Massive Ad Review: $10,000 Ad Combo Packages
Massive Ad appears to have launched in mid 2013 and operates in the advertising MLM niche.
There is no information shared on Massive Ad’s website (“massivead.com”) about who owns or runs the business, with the company only providing the following statement on their “Who we are” page:
Massive Ad is owned by an international Company.
The Massive Ad website domain was registered on the 2nd of February and lists a “Morris Lee” as the domain owner, operating out of London in the UK.
A second name also appears on the registry entry, a “Mont Fleuri” operating out of Mahe in Seychelles.
A marketing video on Morris Lee’s Google Plus profile page provides a third location, stating that ‘Massive Ad is registered in Hong Kong, as well as Seychelles‘.
No further information about these registrations is provided on the Massive Ad website.
As always, if an MLM company is not openly upfront about who is running or owns it, think long and hard about joining and/or handing over any money.
The Massive Ad Product Line
Massive Ad has no retailable products or services, with affiliates only able to market membership to the company itself.
Once affiliates join Massive Ad they are then able to invest in “Ad Combo Packages”, which each pay out a ROI every ten days.
Bundled with each Ad Combo Package investment are a series of advertising credits, which an affiliate can use to display advertising elsewhere on the Massive Ad website.
The Massive Ad Compensation Plan
The Massive Ad compensation plan revolves around affiliates investing money with the company at six different levels:
- Basic – $100
- Turbo – $500
- Business – $1000
- Professional – $3000
- Ultimate – $5000
- VIP – $10,000
ROIs are paid out on all investments at a rate of once every 10 days for 30 individual payments.
How much of a ROI is paid out with each 10 day payment increases depending on the amount of money an affiliate invests:
- Basic – $10
- Turbo – $55
- Business – $120
- Professional – $390
- Ultimate – $700
- VIP – $1500
Referral commissions are also paid out on investments made by personally recruited affiliates, paying out 5% of the total amount invested.
In addition to the Ad Combo Package ROIs paid out above, Massive Ad also pay out binary commissions.
A binary compensation structure places an affiliate at the top of a binary structure, with two positions directly under them.
In turn these two positions branch out into two separate positions and so on and so forth down a theoretically infinite number of levels. Each of the positions in a Massive Ad binary represents an Ad Combo Package investment, made by an affiliate themselves or their up or downlines.
Commissions are paid out using a pairing system, with Ad Combo Package investments paired between the left and right side of the binary. When a binary position is paired on both sides of the binary, an affiliate earns 10% of the amount invested.
Daily Earnings Cap & Fees
Daily earnings in Massive Ad are capped at $1000. The company also charges a 20% fee on all commission withdrawals.
Joining Massive Ad
Affiliate membership to Massive Ad is free, however an affiliate must invest in one of the company’s Ad Combo Packages if they wish to generate any commissions.
With no retail, a ROI commission structure and all revenue within the MLM side of the business sourced from affiliates, Massive Ad functions as your standard “advertising credits Ponzi scheme”.
Affiliates join the company and then invest in at one of the six levels available. The more money the invest, the higher the ROI Massive Ad pay out.
ROIs are sourced from new affiliate investment, with the scheme dependent on a constant stream of new investment money. If the new investment money falls below the amount Massive Ad have to pay out, the scheme collapses.
This is further evidenced by Massive Ad’s “no refunds” refund policy, which states
You agree that all payments to MASSIVE AD Admin are final and that MASSIVE AD has a strict no-refund policy.
The reason Massive Ad can’t offer refunds is because when an affiliate deposits money with them, it’s immediately used to pay out existing affiliate investors.
Due to the 300 day maturity period on all investments, it is unlikely that Massive Ad affiliates will have any idea the scheme is on the brink of collapse, until it is too late.
What happens then?
From time to time, the MASSIVE AD managers may import the entire MASSIVE AD membership into another program, maintaining the MASSIVE AD genealogy.
This will also be done on the basis that people imported into the other program will have to activate their accounts by a certain deadline in order to become members of the other program.
It’s worth noting that the above copy, taken from Massive Ad’s “member agreement” appears on no less than 937 search results. This can be confirmed independently via a Google search for the phrase “membership into another program, maintaining the”.
Due to the failure of Massive Ad to adequately disclose exactly who is running the company, whether or not the company is related to the page after page of Ponzi and pyramid schemes it shares its Membership Agreement terminology with is unclear.
Either way, as with all Ponzi schemes once the new affiliate investment dries up, so too do Massive Ad’s promised ROIs. Good luck getting your money back from London… or Seychelles… or Hong Kong… or wherever else Massive Ad claim to be based out of.