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Posted By: renee In Response To: Cycling (Bill Carton - the Roadie)
Sunday, 8 January 2006, at 6:38 p.m.
In Response To: Cycling (Bill Carton - the Roadie)
oh ok. thank you, this makes sense too--along with all of the other responses.
i wasn't sure if it was related to matrices or not. not that i understand matrices either, but when i see the word "matrix", i suspect the emphasis is more focused upon marketing & recruiting than improving and promoting the underlying product or service (in other words, it's either some variety of slippery serpent stuff or it's something too abstract for me to comprehend).
so i'm not sure i can grasp everything you have attemted to explain, so i will have reread your post here again so i can understand it better.
i appreciate you, as well as Dennis and Mel, taking the time to clue me in.
thanks so much again,
> I've also seen scams with very narrow matrices, where each level doesn't
> have to grow geometrically, designed to disguise its pyramid-shaped
> nature. The participants might actually find enough suckers to fill in
> their next level, and get higher in the payoff structure before the lowest
> level figures out it's not sustainable.
> In those scams, "cycling" means starting again, in essence
> taking another round of money from the marks at the bottom, until they're
> totally fleeced out. A matrix can "cycle" by being restarted,
> but without a real product being sold for a fair price to
> non-participants, it's essentially a closed-universe money-shuffling game.
> Here's some buzzwords from one such operation, that manages to hit a very
> long list of manipulative hot-button phrases:
> TrafficOasis Quick-Start Retail Sale - 3x5 Forced Infinite Cycling Matrix�
> TrafficOasis�s Quick-Start matrix pays you and your downline for retail
> sales. This matrix runs separately from the main product subscription
> matrix (monthly residuals). People who enter this matrix will
> automatically participate in the main monthly product matrix.
> Easy 1-2-3 Qualification:
> 1. Buy one member package yourself (upgrade).
> 2. Start earning on compensation phase 1, 3, and 4 immediately!
> 3. Leaders can max out the plan with infinite straight powerlines!
> Quick-Start Enroller Bonuses of $20.00 Per Package
> Up to $19.50 Monthly Residual Income on Each Member You Enroll Personally
> Solid Full-Time Residual Income Potential with Just One Matrix
> After Matrix Completion, a New Matrix Opens (Cycling)
> Matrix Completion Includes Spillover and Sideline Compression
> Downline Always Follows Sponsor in New Matrices
> Minimum Earnings on Just One Matrix Cycle = $3630.00
> Minimum Monthly Residual Earnings PER Matrix = $1526.25
> Immediate Permanent Qualification in Phases 1, 3, and 4
> Earnings up to $4.50 from Infinite Straight Powerline
> Astonishing Network Sales Commissions, Leadership Rewards, and Multiple
> Income Streams
> As the Roadie says: "Feh." A mere simulation of legitimate
> on-line commerce. Beneath contempt. But not seen much in spam, in the last
> 3-4 years. Thank goodness. I feel so icky running the research to report
> participants in this sort of crapola.
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