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Earth2.io (Earth 2) is a website that lets you trade virtual land with real money. Thousands of people are flocking to this investment opportunity because of the aggressive marketing tactics being used by the developers.

For those who don’t want to read the whole review, here’s a summary:

Earth 2 is a Ponzi Scheme targeting young college students and graduates. Avoid it at all costs!

The main reason Earth 2 is gaining so much popularity is because of its extremely cheap minimum investment and affiliate marketers.

There are hundreds of influencers, college kids, and TikTokers promoting Earth 2 (Earth2.io) to their audience and asking them to use their affiliate code to sign up. This is extremely common in online investment & course scams like Private Label Masters.

In this Earth 2 review, I’ll uncover the truth behind this website and how its developers are scamming thousands of people. Let’s jump right into it.

Earth 2 Founder Details (Important)

Shane Isaac during an Earth 2 Livestream

Shane Issac is the founder of Earth 2. He makes impressive claims of having 20 years of experience in product development, management, and development. However, there is no proof for all his claims.

His oldest online presence is of his LinkedIn profile which has been online for only a few months.

Kind of sketchy right? Well, I did a thorough background check on Isaac and the results were quite interesting actually.

Shane started a company named TipeME Holdings Pty Ltd in 2018, however, this company is not mentioned anywhere by Earth 2’s team. This is most likely for privacy reasons in case Shane Isaac decides to run away with the money. Such a pattern is very common among Ponzi scheme scammers.

TipeMe Holdings Pty Ltd (ACN: 616210603) is located at 23 Agnes Street Birkdale, Queensland AU, and they recently filed a patent for a smartphone technology that encrypts user data. The patent was filed by Shelston Intellectual Property. Here’s an abstract of the patent:

For more details on the patent check out this page.

This information might seem useless to some people, however, it is important information for the people who have already invested in this scam. It will help keep track of Shane if he disappears with the money. I would suggest writing down the AIC and the company names just in case.

Shane is not the only one involved in this project, other interesting people in the team include Nathaniel Doldersum who is the lead game developer, and Dillion Seo, the co-founder of Oculus VR. Others include Wolfgang Walk, Ralf C Adam, Ferran Galvan, Steve Bennett, Samuel Dale, Stojce Slavkovski, Sebastiaan Fehr, and David Novakovic.

Lies In Promotions (Earth 2 Affiliate Program)

This might be the only critical review or report you are going to see of Earth 2 (Earth2.io).

Why?

Because Earth 2 has a very aggressive and profitable affiliate system, where influencers and bloggers earn a substantial commission from referrals. Every Earth 2 user is given their referral code, which gives a 5% commission to them. This 5% of cash comes out of thin air and there’s no mathematical explanation of how this will work without the company stealing money from other users.

This creates a massive network of affiliates that are currently flooding the internet with 5-star reviews and fake profit screenshots of Earth 2. This toxic culture can be best explained by a live example.

Quora

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Here’s a popular Quora thread on Earth 2, and all the answers you’ll see here, promote Earth 2 as the best investment opportunity for 2021. But if you look closely, you’ll notice that they also share a referral code in their answers.

By the time you’re reading this, there will be about 20-50 more affiliate links of Earth 2 posted. Which shows how well this company is manipulating the masses. These “affiliates” don’t even understand that aren’t getting paid in real money, instead of with the in-game currency, which holds no value in real life.

This helps the Earth 2 executives bury any critical reports about the Ponzi scheme and helps them steal more money from people.

Matt Lorion: Accomplice In The Earth 2 scam

Matt Lorion: Selfish Earth 2 affiliate manipulating people into investing in the scam

Lorion is shamelessly posting videos on Earth2.io. The videos are getting substantial views and are often viewed by people trying to find an honest Earth 2 review. But instead of an honest opinion, they’ll most likely get lies from Matt who just wants to get as many people as possible to use his referral code.

Please do not watch his videos on Earth 2. They are heavily influenced by the affiliate potential and his only objective with these videos is to get leads.

I don’t usually give personal opinions on such matters, but what Mr. Lorion is doing is plain horrible!

Medium

If you Google “earth 2 io”, you’ll see this Medium article on the 1st page of Google. It goes into detail about the platform and its benefits while never really covering its horrible withdrawal system or the shady operations.

But taking a close inspection reveals that this article is also dishonest. The author promotes his referral code 3 times in total and has the same objective as every other affiliate, which is to get as many leads as possible through his code.

