CoinMD Review: Tom McMurrain’s CoinRewards Ponzi points

CoinMD provide no information on their website about who owns or runs the business.

The CoinMD website domain (“”) was privately registered on May 3rd, 2017.

Further research reveals Tom McMurrain citing himself as CEO of the company in the CoinMD compensation plan.

Why this information is not provided on the CoinMD website is unclear.

Tom McMurrain (right) first appeared on BehindMLM’s radar as a prominent US investor in the OneCoin Ponzi scheme.

McMurrain stopped actively promoting OneCoin around mid-May, shortly after registering the CoinMD website domain. Whether McMurrain is still a OneCoin affiliate or not is unknown.

On the regulatory side of things, McMurrain is a convicted felon.

Between 1997 and 2000 McMurrain stole $9 million from 80 investors in a pay-day loan Ponzi scheme he called Emergency One Cash Card Inc.

In September 1997, McMurrain, a former securities dealer, formed a company called “Emergency One Cash Card Inc.”

The company made two- to four-week loans of between $300 and $500 to low-income borrowers at high interest rates (between 22 percent and 25 percent a month) using car titles as collateral.

McMurrain began the business with a store front at Tower Place in Buckhead. Eventually, he expanded the company to locations in Buford, Smyrna and Decatur, Ga., and a holding company called “Emergency One Holding Corp.”

McMurrain also created a boiler-room operation, “American Call Center,” so potential customers could borrow money by phone.

Over time, McMurrain employed 10 to 20 people to manage the storefronts and administer the operations, while McMurrain solicited investors to pump money into his companies.

McMurrain promised potential investors a 15 percent to 36 percent a rate of return annually on their investment — a rate much higher than available commercially.

McMurrain failed to tell investors his business was operating at a loss and the business was only able to make monthly interest payments to previous investors with funds invested by later investors.

He also did not disclose he used their investments to fund non-pay day loan businesses, including a loan of $700,000 to another McMurrain company, “Global E Tutor Inc.”

McMurrain also used investor funds to make uncollateralized loans to friends, and McMurrain failed to disclose to the investors that he spent $1.3 million of their investments in day trading and on a lavish lifestyle for himself.

In August and September of 2000, the business failed and McMurrain’s business declared bankruptcy in late 2000.

When the company went bankrupt, McMurrain and his immediate family fled to Central America.

After Medium reported on two arrest warrants issued against McMurrain, he sued them.

McMurrain lost the case and appealed, but before the appeal was decided on was arrested in 2004 on the aforementioned warrants.

Other cases included boating under the influence, assault, more fraud — McMurrain ran a high profile robbers den in Panama under the name “San Cristobal Land Development”.

In 2005 McMurrain was sentenced to 87 months in prison and had to pay back $7.5 million he’d stolen.

McMurrain was released in 2009/2010, after which he signed up as an affiliate with the TVI Express.

In 2010 McMurrain’s home state Georgia declared TVI Express was a pyramid scheme.

Of late McMurrain has been heavily involved in the cryptocurrency niche. The only MLM opportunity I’m aware McMurrain has been promoting however is OneCoin.

OneCoin ceased processing affiliate Ponzi points ROI withdrawals back in January. Since then affiliates have only been able to earn pyramid recruitment commissions, so I guess here we are with CoinMD.

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

Final Judgment sought against 8047 US Zeek Rewards net-winners

For US based Zeek Rewards net-winners who have thus far failed to pay back money they stole, it appears their time is up.

Following the granting of Summary Judgment against the same net-winners last November, on June 27th the Zeek Rewards Receiver has now filed for Final Judgement. [Continue reading…]

SEC obtain Final Judgement against Trudy Gilmond in Zeek case

Back in April the SEC obtained default judgement against Trudy Gilmond.

As a top promoter who stole over $1.7 million dollars from Zeek Rewards victims, Gilmond was sued by the SEC in June, 2015.

The case had been progressing to trial, however Gilmond (right) failed to cooperate with the SEC on discovery issues from late 2016.

