When I checked for Kevlar Gifting Communities’ website yesterday, I found a functioning website.
Today the domain is timing out. It seems Kevlar Gifting Communities is either having technical difficulties, or someone pulled the website over the last 24 hours.
In any event our source material for this review is a Kevlar Gifting Communities marketing video, hosted by Ben Quigley and uploaded to YouTube on November 17th, 2020.
On his LinkedIn profile, Quigley cites himself as a co-founder of Kevlar Gifting Communities.
Quigley markets himself as a “social media marketing coach”. In addition to his to his association with Kevlar Gifting Communities, Quigley is/was a NewULife and B-Epic distributor.
Quigley stopped uploading B-Epic videos to his YouTube channel three months ago.
Kevlar Gifting Communities launched on September 3rd, 2020. The other Kevlar Gifting Communities co-founders are not disclosed.
Read on for a full review of Kevlar Gifting Communities’ MLM opportunity.
Kevlar Gifting Communities’ Products
Kevlar Gifting Communities has no retailable products or services, with affiliates only able to market Kevlar Gifting Communities affiliate membership itself.
Kevlar Gifting Communities’ Compensation Plan
Kevlar Gifting Community affiliates gift $1400, on the expectation they’ll receive $11,200 from from existing and newly recruited affiliates.
There are also additional “sprinkle spots” which, as Ben Quigley explains, are smaller gifting tiers.
[9:57] We have these little sprinkle spots.
A $350 gift in our community gets you back $2800. $700 gets you $5600.
Beyond the initial Kevlar Gifting Communities gifting tier there’s an Elite $6000 gifting tier, which pays $48,000.
After that there’s a $28,000 Extreme tier, which pays $224,000.
Kevlar Gifting Communities coordinates gifting payments through a 2×3 matrix.
A 2×3 matrix places an affiliate, one who has just gifted into any tier, at the top of a matrix, with two positions directly under them:
These two positions form the first level of the matrix. The second level of the matrix is generated in the same manner, housing twice as many positions as the first level (4 positions).
Level three of the matrix houses 8 positions, twice as many again as the second level.
Positions in the matrix are filled when other Kevlar Gifting Communities affiliates gift into the same tier.
Gifting payments are kept as positions fill on level 3 of the matrix (8 positions), hence the 800% ROI received per gifting payment made.
Once a matrix is full and the entire 800% has been received, re-gifting is required to continue earning. This can be gifting into a higher Kevlar Gifting Communities tier, gifting into the same tier, or both.
Joining Kevlar Gifting Communities
Kevlar Gifting Communities affiliate membership is $1400.
The company coordinates gifting payments across CashApp, Venmo, Zelle and PayPal.
Quigley markets Kevlar Gifting Communities on the premise of turning $1400 into $11,200 or, as he also puts it, an “eight to one return”.
[4:14] One of the things you’re gonna start getting from me, and from other people in the community, is coaching on cash flow.
And how to turn that $1400 into $11,200 in approximately sixty’ish days. That’s where we’re at.
In the absence of a website, Ben Quigley and friends are running Kevlar Gifting Communities through a Telegram group.
Quigley claims that since launch, three million dollars has been gifted through Kevlar Gifting Communities.
Early on in his Kevlar Gifting Communities video, Ben Quigley reveals familiarity with the MLM gifting niche:
[1:21] I gifted into another community. Awesome people but the same old format.
Where you gotta bring in two people, and they gotta bring in two people and eventually it bottoms out. It’s just the way it always is.
Gifting schemes are all the same. Scammers like Quigley steal money from those recruited into the bottom of the scheme.
Eventually recruitment dies off and those at the bottom of the company-wide matrix lose out.
What caught my attention was the previous gifting scam Quigley described he’d been in. To hear Quigley tell it this scheme collapsed, prompting Quigley to go off and launch his own clone.
Kevlar Gifting Communities uses the terms earth, wind, water and fire to label the various levels of the 2×3 matrix they use to track payments.
The only other MLM gifting scheme I’m aware of that recently used the same terms is The Underground Railroad.
Considering The Underground Railroad also used 2×3 matrices and interest in it has died off completely (i.e. it collapsed), I’d be willing to bet this is the scam Quigley started his gifting scamming career in.
I can’t say for sure though, as Quigley doesn’t disclose the name of the gifting scam he was in prior to Kevlar Gifting Communities.
In an attempt to justify running an illegal gifting scam, Quigley falls back on the “but you can receive gifts legally” cliche defense.
This sees tax law cited, wherein US residents are able to receive a financial gift, typically from a relative or friend, up to a certain amount before tax is payable.
This has nothing to do with gifting into and participating in an organized gifting opportunity like Kevlar Gifting Communities.
Gifting schemes differ from personal gifts the IRS is talking about, in that participants are recruited and gift in – for the sole reason they expect to eventually receive more than they gifted in.
Gifting scammers like Quigley dress this up with talk of “blessings” and what not, but at the end of the day the promise of receiving more than they gift in is the only reason anyone joins a gifting scheme.
MLM gifting schemes like Kevlar Gifting Communities are a type of pyramid scheme. They are illegal across the US.
On LinkedIn Ben Quigley discloses that he’s from Chicago, Illinois.
The current Illinois Attorney General is Kwame Raoul, who has a specific website page up on pyramid schemes:
Pyramid schemes may be disguised as games, chain letters, buying clubs, gifting clubs, motivational companies, mail order operations, or investment organizations.
Pyramid schemes violate state criminal and civil laws. The Illinois Criminal Code makes it a Class A misdemeanor (prison sentence of one year and $1,000 fine) for any person to knowingly sell, offer to sell, or attempt to sell the right to participate in a pyramid sales scheme.
Pyramids have been made illegal by the Illinois legislature. If discovered, pyramids will be closed down by police, leaving participants subject to fines and possible arrest.
Whether Illinois authorities are aware of Quigley’s involvement in and promotion of Kevlar Gifting Communities is unclear.
Beyond the US, Quigley claims he hopes to establish “Kevlar Gifting Communities all over the world in time”.
Ultimately math is math and gifting schemes are a zero-sum equation. What is paid out is paid in by someone else.
An “”infinity circle algorithm” or any other nonsense Quigley comes up doesn’t change that.
Quigley and scammers at the top of Kevlar Gifting Communities will withdraw the majority of funds gifted in.
Everybody else, that being the majority of recruited Kevlar Gifting Communities affiliates at any given time, loses out.
Update 13th April 2021 – Kevlar Gifting Communities has been rebranded as Gifting Communities.
Update 2nd May 2021 – Ben Quigley has announced he’s bailing from Gifting Communities.
Update 5th May 2021 – Ben Quigley has deleted his Kevlar Gifting Communities and Gifting Communities videos from YouTube.
I had linked to to one marketing video in this article. I had to remove the link as the video is no longer available.
Update 8th July 2021 – Gifting Communities has collapsed.