Is 25 Dollar Legacy a scam? Maybe not a total scam, but it is a pyramid scheme disguised as a social network. Let’s take a look…
Product Name: 25 Dollars Legacy
Owner: Ramon Escalera
My Rating: Bad
Take a look at this video review by Lynne Huysamen:
So, one of the first things Lynne noticed when she logged into her account was that there these 3 sections called My Structure, My Structure2, and MyStructure3. These seem to relate to the different types of product they offer. The problem is, in order to access them you need to pay. This is typical of a multi-level marketing scheme.
But if you look at the homepage of the 25 Dollar Legacy website, it’s all about social media marketing. They offer 3 different products:
- Basic Account for $25
- Pro Account for $45
- Content Writing Service for $169.90.
That’s not good value for money because…
…as Lynne points out, the service provided for $25 is not even as good as the free service offered at buffer.com, and you can get a lot more if you go for the $10 Buffer package. Another great alternative is Hootsuite, which I have actually used and works well.
So, what you have here is an overly expensive product that you can get elsewhere for less or for free. When you combine this with the multi-level marketing structure, it’s easy to see that it is a pyramid scheme disguised as a social network. Because pyramid schemes are actually illegal, they put a sub-par product at the heart of it so that it technically can’t be accused of just being a pyramid scheme.
But the whole idea behind it seems to be that it is all there just for members to earn money by referring other members who refer other members, and so on. If you look at the advertising banners that are available to help members promote their referral links, there is no mention of the social network side of it. The banners all just suggest that you will get rich through it.
Another pyramid scheme disguised as a social media tool
So the intention is not to try to recruit people to use a social media service. The goal is to recruit people who want to make money by recruiting other people. That sounds like a pyramid scheme to me. Doesn’t it to you?
This reminds me of Smash Fund, and I should let you know that when Lynne made an insider video about Smash Fund she ended up getting into trouble with them. They too were a pyramid scheme masquerading as a social media tool. But they were so worried about what Lynne showed from inside her membership that they took legal action and forced her to take down everything she had created about Smash Fund – her written review on her website as well as her video reviews of it. If that’s not the behaviour of someone trying to hide something then I don’t know what is.
But you may ask, what’s the harm?
If people can earn money through these schemes then what does it even matter? It matters because only those who join early will make any decent money. The members who sign up later underneath them will struggle to recruit enough new people and won’t make as much money as the early joiners.
So, is 25 Dollar Legacy a scam?
Well, it really depends on what your definition of a scam is. Lynne stops short of calling it a scam but says she thinks it’s crap. As far as I’m concerned, though, I don’t think it makes much difference what exact label you give it. All that really matters is the answer to this straightforward question: is it worth joining? No.
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