Mavigold Charities International Review: No charity, all scam
There is no information on the Mavigold Charities International website indicating who owns or runs the business.
The Mavigold Charities website domain (“mavigoldcharities.org”) was registered on the 27th of May 2016. Web design company Maxtra Technologies, based out of Uttar Pradesh in India, are listed as the owner of the domain.
At the time of publication, Alexa estimate that 100% of the traffic to the Mavigold Charities International website originates out of Nigeria.
Whether the anonymous owners of the company are based out of India or Nigeria however is unclear.
Hidden code on the Mavigold Charities International website suggests it is being run out of Lagos, Nigeria:
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.
The Mavigold Charities International Product Line
Mavigold Charities International has no retailable products or services, with affiliates only able to market Mavigold Charities International affiliate membership itself.
The Mavigold Charities International Compensation Plan
The Mavigold Charities International compensation plan sees affiliates purchase positions in a five-tier matrix cycler.
Matrix sized used in the Mavigold Charities International cycler are 2×2, 2×3 and 2×4.
A 2×2 matrix places an affiliate at the top a matrix, with two positions directly under them:
These initial two positions form the first level of the matrix, with the second level generated by splitting each of the two positions into another two positions each (4 positions, 6 positions in total).
A 2×3 matrix expands on a 2×2 matrix by adding an additional third level (8 positions, 14 positions in total):
A 2×4 matrix adds an additional fourth level again (16 positions, 30 positions in total).
Commissions are paid as positions in each matrix tier are filled, with positions filled via direct and indirect recruitment of Mavigold Charities International affiliates.
How much of a commission is paid is determined by which matrix tier positions are filled in:
- Feeder Matrix (2×2 matrix, positions cost $2) – $2 per position filled ($12 in total)
- Stage 1 (2×4 matrix, positions cost $10) – $10 per position filled ($300 in total)
- Stage 2 (2×4 matrix, positions cost $100) – $100 per position filled ($3000 in total)
- Stage 3 – (2×4 matrix, positions cost $1000 – $1000 per position filled ($30,000 in total)
- Stage 4 (2×3 matrix, positions cost $4000) – $4000 per position filled, $56,000 in total)
Upon filling a Stage 4 matrix, a $1000 fee is charged and the affiliate receives a new position in the Feeder Matrix.
Various bonuses are available when Mavigold Charities International affiliates cycle out of Stage 1 to Stage 4 matrices.
- Stage 1 – $100 Promotional Bonus, $50 transport allowance and a “smart phone”
- Stage 2 – $300 Promotional Bonus, $500 wardrobe allowance, $100 telephone allowance and a “tablet”
- Stage 3 – $3000 Promotional Bonus, $5000 scholarship allowance, $4000 fuel allowance, $3000 medical support bonus, $3000 widows alloance check and a “Trumpchi GS5 Jeep worth $45,000”
- Stage 4 – $10,000 housing allowance, $5000 “international trip for 2”, $4000 fuel allowance, $5000 “community project allowance”, an interest free loan of $10,000 and a “Hyandai [sic] Santafe Jeep worth $60,000”
Note that none of the allowances or bonuses are explained on the Mavigold Charities International website.
Joining Mavigold Charities International
Mavigold Charities International affiliate membership is $12.50.
Note that affiliates must also purchase at least one $2 Feeder Matrix or $10 Stage 1 matrix position to participate in the attached MLM opportunity.
We are here to make the poor rich, the rich richer, the uneducated educated, the unskilled skillful, the unemployed employed and to put smiles on the faces of the down-trodden in our society.
Our mission is to be more than just another successful charity organization or multi-level marketing organization.
Operating a fraudulent business model in the guise of a charity is pretty much the lowest level an MLM underbelly scheme can sink to.
Mavigold Charities International has nothing to do with charity.
The whole charity aspect of the business is a sham, with “charitable causes” featured on the Mavigold Charities International website filled with default website text:
Even the stock photos are ripped from charity/NGO/non-profit WordPress themes.
Through the Mavigold Charities International MLM compensation plan, affiliates purchase matrix positions and get paid when they recruit others who do the same.
This constitutes a cash gifting Ponzi hybrid, with each matrix tier operating as a separate investment level.
Mavigold Charities International affiliates invest a specified amount at each matrix tier, which qualifies them to receive payments from subsequently recruited affiliates. A full matrix pays out an advertised ROI, with higher matrix tiers requiring larger investments and paying out larger ROIs.
If new affiliate recruitment slows down or stop, Mavigold Charities International collapses.
As is the case in most matrix cyclers, the anonymous admin(s) behind Mavigold Charities International have likely preloaded the scheme with a bunch of their own positions.
These are the only positions that will make it anywhere near the upper tiers of the cycler, thus enabling the Mavigold Charities International admin(s) to withdraw the majority of cash paid into the scheme.
In order for the Mavigold Charities International admins to make money, everybody else, except perhaps a few early adopters (friends of the admin(s)), loses out.