SmartWealthAds Review: Five-tier matrix Ponzi cycler

smartwealthads-logoThere is no information on the SmartWealthAds website indicating who owns or runs the business.

The SmartWealthAds website domain (“smartwealthads.com”) was registered on the 30th of March 2015, however the domain registration is set to private.

The company’s FAQ does mention that ‘SmartwealthAdsis (sic) located in Canada’, but given the otherwise lack of information provided I’d take that with a grain of salt.

A marketing video on the SmartWealtAds website was uploaded to an account bearing the name “Marc Patric” on August 13th.

The Patric account however was created on the same day, so I’d take that name too with a grain of salt.

An email address features on the SmartWealthAds support page, which matches up with LiveAdInc.

smartwealthads-liveadinc-email-support-page

LiveAdInc was a revenue-sharing opportunity launched in 2013. Run by “Ron and Andrew”, LiveAdInc offered affiliates 125% ROIs on funds invested with the company.

Launched in October 2014, by early 2014 LiveAdInc had collapsed.

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…]


Pruvit sue ForeverGreen for breach of contract & fraud

pruvit-logoThere’s trouble brewing in the “look at my pee!” ketone MLM niche…

At the center of the controversy are Pruvit, ForeverGreen and non-MLM entity, Axcess Global Sciences.

On August 24th, Pruvit filed a lawsuit against ForeverGreen and Axcess Global, accusing them of breach of contract, fraud. [Continue reading…]


7 Dollar Freedom Review: $1.75 – $27 cash gifting Ponzi

7-dollar-freedom-logoThere is no information on the 7 Dollar Freedom indicating who owns or runs the business.

The 7 Dollar Freedom website domain (“7dollarfreedom.com”) was registered on the 4th of November 2014, with a “Kia Thomas” listed as the owner. An address in the US state of Maryland is also provided.

On her LinkedIn profile, Thomas refers to herself as an “Independent Internet Professional”.

kia-thomas-owner-7-dollar-freedomThomas (right) appears to have began promoting MLM opportunities a year ago, with the YouGetPaidFast cash gifting scheme the first appearing on her YouTube channel.

Other opportunities advertised on Thomas’ YouTube channel include Group20Million (recruitment scheme) and DollarMonsters (matrix cycler Ponzi).

Read on for a full review of the 7 Dollar Freedom MLM business opportunity. [Continue reading…]


MiniLineCycler Review: 50c subscription micro-matrix Ponzi

minilinecycler-logoThere is no information on the MiniLineCycler website indicating who owns or runs teh business.

The MiniLineCycler website domain (“minilinecycler.com”) was registered on the 7th of August 2015, however the domain registration is set to private.

Of note are that most of the websites hosted on the MiniLineCycler website carry a .ru domain extension, suggesting MiniLineCycler might be run out of Russia.

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…]


PowerPost Profits Review: $27 gifting or $32 recruitment

power-post-profits-logoThere is no information on the PowerPost Profits website indicating who owns or runs the business.

The PowerPost Profits website domain was registered on the 2nd of June 2015, however the domain registration is set to private.

A marketing video on the PowerPost Profits is narrated by Johnny Ganoza. The video itself is hosted on a YouTube channel “WorkWithJohnnyG”.

Ganoza is also currently promoting PowerPost Profits on Facebook, suggesting he is the owner of the company.

Why this information is not disclosed on the PowerPost Profits website is unclear.

johnny-ganoza-admin-xtreme-pro-systemJohnny Ganoza (right) first popped up on BehindMLM’s radar as the admin of Xtreme Pro System.

Xtreme Pro System, a $45 in, $300 out Ponzi scheme, was launched in late 2014. In early 2015 the SEC shutdown Achieve Community, a similar matrix-based Ponzi scheme.

The shutdown of Achieve Community was cited as a primary reason for Ganoza shutting down the Ponzi side of Xtreme Pro System.

Today Xtreme Pro System advertises a “blogging system”, which affiliates can earn $5 per sale of.

BehindMLM also recently reviewed the Average Joe Profit System, another of Ganoza’s schemes ($5 Ponzi gifting hybrid).

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


Vemma preliminary injunction hearing delayed till Sep 15th

vemma-logoAs per a Stipulated Motion To Continue Preliminary Injunction filed on August 31st, the preliminary injunction hearing in the FTC Vemma case has been rescheduled for September 15th.

The motion has also resulted in the temporary restraining order granted against Vemma extended to the 18th. [Continue reading…]


Is USFIA tied to Options Giant Ponzi scheme?

usfia-logoWhat a small world it sometimes is.

A reader sent in a call for review yesterday via a comment on our Options Rider Review.

For those unfamiliar with the scheme, Options Rider is a binary options Ponzi scheme operated by Bob Roberts.

