The Global Pension Plan is not a government pension plan but a purported pension plan which was pitched to prospective investors over the Internet up to the end of the first decade of the 2000s. In 2008, this non government pension plan was put to an end when the individual who had been offering the supposed financial benefits of the Global Pension Plan, Benjamin Siegler, was arrested. In 2010, the results of a government pension plan investigation was used, after that investigation had concluded, to begin a court case of prosecution of the Global Pension Plan provider.
In that the Global Pension Plan is not a government pension plan, as the name might imply, and is not generally recognized as a valuable business opportunity, the Global Pension Plan has been most noted for the high amount of interests it aroused online. The Global Pension Plan, in this regard, became somewhat notable after receiving a high amount of web searches on a regular basis. That being, most advisers on online investment opportunities noted that the Global Pension Plan did not appear to come under the standards set up by government pension rules or investment guidelines.
The Global Pension Plan received a high amount of interest due to its claim of being able to return a high amount of profit from a relatively small investment. In this regard, government pension advisories and other sources for financial advice also noted that the Global Pension Plan could be seen as more of a financial risk with little prospect of any return.