Marketing and Networking University Review: $64.95 mash

marketing-and-networking-university-logoThe clunkily named Marketing and Networking University bills itself as “the number one educational site for online success”.

Launched a couple of weeks ago, the company lists Beau Buckley, Steve Lawson, Fred Mandl and Aron Prins as co-founders on its website.

Beau Buckley’s Facebook profile contains promotional material for ViewTrakr:

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ViewTrakr is a video-sharing opportunity that focuses on affiliate recruitment. Launched earlier this year, ViewTrakr appears to have gone into decline shortly after launch.

Alongside ViewTrakr, 2014 saw Buckley also promoting M&G Home Business:

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M&G Home Business sees affiliates pay $49.95 a month to join and then receive commissions for recruiting new affiliates.

In addition to also being involved in ViewTrakr, Steve Lawson was recently promoting the MLM social network Tsu.

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Prior to that Lawson was involved in the Internet Lifestyle Network (recruitment-focused feeder for Global Resorts Network), Visalus, DS Domination, Xplocial and Empower Network.

Fred Mandl was promoting Staged on YouTube a few months ago (a platform the “hijacks” video content and plasters it with ads).

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Mandl was also involved in ViewTrakr, Herbalife, Internet Lifestyle Network and Empower Network.

aron-prins-cofounder-marketing-and-networking-universityEarlier this year Aron Prins (right) launched IM Suite ($497 WordPress plugin library).

Launched around May 2014, today the IM Suite website advertises that it has 29 registered users. Prins is/was also an Empower Network affiliate.

It’s obviously no co-incidence that Marketing and Networking University’s four founders have been in a lot of the same MLM companies. After finding limited success, it appears they’ve gotten together and decided the best approach going forward is to launch their own opportunity together.

Two corporate addresses appear on the Marketing and Networking University website, one in Australia and one in the UK. This would appear to correspond with where three of the four co-founders are located.

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New features from Zeek Receiver clarifies claim status

zeekrewardsBeen getting the odd comment from people a bit lost over there Zeek Rewards claim. I typically tell them to get in contact with the Receivership but that doesn’t really help when the Receivership apparently isn’t responding to every email sent in.

Well, good news for affiliate victims stuck in this situation. [Continue reading…]


EveryoneCycles Review: Tri-queue $10 Ponzi cycler

everyonecycles-logoAs per the EveryoneCycles website, the company is purportedly owned by a “Phillip Maccord”.

The program is owned by Phillip Maccord and is operated by an experienced admin team!

The name “Phillip Maccord” does not appear in relation to the MLM industry outside of mention of EveryoneCycles.

Given the mention of an “experienced admin team”, I find this highly suspect and am flagging Phillip Maccord as a possible pseudonym.

Why the other admins of EveryoneCycles are not named on the company website is a mystery.

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Will spamming positivity bring Achieve Community back?

achieve-community-logoThree weeks ago payment processor Payoneer pulled the plug on the Achieve Community.

This unexpected and abrupt severing of ties threw Achieve into turmoil, with untold sums of money trapped in the system and those who had invested left with no way to access their funds.

Quick to promise relief by bringing a new processor on board, twenty days later and Achieve are still struggling to pass compliance regulations for payment processors they’ve approached.

Careful not to reveal who they’ve thus far approached until a contract has been signed, the latest update from Achieve Community attempts to plant the seed that complaining affiliates are behind the delays. [Continue reading…]


Exitus Network Review: $12,000 pass-up commissions

exitus-network-logoThere is no information on the Exitus Network website indicating who owns or runs the business.

A corporate address in the UK is provided on the Exitus Network website, however further research reveals this to be the address of “Complete Formations”.

Complete Formations offer a virtual mailing addresses for 97 GBP ($152 USD). It would appear that Existus Network exists in the UK in name only.

Meanwhile the Exitus Network domain was registered on the 9th of September 2014, however the domain registration is set to private.

As always, if a 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…]


Market Marshal Trading Review: Forex investment fraud

market-marshal-trading-logoThere is no information on the Market Marshal Trading website indicating who owns or runs the business.

Several company registration documents are provided on the Market Marshal Trading website, suggesting that the company was registered in the British Virgin Islands back in 2009.

The Market Marshal Trading website domain however, was only registered on the 31st of October 2014. The domain registration details are set to private and do not reveal who is behind the company.

Whether Market Marshal Trading’s provided certificates of registration are legitimate remains in question. In any event, it should be noted that British Virgin Island registration is pretty much synonymous with fraud in MLM circles.

Alexa statistics estimate that approximately 18% of Market Marshal Trading’s website traffic originates from the Ukraine, suggesting that this might be where the owner(s) of the company are based.

