eBIZ.com uses MLM route to dupe students with IT package offer

The hitherto little known company, which is believed to be operating for the past 10 years, is selling IT educational packages through the MLM format, even as the content of its courses is available on the Internet free of cost

Over the past few years, Moneylife has regularly reported on how multi-level marketing (MLM) companies are duping gullible people with new, innovative schemes. Here is one more company which we discovered is offering a computer course on the internet, free of cost, and claiming that it has been doing this social service for many years! That's fine, only till the subscriber is asked to make an upfront payment of Rs7,446.

The company is eBIZ.com.Pvt.Ltd and it is the brainchild of Pawan Malhan. According to sources, Mr Malhan is a non-resident Indian (NRI). Some say he was a director of BITS, Pilani, while others inform that he was head of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) for nearly a decade. Some blogs even suggest that Mr Malhan was founder of a US-based MLM company SkyBiz, which was fined $20 million by the government. Sources among IIT alumni say they have not heard about Mr Malhan and that they have no clue about his credentials.

eBIZ sells online self-learning educational packages that contain courses on operating systems, programming languages, database and some capsules on MS Office, computer hardware and internet surfing. The catch is that the subscriber is expected to learn all these courses online at his/her own cost. eBIZ.com says, "Please note: All our courses are designed for self-learning only by using computer and Internet at the cost of the learner."

The CD containing the package provided by the company has some animated tutorials. The fact is that anybody can create such animated tutorials using software like Screen Casting which is available on the Internet free of cost. (Screen Casting captures all the movements on the screen and saves it as a flash file.) What is more astonishing is that neither eBIZ nor its educational module is registered with any university or technical board; so whatever certificate is given would have little or no value in the market.

As eBIZ claims it is offering educational packages-mostlly related to information technology-many students are attracted to this. Students and their parents believe they are getting a good offer at a lower rate than other computer education institutes are charging, but they fail to understand that there is no value in such self-education, unless it is endorsed by a government recognised technical education board or university.

The business module is equally interesting. There are some cycles and orbits. The first six cycles make the first orbit that the associate has to complete within a year. To complete the first orbit the associate has to sell this educational package to 50 people in the ratio of 1:2 and he may receive a commission of around Rs26,000. In case he cannot maintain the 1:2 ratio he will not get the commission. This is about the income an individual can earn. But how does the company earn its revenue?

When a person becomes an associate he pays Rs6,550 to eBIZ. (The balance from the total of Rs7,446 goes towards service tax and cess on service tax.) To earn a commission of Rs2,000 he has to enrol two more people as his left and right legs. eBIZ's total earning works out to Rs19,500-Rs2,000=Rs17,500. The company keeps about 30% from this as its revenue.

In the next cycle, the person has two associates who each add two people down the line (in the ratio of 1:2). eBIZ's total earnings now works out to Rs6,550 x 7 = Rs48,850 - Rs6,000 (commission paid to the initial subscriber and his two associates) = Rs39,850. Let's say the subscriber's business continues in the required ratio of 1:2 till there are 25 members in the left and right down lines, then eBIZ would have to pay him Rs8,000 and the associates would each get Rs8,000 in the next cycle.

This assumes that the business continues in the required ratio. However, if eBIZ has to pay out each eligible member the commission from the 70% it gets, it could begin to pinch. That's why MLM businesses seek to register more and more people, but would like to see less and less subscribers achieving the 1:2 ratio. This explains why there are very few people (less than 2%) who joined up early and earned money and the majority end up losers.

eBIZ has been active in the northern states, where subscribers are now finding it difficult to add new candidates to the fold. So, the business in moving to other states. The target group is the same-gullible students. Why does one have to pay for something that is otherwise available free of cost over the Internet?

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COMMENTS

Yogesh Chauhan

4 months ago

ebiz puri tarak fake he kuch nahi hota mene bhi 7 saal pahale join kiya tha mitha bolke join kara lete he acche se baat karate he are enaki CD se kuch nahi hota aur zuth to sabase jyada bolte he inake jaisa zuth to koi nahi bolta . apako pata kehi chodte he apase apake sare best friend ki list le lete he aur unase baat karne ki jid karete he apake friend bhi apase baat nahi karate puri life time inko kya pata family aur friend hi kam ate he ye sirf inaka fayada dekhte he . 2 sal inake vajhase barbad kar diya mene . me aap sabhise kahta hu bhle hi 5000 month me kamaye lekin satisfied rahiye dusaro ki badua aur gali mat suniye inhe adat he ye sab karneki har koi safal nahi hota isame may be 2% hi safal hote he aur ye sab unhehi batate he . zuthi baat to bahot kahate he. is ebiz me mat paise lagao aap ki kismat me jo likha he wahi milega jyada ki ummid mat kao. be satisfied. mujhe pata he isaka reply to aayega lekin ye sirf brain wash karate he baki kuch nahi aap apane maa baap ko dekho wo apase jyada ummid nahi lagate aap thoda bhi kamaoge to bhi wo khush he . so please mat join kijiye.

