Four Corners Alliance Group Scam? Yes It Is In My Opinion!
A common scam that is being run in the business opportunity world is adding a pyramid scheme to Private Label Rights content. There is nothing wrong with selling or creating Private Label Rights content. There is something wrong with running a pyramid scheme. My subscribers have asked that I take a look into The Four Corners Alliance Group. Here is what I have found.
Four Corners Alliance Group Scam Claims
Join the financial revolution which is sweeping the four corners of the world.
With your desire and passion, and our tools, support and guidance, your potential here is unlimited.
You’ll be armed with the most elite, proven, in demand products that you will be proud to bring to your marketplace. You’ll have an almost unfair competitive edge that will keep your confidence high and your spirits higher.
We’re talking about an EXPLOSIVE wealth opportunity for a tiny investment, along with a safe and secure worldwide money in and money out option.
We help you to become more than RICH … we help you to become WEALTHY!
Four Corners Alliance Group Scam Reality
Four Corners Alliance Group is also known as 4Corners and is a Subsidiary of Cornerstone Alliance Group LLC..
In March of 2013, Four Corners Alliance Group was launched.
Cornerstone Alliance Group LLC.
7260 W. Azure Dr Suite 140-606
Las Vegas, NV 89130, USA
Here is the office they were showing on their website.
Here is what you see when you go to the address they provide for their office. Their office is just a mailbox in a strip mall.
They are now listing their address as:
5550 Painted Mirage Road
Las Vegas, NV 89149
It is a virtual office.
David Harrison Background – C.E.O.
His network marketing experience began in the year 2000 when David signed up as a Herbalife Distributor. From his past retail experience, he quickly was able to retail products along with the ability to build a network marketing distributorship base that reached as far as Thailand. With his technical background, he immediately saw the potential for using the internet as a means of promoting an online business. He became an avid student of internet marketing, web copy writing, web design, search engine optimization, and lead generation. To this day, he understands the importance and continues to study the latest information on internet and network marketing.
In 2002, David met his wife while they were mutually promoting several online businesses. After a year of carrying on a long distance relationship, he decided to move to the United States from Australia, where they were married several months after he arrived. David returned to his technical roots in programming from his Atari, Commodore, and IBM days when asked by an acquaintance to save his broken network marketing compensation plan. Word of mouth spread and David was offered limited partnership interests in other network marketing companies as head of their Technical Department.
David became extremely frustrated at this time as he observed first hand the lack of business skills and downright naivety by the Founders of these network marketing companies when it came to running a successful business. He saw that failure for these companies was inevitable. He felt that it was now time to forage ahead on his own and create a company whose goals focused on teaching people how to build long term financial security for themselves. Thus, Four Corners Alliance Group was born. – Source Fourcornersalliancegroup.com
Cost To Start
Financial Literacy – Understanding Precious Metals Investments
Platinum Monthly Newsletter $39.95 per month
Starien $47.00 per month
Financial Literacy – Understanding Precious Metals Investments $16.00
Financial Literacy – 2 $16.00
Financial Literacy – 3 $33.25
Financial Literacy – 4 $79.80
Financial Literacy – 5 $199.50
Financial Literacy – 6 $399.00
When a customer makes a purchase from the Financial Literacy series they are required to purchase all of the previous parts of the series. For example, when they purchase Financial Literacy 3 for $33.25 they also have to purchase 2 for $16 and 1 for $16.
The Financial Literacy series is primarily low cost Private Label Rights content that anyone can buy on their own for a very low cost and sell to others.
Here are two examples:
Here is a detailed overview of the business opportunity and the compensation plan.
Qualifications For Commissions
To open an affiliate account requires a one time lifetime enrollment fee of $8.00. To activate that account so that you can start benefiting from commissions, you need to purchase or sell a minimum product volume (pv) of $10. To maintain your Active Membership status, you need to purchase a minimum $10.00 pv per 180 days thereafter. Pv can happen in 2 ways, either you purchase the pv before the 180th day is reached or you sell the pv from your recruiting efforts, or the Retail Store, to stay an active affiliate and qualify to receive commissions.
