BZ Traffic Review: $1-$100 adpack Ponzi investment
There is no information on the BZ Traffic website indicating who owns or runs the business.
The BZ Traffic website domain (“bztraffic.com”) was registered on the 22nd of August 2015, however the domain registration is set to private.
Alexa statistics estimate that some 83.2% of traffic to the BZ Traffic website originates out of Russia, strongly suggesting this is where the company is being run from.
Of note is that the BZ Traffic website is hosted on a private server, which previously was used to host Ads4Bux.
Ads4Bux was an ad-credit Ponzi scheme which launched in 2012. It has since collapsed with the current Ads4Bux website displaying a diagnostic script error message.
With Ads4Bux abandoned, it looks like whoever runs the site has now moved onto BZ Traffic.
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 BZ Traffic Product Line
BZ Traffic has no retailable products or services, with affiliates only able to market BZ Traffic affiliate membership itself.
The BZ Traffic website does advertise various display advertising services, however these have nothing to do with the BZ Traffic MLM opportunity.
BZ Traffic affiliate are also awarded advertising credits when they invest in adpacks, which can be used to display advertising on the BZ Traffic website itself.
The BZ Traffic Compensation Plan
The BZ Traffic website sees affiliates invest in “advertising packages” and get paid to recruit others who do the same.
For every new affiliate recruited, BZ Traffic affiliates are paid a direct recruitment commission.
How much of a commission is paid out is determined by how much a BZ Traffic affiliate spent on their own affiliate membership:
- Starter ($12 a month) – no recruitment commission
- Basic ($25 a month) – 20%
- Pro ($150 recurring) – 33%
Residual Recruitment Commissions
Residual recruitment commissions in BZ Traffic are paid out via 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, 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 3 and so on and so forth down a theoretical infinite number of levels.
BZ Traffic cap payable unilevel levels at twenty-one, with affiliates earning $1 per recruited affiliate placed in their unilevel team.
How many levels a BZ Traffic affiliate can earn residual recruitment commissions on is determined by how many affiliates they’ve personally recruited:
- recruit 1 affiliate = earn on three levels
- recruit 3 affiliates = earn on five levels
- recruit 5 or more affiliates = earn on all available twenty-one levels
Affiliate fees are payable monthly or “on demand” for BZ Pro affiliates.
BZ Traffic affiliates invest in advertising packages”, with the following ROI advertised on the BZ Traffic website:
130-150% Return on each advertising package you buy.
Purchase price of one adpack is as low as $1, $10 and $100 and the same price for every additional adpack.
Which adpacks a BZ Traffic affiliate can invest in is determined by how much they spent on affiliate membership:
- Starter and Basic ($12 and $25 a month respectively) – $1 or $10 adpacks (130% ROI)
- Pro ($150 recurring) – $1, $10 or $100 adpacks (150% ROI)
Referral commissions are paid when recruited BZ Traffic affiliates invest in advertising packages.
As with residual recruitment commissions, advertising pack referral commissions are also paid out via unilevel compensation structure.
BZ Traffic cap referral commissions down eight levels of recruitment, with how many levels earned on determined by a BZ Traffic affiliate’s personal recruiting efforts:
- recruit 1 affiliate = 7% on level 1 and 1% on levels 2 to 5
- recruit 3 affiliates = 8% on level 1, 2% on levels 2 and 3 and 1% on levels 4 and 5
- recruit 5 affiliates = 10% on level 1, 3% on level 2, 2% on level 3 and 1% on levels 4 to 8
Basic and Pro BZ Traffic affiliates are given a $15 matrix position in a 2×12 matrix.
A 2×12 matrix places an affiliate at the top of a matrix, with two positions directly under them:
These first two positions form the first level of the matrix, with the second level generated by splitting the first two positions into another two positions each.
In this manner each subsequent level of the matrix is created, with the next level having double the amount of positions as the last.
Unique to the BZ Traffic matrix is that affiliates are only paid on a maximum of four position on any given level.
40 cents per position filled is paid out. Two positions are paid out on the first level (80 cents), with the other nineteen levels paying 40 cents per four levels filled ($1.60).
Commissions are paid monthly up to $135, at which point the next $15 generated is withheld to pay for a new matrix position.
This new position starts a new 2×12 matrix, wherein the process repeats itself.
BZ Million Lottery Draw
As per the BZ Traffic website:
Every advert pack will be assigned a unique number that will participate in weekly BZ Million lottery draw.
Note that Pro affiliates are assigned two unique numbers per adpack invested in.
Joining BZ Traffic
Affiliate membership with BZ Traffic costs between $12 a month to $150 recurring:
- Starter – $12 a month
- Basic – $25 a month
- Pro – $150 recurring
The Pro affiliate fee is due thirty days from the date an affiliate has earned $150 in commissions. Once the fee is paid, it is then due again from thirty days the next $150 is earned.
This fee is owed perpetually every time $150 is earned for the life of the Pro account.
There is also a Free BZ Traffic affiliate option, however this has nothing to do with the MLM opportunity.
Using the familiar ad-credit ruse, BZ Traffic offer participation in a Ponzi pyramid scheme hybrid.
The Ponzi element is by way of passive ROIs, offered on direct adpack investments with the company.
The pyramid element is multi-layered, consisting of recruitment and matrix commissions.
These commissions are just the recycling of BZ Traffic affiliate fees, paid out to affiliates who recruit the largest number of participants.
A “pay to play” element also exists within the scheme, with Pro affiliates paid the maximum ROIs and recruitment commissions available:
Activating BZ Pro membership you get maximum privileges offered by BZT, including higher ROI and matrix position.
In MLM an affiliates commission level should only change based on personal sales performance, not how much money they pay in affiliate fees.
As with all Ponzi schemes, once recruitment of new affiliates dries up so too will ROI payments to BZ Traffic affiliates. That recruitment is slowing down will be evident in the referral and matrix commissions slowing down, with the scheme collapsing entirely shortly thereafter.
At that point the anonymous BZ Traffic admin does a runner, with those having invested losing out.