99 Jumshots

4 months ago

Bakri banate hai ye log... Ekdum sahi waale.... Aur murga bhi banate hain....
40k per month kamaa rahe hain... Bakri aur murge sahi hai naa? :D

Yaa aap aisa job dilaa do unhe jo isse jyaada ki package maar le!

REPLY

Gagan Rajput

In Reply to 99 Jumshots 4 months ago

Ek dam Sahi bola bhai

Mujhe bhi banaya tha


Tq so much jisne banaya tha
Uski wajah se 50+ ki team ko Leed karta hu or aap Kya karte ho

Kisi or k Sapno k liye kam 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

Siddhartha Singh

In Reply to Gagan Rajput 3 months ago

Aabhi 50 ki maar rahe ho. Baadmei inhi 50 se aapni marwana.

Shruti singhal

4 months ago

Because I didn't joined ebiz...I was little bit confused to join or not...he ask me for proof....bt I m not a ebizer so I can't gave him valid proofs....not to join ....and he leave me

REPLY

SUNIL KUMAR Rai

In Reply to Shruti singhal 4 months ago

i can provide complete details and clear your doubt regarding ebiz

SUNIL KUMAR Rai

In Reply to Shruti singhal 4 months ago

may i help u

Shruti singhal

4 months ago

I have lost my best frnd because of ebiz...I told him about ebiz that it is not suitable for him...and he will suffer lose....and just wasting money....😫😫😫😫bt he didn't believed me and he said that I m fooling him....I don't know how I believed him that ebiz is not right....

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Gagan Rajput

In Reply to Shruti singhal 4 months ago

Achha
Jise lost kiya hai Bo Karta Kya
Kya identity hai uski
Us bolo Pahle kuch Kare phir Uske liye Rona ni to life time rote rahoge aap
Or kuch puchna Ho to Mujhe 8319769986 whatsapp karna Didi

yogesh netam

10 months ago

Government should ban this type of mlm companies. Because ye company wale students ko target krte hai apne profit k liye. Unke presentation me sirf wahi bataya jata hai jo unka faida karwai. Isse padhai ka value kam ho rha. Jab paise k comfort zone me koi b aa jaiga to padhai ka koi value he ni rehega.. Student should focus on their studies and extra skills and activities, not in chain marketing.

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Nutan Rathore

In Reply to yogesh netam 7 months ago

You are right yogesh..... Ok if all this company banned...... Do you have the power to give all 1.2 crores people to give job opportunity..... 😕
.
The answer is NO.....
.
But other companies are doing it.... And they provide them job, money, to survive....

You can't understand the feeling because your father known the value... Of money and HOW TO EARN IT?

You are still a kid... And study is not sufficient now a days...

pallati srikanth

In Reply to yogesh netam 8 months ago

What do you know about the ebiz.

Anjali Sharma

2 years ago

Chutiyapa hai or kuch nhi india mai log free ke bhuke hote hai ye nhi sochte ki ager sb yahi krne lage to work kya inka baap krega

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vishwa Nayak

In Reply to Anjali Sharma 8 months ago

Good point

yogesh netam

In Reply to Anjali Sharma 10 months ago

Anjali u r right. Paise dekh k bhagne lgte hai sab. Kudh ka tym in sab me waste krte hai jab ki kudh ki value creat krne ka tym hota hai students ka.

SUNIL KUMAR Rai

In Reply to yogesh netam 4 months ago

sir koi nhi bhagta

SUNIL KUMAR Rai

In Reply to SUNIL KUMAR Rai 4 months ago

agr aap ko company k regarding koi bhi query hai to lets dicuss your doubts .. its an educational package which help you to suceed in your lyf ...throught various courses .and it also help you to earn money as an part time work ..its not a business its provide job opputunity by the way of edcuation aur part time work

ayman

In Reply to Anjali Sharma 1 year ago

kitna jaanti ho tum k baare me ?
aur sahi kahan tumne bhuke hote hai log pr free k chiz k nhi apne sapne pure krne k aur jineme chahat hoti hai use pure krne ki woh kisi bhi trh use pura kr hi lete hain !

arun kumar

In Reply to ayman 1 year ago

Dost ek frnd h meri cut se usne
Ebiz join ki h
M ye bta du
Apne bare me
Mne training li hui h or kam bhi kiya h
Dtn
Lic
Amway
Rcm
Dba
And other Mlm company
Usne kon sa system kam krta h
Mlm ka bus ye bta do....

