Destroying a pyramid scheme is ultimately a bittersweet victory for those looking for justice because the people who expose them know that the people who are invested in them will suffer in order to keep future victims from being hurt. One of the troubling aspects of many pyramid schemes in south Florida is the fact that not only so many people fall prey to them but that ultimately it takes a skeptical person often with some knowledge to discern the problem and expose it. While many victims of pyramid schemes should have known better, some may have turned a blind eye in order to get out of it with a reward. The problem is that the pyramids destroy everyone in it when they collapse and the good can not be separated from the bad. Furthermore, many others are affected by the collapse such as the organizations that receive donations based on the money earned in pyramids.
The problem in south Florida is that everyone in the community has to take a stand and expose the pyramid immediately no matter what size it is before it grows. The problem is not just that pyramids exists but that many people know or suspect that they exist and do nothing about it. A bad decision made by the creator of the pyramid is in fact supported like a wave by the community when it is allowed to exist and grow. If the first person who encountered the pyramid had shown the same skepticism as the last person who encountered who is often the person who exposed it, the ultimate damage would have been lessened or avoided.