Brazilian authorities squabble over TelexFree funds

telexfree-logoTo date Brazilian authorities have seized and fined TelexFree for over R$1 billion ($308 million USD).

On top of that the Brazilian IRS have issued TelexFree with more than R$3 billion ($924 million USD) in tax-related penalties.

The state of Acre, who were first to freeze to TelexFree in Brazil, are trying to secure these funds to put towards local resources.
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Raining Dates Review: Dating & potential cash gifting

raining-dates-logoThe Raining Dates website identifies two admins, Georgetta Monroe and Timothy L. Drobnick Sr.

Both are the administrators and are equally responsible for running Raining Dates Agents.

Timothy L. Drobnick Sr. has been involved in online marketing for years.

In 1995, after watching the internet since 1991, Tim decided to sell all his enterprises and go 100% into internet marketing

He is the creator of the social network WOM Vegas website, which he operates through PEEL Marketing.

timothy-l-drobnick-sr-admin-raining-datesOn his Facebook profile, Drobnick Sr. (right) was recently promoting a tax return business.

Drobnick Sr. claims to have ‘marketed for several network marketing companies building organizations with as many as 200,000 distributors‘, however I was unable to find any specific examples.

Monroe appears to have worked with Drobnick Sr. for a number of years, primarily through WOM Vegas and related companies.

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Power Elite Team Review: Twenty-one tier matrix gifting cycler

power-elite-team-logoThere is no information on the Power Elite Team website indicating who owns or runs the business.

The Power Elite Team website domain (“powereliteteam.com”) was registered on the 15th of September 2016, however the domain registration is set to private.

The official Power Elite Team Facebook group has four listed admins; TammyBeth Gillispie, Annette Keibler, Gladys Fonkwo and Bev Franklin.

It is assumed one or more of these group admins are running Power Elite Team.

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…]


Mighty Buyer Review: E-commerce & matrix recruitment

mighty-buyer-logoThere is no information on the Mighty Buyer website indicating who owns or runs the business.

The Mighty Buyer website domains (“mighty-buyer.net” and “mighty-buyer.store”) were registered on the 10th of December, 2014 and 5th of September, 2016 respectively.

The .NET domain is registered privately, however the .STORE domain lists Samuel Gurschler as the owner. An address in Austria is also provided.

The Mighty Buyer terms and conditions meanwhile mention “Mighty Buyer LLC” and claim it is incorporated in the US state of Delaware.

This appears to be a shell registration, with Mighty Buyer actually operated of Austria.

Possibly due to language barriers, I was unable to find any further information on Samuel Gurschler.

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…]


eDigital Wealth Review: $50 and $150 pass-up commissions

edigital-wealth-logoThere is no information on the eDigital Wealth website indicating who owns or runs the business.

The eDigital Wealth website domain (“edigitalwealth.co”) was registered on the 14th of March 2016, however the domain registration is set to private.

steven-seppinni-ceo-founder-prosper-everydayFurther research reveals eDigital Wealth marketing videos featuring Steven Seppinni (right).

Seppini is credited with designing eDigital Wealth’s compensation plan. Seppinni refers to eDigital Wealth in the possessive, suggesting he owns the company.

Steven Seppinni first popped up on BehindMLM’s radar as CEO and Founder of Malibu Mastermind.

Malibu Mastermind launched in early 2014 and marketed monthly online marketing training subscriptions.

Malibu Mastermind flopped shorty after launch and was relaunched as Prosper Everyday earlier this year in February.

A visit to the Prosper Everyday website reveals a parked domain, suggesting the company didn’t last long.

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Scoville files opposition to Traffic Monsoon preliminary injunction

traffic-monsoon-logoAs expected, a response in opposition to a preliminary injunction against Traffic Monsoon and Charles Scoville is pretty much more of the same.

The Court should deny the SEC’s motion in its entirety for more fundamental reasons: AdPacks are not “securities;” AdPack buyers are not and were not “investors;” and Traffic Monsoon is not a “Ponzi Scheme.”

A new argument not previously raised however, suggests the SEC should abandon Ponzi regulation if the majority of scamming takes place outside of the US. [Continue reading…]


Top investor claims OneCoin “is purely just a financial company”

onecoin-logoThe ruse behind OneCoin using newly invested funds to pay off existing investors is that the company sells cryptocurrency education.

This education is delivered in the form of lengthy PDF files, filled with content either copied from third-parties with no attribution or loosely rewritten.

Upon quizzing a random selection of OneCoin investors as to the contents of the cryptocurrency education they supposedly bought, you’d likely get an equally random selection of blank stares.

Despite OneCoin’s token efforts to enforce pseudo-compliance to push the “we sell education” line though, every now and then the truth simmers to the surface.

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Simple Simon’s System Review: Queue and matrix pyramid recruiting

simple-simons-system-logoThere is no information on the Simple Simon’s System website indicating who owns or runs the business.

The Simple Simon’s System website domain (“simplesimonssystem.com”) was registered on the 13th of August 2016, however the domain registration is set to private.

robert-rob-mcatamneyThe Simple Simon’s System website links to an official Facebook group. The sole admin of the Simple Simon’s System Facebook page is Rob McAtamney (right).

McAtamney is based out of Queensland, Australia. He first popped up on BehindMLM’s radar as the admin of the One Time Infinity Ponzi scheme in 2015.

In 2016 McAtamney has so far launched Cash Money Bucket (relaunched 2015 scam), 3to600 (February 2016) and VIP Promoters Club (April 2016).

Both 3to600 and VIP Promoters Club were matrix cycler Ponzi schemes that collapsed shortly after launch. Cash Money Bucket was relaunched in July and appears to still be operational.

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Viral Crypto Review: 5-tier bitcoin cash gifting

viral-crypto-logoViral Crypto launched a week or so ago and name Randolph Taylor as admin of the company on their website.

Taylor is purportedly based out Italy, which is where Viral Crypto is being run from.

Taylor’s Viral Crypto corporate bio reveals he has “many years” experience within the MLM underbelly;

As an online entrepreneur working in this field for last many years. I am very enthusiastic, cooperative passionate to help other for make them popular online worker. And these was the causes of my dream comes true in shape of Viral Crypto.

I had faced hard experiences in other online field like in Rev Shares, PH programs, Affiliate Marketing, Online hops, Forex selling online and a host of other different kind of opportunities.

I would say here I was looking and finally I found it but still I was not satisfied and made lot of changes and amendments and I think I have created this what was people looking for last many years.

Beyond what is published on the Viral Crypto website, I was unable to independently verify if Randolph Taylor actually exists.

Alexa currently estimate that India is the largest source of traffic to the Viral Crypto website (46.8%).

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Recyclix suspension ordered by Italian securities regulator

recyclix-logoRecyclix is an MLM opportunity that launched in late 2015.

Under the guise of generating revenue via recycling plastic, Recyclix solicits deposits of up to €100 EUR on the promise of a >100% ROI.

In reality the only source of revenue entering Recyclix is affiliate investment, making Recyclix a Ponzi scheme.

Earlier this year Russia and the Ukraine were primary sources of traffic to the Recyclix website. Italy has since emerged as a prime source of investment for the scheme, with the country currently making up an estimated 9.1% of traffic.

Italy is second only to Germany, who provide 9.6% of all Recyclix website traffic.

This has caught the attention of Italian regulator Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa (CONSOB), who on the 14th of September published the findings of an investigation. [Continue reading…]