Thinking of joining Paysbook E-commerce? Read the SEC advisory updated this January 2019 before you join and give them your cash.
Sa mga kababayan po natin, mag-ingat po. There had been lots of online scams and pyramiding schemes victimizing our countrymen through the years. Remember, the millions and millions that AMAN Futures amassed that are now gone? Remember EMGoldex, Pluggle, SWA Supreme Wealth Alliance, etc?
These ‘investment’ companies are gone now and with it the money invested by hard-working Filipinos. These companies were also subject to SEC Advisory.
And just because you are earning now from a ‘scheme’, you are getting cash-out, you even have a picture of yourself holding wads of money or claiming from remittance center, it doesn’t mean the ‘business’ is legit. Imagine what will happen once there are no more recruits, where will the company get the money to pay the cash-outs? The pyramid collapses.
If you are the type of person who doesn’t care that you become an instrument in fooling other people. Like “nauna naman ako, safe ang pera ko, mang-rerecruit pa din ako, kumukita ako eh”. Baka po ang karmang babalik hindi niyo kakayanin.
“Totoo ito, nakuha ko na nga ang payout ko.”
“Inggit lang kayo sa aming mga kumikita.”
“Yung mga di miyembro ang iingay, kami happy sa payout”
“Nakabili ako ng korse dahil dito!”
“Hindi to scam, si ___ naka payout na. Si ___ naka kuha na din”…
Familiar po ba?
Resource: How to Spot a Financial Investment Scam
If you want to invest, do it properly via legal means and SEC recognised investment houses and companies. Investment instruments available to the public includes stock market participation, mutual fund investment, UITF products, Insurance with VUL, RTBs or retail treasury bonds issued by the government, real properties too.
Last August 2018, The Securities and Exchange Commission of the Philippines released an advisory against Paysbook. Member po ba kayo ng Paysbook? Nang-rerecruit ba kayo hanggang ngayon? If nangrerecruit kayo, you really need to be aware of this SEC Advisory, else you will be taking a huge risk.
Last January 9, 2019 SEC again issued an UPDATED ADVISORY ON PAYSBOOK E-COMMERCE SYSTEM CO. LTD AND PAYSBOOK E-COMMERCE SYSTEM CORPORATION. This is because this company is still very active with their “online business”.
This is the full content of the SEC Advisory Against Paysbook. Take Heed.
The Department has received information that last November 2018, PAYSBOOK E- COMMERCE SYSTEM CO. LTD (Hereafter “Partnership”) dissolved its partnership and has caused the registration of a corporation called PAYSBOOK E-COMMERCE SYSTEM CORPORATION (Hereafter “Corporation).
Per records of the Securities and Exchange Commission (Hereafter “Commission”), the
Partnership is registered in the Commission’s database as a partnership with the primary purpose of engaging in the following businesses: e-commerce system services, online selling, online advertising services, franchising business, website development and customized online system development. Likewise, the Corporation was registered in the Commission’s database as a corporation having the same primary purpose.
However, both the Partnership and the Corporation (collectively “PAYSBOOK”) are not authorized to solicit investments from the public as the above-mentioned entities did not secure prior registration and/or license to solicit investments nor have they applied for the issuance of any secondary license from the Commission as prescribed under Section 8 of the Securities Regulation Code.
The Department has also received information that the members and affiliates of PAYSBOOK have circulated in a popular social media website numerous photos of its officers appearing before this Department implying all of the company’s issues with the Commission have already been settled. Moreover, we also received information that some officers, members and affiliates have been circulating a photo of its Certificate of Incorporation as proof of the legitimacy of its operations.
[ Nagpa photo-op lang ang members and affiliates sa SEC, it doesn’t mean na lusot na sila, na ayos na lahat. Hindi po wala pa ding complete papeles ang Paysbook, wala silang secondary license! ]
To date, the Department has not issued any order lifting the 01 August 2018 Advisory (hereafter “Advisory”) on PAYSBOOK E-COMMERCE SYSTEM CO. LTD. finding no sufficient ground or justification to lift the same. Thus, the general public is hereby informed that the Advisory REMAINS VALID AND IN EFFECT.
