Virtual County Fair Review: Two-tier matrix Ponzi cycler
There is no information on the Virtual County Fair website indicating who owns or runs the business.
The Virtual County Fair website domain (“virtualcountyfair.com”) was registered on the 10th of May 2016, however the domain registration is set to private.
The official Virtual County Fair Facebook group lists six admins; LaCrisha Wallace, Robin Claspill, Trisha Rios, Noel Ennis, Latrina Johnson and Ray Woodard.
Ray Woodard appears to be the admin of Virtual County Fair.
On June 1st, Woodard posted a link to a Virtual County Fair YouTube video, with the caption: “SNEAK PEEK at what I’ve been working on”.
Virtual County Fair launched two weeks later on June 14th.
Ray Woodard (right) first appeared on BehindMLM’s radar as the admin of Money Go Round back in April, 2015.
When Money Go Round collapsed is unclear but today the Money Go Round website is non-responsive.
Read on for a full review of the Virtual County Fair MLM opportunity.
The Virtual County Fair Product Line
Virtual County Fair has no retailable products or services, with affiliates only able to market Virtual County Fair affiliate membership itself.
Once signed up, Virtual County Fair affiliates can purchase matrix positions and participate in the attached MLM opportunity.
Bundled with each matrix position are a series of advertising credits, which can be used to display advertising on the Virtual County Fair website.
The Virtual County Fair Compensation Plan
The Virtual County Fair compensation plan initially saw affiliates purchase positions in a four-tier 2×2 matrix cycler.
A 2×2 matrix places an affiliate at the top of a matrix, with two positions directly under them:
These initial two positions form the first level of the matrix, with the second level of the matrix generated by splitting each of the two positions into another two positions each (4 positions).
A complete 2×2 matrix houses six positions, with positions filled via direct and indirect recruitment of new affiliates.
Once all six positions in a 2×2 matrix are filled, a “cycle” occurs and a commission is generated.
Positions in the first Virtual County Fair matrix cycler cost $25, with cycle commissions across the four cycler tiers as follows:
- Quad 1 (positions cost $25) – $25 commission, re-entry into a new Quad 1 matrix and cycles into Quad 3
- Quad 2 – $500 commission, re-entry into a new Quad 2 matrix and cycles into Quad 3
- Quad 3 – $1500 commission, re-entry into a new Quad 3 matrix and cycles into Quad 4
- Quad 4 – $5000 commission and re-entry into a new Quad 4 matrix
Two days ago Virtual County Fair added another four-tier matrix cycler, the “VIP Pass Plan”.
The VIP Pass Plan uses 3×2 sized matrices. A 3×2 matrix has three positions on the first level and then nine positions on the second level:
The VIP Pass Plan cycler otherwise functions in the same manner as the original Virtual County Fair Cycler, with Level 1 positions costing $100.
- Level 1 – re-entry into a new Level 1 matrix and cycles into Level 2
- Level 2 – re-entry into a new Level 1 matrix and cycles into Level 3 (pending manual approval)
- Level 3 – $1500 commission, re-entry into a new Level 3 matrix and cycles into Level 4
- Level 4 – $5000 commission and re-entry into a new Level 4 matrix
Joining Virtual County Fair
Affiliate membership with Virtual County Fair is free, however affiliates must purchase either a $25 or $100 matrix position to earn commissions.
When Ray Woodard isn’t launching his own matrix cycler scams, he appears to be neck-deep in other MLM underbelly schemes.
There’s not much difference between Money Go Round and Virtual County Fair. It’s basically a different coat of paint on the same scheme.
Not that different mind you, Woodard seems to have a thing for theme park rides.
The math behind the first Virtual County Fair cycler reveals it to be a $25 in, $7025 out Ponzi scheme.
To put that into perspective, two hundred and eighty-one $25 payments are required or just one $7025 ROI. Owing to the non-linear nature of how matrices fill, that figure is actually higher.
The second Virtual County Fair cycler is $100 in and $6500 out. Here you’re looking at sixty-five payments for a single $6500 ROI.
In both cyclers ROIs are funded by new invested, certifying Virtual County Fair as a Ponzi scheme.
As with Money Go Round before it, once new investment dries up, Virtual County Fair’s matrices will stall. This sees anyone who hasn’t received more than they’ve spent on matrix positions lose out.
Unfortunately in order for Ray Woodard and his fellow Facebook group admins to receive the lion’s share of invested funds, the majority of Virtual County Fair affiliates have to lose it.