Crypto Mafia Review: From Instagram spam to bitcoin cash gifting
There is no information on the Crypto Mafia website identifying who owns or runs the business.
The Crypto Mafia website domain (“cryptomafia.co”) was privately registered on December 30th, 2016.
The official Crypto Mafia Facebook page lists four admins; Kayla Marie Odenborg, George Prince, Jessie Hachey and Eryn Hubbard.
Going by various posts on these four admin’s personal pages, Crypto Mafia appears to be attached to something called “Millionaire Mafia”.
Ben Oberg (right) credits himself as a “business owner” of Millionaire Mafia.
The gist of Millionaire Mafia appears to be spamming Instagram with photos that contain marketing in their description.
Ben Oberg is based out of Washington in the US. In addition to launching Crypto Mafia, Oberg is also a Digital Altitude affiliate.
On his personal website, Oberg describes Crypto Mafia as “the uneducated way of obtaining bitcoin”.
Read on for a full review of the Crypto Mafia MLM opportunity.
The Crypto Mafia Product Line
Crypto Mafia has no retailable products or services, with affiliates only able to market Crypto Mafia affiliate membership itself.
The Crypto Mafia Compensation Plan
The Crypto Mafia compensation plan sees affiliates gift bitcoin to each other via a 3×7 matrix.
A 3×7 matrix places an affiliate at the top of a matrix, with three positions directly under them:
These three positions form the first level of the matrix. The second level of the matrix is generated by splitting each of the first three positions into another three positions each (9 positions).
Levels three to seven of the matrix are generated in the same manner, with each new matrix level housing three times as many positions as the previous level.
Each level of the Crypto Mafia matrix operates as an independent cash gifting tier.
A Crypto Mafia affiliate begins by signing up and gifting 0.002 BTC to the affiliate who recruited them.
This payment in turn qualifies the affiliate to receive 0.002 BTC from three affiliates recruited into the first level of their matrix.
The other six matrix levels operate in the same manner, with the amounts gifted increased as follows:
- level 1 – gift 0.002 BTC to the affiliate who recruited you and receive 0.002 BTC from three subsequently recruited affiliates
- level 2 – gift 0.005 BTC to your second upline and receive 0.005 BTC from nine affiliates
- level 3 – gift 0.02 BTC to your third upline and receive 0.02 BTC from twenty-seven affiliates
- level 4 – gift 0.08 BTC to your fourth upline and receive 0.08 BTC from eighty-one affiliates
- level 5 – gift 0.2 BTC to your fifth upline and receive 0.02 BTC from two hundred and forty-three affiliates
- level 6 – gift 0.5 BTC to your sixth upline and receive 0.5 BTC from seven hundred and twenty-nine affiliates
- level 7 – gift 1 BTC to your seventh upline and receive 1 BTC from two thousand one hundred and eighty-seven affiliates
Note that a Crypto Mafia’s second upline is the affiliate who recruited their direct upline (the affiliate who recruited them).
The third upline is the affiliate who recruited their second upline and so on and so forth.
Also note that all gifting payments within Crypto Mafia (both paid and received) are monthly recurring.
Joining Crypto Mafia
Crypto Mafia affiliate membership is tied to a 0.002 BTC monthly gifting payment to the affiliate who recruited you.
Full participation in the Crypto Mafia income opportunity costs 1.807 BTC a month.
The Crypto Mafia website brands the company as
YOUR #1 MEMBER TO MEMBER DONATION PLATFORM!
Any time you see “member to member” or “donations” used to describe payments in an MLM company, it’s code for cash gifting.
In Crypto Mafia nothing is marketed to or sold to retail customers. All commissions paid out are gifting payments from one Crypto Mafia affiliate to another.
Ben Oberg and friends sit at the top of the Crypto Mafia company-wide matrix, owning one or more preloaded positions each.
Through funds pass-ups at each matrix level, these positions collect the majority of funds deposited into Crypto Mafia.
Once new affiliate recruitment dries up, Crypto Mafia collapses and the majority of affiliates walk away with a loss.
Ben Oberg’s Facebook page is full of spammy marketing about his purported Instagram earnings.
A visit to Oberg’s Instagram account reveals photos of luxury items Oberg has copied from who knows where. Each photo is stuffed with spammy marketing hashtags.
The main Instagram account page claims Oberg is making $16,532 through Instagram and links to a Millionaire Mafia capture page.
Here, Oberg charges people up to $297 to learn how to spam Instagram too.
Here’s the thing though. If Oberg was actually making $16,532 a month through his Instagram spamming, why would he waste his time with a bitcoin cash gifting scheme in a currently saturated market?
The only explanation I can come up with is there’s probably a fair bit of “fake it till you make it” going on.