Posted by Don on January 29th, 2013
Since Zeek was closed down back in August 2012, there has been a frenzy of “new opportunities” being presented by the top-level Zeek sponsors. I got an email today, allegedly originating from Dave and Mary Kettner, that contained some information on a new Penny Auction that promises to be much larger than Zeek. Today’s “program du jour” is something called Vicesus.biz, still in pre-launch. Of course, they are offering “Founder” positions that get you a percentage of all company profits on top of all the other stuff.
This is the home page on the website:
Vicesus has been working closely with top MLM attorney Kevin Grimes, and has put together a 100% legal and compliant penny auction business.
The compensation plan consists of a weekly bonus pool, a 2×20 matrix, a unilevel, retail commissions, and even commissions when customers on your team win items.
This company has a very sound business model and is poised to be a huge success.
The cost to join is $79, which includes your first months payment, a prepaid debit mastercard, a compliance course, and more.
It is then just $10/month to be a member of Vicesus.
There is also a Founder opportunity. The cost to be a Founder is $499, which includes all of the regular member fees.
There will only be 1,000 Founders, and among other perks, these Founders will share in 2% of all company revenue.
If you are looking to get involved in a penny auction business, this is THE business to join!
Don’t hesitate, register for FREE to lock in your spot in the 2×20 matrix!
Wow, that makes me feel so much better to know that the same guy that handled Zeek Rewards compliance issues is now sanitizing yet another “matrix” program, also known as a Pyramid Scheme. He did such a good job with Zeek Rewards! I would also question the “sound business model”, especially if they are using the same one that Zeek used as that could turn problematic sooner than later.
I am always amazed that these serial promoters recycle these programs when the parent or step-parent program is in litigation or soon will be. I have lost track of the total number of offerings sent out to the Zeek affiliates, and I imagine they are not highly receptive to their sponsors pimping MORE programs. But then, that is what serial promoters do.
The website is registered to:
Administrative Contact WhoisGuard Administrative Contact Address1: 11400 W. Olympic Blvd. Suite 200 Administrative Contact City: Los Angeles Administrative Contact State/Province: CA Administrative Contact Postal Code: 90064 Administrative Contact Country: United States Administrative Contact Country Code: US Administrative Contact Phone Number: +1.6613102107
Yet another red flag, the operators/owners of this scheme are hidden. And then there is this, the Domain was registered yesterday, Domain Registration Date: Mon Jan 28 06:07:57 GMT 2013
That’s about as new as a program can get, I would think. I hope that all former Zeek affiliates do not flock to join this thing, considering the events of yesterday. The Fortune High Tech Marketing (FHTM) was shut down by the FTC and 3 state Attorneys General as a Pyramid scheme. FHTM had problems before but this seems the death-blow.
People really need to pay very close attention to this closure. Ponzi, Pyramid or whatever, the arm of the law reaches very far and will soon reach even more schemes in the very near future. The new head of the SEC, Mary Jo White, is a fierce former Federal Prosecutor; I would hate to be on her ‘bad side’.
This is not a good time to start a new matrix scheme, not at all.