The aftermath of Zeek Rewards ~ From a Former Affiliate
The dust is finally starting to settle and I am still in shock about the recent events in Zeek Rewards closing.
If you have been a follower of this blog or you know me, then you know that I joined Zeek Rewards in late March with my heart wide open and with so much hope for my team. The stars were shining bright for the past 4 months and honestly it was like walking on air.
Due to the recent shut down of Zeek Rewards by the SEC it has all come to a very sad end with a big bruise to the industry and many people involved. So I decided it’s time I speak out about how I feel and what I am working on putting together for my team.
Honestly, I did not see Zeek Rewards coming to a end and like many affiliates I stood behind a lot of their mishaps and excuses. There were a lot of red flags and I chose to ignore them and I am not proud of that at all. These past couple nights have been tough to get any sleep as I ponder whether or not to believe that Zeek Rewards really meant us all harm.
I see many Zeek Rewards leaders still defending what Zeek Rewards has done and it sickens me that after all the harm that has been done that people still want to make excuses for the very same people that have lied to us all along. Even I was in denial at first…
A few night’s ago I was sent a confession from one of the Zeek Rewards founders and although I am not exactly sure if it is true I can’t get over what I read.
I like many have been trying to figure out a explanation for what I read in the news papers and court documents and honestly this confession made more sense than any of my ponderings. I wanted to believe that Zeek Rewards just grew to fast and that Paul Burks always had his heart in the right place but then I found out he was served notice of this investigation in early July.
That right there made my heart sink because he kept it to himself and continued with his shananigans which allowed more people to get hurt. If his heart was in the right place he would have closed the doors to knew affiliates until the investigation was over and geared up to fight it. But Paul Burks and the rest of Zeek Rewards corporate did the opposite leaving affiliates left to their own imagination of what has really happened.
I know some that are reading this right now may not like what I have to say about Zeek Rewards
…and maybe your still loyal to them but it’s time to wake up and smell the false rosey promises for exactly what they are. We were all lied to and whether you decide to believe what this anonymous Zeek founder has to say is up to you but remember that many said the income potential in Zeek Rewards sounds too good to be true and now we find out they were right. Now your faced with what you hear sounds to bad to be true.
You can see the original post here on MLM Skeptic: http://amlmskeptic.blogspot.ca/2012/08/newsflash-one-of-top-zeek-affiliates.html
NEWSFLASH: One of the top Zeek Rewards Top affiliates confessing now on Reddit
This is a snapshot of the Reddit Page in question:
I can’t take it anymore, after reading all these comments I don’t care. I know everything that happened, I was greedy and I was selfish and I am exposing everything I know because I am probably the only affiliate high up that will do so:
I was personally introduced by a couple in Hawaii as I was vacationing about Zeek Rewards and Zeekler. Daryl Douglas which I have connections with as well communicated on a regular basis. I was told I could join as an affiliate in May of 2011, and I signed on with 10K because I was told what nobody else besides us at the top were, and it was the following:
“Zeek Rewards is designed as bid purchases but in reality the cash is from new affiliates, there is a design to slow the growth and plans to keep this running for at least 2 years before it crumbles.” The plans were shown to me clear in writing and I even had access to the actual earnings from the penny auction which was very low.
I knew I would make money, because a few affiliates were “planted” in some of the fastest growing MLM states, Florida, Utah and a couple others. Every who was planted put in 10K or got a loan knowing they would get their return. Not only were we guaranteed are money back from Daryl Douglas and Dawn Wright Olivares, we had direct contact information. I myself spoke to Dawn about twice a week and I allegedly knew that this would fall apart in 2 years or just a bit less.
The month is November 2011: I start recruiting some people, showing them how much I am making. I am dishonest telling them I only started with $500 and where I am at now, which is only about 30,000 points from May. I am making about $500 per day and show a guy who is trying to sale me insurance. He looks at it and of course believes it signing up just a bit later.
I know from speaking to Dawn on a regular basis that we are nothing more then just a recruitment scheme, luring in people one after the next by telling people about the penny auctions and how much they make which in reality it makes up less than 2% of the profit coming in, but they don’t have to know that.
By December I start recruiting more people, but I start using Facebook knowing that I don’t want too many local enemies since I am doing everything out of my small business. I also know that the people in early will get their money back… it’s all timing and a recruiting game now.
I add as many friends as possible on Facebook (5,000) being the limit and build report, anyone who doesnt talk to me I delete and move to the next. I know that the money is there and Zeek continues to grow.
That month I become Senior Executive in Zeek Rewards, I have my 6 diamonds and a few gold and silver affiliates. Nobody has put big money in yet other then $500 here and 1,000 there.
I get a call from Daryl Douglas, his account is nearing 400,000 VIP, he tells me how he recruits and his personal success.. I know I need to push the recruiting more.
