Hola mis amigos!
How are you spending your last days on Earth? Have you checked everything out of your bucket list? Have you spent all your money on all your credit cards since you won't be needing them anymore anyhow?
Have you watched Glitter with Mariah Carey to prepare yourselves for what the end of the world feels like?
Let's be honest – surely not. Since you're reading this very newsletter you're probably wasting your last days on desperately trying to earn money. Congratulations, amigos. You're officially not crazy. And chances are that you will be here long enough – at least until January 2013 – to read about the best services of 2012 according to money-monitor.com. Categories include: investment programs, payment processors, exchangers, forums and blogs. All we need to do know is hope that the Mayas were just really high on drugs. Or practical jokers. Preferably both.
NEW PROGRAMS: CONSTANT CAPITAL LTD., EPICROYAL, PICKPROFIT
Since they are pretty similar, let's consider the three newest addition to our list chronologically. Constant Capital's domain, constantlypaid.com, was created on June 29, 2012 and expires within 3 years. There isn't much to write about the website itself, it's actually rather generic and may be put into the "will do" category. When it comes to the creators, according to the well-prepared FAQ section "Constant Capital Ltd. is legal and fully registered private investment and financial company in the United Kingdom. Company Number: 06817442".
One may wonder, however, how a UK-based person could have written the following jewel of dyslexia, "to check our company registration certificate, please KLIK HERE". But maybe that's a kind of an inner joke that we're simply not familiar with? The investment plans (Silver, Platinum and Gold) are straightforward: 3-5% daily profits for 30 calendar days with returnable principal. You may start with $10 and go as high as $4999. You may also request your money back before the end of the term, but bear in mind that by doing so "you are reducing funding by 25% as a fee". Constant Capital accepts Liberty Reserve, Perfect Money and Egopay, the minimum to withdraw is set at $0.01 and it takes up to 24 hours. Opening an account is fairly easy and you can open as many of them as you want if you provide different e-mail accounts. CC's support system is well done: there is an online chat, a ticket system and four different e-mail addresses to contact them (Investors Support: email@example.com, Affiliate Program: firstname.lastname@example.org, Accout issues: email@example.com, Spam Abuse: firstname.lastname@example.org), as well as the actual address
(Head Office: 266-268 WICKHAM ROAD, SHIRLEY, CROYDON - SURREY, UK and Sub Office: 87 The Crescent, West Wickham, Bromley, UK).
What should be mentioned is that so far Constant Capital is the only program out of the three newbies to have a PAYING status.
Although EpicRoyal sounds like a casino name or a Ocean's Eleven spin-off, it's actually "an offshore private wealth/retirement club formed in 2010 by merger of Ericson Private Investment Club (est. 2006) and Royal Caribbean Investment Group (est. 2008)". What is really means is that EpicRoyal is a company registered in Panama with its headquarters in Stockholm, or at least that's what a whois search leaves us with (to be precise:
EPIC 688577 Panama S.A., Jeffrey Ericson, Engelbrektsgatan 23, Stockholm).
It should be pointed out that EpicRoyal is one of those unfortunately rare programs about which such a piece of information can still be found. The domain, epicroyal.com, was created on September 19, 2012 and expires within 3 years. As mentioned in their "About Us" message, EpicRoyal used to be a "closed" and "inclusive" club for "investors mainly from Northern and Western Europe". In a way, it seems that they cannot leave that image behind – epicroyal.com is divided into separate "Private Website" and "Members Sign-In" sections, and you need a "sponsor/guarantor" to enter the "Private" one. Elitist much? What's even more annoying is the waiting since epicroyal.com will not be added to the "fastest website" category anytime soon. One may even say that the only really simple part of epicroyal.com are the plans: 8-130% rate of interest for 7-60 calendar days. And the fact that the principal is returned upon maturity. OK, maybe instant withdrawals and accepting all the major payment processors, namely Liberty Reserve, Perfect Money, SolidTrust Pay, EgoPay as well as bank wires can also fall into the "easy" group. In case you need some more information, you should contact Jeffrey Ericson (+46 812 410 505). Those who have already registered may also use the ticket system. However, becoming one is definitely not a piece of cake: maybe it's just my rotten luck again, but the page crashed five times when I was trying to register. Hope you'll be more lucky, amigos.
