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Scheme or The Scheme may refer to:

  • Get-rich-quick scheme, a plan to acquire high rates of return for a small investment. The term "get rich quick" has characterised shady investments since at least the early 1900s
  • Ponzi scheme, a scam paying investors returns from their own or others' money (rather than from profits)
  • Pyramid scheme, a non-sustainable business model involving the exchange of money - primarily for enrolling other people


See also[edit]

  • A services-provision "plan" - a contract for the provision of a service
    • A collective investment scheme or investment fund, involving many people investing money together
  • URI scheme, the outermost part of internet URIs
  • Color scheme, a set of colours chosen to be used together in some media
  • Numbering scheme, an agreed-upon method of assigning nominal numbers to entities
  • Rhyme scheme, the pattern of rhyming lines in poems and lyrics
  • Housing scheme, a Scottish term for a council housing development