[The statement of SEC is very clear, hindi tinatanggal ang Advisory ng SEC against Paysbook. ]
In the said Advisory, PAYSBOOK’s scheme was presented as follows: “Based on information gathered by the Commission, PAYSBOOK entices the public to invest by selling online account activation codes for participation in its platform to allegedly earn by simply logging in and out of the website and recruiting other individuals to join the investment scheme. The entire investment scheme is described in detail as follows:
1. The investor is required to create a PAYSBOOK account in their website:
https ://paysbook.co/auth/register?id=(username of offeror);
2. The investor will then be brought to a registration page where he will be asked to fill in his First Name, Last Name, Username, E-mail Address, Password and Mobile Number;
3. By simply accomplishing the registration process, an investor earns Php 300.00. To fully maximize profits, an activation code needs to be purchased from an upline or recruiter by paying a one-time fee of Php 1,000.00;
4. After an activation code is purchased and entered into the system, a PAYSBOOK account owner can earn the following:
a. Sign-in Reward – as explained earlier, an investor who opens an account
earns PhP300.00 by simply signing-up on the PAYSBOOK platform;
b. Log-in Reward – pertains to the reward earned amounting to PhP50.00 for
simply logging-in to the platform. An investor is limited to two logins per day for up to six days to earn a total potential log-in reward of Php 600.00;
c. Log-out Reward – pertains to the reward earned amounting to PhP50.00 for simply logging-out from the platform. An investor is limited to two logouts per day for up to six days to earn a total potential log-out reward of Php 600.00;
d. Posting Reward – INDIGEN COINS are earned for every post, comment, share or like to the investor’s PAYSBOOK social media account. An investor shall earn 0.025 INDIGEN COIN for every like, share or comment made and 0.050 INDIGEN COIN for every post made in social media;
e. Direct Commission – The investor is entitled to a direct commission amounting to Php 100.00 for every person who is recruited, whether directly or indirectly through his downlines, and who subsequently activates his account for maximum of fifteen (15) recruits or account activations or a maximum commission of Php 1,500.00;
f. Matching Commission – The investor is entitled to a matching commission
amounting to Php 100.00 for every pair recruited, whether directly or indirectly through his downlines, and activated on the left and right side of his recruitment pyramid for up to forty (40) pairs matched per day or a maximum commission of PhP4,000.00 per day;
g. Leveling Commission – The investor is entitled to a levelling commission amounting to PhP400.00 for filling every level or layer of his recruitment pyramid with downlines, recruited either directly or indirectly through his downlines, for up to the tenth level or layer or a maximum of PhP40,000.00for all levels or layers.”
Moreover, since the operation of the Corporation, despite having a separate and distinct juridical personality, is a mere continuation and extension of the actual operations of the dissolved Partnership, the Advisory is hereby extended to apply to PAYSBOOK E- COMMERCE SYSTEM CORPORATION.
To reiterate the contents of the Advisory, the general public is hereby warned that all investment schemes are subject to the regulatory authority of this Commission. The recruitment of investor members under the guise of sponsoring a person into the system or platform is likewise considered a form of investment solicitation or a sale of securities. The offering or sale of securities to the public without a permit or license from the Commission is a violation of Section 8.1 of the Securities Regulation Code (SRC).
If a scheme involves the sale of securities to the public, the SRC requires that the said securities offered are duly registered and that the appropriate license and/or permit to sell securities to the public are issued to the corporation and/or its agents, pursuant to the provisions of Section 8 of the SRC.
Likewise, those who act as salesmen, brokers, dealers or agents of these companies in selling or convincing people to invest in any unregistered investment scheme, including solicitations and recruitment through the internet, may likewise be prosecuted and held criminally liable under Section 28 of the Securities Regulation Code and penalized with a maximum fine of Five Million pesos (P5,000,000.00) or penalty of twenty-one (21)
years of imprisonment or both pursuant to Section 73 of the SRC.
Accordingly, those who invite or recruit other people to join or invest in this venture or offer investment contracts or securities to the public may be held criminally liable or accordingly sanctioned or penalized in accordance with the Supreme Court decision in the case of SEC vs. Oudine Santos (G.R. No. 195542, March 19, 2014).
Furthermore, the names of all those involved will be reported to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) so that the appropriate penalties and/or taxes be correspondingly assessed.
In view thereof, the public is hereby advised to exercise caution before investing in these kinds of activities and to take the necessary precaution in dealing with the aforementioned entities.
We are encouraging anyone who has any information about or complaints against the said entities to personally visit or communicate with the Department at the Enforcement and Investor Protection Department, Ground Floor, North Wing, Secretariat Building, PICC Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Metro Manila.
Kindly bring or send all relevant documents which would substantiate your claim including but not limited to the following: (l) copy of the contract; (2) any brochure, pamphlet, flier or proof of advertisement of the offer of securities; (3) printed screenshots showing any offering, solicitation or sale of securities; (4) videos which you may have taken as proof of the sale or offering of securities; and (5) any other evidence proving the conduct of offering of securities. It is highly advised that you give us a call before visiting to ensure that the handling personnel is present to entertain you. For inquiries, call us at (02)818-6337 or (02)818-6047.
For the guidance of the public.
Info Source: SEC
So ayun po.
Think about this, what is the core business of the company? Malls has products that they sell for profit. Car wash shops cleans automobiles for a fee. What service or products is Paysbook selling? Ask yourself, saan galing ang payouts niyo? By what SEC detailed above, we feel that member’s earnings and payouts comes mainly from the recruitment of new members. If we are right, and we think we are, this set-up is shouting “Ponzi scheme”. Eventually, Ponzi schemes collapses, it just a matter of time.
Don’t be an instrument in fooling your friends and family members to join something that our government agency is releasing an advisory againts. Ingat po tayong lahat.
Invest your money wisely. Power!