Trinity Lines Review: $50 three-tier Ponzi cycler
There is no information on the Trinity Lines indicating who owns or runs the business.
The company does have an “about us” section on their website with the company claiming that Trinity Lines is ‘an innovative team based in the UK and Ireland’.
The Trinity Lines website domain (“trinitylines.com”) was registered on the 5th of December 2014, however the domain registration is set to private.
One possible clue as to who owns Trinity Lines ownership can be found over at the website domain “mytestplace.info”:
This appears to be a test domain, hosting a 1:1 clone of the Trinity Lines website in its current state. It’s likely it was used to test Trinity Lines before it went live on its current domain.
The “mytestplace.info” website domain is registered to Dean Heading (through the trade name “Huba Gold Kft”), who resides in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) in Australia.
Other than his domain hosting a clone of the Trinity Lines website, I was unable to find any further connection between Heading and the company.
The explicit nature of the relationship between Heading and Trinity Lines is unclear. Ditto why, when Huba Gold Kft provide an address in Hungary and Heading in Australia, why Trinity Lines claims to be operated out of the UK and Ireland.
Further research reveals Trinity Lines affiliates claiming that
The owner is an offline business owner,who funded the start of the business, and he asked Dominic Butler and James Hart to run the program, so technically, Dominic and James are the admins.
I’ve also seen some Trinity Lines affiliates referring to Butler as “Dominic J. Purcell”. Not sure what the story is there.
Dominic Butler would appear to be running the show, with his name appearing on payment receipts issued to Trinity Lines affiliates:
Videos hosted on a YouTube channel owned by Butler (right) also appear on the Trinity Lines website.
Other MLM videos appearing on Butler’s YouTube channel include promotional material for Crowd4x (a forex-based Ponzi launched by the notorious Wealth4AllTeam scammers) and Strategic Wealth Alliance.
Strategic Wealth Alliance charged affiliates $25 a month to participate and offered them a 280% 90-day ROI on investments made with the company.
Strategic Wealth Alliance collapsed shortly after it launched back in mid 2014.
For all intents and purposes, it appears Dominic Butler is the admin behind Trinity Lines. Why this is not disclosed on the Trinity Lines website however is a mystery.
Read on for a full review of the Trinity Lines MLM business opportunity.
The Trinity Lines Product Line
Trinity Lines has no retailable products or services, with affiliates only able to market affiliate membership to the company itself.
Once signed up, Trinity Lines affiliates are then able to purchase positions in the company’s compensation plan.
Bundled with each position in the compensation plan is an image, which Trinity Lines claims are “copyrighted and protected under license”.
The Trinity Lines Compensation Plan
The Trinity Lines compensation plan revolves around affiliates signing up and then investing in positions in the company’s compensation plan.
Positions in the plan are tracked via a company-wide matrix, with each individual position requiring five positions below it to be filled.
The easiest way to visualize Trinity Line’s compensation plan is as a series of three cycler queues.
You buy a position and are placed at the bottom of the queue. As positions are bought below you, you move up the queue and when you reach the top of the queue Trinity Lines pay you a ROI.
This ROI is dependent on newly invested funds made after your own investment, hence the requirement that new positions are invested in before you are paid.
Trinity Lines offer three queues to their affiliates, each paying out as follows:
- Line 1 ($50) – $50 and one new position at the bottom of Lines 1 and 2
- Line 2 ($150) – $150, two new positions at the bottom of Line 2 and one new position at the bottom of Line 3
- Line 3 ($500) – $2350 and three new positions at the bottom of Line 1
In a nutshell, Trinity Lines affiliates invest $50 and, after enough new affiliate funds have been invested, are paid a ROI of $2550 (510%).
Joining Trinity Lines
Affiliate membership with Trinity Lines is free, however affiliates must invest in at least one position in order to participate in the company’s income opportunity.
Thus the defacto minimum cost of joining Trinity Lines as an affiliate is $50.
Given Dominic Butler’s history with trading and forex based matrix cycler scams, it’s clear where the inspiration behind Trinity Lines originated.
At its core, Trinity Lines is a simple three-tier Ponzi scheme.
Affiliates invest $50 for a position at the bottom of the scheme. Every five new positions invested in pushes a single position at the top of the queue into the next tier, where the process again repeats itself. Once more for tier three, at which point an affiliate is paid $2350 of invested affiliate funds.
It doesn’t take a mathematical genius to figure out that $50 in and $2550 out is unsustainable no matter how you explain it.
Being a position based Ponzi though, Trinity Lines won’t so much as collapse as stall. Once new investment dries up, the queues will grind to a halt and nobody will cycle out.
The phantom positions created to trap affiliate funds in the system for longer will put this off initially, but over time will add to the overall liability of the company.
Each phantom position created frees up money to pay to another investor, but in time itself will extract an even greater amount from the system than was originally saved by its creation.
The attachment of images with scripture verses to the Ponzi scheme is cute, but ultimately irrelevant. Positions in the compensation plan are what is being invested in here, with commissions paid out entirely dependent on new affiliate investment.
Schemes Dominic Butler has previously been involved in haven’t lasted all that long, with Trinity Lines likely to pan out the same.