Ad Profit Review: $1 to $30 AdPack Ponzi investment
There is no information on the Ad Profit website indicating who owns or runs the business.
The Ad Profit website domain (“adprofit.in”) was registered on the 22nd of September 2015, with “Piyush Makwana” listed as the owner. An address in Gujarat, India is also provided.
In September 2013 Makwana launched Get Paid To Click, a Ponzi scheme offering a 120% ROI on $1 investments.
By the end of 2013 Get Paid To Click had collapsed. On social media, Makwana complained about a lack of new investors from October (a month after launch).
I wasn’t able to dig up any further MLM activity from 2014 onwards until Makwana launched Ad Profit this week.
Read on for a full review of the Ad Profit MLM business opportunity.
The Ad Profit Product Line
Ad Profit has no retailable products or services, with affiliates only able to market Ad Profit affiliate membership itself.
Once signed up, Ad Profit affiliates can invest in Ad Packs.
Bundled with each AdPack investment are a series of advertising credits, which can be used to display advertising on the Ad Profit website.
The Ad Profit Compensation Plan
The Ad Profit compensation plan sees affiliates invest between $1 to $30, on the promise of advertised 125-150% ROIs:
- Basic Plan ($1) – 125% ROI
- Premium Plan ($3) – 130% ROI
- Silver Plan ($5) – 135% ROI
- Gold Plan ($10) – 140% ROI
- Diamond Plan ($15) – 145% ROI
- Ultimate Plan ($30) – 150% ROI
Note that Ad Profit affiliates can only invest in up to 300 AdPacks across the Basic to Diamond Plans. Investment in the Ultimate Plan is capped at 3000 AdPack positions.
Also note that 40% of all ROI payouts must be reinvested back into new AdPack positions.
Referral commissions on AdPack investment is paid out on investments made by recruited affiliates, tracked through a unilevel compensation structure.
A unilevel compensation structure places an affiliate at the top of a unilevel team, with every personally recruited affiliate placed directly under them (level 1):
If any level 1 affiliates go on to recruit new affiliates of their own, they are placed on level 2 of the original affiliate’s unilevel team.
If any level 2 affiliates recruit new affiliates, they are placed on level 2 and so on and so forth down a theoretical infinite number of levels.
Ad Profit cap payable unilevel levels at three, with referral commissions paid out as a percentage of funds invested:
- level 1 (personally recruited affiliates) – 6%
- level 2 – 3%
- level 3 – 1%
Joining Ad Profit
Affiliate membership with Ad Profit is free, however affiliates must invest at least $1 in order to participate in the income opportunity.
Building on Piyush Makwana’s 2013 foray into the MLM underbelly, Ad Profit offers up your typical ad credit based Ponzi scheme.
Affiliates invest between $1 and $30 on the expectation of an advertised ROI, with said ROI paid out of subsequently invested funds.
The revenue from each pool is distributed to the active ad packs of the same pool.
The AdPack credits are neither here nor there, serving only as a paper-thin ruse to mask the Ponzi investment backend.
If AdPack credits were infact being sold, logic would dictate refunds on unused credits would be possible.
Instead, as per Ad Profit’s “no refunds” refund policy:
Referral commissions and profit sharing are instantly and automatically done. This process cannot be reversed. Therefore, NO REFUND will be provided.
Ad Profit naturally can’t offer refunds, because the second new funds are invested they are used to pay off existing investors.
As with all Ponzi schemes, once new affiliate recruitment dries up so too will newly invested funds entering the scheme.
This will leave Ad Profit unable to meet its ROI obligations, which is when this happens:
Ad Profit reserve the right to alter the Terms of Service at any time, including fees, special offers, rules and also reserves the right to cancel its services any time and without any notice.
Piyush Makwana does a runner, with nobody likely hearing from him again for another few years.