Have you stumbled upon a company called Ascira and you are wondering whether it is a legitimate company?
I have spent a lot of time doing research on Ascira, and in this article, I am about to reveal everything I have learned about this firm.
In a few minutes, you are going to find out what is the Ascira all about, as well.
- What Is Ascira?
- Who is the Founder?
- Is Ascira a Pyramid Scheme?
- Who is Ascira for?
- What is the Price to Join?
- Products That Ascira Offers
- Compensation Plan
- How Much Can You Make with Ascira?
- Why Do People Lose Money?
- Ascira Pros & Cons
- Final Thoughts About Ascira
And let me let you right off the bat, there is something shady about this company.
What does it mean?
Is Ascira a scam?
We are going to find out.
Please note, that I am not a member or an affiliate of Ascira.
This review is based on research and information available online in the public domain.
Any recommendations and conclusions are only opinions and may not apply to all persons or situations.
Website: www.ascira.com | The website has been changed to www,asciraglobal.com
Price to Join: $199 – $4,999
Ascira Review – Summary
Ascira is an MLM company founded in 2020. It is a successor of another MLM company that eventually became a pyramid scheme.
The founders of both companies are the same and it is safe to assume that Ascira soon will become a pyramid scheme as well.
The history of the CEO is shady and I don’t recommend joining Ascira to anybody.
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If you are really interested in education and you want to become financially independent, learn how to build up your own business online.
You are going to learn how to:
- Choose your field of interest (your niche)
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The 1st Five lessons are for free:
What Is Ascira?
Ascira is a new MLM company that deals with education and traveling.
On March 1st it was the pre-launch of the Ascira Academy.
The second program Ascira is about to offer is called Ascira Smart Travel and it should be available by June.
Regarding Smart Travel, unfortunately, the timing was not very fortunate, because of the lockdown that was going on throughout the world.
But it is getting better and it is possible to travel again.
This means, that people will want to have a discount, and Ascira seems to be one of a few successful MLM that offers that.
At least, it is presented that way.
The corporate headquarters is in Singapore. The address is 68 Circular Road.
It is probably just a small office according to google maps.
Who is the Founder?
The founder is John Sachtouras.
He is actually both, the founder and CEO of Ascira.
Mr. Sachtouras (or Johny the Greek as he is called) has been involved with network marketing for more than 30 years.
His major breakthrough came in 2009.
With an MLM company named Organo Gold Cofee, he was making $400,000 a month by 2013.
5 years later he joins another MLM company called Jeunesse which is in the health and wellness niche.
For whatever reason, he left that company and in April 2019 joins the FutureNet corporate.
Here is a promotional video of the FutureNet:
Looks impressive, right?
It did not take long to find out that FutureNet was a pyramid scheme and the FutureNet Chairman Stephan Morgenstern does not have a good reputation either.
In fact, this person is also known as a “serial cheater”.
And there is something about the statement.
The thing is that Herr. Stephan Morgenstern founded several companies that collapsed within 6 months!
All of them.
Das Ist Aber Schade = That’s a pity
One of the other key people within FutureNet was Steve Martin.
Regarding FutureNet, the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection claims that this can be a pyramid scheme.
What did John say in that video?
“2019 is gonna be amazing”
Well, in June 2019 FutureNet collapsed.
Does it mean that the Ascira will collapse, just because of the connection between John Sachtouras, Steve Martin, and German scammer Stephan Morgenstern?
But it is always good to know who is behind the company, its history, and who runs it.
Stephan Morgenstern lives in Poland and allegedly received a Gambian Diplomatic Passport, illegally.
Later we are going to see that Steve Martin is now with Ascira Academy.
Legal Issues with the Ascira
Since the launch was only in March 2020, there are no records of any legal issues regarding the Ascira.
It may take several years of investigation, but in most cases, the founders shut down the company and move on – to create a new one.
Based on the history of the founder, we will keep an eye on this company.
Is Ascira a Pyramid Scheme?
