Consumer Experience: Networking ‘Scam’?? (Planet Mobile | Top Deals)

A couple of weeks ago we featured an article about what’s really going on with ‘networking’ companies particularly Planet Mobile (grocery??) and Top Deals (online advertising??)..

Today, an update.

And guess what? It does not sound good; instead, it only confirms our doubts of ’em as ‘scammers’. Yeah, unfortunately for those who have joined, that’s bad news. And perhaps you would only realize it when you’re not really ‘working’ on their advertised purpose but most-of-the-time just ‘recruiting’, like trying to brainwash a child — and that’s the sad reality.

PLANET MOBILE

The ‘come on’ is that it’s a grocery business, so why are members doing more of recruiting rather than selling items? Okay, you get compensated through ‘binary pairing’, or for every pair that you recruit. Then again, why say it’s a grocery business when all you really buy from them is what you would consume? Can’t really sell expensive items, you know.

Yes, you get those ‘point values’ but you could also get them in supermarket ‘rewards card’ — and at a much, much cheaper membership fee. More so, most of Planet Mobile products are quite expensive compared to those in supermarkets, much more, public markets. So, why even buy from them? Makes sense?

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If only for trying your luck, that would be understandable — since the ‘grocery’ idea is really a basic need. But then, if there’s no ‘product warranty’ like a refund then it must be a ‘scam’, right? After all, there are really no products in their P3,888 ‘joining fee’ but just 10 coffee sachets! See?

TOP DEALS

If you look at the streets, at many of the walls especially the posts outside your home, you will notice the flyers posted by Top Deals. Some says ‘job opening’, others say ‘350 online advertisers needed’, and still others say ‘home-based work earn up to P5k a week’ — and many more, at your own time and pace.

But. As you have read from our previous ‘networking’ article, you only get paid once you ‘recruit’ — and that is at least three! Wow!

Well, talked to more senior online advertisers, and they would even challenge you on selling your P1,800 ‘joining fee spot’ for P20,000 to them! Like saying “see, that’s how good it is to be part of Top Deals”! This could then make you believe on the tremendous earning potential of an online advertiser for the said company.

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Still, you could get caught by surprise even as you have attended their orientation since the focus is on earning while using Facebook. But recruit first before being paid, more so three, that’s just wow!

Earning by recruiting first only shows that t’is not really about being an ‘online advertiser’ but a recruitment den, a ‘quicksand’.

If Top Deals do not offer refunds — then how could they even pay you that P20,000 challenge? Isn’t it a scam then?

Funny how this company is trying to divert our attention now.

Instead of going by recruiting online advertisers, they have gone the other route by offering online businesses to entice unknowing ‘victims’. And, at a much more hefty fee — close to P5,000 on membership that is. Again, wow!

Isn’t this something like being ‘thick-skinned’?

At P1,800, you could already have the said online business, it’s part of it — so why even increase the fee? While it’s good to have their ticketing, loading, ‘cash padala’ business, et cetera at your fingertips — you need to fund it first. It’s not like you get a customer and when the customer pays, it’d just be deducted online — as in, profit goes to your account while the regular charge goes to the said service entity. But no. So, it’s not good. Tough on the pocket. Like ‘forced funding’.

Hey, with these consumer experiences gone viral, wouldn’t you (Planet Mobile, Top Deals and alike) ‘positively’ address the issue if you were not a ‘scammer’? Otherwise, you may have the papers but does that make you any better than a leech?

Look. If you see write ups especially from those with first-hand experience regarding your company that is more of a complaint, or say a warning to ‘outsiders’ — should you just ignore it? Would you just say that these are simply coming from critics or something like that? Or that such negativity will just get blown by the wind?? Huh!

Of course not. That is if you value your reputation. If you are what you really say you are. Because ‘inaction’ would only give a negative signal to the public — that you don’t care, even and especially, for your members. And that you are indeed a ‘scammer’.

Would anyone still want to join such companies then?

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One thought on “Consumer Experience: Networking ‘Scam’?? (Planet Mobile | Top Deals)”

  1. Im ,not joining this company kc bakit pa may babayaran na 3k+ tapos parang membership cards lng ang ebebenta,d rin ito magtatagal,
    Maniniwala cguro ako na ok tong grocery bznz kapag walang membership at halimbawa ang patong ng kanilang grocery items is 15% sample then sa 15% na yan 7% jan ibabalik nila sa consumer bilang points yan siguro dudumugin yang groxery na yan ng mamimili

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