Dubli direct lawyers to go after Troy Dooly

dubli-logoI’ve been called a lot of things over the years. The name “Oz”, within the context of BehindMLM, has been dragged through all sorts of mud and associated with any number of MLM companies (“you must be working for a competitor!”), government agencies, the media and even the Illuminati (I’m not kidding).

One person I’ve never been directly associated with though is Troy Dooly. At least not until now.

And thus the tone of a cease and desist Dubli had their lawyers send Troy Dooly a week ago is set. [Continue reading…]


Burks to be tried in November 2015 or September 2016?

zeekrewardsThe SEC shutdown Zeek Rewards in August of 2012.

The $850 million Ponzi scheme’s owner, Paul Burks, was indicted in October of last year.

A trial date remains pending, with the amount of discovery (Zeek Rewards information) having to be produced holding things up.

To that end Burks (right) remains a relatively free man.

That might not be the case for much longer though, with the DOJ’s latest filing pushing to get the trial started in November.

Paul Burks meanwhile wants the trial delayed for another sixteen months… [Continue reading…]


uFun Club’s new payment processor is uPayCard

ufunclub-logoA while back now uFun Club lost their previous payment processor services.

We’re not sure who they were using, but we do know the service was abruptly cancelled and affiliates were without a means to withdraw for months.

Last week we then started hearing about a new payment processor, specifically for uFun Club affiliates in western countries.

Initial announcements about the payment processor were pulled from Facebook in less than an hour, with affiliates threatened with their account being frozen if they discussed the processor in public.

Given the information blackout we didn’t initially have much to go on, but can now reveal uFun Club’s new payment processor is uPayCard. [Continue reading…]


Zeek Reciever sues Gary Bessoni (zCustomers) for $3.3M

zeekrewardsOne of the core components of the Zeek Rewards Ponzi scheme was the dumping of worthless bids onto dummy Zeekler accounts.

Initially Zeek affiliates created these accounts manually, as nothing other than an email address was required. There was no verification, so pop in any old email address and off you went.

As affiliate Ponzi point balances increased however, and bearing in mind that affiliates could only dump so many bids on each created account, it soon became apparent that the task of creating new dummy accounts each day was laborious.

Specifically, as more and more affiliates began to require tens, if not hundreds of new accounts a day to dump bids onto, that time spent doing so was in conflict with the notion that earning in Zeek required little to no effort.

So began the search for a solution by Zeek Rewards corporate, which lead to the automation of generating fake accounts. These accounts were then sold back to affiliates, which in addition to solving the problem, also generated an additional revenue stream for the company.

Zeek charged $2.50 per dummy account and all was well until February 2012.

So as not to startle their affiliate-base, Zeek announced they were ceasing the service by citing laws that had nothing to do with decision.

The reality is that, painfully aware the bogus accounts they were selling served no other purpose than to perpetuate Ponzi fraud, Zeek sought to distance itself from any peripheral activities that might have seemed suspicious.

Immediately prior to Zeek shutting down their “5cc” service, zCustomers emerged offering the same service.

Analysis of the dummy email addresses zCustomers provided affiliates revealed that they were infact behind Zeek’s own “5cc” branded service.

Heading up zCustomers, through the shell companies Peak USA and Peak Impact, Gary Bessoni managed to pocket some $3.3 million dollars from Zeek Rewards investors.

Now it’s time to pay up. [Continue reading…]


Zeek Updates: Coach Van, zCustomers, Grimes & Kaplan

zeekrewardsThree brief updates from the Zeek Receiver today, coming in from the Receiver’s Application for Fees and Expenses (1st quarter, 2015), a docket report for a new lawsuit and a settlement agreement in the Kevin Grimes litigation. [Continue reading…]


Singapore investigating uFun Club?

ufunclub-logoThe attention uFun Club has been getting in Thailand, China, Malaysia and Vanuatu hasn’t gone unnoticed, with Singaporean media the latest to start asking questions about the scheme. [Continue reading…]


Rodrigues out on bail, $200,000 bond & home detention

DOJ-logoFor fraudulently obtaining an American green card and then using said green card to re-enter the US, Sann Rodrigues was arrested on May 16th.

After noticing that Rodrigues had been released from the New Jersey state prison he was being held in yesterday, we wondered if he’d been released or was perhaps being transferred to another facility.

Department of Justice to the rescue! [Continue reading…]


Cash Dojo Review: Penny auctions via a complicated mess

cash-dojo-logoThere is no information on the Cash Dojo website indicating who owns or runs the business.

The Cash Dojo website domain (“cashdojo.com”) was registered on the 11th of May 2007, however the domain registration is set to private.

The earliest record I was able to find of Cash Dojo existing is the claim on the company’s LinkedIn profile that it was founded in 2013.

The Cash Dojo Terms and Conditions meanwhile represent the company as being based out of Cyprus:

This site (excluding third party linked sites) is controlled by the Company from its offices within Nicosia, Cyprus.

This would appear to be a misrepresentation of Cash Dojo, with the company’s Privacy Policy containing contradicting information:

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:

The Cash Dojo Network Inc 999 Canada Place Vancouver, BC V6C 3E2 Canada

That address however belongs to Regus, who sell rented virtual office space (mailing addresses).

