3 Steps Zcylones Review: Nine tier matrix cycler gifting
There is no information on the 3 Steps Zyclones website indicating who owns or runs the business.
The 3 Steps Zyclones website domain (“3stepszyclones.com”) was registered on the 28th of August 2015, however the domain registration is set to private.
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 3 Steps Zyclones Product Line
3 Steps Zyclones has no retailable products or services, with affiliates only able to market 3 Steps Zyclones affiliate membership itself.
Once signed up, 3 Steps Zyclones affiliates can purchase matrix cycler positions and participate in the offered income opportunity.
Bundled with each matrix cycler position are a series of advertising credits, which can be used to display advertising on the 3 Steps Zyclones website itself.
The 3 Steps Zyclones Compensation Plan
The 3 Steps Zyclones compensation plan sees affiliates purchase positions in a nine-tier matrix cycler.
The first matrix in the cycler is a 1×3, requiring three subsequent position purchases before a “cycle” and ROI is paid out.
A 2×2 matrix places an affiliate at the top of a matrix, with two positions directly under them:
These two positions form the first level of the matrix, with the second level generated by splitting each of the first two positions into another two positions each (6 positions total).
Commissions, as in the 3×1 matrix, are paid out when all six positions of the matrix are filled.
Following the above design criteria, cycle commissions in 3 Steps Zyclones are paid out as follows:
- level 1 (1×3 matrix) – positions cost $25, with a $75 commission paid at cycle
- level 2 (2×2 matrix) – positions cost $25, with a $100 commission paid at cycle
- level 3 (2×2 matrix) – positions cost $50, with a $200 commission paid at cycle
- level 4 (2×2 matrix) – positions cost $100, with a $400 commission paid at cycle
- level 5 (2×2 matrix) – positions cost $200, with an $800 commission paid at cycle
- level 6 (2×2 matrix) – positions cost $400, with a $1600 commission paid at cycle
- level 7 (2×2 matrix) – positions cost $800, with a $3200 commission paid at cycle
- level 8 (2×2 matrix) – positions cost $1600, with a $6400 commission paid at cycle
- level 9 (2×2 matrix) – positions cost $3200, with a $12,800 commission paid at cycle
Joining 3 Steps Zyclones
Affiliate membership with 3 Steps Zyclones is free, however affiliates must invest in at least one matrix position to participate in the income opportunity.
This pegs the minimum cost of 3 Steps Zyclones affiliate membership at $25.
3 Steps Zyclones combines elements of cash gifting with that of a Ponzi scheme.
That cash gifting component of the scheme comes into play upon consideration that, through the offered matrix cycler, affiliates are paying affiliates.
If you look at the payouts per cycler tier, you’ll quickly realize each specific payout is a combination of the buy-in fee for that tier, multiplied by four positions in the matrix.
These four positions represent the second level of the matrix, with the two payments on level 1 of each 2×2 matrix paid out as the second level of an upline matrix.
The exception is the level 1 matrix, which sees $25 paid in and three subsequent $25 payments paid out as a $75 cycle commission.
The Ponzi nature in the scheme lies in the payment for a position in each matrix tier, reducing the math of each cycler level to $x in and >$x out.
Eg. level 4 of the matrix is $100 paid in and then a $400 ROI paid out.
Both elements of 3 Steps Zyclones compensation plan are dependant on the constant recruitment of new affiliates, as existing affiliates are only going to spend so much on cycler positions.
With each matrix cycle funds exit the system, with newly invested funds required to make up the shortfall.
Despite the obvious fraudulent nature of the 3 Steps Zyclones Ponzi scheme, the company insists it is anything but.
Is 3StepsZyclones an investment plan?
We are not an investment company, HYIP or Ponzi scheme.
Upon joining, you will be purchasing advertising packages that will enable you to promote your business opportunities to our targeted visitors on our website.
Advertising credits are a popular ruse among online Ponzi schemes, with it falling apart upon consideration of the advertising credits themselves.
If ad credits were truly being marketed and sold, logic would dictate that unused credits would thus attract a refund.
However, as per 3 Step Zyclones’ refund policy:
Can we ask for a refund if we decide we do not want to participate after we paid?
The reason 3 Steps Zyclones can’t offer a refund is because newly invested funds are used to pay off existing investors. Thus it is matrix positions being sold (invested in), with the bundled ad credits neither here nor there.
3 Steps Zyclones’ inevitable collapse will present itself by way of the matrix tiers taking longer and longer to generate cycle commissions.
It is typical for admins of such schemes to generate a number of initial positions for them to earn on, guaranteeing they walk away with the lion’s share of invested funds.
Subsequent investors are mathematically guaranteed to lose out, with cycling activity typically slowing down a few weeks after launch.