The Future Trade V2 Review: Ponzi rebooted with new actors
The Future Trade was a Ponzi scheme launched in 2020.
BehindMLM was so impressed with its marketing video production quality, that we awarded The Future Trade “best scam marketing vid” of the year.
Unfortunately The Future Trade deleted its award winning video on or around September 2021.
Whereas the actor playing Meril Rid put in an entertaining Boris CEO performance of a lifetime, The Future Trade replaced its previous actor videos with a bog-standard rented office video in September 2021:
“Oliver Campbell” is The Future Trade’s new Boris CEO. He’s supported by a cast of usual suspects with eastern European accents.
As noted in our original The Future Trade review, “our team” photos uploaded to The Future Trade’s website featured a close-up of one of the name-tags used in its new marketing video.
The brand of the lanyard is “Brauberg”, a Russian office supplies store:
Boris CEO Ponzi schemes are typically the work of Russian scammers.
Update 3rd August 2022 – BehindMLM reader Dymista has done some digging to reveal “Oliver Campbell” is Russian actor Anton Brovchuk.
“Arundel Holmes”, presented as The Future Trade’s CMO…
…is Vasily Turkin, another Russian actor based out of Moscow:
And finally we have “Candy White”, head of The Future Trade PR:
White is played by Maria Smakhtina, also a Russian actor based out of Moscow:
We already knew The Future Trade was a Russian Ponzi. From this additional information, we can narrow down the scammers running it to Moscow. /end update
I don’t have an exact date the reboot launched but I believe it happened sometime in Q2 2021. Around the time their new Boris CEO video went up.
In any event, today we’re reviewing The Future Reboot in its current reboot state.
Read on for a full review of The Future Trade’s MLM opportunity.
The Future Trade’s Products
The Future Trade has no retailable products or services.
Affiliates are only able to market The Future Trade affiliate membership itself.
The Future Trade’s Compensation Plan
The Future Trade affiliates invest funds on the promise of advertised returns:
- Starter – invest $50 to $4999 and receive 1.4% a day for 200 days
- Banker – invest $5000 to $24,999 and receive 1.6% a day for 180 days
- Financer – invest $25,000 to $49,999 and receive 1.8% a day for 160 days
- Entrepreneur – invest $50,000 or more and receive 2% a day for 150 days
The MLM side of The Future Trade pays on recruitment of affiliate investors.
The Future Trade affiliates earn a commission on funds invested by personally recruited affiliates.
Referral commission rates are determined by how much a The Future Trade affiliate has invested:
- Starter tier affiliates receive a 7% referral commission rate
- Banker tier affiliates receive an 8% referral commission rate
- Financer tier affiliates receive a 9% referral commission rate
- Entrepreneur tier affiliates receive a 10% referral commission rate
The Future Trade 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 day The Future Trade tallies up new investment volume on both sides of the binary team.
Affiliates are paid 9% of funds invested on their weaker binary team side.
Note that residual commissions are capped daily, based on how much an affiliate has invested:
- Starter tier affiliates can earn up to $1000 a day
- Banker tier affiliates can earn up to $2500 a day
- FInancer tier affiliates can earn up to $5000 a day
- Entrepreneur tier affiliates can earn up to $10,000 a day
Joining The Future Trade
The Future Trade affiliate membership is free.
Full participation in the attached income opportunity requires a minimum $50 investment.
The Future Trade solicits investment in USD through Perfect Money, as well as various cryptocurrency equivalents.
As of September 2021, Turkey was the primary source of traffic to The Future Trade’s website (67%).
By March 2022 that had fallen to just 20%.
Today The Future Trade recruitment in Turkey has collapsed. According to analysis by SimilarWeb, traffic to The Future Trade’s website today originates from Indonesia (35%), Brazil (16%), Germany (11%), the US (8%) and Malaysia (5%).
When compared to The Future Trade’s original collapsed Ponzi, we see they’ve changed up investment contracts. The MLM side of the business pays higher referral commissions. Residual commissions are the same rate but with higher caps.
Other than that The Future Trade is the same Ponzi scheme that launched in 2020.
When it too inevitably collapses, investors have zero to no recourse against the Russian scammers behind it.
Update October 20th 2020 – The Future Trade has collapsed again.
The Russian scammers behind it are going for a second reboot as TFT Metaweb.