If you are an experienced Internet user, then you won’t be surprised when you see another advertisement of a project offering passive earnings, income without investments, some kind of investment programs and so on. There is a lot of all this now in the "online" - advertising here and there offers us to invest in order to receive additional dividends in the future, to earn, do nothing and enjoy a beautiful life tomorrow.
Agree, the descriptions of these programs look very cool. Who would not want to earn income without doing anything? But they are of little interest to each of us for the reason that we understand their deceit. We know that it is impossible to make money without making an effort, including the Internet. Therefore, it’s silly to wait until a program starts to bring you income.
Today we will present you one of the projects, which contains attractive promises about how everyone can receive income. It is unusual, at least because of the concept and idea, with the help of which clients (participants) are attracted to this program. As part of the article, we will study the conditions under which this program (according to the official description on the site) will allow each investor to start earning without making an effort, and also find feedback from those who managed to make a contribution to understand how everything works.
So, let's start with a general idea. As already noted, what SmartMediagroup offers, the feedback from the participants is called at least unusual. The bottom line is this: within the framework of this program, an advertising network is created that is engaged in the massive installation of media space across the country. This statement means that the project organizers will buy plasma panels (screens) for installation on city streets. Money for the implementation of this idea will come directly from the investors (participants) of SmartMediagroup. Responses of the authors of the site themselves refer to a total amount of 2 billion rubles, which will be required to install those same advertising panels. As for profitability, according to the information on the site, it is expected to reach 800 million rubles a year, provided that all monitors with advertising are occupied. Of this amount, about 600 million will go to pay dividends.
After reading the information about this project, you can ask a logical question - how is SmartMediagroup going to fulfill its obligations to investors? The reviews of those who were interested in this resource contain the same question. Simply put, if we are talking about such a difficult business as the placement of advertising space - how can one accurately calculate in what proportion the investment should be returned?
And for this there is a special technique, which consists in buying special "shares". The calculation of each of them depends on the area of the advertising screen measuring 1 square meter. Such a “plot” (meter per meter) is called “flocin”. Each of the investors can purchase their unlimited number. This is how the “entrance” to the SmartMediagroup takes place. Reviews indicate that one “flokin” costs 2 thousand rubles, while in a month it gives a yield of 3300 rubles.
Another interesting issue that should be paid attention to is buyers of advertising, or those who will pay the company money for its activities. In the calculation formula used by the creators of the project when calculating profits, 100% occupancy of all advertising spaces was indicated. This means that we must take into account the formula according to which 40 customers will want to pay a thousand rubles for showing their video for 10 minutes. Moreover, it is necessary to multiply the resulting figure by the total number of square meters of advertising displays (20 thousand) in order to get 800 million rubles. The question arises - where are the project organizers going to find advertisers willing to pay 20 million rubles for the broadcast of their video, even on 20 thousand square meters?
And here you can already understand what the negative reviews about SmartMediagroup are based on. Everything is extremely simple - the numbers with which this project lures investors are actually taken from the ceiling. Their organizers obtained by simple multiplication, while they have nothing to do with real facts.
Initially, the site mentions revenue at 30 percent. If you do simple mathematical operations with multiplication, then calculating this amount is very simple - we compare the approximate cost of one meter of square advertising display and advertising revenue, subtract the profit, divide between the project and the contributor. On paper, everything turns out quite easily and simply. The whole scheme in theory looks like a promising and stable passive income. SmartMediagroup in the form in which it is presented in the materials published on the site could not exist in principle. There are two most obvious reasons - the inability to predict the additional costs of implementing such a bold project as installing 20 thousand square meters of advertising space on the money raised; as well as overly bold confidence in the ability to score all the places on the monitors by 100%. Given these two factors, as well as negative reviews surfing the Internet about SmartMediagroup, we can say that the project is more of a financial pyramid than an investment program.
To confirm the fact that the whole program is a complete fraud is very simple. The very scheme of financing its implementation is based on gradual contributions by investors. Suppose they succeed in collecting 10 percent of the required amount. Question: how will the organizers be able to ensure the payment of 30 percent profitability, despite the fact that, in fact, it will be possible to implement only a tenth of the project? This is impossible, and by all the laws of the market, the company will go broke.
And you don’t even need to read SmartMediagroup’s audit to understand - this is a “divorce”. Therefore, we would not recommend trusting your funds here.
There is such a strategy for checking projects, which involves looking for reviews of former (or current) employees working in a particular company. Using the same scheme, we tried to check the service SmartMedia group. True, we did not succeed in finding feedback on work from employees. This proves once again that you should not get involved in the project if you do not want to lose money for nothing. However, recommendations from those who have already invested here are not so easy to find. Mostly all reviews claim that such a program, in principle, cannot exist.
A logical question arises: if the site is fraudulent, and all the services that are described on it are pure deception for investors, then why can we find the “contacts” section with the address and phone numbers of the company?
The answer is easy to find after you go to this section yourself. There you will see the address of the office registered in Cyprus. Skype is indicated instead of the phone - this means that you will not find any significant data on the project. Consequently, there will be no one to ask about where you invested money.
By all the criteria testifying to the reliability of the company, SmartMediagroup - the investment project described in the article is not one that would inspire confidence. The idea itself is perhaps interesting - the use of advertising monitors as a new direction in business. However, it is impossible to implement it in the manner described on the project website. And that means - and it is not worth investing.
On the Internet there are sites and blogs whose owners regularly check certain investment projects. As reviews about SmartMediagroup show, “web verification” (this procedure can be called in this way) is the best way to identify fraudsters. This is called an "audit", the purpose of which is to identify that we are faced with yet another "one-day" created by fraudsters, or a really worthwhile investment program.
Speaking specifically about SmartMediagroup, in order to understand that this is a hoax, there is no need to spend time reading an audit. However, even its results contain information confirming our guesses. It is practically impossible to contact the support service, it is also impossible to find out the exact mechanism for making a profit, as well as who actually stands behind this service. Therefore, the investor will not be able to protect his funds in case of violation of obligations by the project organizers. The only way to lure him is an interesting idea. And that, frankly, is not much like a real business scheme.
Audits are a cool thing for those who have just begun their journey in online investing. Thanks to them, each of us can gain some experience by reading information about other programs. Due to this, again, investor funds from scammers are saved. If you are interested in investing funds, be sure to use them.