As always, if a 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.
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Xtreme Pro System Review: Johnny Ganoza downline builder

xtreme-pro-system-logoThere is no information on the Xtreme Pro System website indicating who owns or runs the business.

The XtremeProSystem website domain (“xtremeprosystem.com”) was registered on the 26th of November 2013, however the domain registration is set to private.

Linked off the XtremeProSystem website footer are several social media profiles for the company. If one visits the official XtremeProSystem Facebook profile, several links appear with the affiliate referral code “ganoza02″:

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If one clicks one of these links and then attempts to sign up as an Xtreme Pro System affiliate, the name of the affiliate is provided:

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Note that the “02” in the affiliate link provided on the Facebook profile suggests Ganoza may have multiple accounts within the opportunity.

Promotional efforts from Xtreme Pro System affiliates confirm Ganoza is the owner of the company, placing him in the US state of New Jersey:

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Why this information is not publicly provided on the Xtreme Pro System website is a mystery.

johnny-ganoza-admin-xtreme-pro-systemIn a video published on his YouTube channel in 2012, Ganoza (right) claims to have been involved in network marketing since 2004.

In the same video, Ganoza describes what he believes MLM is about:

That’s kind of the way MLM works, if you know what I mean.

You know, you build your downline and your downline builds another downline and your downline gets their downline. Those downlines build there downlines and y’know it expands and you’re at the very top. And basically you really don’t have to do much but at least continue communication with your downline.

Later in the video Ganoza holds up a check stub for “Freeway to Success”, an opportunity that pays affiliates 25 cents to $14 per affiliate recruited.

In January 2013 Ganoza launched “Xtreme Power System”, a matrix-based opportunity that paid affiliates to recruit new affiliates into the company.

A month later Ganoza had moved onto “The Reverse Matrix”, yet another recruitment-driven matrix opportunity.

By April Ganoza had ditched The Reverse Matrix and launched “Xtreme Social Network”. In May Ganoza then joined “Reverse Cycler”, continuing his attraction to matrix-based recruitment schemes.

June saw Ganoza dump Reverse Cycler for AdHitProfits, a Ponzi scheme that offered 125% ROIs on $45 investments.

After AdHitProfits, Ganoza appears to have gone quiet on the MLM front till he began recently promoting Tsu (an MLM social network).

Of note is that the Ganoza appears to have floated the idea behind Xtreme Pro System last year as “Xtreme Pro Matrix”. The domain was registered in December 2013 however only Ganoza himself appears to have joined the company (created position(s) for himself).

If I’m not mistaken, under the name Xtreme Pro System, Ganoza has now decided to launch whatever he had planned with Xtreme Pro Matrix (entry cost for both companies is the same).

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RevAdShare Review: $10 180% ROI Ponzi scheme

revadshare-logoThere is no information on the RevAdShare website indicating who owns or runs the business.

An address in the UK is provided on the company website, however research reveals this address is virtual office space rented out by Regus.

RevAdShare would appear to have a presence in the UK in name only. Where the owner(s) of RevAdShare are operating out of remains a mystery.

The RevAdShare website domain (“revadshare.com”) was registered on the 15th of August 2014, however the domain registration is set to private.

As always, if a 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.

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SpikeUpAds Review: $10 advertising-based Ponzi scheme

spikeupads-logoThere is no information on the SpikeUpAds website indicating who owns or runs the business.

Three “certifications” are provided on the site, suggesting someone has paid a nominal fee to register the company name “The Spike Up Ads Limited” in the UK, Belize and Panama.

Belize and Panama are known tax-havens, with the “Certification of Incorporation of a Private Limited Company” from the UK typically used by admins in India.

Of note is the Panama “certification of incorporation”, which is datestamped 2003. This raised suspicion so I ran the certificate through an error level analysis scan:

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As you can see above, the blue box around the “The Spike Up Ads Limited” company name suggests it was copy and pasted onto the original certificate image (which belongs to another company).

Meanwhile the language used on the SpikeUpAds isn’t flat-out terrible but is slightly off:

If we find out you have multiple accounts, all your accounts will be suspended and could be deleted without any refunds whatsoever so don’t do it!

This supports that the owner(s) of the company are not based in a native English-speaking country.

The SpikeUpAds website domain was registered on the 11th of November, however the domain registration details are set to private.

As always, if a 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…]


OneRevShare Review: $1 advertising-based micro Ponzi

onerevshare-logoThere is no information on the OneRevShare website indicating who owns or runs the business.

The OneRevShare website domain (“onerevshare.com”) was registered on the 27th of October 2014, however the domain registration is set to private.

As always, if a 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…]