Novae Scam

The WakeUpNow scam has long since been shutdown, but once a scam has shown that it can make money there are always others that will launch something similar.  WakeUpNow was great at selling you a wealthy lifestyle for just an upfront fee and a monthly fee. The problem with WakeUpNow is that almost no one was making money selling products. Many of the key players from the WakeUpNow scam have something “new” for you. The scam cycle begins again. My subscribers have requested that I take a look at Novae. Here is what I have found.

Novae Scam Claims

Novae Offers the #1 Lifestyle Membership in the Home Based Business Industry!

Whether you are looking to supplement your income, looking for a career change, or if you are a serial entrepreneur and recognize a great business opportunity when you see it, Novae has an opportunity of a lifetime for you! For those individuals interested, Novae offers an opportunity to become a Independent Business Owner, also known as an IBO.

An IBO has the ability to offer the above products and services and can build a team of other Independent Business Owners as well. As a Novae IBO, by simply gathering customers by sharing the benefits of what Novae has to offer, you can be compensated weekly and also on a monthly basis residually.
Don’t worry, Novae will train you on everything you need to be successful as well, through Novae University!

Here is an example of how the Novae business opportunity is presented:

Novae Scam Presentation Video

Novae Scam Reality

Novae was founded in 2014 by Reco McDaniel along with Justin Owens and Carlton Calhoun. Reco and Justin were previously involved with the WakeUpNow scam. After the shutdown of WakeUpNow, they decided to create their own company instead of just being distributors.

Novae, LLC
1775 Parker Road SE Building C Ste 210
Conyers, GA 30094

The focus of this business opportunity is to recruit as many people as possible to purchase a package with a monthly payment. These packages contain various products and services.  Here are some of the services:

Novae Perks – Save money on restaurants, entertainment, electronics, and more. Members receive discounts on Novae Merchandise.

Novae Library – Exclusive collection of Personal Growth & Professional Development material that can help enhance an individual’s career, business & life.

Novae Identity Theft Protection – Monitors the internet for illegal trading & selling of your information, and provides $25,000 in identity theft insurance.

Novae TaxBot – Make tax savings easy. Track mileage, store receipts, and minimize clutter with ease through this app.

Novae Money – Financial education software that provides the information and tools to help you manage your money and increase your financial IQ.

Novae Fitness – Access to 100’s of online workout programs, nutritional plans, create accountability teams and more. Social networking and online fitness merged into one platform!

Novae Travel – Unparalleled savings with access to discounted hotels, car rentals, luxury Condos, cruises, resorts, & more!

Novae Incentives – Access to FREE vacations, airfare, hotel stays, cruises, and other unbelievable discounts.

In my opinion, the products that are offered are commonly available types of products that have little retail value.  Many of the products that they offer are similar to what was offered by WakeUpNow.  Taxbot is one good example.  The real focus is recruiting people into the business opportunity.

Novae has swapped out WakeUpNow’s energy drink with a homeopathic spray called Sprayology.

They provide no information on the retail sales that are made on average by their representatives.  They provide no information on how much their representatives are making on average in commissions.  I guess you are suppose to take their word that this is the opportunity of a lifetime.

This business opportunity is just another recruiting scam that uses products as a cover.

Cost

Lifestyle Pack: $99.95/Month – For Enhancement of Lifestyle, Financial & Health (Includes Basic Pack, Novae Languages, Novae Travel, Novae Identity Theft Protection, and Novae Fitness)

Lifestyle Plus: $249.95 +$99.95/Month – For most of what Novae offers (Includes Basic and Lifestyle Pack, Novae Money, Novae Personal Security, and Novae Incentives)

Lifestyle Premium Pack: $499.95 + $99.95/Month – For Everything Novae offers (Includes Basic Pack, the Lifestyle Pack, Lifestyle Plus, and your own 6-pack of Sprayology)

Novae Roadside Companion: $40 per year

Products

Lifestyle Pack
Lifestyle Plus Pack
Lifestyle Premium Pack
Novae Roadside Companion
Sprayology

Novae Perks – Save money on restaurants, entertainment, electronics, and more. Members receive discounts on Novae Merchandise.

