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.

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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:

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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 (“”) 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.


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 (“”) 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…]

FirstCoin Club Review: Manipulating “public” trading for private profit

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

The FirstCoin Club website domain (“”) was privately registered on July 15th, 2016.

The FirstCoin Club website cites “Dynamic Global Marketing Ltd” but provides no information about the relationship between the two companies.

An address in Dubai is provided, however further research reveals this address belongs to Freemont Group.

Freemont Group provide business formation services in Dubai, suggesting FirstCoin Club (and Dynamic Global Marketing LTD) exist in Dubai in name only.

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 twists arm of blockchain whitepaper author?

Reeling from the realization among affiliates that OneCoin currently doesn’t have blockchain, newly appointed CEO Pierre Arens has rushed out a press-release.

The May 10th publication seeks to reassure affiliates that he is “wholly satisfied” with OneCoin’s current SQL database “blockchain”. [Continue reading…]

Indian OneCoin scammers siphon $11.6 million out of bank accounts

Efforts to recover funds stolen by Indian OneCoin affiliates have hit a roadblock, following the revelation that 75 crore ($11.6 million USD) has been withdrawn from bank accounts used to accept invested funds. [Continue reading…]

Police and Market Inspectorate investigating OneCoin in Slovenia

Following regulatory bans in Germany and India, the latest country to confirm an investigation into OneCoin is now Slovenia. [Continue reading…]