If you are like me and have “friends” you connected on Facebook that you had hoped to do business with but are stuck on the next big biz-op or MLM, then you probably have been hit up about a program named Zeek Rewards. I never looked into the program because my business model is not anywhere close to some scammy biz-op. Anyways, I was looking through my Facebook feed and guess what I saw? Yes, I saw that Zeek Rewards, the owner of the penny auction site Zeekler.com, had closed down their headquarters. Not surprised, I decided to look a little bit about it because I always like to see these shady businesses closed down.
So Zeek Rewards is apparently the affiliate program of Zeekeler.com, whic makes sense given the name. At around 4pm, their office in Lexington posted three signs saying they were closed down and to see their site for more info. It took until 9pm for their sites to come down. They also canceled an upcoming Red Carpet event for their company. The business has come under fire from the North Carolina Attorney General for being a Ponzi scheme basically, which is not a big surprised. Apparently, you had to pay to get into their affilaite program. I have always said if you have to pay to promote a product, it is likely a scam.
Anyways, not a huge surprise, but just a warning to anyone to not get involved in any type of scheme like this!
UPDATE: According to local news sources, there are currently 39 complaints that the North Carolina AG is investigating, but there have been as many as 20,000 inquiries about the business in the last 30 days. Zeek has stated they closed down to simply answer the complaints, but one could speculate that the sheer amount of complaints will close down the business.