AdRevenuePro Review: $5-$10,000 ad-based Ponzi scheme
There is no information on the AdRevenuePro website indicating who owns or runs the business.
The AdRevenuePro website domain (“adrevenuepro.com”) was registered on the 27th of January 2015, however the domain registration is set to private.
There seems to be a lot of AdRevenuePro affiliate promotional material available in Russian, as well as Russian appearing on the AdRevenuePro website itself:
This suggests that those running AdRevenuePro are likely based out of Russia.
As always, if a 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 AdRevenuePro Product Line
AdRevenuePro has no retailable products or services, with affiliates only able to market affiliate membership to the company itself.
Once signed up, AdRevenuePro affiliates are then able to make various investments with the company.
Bundled with each investment are a series of advertising credits, which can be used to display advertising on the AdRevenuePro website.
The AdRevenuePro Compensation Plan
The AdRevenuePro compensation plan sees affiliates invest in ten offered investment plan, each offering an advertised ROI.
- Plan 1 – invest $5 to $49 and receive a 1.2% ROI for 100 days (120% total ROI)
- Plan 2 – invest $50 to $199 and receive a 1.4% ROI for 100 days (140% total ROI)
- Plan 3 – invest $200 to $499 and receive a 1.6% ROI for 100 days (160% total ROI)
- Plan 4 – invest $500 to $999 and receive a 1.8% ROI for 100 days (180% total ROI)
- Plan 5 – invest $1000 to $10,000 and receive a 2% ROI for 100 days (200% total ROI)
- Plan 6 – invest $5 and receive a $6 ROI (120% total ROI)
- Plan 7 – invest $50 and receive a $70 ROI (140% total ROI)
- Plan 8 – invest $100 and receive a $160 ROI (160% total ROI)
- Plan 9 – invest $500 and receive a $900 ROI (180% total ROI)
- Plan 10 – invest $1000 and receive a $2000 ROI (200% total ROI)
Note that Plans 6 to 10 have no ROI timeframe. Also note that 50% of all ROIs paid out must be reinvested back into the company.
Referral commissions are paid on investments made by recruited affiliates, paying out a percentage of the amount invested down five levels of recruitment:
- level 1 – 10%
- level 2 – 2%
- level 3 – 1.5%
- level 4 – 1%
- level 5 – 1.5%
Affiliate membership with AdRevenuePro is free, however investment into one of the ten offered plans is required in order to withdraw commissions.
Thus the defacto minimum cost of AdRevenuePro affiliate membership is $5 (one position in Plan 1 or 6).
I did note the mention of advertising credits being sold to non-affiliates on the AdRevenuePro website, however all provided links to such services simple redirected back to the AdRevenuePro website homepage.
In any event, such services are irrelevant, as advertising on sites such as AdRevenuePro isn’t attractive to retail advertisers.
With no external revenue, all AdRevenuePro are doing is shuffling newly invested affiliate funds to pay off existing investors.
This means the only advertisers on the site are those who have invested with the company, and that’s if they bother to even use the credits to begin with.
With advertised ROIs and revenue sourced from newly invested affiliate funds, AdRevenuePro is a simple advertising-based Ponzi scheme.
This is further evidenced by the company’s “no refunds” refund policy:
If I choose to quit using your services after I’ve made a purchase, can I get a refund?
No refunds, because all revenues are already shared with all active members and commissions paid to your referring sponsor.
New affiliate funds are invested and divvied up among existing investors.
As advertised on the AdRevenuePro website itself:
Like PTC? Hyip? RevShare? Games? – whatever is your preference, we’ve got it all!
Elsewhere on the sites FAQ however, in a paper-thin attempt as pseudo-compliance, AdRevenuePro state
Is AdRevenuePro a hyip, ponzi, pyramid scheme, or illegal?
No, this is not an investment site nor is it illegal in any way, shape, or form.
Not an investment site? Yeah, no worries guys. That’s why you advertise “maturity” amounts on your investment plans and openly compare yourself to “hyip, revshare and (money) games”.
With Russian likely being the primary language of whoever owns AdRevenuePro, perhaps someone in the know can drop them a line and let them know what the “i” in “hyip” stands for.