Rishabh Mishra

In Reply to Anjali Sharma 2 years ago

Thank you anjali for opening my eyes to not to join ebiz community

SUNIL KUMAR Rai

In Reply to Rishabh Mishra 4 months ago

bhai 7015562396 ispe call krna nhi to message ..koi bhi decision lene s pehale jara y to socho just 2 -3 lines kya aapke decision p matter krta h kya ? .sir you doesnt neend any money either to attend any seminar on sunday .. but i request you to share your contact detail so that i explain you in right manner ...and i am sure after that u realize not to join ebiz was bad decision ... your decision was also helpful in your carrer also ...your 1 step and my cordination makes you different from others .. dont miss the chance sir ..

Gagan Rajput

In Reply to Rishabh Mishra 4 months ago

Mat Karna bhai kyo ni karna me batata hu 8319769986 whatsapp pe msg karna

ayman

In Reply to Rishabh Mishra 1 year ago

uski khudki aankh abhi band hai ebiz ko lekr toh woh tumhri aankh kese kholegi !

abd

In Reply to ayman 1 year ago

sahi hai dear

Anjali Sharma

In Reply to Rishabh Mishra 2 years ago

Welcome

Anjali Sharma

In Reply to Rishabh Mishra 2 years ago

Welcome

Anjali Sharma

2 years ago

Chutiyapa hai or kuch nhi india mai log free ke bhuke hote hai ye nhi sochte ki ager sb yahi krne lage to work kya inka baap krega

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Shubham Magre

In Reply to Anjali Sharma 1 year ago

What about united edupreneur ?

Anjali Sharma

2 years ago

Chutiyapa hai or kuch nhi india mai log free ke bhuke hote hai ye nhi sochte ki ager sb yahi krne lage to work kya inka baap krega

Anjali Sharma

2 years ago

Chutiyapa hai or kuch nhi india mai log free ke bhuke hote hai ye nhi sochte ki ager sb yahi krne lage to work kya inka baap krega

Muquaddar Ali

2 years ago

My younger brother caught in this scam around 1 year ago and paid a fee of Rs 11000. The agent fooled him by telling that he will be enrolled in O level computer course. He also called him(my brother) and others some classes for 1 hour at the same institute where official O level courses are being conducted on regular basis. By the end of year my brother told me about this and I found this very suspicious. Please tell me is there any legal action that I can take against them?

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Yogesh Nikam

In Reply to Muquaddar Ali 1 year ago

Government of india: Abolish eBIZ.Com Pvt. Ltd. - Sign the Petition!
https://www.change.org/p/government-of-india-abolish-ebiz-com-pvt-ltd?recruiter=724444295&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=whatsapp

leagal action

Anjali Sharma

In Reply to Yogesh Nikam 1 year ago

Ebiz is fucking company

arun kumar

In Reply to Anjali Sharma 1 year ago

Anjali
I name is Dilbag sharma
Kya apne join ki h ye company
Agr ki h to
Ye mlm h
Ap bta skti ho ki kon sa system kam krta h es company me mlm ka

sravan kumar

2 years ago

Ebiz is frauds!!!! its fake.... its spoolied my friends dreams and ambition...The seniors[how joined him] are getting money rather he is getting nothing.... he lost his relations with friends and he didn't got that money for what he paid he failed in so many exams by wasting time ebizz . In he worked hard but he didn't get any thing... now he is facing problems because of that.So many are filing case against it only some get benfits rest others are losers ...asking other person to join is like begging.. please study well and make urs dreams come true.

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chethan kapoor

In Reply to sravan kumar 2 years ago

he might havent worked perfectly so he didnt get paid by a company as well so MR sravan kumar ptove if it is fake and dont comment without knowing it correctly and prove it ...

Siddhartha Singh

In Reply to chethan kapoor 3 months ago

ebiz fanboy

Yogesh Nikam

In Reply to chethan kapoor 1 year ago

You and your company suck. Fuck off !!

