On its website, Instant Recall makes no mention of the company’s owners or executives.
On January 14, 2021, Instant Recall secretly registered the domain name (“instantrecalls.com”) for their website.
Further investigation shows marketing materials for Instant Recall that identify Paul Schneider as the “founder” of the business.
In January 2014, BehindMLM first encountered Schneider as part of our reporting on Med Saver Direct.
In the course of that investigation, which started with Bid For My Meds, a reader informed us about Schneider’s Missouri securities fraud actions.
Schneider (right) was subject to legal action by the Missouri Securities Division in 2013 for securities fraud involving MVP and SkyBuddy.
I was unable to corroborate Schneider’s continued participation in MLM for the previous eight years.
Always consider joining and/or giving any money to an MLM firm very carefully if it is not transparent about who owns or runs it.
Products from Instant Recall on LinkedIn Paul Schneider identifies himself as MVP Apps’ president.
Developed full-stack software for both small-scale retail apps and enterprise-class cloud-based applications.
specializing in scaling, tracking and delivery, mapping features, and monetization strategies.
The free app from Instant Recall is most likely the work of MVP Apps.
A calendar and memory-specific capabilities are essentially combined in the Instant Recall app (thus the name “recall”).
It should be highlighted that this is serious misinformation and has nothing to do with the MLM opportunity of Instant Recall.
In the review’s last section, we’ll go into more detail about that.
Compensation Strategy for Instant Recall
Affiliates for Instant Recall receive $3.99 each month. Affiliates who are referred and perform similarly get commissions.
Instant Recall uses a uni-level compensation structure to pay commissions.
An affiliate is put at the head of a unilevel team in a unilevel pay system, and each affiliate they recruited is positioned immediately under them (level 1):
New affiliates brought on by any level 1 affiliates are added to the original affiliate’s unilevel team at level 2.
If any level 2 affiliates bring on new affiliates, they are promoted to level 3, and so on down a theoretically endless number of levels.
Payable team levels for Instant Recall are capped at four.
Following are the membership costs paid at these four tiers that go toward hiring commissions:
In levels 1 and 2 (personally recruited affiliates), each recruited affiliate must pay a monthly subscription price of $1. In levels 3 and 4, each recruited affiliate must pay a monthly subscription charge of 50 cents.
Instant Recall affiliate membership costs $3.99 per month to sign up.
Instant Recall Verdict
The fact that Instant Recall makes no mention of their MLM opportunity on their website is the first big caution sign.
Instead, you hear a misleading marketing message for a memory recall program. Just to be clear, the app does exist. However, it serves as a Trojan horse for a pyramid scam.
Nothing is advertised to or sold to retail customers in Instant Recall. For $3.99 a month, you may join as an affiliate, and you’ll get compensated for bringing in new members.
Pyramid system from a textbook.
Selling geolocation data is the pretext behind Instant Recall’s pyramid scam.
Through the app, Instant Recall’s affiliates claim that Schneider is selling user location data. Whether he is or is not, it is very clear that commissions are deducted from affiliate membership fees; otherwise, why even charge them?
Instant Recall contributes a portion of the funds it receives to charity to legitimize fraud, which affiliates make use of in their promotional materials.
Giving to a good cause does not make operating a pyramid scheme legitimate.
The FTC Act is violated when a pyramid scheme is run, deceptive marketing is used, false income promises are made, and proper consumer disclosures are not made.
Regarding Instant Recall, the MLM opportunity will fall apart when recruiting eventually dries up, just like every pyramid scheme.
Most participants in MLM pyramid scams lose money, according to the math underpinning them.