Q: I have seen three different people on the videos make three different statements pertaining to the required amount of gold purchased per month and the # of referees per month to maintain the requirements to receive all the bonuses. Please clarify.
A: Legally we are classified as an E Commerce company which also offers an Affiliate program. We adhere to the E commerce rules set forth by Germany and the World Trade Organization. There are zero sponsorship requirements nor are there any purchase requirements from our company. The 12 week plan is an optional affiliate based system whereas the affiliate chooses to “personally commit” to the plan, but by no means is it a requirement.
Q: Is the gold you purchase sent directly to you when it is purchased and do you have to clarify that you want it stored for you?
A: Every customer/ affiliate of Karatbars is able to maintain, direct and manage their own account. If you choose delivery you can receive your gold from 1 gram at a time. For others who prefer to store their Gold offshore, we offer free storage with Prosegur which is the 3rd largest transporter and storage facility in the world. Prosegur ranks # 1 in Germany.
Q: Is the gold in a separate account apart from the cash that would be used off of the Master Card?
A: Absolutely! The MasterCard is a convenient way for Karatbars to pay commissions to the affiliate. You can use your card anywhere in the world MasterCard is accepted and it a very easy means of converting cash into gold if you choose. The gold itself can be delivered or held in the vaults of Prosegur.
Q: Is it insured by someone and is there a written contract that states who has it and it is obtainable with out a lot of trouble?
A: Yes, there is an insurance policy that covers the gold held in the vault. Anytime the client wishes to take delivery, an order is either a) called in b) by written request. The information is sent to the vaulting company where arrangements are made for shipment / delivery. The gold is also insured throughout the delivery process. The insurance is valid until you sign that you have received your gold and have it in hand.
Q: What is the KYC that is talked about and since I am not that computer literate how do I upload to the office what ever documents are required?
A: KYC is also known as “Know Your Customer” or the Patriot Act. All financial institutions are required by law to maintain a current list of its clients documentation and further verify no individual has been associated with terrorism or money laundering activity. You can scan a copy of your docs and upload them to your back office or simply take a picture using a cell phone and email them to yourself where you can save a copy to your computer and upload the docs to your back office.
Q: How do I get help on the use of the “Back Office”?
A: Your sponsor should walk you through the function of the back office once you are registered for your free account, I can also provide a list of short videos. to help you if necessary.
Q: Do you automatically receive the Master Card or is there amount of gold that has to be put into the account. I do realize something would have to be in the account but just wondered if you automatically had the account set up?
A: The MasterCard account is set up once you have earned a minimum of 35€ ($45) in commissions. The set up of the card is 20€ ($25) and the balance of 15€ ($20) is the amount for the minimum deposit on the card. The card may also be pre-ordered (prior to commissions) for affiliates who opt to participate in our optional Dual System Pay Plan. The client must have a Silver business package or higher prior to pre-ordering the card.
Q: What about family members, Spouse particularly, using the account and would the spouse have the same account with a duplicate card or separate accounts?
A: We do not offer joint accounts, however, husband and wife may choose to have individual accounts set up. Each Karatbar account has an option to add a beneficiary. Each Karatbar account will have a separate Karatbar MasterCard set up in order for commissions to be paid out.
Q: One video stated that on a corporate or business account that there would only be one designee to operate the account, could you clarify?
A: Yes, that is correct. If an individual owns a business, our system is designed for only one individual or signature of authority be authorized to manage the account.
Q: Could you also clarify the establishment of children’s accounts and the setup of same.
A: Individuals may create a Customer account for children under the age of 18. A child’s account is not eligible to receive earned commissions. Due to laws which vary from state to state as well as each Country, we suggest you speak to a trusted financial adviser for guidance in regard to trusts and children s savings accounts.
Q: Training is also important particularly as to what can be said and not said when presenting the program. Where could I obtain this?
A: The Terms and Conditions are located in our back office. You can register for a free account to view these terms and conditions without any obligation. The primary rules are to be honest and of good character. We do not allow affiliates to use the words investment nor give tax advise unless they are fully licensed by their local states/ province or Country. All questions of this manner should be referred to a trusted specialist who is familiar with the laws of are in which you reside.
Q: Are there Presentation Videos that can be obtained and instructions on the use of them?
A: Presentations are available in your back office or through a Senior affiliate Leader of Karatbars International.
Q: Do the cost of the Plans and or the Gold prices fluctuate with the spot price of Gold? Do the Gram Prices fluctuate?
A: Yes, the prices of gold are set daily by the London Fix. Prices are adjusted daily.
Q: How are the tax implications on profits handled?
A: You will be considered an Independent Contractor. All questions of this manner should be referred to a trusted specialist who is familiar with the laws of are in which you reside. Each individual should adhere to the tax guidelines & requirements where they reside.
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Q: WHERE Do I See the Earned Money Coming My Way?
A: Log into http://karatbars.com
This takes you to your Dashboard… see YOUR ACCOUNT (3 o’clock area of dashboard)
Pending Unilevel Payout …pays out on 1st of month…from earnings month back
Monthly Unilevel Commission Run Cycle… 11th of month to following 11th of month… pays out 1st of following month after that
EX: Monthly Commission Run …Feb 11th – March 11th… pays out on April 1
Pending Dual Payout…is last weeks “Dual Commission This Week” commissions from Saturday to Friday end midnite (Germany)
That pays out when Stuttgard opens office on Friday morning…then it will show $0.00 till end of Friday midnite
Dual Commissions This Week… is the current running total commissions building up from this weeks Dual System..
Those commissions build from Saturday to Friday end midnite (Germany)…
At end of Friday midnite (Germany)… that rolls up to Pending Dual Payout for next Friday morning…
And the Dual Commissions This Week…resets to $0.00… and builds from there.