$770 million worth of Jeunesse products seized in China

A report from Morning News Direct Sales alleges that Jeunesse products worth 1.5 billion yuan were seized on May 19th.

The haul equates to $210 million dollars in seized inventory, and is the second largest seizure of Jeunesse products to date. [Continue reading…]


Suponic Global Review: SGC Ponzi points scheme

Suponic Global provides no information on their website about who owns or runs the company.

In fact as I write this, Suponic Global’s website is just an affiliate login form.

Languages offered on Suponic Global’s website are English, Korean, Japanese and Chinese, suggesting a focus on Asia.

Appearances can be deceiving however, with further research revealing Suponic Global is run by US residents.

At the time of publication Alexa pegs the US as the largest source of traffic to Suponic Global’s website (72%).

One official Suponic Global marketing video is marketed by “Francis from Southern California”. And here’s a list of names provided in scripts Suponic Global provides to affiliates:

Jay was too broad a name for me to pin down. As per a video uploaded recently by serial scam promoter Ryan Conley, “Jacques” and “AC” refers to Jacques Johnson and AC Green.

AC Green is a retired basketball player. Jacques Johnson is credited as Suponic Global’s CEO.

“Elmer” refers to Elmer Dugaduga, who hosts Suponic Global webinars. “Robert” is supposedly Robert Horry, another retired athlete. I wasn’t able to turn up anything concrete on the other names.

Finally, Suponic Global is also using a Bank of America account to solicit investment through (see review conclusion for more info).

Prior to its current iteration, Suponic Global operated simply as “Suponic”. Marketing videos on the company’s website date back to January 2019.

One video depicts a Suponic presentation somewhere in Asia. This explains the company’s apparent Asian roots.

It also suggests the first iteration of Suponic failed, prompting the Suponic Global reboot we’re reviewing today.

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…]


Antares Trade Review: AND Ponzi points scheme

Antares Trade operates in the cryptocurrency MLM niche.

The company represents it is founded and run by “Alex Richter”:

Richter is a good candidate for a Boris CEO, meaning he’s played by an actor. This is primarily based on Richter not having a digital footprint until Antares Trade’s launch a few months ago.

Richter also appears in multiple Antares Trade marketing videos, which as per the example above, give off a typical rented office vibe.

A tell-tale sign of this is the same props used in videos featuring Richter, despite them being shot weeks apart.

Supposedly Antares Trade is based out of Mexico, however the company provides a corporate address in Hong Kong on its website.

A search on Antares Trade’s Hong Kong address reveals it belongs to a hotel.

This is of course all very suspicious, but unfortunately par for the course of MLM cryptocurrency companies.

Antares Trade’s website domain’s current registration was done on December 10th 2018. The registration was last updated on March 27th, 2020.

A visit to the Wayback Machine confirms that as of December 22nd 2018, the “antares.trade” domain was for sale.

This suggests the current owners purchased the domain on or around March this year, then repurposed it to launch Antares from.

This matches up with the first video uploaded to Antares Trade’s official YouTube channel on March 6th, 2020.

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…]


Fun5 Exchange Review: FFV Ponzi points scheme

Fun5 Exchange operates in the cryptocurrency MLM niche.

The company does provide an executive team on their website, however none of these people appear to actually exist.

Someone also forgot to create fake LinkedIn profiles for them and/or disable the feature from Fun5 Exchange’s website theme.

Fun5 Exchange’s website domain (“fun5exchange.com”) was privately registered on February 24th, 2020.

In an attempt to appear legitimate, Fun5 Exchange provides a UK incorporation certificate.

The certificate corresponds to Fun5Exchange Limited, which was incorporated on February 26th, 2020.

UK incorporation is dirt cheap and effectively unregulated. It is a favored jurisdiction for scammers looking to incorporate dodgy companies.

Official Fun5 Exchange marketing videos are narrated by someone with a distinctly European accent.

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…]



Billion Money Review: PAX gifting scheme

Billion Money provides no information about who owns or runs the company on its website.

Billion Money website domain (“billionmoney.live”) was privately registered on February 24th, 2020.

At the time of publication Alexa pegs India as the only notable source of traffic to Billion Money’s website (62%).

This suggests that whoever is running Billion Money is likely based 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…]


Fund My Home Review: Mortgage pre-screening @ ~$3839

Fund My Home’s advertised website at “fundmyhome.org” fails to provide information on company ownership or management.

I spotted a different URL in Fund My Home’s marketing materials (“realestatemortgagegrants.com”). Although hosted on a different domain, this website is Fund My Home branded and fills in the gaps.

Fund My Home is run by owner and President and Carlos Burattini. No information about him is provided on either of Fund My Home’s websites.

Possibly due to language-barriers, I was unable to find anything MLM related on Burattini.

His Facebook profile is for all intents and purposes blank but does reveal he’s based out of Florida.

That lead me to the Florida Real Estate Commission, who revoked Burattini’s real-estate license in 2010.

Burattini’s license appears to have been revoked due to public complaints. I wasn’t able to get specifics on any complaints.

Considering Fund My Home operates in the real-estate MLM niche, this is not a good look.

Read on for a full review of Fund My Home’s MLM business opportunity. [Continue reading…]


Finiko Review: 1% a day CFR Ponzi points scheme

Fininko’s website provides no information about who owns or runs the company.

In fact as I write this, Finiko’s website is nothing more than an affiliate login page.

Of note is Finiko’s website defaulting to Russian, suggesting that whoever is running the company is likely from Russia or a neighboring country.

At the time of publication Alexa cites Russia as the top source of traffic to Finiko’s website (70%).

Marketing videos on Finiko’s official YouTube channel are also in Russian.

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…]



Mining Up Review: Crypto cloud mining Ponzi scheme

Mining Up provides no information on their website about who owns or runs the company.

Mining Up’s website domain (“mining-up.com”) was privately registered on December 13th, 2019.

Alexa started recording trackable traffic to Mining Up’s website from January 2020.

On their website Mining Up provides an address in Tallinn, Estonia.

Given Alexa cites Brazil, Japan and Russia as the top three sources of traffic to Mining Up’s website, it is assumed Mining Up exists in Estonia, if at all, on paper 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…]


Bulavita claims M20 Boost inhibits growth of cancer cells

Bulavita is marketing their M20 Boost supplement as a way to “inhibit the growth of human cancer cells”.

Ruh-roh… [Continue reading…]


8 Figure Dream Lifestyle defendant’s crypto to be liquidated

Crypto help by the 8 Figure Lifestyle Dream defendants will be liquidated at the current market rate.

A preliminary injunction granted last July froze the assets of John Bain, Alex Dee, Brian Kaplan and Jerrold Maurer.

The above defendants ran the 8 Figure Dream Lifestyle gifting scheme. Last June the the FTC sued Bain, Dee, Kaplan and Maurer for telemarketing and consumer fraud.

The granted injunction, which froze the defendants assets, included their cryptocurrency holdings. [Continue reading…]