WinBeSurf Review: €25 EUR in, €35 EUR out Ponzi scheme
There is no information on the WinBeSurf website indicating who owns or runs the business.
The WinBeSurf website domain (“winbesurf.com”) was registered on the 28th of March 2015, with a “Jean Kangha” listed as the domain owner. An address in Paris, France is also provided.
Whether or not Jean Kangha is an actual person is unclear, with the name appearing on the internet only in conjunction with the WinBeSurf domain registration.
Alexa currently estimate that 84% of all traffic to the website domain originates out of France, which is likely where WinBeSurf is being run out of.
Supporting this is the fact that the default language on the WinBeSurf website is French. All posts on the official WinBeSurf Facebook page are also in French, ditto WinBeSurf’s official corporate marketing videos on YouTube.
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.
The WinBeSurf Product Line
WinBeSurf has no retailable products or services, with affiliates only able to market affiliate membership with the company itself.
Once signed up, WinBeSurf affiliates can then purchase €25 EUR “coupons” and participate in the WinBeSurf income opportunity.
Each €25 EUR coupon is bundled with a series of advertising credits, which can be used to display advertising on the WinBeSurf website.
The WinBeSurf Compensation Plan
WinBeSurf run a straight-forward revenue-sharing compensation plan, with 5 level deep unilevel referral commissions.
Positions in the revenue-share cost €25 EUR, paying out an advertised €0.25 EUR a day ROI for 120 days (€30 EUR total ROI).
A €5 EUR bonus is also paid at the end of the 120 day maturity period, bringing the total ROI paid out on each €25 EUR to €35 EUR.
Referral commissions are paid on shares invested in by recruited affiliates, paid out down five levels of recruitment (unilevel):
- level 1 (personally recruited affiliates) – 10%
- level 2 – 5%
- levels 3 and 4 – 2%
- level 5 – 1%
Note that in order to qualify for daily ROI payments, WinBeSurf affiliates must click a series of company-supplied advertisements.
Affiliate membership with WinBeSurf is free, however an affiliate must invest in at least one share in order to participate in the income opportunity.
As such, the defacto cost of WinBeSurf affiliate membership is €25 EUR (the cost of investing in one share).
With nothing being marketed to or sold to retail customers, WinBeSurf operates as a Ponzi investment scheme.
The maths behind the compensation plan is a simple €25 EUR in, €35 EUR out model, with referral commissions generating additional strain on funds invested.
As with all Ponzi schemes, once new affiliate investment dries up, WinBeSurf will find itself unable to meet its daily ROI obligations.
Due to the 120 day maturity period, it’s unlikely that any affiliates are going to realize there’s no funds left to pay out until it’s too late.
Commissions will be paid daily as numbers on a screen, with the balance unavailable until the 120 day period is up. If all invested funds have already been paid out, by then of course it’s too late.
At that point anyone who hasn’t already withdrawn more than they initially invested (mathematically guaranteed to be the majority of WinBeSurf investors), loses out.