Two more OneCoin arrests, money trail leads to Bulgaria & Mauritius

The interrogation of Indian OneCoin affiliates in custody continues to pay off, with a continuing investigation by the Mumbai EOW leading to two more arrests.

While OneCoin is notorious for laundering money through shell companies at a corporate level, the Indian investigation is revealing how things work on the ground. [Continue reading…]


Coin Nuggets Review: Two-tier 1 cent subscription cycler

The Coin Nuggets website identifies Michael Weber, CEO of I-Affiliate Marketing Inc., as owner of the company.

Weber first appeared on BehindMLM in 2015 as admin of the X100K pyramid scheme.

After collapsing a number of times X100K was abandoned in early 2016. Weber (right) returned later in the year with PIF2Cash, a Ponzi cycler.

Alexa traffic estimates for the PIF2Cash website suggest the scheme began to collapse in February.

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


Hustle With Us Review: 2×5 matrix cash gifting

Hustle With Us provide no information on their website about who owns or runs the business.

The Hustle With Us website domain (“hustlewithus.com”) was registered on August 26th, 2016. Dawn Newman is listed as the owner, with an address in the US state of California also provided.

The Hustle With Us domain registration details appear to be bogus, with the domain originally using DNS name-servers connected to Xtreme Pro System:

Xtreme Pro System was a Ponzi scheme launched by Johnny Ganoza back in 2014.

In February 2015 the SEC shut down Achieve Community, a similar matrix cycler Ponzi scheme. A week later Ganoza (right) announced Xtreme Pro System was ditching its cycler Ponzi model.

Needless to say that decision marked the end of the scheme.

A reader request then saw me review Ganoza’s Average Joe Profit System in mid 2015.

Average Joe Profit System itself however was launched prior to Xtreme Profit System. The scheme saw $202,500 ROIs offered on $5 investments.

After Xtreme Profit System, Ganoza went on to launch PowerPost Profits in September, 2015.

That lasted a few weeks, with The PLR System launched a few months later in November.

The PLR System was a cash gifting scheme operated via a matrix cycler.

Two reboot scams, The $100 System and The PLR System v2 were launched in 2016.

In January this year Ganoza returned with Post 2 Profits, a reboot of his PowerPost Profits gifting scheme.

Alexa traffic statistics for the Post 2 Profits website suggest the scam has already collapsed.

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


Mr CryptoCoins: 80 day 200% ROI bitcoin Ponzi scheme

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

The Mr CryptoCoins website domain (“mrcryptocoins.com”) was privately registered on March 22nd, 2017.

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…]


John Maxwell to appear at OneCoin sponsored Colombian event

John C. Maxwell is an American motivational speaker who, through his John Maxwell Company, hosts leadership conferences all around the world.

As per Maxwell’s website;

For 40 years, John C. Maxwell has invested in leaders from all walks of life. His unique insights into the nature of leadership have earned him respect across generations of influencers and visionaries.

John’s vision for developing and training leaders who then develop and train even more leaders has resulted in a legacy of transformational leadership across the globe.

We offer a wide array of leadership development and training programs built on the timeless principles of John C. Maxwell.

From assessments and coaching, to public and on-site workshops they all inspire and challenge you not just to learn but to lead with excellence.

All of our curriculum can be customized to specifically address your organizational, cultural, and leadership challenges.

An upcoming May 19th event in Cali, Colombia was announced in April. On the surface there doesn’t appear to be anything out of the ordinary, but see if you can spot what caught a concerned BehindMLM reader’s attention:

Ruh-roh… [Continue reading…]


Best Easy Work Review: Ten-tier “automated” pyramid recruitment

A marketing video on the Best Easy Work website features Martin Ruiz, a “website owner” from “Deltona, Florida”.

The video is hosted on a YouTube channel bearing the name “Admin Support”, which features a number of similar Best Easy Work marketing videos.

The Best Easy Work website domain (“besteasywork.com”) was registered on July 8th, 2016. Martin Ruiz is listed as the owner, with an address in Deltona, Florida also provided.

Ruiz (right) appears to have been involved in a number of cash gifting schemes over the years. An extensive list (scroll down or page search “Ruiz”) was compiled over at Real Scam back in 2013.

Ruiz’s Facebook profile features dodgy ads like this dating back to 2010:

Hey EVERYONE, The Following Is A Completely FREE Program That Pays DAILY Income To Your PayPal.

You Can Post FREE Ads On Craigslist ALL Over The Country & Point Them To Your FREE Site.

Lots Of FREEBIES. EASY REAL INCOME, NO HYPE!

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


Essens Review: Former FM World affiliates go their own way

Essens was founded in 2011 by Viliam Lalinsky, Libor Prus and Michal Kovar (CEO).

The company is based out of Brno in the Czech Republic and operates in the personal care and nutrition MLM niches.

Prior to co-founding Essens, Viliam Lalinsky and Michal Kovar were involved in FM Group. Possibly due to language-barriers, I was unable to confirm whether Libor Prus was also an FM Group affiliate.

FM Group (now FM World) are a Polish based MLM company that market a range of personal care, household and nutrition products.

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


U-Mind Space Review: E-commerce, recruitment & securities fraud

U-Mind Space provide no information on their website about who owns or runs the business.

The U-Mind Space website domain (“u-mind.space”) was registered on August 9th, 2016. Kevin Lee (right) is listed as the owner, with an address in the US state of California also provided.

The address featured on the domain differs from the Californian address provided on the U-Mind Space website.

The domain address is a residential property in La Canada. The website address belongs to Regus and is virtual in nature.

Further research reveals the U-Mind Space domain address appears to belong to Lee (family home).

Owing to the generic nature of Lee’s name and language barriers (Lee is fluent in Korean), I was unable to put together an MLM history.

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…]


Paraguay’s Public Prosecutors investigating D9 Clube Ponzi

D9 Clube launched last year and, in addition to Ponzi ROIs and pyramid recruitment commissions, provided affiliates with 52 weeks access to the BetFair betting platform.

BetFair is an independent company that has nothing to do with the operation of D9 Clube.

Despite this however, BetFair is a key factor in D9 Clube marketing presentations. D9 Clube affiliates commonly insist a partnership exists between the two companies.

In response to a recent article exploring the relationship between BetFair and D9 Clube, BetFair have stated their position. [Continue reading…]


Austrian Public Prosecutor launches OneCoin criminal investigation

Early last year Austria’s Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection issued a warning against OneCoin.

Some point after it appears the Austrian Financial Market Authority (FMA) opened their own investigation, the conclusion of which has now prompted a criminal investigation. [Continue reading…]