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Magnetic and Scalar Wave Petitioner Parasite Discs
Pet Protector Review
Pet Protector is owned by the GoldStar Company. A corporate address in the UK is provided on the Pet Protector website. The website states:
“The Goldstar Company was founded in 2011. It is the only official owner to the manufacturing and distribution rights of the original anti-parasite disc – Pet Protector. The company’s founder is Steven Williams JR.”
Other than what has been provided on the Pet Protector website, details of the company’s corporate structure are limited.
I was not able to find any third-party information on Steven Williams aside from Pet Protector’s own material. This suggests that through Goldstar, Pet Protector is William’s first MLM venture.
Read on for my complete review.
Pet Protector Product Line
The company sells a disc that protects pets against external parasites (ticks, fleas and mosquitoes).
They claims to have ‘over 36 million satisfied customers‘.
The new company also claims that their discs are non-chemical and effective for up to four years. They state as follows:
“It’s effective on different types of animals (dogs, cats, horses, sheet, etc.) regardless of any medical conditions they may have (convalescent, pregnant, nursing, etc.).”
As to the discs, the program claims they are:
“made of high quality steel alloys. It is charged with a specific combination of Magnetic and Scalar waves, which after being triggered by the animal’s movement (blood circulation), produce an invisible energy field around the entire animal’s body. Pet Protector’s Scalar waves are totally harmless to people and animals (they go absolutely undetected by humans and animals alike) and they are only effective against external parasites, repelling them from the shielded area.”
The company also claims their discs embody ‘the greatest scientific discovery in the Pet Care Industry.‘ They say:
“By using Pet Protector to repel ticks and fleas from your pet, you receive twice as much – the Protector Disc is 96.97% effective and 100% safe for your pets, your family and your environment.”
Pet Protector’s discs do not seem to have been independently tested. A single study is provided on the Protector website, funded by the GoldStar company (owner of Pet Protector and manufacturer of the discs).
Pet Protector’s discs retail for $59.90 each plus shipping.
Pet Protector Compensation Plan
The new company does not disclose their compensation plan to the general public unless they provide the company with personal details:
“For a detailed explanation regarding earnings and Terms under which you receive commissions, please sign up on this page and access our Compensation Plan.”
What the company does with this information is uncertain.
The Pet Protector compensation plan pays members to sell the company’s Pet Protector product.
The companies members are also paid when they recruit new Pet Protector members.
Commission rates in the Pet Protector compensation plan are determined by how much a member spends when they sign up.
The four membership options in Pet Protector are:
- Representative – free (15 day trial)
- Senior Representative – $119.80 (monthly earnings capped at $2000)
- Manager – $499 (monthly earnings capped at $5000)
- Senior Manager – $1899
In order to qualify for commissions, every month each member must buy one or more of the following:
- one or more Pet Protector discs
- one or more packages of “targeted website visitor packages” ($48)
- a marketing tools and software package ($19.90)
Pet Protector Pro members can also buy a yearly commission qualification for $199.00 (twelve months access to the marketing tools and software package).
Company members earn a retail commission on product orders made by retail customers.
How much of a retail commission is paid is determined by how much a Pet Protector member spent when they signed up:
- Representative – 20%
- Senior Representative and Manager – 30%
- Senior Manager – 40%
Pet Protector members are paid a direct commission when they recruit new Pet Protector members.
- recruit a Representative member and get paid $10 (upon condition the member pays for membership after their free trial)
- recruit a Senior Representative member and earn $15
- recruit a Manager member and receive $20
- recruit a Senior Manager member and receive $100
A Welcome Bonus of $50.00 is paid if a member recruits two members within ten days of signing up.
Residual commissions in this program are paid through a binary compensation arrangement.
A binary compensation arrangement puts a member at the top of a binary team, divided into two sides (left and right).
The first level of the binary team holds two spots. The second level of the binary team is created by dividing each of these two spots into another two spots each.
Succeeding levels of the binary team are created as required in the same manner, with each new level holding twice as many spots as the previous level.
Spots in the binary team are filled through direct and indirect recruitment of new Pet Protector members.
At the end of the month Pet Protector tallies up sales volume (including member package fees) on both sides of the binary.
