30 Day Success Formula Review: Two-tier cash gifting mail fraud
The 30 Day Success Formula provides no information about who owns or runs the business.
The 30 Day Success Formula website domain (“30daysuccessformula.com”) was privately registered on May 20th, 2017.
Despite the age of the domain, 30 Day Success Formula itself only recently relaunched.
Looking at archived copies of the 30 Day Success Formula website, it seems the company has adjusted entry costs over the past two years.
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.
30 Day Success Formula Products
30 Day Success Formula has no retailable products or services, at least not within its MLM opportunity.
30 Day Success Formula affiliates send money to each other through the mail.
As these payments are made, 30 Day Success Formula affiliates receive access to various marketing courses.
No information about who authored the courses is provided.
Outside of the business opportunity, 30 Day Success Formula’s admin sells access to its course for $697.
The company also markets “done for you business packages”. The packages start at $4997 and go up to $24,997.
The 30 Day Success Formula Compensation Plan
New 30 Day Success Formula affiliates gift funds to existing affiliates.
These gifting payments in turn qualify the affiliate to receive funds from subsequently recruited affiliates.
30 Day Success Formula track gifting payments down two levels of recruitment. That is the affiliate who recruits a new affiliate get paid (first level), as well as the affiliate who recruited them (second level).
There are six tiers within 30 Day Success Formula’s gifting scheme:
- level 1 – gift $89 and receive $30 on level 1 (personally recruited affiliates) and $20 on level 2
- level 2 – gift $250 and receive $100 on level 1 and $50 on level 2
- level 3 – gift $1000 and receive $400 on level 1 and $200 on level 2
- level 4 – gift $2500 and receive $1000 on level 1 and $400 on level 2
- level 5 – gift $5000 and receive $2000 on level 1 and $500 on level 2
- level 6 – gift $12,500 and receive $6000 on level 1 and $1500 on level 2
Note that 30 Day Success Formula Affiliates can only earn as much as the tier they’ve gifted into.
E.g. If a level 4 affiliate recruits someone who gifts in at level 5, they receive their $1000 level 4 gifting payment ($2500).
The $2500 difference is paid upline to the first qualified level 5 affiliate.
Higher gifting tiers grandfather 30 Day Success Formula affiliates into lower tiers (i.e. gift $12,500 at level 6 and you’re qualified to earn on all lower tiers).
Joining 30 Day Success Formula
30 Day Success Formula affiliate membership is tied to an $89 to $12,500 gifting payment.
The more an affiliate gifts the higher their income potential via the 30 Day Success Formula compensation plan.
Your first (and most important) red flag with 30 Day Success Formula is affiliates sending each other money.
This is cash gifting and it’s pretty much illegal all over the world.
Demonstrating that the scammer(s) behind 30 Day Cash Success Formula knows what they’re doing, they address this red flag in their FAQ;
This program is NOT MLM, network marketing or cash gifting.
Make no mistake, affiliates sending each other money in MLM is cash gifting.
It doesn’t matter what’s bundled with payments (some marketing course in this instance), the business model is still illegal.
New 30 Day Success Formula affiliates receive an “order” form”, on which are three addresses they’re supposed to send cash payments to.
You can see from the example order form above, that there’s an admin payment in “box #1”. Box #2 is the recruiting affiliate and Box #3 is the second level upline.
Once payment is cleared (presumably those in the boxes acknowledge receipt in the 30 Day Success Formula backoffice), the new affiliate gets order forms of their own to send out.
Their details will be in Box #1 and whoever recruited them (serial scammers Aaron and Shara Andrews in this instance), will be in Box #2.
Note the provided admin address is that of a UPS Store, which 30 Day Success Formula recommends affiliates use;
Do I need a P.O. Box to get started?
No, we do not recommend a P.O. Box.
We only recommend that you use your home address or a mailbox that offers a real street address, such as a UPS Store mailbox.
Pretending it’s not a gifting scam isn’t the only deception 30 Day Success Formula engages in.
For some reason, they want you to believe they’re the only company in the US that’s partnered with MasterCard.
We are the only company in the Nation to partner with MasterCard and offer a prepaid credit card made out of real metal.
Readers are welcome to call up MasterCard and ask if they’ve ever heard of 30 Day Success Formula.
Another point of deception are the testimonials on the 30 Day Success Formula website – in particular, that of “John Greene”.
Not withstanding the 30 Day Success Formula website domain wasn’t registered until May 2017, I couldn’t find anything directly linking Green to 30 Day Success Formula.
He seems like a pretty busy guy with a lot to lose reputation wise, so I’m having a hard time believing Green is low-key promoting scams like 30 Day Success Formula.
Finally and although it’s outside of the offered MLM opportunity, 30 Day Success Formula is also potentially engaged in securities fraud.
The companies “done for you” businesses are advertised for a fixed investment with stated monthly returns:
30 Day Success Formula isn’t registered with the SEC, so any securities offering is unregistered and therefore illegal.
Note that how the security is set up doesn’t matter, 30 Day Success Formula are marketing a passive monthly return on an investment – that’s a security and requires SEC registration.
Oh and obviously if these businesses were legit, the 30 Day Success Formula admin would just run them themselves. Fast way to lose a quarter hundred grand though.
As with all MLM gifting schemes, 30 Day Success Formula’s business model requires constant recruitment of new affiliates participants.
As soon as recruitment slows down, so do gifting payments within the scheme.
This eventually prompts a collapse, which will result in the majority of 30 Day Success System affiliates losing money.