Ways To Make Money
1. INSTANT COMMISSIONS
Instant Commissions are commissions earned when someone purchases any one of Product levels 1 to 6. To maximize the income from an affiliates organization we’ve designed our pay plan to leverage income using a 4 by 6 forced matrix. It is a selling plan which generates commissions every time someone purchases a product. You are qualified to receive the commission if you already own that Product yourself. You receive commissions WHETHER OR NOT the member buying the product was introduced by you or was added into your downline structure from members above or below you.
2. SPONSOR’S 100% MATCH ON THE ABOVE INSTANT COMMISSIONS
Every time a member you introduced to this business receives an instant commission from someone in their downline who purchases a product, YOU get paid a 100% match instantly. If they collect commissions from their entire Level 4 of over $6,144, you collect $6,144 instantly. Exactly the same happens in relation to every personally sponsored member and yes you get MULTIPLE 100% matching commissions instantly.
3. STARIEN MONTHLY COMMISSIONS
By purchasing the Starien subscription, you earn recurring commissions from your downline members who are also participating in Starien. The Subscription matrix is a 4 x 7 using the same company wide forced matrix genealogy as the Instant Commission Matrix with the addition we are paying 7 levels of commissions. You earn commissions from every member in your downline who is a subscriber.
4. SPONSOR’S 100% MATCH ON THE ABOVE STARIEN COMMISSIONS
You receive unlimited matching commissions from your directly sponsored members EVERY TIME they receive a commission from someone in THEIR downline who subscribes to the Starien subscription.
5. MONTHLY FINANCIAL NEWSLETTER COMMISSIONS
You can also earn recurring commissions from the sales of the monthly newsletter subscription. The Subscription matrix is a 4 x 7 using the same company wide forced matrix genealogy as the Instant Commission Matrix with the addition we are paying 7 levels of commissions. You earn commissions from every member in your downline who is a subscriber. You are qualified to receive the subscription commission by having purchased the newsletter month one, and 10PV to earn from levels one through 7 from month two.
6. SPONSOR’S 100% MATCH ON THE ABOVE NEWSLETTER COMMISSIONS
You receive unlimited matching commissions from your directly sponsored members EVERY TIME they receive a commission from someone in THEIR downline who subscribes to the Monthly Newsletter.
7. RETAIL COMMISSIONS
You will be able to sell the Products and Newsletters directly from your Retail Store to non-members for the full retail price of each product. In these instances, you will earn ALL the usual commissions associated with this income stream PLUS the additional 25% non-member mark-up per sale.
In my opinion, you would have to be a very foolish customer to buy the products offered by the Four Corners Alliance Group. Even with just a quick search of the web you can find what they offer available for much less or even free in some cases. With little chance to sell the retail products you are left with a product-based pyramid scheme where the people buying the products are the people looking to make money from the business opportunity.
Excessive levels in a downline is another sign participants are expected to sell primarily to their downline, rather than to the general public. This makes it an exploitative money transfer scheme. – Source The problem with 5 or more levels of compensation.
Four Corners Alliance Group offers a three-day, money back guarantee on the enrollment fee and initial monthly membership fee (for applicable services). All subsequent membership fees are nonrefundable. – Source Fourcornersalliancegroup.com
Four Corners Alliance Group lacks enough statistical data to prepare income disclosures.
If income projections were presented to you prior to your enrollment, such projections are not necessarily representative of the income if any, that you can or will earn through your participation in the Four Corners Alliance Group Compensation Plan. These income projections should not be considered as guarantees or projections of your actual earnings or profits. – Source Fourcornersalliancegroup.com
They have nothing to prove that any significant number of people are making money with this business opportunity. This business opportunity has been running since 2013 and still provides no average income information.
Four Corners Alliance Group Scam Conclusion
In my opinion, The Four Corners Alliance Group scam uses low cost private label rights content to provide the cover for running a pyramid scheme. The initial cost is low to join, but you need to spend hundreds of dollars to become fully qualified for commissions. Since there is little chance that you will find customers for the over priced products, you will have to purchase them from your recruiting commissions or directly to become qualified for commissions. 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. Avoid the Four Corners Alliance Group scam.