NewEra Community Review: NextGen Academy Ponzi spinoff
NewEra Community fails to provide ownership or executive information on its website.
In fact as I write this, here’s what NewEra Community’s website looks like:
Despite being active on social media and soliciting investment, NewEra Community is hiding its website from the public.
Further research reveals NewEra Community’s CEO is Salman Sardar:
Back in the day, Sardar made a name for himself in ACN:
At some point Sardar transitioned into MLM crypto fraud, reappearing as a top earner in the BizzTrade Ponzi scheme.
BizzTrade began as BizzTrek, an Amazon knock-off pyramid scheme run by Rehan Gohar, Rizwan Gohar (brothers) and Gurpreet Dhaliwal.
BizzTrek collapsed by the end of 2019, prompting the Gohar brothers to reboot as BizzTrade.
BizzTrade was initially a forex Ponzi scheme. By mid 2020 forex had been swapped out for crypto.
The “BizzCoin” iteration of BizzTrade collapsed in late 2021. This prompted a third reboot as BizzTrade Pro in early 2022.
BizzTrade Pro collapsed after a few months. A fourth NextGen Academy reboot was launched on or around April 2022.
NextGen Academy lasted about a year. Traffic to NextGen Academy’s website has fallen off since the Ponzi side of the business collapsed.
SimilarWeb tracked ~99,000 visits to NextGen Academy’s website in June 2023. This is down 23% month on month, with 86% of traffic originating from Columbia (traffic from Columbia alone is down 76% month on month).
In early 2023 a My Car Club spinoff was launched. Website traffic data from SimilarWeb suggests it too has already collapsed.
The Gohar brothers appear to have gone into hiding. BehindMLM readers have suggested NewEra Community is a fifth reboot run by the Gohar brothers. I wasn’t able to confirm this.
If the Gohar brothers are running NewEra Community above Salman Sadar, this is being kept secret for now.
NewEra Community marketing suggests Sadar is based out of the UK. On some level however NewEra Community has maintained the ties to Dubai the Gohar brothers’ various Ponzi schemes had:
Due to the proliferation of scams and failure to enforce securities fraud regulation, BehindMLM ranks Dubai as the MLM crime capital of the world.
BehindMLM’s guidelines for Dubai are:
- If someone lives in Dubai and approaches you about an MLM opportunity, they’re trying to scam you.
- If an MLM company is based out of or represents it has ties to Dubai, it’s a scam.
If you want to know specifically how this applies to NewEra Community, read on for a full review.
NewEra Community’s Products
NewEra Community has no retailable products or services.
Affiliates are only able to market NewEra Community affiliate membership itself.
NewEra Community’s Compensation Plan
NewEra affiliates invest USD equivalents in bitcoin or tether.
This is done on the promise of a 2% to 4% weekly passive return:
- NE50 – $50
- NE100 – $100
- NE200 – $200
- NE500 – $500
- NE1000 – $1000
- NE2000 – $2000
- NE3000 – $3000
- NE5000 – $5000
NewAge Community pays out returns in “NE Points”. NE Points are internally cashed out for tether (1 NE Point = 1 USDT).
NewAge Community charges a 10% withdrawal fee.
Note that returns are paid out for 75 weeks or until 500% is reached (this includes MLM commissions).
If either of these conditions are reached, reinvestment is requried to continue earning.
The MLM side of NewAge Community pays on recruitment of affiliate investors.
NewEra Community Affiliate Ranks
There are eight affiliate ranks within NewEra Community’s compensation structure.
Along with their respective qualification criteria, they are as follows:
- Bronze – invest at the NE5000 tier and generate $5000 in investment volume on both sides of your binary team
- Silver – maintain an NE5000 tier investment and have one Bronze or higher ranked affiliate on both sides of your binary team
- Gold – maintain an NE1000 tier or higher investment and have one Silver or higher ranked affiliate on both sides of your binary team
- Platinum – maintain an NE1000 tier or higher investment and have one Gold or higher ranked affiliate on both sides of your binary team
- Team Coordinator – maintain an NE5000 tier investment and have one Platinum or higher ranked affiliate on both sides of your binary team
- Regional Director – maintain an NE5000 tier investment and have one Team Coordinator or higher ranked affiliate on both sides of your binary team
- Regional Vice President – maintain an NE5000 tier investment and have one Regional Director or higher ranked affiliate on both sides of your binary team
- Senior Vice President – maintain an NE5000 tier investment and have one Regional Vice President or higher ranked affiliate on both sides of your binary team
NewEra Community affiliates receive a commission on cryptocurrency invested by personally recruited affiliates.
Referral commission rates are determined by how much a NewEra Community affiliate has invested:
- NE50 to NE500 tier affiliates receive an 8% referral commission rate
- NE1000 to NE3000 tier affiliates receive a 9% referral commission rate
- NE5000 tier affiliates receive a 10% referral commission rate
NewEra Community pays residual commissions via a binary compensation structure.