[email protected]

4 years ago

guys its been included in mca because u can type cin no. as U72200DL2001PTC111183 in mca website and its iso certified 9001:2008....you can search this in GOOGLE.
As per the internet search- their website link http://www.ebizel.com/aboutus.php publicizes the ISO 9001:2008 certificate issued by ELITE under JAS ANZ accreditation.
You may contact directly to ELITE (as per the address provided in the certificate uploaded on website) or JAS ANZ accreditation body with your issues,if any.

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Bihar: A lesson in development that Congress and BJP may have failed to understand

Development might have triumphed over petty caste politics in what was once a ‘backward’ state, but has the ruling party at the Centre and the NDA-led opposition learnt the right lesson?

The sweeping re-election of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s coalition government is a solid confirmation of the development he has worked to bring about in the hitherto poorly-governed, deeply caste-ridden state. The election verdict in what was once considered the poorest state in the country, will most likely reverberate across the states, ringing the warning bell for both the ruling Congress party at the Centre and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the main national opposition and the principal partner in Mr Kumar’s government.

 “This is a victory of the people of Bihar,” the chief minister declared in a victory speech on national television. “The mandate is to move forward. The people of Bihar have decided not to go back to the old, dark days. I promise that I will work hard for five years and try to do more. This is a victory for development.”
 
The two-month long campaign was watched closely for the old divisive caste politics that has dominated much of northern India, and kept large sections of the population in large states like Bihar and Uttar Pradesh backward for more than two decades.
 
It’s worth recalling a description in The Economist five years ago, when the previous government of Lalu Prasad Yadav and his wife Rabri Devi was voted out after 15 years in office. “Bihar (had) become a byword for the worst of India, of widespread and inescapable poverty, of corrupt politicians indistinguishable from mafia-dons they patronise, caste-ridden social order that has retained the worst feudal cruelties.”
 
Nitish Kumar may not have totally ignored caste, but his campaign focused on his efforts to improve the lot of the roughly 90 million people of the state. During his five years in office, the chief minister tightened governance by fighting crime and corruption, and took serious steps to revive long-neglected development through investments in education, healthcare and infrastructure.
 
The BBC appreciated the progress in a recent report titled “Where ‘backward’ Bihar leads India”, which said that the state has also made strides in the areas of women’s empowerment, judicial and tax reforms, and public safety. Between 2003 and 2008, even the inflow of foreign tourists in Bihar rose nearly six-fold from 61,000 to 3,46,000.
 
The measures have helped to turn the state’s economy around. According to information available, Bihar’s economy grew an average 11.35% each year between 2004 and 2009, compared with 3.5% in the prior five years and well above the national growth average. The figures are reflected in the election result.
 
This evening, election authorities reported that the Janata Dal (United)-Bharatiya Janata Party coalition appeared likely to win nearly 200 of the total 243 seats in Bihar’s legislative assembly, a huge jump from its previous 143 seats.
 
The result will be a big setback for the Congress party which is trying to rebuild in the northern states. Its leaders made a bold effort to increase the nine seats it had, but it appears that they may have lost a few instead. Clearly they didn’t get it—they criticised the chief minister without gauging the impact of the changes he has been able to make.
 
Already, the Congress party is embroiled in the 2G spectrum allocation scam of historic proportion, it is finding very difficult to get out of. The party rules in several states, where some of its governments are bogged down with leadership squabbles and major corruption cases, while others don’t have much of a record to boast about. Today, the chief minister of the Congress government in Andhra Pradesh said he was resigning for health reasons
 
It’s not a very different story for the BJP. It can boast of the progress made by its poster boy Narendra Modi in Gujarat, but it has little else to show. The result in Bihar, where it is in a coalition, may boost the party’s confidence, but it doesn’t seem to have taken the lesson from the verdict. Today, the party’s leadership decided to retain its chief minister in Karnataka, BS Yeddyurappa, who has been battling a challenge to his leadership amidst a series of land scams.
 
The next parliamentary election is only in 2014. But the Bihar result is a clear verdict against the policies of caste and corruption that the Congress, BJP and other political parties will be sorry not to learn from.
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EBIZER CHITRANSH

5 months ago

Sahi hi bola Anjali ji Ye hi to problem hai but sb join krte kha hai jb join kregye jb na

JP

2 years ago

Thanks a lot ......I m thankful that I have seen this post otherwise I m going to join ebiZ , they told me that by leaning their courses and their investment process I will become the richest person. ....thanks to God he give me right way .....and a BiGgg thanks whom making this article

B V KRISHNAN

8 years ago

Nobody in India cares for caste. It is the wily politician who manufactures divisions on caste grounds, to ensure votes. These politicians are so starved of ideas that they use the easiest trick to get votes. It is rarely that somebody like Nitish Kumar rises above such methods. Also, media should also share the blame - they are double quick to label every activity on caste grounds. They publish which caste got how many berth in each ministry! Watch for the same comments from media when Nitish forms his ministry.

ss

8 years ago

Wow...truly unbelievable. Despite winning 90% of seats contested, BJP has received "warning bell" from the masses. And BJP with 91 seats seems to be comparable to Congress with 4 seats.

