PearlVine International Review: $30 in, $107 mill out Ponzi
PearlVine International’s website provides no information about who owns or runs the company.
PearlVine International’s website domain (“pearlvine.com”) was first registered in 2015.
The registration is currently private and was last updated on November 1st, 2019. This is likely when the current owner(s) took possession of it.
At the time of publication Alexa estimates that 96% of traffic to PearlVine International’s website originates out of India.
This strongly suggests that whoever is running PearlVine International is likely based out of India too.
One anomaly I came across is PearlVine International’s official Facebook page having been created in 2016. I couldn’t find an explanation for this.
Content on PearlVine International’s Facebook account is pretty light up until the last few months.
Either the account was part of the domain purchase or somebody’s been bust deleting a bunch of posts.
Of note is the page has three unidentified admins. Facebook does however provide that two of them are based out of India, the other is in Thailand.
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.
PearlVine International’s Products
PearlVine International has no retailable products or services, with affiliates only able to market PearlVine International affiliate membership itself.
PearlVine International’s Compensation Plan
PearlVine International affiliates purchase positions in a 4×6 matrix.
A 4×6 matrix places a PearlVine International affiliate at the top of the matrix, with four positions directly under them:
These four positions form the first level of the matrix. The second level of the matrix is generated by splitting each of these four positions into another four positions each.
Levels three to six of the matrix are generated in the same manner, with each new level housing four times as many positions as the previous level.
Positions in the matrix are filled via direct and indirect recruitment of PearlVine International affiliates.
Commissions are paid as positions in the matrix are filled as follows:
- level 1 (4 positions) – $15 per position filled (4 positions to fill)
- level 2 ($40 fee charged) – $20 per position filled (16 positions to fill)
- level 3 ($100 fee charged) – $50 per position filled (64 positions to fill)
- level 4 ($1000 fee charged) – $500 per position filled (256 positions to fill)
- level 5 ($5000 fee charged) – $2500 per position filled (1024 positions to fill)
- level 6 ($10,000 fee charged) – $5000 per position filled (4096 positions to fill)
Level fees must be paid otherwise commissions are not paid out on corresponding matrix levels.
PearlVine International promises to pay affiliates eight periodic returns on each matrix level they pay fees on.
Payments promised by PearlVine International across each matrix level are:
- level 1 – 40 cents, $16, $64, $256, $512, $2048, $8192 and $32,768
- level 2 – $8, $32, $256, $1024, $2048, $8192, $32,768 and $131,072
- level 3 – $20, $80, $640, $1536, $6144, $24,576, $98,304 and $393,216
- level 4 – $200, $800, $6400, $15,360,$61,440, $245,760, $983,040 and $3,932,160
- level 5 – $1000, $4000, $32,000, $76,800, $307,200, $1,228,800, $4,915,200 and $19,660,800
- level 6 – $2000, $4000, $64,000, $153,600, $614,400, $2,457,600, $9,830,400 and $39,321,600
Note that AutoPool Income payments are made simultaneously across levels – but PearlVine International don’t provide a payment timeline.
PearlVine International affiliate marketing presentations suggest AutoPool Income payments has in the past been made every three to five months.
Also note that PearlVine International affiliates must have unlocked matrix level 2 to withdraw AutoPool Income returns.
Joining PearlVine International
PearlVine International is tied to a $30 matrix position purchase.
Full participation in PearlVine International’s income opportunity costs $16,170.
The notion that PearlVine International affiliates put in $30 and will be able to withdraw anything remotely close to $107 million dollars is absurd.
Yet that’s the dream PearlVine International affiliates buy into.
PearlVine is a simple enough Ponzi scheme that combines matrix pyramid recruitment with period returns.
All recruitment commissions and AutoPool Income returns are paid out of new $30 matrix position investment, satisfying both pyramid and Ponzi prongs.
It seems PearlVine International’s anonymous admins exit-scam of choice is launching their own shitcoin.
Sometime between now and last October PearlVine International introduced Digital Point (DP).
DP is a peer-to-peer Internet currency that enables instant and easy cost payments to anyone in the world.
DPs are worthless outside of PearlVine International and are simply a tool for the admins to not pay out real money.
The sad thing is DP isn’t even PearlVine International’s first shitcoin.
Up until late last year, the company was attached to MYNT. MYNT doesn’t show up on CoinMarketCap so no idea what happened there.
As far as I can tell, MYNT has nothing to do with PearlVine International ownership. MYNT is based out of the Philippines and owned by a third-party.
In any event PearlVine International has abandoned it, so I guess “sorry for your loss” and let’s just pretend we never used MYNT.
As with all MLM Ponzi schemes, once PearlVine International recruitment slows down so too will new investment.
This will starve PearlVine International of ROI revenue, eventually prompting a collapse.
The math behind Ponzi schemes guarantees that when they collapse, the majority of participants lose money.
I couldn’t find exact conversion rates but when the time comes, PearlVine International affiliate losses will be realized in worthless DP.