Club Asteria Members Posting On Ponzi Boards Turn Their Attention To ‘JSS Tripler’ Amid Claims Daily Payout Of 2 Percent ‘Indefinitely Sustainable’; ‘Bizarre Substatum’ Gets Crazier Yet

From a YouTube promo for JSS Tripler.

We’ve previously noted that the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has described the HYIP sphere as a “bizarre substratum of the Internet.”

That substratum now is getting crazier yet.

Three weeks ago, Club Asteria was a great darling of the Ponzi boards. But weekly payout rates that purportedly have been slashed — coupled with a purported freeze of Club Asteria’s PayPal account — appear to have put the “program” in a death spiral.

Club Asteria stopped short of announcing it had placed a call to the coroner, but did announce a “downward spiral,” according to a post on the MoneyMakerGroup Ponzi scheme and criminals’ forum.

Not to worry, though: Some Club Asteria promoters on the Ponzi forums have turned their attentions to JSS Tripler, whose site appears to be accessible through multiple domains, including a site known as JustBeenPaid (JBP).

JBP appears to be tied to something called Synergy Surf, which appears to be another darling of the Ponzi boards.

“I buyed (sic) new 8 positions for that,” a MoneyMakerGroup poster announced.

JPB encouraged enrollees to “[s]et up your AlertPay account and fund it, or link your credit card to it,” according to web records.

These instructions also were provided.

  • Upgrade in JBP by making your $10 or $20 payments.
  • Enter your AlertPay email address in the JBP Member Area.
  • Buy and/or sponsor downline members.
  • Study and apply ‘Upgrade Your Brain’ and the ‘Big Success Breakthrough’ — see ‘Access Our Products’ in your JBP member area.
  • Make JBP’s Synergy Surf (JSS) your primary moneymaker.

In the spring of 2009 — as the AdViewGlobal (AVG) autosurf was in its death throes before a fatal gurgle — the AVG braintrust pointed the finger of blame at the membership.

Other surfs that launched in the aftermath of the seizure of tens of millions of dollars from Florida-based AdSurfDaily did the same thing. These included AdGateWorld, which once referenced ASD in what appeared to be a copy-and-paste lift from ASD’s Terms of Service, and BizAdSplash, whose purported “chief consultant” was ASD/Golden Panda Ad Builder figure Clarence Busby.

Fast forward two years, and Club Asteria, which lists Andrea Lucas as managing director, appears to be doing the same thing — along with serving up some Busby-like syrup for the soul:

“Greed is a very powerful motivation, but the kindness, generosity and goodness in all of us all are even more powerful,” Club Asteria is reported on MoneyMakerGroup to have intoned.

“The challenges that we are facing recently have been caused by a small percentage of our members misusing their membership privileges,” Club Asteria is reported to have told members. “As any good company would have done to protect their members and future members, we had to reinforce our Code of Ethics and Conduct, to ensure that our message of a better life for all of us is presented honestly and accurately.

“We are working very hard to make sure that any benefit from Club Asteria and all of our products and services are accurately represented. Any company, no matter how good their products and services are, can be destroyed with misleading information, bad publicity, false rumors and inactivity of their members/customers.”

Two years ago, AVG’s death spiral began as the ASD grand jury was meeting in the District of Columbia. The surf first slashed payouts — something Club Asteria reportedly is doing right now — and then eliminated them altogether, while at once announcing an 80/20 program would become mandatory after AVG completed an audit of itself.

One of the issues complicating matters for AVG was the purported misuse of a member-to-member cash button. Club Asteria members also purportedly misused a money-transfer facility.

“Bizarre substratum of the Internet” just about covers it — except for the heartache and myriad nightmares created by the various HYIP darlings, of course.

Thinking Outside The Box

Our friends at RealScam.com report another nightmare in the making. It’s bizarrely called Insectrio — and it bizarrely has an “Egg” plan purported to pay 103 percent after one day, a “Larva” plan purported to pay 120 percent after five days and other plans advertised to pay even more.

The sales pitch for Insectrio, apparently an emerging HYIP, touts MoneyMakerGroup, TalkGold and DreamTeamMoney.

Given JBP’s prompt for enrollees to “upgrade” their brains — which we view as a prompt to think outside the box — the PP Blog concludes this post by providing readers an outside-the-box way to look at the Insectrio offer:

InSECtrio.

Indeed, the three letters centering the HYIP’s name are real attention-getters.

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12 Responses to “Club Asteria Members Posting On Ponzi Boards Turn Their Attention To ‘JSS Tripler’ Amid Claims Daily Payout Of 2 Percent ‘Indefinitely Sustainable’; ‘Bizarre Substatum’ Gets Crazier Yet”

  1. Patrick: I’m so glad you found JSSTripler and put it on your radar. I’ve been shaking my head in dismay at this flat out ponzi for months.

