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In today’s review, I take a closer look at BOSS International. BOSS stands for “Building Our Success Stories”, aka Boss Network INC. This is a Multilevel Marketing/ Network Marketing Company based in the Philippines.
The brain behind this company is a guy called Rommel Tabaniag who is said to be a young successful network marketer.
Why did I write this review?
A close relative of mine who I care about so much has joined Boss International and she shared with me the business opportunity, encouraging me to join and change my life.
So being the skeptic that I am I was first put off by the name. To me, it sounded suspicious. Then I thought I will keep an open mind and conduct my due diligence before I call Boss International a scam.
I found some red flags and I will be sharing them with you…
Table Of Contents
- 1 Boss International Overview
- 2 BOSS International – How Does It Work?
- 3 How Do You Join?
- 4 Boss International Products
- 5 Boss International Compensation plan
- 6 The Red Flags
- 7 Boss International – Final Thoughts?
Boss International Overview
The owners call it a “Hybrid” Multilevel Marketing Company. According to their website (https://bossinternational.com.ph/), this company was founded on January 15, 2018. It operates as BOSS Network Inc. in the Philippines and as BOSS International in Nigeria. However, as of July 2019, it seems the Nigerian office is still under construction.
As is everything else. These guys say they are still in the pioneer phase and they are looking for “Leaders” or Pioneers to position themselves at the top.
They have extended to a few other African countries and are already recruiting “Pioneers”- South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, and Zambia.
There is quite a buzz in Lesotho about being a pioneer. I mean for a multilevel company, being at the top is where anyone would be positioned because those are the top earners.
BOSS International – How Does It Work?
These guys claim that they are a unique and better type of MLM company than AIM Global. When you join them you are buying a “share of ownership” to the company. That means you will continue receiving profits for life.
In addition, to make money with them, you don’t even need to recruit anyone. Recruiting is optional (can you hear my eyes roll? LOL), but of course, you increase your earning potential when you recruit.
How Do You Join?
To be a member you must buy one of their 8 packages:
1. Bronze Package:
Boss Perfumes: 3 Bottles
Maximum Income Without Refer: $44
2. Silver Package:
Boss Perfumes: 9 Bottles
Maximum Income Without Refer: $135
3. Gold Package:
Boss Perfumes: 21 Bottles
Maximum Income Without Refer: $326
4. Platinum Package:
Boss Perfumes: 45 Bottles
Maximum Income Without Refer: $720
5. Sapphire Package:
Boss Perfumes: 93 Bottles
Maximum Income Without Refer: $1,534
6. Ruby Package:
Boss Perfumes: 189 Bottles
Maximum Income Without Refer: $3,211
7. Emerald Package:
Boss Perfumes: 385 Bottles
Maximum Income Without Refer: $6,658
8. Diamond Package:
Boss Perfumes: 765 Bottles
Maximum Income Without Refer: $13,740
Boss International Products
Their product line consists of Perfumes, Soap, and food supplements. However, they have only introduced perfumes into Africa, with other products to be rolled out at a later stage.
Boss International Compensation plan
There are 7 ways you can earn money with Boss International.
1. Universal Bonus Pool (UBP)
The company will give you back 50% – 85% of your capital even if you do not invite people or even sell products. Your share will depend on the UBP Max limit of the package you purchased.
UBP Income is 100% Guaranteed because it comes from these 3 Sources.
(i) Single Linear Reward – Every time there is a new member the company will get the 10% from the registration fee and that will be distributed to all members depending on their UBP Shares.
(ii) Product Sales Profit Sharing – every time the company makes a sales in Products, 10% of total sales will be distributed to all members depending on their UBP Shares.
(iii) Sponsor Support – Every time your Upline members ( up to 3rd level) have pairing income the company will give you an income based on the level of your upline.
1st level – Your Upline (5%)
2nd Level – Upline of your upline (3%)
3rd level – upline of Upline of your upline (2%)
In these 3 Sources, all members will earn money up to their UBP Max limit.
2. Direct Referral
Every time you invite someone and they Join in the company You will get a Direct Referral Commission depending on the package they Purchased
3. Pairing Income
Every time there is a new Member in your Left side and Right side you will get a pairing income. Pairing income will be based on PV (Points Value).
Each package has its corresponding PV:
Bronze – 15PV
Silver – 45PV
Gold – 105PV
Platinum – 225PV
Sapphire – 465PV
Ruby – 945PV
Emerald – 1,905PV
Diamond – 3,825PV
4. Unilevel Income
This way of earning has requirements – You have to purchase 1 bottle of perfume per week or total of 4 bottles in 1 month so that when downlines purchase products you will get rebates.
