Phoenix Power Rising – again!? – Shoot it down in flames!!
The latest in a long line of dubious ventures from a notorious ‘marketer’. Read what I think below.
Cost: FREE membership, with upgrade costs of $120 for the second matrix and $500 for the third matrix
Founder: Terri Petty
Scam Rating: 10 / 10 (Pyramid scheme)
Overall Rating: SCAM! 0 / 10
What’s it all about?
It’s about making loadsa money for the owner, let’s be frank about it, although surely even Frank would not fall for this one!
Yes, the phoenix is flying high and proud above that pyramid!
Fair play to them, they do not even really try to hide the fact that it is a pyramid scheme, although they refer to it as a ‘team filled matrix’! Seriously!:
Sign up, upgrade, sign others underneath you, build up your ‘matrix’, rinse and repeat…..
Sound familiar? Of course, because we have all seen it a million times before and the only people who really benefit are the owners!
The website itself is gaudy, amateurish and designed for one purpose – to entice the gullible into believing this nonsense. They even make claims about helping people on a ‘financial and humanitarian level’. A scammer, sorry ‘internet marketing entrepreneur’, with a conscience, who’da thought! And their taglines are not exactly original, either: ‘Welcome to the greatest opportunity on the internet!’, or what about ‘We got tired of the rest so we created the best!’. Where did they get these from, 1995?!
The site also features banners and links to various other ‘opportunities’, some are known scam sites, others I have never heard of and, knowing where they have come from, have no desire to join.
Is there a product?
Ah, interesting question. You would think so, wouldn’t you?
The website has a link for ‘Products’. What this gives you is a list of products and services:
Impressive, eh? But wait, they then go on to say “Our computerized shopping system offers you access to over 300,000 brand name consumer products. The majority of these products are sent directly from the manufacturer or distributor to the address you specify”. Oh, so it’s affiliate marketing. Do I really need to join a pyramid scheme to sell products as an affiliate? No, of course not, I learn from the best (see my number one recommendation, Wealthy Affiliate).
The pretence of a product is designed to make the scheme appear to be legitimate, but is clearly a smoke screen (hopefully, the smoke is coming from the burning ashes of the phoenix!)
Who is behind it?
Apparently, the people behind it are a ‘dependable established Company with 45 years of ethical business dealings’. That’s alright then, let me contact them and congratulate them. Oh, wait, I can’t! The ‘Contact Us’ page on the website just leads to a basic contact form. There is no physical address, telephone number, or contact name, nothing!
I can reveal that the person behind it is Terri Petty, a well known scammer behind such wonders as Freedom Project or Project 4 Freedom. Ethical? I think not!
Now for the real killer. Phoenix Power Rising is not a new scheme! I kid you not. The Phoenix has already crashed and burned once before, launching in 2012. Just search ‘Phoenix Power Rising 2012’ on YouTube and you will find this video, of which I have included a screenshot below, and look at the date (highlighted):
Credit to the owners, they have chosen an appropriate name for this scheme. The phoenix, of course, is the mythical bird that is continually reborn. That is exactly what has happened here. Failed the first time (at least as far as the poor people who signed up are concerned), so they have relaunched under the same name, with the same old lines and the same tired old website.
No doubt, plenty of unsuspecting and desperate people will again sign up and the owner will again make a small fortune. But, as this is the most obvious pyramid since the days of Tutenkhamun, I will not be one of them.
My advice – don’t sign up, don’t refer anybody you care about, don’t promote it in anyway. Listen to your sensible self.
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