on (I was 20-something and as a bodybuilding douche, loved to show off the guns anywhere and everywhere) and the guy asks me “you workout?” I said, “yes”. He said he was a salesman who was working for a multi-billion dollar company (Quixtar) selling supplements. I actually thought I was finally “discovered”.
One time my friend was approached by the guy at Fairway around here, and my friend, not knowing that I was already approached by him, decided to play a practical joke, and said to the guy, “I know some young ambitious guy who might be interested” and gave the guy my number.
So here I have this guy leaving messages on my phone not even knowing he once gave me a presentation on Quixtar in my own home almost a decade ago, not even remembering my name or who I am. He once approached me at Centre Pizza in Little Neck (again forgetting all the other times and who I am). I shook him off mid conversation by dissing self help gurus. He got noticeably annoyed and ended the conversation.
I have gotten approached at two other jobs as well, one for energy services with another company some other time for some type of legal services MLM pyramid.