I start working even harder at Zeek, but by this point and time one of the affiliates I recruited in November of 2011 is a recruiter himself. He pulls in doctors, lawyers and more even unapproved spreadsheets are going around showing what you will make. The business grows, but remember only a few planted affiliates know the true business model, we use our backoffices to lure people in with the large amounts we are making. We know better not to tell anyone else because when it all crashes it will trickle back up to us, we continue presenting the “penny auction” as usual.
By now I almost have 500 people in my Matrix and my account is over 100,000 VIP. I have pulled out just over 10K and show people proof of checks occasionally to lure them in. It works.
I start hosting group meetings out of my business getting the word out, the group grows and grows every week and so does my account, know that the bigger the VIP, the easier to lure people in and the more my cashout option will be.
By this time Zeek Rewards News which is the official blog and news site Zeek Rewards is launched keeps affiliates up to date as well as their Facebook page. The news site is only used to build a trusting relationship with readers, nothing more than just to lure people in.
Updates range from when the site will be down, maintenance, and upcoming details.
May 2012: This marks the date Zeek Rewards changes banks, the banks are offshore in South Korea. I have a personal call with Dawn and she tells me how fast the business is growing, gives me a few numbers of what we are making per day, at the time we are over 3 million per day- the actually penny auction site bringing in about 10-15k per day while the other is all affiliate money.
No more paper checks are being sent out by Zeek, simply because of using off-shore bank accounts, Zeek hides the mess by using ewallets NXpay, AlertPay and SolidTrust. Zeek Rewards hopes that some people wont know how to take the money from their account leaving more in for us we we cashout.
Zeek Rewards happily allowed anyone who requested money to take money out knowing that checks and proof would entice more people to join and put more money in- this worked just as was planned by Dawn, Daryl and Paul.
It’s the end of May 2012, I get an urgent call from Paul surprisingly, he tells me that the payouts and VIP accounts are growing to fast and he doesnt want to scare people away. He manages the Retail Profit Pool and continues to average it at 1.5% so others don’t pull their money out leaving more for all of us.
Paul uses about 1.9 to 2% on Thursdays, 1.4% Fridays and weekends are about 0.8%. I am told by Paul as well as Dawn later in a conference call to draw out money but not all of it.
Dawn: “Don’t draw all of your money out, it will be too suspicious for those who see your account and its under 10,000 VIP or really low” We don’t want people catching on, pull out a decent amount but leave quite a bit in there.
My VIP at the time was over 500,000… I drew out over $35,000 per week in increments. and I knew that all funds that I actually wanted had to be out soon.
It’s now the mid of June, I get call from Dawn telling me that the plugs will be pulled on the company in August and to take out what I need or can. I set my account to 0 taking out $60,000 here, $40,000 there totaling a little over $350,000 in the period of just 2 months.
I’m not allowed to tell anybody on my team, even the guy below me who has 2 accounts for him and his wife that total nearly 500,000 points. I give hints and recommend he takes some money out to take a nice vacation, he does pull out a little over $50,000.
I know that by exposing the scheme it will only be bad for me at this point and time, there is no point. I tell people on the team to 0 out their accounts to move over to Bids That Give (this was a hint) but few listened.
we are now in August, people still ask to see my account, even after pulling out over $350,000 recently my VIP remains at 474,000.
The final meeting I have people want to buy bids, I know I could refuse seeing that we are coming to an end, but that would only cause suspicion if I refused.
It’sTuesday August 14, just a few days before Zeek shuts down its site. I get a final call from Dawn telling me thank you, we are walking a way before we can continue paying out anymore. We talk and I know it’s coming to an end.
Dawn asks me where my VIP on the account is making sure I have a good amount in there to cover the trail, in the even I didn’t they could manually input the numbers for me. I did leave close to 500,000 in my account. In Zeek Rewards total since I started I have taken out close to $800,000 being the top guy in my state and knowing how the scheme worked and when it would end.
What I did was dishonest, greedy, hurtful and more. Why am I admitting this? Because I am ashamed, it doesn’t matter anymore. I created many debts as only a few people on my team pulled out what they initially made. It’s too late to come out and knowingly admit my name now…
All the updates on Zeek Rewards News about prepaid cards, ZeekBates and other new stuff coming out was just a shame to funnel in more money and keep the money in the affiliates accounts.
I even told people that with the new updates the VIP earnings would double from the revenue, I lied. I did many wrong things,and now I admit them
You see, this was organized and disguised so well, that thousands of people got hurt. Call me an idiot, tell me to burn in hell, but I am the only affiliate in the upline with connections to Dawn, Daryl and Paul who will share my story- my story is the truth and I believe people should know for the sake of their own good.
Zeek was nothing more than a hurtful scheme, buying fake customers and more.
