ClickLancers Review: App-based “traffic acquisition” Ponzi
ClickLancers fails to provide ownership or executive information on its website.
ClickLancers’ website domain (“clicklancers.com”), was privately registered on Deember 31st, 2022.
In an attempt to appear legitimate, ClickLancers provides incomplete addresses in North Macedonia and the UK on its website.
ClickLancers also provides incorporation details for Click4Ads Media Solutions LTD.
Click4Ads Media Solutions LTD was incorporated in the UK on March 20th, 2023. Whether this company has anything to do with ClickLancers is unclear.
In any event, an MLM company operating or claiming to operate out of the UK is a red flag.
UK incorporation is dirt cheap and effectively unregulated. On top of that the FCA, the UK’s top financial regulator, do not actively regulate MLM related securities fraud.
As a result the UK is a favored jurisdiction for scammers looking to incorporate, operate and promote fraudulent companies.
For the purpose of MLM due-diligence, incorporation in the UK or registration with the FCA is meaningless.
ClickLancers’ official FaceBook page is managed from India and the UK.
This strongly suggests whoever is running ClickLancers is based out India and the UK (a lot of Indians migrate to the UK).
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.
ClickLancers has no retailable products or services.
Affiliates are only able to market ClickLancers affiliate membership itself.
ClickLancers’ Compensation Plan
ClickLancers invest $39 to $1800 annually. This is done on the promise of advertised returns:
- CashClicks1 – invest $39 and receive up to $1.60 a day ($576 annual ROI)
- CashClicks2 – invest $95 and receive up to $4 a day ($1440 annual ROI)
- CashClicks3 – invest $220 and receive up to $8.80 a day ($3168 annual ROI)
- CashClicks4 – invest $450 and receive up to $18 a day ($6480 annual ROI)
- CashClicks5 – invest $600 and receive up to $24 a day ($8640 annual ROI)
- CashClicks6 – invest $850 and receive up to $35.20 a day ($12,672 annual ROI)
- CashClicks7 – invest $1200 and receive up to $46.40 a day ($16,704 annual ROI)
- CashClicks8 – invest $1800 and receive up to $74.40 a day ($26,748 annual ROI)
ClickLancers ROI payments are contingent on completion of rudimentary tasks (watching ads, social media manipulation etc.).
The MLM side of ClickLancers pays on recruitment of affiliate investors.
ClickLancers pays referral commissions on invested funds down three levels of recruitment (unilevel):
- level 1 (personally recruited affiliates) – 5%
- level 2 – 3%
- level 3 – 2%
ClickLancers pays a Matching Bonus on returns earned by downline affiliates, again paid down three levels of recruitment:
- level 1 – 10%
- level 2 – 3%
- level 3 – 2%
Note that the Matching Bonus is capped per recruited affiliate, based on how much an affiliate themselves has invested.
ClickLancers affiliate membership is tied to an initial $39 to $1800 investment.
There is a free membership option available but this has limited earnings.
ClickLancers markets itself as a “traffic acquisition platform”.
After you create an account, we’ll send you an activation code on your email, login to your click lancers account & go to the Cashclicks section and then start getting paid between $0.40 to $0.80 for every task completed.
It takes just a few seconds to signup and get access to multiple ways to earn: View ads, videos, rate apps, follow pages.
This is the “pointless tasks” Ponzi model.
The core premise of the ruse is that third-parties (who are never disclosed) pay ClickLancers when their affiliates perform tasks.
Tasks are fed to affiliate investors through ClickLancers’ app.
The “pointless tasks” ruse always falls apart upon consideration of affiliates having to invest. Why is investment needed if ROI revenue is generated from third-parties paying for services?
Two additional ruse-busting points to note are:
- no legitimate advertising network pays end-users to click/watch ads; and
- if whoever is behind ClickLancers was able to legitimately turn $1800 into $26,478 annually, they would.
If it wasn’t obvious, the tasks ClickLancers has affiliates perform are pointless. Such to the extent any revenue would be generated via dodgy networks, it’d be peanuts.
The reason ClickLancers affiliates have to invest, is because ClickLancers recycles that money to pay out returns and commissions.
As with all MLM Ponzi schemes, once affiliate recruitment dries up so too will new investment.
This will starve ClickLancers of ROI revenue, eventually prompting a collapse.
The math behind Ponzi schemes guarantees that when they collapse, the majority of participants lose money.
SimilarWeb currently ranks top sources of traffic to ClickLancers’ website as Indonesia (18%), Russia (15%) and Ukraine (5%).
Update 5th May 2023 – ClickLancers has collapsed. It’s website was pulled offline on May 5th.
From yesterday’s newsletter (translated from german lang.)
After some rumors in the telegram chat group there is an update to this letter from today that states:
Thanks. Only one reason a Ponzi scheme starts restricting withdrawals.
Won’t call ClickLancers’ collapse just yet but actual withdrawal payments are probably going to stop over the next month(s).
It’s Friday and the first payout according to the new plan should be now!
Minor problem –> The website is gone.
I’m an investor on ClickLancers and I have been cashing out for a month now but;after the limit on daily withdrawal was changed to weekly; I made my cashout request on 5/05/2023 and till now I haven’t received payment yet… I can’t even login to my account on the website…
I DON’T KNOW WHAT’S GOING THOUGH!!!
What’s happened is you invested in a Ponzi scheme. The Ponzi inevitably collapsed and now your money is gone.
Sorry for your loss.
The website is not working!
Is it gonna open again or they stole our money?
Why I can’t open my click lancers account?
ClickLancers collapsed. Your money is gone. Sorry for your loss.