I suggest you check into a mental asylum and get treatment

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Ajeya Sadashivaiah

In Reply to ss 8 years ago

Comparing numbers will not make sense, the charm of Nitish Kumar has given a life to BJP in Bihar. This doesn't mean BJP is doing good. In Karnataka BJP CM did huge amount of corruption and nepotism, it has crossed all the limits. Still BJP central committee failed to put B.S Yeddyurappa out. This shows the how powerless the top BJP leaders are even on there own state leaders. If you see meticulously RSS itself corrupted in Karnataka.

V Malik

8 years ago

There is also less low level visible corruption in Bihar, when compared to some of the "better" states, like Maharashtra for example. State and National highways are still mostly un-tolled, while it is an open racket in MH. There is no "octroi" and "jakat naka" menace. Bijlee/paani, as it gets available, is cheaper. Basic victuals like milk/cereals/veggies and other similar are far cheaper, and also available at small co-ops. The farmer has it much easier getting his produce to the consumer. And there is far more political awareness of the get your dues from your local neta, grassroots onwards, in most parts of Bihar.

Dhananjay

8 years ago

Delisional is the word for your analysis.

What Chief Minister of karnataka has done (with denotification & nitification of land) is continuation to a much lesser extent of as abusive power that has been granted to him but to a MUCH lesser extent than all his predecessors. Remember that it was still legal. The reason his abuse of that power is coming out now is that opposition in Karnataka is scared that many fold worse abuse of that power by them in the last 15 years is about to come out in the next 1-2 years. They are trying to preempt him from doing that.

As for development, BJP is doing just that & very well not just in Gujarat but also in Madhya Pradesh & even Karnataka. Besides, BJP has won more new seats in Bihar than even JDU of Nitish Kumar in Bihar itself. This is because it is BJP that has delivered on Development Mantra more than any one else, including Congress & even its own alliance partners in NDA. Thus BJP's alliance partners ARE taking lessons from BJP & not the other way round.

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Dabbangg

In Reply to Dhananjay 8 years ago

what a joke!
nitish leant development from corrupt yedurappa!

Dhananjay

In Reply to Dabbangg 8 years ago

"nitish leant development from corrupt yedurappa!" - That's not what I said!

I said, even BSY is engaged in development. Modi has been showing development results since before even Nitish became CM & so is Chauhan in MP.

By the way, BSY has even appointed a retired Karnatak High ourt Judge to review abuse ince 1995 of powers given to CMs .. some thing that COngress is refusing to do w/ 2G scandal by appointing JPC.

Nice attempt at twisting what I wrote. Do read it again after removing your tainted glasses.

Dabbangg

In Reply to Dhananjay 8 years ago

"Thus BJP's alliance partners ARE taking lessons from BJP & not the other way round."

K B Patil

In Reply to Dhananjay 8 years ago

For the last 10 to 15 years, Karnataka's descent into all round corruption is clear to the citizens. Only the politicians seem to be happy about it. Just when the present CM completed 2 years in power, the Lok Ayukta, disgusted with the apathy resigned. One of the significant item of information from newspapers was that during the 2 years of his power, the CM had met the Lok Ayukta only twice. This is a clear indication of how much priority the CM gives to cleaning the state. While this is about the current CM, the previous CM it seems had, as his last act, before giving up office, gave an extension to the chief of a public utility. This chief was subsequently raided by the Lok Ayukta and the details of details of his ill gotten wealth was splashed in all newspapers. So, most citizens of Karnataka know that the choice is between the devil and the deep sea.

K B Patil

8 years ago

The way the BJP high command had to surrender to the Karnataka CM despite clear indications of poor governance is a clear indication that our two main parties are status quoist in nature. The Congress believes only in the charisma of the Gandhis and the BJP only believes that the upper castes will follow them forever. Both parties have a great opportunity to clean the system. But the indications are that neither of them is willing to change their habits. Soon, the smaller parties will come back into the limelight on account of the inertia of the two parties.

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