AutoMatrix Review: OnBIT Technology try something new?
AutoMatrix gained traction around the time TelexFree was busted by the SEC. The company website is in Portuguese and along with the local Brazilian domain registration, is quite obviously aimed at ex-TelexFree investors in Brazil.
There is no information on the AutoMatrix website indicating who owns or runs the business. The company’s website domain (“automatrix.com.br) however, lists an “Emmanuel Richard de Moura” from “OnBIT Tecnologia da Informação Ltda” as the owner.
OnBIT Technology appear to be a programming firm whose flagship product is a software suite they call “OnBIT S2”. The suite is given away for free, with the company instead relying on charging clients for support.
OnBIT S2 comes in a variety of applications, ranging from video stores, to handymen to political parties. A total of twenty-one applications are listed on the OnBIT website but, somewhat curiously, neither MLM or network marketing are one of them.
I was going to give OnBIT the benefit of the doubt and write it off as one of their clients running the software (with OnBIT perhaps just providing hosting), but then I noticed the AutoMatrix website is hosted on the same server as OnBIT Technology’s own website.
Also hosted on the same server is something called “Virtual Fort” (“fortevirtual.com.br”), which advertises itself as an “autosurf” scheme. Typically an autosurf scheme pays participants to view websites, which are provided via an automated rotator.
OnBitS2 features on at least one of the rotating advertisements shown on the Virtual Fort website.
What the exact story is there I’m not sure, but it would appear that Emmanuel de Moura and OnBIT are, on some level, involved in the running of AutoMatrix.
Given that “autosurf” also doesn’t appear as an advertised variation of OnBIT S2, one possibility is that OnBIT are perhaps testing out new uses for the suite before they release them to the public.
In any event, read on for a full review of the AutoMatrix MLM business opportunity.
The AutoMatrix Product Line
AutoMatrix appears to have no products available, retail or otherwise. The only thing purchasable within the opportunity appears to be matrix positions.
The AutoMatrix Compensation Plan
The AutoMatrix compensation plan revolves around two 4×4 matrices, and the recruitment of new affiliates to fill positions in them.
A 4×4 matrix places an affiliate at the top of the matrix, with four positions directly under them (level 1):
These four positions in turn branch out into another four positions each (level 2), and again for levels 3 and 4.
Commissions are paid out as positions are filled in the matrix, with how much of a commission paid out depending on which level of the matrix a position is filled:
- Matrix 1 – R$10 on level 1, R$20 on level 2, R$40 on level 3 and R$80 on level 4
- Matrix 2 – R$160 on level 1, R$320 on level 2, R$640 on level 3 and R$1280 on level 4
Matrix 1 feeds into Matrix 2, with all initial positions costing R$10. Once a position has cycled out of Matrix 2, a new position needs to be purchased to continue earning.
Affiliate membership in AutoMatrix is free, however affiliates must purchase at least one R$10 to earn any commissions.
Embodying the characteristics of recruitment schemes of old, AutoMatrix harkens back to the time when admins didn’t even bother with product facades and pseudo-compliance.
Straight up, affiliates are purchasing matrix positions and getting paid as newly recruited or existing affiliates purchase more positions. Once a fixed number of positions have been purchased, a payment is made and the affiliate’s position moves up in the scheme.
As with all pyramid schemes, once the recruitment stops so too will the purchasing of new positions by existing AutoMatrix affiliates. When that happens, the matrix stalls and then…. kaboom!