This guy has taken it to the next level by dedicating a whole Medium account to promoting his referral code. It is very likely that this is his full-time job right now

Trustpilot

Trustpilot might be the most abused review site in the world. Companies love to post fake 5-star “user” reviews here to manipulate the ratings. However, Earth 2 isn’t doing that. It’s letting their users do the fake 5-star review thing themselves.

If you go on the Trustpilot listing of Earth 2 io, you’ll be fascinated by the number 5 star reviews. Here’s the catch though, literally 90% of these reviews have a referral code. I don’t think I need to explain further.

By now you might have one of two thoughts in your mind right now: 1) “What a horrible scam” or 2) “I should become an affiliate too, this is easy money!”

If you have thought (1) in your head, then congrats, you are a good & moral human being. But if you are having (2) thoughts, then I have some bad news for you. 

Earth 2 Affiliates Are Getting Scammed Too

The in-game currency is not technically real money, in other words, it is not a currency with actual conversion rates. It is just internet points or V-bucks. Like you purchase in-game currency (gold coins, etc.) to buy things in a game, this is exactly that. 

Legally Earth 2 is just a game, so its in-game currency has zero value and they are not legally bound to give you any money (unlike a registered investment).

Isaac is one cunning bird. 

Earth 2 pays its affiliates with the in-game currency, not actual money. This might not seem like a big deal to most people because the game gives you 1 in-game dollar for each 1 actual dollar. However, in reality, affiliates are earning in a non-existent currency with zero assurance of withdrawal. 

People are already facing major issues in withdrawing on this website and the issue will just get worse as time passes. 

If you are an Earth 2 affiliate, read this: 

I hate to break it to you, but Shane Isaac made a fool out of you. Please don’t be offended, I just want to help you here. This is just a Ponzi scheme that will result in an Exit scam. Do not get involved with these con-artists.

Earth 2 Affiliates Are Getting Scammed Too

The in-game currency is not technically real money, in other words, it is not a currency with actual conversion rates. It is just internet points or V-bucks. Like you purchase in-game currency (gold coins, etc.) to buy things in a game, this is exactly that. 

Legally Earth 2 is just a game, so its in-game currency has zero value and they are not legally bound to give you any money (unlike a registered investment).

Isaac is one cunning bird. 

Earth 2 pays its affiliates with the in-game currency, not actual money. This might not seem like a big deal to most people because the game gives you 1 in-game dollar for each 1 actual dollar. However, in reality, affiliates are earning in a non-existent currency with zero assurance of withdrawal. 

People are already facing major issues in withdrawing on this website and the issue will just get worse as time passes. 

If you are an Earth 2 affiliate, read this: 

I hate to break it to you, but Shane Isaac made a fool out of you. Please don’t be offended, I just want to help you here. This is just a Ponzi scheme that will result in an Exit scam. Do not get involved with these con-artists.

Unbiased Earth 2 Reviews & Customer Complaints (Must Read!)

All of these are real reviews of Earth2.io. 

People are unable to withdraw their money from the website/game as the withdrawal procedure is deliberately made to be intricate and time taking.

However, you’ll probably never get to see such reviews without digging deep into the rabbit hole. As the affiliates flood these threads with phony 5-star reviews/comments in hopes of getting some leads. 

These people have lost their money permanently and there’s nothing they can do about it now.

Earth2.io is legally free of any guilt as their ToS are carefully crafted for avoiding lawsuits and complaints.

These people are suffering, but you don’t have to do the same mistakes they did.

If you have already invested money on this website, then please attempt to withdraw your money. But don’t get your hopes high.

Easy Deposit But Needlessly Complex Withdrawal

Buying property on Earth 2 is very easy. 

All you have to do is click on the ‘Buy Now’ button and you’ll get a prompt to pay through PayPal. Within a click, you’d have purchased something from Earth 2. 

Now, if someone buys one of your properties, you’ll get the funds in your Earth 2 account. Yes, not in your Paypal or your bank account but in the Earth 2 account.

To get your money, you’ll have to write an email to Earth 2, give them all your personal details, including your Name, Account Number, etc. and wait for their response. 

Now, it’s in their control whether they give you your funds or not. 

No legit company does that. No one. 

For example, let’s say you added some funds in your Amazon Pay wallet a while ago and want to withdraw them. Does Amazon ask you write them an email with all your personal information? No, they process it immediately. 

Earth 2.io’s withdrawal process enhanced my suspicions further because of its complexity. It’s one of the biggest red flags of them being a fraud.

Deceptive Terms Of Services

The terms and services of a company can tell you a lot about its ethics and goals. Many shady companies bury their shady terms and services so you can’t find out what their true intentions are. 

