Traffic Monsoon Review – Is This A Ponzi Scheme?

I was going to do a Traffic Monsoon review, but when I started doing the research I quickly came across this negative article by Jesse Singh, describing the Ponzi Scheme about Traffic Monsoon. That article no longer exists today.

Whenever you have a web page titled Traffic Monsoon Lawsuit News that pretty much tells you everything you need to know.

However, let’s review Traffic Monsoon for what it was, what it is claimed to be, and where we are as I see it today.

Traffic Monsoon Review

  • Name: Traffic Monsoon
  • Website: None at this time
  • Price: $50 ad packs
  • Owners: Charles Scoville
  • Overall Rank: 0

Ponzi Versus Pyramid Scheme

The lawsuit alleges that Traffic Monsoon is a Ponzi scheme. Let me point out one thing as it relates to a common claim in network marketing where people say the program is a pyramid scheme.

A pyramid scheme is defined as “a form of investment (illegal in the US and elsewhere) in which each paying participant recruits two further participants, with returns being given to early participants using money contributed by later ones.”

A Ponzi scheme is defined as “a form of fraud in which belief in the success of a nonexistent enterprise is fostered by the payment of quick returns to the first investors from money invested by later investors.”

The biggest difference is a pyramid scheme pays people to recruit new members. In a Ponzi scheme, money is collected by new investors to pay back old investors.

Without a doubt, the biggest Ponzi scheme of all time was committed by Bernie Madoff. He collected money to make trades for people, but he never made any trades.

Over a period of 20+ years, Bernie Madoff defrauded investors out of over $64 Billion Dollars. A really good movie to watch stars, Richard Dreyfuss.

I have seen several attempts through the years to brand network marketing in general as a pyramid scheme. Amway was investigated for years and was never found to be a pyramid scheme.

The main point being products have to be sold to be a legitimate MLM company. Earning money strictly on recruiting is a no-no in the eyes of the United States FTC. Herbalife recently was sued and ultimately paid a $200 Million Dollar fine, but the FTC messed that up.

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Charles Scoville

Charles Scoville is the founder of Traffic Monsoon. From what I can find he has a questionable background.

He has started pat-to-click programs in the past and has been accused of not paying his members. Two of those programs were InfinityBux and Adhitprofits.

How Does Traffic Monsoon Work?

Traffic Monsoon is a PTC program. A pay-to-click program is a form of marketing where you earn credits for viewing and clicking on ads. You can then use these credits to promote your own website or program.

Traffic Monsoon sells ad packs where ads are displayed. Members view the ad for 30 seconds and then a new ad appears.

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Like traffic exchange programs these PTC programs work best to recruit new members. The ad you would want to run in that case is your member page to another PTC or traffic exchange.

Traffic Monsoon also offers Traffic Monsoon Revenue Sharing through ad packs. You agree to view at least 10 ads per day.

You get 2,500 visitors to your website for $5. However, let us be realistic about how good the traffic really is, just like others.

People are just clicking on ads to earn credits. Chances are they are not even viewing the whole ad for 30 seconds.

In order to rеаllу invest in Trаffіс Monsoon, you have to buy аd packs рrісеd аt $50 each, which gіvеѕ уоu 1000 сrеdіtѕ аlоng with 20 guаrаntееd bаnnеr іmрrеѕѕіоnѕ.

Yоu only gеt a VERY ѕmаll реrсеntаgе аnd to rеаllу earn bіg mоnеу here, еxресt tо invest over $1000 tо mаkе іt worthwhile.

Final thoughts

I dug out the SEC lawsuit online in a pdf format. I see this article dated Aug. 4, 2018. Charles Scoville enters Traffic Monsoon settlement negotiations.

However, it is not updated past 2016. They do offer some perspective on the breadth and depth of the alleged scheme. I have to admit their claim of defrauding 160,000 members in the district Courts out of $200 Million Dollars, is way more than I would have imagined.

