Clicking Network Review: MLM soft. company goes Ponzi
There is no information on the Clicking Network indicating who owns or runs the business.
The Clicking Network website domain (“clickingnetwork.co.uk”) was registered on the 16th of October 2014. Listed as the registered owner of the domain is “Nothing Inc”, indicating the information used to register the domain is false.
If one brings up a 404 error on the Clicking Network website, the following message is displayed:
Keskin Tech is an Indian company based out Delhi, India.
At “Keskin Tech” we offer complete MLM Software,network marketing software, referral Marketing Software, affiliate marketing software, software for many plans( RD FD, Career Plan, Binary, Board, Matrix, Level, Unilevel, Repurchase), where our clients are benefited to have all reciprocal solutions under a single umbrella in India.
There’s no information on the Keskin Tech website indicating who runs the company, however their domain registration lists a Tahir Zafar as the owner.
Researching the “frpcanada” directory in the 404 error image above, led me to the domain “frpcanada.co.in”:
As you can see, the content on the FRPCanada domain matches that of Clicking Network:
The domain registration for “frpcanada.co.in” lists a Shoeb Ansari as the owner. Further research reveals Ansari is credited as a Director of Keskin Tech.
As such, it would appear Keskin Tech themselves are behind Clicking Network. Why this information is not presented on the Clicking Network website is a mystery.
Read on for a full review of the Clicking Network MLM business opportunity.
The Clicking Network Product Line
Clicking Network has no retailable products or services, with affiliates only able to market affiliate membership to the company itself.
The Clicking Network Compensation Plan
The Clicking Network compensation plan revolves around affiliates signing up and then investing $50 to $1000 in packages. These investments are made on the promise of advertised 50-week ROIs:
- Package 1 ($50) – $2.50 a week ($125 total)
- Package 2 ($100) – $5 a week ($250 total)
- Package 3 ($250) – $12.50 a week ($625 total)
- Package 4 ($500) – $25 a week ($1250 total)
- Package 5 ($1000) – $50 a week ($2500 total)
The Clicking Network compensation plan information suggests that an affiliates initial investment is also returned to them upon maturity, however I can’t confirm this from the information provided.
Finally, in order to qualify for their weekly ROI, all Clicking Network affiliates must click on something ten times.
What affiliates must click on is not clarified, however it’s typically company-supplied advertising.
Clicking Network offer referral commissions are offered on investments made by personally recruited affiliates.
This bonus is paid out at a rate of 5% of the invested amount for ten months (5% a month).
The Clicking Network matching bonus is poorly explained. The company’s compensation plan material describes the matching bonus as follows:
First ratio : 2:1 or 1:2 – 10%
Later matching will be carried out with 1:1 – 10%
Complete 5:5 within 7 days of top-up period, Your Matching Bonus will be calculate (sic) with 15% for 1:1 ratio for Unlimited depth.
The ratios would suggest a binary compensation structure being used to calculate the bonus, however I don’t quite understand what the percentage is paid out on.
If the ratios are tied to initial investments, then the percentages paid out on the ROIs paid out don’t make much sense (as the 10% should be 10% of the invested amounts).
If the 10% paid out is on the invested amounts, then it’s not a matching bonus it’s a referral bonus.
Like the Matching Bonus, Clicking Network do a poor job of explaining their Representative Bonus.
No information is provided on how an affiliate qualifies as a “representative”, however the following benefits are provided:
- no e-wallet transfer limit
- no processing fees
- “5% extra benefit” if a downline member “upgrades” (??)
If I had to guess, I’d say becoming a Representative meant paying a fee or meeting affiliate recruitment qualification criteria.
Joining Clicking Network
Joining Clicking Network is free, however affiliates must invest in one of the provided packages if they wish to earn commissions.
This pegs defacto affiliate membership with Clicking Network at between $50 and $1000.
With nothing being sold to retail customers, advertised ROIs and all revenue generated from affiliates, Clicking Network functions as a Ponzi scheme.
Affiliates buy in for between $50 to $1000 and then, under the guise of clicking advertisements, collect a passive 50 week ROI.
Returns are paid out of subsequently invested funds and are reliant on a constant influx of new investor money.
The 55% referral bonus should raise some eyebrows, as even though it’s paid out over 50 weeks, ultimately excluding every other bonus offered Clicking Network are already paying out a 250% ROI.
The 55% referral bonus kicks the total payout to over 300%.
Due to the 50 week delayed ROI nature of the scheme, Clicking Network is probably going to collapse sometime after the 25 week mark (when the strain of a 300% minimum ROIs kicks in).
Why an MLM software company are offering a Ponzi scheme I have no idea, but obviously things must be looking pretty grim over there at the moment.
Either that or this is some sort of test-run for a new script Keskin Tech plan to offer.
In any event as with all Ponzi schemes, once newly invested funds slows down – kaboom.