Divine Prosperity Blossom Review: “Sacred circle” gifting
Divine Prosperity Blossom is a bit of an odd opportunity for me to review.
As best I can tell Divine Prosperity Blossom doesn’t have a website. Promotion and recruitment primarily takes place via word of mouth and social media (Group Me).
Still, someone somewhere is keeping track of payments within the scheme.
I became aware of Divine Prosperity Blossom following news reports out of South Africa.
Divine Prosperity Blossom purportedly started in the US, but has since spread to South Africa and Australia.
A Reddit post from January 2021 provides insight into how Divine Prosperity Blossom is pitched.
After receiving notice their rent would be increasing a significant amount, a Reddit user living with their mum and grandmother in South Africa writes;
Now today she (the mum) tells me there’s some people coming over to our house to have a meeting about money and the house and that I need to be present.
I thought maybe the new owners were coming over to discuss the new rental agreement or something.
I sit down with all these people to have this meeting and notice my mom’s outside. I tell them we need to wait for her because she obviously needs to be in on this important house meeting.
The lady, the leader just said, “no, she doesn’t need to be part of this meeting, we’ve spoken to her already, this is specifically for you and your gran because you weren’t here the last time we came.”
I didn’t think much of it until we all sat down in a circle and they started talking about this ‘program’ (they didn’t want to use the word pyramid scheme I bet) called Divine Prosperity Blossom.
Analysis of Divine Prosperity Blossom’s compensation plan reveals it’s a typical matrix-based gifting scheme.
In an attempt to disguise fraud, Divine Prosperity Blossom refer to their matrix cyclers as “sacred circles”.
A “sacred circle” is actually a 2×3 matrix.
A 2×3 matrix places an participant at the top of a matrix, with two positions directly under them.
These two positions form the first level of the matrix. The second level of the matrix is generated by splitting these first two positions into another two positions each (4 positions).
Levels three of the matrix is generated in the same manner and houses eight positions.
Newly recruited participants buy into Divine Prosperity Blossom for $500.
They are required to fill the first two positions of their matrix with two newly recruited gifting participants.
This fills the first level of the matrix.
Those two recruits are then required to fill the first two levels of their matrix, which in turns fills level two of the matrix we’re tracking.
Those affiliates do the same, ultimately filling level three of the matrix.
The eight positions on level three of a matrix are gifted to the affiliate at the top of the matrix, resulting in a $4000 gifting payment.
This can also be viewed as a $4000 ROI on a $500 investment, making Divine Prosperity Blossom a Ponzi/gifting pyramid hybrid.
All of this is supposed to take place over 4 weeks, with each action spanning the course of a week (signing up, recruiting two, them recruiting two each etc.).
After a $4000 ROI has been paid, a new $500 gifting payment is required to continue earning.
This starts up a new 2×3 matrix and the process repeats itself. Note that having recruited two new participants, no further personal recruitment is required.
You’re essentially waiting on those you’ve scammed to scam others and fill your matrix.
Divine Prosperity Blossom labels the four week cycles as fire, air, earth and water.
By no means unique in gifting scams, I was reminded of a recent gifting scheme going by The Underground Railroad.
The Underground Railroad originated out of the US and, in addition to using the same fire, air, earth, water, terminology, was also a $500 in $4000 out gifting scam.
Given The Underground Railroad appears to have collapsed, I’d be tempted to say Divine Prosperity Blossom is the same scam going by another name.
As previously stated though the use of circles, mythology and elements by gifting schemes is common, so who knows.
What we do know is math is math. By virtue of each Divine Prosperity Blossom affiliate being required to recruit two new participants, we can see that company-wide this exponential growth is unsustainable.
As more participants are recruited the number of new participants to pay them increases by a magnitude of fourteen $500 payments to one $4000 ROI.
When recruitment inevitably collapses, the majority of Divine Prosperity Blossom participants will be left with a loss.
The only counter you will find to this is Divine Prosperity Blossom net-winners boasting about how much they’ve stolen.
This is a flawed defense of gifting schemes, as in any gifting scheme a minority of early adopters steals from the majority who join after them.
Boasting about stealing money through a gifting scheme doesn’t change the fact that the majority of participants in gifting schemes lose money.
When our Reddit user tried to explain this to her mother, here’s what happened;
My mom asks me what I thought of the presentation. I told her that a quick Google search of their name (Divine Prosperity Blossom) yields many results and not a single one of them says anything good, and that’s all I needed to know.
My mom says I’m talking rubbish and that I obviously just don’t understand the program.
Her and her other friends there all started telling me I’m a negative hater because I don’t have faith and that I obviously hate money and hate financial freedom.
My grandmother also seemed to be hooked in as soon as they said ‘sacred geometry’ as she’s always been quite a spiritual person.
(later that same day)
I asked a lawyer on a legal group on Facebook in my area about this company and they obviously said that it’s illegal and a scam.
Apparently someone from the program saw the post and the whole thing was blown out of the water and now my mom wants to kick me out the house.
She says she can’t even look at me. She says I sabotaged her happiness and that she was aware it was illegal but was going to do it anyway.
She put her hands around my neck (not hard) but said she wants to kill me for what I’ve done. Because now everyone has lost money.
As tough as it may be to reason against the unreasonable, don’t hand your money over to these scammers.