BeOnPush Ponzi collapses, plans to reboot as BeOnTel

beonpush-logoWhen an MLM Ponzi scheme runs out of money, affiliates stop getting paid.

It’s also when we start to see all manner of wild excuses trotted out. And boy, did BeOnPush’s recent collapse provide us with some whoppers. [Continue reading…]


Flow Industry Review: Health and wellness for your hair

flow-industry-logoFlow Industry operate in the health and wellness MLM niche. The company was launched in early 2016 and are based out of the US.

A “postal address” provided on the Flow Industry website belongs to a UPS store in Middletown, Delaware.

malikah-murphy-ceo-founder-flow-industryHeading up Flow Industry is CEO and Founder, Malikah Murphy (right).

Murphy began her MLM career in 2007, however the only information about her MLM history was Murphy signing up with Foru International in 2014.

At the time, Sharon Tahaney, President of Foru International claimed;

Malikah has generated tens of millions of dollars, rising to the highest ranks of a company that was more than 70,000 distributors strong.

We are thrilled to bring her success to the foru team.

Despite these claims of success, what Murphy was doing in the MLM industry between 2007 and 2014 is unclear.

In any event, Foru International, formerly known as Genewize Life Sciences, is an MLM opportunity that markets personalized health, beauty and wellness products.

In mid 2014 Foru International was sued by the FTC for making misleading disease claims.

Through a network of individual affiliates, GeneLink, Inc. and its former subsidiary, foruTM International Corp.,marketed nutritional supplements and a skincare product that were purportedly customized to each consumer’s unique genetic profile – based on an assessment of the DNA obtained from a cheek swab provided by the consumer.

The supplements and skin repair serum each cost more than $100 per month.

The administrative complaint alleges that GeneLink and foru violated the FTC Act by making false or unsupported health claims about their genetically customized products.

Company-approved marketing materials included claims that the customized nutritional supplements could compensate for an individual’s genetic disadvantages, and that the customized skin repair serum’s effectiveness was scientifically proven.

The companies also claimed through testimonials that the customized nutritional supplements could treat serious conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and insomnia.

According to the FTC, the companies also deceptively and unfairly claimed that they had taken reasonable and appropriate security measures to safeguard and maintain personal information collected from nearly 30,000 consumers.

According to the complaint, the companies failed to protect the security of personal information – including genetic information, Social Security numbers, bank account information, and credit card numbers; did not require service providers to have appropriate safeguards for consumers’ personal information; and failed to use readily available security measures to limit wireless access to their network.

The above is from a press-release issued by the FTC in January of 2014. Another issued in May reveals Foru International was banned from

misrepresenting scientific research regarding any drug, food, or cosmetic, or any genetic test or assessment and from providing their affiliates with the means to make the prohibited health claims.

Foru International also agreed to not make misleading claims about their security practices, and submitted to an annual security audit “every other year” for 20 years.

Malikah Murphy joined Foru International six months later, around December 2014.

When and why Murphy left Foru International is unclear. With Flow Industry launching around January 2016 however, it is presumed Murphy was with Foru International for less than 12 months.

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


5 Star Signals collapses, over $180,000 in commissions stolen

5-star-signals-logoBehindMLM reviewed 5 Star Signals back in October of 2015. The review concluded 5 Star Signals were paying pyramid scheme recruitment commissions, tacked onto an unregistered securities offering.

About a week after our review was published, we uncovered 5 Star Signals was built on years of lies and deception. Hardly surprising given the company’s business model, but the amount of detail we were able to put together made for one hell of an interesting backstory.

Following the orchestration of a funeral for an entirely fictional persona, Mariska van de Langenberg and Dean Black continued on with 5 Star Signals as if nothing had happened.

By all accounts things appeared to be going well. Over the last few months Black, posting as himself, published regular updates on the 5 Star Signals Facebook page boasting of profits.

What was actually going on behind the scenes however paints an entirely different story. [Continue reading…]


Daniel Filho wants his competency evaluated before trial

dfrf-enterprises-logoWith the countdown to Daniel Filho’s November 7th trial now underway, Filho has now requested the court evaluate his competency.

In a motion filed on July 18th, Filho announced his  intention to ask for a competency evaluation hearing.

Given Filho’s case is in the pre-trial stage, a competency evaluation would seek to establish “competence to proceed”.
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NWC Living Review: National Wealth Centre feeder scheme

nwc-living-logoThere is no information on the NWC Living website indicating who owns or runs the business.

The NWC Living website domain (“nwcliving.com”) was registered on June 22nd 2016. Amos Brazan is listed as owner of the domain, with an address in the US state of Tennessee also provided.

amos-brazan-admin-the-rush-opportunityBrazan (right) first appeared on BehindMLM as the owner of The Rush Opportunity, a feeder for the All In One Profits cash gifting scheme.

A visit to The Rush Opportunity website today reveals the account has been suspended by the hosting provider.

Prior to launching The Rush Opportunity, Brazan was an affiliate with World Team Builder.

World Team Builder was a downline builder for anonymous admins to feed affiliates into shady MLM underbelly schemes.

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


YoCoin Review: Pump and dump altcoin with recruitment

yocoin-logoThere is no information on the YoCoin website indicating who owns or runs the business.

An address in Bangkok, Thailand is provided on the YoCoin website. Further research however reveals this address actually belongs to Regus, who sell virtual office space.

As such is appears YoCoin exists in Thailand in name only.

The YoCoin website domain (“yocoin.org”) was registered on the December 3rd 2015, however the domain registration is set to private.

At the time of publication, Alexa estimate that 30% of traffic to the YoCoin website originates out of India.

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…]


OneCoin steals “thousands of dollars” from another affiliate

onecoin-logoIn bitcoin and other legitimate cryptocurrencies, when you exchange funds for the coin – you own the coins and nobody can take them away from you.

In OneCoin, “coins” are just numbers in the OneCoin backoffice. Slowly but surely, more and more OneCoin affiliates are realizing that OneCoin’s backoffice points can be seized by the company at any time. [Continue reading…]


Kairos Technologies warning issued in Lithuania

kairos-technologies-logoAmid ongoing reports of affiliates not getting paid, a regulatory investigation in Turkey and warning issued by Slovakian authorities, Lithuania’s State Consumer Rights Protection Authority has now also issued a warning against Kairos Technologies.

Referring to the scheme as a possible “new financial pyramid” operating in the country, the State Consumer Rights Protection Authority (VVTAT) are now investigating Kairos Technologies. [Continue reading…]


Jury finds Paul Burks guilty on all counts (Zeek Rewards)

zeekrewardsPaul Burks trial has concluded, with a jury finding him guilty on all four indictment counts.

He faces up to 65 years in prison and a $1 million fine. U.S. District Judge Max Cogburn will sentence him at a later date.

After all those delays, all those nonsensical filings and all the weak arguments about Zeek Rewards not being a Ponzi scheme… turns out of course it is. And Paul Burks is wholly responsible. [Continue reading…]


Lara With Me Review: Telegram-based Russian Ponzi community

lara-with-me-logoThere is no information on the Lara With Me website indicating who owns or runs the business.

The Lara With Me website domain (“larawith.me”) was registered on the 2nd of June 2016, however the domain registration is set to private.

A promotional video on the Lara With Me website is in the Russian language, strongly suggesting the Lara With Me admin is based out of Russia.

This is supported by Alexa estimating that 53.9% of traffic to the Lara With Me website originates out of Russia. Russia’s neighbor, Ukraine, is the second-largest source of traffic at 10%.

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…]