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Published on November 21st, 2010 | by Charlie Wright


Review: The Prosperity Networks’ P.A.S System

The Prosperity Network’s Prosperity Automated System (P.A.S) ” will promote any Website, Product of Business Opportunity for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!”

But don’t be fooled by the clever sales pitch and the reams of testimonials about how this is a ‘business’. This is nothing more than a pyramid scheme. In some countries, this is illegal. In a classic pyramid scheme, Billy recruits a sucker by the name of Bob. Bob pays Billy $3895 and then Bob has to do the same to get paid. To keep making money, the chain of Bobs and Billies has to keep growing and spreading.

It’s the same with PAS. You pay to set up websites, then you need to get other people to set up websites so that you can get the money back. There’s no product or service. There’s no real lasting business. It’s an automatic cash generator of the kind that I LOATHE. You just have to keep selling links though your links to make money for people in the pyramid above you.

Unless you’re an international marketer, or have an email list of 10,000 names hanging about the place, you’re not going to make the money back.

If you look at most threads on forums, or do a google search, you only see good things about PAS. And that’s because all these people are ‘cheerleaders’ – thousands of people who are in the schemes and won’t have a bad word said about it. See, if bad vibes about PAS start doing the rounds, it eats into everyone’s profits. The whole system would collapse. So people furiously post their glowing reports and it’s hard to find negative comments.

But examples are:

“The initial concept of PAS to be a passive income generator has disappeared… and with the new policy that the sale will be to the owner of the website from where the prospect has submitted a callback request, this is also against the passivity of the system… To be assured that “our” prospects submit a callback request from “our” website, we have to do some follow-up ourselves!

“Usually it takes several months for the prospect to decide to join PAS… In the meantime, the prospect will have collected some info about PAS and visited some other members’ PAS websites, from where he may submit the CallBack request…”

So it seems that the top of the pyramid is beginning to pass the buck to the newbies at the bottom.

Business membership is $3,895 to join for 3 years. You earn up to $3,000 in commission for every person you introduce after your first “qualification” sale. Introduce a Basic member and you get $1,100. Basic membership is $1,995 for a year. You earn up to $1,100 per sale whether you introduce a Business or Basic membership.

You also have to pay a further $190 per month for approximately 100 leads. These are probably generated by the Prosperity network, who then get the leads passed back to them. They then ring the leads and upsell their product.

For you to even get a sniff of the profits, you need to get new members, and for those new members to constantly get MORE new members – every day!

They say that you can make $3,000 a day referring new people. But if that were the case, the system would collapse in less than a month when the total members of PAS became greater than the population of this humble planet.

But hey, why not? Many people make money from pyramid schemes, so a FEW people will be making decent money from it…. ie: those at the top end.

Others – mainly those who get in now – will not. It’s your call.

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