Proof of Backoffice: http://i.imgur.com/hvdUv.jpg
This I can publicly display…. This is where my account was before Zeek was shutdown…
Also for those who aren’t familiar or up to date with the news an article and videos are found here of basically what happened: http://blog.mad4flash.com/2012/08/zeekrewards-and-zeekler-shutdown/
I hate to spread rumors or make claims and I don’t want to be like Zeek Rewards and let people’s imaginations run wild but in my professional opinion and from what I saw from being on the inside of Zeek it really makes sense and I can see a lot of truth in it.
One thing I hate most is liars and greedy people! Bravo to the founder that is finally speaking out but this does not make what him and the others involved has done ok. This has been a devastating loss for many. Many people cashed out their life savings to join Zeek Rewards and plan for retirement. Over 1 million affiliates had joined since they opened in January of 2011. Zeek Rewards advertised that they were the “Program of a Lifetime” for darn sakes.
As of right now the case against Paul Burks is civil but I bet we will see much more come out in the wash and things that we could never dream up will be shared. Last night I received a email from one of Zeek Rewards ewallet systems that the
government has frozen my account with them and a few days ago I received the appointment of the court receiver for Rex Venture Groups. You can view that here: http://www.ponzitracker.com/storage/order.pdf%20
I have to say it looks like this is just the beginning of everything and this will all be a very drawn out process for many. The government has plans to even go after the money that was earned by affiliates and I really feel for these people. I like them also thought Zeek Rewards was in the right and in the very beginning one big misunderstanding. I had hope even a few days ago that maybe things would turn around but from what I have uncovered so far that is sadly not the case.
We were all bamboozled and some at the expense of all their hard money and faith. I really hope and pray that people are able to recover their losses. If you are a Zeek Rewards affiliate and are looking to recover your losses then you can contact the court appointed receiver or CLICK HERE to gain more information on ways to get help
We can never get the past back and what has been done can never be undone. All we can do is choose to make better business decisions in the future! Although I was only involved with Zeek for a short time I did have a rather large team that joined me in it. I have started a Zeek Rewards Rescue Plan for them that I would like to open to you if your looking for a stable home to rest your hat with a proven plan for success. Please don’t opt in unless you are serious about your success.
Any Success worth having takes time and work. Make sure you remember that even if you have your plan already.
I don’t know about you but I learned something from all of this and I learned it the hard way. I will never again join a company that is making large income claims and that is just starting up. I joined Network Marketing for a life time of residual income and I never ever want to go through anything like this again. People have been hurt horribly and even worse the people that we trusted have left all Zeek Rewards affiliates high and dry with no explanation on what has happened.
Zeek Rewards took advantage of people’s emotions and what is even more mind boggling is that some are still thinking that these types of business models are legitimate…
Just because it’s easier to be a drug dealer than it is to go to school for 4 years to earn a bachelors degree and get a worth while job does not mean it is ethical and is in fact illegal.
Think about that because a ponzi is easy money yet it’s illegal. Zeek Rewards in fact was a ponzi! You get the idea!
From the anonymous founder above it sounds like the plan all along was to take advantage of people’s hard earned money. People used to say Zeek Rewards sounded too good to be true to me all the time and now I guess we can say it sounds way too bad to be true. Some Zeek Rewards affiliates may decide to still march to that same tune about Zeek but I chose not too. I do believe it was planned but to what extent well my imagination could go hog wild with that.
I have seen other articles talking about Zeek Rewards affiliates wanting to quit the industry and have lost hope in it. I have yet to hear that from anyone on my team or that I am acquainted with from Zeek but I do believe there could be many people that are skeptical of this industry because of what has happened.
My question to anyone frowning on the industry at the moment would be,
“Have you ever eaten out at a bad restaurant and if so did that cause you to never eat out again?”
More than likely the answer will be “No” and quite frankly this is pretty much the same as when you join a Network Marketing company.
There are plenty of great companies out there and just like you have to worry about food poisoning or bad service at a new restaurant you have to worry about online scams etc. in the Home Based Business arena.
You are going to have to take the good with the bad and learn from every experience that crosses your path. I know for me I will wear tougher armer and do so many things differently. I will continue to embrace this industry and help as many people as I can create the financial freedom they desire. Always lead with your heart my friends, because that is what success is all about. Serving others!
In conclusion I believe that no bad deed goes unpunished and everything will come out in the wash. If harm was meant there will be people that will pay for that. I do not regret joining Zeek Rewards because it was a great learning experience and I met some of the best friends ever. Many relationships that I have established will last a life time and that is priceless.
On my next post I am going to do a training on how to choose your next MLM Company wisely. I think it will be a real eye opener for many. I also plan to follow that with a great comp plan analysis. I think it’s important for everyone to understand how all different types of compensation plans work. Much more to come and I will see you on the next post!
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