Lil Bud 2 Big Dog provide no information on their website about who owns or runs the business.
The Lil Bud 2 Big Dog website domain (“lilbud2bigdog.com”) was privately registered on August 17th, 2017.
A marketing video on the Lil Bud 2 Big Dog website is hosted on a YouTube account bearing the name “opitimusx”:
OpitimusX is an alias of Sherm Mason.
Sherm Mason first popped up on BehindMLM’s radar as the admin of Magnetic Builder.
Magnetic Builder was a $29.95 recruitment scheme launched in 2011.
In 2015 Mason (right), launched at least five dubious schemes:
In 2016 Mason doubled down on his efforts and launched Elite Pay Alliance (matrix-based cash gifting), 5 Dolla Money Lines (pass-up chain-recruitment), Adstraordinary (matrix-based cash gifting) and Cash Rally GPS(Ponzi cycler).
All of Mason’s MLM underbelly launches this year have either flopped at launch or collapsed.
Read on for a full review of the Lil Bud 2 Big Dog MLM opportunity.
Lil Bud 2 Big Dog Products
Lil Bud 2 Big Dog has no retailable products or services, with affiliates only able to market Lil Bud 2 Big Dog affiliate membership itself.
The Lil Bud 2 Big Dog Compensation Plan
Lil Bud 2 Big Dog affiliates purchase $1 positions in a two-tier 3×4 matrix cycler.
A 3×4 matrix places a Lil Bud 2 Big Dog affiliate at the top of a matrix, with three positions directly under them:
These three positions form the first level of the matrix. The second level of the matrix is generated by splitting these first three positions into another three positions each (9 positions).
Levels three and four of the matrix are generated in the same manner, housing 27 and 81 positions respectively.
Positions in each matrix are filled via direct and indirect recruitment of new affiliates, who each purchase one or more $1 positions.
When all positions in a matrix level are filled, a “cycle” is generated and a commission paid out.
The position also “cycles” into the next level of the matrix/tier, wherein the process of filling positions on that level/tier repeats.
Payments across Lil Bud 2 Big Dog’s two-tier cycler are as follows:
- level 1 (positions cost $1) – $1 cycle commission and cycles into Stage 1, level 2
- level 2 – $8 cycle commission and cycles into Stage 1, level 3
- level 3 – $70 cycle commission and cycles into Stage 1, level 4
- level 4 – $8100 cycle commission and cycles into Stage 2, level 1
- level 1 – $100 commission and cycles into Stage 2, level 2
- level 2 – $800 commission and cycles into Stage 2, level 3
- level 3 – $7000 commission and cycles into Stage 2, level 4
- level 4 – $810,000 commission
When a position cycles out of level 4 of either tier, the affiliate who recruited the affiliate who owns the position receives a 100% match.
This equates to
- $8100 on Stage 1, level 4 or
- $810,000 on Stage 2, level 4
Joining Lil Bud 2 Big Dog
Lil Bud 2 Big Dog affiliate membership is free, however affiliates must purchase at least one $1 cycler position to participate in the attached MLM opportunity.
Note that all payments in Lil Bud 2 Big Dog are in bitcoin (both paid and received).
Lil Bud 2 Big Dog marks Sherm Mason’s third MLM underbelly scam launch for August.
With churn and burn up to one scam a week, Mason’s schemes are obviously collapsing fast than ever.
Unfortunately he’s evidently still stealing enough from each launch to justify launching another, and so here we are.
Lil Bud 2 Big Dog is marketed on the premise affiliates can
get started with just $1 in BTC and make over $810,000 in Bitcoin.
Analysis of the flow of money reveals new $1 deposits are used to pay existing affiliates, making Lil Bud 2 Big Dog a Ponzi scheme.
Sitting at the top of this Ponzi scheme is Sherm Mason, who requires a minimum 810,000 deposits to walk away with the advertised amount.
More than double that once how a matrix is filled and the matching bonus are factored in.
Naturally this isn’t going to happen.
Mason will make off with most of the funds deposited (through pre-loaded admin positions), leaving the majority of affiliates with a loss.
Kudos on the branding though, even if it just stolen clipart. Makes the process of reviewing essentially the same scam over and over again from the same admin a little more interesting.