Within the MLM matrix cycler niche is a subset of schemes that carrot dangle.

Perhaps the most memorable example I can give you over the past few years is Sheila Tabarsi’s SVM Global Initiative.

Tabarsi essentially crafted a list of people willing to hand over money in exchange for nothing.

After hitting up said list for fee payments over a few years, SVM Global Initiative was quietly dropped. Despite being a relatively simple and straight-forward Ponzi cycler, the scheme never launched.

Last I heard Tabarsi was funneling her list into various MLM crypto scams, but I digress.

Today we’re checking in on a more recent carrot dangle scheme, Noble 8 Revolution.

And Just a heads up, if you’re having a good day you might want to skip this one – it’s pretty depressing.

BehindMLM published its Noble 8 Revolution review on January 16th, 2018. Or as I’m writing this, literally eleven months ago.

The business model is simple: Noble 8 Revolution affiliates buy into a four-tier Ponzi cycler. $25 in, over $18 million out.

I’ll let you do the math on how many $25 position investments are needed to fund just one $18 million+ ROI.

Being a matrix-based scheme, setting up Noble 8 Revolution is as simple as installing a script, hooking it up to a dodgy payment processor and stealing money.

Yet despite this, to date money has flowed into Noble 8 Revolution but nothing has been paid out.

How much money Noble 8 Revolution affiliates have lost over the past year is unknown. Nor is the status of the deposited funds or their whereabouts.

What we do know is back in August, one of Noble 8 Revolution’s owners, Blaine Williams, announced he was spending a ton of money on alleged cancer treatment.

To the best of our knowledge, Williams doesn’t have any significant source of income outside of Noble 8 Revolution.

Fast forward through another five months of Noble 8 Revolution fee payments, and nothing much has changed.

The latest in a series of ruses saw Mark Campese and Blaine Williams set a deadline for commission payments over the November 21st weekend.

It is our PLAN to be paying commissions by or around the USA Thanksgiving weekend …

We have been encouraging all members to get their payments in for weeks along with trainings on the subject, so be prepared to have your purchases made by the end of next week.

Thanksgiving weekend came and went and of course there were no payments.

This was followed up with some nonsense about a new database in early December:

Currently our database that we workin [sic] on for the last week is noe [sic] being loaded in so we can begin full operation.

An email will be going out as soon as it is ready so that you can return to enrolling new members and having your free members upgrade as well as the final date for upgrades before loading into the Novice Campus and then payment of commissions.

Around the same time Noble 8 Revolution announced an Executive Leadership Summit event in Atlanta, Georgia.

No, we don’t know why a Ponzi cycler with an eleven month launch delay needed to hold a summit event either.

Well actually that’s not entirely true. Noble 8 Revolution charged affiliates $49 to $99 to attend their summit event.

Reports from those in attendance suggest around 200 affiliates and their guests were in attendance.

So anyway, December 8th rolled around and Noble 8 Revolution affiliates, many of whom between fee payments, William’s cancer GoFundMe and event tickets must be in the hole for over a thousand by now, rocked up hoping to hear something about commissions.

What they instead got was a pitch for

an incredible new “Proprietary” wellness product which will be developed under the supervision of our own in-house PHDs, as well as more ways to increase your income.

Um, what?

Oh and there were also apparently some compensation plan changes because y’know; Screw everyone who has been paying fees on the promise of cycler returns since January, right?

The rest of the event was purportedly dedicated to self-congratulations and the handing out of trophies;

Again, this from a company that has collected fees but hasn’t launched anything for eleven months and counting.

With a new lure cast, after the event an email was sent out advising Noble 8 Revolution was reopening signups.

As we open the new sign-up function, purchase of the Course 1 will be required, and all paid customers will be placed into the company Novice Campus.

Everyone will be able to make their purchase through credit and debit cards, electronic check and cryptocurrency.

Pray, meditate , affirm , and expect the financial miracle that we have all been hoping for!

Now go out and recruit the planet.

Coach Blaine Williams and Mark Campese

If everything goes to plan, Noble 8 Revolution is unashamedly about to enter its second year of scamming.

And if you’re wondering what type of people are gullible enough to fall for this nonsense, you’re not alone.

One thing SVM Global Initiative and Noble 8 Revolution have in common is a strong reliance on religion.

Both companies used/use religion to keep their affiliates engaged, primarily through online webinars and “prayer calls”.

Indeed, prayer was an important component of Noble 8 Revolution’s theatrics at their Georgia event:

While I have nothing against prayer, the more important take-away from the above photo is the type of victims Mark Campese and Blaine Williams are targeting.

You can see for yourself that most of the attendees at Noble 8 Revolution’s summit event are elderly.

The first few rows in particular are filled with aging locks, and remember these are likely to be the VIP attendees (those who paid $99 for tickets).

Unfortunately this isn’t a phenomena unique to Noble 8 Revolution.

The legal term for what Mark Campese and Blaine Williams are conducting through Noble 8 Revolution is religious affinity fraud.

As the SEC points out, sadly it is often the elderly who get caught up in these schemes.

Affinity fraud refers to investment scams that prey upon members of identifiable groups, such as religious or ethnic communities, the elderly, or professional groups.

These scams exploit the trust and friendship that exist in groups of people who have something in common.

Because of the tight-knit structure of many groups, it can be difficult for regulators or law enforcement officials to detect an affinity scam.

Victims often fail to notify authorities or pursue their legal remedies and instead try to work things out within the group.

This is particularly true where the fraudsters have used respected community or religious leaders to convince others to join the investment.

Many affinity scams involve “Ponzi” or pyramid schemes, where new investor money is used to make payments to earlier investors to give the false illusion that the investment is successful.

While Noble 8 Revolution can hardly be called successful within the context above, it has nonetheless been successful in enriching Campese and Williams with ill-gotten gains. Jim Anderson too, with whatever he made off with before he bailed.

And let’s face it, behind the litany of excuses and Noble 8 Revolution event pageantry – that’s all that’s going on here.

I don’t know how much longer Noble 8 Revolution will continue and I’m not aware of any regulatory investigation into Noble 8 Revolution, Campese or Williams.

What I do know though is that as long as Noble 8 Revolution continues to charge its members fees, vulnerable elders are being conned out of their money.