    Hopefully the exposure on your blog will help expose this scam to prospective participants, and, hopefully, to law enforcement for action.

    Keep up the great work.

    ARWR

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  2. What a difference a month makes. Before the members of CA would run to the forums to post in 18 pt bold font (or lager) the weekly payout percentage. The three weeks ago & two weeks ago the weekly payout percentage was poted in 8 pt font. So far I have yet to see any mention of what the weekly payout percentage was for this past week, which tells me it was below the past two weeks percentage.

    They need every paying member, and more, they can get, and those are the ones they are losing with these low percentage weekly payouts. While they tout having more than 343,000 members, what they don’t say is that only about 45% are paying members, which cannot sustain this program. All the cajoling they have tried is not increasing the number of paid members. People are waking up that the products they claim have value are available free on the Internet if you just look for them. There are other major issues they have, but these two are the most glaring.

    All the best intentions in the world mean nothing if you can’t deliver what you promise. They claimed you could make money “passively” by joining CA. They illustrated a weekly payout percentage of 10% and making $400 per week. Now they are crying because people did join to receive passive income, they were expecting a weekly payout percentage of 10%, and now want them paying to be a part of CA. Words mean things, and now they want to blame the members for the words they chose to promote CA from the beginning, and the members expecting 10% as the weekly payout percentage.

    This is on life support, and will be lucky to survive another 3 weeks before it collapses.

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  3. Actually, Lynn, it is worse than that. I notice that some of the top hitters in CA have, or are going to downgrade their memberships from gold($19.95 per month) to silver($9.95 per month) to preserve their”profitable” position. I t has also been suggested that they’ll quit if the payouts don’t offset the member fees. This is rapidly becoming a crispy critter…!

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  4. If you click [deleted by admin], you will see my payment proof for JSS Tripler. I am earning very good there and have already been paid 4 times what I have invested. What qualifies it as a scam?

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  5. Leicester City Council ‘not ready’ for zombie attack
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-13713798

    The “it’s paying so it’s real” excuse returns like a zombie, eating the brains of the numpties at criminal ponzi forums like talkgold and MMG. Next will be the “social security is a ponzi” excuse, followed by the “it’s safe, it’s off shore” excuse.

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  6. Christina Gammon: If you click [deleted by admin], you will see my payment proof for JSS Tripler. I am earning very good there and have already been paid 4 times what I have invested. What qualifies it as a scam?

    What qualifies it as a scam is when it takes on more liability (money it will eventually owe but has no legitimate outside income to pay) than it has outside income. So even though it may pay you for months, if it’s lucky even years, it was still a scam from the first money it accepted, or maybe more accurately the first payment it made to “investors” that was not made from proceeds of legal, profitable, activity. If it pays 1% a day, it can pay 99 days before it starts paying out any “profit” to members. But on the day it took you’re initial payment, it owed you $101 dollars and that amount grew by $1 each day, if you invest $100. Any program that doesn’t have a way to earn that dollar, and none of these ponzi schemes do, is a scam. It just takes some of the more gullible people a while to understand that. And then there are some who aren’t gullible, they’re just plain greedy> These people know that it will eventually collapse, but they’re willing to gamble that they can get their money back before it does. As few programs last the year it would take to break even on straight passive payments, the ones who do actually make money are the ones who make a minimumal initial payment and rely on the referral commission payments they make by getting other people to come in under their downline. Count on it, the ones making money are overwhelmingly people who cause those under them to invest money they will likely never recover.

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  7. I made a minor mistake above,

    As few programs last the year it would take to break even on straight passive payments,

    should read

    As few programs last the 100 days it would take to break even on straight passive payments,

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  8. Tons of people are making good money at justbeenpaid..

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  9. I have seen my friends are making money out of this system.Logically , i can not understand how the hell , they can pay 2% in this economy.But my greed is still telling me to try this program.So i decide to invest 500 bucks and want to try it by myself.

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  10. james: I have seen my friends are making money out of this system.Logically , i can not understand how the hell , they can pay 2% in this economy.But my greed is still telling me to try this program.So i decide to invest 500 bucks and want to try it by myself.

    So,

    they claim to pay you 2% per day

    @ 2% per day, how many days until you have covered your $500 and start making a “profit”???

    Are you confident it will still be around in 50 days, when the HYIP ponzi boards are already starting to use the word “scam” and people are saying there are payment delays.

    You’re a braver man than I am, Gunga Din

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