I suggest that these two be sent to North Dakota for six months.
I choose North Dakota because I've been there. Granted it's been 40 years since I've been there, maybe they've all turned into asshats or something while I've been away. But I doubt it. Really, any low-population area should do.
My experience is that the people there consider being said "hello" to by a stranger is a good excuse to stop and have a conversation. You know, a friendly one where you may actually get to meet somebody interesting.
The officers will either come back with a new appreciation for saying "hello" to strangers, or they'll go totally bugnuts. Either way, problem solved.
Assuming, of course, that they don't just decide to stay there.
I think the fingerprint thing is more of a gimmick than real security. Especially since the phone is specifically designed to encourage you to leave your fingerprint on the glass.
That said, as long as you don't have somebody following you around collecting fingerprints and waiting to steal your phone, it's simple enough to defeat. Just use, say, your off-hand pinky for the scan, and put a matte case on the phone.
You're using "Ponzi" and "pyramid" interchangeably, but they're not quite the same thing. In a Ponzi scheme you lure in more investors to cover earlier debts. The pyramid scheme starts there, but you set it up so that new investors become an active part of the scheme by requiring them to bring in even more investors; it's self-sustaining until it falls apart.
The pyramid investors may or may not undertand the true nature of the scheme but the Ponzi investors would not.