His explanation on the VIP share payouts is inadequate. Short answer, if you bought VIP shares really at any point they were offered, you didn't ROI. Sure it was a risk, and yes the shares "continue" for whatever that's worth, but to try to claim you've already received your payout is just wrong. In essence he paid out more to purchasers of regular shares than VIP shares. And then to sell S9s on top of that (thank God I didn't purchase any) is just dishonest. Boo.