Cow milking "click a button" Ponzi


Peace Ranch provides no information about who owns or runs the company on its website.

In fact as I write this, Peace Ranch’s website is nothing more than an affiliate sign up form:

Peach Ranch’s website domain (“paxranch.com”), was first registered in 2007.

The private registration was last updated on February 3rd, 2022. Peace Ranch launched shortly after.

SimilarWeb currently tracks top sources of traffic to Peace Ranch’s website as South Africa (53%) and Pakistan (46%).

Peace Ranch itself however is run by Chinese scammers:

Interestingly, if we look at the source-code of this website, we find a link to “miitbeian.gov.cn”:

This domain was used by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

As BehindMLM understands it, the domain was retired in 2019;

In accordance with the requirements of the General Office of the State Council, the domain name of the “Ministry of Industry and Information Technology ICP/IP address/Domain Name Information Filing Management System” has been adjusted to “beian.miit.gov.cn”.

Domain names such as “miitbeian.gov.cn” and “miibeian.gov.cn” will be discontinued from April 25, 2019.

I’m not sure what to make of this. On one hand it could just be an obvious plant link – on the other hand Peace Ranch’s back-end is not intended to be viewed by the public.

As always, if an MLM company is not openly upfront about who is running or owns it, think long and hard about joining and/or handing over any money.

Peace Ranch’s Products

Peace Ranch has no retailable products or services.

Affiliates are only able to market Peace Ranch affiliate membership itself.

Peace Ranch’s Compensation Plan

Peace Ranch affiliates invest tether (USDT) or local currency equivalents on the promise of a daily return:

  • V1 PRO – invest 40 USDT and receive 1 USDT a day
  • V2 PRO – invest 120 USDT and receive 3 USDT a day
  • V3 PRO – invest 360 USDT and receive 9 USDT a day
  • V4 PRO – invest 1080 USDT and receive 27 USDT a day
  • V5 PRO – invest 3000 USDT and receive 100 USDT a day
  • V6 PRO – invest 8100 USDT and receive 270 USDT a day
  • V7 PRO – invest 21,000 USDT and receive 700 USDT a day

Peace Ranch investments expire after one year.

Referral Commissions

Peace Ranch pays referral commissions on invested tether down three levels of recruitment (unilevel):

  • level 1 (personally recruited affiliates) – 6%
  • level 2 – 4%
  • level 3 – 2%

ROI Commissions

Peace Ranch pays a ROI commission on daily returns, paid down the same three levels of recruitment:

  • level 1 – 5%
  • level 2 – 3%
  • level 3 – 1%

Joining Peace Ranch

Peace Ranch affiliate membership is free.

Full participation in the attached income opportunity requires a minimum 12 USDT investment.

Peace Ranch Conclusion

Peace Ranch is yet another “click a button” app Ponzi scheme, this time targeting South Africa and Pakistan.

Peace Ranch affiliates invest tether or ZAR, and are required to click a button to generate a daily return:

Peace Ranch represents that “clicking a button” milks a cow, which generates a return.

It doesn’t. All Peace Ranch are doing is recycling invested funds to pay returns.

Peace Ranch is part of a group of “click a button” app Ponzis that emerged in late 2021.

Including Peace Ranch, BehindMLM has thus far documented forty-three “click a button” app Ponzis. Most of them last a few weeks to a few months before collapsing.

The same group of Chinese scammers are believed to be behind the “click a button” app Ponzi plague.

Peace Ranch marks the first “click a button” Ponzi with potential ties to the Chinese government. State-sponsored financial fraud is common enough in places like Russia, China, North Korea etc.

Given “click a button” Ponzi schemes are running rampant across the globe targeting country by country, BehindMLM can’t rule out the plague as an attempt by the Chinese government to disrupt local economies.

That might sound far fetched but some of the “click a button” Ponzis have run victim numbers well into the millions.

To date the only government that has acknowledged the existence of “click a button Ponzis is the Philippines.

Other fraud warnings have been issued against specific “click a button” Ponzis, but the sector as a whole has mostly flown under the radar.



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