The bottom line is, do not join this program. Why would you want to anyway?

The traffic, like other traffic sites, is of poor quality. And the program may not even be online tomorrow.

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10 thoughts on “Traffic Monsoon Review – Is This A Ponzi Scheme?”

  1. I absolutely love this insightful article because it is full of great information. This is fascinating and interesting to me.traffic monsoon is a platform not genuinely made. Monsoon is just like a ponzi scheme and phyramid scheme. Monsoon isn’t the best way to get traffic to you blog,wealthy affiliates helps in n training and live chat to learn more. You also learn as you earn. Regards 

    • I could not have said it better. Happy that you understand this review, and have your eyes open to any other business of that sort. I would not be surprised if the owners open another business with another name under the same pretense.

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  2. Thanks for reviewing Traffic Monsoon. I hadn’t heard of it before, but am glad you brought it to my attention. I have done a lot of research about starting an online business and I probably don’t have to tell you how many times I have run into programs that promise minimal work will lead to huge amounts of money but the unfortunate part is that I always get scammed.

    • Yes, the scam is a norm on the Internet, but they are dying slowly because of social media and Reviews just like this one. People are doing their due diligence by researching companies before they join. And me being scammed a few times before is letting my audience know what to stay away from and what is good to venture into.

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  3. Hello,

    I have seen one of this paid ads company that pay people to view ads, I wanted to participate but, I pulled out because I’m sure no serious advertiser would want fake traffic. This is so because, people will click because of the incentive, and not really the need to view your product. 

    Talking about the traffic monsoon program, it’s good it has been shut down or will be shut down. These MLM programs don’t really offer value, and the bottom line is new subscribers are most likely to get hurt when the business folds up. I have never liked MLM or Ponzi schemes, all dubious inventions!

    • Louis, and if you are building content for SEO rankings in the search engines, this kind of traffic would hurt your rankings cause these types of traffic is not organic. It is crazy that website owners are not aware of the effect it can have on their business.

      I agree with you, I hate these businesses as well that scam innocent people out of their hard earn money and provides no value. The government should treat these owners the same as murderers. This is one of the reasons I review these companies and let my audience know the truth about their services.

      Thank you for your insight.

  4. Thanks for reviewing monsoon online platform for making money online.  I had one time joined this platform.  But as in most cases, I am busy I didn’t bother to go ahead to work with them,  so I didn’t learn much there furthermore I didn’t dig more as you did and sincere you have assisted most of us to know that monsoon is a pyramid scheme. Do you have any suggestions on how I can make full-time online income?

    • Divican, thank you for your comment and concerns. Today making money online is much easier as it was back then. But if you do not do your due diligence, companies like Traffic Monsoon can scam innocent people online.

      To make a full-time income online is a process, you can join Wealthy Affiliate for free and see if that is something that appeals to you. And if it is, then commit yourself by going premium and I will help you to make the money you would like to make. Becoming a premium member will give you access to me through private message, and also to the experts and the owners within Wealthy Affiliate. It will show us that you are serious.

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  5. As I read through your article, I could not help but keep sighing. 

    You know there are many types of scam out there that claim and seem to be legitimate to their victims. Who knew traffic monsoon would also be a scam? 

    Just imagine the $200 million dollars victims, they all must have had some hopes and aspirations which all went down the drain. uhh**

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    • Thank you for your comment and insight on Traffic Monsoon. In today’s world where gathering information is so easy, most of those scam companies are being exposed.

      Because traffic is the blood that feeds our business, My radar is up when I see companies start with their name beginning with Traffic. The scary part is there some that are legit, but they do not get organic traffic to your business. this is the reason for the changes in Google algorithms.

      Yes, Wealthy Affiliate is the best approach to online marketing cause they teach you to market online and not necessary for their services. Once you gain the skills you have the potential to market anything. Wish you all the best with your business.


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