TeamBuildMatrix Review: Seven-tier matrix Ponzi cycler
There is no information on the TeamBuildMatrix website indicating who owns or runs the business.
Despite claiming to have ‘a great track record of advertising for over 12 years on the net‘, the TeamBuildMatrix website domain was only registered on the 13th of May, 2015.
The domain registration information currently lists a “Marie Kelly” as the owner, with a non-existent address in the US state of Texas.
Further research reveals the TeamBuildMatrix domain was initially registered to a “Nadeem Hamed”, using the same fake Texas address.
Hamed is likely running TeamBuildMatrix out of India, with Alexa currently estimating that India accounts for over 69% of traffic to the TeamBuildMatrix domain.
Read on for a full review of the TeamBuildMatrix MLM business opportunity.
The TeamBuildMatrix Product Line
TeamBuildMatrix has no retailable products or services, with affiliates only able to market affiliate membership with the company itself.
Once signed up, affiliates can purchase $25 matrix cycler positions and participate in the TeamBuildMatrix income opportunity.
The TeamBuildMatrix Compensation Plan
The TeamBuildMatrix compensation plan sees affiliates purchase $25 matrix positions. These positions are then pushed through a seven level matrix cycler.
The size of the matrices used in TeamBuildMatrix’s cycler are 2×1 and 2×2.
A 2×1 matrix places an affiliate at the top of a matrix, with two positions directly under them:
A 2×2 matrix builds on this, with each of the first two levels splitting into another two levels each to make up the second level of the matrix:
Commissions are paid when all positions are filled in each matrix, with positions filled by subsequent position purchases by other TeamBuildMatrix affiliates.
How much of a commission is paid out is determined by which tier of the cycler an affiliate is cycling out of:
- Treasure Box (positions cost $25 and matrix size is 2×1) – pays $10 and cycles an affiliate into a Pearl matrix
- Pearl (2×2 matrix) – pays $30, generates a new Pearl matrix position and cycles an affiliate into a Topaz matrix
- Topaz (2×2 matrix) – pays $60, generates a new Topaz matrix position and cycles an affiliate into a Sapphire matrix
- Sapphire (2×2 matrix) – pays $100, generates a new Sapphire matrix position and cycles an affiliate into an Emerald matrix
- Emerald (2×2 matrix) – pays $160, generates a new Emerald matrix position and cycles an affiliate into a Ruby matrix
- Ruby (2×2 matrix) – pays $60 (not a typo), generates a new Ruby matrix position and cycles an affiliate into a Diamond matrix
- Diamond (2×2 matrix) – pays $4000 and generates a new Diamond matrix position
Note that matrix positions generated as a result of cycling out of one of the above tiers for the first time pay out differently:
- Pearl – pays $30 each subsequent cycle and generates a new Pearl matrix position
- Topaz – pays $60 each subsequent cycle and generates a new Topaz matrix position
- Sapphire – pays $100 each subsequent cycle and generates a new Sapphire matrix position
- Emerald – pays $160 each subsequent cycle and generates a new Emerald matrix position
- Ruby – pays $600 each subsequent cycle and generates a new Ruby matrix position
- Diamond – pays out $4000 and continues to cycle into a new Diamond matrix each time
Referral commissions are also paid when personally recruited affiliates cycle into and out of any of the seven matrix tiers:
- Treasure Box – $2 referral commission and $1 cycle bonus
- Pearl – $3 referral commission and $1 cycle bonus
- Topaz – $5 referral commission and $2 cycle bonus
- Sapphire – $10 referral commission and $5 cycle bonus
- Emerald – $25 referral commission and $10 cycle bonus
- Ruby – $50 referral commission and $20 cycle bonus
- Diamond – $150 referral commission and $30 cycle bonus
Affiliate membership with TeamBuildMatrix is free, however free affiliates can only earn referral commissions.
In order to fully participate in the TeamBuildMatrix compensation plan, an affiliate must purchase at least one $25 matrix position.
With nothing being marketed to or sold to retail customers, TeamBuildMatrix is a stock-standard matrix Ponzi cycler.
Mathematically you’re looking at a $25 investment, with single cycles generating an eventual $4420 ROI.
That ROI is paid out of subsequently invested funds, qualifying TeamBuildMatrix as a Ponzi scheme.
On paper the one $4420 ROI requires at least 177 new matrix positions to be invested in. In turn those positions require another 177 new matrix positions each (31,329 positions), with the numbers required getting pretty ridiculous after that.
As such the only positions likely to cycle through all seven TeamBuildMatrix cycler tiers are initial positions preloaded by Nadeem Hamed. Everyone else might make it through the first few cycler tiers, but the scheme is likely to stall before any significant amount of upper-tier cycling takes place.
Escalating the inevitable cycler stall are the referral commissions and subsequent ROIs paid out by phantom positions. These phantom positions are created when initial positions cycle, withdrawing funds from the scheme but providing no additional revenue.
In this sense initial positions created by Hamed withdraw funds out of both the upper and lower end of the cycler.
As with all Ponzi schemes, once new investment dries up so too will the ROI payments.
Being a matrix-based Ponzi scheme, in TeamBuildMatrix this will manifest by way of cycle times blowing out, before the matrices stall altogether.
At that point anyone with funds still trapped in matrix positions loses out, with this statistically being the vast majority of participants.