Roberts is based out of China, where he believes he’s safe from US regulators.

The call in question pertains to Options Giant, which was launched when Options Rider began experience payment problems. At present it’s believed Options Rider investors are waiting months for a single withdrawal request.

Both schemes solicit funds from US investors and both then proceed to launder said funds through banks in Australia. As of yet no regulator has moved in on the scheme, despite claims of investors investing $500,000 at a time.

There are three primary speakers on the call, co-hosts “Mark” and “Garry” and the President of Options Giant, a man identified only as “Gabriel” from Australia. [Continue reading…]


uFun Club Samoan trial witness caught out lying

ufunclub-logoOh the lies we tell when we’re caught out.

Slow as quadriplegic turtle, the Samoan uFun Club trial continues, with the latest seeing a witness caught out lying about his investment into the scheme. [Continue reading…]


Jeunesse Review: Answering the affiliate autoship question

jeunesse-logoJeunesse launched in late 2009 and operate in the health and wellness MLM niche.

Based in the US state of Florida, co-founders Randy Ray (CEO) and Wendy Lewis (COO) head up Jeunesse’s executive team.

randy-ray-ceo-founder-global-telecom-connectAs per Ray’s Jeunesse corporate bio:

Randy has been involved with multi-level marketing for eighteen years, including co-owning MarketQ, Inc. with Wendy Lewis.

He has provided service and support to the industry with back office software, commission processing, and full customer service.

wendy-lewis-cofounder-COO-jeunesseSome more information is provided in Wendy Lewis’ bio, but no MLM specifics:

Wendy and Randy started their multi-level marketing adventures eighteen years ago as distributors and then owners of MLM companies and support companies.

Under their visionary leadership, these companies have flourished. With offices and distribution centers operating worldwide and a network of more than 500,000 distributors in 215 countries and territories, they have paid out over $122.5 million in commissions.

Multi-lingual customer support, in-house shipping, on-staff professional software programmers, and a proprietary web-based Back Office system are only a few of the many examples of what they have accomplished.

Ray first appeared on BehindMLM has the CEO and owner of Global Telecom Connect.

Launched in 20Global Telecom Connect sees affiliates pay $179.90 or $299.90 when they sign up, with commissions paid when they recruit other affiliates who do the same.

Back in 2005 Ray and Lewis launched was Fuel Freedom International, now known as Forever Freedom.

Forever Freedom  market ‘pills trade marked as MPG-CAPS, which are claimed to improve fuel economy, reduce emissions and increase engine power‘.

Despite BehindMLM having not formally reviewed Jeunesse, I’ve previously written about the company due to the controversy it attracts.

Jeunesse first appeared on BehindMLM courtesy of a lawsuit filed over a $90,000 secret affiliate deal.

Then President of Jeunesse, Darren Jensen, responded by accusing plaintiff Matthew Nestler of murder threats.

Jensen has since gone to become the CEO of LifeVantage, having left his position with Jeunesse in May.

Earlier this year, Jeunesse executed a takeover of a bankrupt Monavie. By way of rank purchasing, active Monavie affiliates have since been rolled into Jeunesse.

Last month Alex Morton signed up with Jeunesse, following a very public departure from Vemma.

A few weeks after Morton (a top-earner in Vemma) left the company, it was shut down by the FTC.

The regulatory agency contends Vemma is a $200 million plus illegal pyramid scheme, with the matter set to play out in court.

In the aftermath of the FTC Vemma shutdown, questions have been raised regarding similarities between Vemma and Jeunesse’s respective compensation plans.

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


Global Success 365 Review: 8-11 month Ponzi investment

global-success-365-logoAs per the Global Success 365 website:

Our CEO is Mike Hastings from France and we are registered in Seychelles, UK, UAE and Bahamas.

The above is presented as fact on the Global Success 365 website, with no supporting evidence or documentation.

Mike Hastings meanwhile doesn’t appear anywhere on the internet in relation to MLM, outside of the Global Success 365 website.

The Global Success 365 website domain (“globalsuccess365.com”) was registered on the 8th of July 2015, with Hastings listed as the owner.

An address in London, England is also provided, however further research reveals the address belongs to “Made Simple Group”. Made Simple Group offer virtual office services for £15.00 GBP a month.

As such it appears Global Success 365 have no physical presence in the UK, existing in name only.

Furthermore Alexa currently estimate that some 48% of all traffic to the Global Success 365 website originates out of India.

Global Success 365 thus fits the criteria of the opportunity likely being run out of India by individuals unknown.

The hallmarks of Indian-run schemes are a generic Anglo-Saxon named admin with no verifiable history, a virtual office address (typically in the UK, can be elsewhere) and Alexa statistics showing visitors to the site are predominantly based in India.

Global Success 365 meets all three of these criteria.

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…]