5. Infinity Bonus
This way of earning also has Requirements. To earn here you must be a Silver package holder and have 3 Direct invites (regardless of what package they have).
6. Direct Selling
All registered members will have a 50% discount on your next retail purchase.
As a registered member, you accumulate points:
I. Every time you purchase products
ii. Every time you register new invites
iii. Every time your downlines register new invites
Your accumulated points give you extra incentives
Points For Incentives
80P=> G/Schock watch
If you understood all of that, congratulations my friend!
The Red Flags
1. The Securities And Exchange Commission Warning
According to the Securities and Exchange Commission of the Philippines, Boss Network is a potential scam because its registration does not allow the company to sell the so-called “shares”. Therefore, the public should stay warned.
You can read more on this here: https://business.mb.com.ph/2018/07/13/sec-warns-boss-network-could-be-a-scam/
2.Joining /Buying The Packages
I expressed interest in buying the Platinum Package and asked how I can make the payment. I had been connected with the company rep who is based in the Philippines.
The guy told me to make a transfer to a bank in Nigeria. I should make sure that the transfer will be quick – like 24 hours max. Then when I’m done I send him a screenshot of my payment receipt.
So, when will I receive my perfume bottles? He tells me that at the moment everything is in the “positioning stage”.
They are just establishing themselves outside the Philippines. Therefore, some things will not be available temporarily:
- Receiving the perfume packages
- Receiving cashouts/withdrawals
- The legalities – What? – Legalities are supposed to be No.1!!!
These will not be available for 2-3 months from July 2019. And when the packages are finally couriered from the Philippines to Nigeria, members outside Nigeria will have to pay the shipping costs.
So I should pay my money into a Nigerian bank and hope that everything will be fine for 2 – 3 months? Anyway, the guy told me that in the positioning stage only the bold should join and be first in line.
If you feel like you want to wait until the company is well established then it’s your choice. However, he encourages me to join now and be in the top earner position.
BossNetwork Inc in the Philippines and Boss International in elsewhere. And most importantly why did they create a Bank account under a completely different name? What are they trying to hide? I don’t understand why they just don’t use the same name.
4. Their Email Address Does Not Exist
First of all, they have a Gmail address. That is odd for such a big MLM company with multiple awards. Why don’t they have a proper company email address?
I used the email checker to verify their email. I also sent them an email and it was undelivered. I wonder why?
5. The Payment Methods
To buy a package you need to make a payment into their account in Zenith Bank Nigeria under the account name: Business Of Sharing Success Nigeria Limited.
I wonder why they decided on this new name? Why not ” Building Our Success Stories”? Well, I guess its still BOSS!
Now think about this, if you are based outside Nigeria:
You pay money into a bank in Nigeria and wait, hoping that you will be sent the perfume package (for which you must pay for courier).
Well, I guess this is not for the faint-hearted like me! It is a business opportunity for the BRAVE.
How Do You Get Paid?
You will set up your account and access your dashboard/back office. Your commission /income accumulates daily and you have an option of “encashment” or withdrawal into your bank account for people in Nigeria.
If you want to cash out / withdraw your earnings it is done through the so-called “Gift Codes” for people outside Nigeria. I asked how those work but I did not get a clear answer. The reason is that they have not yet established any working relationship with local banks.
Alternatively, if you are in Southern Africa and you have a relative or friend who has an account with one of their designated banks, your earnings can be sent to that person’s account and they transfer to your account!
Does this even make sense?
Here is my big question – why not directly transfer your money to your account which you used to purchase their package?
Boss International – Final Thoughts?
Here is the truth:
Boss Network Inc based in the Philippines is a legally registered MLM company. Boss International Nigeria (Africa) is the extension of the Philippines based company.
At this point, I am not going to make any bold claims as to whether or not Boss international is out to scam Africans. I would like to sit on the sidelines and watch…
Having said that…
Here Is What I Don’t Like About This Company
They want to start operating in Africa and they begin collecting people’s money before all company set up modalities are completed. They keep saying “this is the team-building stage/pre-launch/positioning stage”. Plus they said you can join now or wait.
Actually, NO. Not fine.
According to the American Federal Trade Commission (FTC), most scams will give you that pre-launch nonsense…beware.
In any case…
If that is so, good for them I won’t argue with their operations. I would only advise people not to jump in and pay money for something not yet operational. But then again if you want to be a pioneer, hey, I can’t stop you. Just be careful.
I would personally wait and see. I don’t trust most MLM companies because of the tendency of some of them to operate pyramid schemes which eventually crumble leaving members out in the cold with no money.
Meanwhile, I will continue with Affiliate Marketing while waiting to see where Boss International goes.
Best of luck to the pioneers!
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