Simon Stepsys dodges UK media (MyAdvertisingPays)
Simon Stepsys, who titles himself “the internet millionaire”, is one of the more prolific promoters of MyAdvertisingPays.
For those unfamiliar with the scheme, MyAdvertisingPays is your typical ad-credits based Ponzi scheme.
Affiliates buy in for $49.99 a pop, with ROIs paid out of subsequently invested funds.
Stepsys’ personal website contains articles such as “The Importance of maintaining your 1200 Credit Packs”, advising prospective MyAdvertisingPays investors to ‘get to 1200 Credit Packs ASAP!‘ ($59,988).
Stepsys’ social media profiles are also abundant with promotion, featuring MyAdertisingPays promotional material prolifically churned out daily.
Yet when a major UK publication recently sought comment from Stepsys regarding MyAdvertisingPays, he was suspiciously unresponsive.
In an article published on July 22nd, Andrew Penman of The Mirror wrote;
It can be a nightmare trying to find pictures of some of the charlatans we expose – but Simon Stepsys has made it easy.
The self-styled “internet millionaire” flaunts his wealth all over social media, with endless photographs posing with a Porsche, Bentley, cigars, gold watches and rings.
One thing he doesn’t appear to have bought is good taste.
He’s currently promoting something called My Advertising Pays through his websiteGetMegaRich.com and his company Simon Stepsys Success International Ltd.
“Start living the life you have always dreamed of,” he gushes.
“Making money with this is HIGHLY ADDICTING!” (note: not a real word)
Scattered throughout the article are posting from Stepsys social media profiles, showcasing a Bentley car he purportedly bought earlier this year.
Stepsys apparently also fancies himself one of Captain Planet’s Planeteers.
Back in 1998 the Office of Fair Trading accused him of “preying on the vulnerable” with home-working schemes that promised lucrative returns.
The following year, the High Court banned him from promoting the schemes with an injunction that also applied to his claims about winning the pools and betting on horses.
In 2006 I reported on his then latest operation, MyVideoTalk, which cost £197 to join.
“Never in my time have I ever seen or experienced such an outstanding opportunity!” Stepsys claimed.
The product, in theory, was software for video emails, but the real deal was selling the scheme to others.
More recently Stepsys was bragging about being “affiliate of the year” with an online advertising “opportunity” called Banners Broker, which later crashed and burned.
My Advertising Pays and Simon Stepsys Success International look like following it into oblivion – both are due to be dissolved, according to Companies House.
In the past 17 years Stepsys has endorsed numerous websites, including Extreme2ndIncome, Amazing2ndIncome and Empower (Network)
Detailing how Stepsys persuades people to invest in MyAdvertisingPays, Penman writes:
One reader got in touch to tell the Mirror how he was almost persuaded to join up.
He was told he could make £1,000 a day simply by buying one of the “Credit Packs” for $50 (£32) and selling the idea to others.
Which sounded like pyramid selling, so he ran a mile.
Penman also delves into recent decisions in the UK against Stepsys and his promotional activities:
This week the Advertising Standards Authority ruled the promises misleading and unproven.
“We had not seen any evidence to demonstrate that consumers would earn any money,” it stated, banning the plugs.
It also slated Stepsys over his claim “No selling, no recruiting”, because My Advertising Pays admits that members are rewarded for selling online ads.
“Selling ads” is by far the most popular ruse for online Ponzi schemes these days. Bundled with investor’s positions are advertising-credits, which can then be used to display advertising to other investors.
Typically this advertising promotes similar Ponzi schemes.
Despite observing multiple daily social media updates, when Penman attempted to contact Stepsys he refused to emerge from the shadows:
Despite his prolific social media presence, Stepsys has suddenly gone quiet and didn’t answer any requests to chat despite being contacted via email, phone, Facebook and Twitter.
Recent posts on Stepsys’ Facebook profile (within the last 24 hours), contain links to “How to use criticism for your success”, messages to MAPS investors urging them to “buy more” positions, a letter from Bentley acknowledging receipt of his new car and something about a “millionaire challenge”.
Summing up his thoughts, Penman concludes:
What I really wanted to ask him was this: if these schemes earn as much money as he claims, how come he’s still flogging them for a living?
Far be it from me to point out that Ponzi schemes of late aren’t exactly offering long-term stability.
🙂 something like this?
except The Planeteers avoid bling and bentleys?
crystal ball says stepsys is fast approaching endluck.
this ride is over.
stepsys going down!
Those are indeed the Planeteers.
I wonder which element Stepsys is…
Stepsys is Looten Plunder.
Just as the ink dried on ASA’s finding against Simon, he shut down his Simon Stepsys Success International Limited and he immediately started his new Master Key Associates, Ltd company. Too funny.
Guess he thought if he changed the name of the company no-one would associate his slap down by ASA. Keep dancing Simon, your day of reckoning is coming.
Living on borrowed time
Great to see! The heat is on.