A binary compensation structure places an affiliate at the top of a binary team, split into two sides (left and right):
The first level of the binary team houses two positions. The second level of the binary team is generated by splitting these first two positions into another two positions each (4 positions).
Subsequent levels of the binary team are generated as required, with each new level housing twice as many positions as the previous level.
Positions in the binary team are filled via direct and indirect recruitment of affiliates. Note there is no limit to how deep a binary team can grow.
At the end of each week NewEra Community tallies up new investment volume on both sides of the binary team.
Affiliates are paid 8% to 10% of new investment volume based on how much they’ve invested:
- NE50 to NE500 tier affiliates earn an 8% residual commission rate
- NE1000 to NE3000 tier affiliates earn a 9% residual commission rate
- NE5000 tier affiliates earn a 10% residual commission rate
Note that NewEra Community affiliate ranks cap how much an affiliate can earn in residual commissions each week:
- Bronze ranked affiliates can earn up to $2000
- Silver ranked affiliates can earn up to $4000
- Gold ranked affiliates can earn up to $6000
- Platinum ranked affiliates can earn up to $8000
- Team Coordinator ranked affiliates can earn up to $10,000
- Regional Director ranked affiliates can earn up to $20,000
- Regional Vice President ranked affiliates can earn up to $30,000
- Senior Vice President ranked affiliates can earn up to $50,000
Once paid out, volume is matched against the stronger binary team side and flushed.
Any leftover volume on the stronger binary team side carries over.
NewEra Community pays a Matching Bonus on residual commissions earned by downline affiliates.
The Matching Bonus is 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.
NewEra Community caps the Matching Bonus at ten unilevel team levels:
- Team Coordinators receive a 5% match on level 1 (personally recruited affiliates), 3% on level 2, 2% on level 3 and 1% on levels 4 and 5
- Regional Directors receive 5% on level 1, 3% on level 2, 2% on level 3 an 1% on levels 4 to 7
- Regional Vice Presidents and higher receive 5% on level 1, 3% on level 2, 2% on level 3 and 1% on levels 4 to 10
Rank Achievement Bonus
NewEra Community rewards affiliates for qualifying at Bronze and higher with the following one-time Rank Achievement Bonuses:
- qualify at Bronze and receive $100
- qualify at Silver and receive an Apple iPad
- qualify at Gold and receive an Apple iPhone
- qualify at Platinum and receive an Apple MacBook
- qualify at Team Coordinator and receive a “5 star retreat”
- qualify at Regional Director and receive a Rolex
- qualify at Regional Vice President and receive a Mercedes-Benz and $20,000
- qualify at Senior Vice President and receive a Dubai apartment and $50,000
Fast Track Income
NewEra Community pays out a bonus if a new affiliate qualifies at Bronze to Gold within set time-periods:
- qualify at Bronze within 7 days of signing up and receive $100
- qualify at Silver within 14 days of signing up and receive $300
- qualify at Gold within 30 days of signing up and receive $1000
Joining NewEra Community
NewEra Community affiliate membership is free.
Full participation in the attached income opportunity requires an initial $50 to $5000 investment. Note that an additional $10 fee is charged per investment made.
NewEra Community also charges a $5 “KYC fee” before an affiliate can withdraw.
Note there is also a $20 NE20 membership but this is excluded from the MLM compensation plan.
NewEra Community Conclusion
The similarities between NextGen Academy and NewEra Community are pretty obvious.
Investment amounts and the comp plan between the two schemes are pretty similar.
NewEra Community provides access to the same eDuCaTiOn nonsense nobody cared about in NextGen Academy.
BizzTrade’s and NextGen Academy’s metaverse and NFT marketing grifts have been swapped out for a more current AI grift:
If the Gohar brothers aren’t running NewEra Community, then the similarities are at least inherently obvious.
This of course tracks with Salman Sardar, NewEra Community executives and Master Distributors being tied to NextGen Academy.
NewEra Community’s Ponzi ruses of choice is forex trading, crypto trading, bot trading and hedge funds.
Naturally no evidence of NewEra Community using external revenue to pay withdrawals is provided. It’s the same NextGen Academy Ponzi playbook.
As with all MLM Ponzi schemes, once affiliate recruitment dries up so too will new investment.
This will starve NewEra Community of ROI revenue, eventually prompting a collapse.
The math behind Ponzi schemes guarantees that when they collapse, the majority of participants lose money.
Whereas before we’ve had BizzCoin, BizzCoin Pro and AMGEN, NewEra Community keeps things simple with NE Points.
NE Points are worthless outside of NewEra Community. And when it inevitably collapses, they’ll disappear along with the Ponzi scheme.