My suspicions about Earth 2 were proven right when I checked their T&Cs. 

According to their terms and conditions, they don’t take any responsibility for the data presented on their website. 

In other words, the developers can manipulate the value of any land to mislead and defraud people without any legal repercussions. This is literal fraud.

This means all the prices they show on their platform can be false. You’d think you are investing in a certain investment while in reality, there’s no guarantee of what you’ll end up purchasing. 

The whole website could be filled with lies and Isaac wouldn’t face any repercussions because of this clause:

That’s not all. 

Their terms and conditions also allow them to shut down the company without informing their investors.

What does it mean? 

It means they can close shop, keep all the invested funds, and vanish at any suitable time. Legitimate companies aren’t allowed to keep such clauses in their T&Cs as it puts the investors at extreme risks. 

They won’t notify you about shutting down their company, even though you’re a stakeholder so you can’t take legal action before it’s too late. 

Finally, there’s a final clause that says that Earth 2 is allowed to manipulate the prices present on its platform

For a market provider, Earth2.io is not allowed to manipulate prices on its platform. SEC can take immediate action on this company simply for having this clause in their terms and conditions.

It’s important to discuss these terms and conditions because most people don’t read these documents before signing up with a vendor like Earth 2. Scammers take advantage of this fact and keep dangerous clauses in their T&Cs to trap people like Shane has done here. 

Isaac’s Earth 2 has too many shady terms and conditions that put you and your money at extreme risk. They allow Shane to keep your funds and close shop without notifying anyone.

Earth2.io is a Ponzi Scheme

By now, we know that Earth 2 io is a shady enterprise, and SEC’s guide strongly suggests, they truly are a fraud. 

Here are SECs red flags of fraud:

No or Little Risk with High Investment Return

The biggest sign that the investment is a Ponzi scheme is the guarantees associated with it. All investments have risks. And as the risk of an investment increases, its potential reward increases accordingly. 

For example, a 401k has minimum risk but its returns are far lesser than trading stocks. But trading stocks has a lot of risks too. 

Investments that offer extraordinary returns with no or little risk are, therefore, scams. If the investment was really that amazing, why would the seller sell it? Wouldn’t they keep it to themselves and get rich? 

Isaac’s Earth 2 has this trait. He makes plenty of big claims about its returns while assuring that it has minimum risk, indicating that it’s a Ponzi scheme. 

Unregistered Investments

Another sign that investment is part of a Ponzi scheme is its registration status. Registered investments are stocks, bonds, ETFs, commodities, etc. They are the things you see on NASDAQ, London Stock Exchange, and other stock markets. 

Unregistered investments are all the other things that don’t require legal registration. Earth 2 is selling unregistered investments in the form of interplanetary properties.

With an unregistered investment, you don’t have any legal assurance of its performance. It doesn’t fall under the watch of SEC or FINRA, so you’re left at the peril of the seller. 

In most cases, an unregistered investment seller turns out to be a scam. 

Unlicensed sellers

SEC says that a huge red flag is the lack of any license to operate as a financial services provider. When a service provider doesn’t have a license, it means they don’t comply with the rules and regulations of their industry.

It also means the company doesn’t meet the standards of the industry. SEC warns about unlicensed investment sellers and suggests avoiding them.

Earth 2 doesn’t have a license to operate as a financial services provider. So this is another huge indication of them being a scam. 

Difficulty Receiving Payments (withdrawal)

If the service provider makes it difficult for you to get payments or process withdrawals, that’s a huge red flag.  They make it difficult to get your funds by introducing complexities or by ignoring your withdrawal requests altogether

As I pointed out earlier, Earth 2’s withdrawal process is very complicated, making it nearly impossible for you to get your funds. 

Note how all of these red flags are present in Earth 2 io’s services and conditions. I would recommend trusting the SEC’s opinion on this matter, after all, they are the industry watchdog.

Earth 2 (Earth2.io) Review Verdict 2021

Earth 2 is a scam!

After a thorough research, there’s no doubt that Earth 2 is a horrible investment opportunity which is attempting to defraud youngsters. It’s microtransaction-type deposit method fools people into giving away their money. They are an unregistered and unlicensed investment. Their Terms of Services handicap the investors/players from taking any action against the company and the needlessly intricate withdrawal process discourages most people from even trying to get their money back.

Don’t ruin your 2021 with this terrible scheme.

This review (Earth 2) was originally published at Gripeo. To read the full review, go to – www.gripeo.com/earth-2/