pickprofit.net was created on October 5, 2012, which is somewhat surprising given that it's the best website out of the three. Innovative? No. Attractive? Not at all. User-friendly? Yes. PickProfit Inc.'s motto is "Why Wait, Pick Your Profit" which, again, is not really creative, but at least you get the general idea, I guess. It's hard to say what they actually do besides being " an investment company offering its services to individual and corporate investors worldwide" since it does not mean anything much, but the registration process is as simple as it gets and the plans could not have been explained in a more easy to digest manner. There are four plans, you need at least $10 to enter either one of them and there is no maximum investment amount. You can earn from 110% after 1 day to 350% after 15 calendar days. The principal, however, is not returnable so spend your money wisely. The minimum to withdraw is $1, you can use EgoPay, Liberty Reserve or Perfect Money, payouts take up to 24 hours. What PickProfit needs to work on is the support system since it's virtually non-existent at the moment – all you can do is send them a message using a standard contact form.
All the newbies naturally offer some kind of affiliation plans. It's a two-level offer with Constant Capital – "7% level 1 and 3% level 2 bonus commission for each deposit received from your references"; 8-12% with EpicRoyal, depending on which type of membership you choose, and "3% to 6% referral commission of deposits made by people directly invited by you" with PickProfit.
PROSPERA NOVA’S VIEW ON PAYMENT PROCESSORS
In the latest newsletter, Prospera Nova decided to make the available funding options clear to all members. It seems it also gave them a chance to review all of the most popular payment processors, starting with Liberty Reserve and Perfect Money and ending with the newest member to the club, namely EgoPay. According to Prospera Nova, LR and PM are “quite alike” and “best as far as privacy is concerned”. To add to this, “there are no chargebacks”, by which they mean that “your money stays put once you get paid”.
What Prospera Nova points out is that PM is different from LR in one aspect only, “you can fund Perfect Money directly, using a wire transfer, but you must verify your account first”. Another processor, Solid Trust Pay, is – as Prospera Nova claims – [...] slowly raising up as direct competition to PayPal, but as a more secure option with less frauds, chargebacks, etc.”. Solid Trust Pay can be funded via bank wire, transfer and credit cards, however the “account verification process” can be found rather “demanding” and “the fees are high and the limits are low”. A relative newbie, EgoPay, “best described as a Payza proxy [...] mostly used by Payza users”. Prospera Nova recommends EgoPay’s support, but usually seems to “be having trouble with deposits as well as withdraws”. And which one do you prefer?
UPDATES: UINVEST, DKPETROLEUM & BENSON UNION
As of now, the 50,000 community of UInvest can enjoy the “successfully implementeded” the following features: Lucky Link, Autologout, Hold for FP Security, Deposit transactions, SMS Protection and Account Guard. In addition to this, Global UInvest Network has celebrated its first birthday and, according to UInvest, within that year the project “proved to be successful in more than 100 countries. While UInvest is all about praising itself, Dkpetroleum.com has added OKPay to the now existing payment processor list. Now you can withdraw or deposit cards using Liberty Reserve, Perfect Money,Traceable Payment, C-gold, Pecunix,PAYZA,Solidtrustpay and OKPay. Whereas UInvest and Dkpetroleum are all about the new options and such, Benson Union started celebrating Christmas with “deposits giveaway”, which will be awarded on December 25. The prizes will amount to more than $25,00 and BU also plans on awarding “3 best representatives of 2012”.
PROFESSIONAL FOREX UNION DOMAIN BLOCKED
According to Professional Forex Union’s most recent update, proforexunion.com was blocked “without warning”. It may take up to 48 hours to change the domain, so patience is recommended. It is somewhat surprising – you may remember that PFU’s website was supposed to be one of the most long-term commitments in the Forex world since the domain was paid until 2017. At the moment, the page seems to be working smoothly and, to prevent such situations in the future, PFU “also bought another domain for their site in the area of "NET".
UINVEST AND "WAITING" STATUS
Some of my readers are asking me why I was keeping a waiting status for Uinvest and here's the reason why: some of my withdrawals were still pending for about a month and Uinvest asked us about our account verification without any specific reason (even if we always use the some e-currency account for withdrawals). UInvest verified our account history, e-mail, phone number but it was not enough. As of the moment, the issue has been resolved succesfully and I am happy to announce that UInvest has been awarded with the PAYING status once again.
The end of the world may be coming, but some things never change. Last week TheMoneyGalaxy stopped paying and, thus, was awarded the NOT PAYING status, while I Mini-Invest got the “PROBLEM” award on account of a not working website. Well done, guys, well done...
Let’s hope we’ll meet again, amigos!