To be clear people, just because people have been getting paid reliably in an apparent pyramid scheme does not make it a sound investment.
In fact it isn't an investment at all because there's no income producing asset being purchased. Yes people will get paid because otherwise how would you attract the next sucker?
As long as people keep joining the pyramid it will keep paying out. When people stop joining is when these schemes fail. The risk is that nobody knows at what point it will fail. That is the true risk and danger of these "New Sou Sous".
Remember in a traditional Sou Sou you can never get back more than you put in. It's a saving vehicle. Anything that promises you hundreds and thousands of percent return in a few days or weeks is most likely a shady deal.