Ant Ranch Review: Farming “click a button” app Ponzi
Ant Ranch fails to provide ownership or executive information on its website.
Ant Ranch’s website domain (“antranch.vip”), was privately registered on May 9th, 2023.
If we look at the source-code of Ant Ranch’s website, we find Chinese:
This strongly suggests whoever is running Ant Ranch has ties to China.
Further supporting this is Ant Ranch’s website domain being registered through Alibaba’s Singapore division.
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.
Ant Ranch’s Products
Ant Ranch has no retailable products or services.
Affiliates are only able to market Ant Ranch affiliate membership itself.
Ant Ranch’s Compensation Plan
Ant Ranch affiliates invest South African Rand (R) or tether (USDT) equivalents.
This is done on the promise of advertised returns:
- Turkey – invest R60 and receive R3 a day for 30 days
- Goose – invest R200 and receive R8 a day for 60 days
- Sheep – invest R600 and receive R25 a day for 90 days
- Pig – invest R1500 and receive R60 a day for 180 days
- Donkey – invest R1700 and receive R70 a day for 190 days
- Ostrich – invest R2500 and receive R100 a day for 190 days
- Sika Deer – invest R4000 and receive R160 a day for 210 days
- Caiman – invest R10,000 and receive R400 a day for 240 days
- Alpaca – invest R18,000 and receive R750 a day for 365 days
- Cow – invest R35,000 and receive R1450 a day for 450 days
- Camel – invest R60,000 and receive R2500 a day for 520 days
Note that Ant Ranch charges a 14% withdrawal fee. Withdrawals are also not possible unless an affiliate has an active investment.
Ant Ranch pays referral commissions on invested funds down two levels of recruitment (unilevel):
- level 1 (personally recruited affiliates) – 10%
- level 2 – 7%
Joining Ant Ranch
Ant Ranch affiliate membership is free.
Full participation in the attached income opportunity requires a minimum R60 investment.
Ant Ranch solicits investment in South African Rand and tether (USDT).
South African Rand is solicited through various South African payment processors and banks:
Ant Ranch Conclusion
Ant Ranch is yet another “click a button” Ponzi scheme, this time targeting South Africa:
As of August 2023, SimilarWeb tracked 97% of Ant Ranch’s website traffic as originating from South Africa.
Ant Ranch’s “click a button” Ponzi ruse is farming various animals:
Broken down, Ant Ranch’s ruse sees affiliates log in and click a button. Ant Ranch represents clicking the button corresponds with a farming yield.
The yield is then sold to fictitious buyers, completing the ROI payout.
This is of course nonsense. There is no farming or animals being farmed.
All Ant Ranch is doing is recycling newly invested funds to pay earlier investors.
Ant Ranch is part of a group of “click a button” app Ponzis that have emerged since late 2021.
Including Ant Ranch, BehindMLM has thus far documented eighty-seven “click a button” app Ponzis. Most of them last a few weeks to a few months before collapsing.
“Click a button” app Ponzis disappear by disabling both their websites and app. This tends to happen without notice, leaving the majority of investors with a loss (inevitable Ponzi math).
The same group of Chinese scammers are believed to be behind the “click a button” app Ponzi plague.
Update 3rd October 2023 – Ant Ranch has collapsed.