Articles under ‘Vemma’:

VMA Life Review: Vemma pyramid scheme alive and well in Asia

According to a published “company profile”, VMA Life initially launched as Vemma Asia. Vemma Asia was founded in 2004 by Kenneth Koh in partnership with BK Boreyko from the United States. Under Kenneth’s careful guidance and leadership, the company has grown to become a regional powerhouse in the field of premium liquid nutrition in Asia [Continue reading…]


Bode Pro Review: Can BK Boreyko resurrect Vemma post FTC?

BK Boreyko is best known in the MLM industry for founding Vemma back in 2004. At its peak, Vemma was doing hundreds of millions of dollars in annual sales. In 2015 the FTC shut Vemma down for being a pyramid scheme. The case played out in court until December 2016, wherein Vemma reached a settlement [Continue reading…]


Vemma settles for $238 million, agrees to stop pyramid scheme

News of a potential settlement between the FTC and Vemma first surfaced back in September. The FTC were willing to take the case to trial but Vemma and defendants BK Boreyko and Tom Alkazin wanted to settle. Last month the FTC requested additional time to go over the proposed settlement, with a unanimous 3-0 decision [Continue reading…]


FTC request additional time to go over Vemma settlement proposal

News of a potential settlement between Vemma and the FTC broke back in September. BK Boreyko has two options at this point. Continue to fund the legal battle against the FTC and eventually lose in court anyway, or settle now, lose but save some money. Both scenarios will see Boreyko cop monetary fines so he’s screwed [Continue reading…]


Vemma, Boreyko & Alkazins propose settlement with FTC

It’s increasingly looking like Vemma will not front court to prove they aren’t a pyramid scheme, as alleged by the FTC last year. On September 6th a joint motion to stay proceedings was filed, requesting 60 days for the FTC to consider the proposed settlement agreements.


Vemma’s FTC case defense will not be insured by Hanover

Following the denial of a preliminary injunction motion a few weeks back, it appears Vemma didn’t have much left to bargain with. Over the past few weeks they’ve been negotiating with Hanover Insurance, with a settlement reached on or around August 17th.


Vemma’s preliminary injunction against insurer denied

Citing policy violations, Hanover Insurance Company refused to cover Vemma’s legal fees with respect to the FTC lawsuit filed against them. In response, Vemma filed for a preliminary injunction that would force Hanover to reimburse them for their defense expenses to date and, going forward, paying their expenses within ten days of receiving invoices until the applicable policy [Continue reading…]


FTC: Xango has a “Vemma-like marketing program” (Tom Alkazin)

The battle between the FTC and Tom Alkazin continues, with the latest filing from the FTC seeing Xango dragged into the feud. After the FTC shut down Vemma for being a pyramid scheme last year, Alkazin went on to join Xango. Commenting on a response filing by the FTC yesterday, BehindMLM pointed out incidental similarities [Continue reading…]


FTC counters with Alkazin’s “familiarity with pyramid schemes”

Following Tom Alkazin’s response to the preliminary injunction granted against him, the FTC have filed their reply. In it regulator alleges ‘many of the arguments Alkazin‘ filed in his response are redundant, based on the courts ‘finding that Alkazin participated in both the deceptive income claims and pyramid marketing‘. The FTC claim the granting of the [Continue reading…]


Tom Alkazin files reply to FTC’s preliminary injunction motion

Following a court order issued a few weeks ago, Tom Alkazin has filed his response to the FTC’s preliminary injunction request. Alkazin was originally excluded from the preliminary injunction granted against Vemma. Last October the FTC sought clarification on the matter, which resulted in Alkazin being added to the injunction on June 30th.