The Cash Dojo compensation plan documentation clears this confusion up:

Company Ownership – Cash Dojo Corporation (IBC) is incorporated in Belize.

The Cash Dojo Network Inc is incorporated in Canada.

Company Location – The Company is headquartered in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Although why Cash Dojo is incorporated in Belize of all places is unclear.

Why Cash Dojo is located in Canada however is obvious enough, it’s where President and CEO Albert Liske is located.

Albert Liske, 34, has been the Chair of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Shoppaholic, Inc., since 2007.

He has since founded Cash Dojo Corporation, a Canadian, United States and Belizean company, and was named President and Chair.

The board also named him Chief Executive Officer of Penny Dojo Inc on December 1 and board chair on December 2 of 2013.

Somewhat confusingly, Natalie Wood is also cited as CEO of the company, with Kevin Grimes credited as the compay’s “attorney at law”.

Yes, that’s Kevin Grimes of Zeek Rewards notoriety.

I will state that the “business plan” document this information was obtained from appears to be dated late 2013 or early 2014. Whether or not Grimes is still involved with Cash Dojo is unclear.

A native of Vancouver, Canada, Mr. Liske is credited as the inventor of the modern day penny auction.

Albert Liske meanwhile first popped up on BehindMLM’s radar when he signed on as CEO of the Bidsson, the penny auction attached to the Bidify Ponzi scheme.

Liske resigned from the position just two months after he was appointed.

Liske then went on to publicly accuse Bidify of fraud. Citing an “amicable solution” two weeks later, Liske then dropped his campaign two weeks later.

What exactly went down between Liske and Bidify has remained a mystery.

According to the Cash Dojo LinkedIn profile, later that year Cash Dojo was Founded, with the company only recently having gone into prelaunch.

Read on for a full review of the Cash Dojo MLM business opportunity. [Continue reading…]


M2M Galaxy Review: Two-tier $50 cycler Ponzi (UR247)

m2m-galaxy-logoThere is no information on the M2M Galaxy website indicating who owns or runs the business.

The M2M Galaxy website domain (“m2mgalaxy.com”) was registered on the 5th of May 2015, listing “toney” as the domain owner.

A bogus address in the US is provided, suggesting that the entire M2M Galaxy domain registration is fake.

Further research revealed someone called Dave Jones promoting M2M Galaxy as being part of something called “UR247″.

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UR247 is a private Facebook group, consisting of some 2200+ members:

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The secret group has nine named admins; Sheri Bonay (alt profile Sherigirl Bonay), Desmond Johnson, Victoria Harris, Neville Easley, Corey Phillip Moran, Jennifer Dazley, Helen Smith and Richard Taylor.

Who is in charge of the group is unclear, however it appears to be a downline builder that attaches itself to various opportunities.

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A Facebook post from Sheri Bonay dated May 21st reads:

Woo hoo!! PRAISE GOD!! We just went over 400 in the M2M GALAXY group! This is UR247 Second program and Its JUST LIKE DIRECT PAY BIZ BUT ON A HIGHER PAYOUT! A TRUE TEAM BUILD!

We all sign under and promote the same link and this TRAIN IS MOVIN YALL!

Religion seems to be a common thread among the UR247 admins, with most of them publishing religious themed imagery or quotes on their Facebook timelines.

Another common thread is Achieve Community, with Corey Phillip Moran, Neville Easley and Jennifer Dazley confirmed to have been investors in the scheme.

The other UR247 admins probably were too, but have since deleted traces of their involvement/promotion of the scheme.

Achieve Community was one of the larger matrix cycler schemes of 2014. It was shutdown by the SEC in February, with the regulator revealing it to be a $1.8 billion dollar Ponzi scheme.

Kristi Johnson and Troy Barnes, co-founders of Achieve Community, are currently both facing criminal charges.

Direct Pay Biz meanwhile is a similar matrix cycler Ponzi scheme. A sales pitch on the Direct Pay Biz website proclaims visitors to the site can “turn your $9 into $597,170!”

Whether or not UR247 are running DirectPayBiz or merely shuffling their Facebook group members into it unclear.

As always, if an MLM company is not openly upfront about who is running or owns it, think long and hard about joining and/or handing over any money. [Continue reading…]


6K Goal Review: Tripple Effect sister scam?

6k-goal-logoThere is no information on the 6K Goal website indicating who owns or runs the business.

The 6K Goal website domain (“6kgoal.com”) was registered on the 8th of May 2015, however the domain registration is set to private.

Upon perusing the 6K Goal website, I was immediately struck by the design similarities between it and Tripple Effect.

I’d only just reviewed Tripple Effect, so the design and site layout was still fresh in my mind.

Upon further inspection I noted that most of the 6K Goal website FAQ was identical to that of Tripple Effect.

Like Tripple Effect, 6K Goal also had banners for ClubWealth and MegaCashTeam hosted on the domain:

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Additionally the 6K Goal and Tripple Effect websites are currently being hosted on the same server.

Whether or not this means the same admin is running both opportunities or it’s just a side-effect of the sites having the same designer, I can’t say either way for sure.

Both opportunities have been launched around the same time though, strongly suggesting the same admin is behind them.

As always, if an MLM company is not openly upfront about who is running or owns it, think long and hard about joining and/or handing over any money. [Continue reading…]