Pet Protector members are paid a percentage of volume produced on their weaker binary side.
How much of a percentage is paid is determined by how much a Pet Protector member paid for their membership:
- Representative – 2%
- Senior Representative – 5%
- Manager – 7%
- Senior Manager – 10%
Take Note: In order to qualify for residual commissions, a Pet Protector member must personally recruit at least two paid members (one on either side of the binary team).
Rank Achievement Bonus
There are seven member ranks within the Pet Protector compensation plan.
Upon qualifying at these ranks, the company awards members with the following bonuses:
- Sales Star (sell or buy twenty Pet Protector discs in a calendar month) – receive an additional 3 Pet Protector discs
- Bronze Leader (recruit at least four members) – no bonus
- Silver Leader (recruit at least two Bronze Leader ranked members) – no bonus
- Gold Leader (recruit at least two Silver Leader ranked members) – no bonus
- Director (generate at least $6000 in weaker binary side volume for two consecutive months) – receive a Pet Protector Director badge
- Executive Director (generate at least $10,000 in weaker binary side volume for two consecutive months) – receive a Pet Protector Executive Director badge
- Diamond Director – generate at least $20,000 in weaker binary side volume for three consecutive months) – receive a Mercedes Benz CLA car
Also Note: Recruited members required for rank qualification must be commission qualified.
Pet Protector membership is available in four options:
- Representative – free (15 day trial)
- Senior Representative – $119.80
- Manager – $499
- Senior Manager – $1899
Membership upgrade options are available if a company member signs up at a lower tier and wishes to upgrade.
The main difference between the four options is income potential over the Pet Protector compensation plan.
Pet Protector’s disc product piqued my interest. If parasites were a problem for my pets, would I shell out 50 bucks for a metal disc?
The answer to that is this. Is there scientific evidence to prove magnetic and scalar waves have any effect on parasites at all?
Pet Protector – This Science Real?
Scalar waves themselves seem pretty debated, if not completely entrenched in pseudo-science.
With regard to magnetic waves, supposing that the Pet Protector disc even produces these waves, who even came up with the idea that said waves repel fleas, ticks and mosquitoes?
Apart from the sole study funded by Goldstar, that’s where my skepticism lies. So if you were pitching me Pet Protector’s product, you’ve have a hard time getting me to buy.
With respect to their business opportunity, the company claims their MLM opportunity:
“has been rated as one of the most exclusive and most profitable opportunities on the market today.”
Like the disc study, I’m pretty sure this was Goldstar basically rating themselves again.
From a compliance viewpoint, the Pet Protector MLM opportunity is a catastrophe.
To begin with, pretty much every aspect of the compensation plan is “pay to play”.
Pay more for member membership, earn more. Commission rates in MLM should always be determined by sales performance, not how much a member spends to join the company.
Then there is the recruitment commissions. Company members are directly and indirectly paid to recruit new members, which by itself brings the company into pyramid scheme territory.
Throw in a monthly sale/purchase essential to qualify for commissions, and Pet Protector sets itself up as an auto-ship recruitment scheme.
Pet Protector – Hot MLM Conclusion
You sign up, purchase a disc each month and get paid to recruit others who do the same.
That’s not to mention that company members might sincerely be focused on retail customer sales, just that there’s an awfully big financial motivation to focus on recruiting members who pay thousands of dollars in fees instead.
I’ll leave you with one component of the company compensation plan, which was fittingly not mentioned in any official compensation plan documentation.
Launched on September 1, 2016, the companies Global promises members who pay $1,899.00 to join the company a minimum monthly $100 ROI.
Quite clearly, this is a securities offering being made by Pet Protector.
Invest $1,899.00, pay a monthly fee and collect a $100.00 or higher ROI each and every month.
My search of the SEC’s Edgar database discloses that neither Pet Protector or Goldstar are registered to offer securities in the US.
This should be of concern, because Alexa currently estimates that the US accounts for 69% of traffic to the companies website.
Pyramid recruitment commissions, securities fraud and a pseudo-science product that may or may not work.
In terms of MLM opportunity analysis, there’s not a lot to like with Pet Protector’s business offering. Take restraint.