Parkour Review: “Click a button” task-based app Ponzi
Parkour provides no information on its website about who owns or runs the company.
Parkour’s website domain (“parkour.bz”), was privately registered on February 21st, 2022.
At time of publication Parkour’s website is simply a gateway to their app.
If we look at Parkour’s website source-code, we see Chinese used:
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.
Parkour has no retailable products or services.
Affiliates are only able to market Parkour affiliate membership itself.
Parkour’s Compensation Plan
Parkour affiliates invest tether (TRON), on the promise of advertised returns.
- VIP0 – sign up, click buttons and receive 60 cents a day (free tier capped at 60 cent ROI total)
- VIP1 – invest 20 USDT and receive 1 USDT a day
- VIP2 – invest 50 USDT and receive 2.50 USDT a day
- VIP3 – invest 100 USDT and receive 5 USDT a day
- VIP4 – invest 200 USDT and receive 10 USDT a day
- VIP5 – invest 500 USDT and receive 25 USDT a day
- VIP6 – invest 800 USDT and receive 40 USDT a day
- VIP7 – invest 2000 USDT and receive 100 USDT a day
- VIP8 – invest 5000 USDT and receive 250 USDT a day
- VIP9 – invest 10,000 USDT and receive 500 USDT a day
- VIP10 – invest 20,000 USDT and receive 1000 USDT a day
VIP0 membership expires after 3 days. Parkour’s paid investment tiers pay out for 365 days.
To qualify for daily returns Parkour affiliates have to log into the app and click a button.
The more a Parkour affiliate invests, the more buttons they have to click each day. This caps out at 30 button clicks at the VIP 9 and 10 tiers.
The MLM side of Parkour pays on affiliate recruitment.
Parkour pays referral commissions down two levels of recruitment (unilevel).
Referral commission rates are determined by how much a Parkour affiliate has invested:
- VIP0 tier affiliates do not qualify for referral commissions
- VIP1 tier affiliates receive 5% on level 1 (personally recruited affiliates) and 2% on level 2
- VIP2 and VIP3 tier affiliates receive 10% on level 1 and 3% on level 2
- VIP4 to VIP6 tier affiliates receive 15% on level 1 and 5% on level 2
- VIP7 tier affiliates receive 17% on level 1 and 10% on level 2
- VIP8 and VIP9 tier affiliates receive 20% on level 1 and 10% on level 2
- VIP10 tier affiliates receive 25% on level 1 and 15% on level 2
Parkour affiliate membership is free. Free affiliates however can only earn 60 cents.
Free affiliates can qualify for a VIP1 investment position by recruiting three VIP1 to VIP10 investment tier affiliates.
Outside of the free upgrade route, full participation in Parkour’s income opportunity requires a 20 to 20,000 USDT investment.
Parkour is yet another “click a button” app Ponzi scheme.
Affiliates invest tether and are required to “click a button” to qualify for daily returns.
Parkour ties clicking a button to social media manipulation (liking posts/videos, commenting etc.), representing that this generates it revenue.
It doesn’t. All Parkour are doing is recycling invested funds to pay returns.
Such to the extent the scammers behind Parkour are selling social media manipulation to third-parties (and getting their investors to do the grunt work), that has nothing to do with the MLM Ponzi scheme.
Parkour is part of a group of “click a button” app Ponzis launched over the past few months.
Thus far BehindMLM has documented:
- COTP – pretended affiliates clicking a button generated trading activity, collapsed May 2022
- EthTRX is a similar app-based Ponzi, with the daily task component disabled
- Yu Klik – pretends clicking a button generates trading activity, targeting Indonesia
- KKBT – pretended clicking a button generates crypto mining revenue, targeted South Africa and India & collapsed early June 2022
- EasyTask 888 – pretends clicking a button was tied to social media manipulation (YouTube likes), targets Colombia
- DF Finance – pretended clicking a button generated “purchase data” which was sold to ecommerce platforms, collapsed June 2022
- Shared989 – pretended clicking a button was tied to social media manipulation (YouTube likes), collapsed June 2022
- 86FB – pretended clicking a button was tied to gambling on football match outcomes, collapsed April 2022
- 0W886 – pretended clicking a button was tied to gambling on football match outcomes, collapsed May 2022
- U91 – pretended clicking a button was tied to gambling on football match outcomes, collapsed May 2022
- 365Ball – pretends clicking a button is tied to gambling on football match outcomes, (has collapsed multiple already)
- YLCH Football – pretends clicking a button is tied to gambling on football match outcomes
There are more of these scams around that I haven’t got to yet.
All the recent app-based task Ponzis appear to be launched by the same group of scammers.
Based on the use of simplified Chinese, I suspect the group are operating out of China or Singapore.