iT IS A SCAM FOR THOSE WHO WANT IT TO BE
I have been with the company for a few years now, and was very clear that I was starting a business as a independent contractor. I did my due diligence research before starting up with the company. Most people who claim scam have very little knowledge or information - those claims are made out of complete ignorance.
Yes, business isn't for everyone and I agree, reps who mislead people do harm to the company brand/image. But serious minded and thoughtful people who know how to evaluate a business model (be it direct sales, MLM, traditional brick and mortar) will know the business is not a scam.
If someone has an employee mindset (and that is fine), they would do good not to make comments about something until they understand it.