Entrepreneur Future Shares Review: 150% ROI adcredit Ponzi scheme
There is no information on the Entrepreneur Future Shares website indicating who owns or runs the business.
The Entrepreneur Future Shares website domain (“entrepreneurfutureshares.com”) was registered on the 11th of May 2016, however the domain registration is set to private.
Further research reveals Entrepreneur Future Shares affiliates naming Tom Kent as owner of the company.
Tom Kent (full name Thomas Charles Kent) appears to be based out of Tasmania, Australia.
Earlier this year Tom Kent launched Flipping Money (also known as “Flip The Seed” and “Tom’s Flipping Service”), a bank wire HYIP that promised investors a 1000% ROI in 5 to 8 weeks.
Flipping Money collapsed shortly after launch. There are a number of videos on YouTube featuring Flipping Money affiliates claiming to have lost money.
Marketing for the Zukul Ad Network and My Paying Ads Ponzi schemes also appear on Kent’s YouTube channel.
Read on for a full review of the Entrepreneur Future Shares MLM opportunity.
The Entrepreneur Future Shares Product Line
Entrepreneur Future Shares has no retailable products or services, with affiliates only able to market Entrepreneur Future Shares affiliate membership itself.
Once signed up, Entrepreneur Future Shares affiliates are able to purchase in “ad packs”.
Bundled with each ad pack purchase are a series of advertising credits, which can be used to display advertising on the Entrepreneur Future Shares website.
The Entrepreneur Future Shares Compensation Plan
The Entrepreneur Future Shares compensation plan sees affiliates invest $20 and $50 on the promise of an advertised 125% or 150% ROI.
- invest in a $20 ad pack and receive a 125% ROI
- invest in a $50 ad pack and receive a 150% ROI
Note that Entrepreneur Future Shares affiliates must invest in at least one hundred $25 ad packs ($2000) before they can invest in the $50 packs.
Up to 250 $20 investments can be made, after which an affiliate can only invest in the $50 ad packs (no limit).
Referral commissions in Entrepreneur Future Shares 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 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.
Entrepreneur Future Shares cap payable unilevel levels at seven, with commissions paid out as a percentage of invested funds as follows:
- level 1 (personally recruited affiliates) – 10%
- level 2 – 3%
- levels 3 to 7 – 1%
Joining Entrepreneur Future Shares
Affiliate membership with Entrepreneur Future Shares is free, however affiliates must invest at least $20 in order to participate in the attached income opportunity.
With no verifiable source of revenue other than affiliate investment, it’s obvious Entrepreneur Future Shares are using newly invested funds to pay off existing investors.
This makes Entrepreneur Future Shares a Ponzi scheme.
Despite the obvious fraudulent nature of the scheme, Entrepreneur Future Shares claim the business opportunity is legal:
Is Entrepreneur Future Shares.com legal?
YES it is legal. In order for any program to be legal, it is required to supply a service and/or product to you, the member!
Whether Entrepreneur Future Shares bundled a product or service with affiliate investment is irrelevant. The use of newly invested funds to pay off existing investors constitutes a Ponzi scheme, which is certainly not legal.
In going after Traffic Monsoon, the SEC reaffirmed their stance that adcredit opportunities are most definitely Ponzi schemes.
As with all Ponzi schemes, once affiliate recruitment dies off so too will new funds entering the system.
This will see Entrepreneur Future Shares unable to meet its ROI obligations, at which point the scheme collapses.
What is Entrepreneur Future Shares Refund Policy?
NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN.
Thomas Kent appears to have scammed quite a few people through his Flipping Money scheme.
Under the pseudonym “Tom Howard”, Kent appears to be gearing up to scam people again in “Flip Your Investment”.
Through Flip Your Investment, Kent is again promising a 1000% ROI.
Entrepreneur Future Shares looks like a venture into adcredit Ponzis, however the recent announcement of Flip Your Investment suggests it perhaps wasn’t as lucrative as Kent hoped.