Novae Library – Exclusive collection of Personal Growth & Professional Development material that can help enhance an individual’s career, business & life.

Novae Identity Theft Protection – Monitors the internet for illegal trading & selling of your information, and provides $25,000 in identity theft insurance.

Novae TaxBot – Make tax savings easy. Track mileage, store receipts, and minimize clutter with ease through this app.

Novae Money – Financial education software that provides the information and tools to help you manage your money and increase your financial IQ.

Novae Fitness – Access to 100’s of online workout programs, nutritional plans, create accountability teams and more. Social networking and online fitness merged into one platform!

Novae Travel – Unparalleled savings with access to discounted hotels, car rentals, luxury Condos, cruises, resorts, & more!

Novae Incentives – Access to FREE vacations, airfare, hotel stays, cruises, and other unbelievable discounts.

Compensation Plan

Unqualified IBOs do not earn income in Novae’s Compensation plan. In order to be qualified All IBOs mush have the following at all times:

  1. At least 40PV; 80PV for Silver Star and above.
  2. Credit card onfile for Autoship

PV stands for “Personal Volume” and is sales volume generated by retail sales and a Novae affiliate’s own purchase of product.

An IBO achieves Bronze Star when they obtain at least 3 separate legs of business with at least 40GV in each leg, WITH a total of 180GV within their overall organization. This could simply be an IBO that enrolls 3 personal IBOs on the Lifestyle Pack.

GV stands for “Group Volume” and is PV generated by recruited distributors.

Commissions are paid to six levels deep depending on the rank you have.

In the long run IBOs are more valuable to you than customers in this compensation plan. Why would you focus on recruiting anything else?

Income Disclosure

They provide no information on the average income you can expect to make with this business opportunity. They provide the following guidance on income claims:

When presenting or discussing the Novae opportunity or the Novae Compensation Plan, IBOs must make it clear to prospects that financial success with Novae requires commitment, effort, and sales skill. Conversely, IBOs must never represent that one can be successful without selling products and services and diligently applying themselves. Examples of misrepresentations in this area include:

  • It’s a turnkey system;
  • “All In” Mentality – okay to encourage someone to go “All-In” for educational purposes and for help in building his or her business. However, behaviors that are not permitted: “Get All-In sit back and make money,” “Go into debt,” “forego paying your rent,” “sell your car,” “do it or you’ll be removed from the team,” “threats,” “bashing,” “name calling,” or “alienation” in any manner;
  • The system will do the work for you;
  • Just get in and your downline will build through spillover;
  • Just join and I’ll build your downline for you;
  • The Company does all the work for you;
  • You don’t have to sell anything; or
  • All you have to do is buy your products or services every month;
  • Get three and you’ll never have to pay again;
  • You get started and I’ll give you three;
  • No special enticement advertising is allowed. This includes but is not limited to offers of free membership or other such offers that grant advantages beyond those available through the Company.

– Source novaelife.com

Refund Policy

All customers/IBOs have a 10-day period to get a FULL refund of the products, services, or packages purchased. The customer will be responsible for paying for return shipping if the product has to be mailed back. Upon receipt, the purchase amount will be refunded in full assuming the product has not been used and is still in new condition within original packing. If a package purchased does not have to be mailed back and the customer/IBO requests a refund within the 10-day period, a full refund will be granted. – Source novaelife.com

Novae Scam Conclusion

In my opinion, Novae is a recruiting scam.  They are a reboot of WakeUpNow by previous representatives of WakeUpNow.  They use low value products to provide a cover for running their recruiting scam.  The compensation plan requires you to purchase a package from them and maintain a monthly auto-shipment.  You are incentivized to primarily recruit other distributors that recruit other distributors. Each individual who profits, therefore, does so primarily from the payments of others who are themselves making payments in order to obtain their own profit. They do not offer information that verifies that people are making any significant amount of money by participating in their business opportunity. I would avoid the Novae business opportunity.