isXperia: Ponzi Scam Or Not?
Kalpesh Patel: Serial Ponzi Scammer Behind isXperia
isXperia was called Xip4Life and was founded by Kalpesh Patel, a serial scammer covered extensively by multiple investigative bodies. It was launched in 2015 as a Ponzi scheme, however, to make themselves seem more legitimate they tacked onto isXperia, which was an older MLM company from 2007.
Xip4Life was a major flop and Kalpesh Patel decided to run away with the money.
isXperia was co-founded by Christopher Bratta, who is also the owner of the company. They sell a line of CBD oil products.
Recently Xip4Life has been rolled into isXperia.
Products Offered By isXperia
They have a vast range of products that cover needs like sleep and personal care. They also cater to CBD oil needs.
The following products are listed on their website:
- Serenity (sleep aid)
- isGreen (superfood supplement)
- isXweet (energy chewable)
- SimpleMeal (meal replacement supplement)
- Mystique Patch (sleep supplement)
- Silver (Coleus Forskohlii root extract)
- X5 (metabolism)
- CraveSwitch Coffee & Tea
- Gentle Cleanser
- Toner with CoQ10
- Exfoliating Cleanser
- Hydrate 3
- Eye Care
Their CBD products are as follows:
- CBD Vapeables
- CBD Gummy Rings
- 250 mg and 1000 mg Hemp Extract CBD Oil
- CBD Lollipops
- CBD Vitamin C Gummies
- 200 mg CBD Beverage Enhancer
- 200 mg Breath Spray
- CBD Lip Balm
- 200 mg Hemp Extract Syrup with Melatonin
- 300 mg CBD BCAA
- 300 mg CBD Protien Poweder
- 300 mg CBD Pain Lotion
- 300 mg CBD Lotion
- 300 mg Roll On
- 300 mg and 150 mg CBD Pet Oil
- 150 mg CBD Large Dog Treat Bones
- 150 mg CBD Dog Sweet Potato Bites
No retail pricing is provided on the official isXperia or Xip4Life websites.
isXperia Compensation Plan
The company has combined direct retail and recruitment commissions with binary residuals.
To qualify for MLM commissions, an affiliate must generate a minimum of $60 worth of order volume every month.
This can be done through either sales or the affiliate’s monthly order.
Affiliate Ranks At isXperia
There are a total of 6 affiliate ranks at isXperia.
12 Star: Recruit a minimum of 12 MLM commission-qualified affiliates and maintain them.
9 Star: Recruit a minimum of 9 MLM commission-qualified affiliates and maintain them.
6 Star: Recruit a minimum of 6 MLM commission-qualified affiliates and maintain them.
3 Star: Recruit a minimum of 3 MLM commission-qualified affiliates and maintain them.
2 Star: Recruit a minimum of 2 MLM commission-qualified affiliates and maintain them.
1 Star: Recruit a minimum of 1 MLM commission-qualified affiliate and maintain them.
Affiliates can get up to 20% of the sale to the retail customers, however, the affiliates are paid out in “xdollars”. Which seems to be an internal currency that can only be used for purchasing more isXperia products.
For recruiting a new affiliate, an affiliate at isXperia gets a 50% commission. There are 3 optional affiliate packs on offer:
The affiliate also receives a 5% commission on orders placed personally by the recruited affiliate.
Multiple Fake DMCA Notices By isXperia Marketing Team
Copyright laws help creators in taking down materials used without their permission.
People and companies can file a DMCA notice on Google to notify Google that their content has been stolen and republished on a website without their permission. And most of the time, Google will take down the page which was stealing content. This helps promote websites that create original content and penalizes and demotes plagiarism.
However, crooked companies and shady PR firms abuse these laws. They use them to take down reviews and posts which are usually critical of their products/ services. But instead of giving honest feedback and having an open conversation. These companies resort to dirty tactics like filing a fake DMCA claim.
Someone from isXperia or an SEO/marketing/reputation company representing them has been filing recurring fake DMCA notices all over Google. These have been filed to take down articles from Bloggershq.org and theaffiliatedoctor.com.
And unfortunately, they’ve also succeeded at their malicious takedowns.
As we can see in the screenshot below, Google has already taken down the two posts and there might be attempts to take down this one as well.
I would not be surprised if the marketing team behind isXperia tries to file a fake DMCA order to take down this post as well. As they have shown again and again that they have no boundaries or ethics whatsoever.
Let’s take a deeper look into the DMCA complaints filed:
Fake DMCA Complaint Against BloggerHQ.org
This complaint was filed on November 29, 2022, by “Margery Perry”, which I believe is an Alias they’ve used to avoid detection. The country of jurisdiction is China and they link a 3rd party Tumblr blog, claiming it to be the “source”.
Here is the link to the report on LumenDatabase:
Another Fake DMCA Complaint Against BloggerHQ.org
Another complaint was filed against BloggerHQ.org on November 21, 2022, by “Harry Paul”. This time the jurisdictions were GR and they also used a Tumblr blog.
Fake DMCA Complaint Against TheAffiliateDoctor.com
A complaint against theaffiliatedoctor.com was also filed on the same date 21, November 2022. The Sender claimed to be “Tiana Vallejo” and the jurisdictions were IT. A Tumblr blog was again utilized here.
In all 3 of these fake DMCA complaints, they’ve used tumblr.com as it allows its users to change the date of the articles they post. This is done to change the publishing date and trick Google into thinking they were the original authors.
isXperia: Same Scam As Before
isXperia has no focus on retail and they’ve also not mentioned the pricing of their products on their website.
Even though they provided a highly detailed description of their products and their claims, they fail to do so about their origin and pricing.
Beyond that, the affiliates are only required to recruit more people to progress in isXperia’s compensation plan.
It is likely that most of the company’s revenue is coming from the monthly affiliate orders and not the retail sales of the listed products.
This payment plan would make isXperia a pyramid scheme.
Another suspicious thing is that isXperia is marketing its CBD lineup using Xip4Life.