This, the SEC claimed, prevented them from ‘completing fact discovery, understanding her defenses, and preparing an expert report.

Despite a warning from the Judge and order to show cause as to why default judgement shouldn’t be entered, Gilmond continued to ignore proceedings against her. [Continue reading…]

Charge sheet filed against arrested Indian OneCoin scammers

To ensure six top Indian OneCoin scammers arrested in April do not post bail and flee, the Mumbai EOW filed a charge sheet against the accused last week. [Continue reading…]

CryptoGold Review: Daily crypto mining pool ROIs & recruitment

CryptoGold provide no information on their website about who owns or runs the business.

The CryptoGold website domain (“”)  was registered on July 29th, 2016. Michael Bauer is listed as the owner, with an address in Cologne, Germany also provided.

CryptoGold has another website set up at “”, on which Sascha Senft is listed as an additional Director of the company. This website also has a PO Box address for CryptoGold Limited in Dubai.

It is likely CryptoGold exists in Dubai in name only and is being operated from Germany.

Possibly due to language barriers, I was unable to find any additional information on either Michael Bauer or Sascha Senft.

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 owners face eight new criminal lawsuits in Brazil

Authorities in Brazil continue efforts to bring TelexFree’s Carlos Wanzeler and Carlos Costa to justice, with eight new criminal complaints filed yesterday.

The Federal Public Prosecutors Office in Espírito Santo have charged Wanzeler, Costa and twenty-one other individuals with money laundering and evasion of foreign exchange. [Continue reading…]

Perfectly Posh warned by FDA for product claim violations

Perfectly Posh operate in the personal care MLM niche and are based out of Utah in the US.

As per the company’s website, Perfectly Posh market a range of products it claims ‘are made in the USA with the purest, natural ingredients on earth‘.

Back in March the FDA visited the Perfectly Posh website for review.

On June 2nd Perfectly Posh CEO and co-founder Ann Dalton received a warning letter identifying several violations. [Continue reading…]

OneCoin a criminal organization, claims Kazakhstan regulator

Back in April Kazakhstan authorities arrested top OneCoin investor Mirsaitova D.K. and several of her local downline.

The case is being handled by the Economic Investigation Service, a department of the State Revenue Committee.

In response to a media enquiry, yesterday the SRC provided an update as to the current status of the case. [Continue reading…]

Better Planet Paper Review: Sustainable toilet rolls and paper towels

Better Planet Paper provide no information on their website about who owns or runs the business.

The Better Planet Paper website domain (“”) was privately registered on August 18th, 2016.

Further research reveals Scott Kufus claiming to be the Founder and CEO of Better Living Paper on his LinkedIn profile.

With my keen focus on eco-consciousness, I founded Better Planet in 2017 to revolutionize paper consumption to make sustainability more practical.

Why there’s no information about Kufus on the Better Living Paper website is unclear.

Kufus (right) credits himself with “over 33 years in sales and relationship marketing experience”.

This includes corporate roles and affiliate memberships with

  • Video Plus – National Video President of Sales
  • The Peoples Network – Executive Director (distributor)
  • AdvoCare – National Sales Trainer
  • OxyFresh – Sales Advisor
  • Univera Life Sciences – Vice President of Sales & Marketing
  • GeneWize – Co-founder and Vice President of Sales & Marketing
  • SnackHealthy – Co-founder
  • Family Vacation Network – Co-founder & Marketing Strategist
  • World Ventures – Technical Sales Consultant
  • Purium – Field Sales Trainer

Read on for a full review of the Better Planet Paper MLM opportunity. [Continue reading…]

Power On Network’s sham partnership with Exergonix terminated

If you want a shot at marketing Ponzi points these days, you need to attach yourself to something that resembles legitimacy.

Traditionally in MLM this is known as “legitimacy by association”. It’s akin to placing a rotten apple next to a gold bar and claiming the apple has value.

The apple is still rotten and worthless, regardless of the value of the gold bar. [Continue reading…]