Technically, a pyramid scheme is any multi-level scheme where people make money from recruiting only.
In other words, there is no real product that people can sell and make money. In most countries these are illegal.
Ascira seems to have products to sell and you can generate retail sales commissions.
But at this point, it is not quite clear which direction Ascira will go.
Will they heavily rely on recruiting? Well, most MLMs act that way and therefore the structure looks like the image below:
If a person or the Independent Marketing Associate (IMA) of Ascira is able to make living as an affiliate (meaning just selling the products) and is not “forced” to recruit other people, then this company might be sustainable in the future.
But at this point, it is too early to predict.
Does the history of the founder play a role?
Most likely it does.
Who is Ascira for?
Anyone who wants to change the direction of his/her life and is interested in making money, other than just from 9-5.
Since there is this vision to connect billions of people around the world I am sure the top leaders of Ascira would answer, that this company is for everyone.
It is a very nice idea but at his point, it seems like they want to sell these products to a certain number of people. And these people will sell it to another and so on and so forth.
According to John Sachtouras, there are 3 phases planned for the next 3-4 years.
Plan for 2020
He wants to build a Global Marketing Team with customers and IMAs (the Ascira associates). His goal is to reach over a billion people, give them an education, and improve the quality of their life.
So it is for anyone who has the desire to become his or her own boss.
Plan for 2021
These people would get connected in some kind of Social Media Community where they all can share information, and photos – something like FaceBook.
Plan for 2023
In the last phase of this project, he wants to invite and incorporate an e-commerce platform where companies would offer their products to Ascira members for a discounted price.
I mean, this sounds truly revolutionary. Really audacious plans.
Will it work?
What is the Price to Join?
At the point of the pre-launch, there are 3 different Packs you can choose from.
Associate Pack – $199
You’ll have access to the Virtual Management System, which is something like a back office of the Ascira (at least in my understanding).
On top of that, you have activated
- 1 Marketing Center
- 2 months of access to Ascira Smart Travel
- 2 months of access to Ascira Academy
Pro-Pack – $499 (Limited Offer – only until June 4, 2020)
It comes with the Virtual Management system as the associate pack above.
You have 3 Marketing Centers and 4 months of access to both Ascira Smart Travel and Academy
On top of that:
- 1 General Convention Ticket
- Team, Matching, and Personal Wholesale Bonus
- Digital Business Kit
Founder Club Pack – $4,999 (Limited offer – only for 1st thousand applicants)
With this Pack, you can go to VIP events, and apparently an opportunity to travel around the world.
Here are the benefits that are coming with the Founders Club Pack:
- Founders club pin
- Priority access to events and customer service
- Invitation to training events
- 4 VIP convention tickets
- 1-year Ascira Smart Travel
- 1.5-year AScira Academy
- Digital Business Kit
It is not quite clear what all of these terms mean.
So those are the pre-launch packs.
According to the compensation plan here is the overview of products and prices available after the launch.
What I find disturbing is the fact that it is possible to pay by Bitcoin or Unicrypt.
Products That Ascira Offers
So far Ascira has 2 major products to offer. Ascira Academy and Ascira Smart Travel.
Let’s take a look at the first one.
This has been available since 1st March 2020.
Even though this has been launched in March, there is no information about what this academy teaches you.
There is no free webinar, no free trial, nothing.
It is supposed to be a “live-streaming on-demand platform for knowledge and education”.
When we take a closer look we see that Steve Martin is part of this Academy.
He was already behind the FutureNet and other FutureWhat-ever “projects” and they did not do that good…
Ascira Smart Travel
This will be a platform where customers can benefit from travel offers, whether it is a hotel, renting a car, or booking a flight. The booking process and payments should be much easier with Ascira Smart Travel, but most importantly much cheaper.
At least it is announced that way.
Well, we will see how it will go.
There is another player in this industry, iBuumerang, and they have seemed to do quite OK (even though the CEO has an interesting history as well).
