Crypto 888 Club collapses for fourth time, reboots as Nano Crowd

Since BehindMLM published an article covering Nano Club’s launch just over a year ago, investors have been desperate to convince us that the third reboot of Crypto 888 Club would succeed.

To date the article has garnered over 750 comments, mostly back and forth between the “this time…” and “history will repeat itself…” crowds.

Turns out history won, with Nano Club officially collapsing sometime over the past week. [Continue reading…]

Bit Club Invest Review: Startup investment = 5000% ROI in 60 days?

Bit Club Invest provide no information on their website about who owns or runs the business.

The Bit Club Invest website domain (“”) was registered on October 19th, 2017.

Despite only existing for less than a month, Bit Club Invest claims it “entered the international investment market” in 2016.

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…]

TelexFree net-winner class objects to claim resolution procedures

Having followed the Zeek Rewards case, it’s my understanding that net-winner and victim claim procedures are pretty straight forward.

Both parties file claims and what’s provable on paper is accepted. The rest of the claims are tossed out and funds are then clawed back from net-winners and returned to victims.

Fearful of being held accountable for more than they believe they invested, TelexFree’s net-winner class has filed an objection against how their claims will be processed. [Continue reading…]

Scoville addresses SEC, mixes religion with Ponzi scamming

I don’t profess to have familiarity with every religion on Earth. But as I understand it, with the exception of perhaps a few outliers, not stealing from people is a general rule accepted in most religions.

This makes Charles Scoville’s latest religious themed rants on Facebook all the more bizarre.

Put simply: How you going to run a Ponzi scheme with the aim of stealing millions, only then to hide behind Jesus’ skirt once caught?

And don’t tell me “the Lord” condones your thievery. What a load of utter nonsense! [Continue reading…]

David Wood acknowledges Empower Network was “fake and bullshit”

Before buying a $2 script and accepting gifting payments through bitcoin became the norm, the MLM underbelly came up with elaborate marketing funnels to justify gifting schemes.

One such scheme was David Wood’s Empower Network, which began as a blog SEO service.

Way back in the day Empower Network affiliates paid each other $25 a month for a replicated website on the Empower Network domain.

The pitch was that everyone blogging on the Empower Network domain would create unstoppable search ranking success.

That worked for a bit, until the domain was penalized and search traffic tanked.

This prompted Kalatu, an attempt to launch a paid alternative to WordPress. With WordPress the world’s number one blogging platform and, more importantly, free to use, Kalatu quickly flopped.

What followed was wave after wave of marketing modules, released at ever increasing price-points. Affiliate recruitment meanwhile continued to dwindle, and with it gifting payments between what was left of the Empower Network affiliate-base.

David Wood himself claims he wasted time releasing “half assed product(s)” he spent “more time selling than making”.

Ultimately Empower Network ran its course and collapsed. Rather spectacularly too, culminating in Wood’s very public breakdown.

Having declared Empower Network bankrupt and taking time off to reconnect with his estranged wife and kids, Wood has since returned to social media.

Now, a revealing post on November 14th provides some behind the scenes insight into Empower Network’s final years. [Continue reading…]

$43.7 million recovered through Zeek Rewards clawbacks

On November 15th the Zeek Rewards Receiver filed his Status Report for the third quarter of 2017.

In it the Receiver revealed that to date, $43.7 million has been recovered through clawbacks from Zeek Rewards affiliates, vendors and insiders.

Here’s a rundown of the rest of the updates featured in the report: [Continue reading…]

Muhammad Zafar’s OneCoin YouTube channel terminated for violations

As what’s left of OneCoin management either quit or quietly disappear, top investors in the scheme have become a vital source of information for disillusioned affiliates.

Eager for any news regarding their investments in limbo, “leaders” like Muhammad Zafar are vital in creating the illusion of stablity.

Unfortunately for Zafar one of his primary outlets for Ponzi PR, his YouTube channel, was recently terminated. [Continue reading…]

Engage Global Review: Military Micronutrient Formulation & protein

Engage Global launched in 2014 and operate in the health and nutrition MLM niche.

The company is based out of Utah in the US and headed up by co-founders Jason Golly (CEO) and David Nemelka (Chairman).

On the Engage Global website Nemelka is credited as a “venture capitalist” and Golly a “direct sales expert”.

Prior to launching Engage Global, Golly was President of Global Sales at Trivani.

Trivani launched in late 2008 and was acquired by Ariix in 2011.

After launching in a few Asian countries under the Trivani brand, it appears to have been merged with Ariix’s business and eventually ceased operating under its own name.

I wasn’t able to pin down exactly when Golly left Trivani/Ariix. I wasn’t able to find anything linking Golly to Ariix, suggesting he left during or shortly after the merge.

Read on for a full review of the Engage Global MLM opportunity. [Continue reading…]

Gain Bitcoin collapses, reboot immediately announced

Gain Bitcoin launched their MCAP MLM opportunity earlier this year.

As per BehindMLM’s Gain Bitcoin review, the company operates as your typical MLM pump and dump altcoin Ponzi scam.

Gain Bitcoin affiliates invest bitcoin and receive a monthly 10% ROI.

To avoid haemoraghing investor funds, Gain Bitcoin pay ROIs in MCAP.

MCAP is a worthless altcoin created solely to offload Gain Bitcoin’s ROI liabilities onto.

Not surprisingly as Gain Bitcoin affiliate recruitment dropped off, so too has MCAP’s public value.

This has seen desperate investors scramble to recover their losses, prompting Gain Bitcoin to collapse.

This is nothing new in the world of MLM altcoin Ponzi schemes. However what’s particularly devious about Gain Bitcoin is upon collapse, a reboot was immediately announced. [Continue reading…]

Principe files for harassment order in OneCoin Ponzi PR lawsuit

Not content with filing a frivolous lawsuit over lost Ponzi PR earnings, Chris Principe has now filed for a “Preliminary Injunction Order Against Harassment”.

Principe claims defendant Tim Curry is ‘threatening him and accusing him of criminal activity in the foulest, most vitriolic language possible‘, and has asked the court to silence him. [Continue reading…]