Once you enter taurise.com the first thing you'll come across is a marketing video. At first glance, “Robert Mackay” and “Rachel Davis” show they are paid actors and the whereabouts of the rented offices they show in the content are unknown. This can be an alarm signal for an advertisement on a blockchain site.
Clues and Evidence
The domain name of the Taurise website was registered on February 26, 2018. Taurise Limited was incorporated in the United Kingdom on 27 February 2018. Let us remember that membership of the UK is very cheap and for the most part unregulated. It is a favorite area for scammers looking to incorporate companies of dubious origin.
Taurise allegedly provides a patent certificate for some type of hardware for cryptocurrency mining. The certificate is false, since the title 8,759,864 shows a patent granted in 2014 to an organic light-emitting element.
At the moment, Alexa estimates that Russia is the biggest source of traffic to Taurise's website (14%). Turkey is another possibility, with the Turkish word for ‘standard’ appearing on the Taurise website instead of its English equivalent (‘standart').
Taurise markets a cryptocurrencies mining platforms, however the sale of the equipment has nothing to do with the company's MLM opportunity. Taurise affiliates who invest their funds have the unrealistic promise of an ROI from the company in the following ways:
- Beginner – Invest $30 To $199 And Receive A 118% Roi After 10 Days.
- Standart [sic] – Invest $200 To $999 And Receive A 140% Roi After 20 Days.
- Medium – Invest $1000 To $9999 And Receive A 180.5% Roi After 35 Days.
- Sociable – Invest $700 To $5000 And Receive A 187.5% Roi After 25 Days.
- Royal – Invest $10,000 To $100,000 And Receive A 225% Roi After 50 Days.
- Family – Invest $5001 To $20,000 And Receive A 280% Roi After 40 Days.
- Server – Invest $500 To $30,000 And Receive A 345% Roi After 70 Days.
Commissions For Referrals
Taurise pays referral fees through a tiered compensation structure. A single-level compensation structure places an affiliate at the top of a single-level team, with each personally recruited affiliate placed directly below them (level 1).
If any level 1 members recruit new members, they are placed in the level 2 team of an original member level. If any level 2 affiliate recruits new members, they are placed in level 3 and so on up to an infinite theoretical number of levels.
Taurise ensures that it covers payable at levels from one level to level eight. The referral fees are paid as a percentage of the funds invested through these eight levels as follows:
- Level 1 (personally Recruited Affiliates) – 7%
- Level 2 – 4%
- Level 3 – 2%
- Level 4 – 1%
- Level 5 – 0.5%
- Levels 6 To 8 – 0.1%
Taurise investors who generate specific amounts of target investment through their single-level team are rewarded with the following one-time bonuses:
- Generate $15,000 Unilevel Team Investment And Receive $150
- Generate $30,000 Unilevel Team Investment And Receive $400
- Generate $60,000 Unilevel Team Investment And Receive $500
- Generate $100,000 Unilevel Team Investment And Receive $2000
- Generate $249,999 Unilevel Team Investment And Receive $5000
- Generate $500,000 Unilevel Team Investment And Receive $7500
- Generate $750,000 Unilevel Team Investment And Receive $10,000
- Generate $1,000,000 Unilevel Team Investment And Receive $50,000
Membership in Taurise is free of charge. However, full participation in the MLM opportunity requires a minimum investment of $30.
Forecasts Before a Bad Decision
Taurise claims that it can generate external revenue ROI through cryptocurrencies trade, mining and the sale of mining equipment. There is no evidence that these activities actually provide external income in terms of return on investment with the company.
It is always a question of wondering if the anonymous owners of Taurise were really capable of generating a return on investment of 187.5% every 25 days (2738% per year), why would they be soliciting investments from anyone via the Internet, and why don't they go to larger investors?
Taurise's business model does not pass Ponzi's logical test. The only verifiable source of income that enters Taurise is the investment of new affiliates. The use of newly invested funds to pay existing affiliates a return on investment could make Taurise a Ponzi scheme by definition.
As with all Ponzi schemes, once the recruitment of new members is exhausted, so will the newly invested funds. So there will be no way of repaying the promise of investment earnings. This will deprive Taurise of ROI income, which will eventually lead to a collapse. When Ponzis collapse, everyone loses money.