Well hopefully the travel industry will open again and in the summer we will see Ascira Smart Travel in action, so we will be able to assess the service more accurately.
How to get the offer?
You are either a retail Customer or the IMA.
As a retail customer, you can purchase access to the platform and you can pick the retail offer you want.
As an IMA, you can buy packs for wholesale prices and sell them to customers.
That way you make a profit.
… that brings us to the compensation plan.
Compensation Plan or Financial Rewards Plan
If you have ever done research on any MLM company I am sure you did check the compensation plan as well.
I would bet that it was not easy to understand.
Don’t worry, it is always made that way.
And even though it may seem like it is very important to break it down, I am of the opinion that you don’t have to know all the details of it.
It all comes down to recruiting and “building your team”.
There are 15 ranks in Ascira and at the very bottom is a rank called Bronz.
To become a bronze you have to have at least 3 people as your downline.
These can be either customers or IMAs, it does not matter.
What matters though, is the requirement that they have to make at least 5,000 PGQV in one calendar month.
PGQV stands for Personal Group Qualifying Volume.
It does not say what is the equation between the money spent by the customer and the accumulated PGQV.
To give you an idea what are the requirements for the ranks, check the table:
Here are the 9 ways to make money with Ascira:
1 ) Retail Bonus
2) Direct Sponsor Bonus
3) Personal Team Bonus
4) Placement Sales Volume Bonus
5) Monthly Subscription Bonus
6) Matching Bonus
7) Rank Advancement Bonus
8) Lifestyle Bonus
9) Global Diamond 3% Pool Bonus
If you want more details I suggest reading the complete Compensation Plan (about 24 pages).
If you don’t understand it all, don’t worry. It is not meant to be understood completely.
This is a common thing in all MLM companies.
And even if you are interested in joining one, and you ask questions, your upline will just ignore your questions in a polite way, saying something like:
“oh don’t worry about it right now. You see what a lifestyle you can have, so do you like it? – Great hop in” …
Well, something in that manner.
How Much Can You Make with Ascira? – Income Disclosure
Obviously, no income discourse is revealed since this is still a new company. (Most of the MLMs do not reveal their income disclosure).
And we know that Ascira is still in the pre-launch mode.
Maybe at this time, you still can get into the game.
When it comes to the commission you can make 20% (buy the product for $99 and sell it for $129)
But this is still theoretical. We don’t know how the business at the pre-launch stage goes.
Why Do People Lose Money?
It is common that people within MLMs to lose money – especially those at the bottom.
Regarding the Ascira, to be a qualified and active member. one must purchase a monthly subscription of a minimum of $99.
Or by generating a minimum of $200 in retail sales per calendar month.
It happens that people, in order to stay active members, buy the packages (products) whether they sell them or not.
Update September 2020
Here is a short update regarding Ascira products and the company.
Since the summer of 2020, there is no major change and my recommendation NOT to invest in Ascira is still valid.
Find other ways how to make consistent income.
I might help you with that as well.
Where to Go from Here?
What bothers me the most is the “unknown” when it comes to the Ascira Academy program.
In my experience, when there is a pre-launch of the product, you have access to the demo version. Or at least you can watch a webinar.
This all thing about Ascira is not clear.
Let me share with you a specific example.
I have learned about affiliate marketing.
It took me a long time until I found the proper educational platform but that is not the point right now.
The point is that reason why I joined this platform was that it allowed me to take a look inside the training platform.
I had access to the first few lessons for free.
It was possible to test it out and get in touch with experienced marketers so one was able to make a comparison with other platforms teaching how to make money online.
And after 7 days I had 2 options:
- Stay as a starter member for free with limited access to the platform
- Buy a premium that costs about $50 a month (about $42 if signed up yearly)
But with Ascira, we do have no money-back guarantee, we don’t have any free-trial period and it is all bit shady.
Not mentioning the history of the founder and his associates.
If you for whatever reason don’t like the whole Ascira company I have an alternative for you.
It is not MLM and it is not a course that costs $997.
I am talking about a business online. In other words, a website that can be monetized.
You don’t have to chase people, you don’t have to call them.
What I have in mind is affiliate marketing training.
Imagine you will learn how to create a website around one specific niche.
Let’s say you are passionate about cycling so your niche can be a cycling simulator.
Most people don’t go directly to the merchant’s website and buy.
They want to do some research first and learn what specific product is the best for them.
You as a passionate cyclist have a website with the description, all the product pros, and cons, and stuff like that (you don’t have to buy all of them to write a report).
This website of yours is an affiliate website – with affiliate links to that merchant website that offer a 10% commission on every product it is sold.
You can be associated with as many merchants as you want.
Now, this may seem easy, but you need to work on your website.
I have been a member of one platform that teaches you how to create such a website in a way that ranks well on Google (on the 1st page of google).
With proper training, you can start making money within 6 months.
This is not a get-rich-quick scheme. The point is that you need to learn certain skills before making the first dollar.
And this training shows you step-by-step how to make the first dollar.
Then, it becomes easier.
You just repeat the process over and over again. I know it may sound easy.
Well for some it is easier, for others it is a bit more complicated.
Check the video below to find out more:
I am sure you have noticed in the video that the training is ideal for total newbies as well.
Besides, you will have me as your mentor so whenever you feel stuck, you can contact me.
Let’s wrap up the Ascira review.
What I like about Ascira
- Theoretically, there is an Earning potential (but it is very risky)
What I don’t like about Ascira
- Founders with a bad reputation
- Not clear what the Academy course teaches
- The Founders pack is quite overpriced
- A potential pyramid scheme (not proven though)
Final Thoughts About Ascira
Ascira is a new company that looks promising and according to the CEO, there are big plans ahead.
I don’t want to mislead you, but personally, I would be careful with Ascira.
With that being said, I don’t recommend joining the Ascira.
It is too bad, they don’t offer you a money-back guarantee, you can’t even take a look at the products.
My personal guess is that Ascira eventually will be a pyramid scheme.
But I can’t make any final conclusions since there is no proof.
The entire future of Ascira depends on people who are getting in, during the pre-launches.
Will Ascira have enough people who are able to sell the packs and programs to others?
Will they find people who can pass on the message to further levels?
These are still open questions.
Well, if you have any concerns, let me know in the comment section below. I will be more than happy to give you feedback.
Thank you for reading
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33 thoughts on “Is Ascira a Scam?”
What irritates me is that a “successful” network just gets about 40 postings worldwide with their Facebook Entries….??? It´s a bubble….
Well, you are right. It is a bubble that is already about to burst.
Hopefully, more people read such reviews so they won’t lose their hard-earned money.
Thanks a lot for your comment,
a friend of mine recently got involved with Ascira, specifically with Hans-Jörg Happy Hartmann. I got the impression that he had a massive brainwash. I did some research specifically about Happy and it does not look really great. Happy was fined in Switzerland and was also fired from two companies, Vemma and Nerium (now trading as Neora). Both companies were in the spotlight of the “Federal Trade Commission” as they were found guilty of running a pyramid scheme and Vemma had to pay a hefty fine of close to $ 240 million. Also some other European countries had a closer look into their business models.
I had a look at FutureNet and it seems that the homepage is still active “FutureNet.club”. My impression is, that Ascira is simply a copy of FutureNet – have a look at it.
If you look at the Ascira HP you will still not find any information about their products, company or contact possibility. Furthermore, if a company promises that they can give a discount of up to 70% on flights in these days with this model then this is an outright lie.
Now it is up to you to make an assessment.
Hello and thanks a lot for your comment.
Really appreciate it.
Nach langem Suchen habe ich endlich etwas Konkretes über ascira lesen können, Infos die ich benötige. Mein Freund hat sich da mit einem hohen Beitrag v 1200 € “reingekauft”, ich bin sprachlos und dagegen. Glaub nicht an dieses schnelle Geldverdienen und Versprechen, beim Erreichen des doppelt platinum, mit einer Auszahlung von sage und schreibe, ca 50.000 €….wieso glauben Menschen sowas?
Dein Bericht hier, war sehr hilfreich für mich, jedoch wie kann ich jetzt dem Freund noch helfen?
Thank you for your comment, I am glad you find it helpful.
As for your friend, I am sorry about that.
You can only try to convince him that it would be his best NOT to invest and withdraw the money as soon as possible.
There are many other ways how to invest, however as you correctly pointed out there is no such a thing as get-rich-quickly.
It is always difficult to give advice in such a situation.
Maybe he needs it as a learning lesson – probably an expensive learning lesson.
I am sure you have done your best, so don’t feel bad about yourself.
Wishing you all the best
That is a very nice review you have there. It is well detailed and also well researched. I have heard about the Ascira company before and wanted to know what is this all about.
I won’t deny that I would have also contemplated about their legality. Nonetheless, this article has just made me know about Ascira and also tell that it does not make sense to become their member.
Ascira is just a new type of pyramid scheme.
My advice is to stay away from it.
Thanks a lot for your comment,
They are 100% a scam.
There are very shady practices that are currently transpiring. Hiding behind software glitches so ASCIRA magically wipes all your commissions off your dashboard. Then decides to make it mandatory that if you did not take a screenshot of your commissions you will not be paid.
Last time I checked that is an illegal practice… That is just one scenario. Buyer beware and spread the word.
Hello there! this is an amazing review you have got here. I am sure this information here will be of great help to any one who come across it as it is to me. I think I will agree with everything you have said here. Its not save to sign up for it now since Its quite new and do not offer money back guarantee . Thanks for sharing this with me.
Glad you like it.
If you have any questions let me know.
Thank you for your comment
Have a good one
This is a great review about Ascira and it is quite amazing how so many of these type companies seem to be popping up at a time when travel is quite low on peoples agendas. I am so pleased that you have gone into such depth about the background to the owner and his previous associate businesses. I also like the fact that you have given us all the information about earning scope and the cost which does seem quite a lot especially at a time where so many people who not be able to afford that.
I joined Wealthy Affiliate as I believed in my own ability and wanted to create my own business and did not know how. Well this was the best thing I did as you learn so much about creating a successful business but most importantly you get to see the successes of others.
I am glad you enjoy reading this article about Ascira.
It is important to mention also the history of the founders. Based on that, it is easier to estimate what is gonna happen with this newish Ascira company.
You did great that you have become the affiliate marketer.
wishing you all the best
Wie kommt man aus Ascira wieder raus? Gibt es eine Kündigungsmöglichkeit, ohne einen Nachfolger für den Account zu finden?
Are you a member of Ascira?
My recommendation is to stop paying for membership.
Ask your bank to stop the payment that goes to Ascira.
Hope that helps,
Let me know in case you have more questions.
I was wondering what is this company called Ascira, all about.
It is also interesting to learn about the founder.
You have presented us with a very thorough and informative post on Ascira and also the involvement of founders of other companies that have failed. Not a good track record and I would not support any of the characters that you mention in the post.
I worked for a MLM company and I know how difficult it is to make money without continuously having recruit new members to your team and build a down line. It appears that Ascira is no different and there are just too many shady parts that I would avoid this company. Thanks for the warning.
Thanks a lot for your valuable comment and for sharing your experience.
Ascira is a new MLM company – exactly that kind that it soon will (most likely) become an outright pyramid scheme.
Definitely – not recommended for anyone.
It is much better to invest the money in books or some valuable education online (with a free trial or a course with a money-back guarantee).
I finaly found a real review about ascira, thank you!
Glad you like it, and you are very welcome.
Thank you very much for an insightful review. The surge of Multi level marketing businesses is something that can no longer be hidden. I believe that every new company deserve a chance to see how sustainable they are on the long run. Having reviews such as this to explain all the process involved is necessary and important. Thank you
You are welcome.
Glad you enjoy the review.
Getting involved with the Ascira might be risky and in fact, I don’t recommend any MLM company. Success is extremely rare and a lot of people may lose hundred if not thousands of dollars.
Thank you for your comment
thanks for taking the time to carry out such tentative research on ascira.
Taking into consideration the management, it is better to stay off this company.
The price for the packages is extremely expensive and I don’t see any value in it. There are better ways where you can invest the money.
To me, It is nothing than a new pyramid scheme.
Thanks for sharing your opinions.
Exactly – the founders are serial scammers. People with such experienced don’t change.
This is how they earn their money.
It is a matter of time until this “project” will be shut down. But on the other side can still be around for a year or two.
It will depend on how many people will complain about Ascira.
You will find all the most important information on functioning on our official sources. We cordially invite you to the website ascira.com and social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) where you can learn more about ASCIRA and the possibilities that offer to each member. Keep track of our participants’ progress and their path to the next levels and ranks.
The rules and principles of cooperation are described in detail in the Pay Plan available to everyone on the ASCIRA website.
Visit ascira.com and choose a reliable path to success.
Thank you Ascira team for reading the review and using my post as a promotion for you.
I believe though, that every reader will be able to determine whether to join the Ascira or not.
If someone has questions or concerns, please use this comment section and we will clarify the possible open questions.
From the information you have shared with us I would beware. There doesn’t appear yet to be enough information to make an informed decision.
There are many MLM companies that have been going for 30+ years, despite governments/people trying to prosecute some of them & shut them down.
It’s often because some distributors encourage bad form, bad tactics, embellish the facts, etc…
This sort of behaviour unfortunately is something that is found everywhere in life. So one really needs to look into which team they are signing up with.
Of course before that the person does need to do a thorough due dilligence to make sure the company, the products, the compensation plan, the rules & regulations, is the right vehicle for them to achieve their goals.
The biggest warning sign with Ascira does indeed start with the leadership of the company.
You focused on 2 but it would seem there are several that come from working with dubious companies.
For me Ascira has no appeal, thanks for your review Mike.
Thank you, Brigitte for your comment.
You are absolutely right. One should check the details about the company before joining and that includes the history of the CEO and other guys in the top positions.
Hello dear, wow what wonderful content you have here, I was actually doing some research online when I saw your post, thanks for sharing such amazing concise information with us all, I saw some reviews on Ascira, but I wasn’t sure if it was legit or not, but I believe after going through your review I now know what step to take, thanks for the info
Glad you find it helpful.
If you have any questions, let me know.
Lately, I have been looking into different avenues of income, and traveling for a living would be amazing. I’ve been thinking about it but hadn’t actually dove into anything yet. I’m so happy I read this prior to. My luck I would have spent all this money just to find out it’s a pyramid scheme!
I agree, traveling for a living is my dream job as well:)
But Ascira is a bit off of that concept.
It seems that a bunch of serial scammers got together and created a new project – they call it Ascira.
Maybe it will last for a year, maybe a bit longer.
I am glad that you had a chance to read the review first.
It is better to invest some time in research first – it pays off later.
I think you were too kind with your comments.
I ma coming from a community with far less money, and especially not the ability to spend 200$ on air.
I liked you illustration on how on these pyramid schemes most people loose money. Some say “I got my money back”, but, in order to do so, how many lost their money to compansate?
So, good lock to failed pyramid schemers, like Sachtouras, who failed on selling products in extravagant prices and now they are just selling air.
There is no investement in Ascira, only an expiration date. So, if someone wants to loose friends by selling them a program that is made to fail, then remeber it’s not only your money, but their money.
Thank you for your valuable comment. Yes I did try to be polite and did not want to accuse the Ascira from being a pyramid scheme right away – since there is no proof (not yet)
But I appreciate your comment and I believe it will help others to decide where to invest and what to avoid.
Wishing you all the best