It’s just a matter of time before Simon Stepsys and the rest of MAPS leaders, Tony Booth, Lynn Booth, Clare Hartman James, Richard Mead , Shaun Smith etc…. will be arrested for promoting this ponzi #Mapsscam #ponziscam #fraud #simonstepsysconman #metropolitanpolice
I don’t know the geezer but he’s a flash cun* i see him showing off some Rolex on facebook and just thought he was a complete pratt.
I work with people in Banking who’s got money and there nothing like him!!
#thedoucheofwallstreet #scambaggery #kingrat
My Advertising Pays GB From Tony Booth:
More usual bull?
is tony booth implying MAP’s is not registered in UK?
of course it is. first he says it has nothing to do with maps, then turns around and says it does. They can’t even lie right.
turns out MAPS is registered in anguilla.
Has anyone seen this all over the UK papers http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/internet-millionaire-says-its-simple-6118617?fb_ref=Default#ICID=sharebar_facebook
That Tony Booth dude needs to get a clue that legitimate COMPANIES file an annual income disclosure statement. MAPS hasn’t done that nor do they have any intentions of doing so because they’re an illegal PROGRAM.
It doesn’t matter what country MAPS is registered in. Their domain name is registered with GoDaddy and their website hosting is through dottrend.com, both in the USA.
once gain, eerily silent in everything maps is the alleged owner. fascinating how just mere ‘affiliates’ have the inside track to all information about the alleged ‘company’.
Jeez guys, MyAdvertisingPays (MAP) Limited is offshore, so they will do their accounts I’m sure according to the country (maybe).
And of course they will be silent why answer questions to the bull shit press. Its not bull shit when you want to read something, but its bull shit most of the time when you read (what) about Government, Taxes etc etc.
While MAPS is still making money do they give f*ck, of course not.
spoken like a true ponzi/pyramid scammer!
your only interest seems to be that TOP [top of the pyramid] recruiters in MAP’s are making money, so why should you all care.
you are not interested in HOW MAP’s is generating this money, or how many people will lose money when MAP’s crashes [which it will].
meanwhile stepsys is overfeeding his FB pages with ‘feel good’ posts to a barf degree.
without addressing why he avoided being interviewed by the Mirror, or why MAP’s is a legal business model, he’s trying to convince people to disregard information on the internet which exposes MAP’s as a recruitment pyramid scam.
anybody who questions the legitimacy of MAPS is labelled a ‘moaner, loser, talker’ by stepsys. what should serial ponzi thieves like stepsys be called?
i hate to use this word but stepsys ‘brazenness’ and apparent ‘glee’ with what he does reminds me of ‘ponzi pimp’.
why does he not have the guts to confront his detractors? he had a marvelous opportunity to explain MAP’s to the world via an interview with the Mirror. why did he run away?
he could come here to behindmlm and convince us all to join MAP’s. if he can convince us that MAP’s is a legitimate MLM opportunity, i will join!
why hide on your own FB page and pretend you are a planeteer or cool like leonardo di caprio? bring your mojo here!
tara glassia of ‘tara talks’ contacted Allied Wallet and tony booth stands exposed for lying.
allied wallet said they do not get companies opened/ [registered], just so that they can do business with them.
really, why did tony booth think anyone would believe such poor lies.
now tony booth will have to offer a fresh explanation, his investors may get upset with lies!
I hope you are not pointing that at me anjali!
I’m not in any ponzi or be daft/thick enough to be part of anything like them.
I simply said “they don’t give a f*ck whilst they are making money”
OK, i wont point at you. the general tone of your comment made me feel you were a MAPs recruiter. sorry.
guys hold on to your hats because simon stepsys has launched an unexpected ‘shit’storm on his FB page.
probably peeved at how the world of the internet is perceiving him, and calling him unkind names, stepsys is going all [ahem] Spiritual on poor us 🙂
he has put up some corny post which manages to tie up the power of the universe, and consciousness, and the mind, and desire and blah and blah to success in business, all in a neat package of a few befuddling para’s.
it’s perfectly all right if he wants to confuse himself and his FB friends, but what on earth does ‘spirituality’ have to do with ponzi schemes?
i mean , what is stepsys trying to say? – be spiritual and succeed in ponzidom? if you don’t hanker for ponzi wealth, you shall achieve it?
hello, simon should you say this^^ to your recruitment commission earning buddies? should they Do as Simon Says, or Do as Simon Does? do ya want ponzi money or not simon!
the other worrying factor is that simon may just slip into a saffron lungi, and trundle off into the english moors to attain Nirvana, and leave all his investors high&dry.
I think you forget one thing!
Stepsys has pulled out over $2 million in cash from MAPS. So I don’t really thinks he is gives a f*ck about what anyone thinks.
He is in it, like everyone else to make money online, and has made it. The people joining MAPS and other programs want to make money.
He is just one step ahead lol.
To Anjali, I do not condone, but the fact is people what to make MONEY, he is better at taking it off people.
he didnt dodge this one LOL: