Bizarre Sergey Mavrodi “Deepfakes” video surfaces

Overnight a reader sent me a link to a YouTube video, in which a seemingly resurrected Sergey Mavrodi smiled awkwardly and help up a sign.

On first viewing I knew something was off about the video but initially I couldn’t figure out what.

I felt like I was watching a CGI video, but only so far as the awkward smile and head movements went. The rest of the video lent itself to being real.

Then it dawned on me… I was watching a Deepfakes video. [Continue reading…]


Hand of Heaven Review: Wolfing tries religious affinity fraud gifting

Hand of Heaven identifies Peter Wolfing, Scott & Christina Thompson and Steve Parson as “contributors” of the company.

Of the three, Peter Wolfing appears to be running the show. This is based on Wolfing’s past history of running scams and Hand of Heaven marketing videos being hosted on his personal Vimeo account.

Peter Wolfing (right) first appeared on BehindMLM’s radar back in 2012, as the admin of Turbo Cycler ($200-$1000 matrix-based Ponzi scheme).

Other MLM underbelly schemes launched by Wolfing over the years include Turbo Cycler (cash gifting), Ultimate Cycler (Ponzi cycler), Business Toolbox(chain-recruitment), Infinity 100 (cash gifting), National Wealth Center (cash gifting) and Pay Me Forward (cash gifting).

Despite being launched in 2013 and long-since collapsed, in 2016 Ultimate Cycler Ultimate was revived by Nigerian scammers. Wolfing redesigned the Ultimate Cycler website to cater to Nigerian affiliates and rode the wave.

Wolfing’s last recorded launch was Ueconomy in mid 2017.

Ueconomy was yet another cash gifting scam. Alexa traffic estimates for the Ueconomy website suggest it has long-since collapsed.

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


Magnus Capital Center Review: 240% annual trading bot Ponzi ROI

Magnus Capital Center provides no information on their website about who owns or runs the business.

The Magnus Capital Center website domain (“magnuscapitalcenter.com”) was privately registered on September 12th, 2018.

Further research reveals the majority of Magnus Capital Center marketing is in French.

Alexa also currently cites France as the top source of traffic to the Magnus Capital Center website (64%).

It is highly probable that whoever is running Magnus Capital Center is based out of France and/or of French origin.

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…]


Hedgefinity Review: Bitcoin matrix cycler Ponzi

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

The Hedgefinity website domain (“hedgefinity.com”) was privately registered on July 20th, 2018.

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…]


Plus Token Wallet Review: Mobile crypto wallet Ponzi scheme

The Plus Token Wallet website identifies a co-founder of the company as “Mr. Leo”.

Other than a small grainy photo of someone wearing a baseball cap standing behind a podium, no information about Leo is provided.

The Plus Token Wallet website domain was privately registered on September 19th, 2018.

Plus Token Wallet appears to be primarily promoted across Asia.

The Plus Token Wallet website provides a graphical roadmap in Chinese and showcases a recent event in Japan.

There’s also reference to a “grand opening” in South Korea last month.

Offered languages on the Plus Token Wallet website include English, Russian, Chinese, Korean, Indonesian, Vietnamese, German and Japanese.

The “latest news” section of the website boasts of “two China guys reach million monthly income club”.

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…]


“Avoid OneCoin”, urges Prime Minister of Samoa

Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi is wary of attempts to promote OneCoin locally.

So much so that for a second time he’s personally issued a warning against OneCoin investment. [Continue reading…]


MyNyloxin’s cobra venom pain relief… maybe didn’t contain venom

So the saying goes; the wheels of justice turn slowly.

Honestly, sometimes in the MLM world it feels like they don’t move at all.

Back in 2014 BehindMLM published our MyNyloxin review.

MyNyloxin served as the official network marketing arm for Nutra Pharma.

Steve Gewecke headed up the company, which combined cobra venom pain relief with a “media unit” investment opportunity.

While Nutra Pharma was registered with the SEC at the time, the company failed to declare MyNyloxin’s media unit’s.

By January 2015 MyNyloxin had collapsed. A reboot company Lumaxa was launched but didn’t last long.

Nutra Pharma itself “never turned a profit” and as of December 2016, was losing around $3.5 million annually.

Now, almost four and a half years since our MyNyloxin review, the SEC has filed a lawsuit against Nutra Pharma Corporation. [Continue reading…]


Bitqyck affiliate database sold to Tierra Science Global?

Bitqyck was a typical MLM cryptocurrency altcoin securities offering.

Rather than operate legally, Bitqyck planned to flout US securities law by operating offshore through Firstmover International.

In June Bitqyck revealed it was the subject of a federal regulatory investigation.

Firstmover International’s website has since been pulled and presumably the company has been abandoned.

Now it appears the Bitqyck affiliate investor database may have been sold to Tierra Science Global. [Continue reading…]


Chandler won’t give up bitcoin, Dluca deletes incriminating emails

The FTC’s lawsuit against Scott Chandler, Louis Gatto, Eric Pinkston and Thomas Dluca is turning into a bit of a circus.

At the heart of the theatrics are two core issues; Scott Chandler handing over his illgotten bitcoin and Thomas Dluca deleting incriminating emails. [Continue reading…]


American Dream Nutrition Review 2.0: Autoship still a problem

BehindMLM published our initial American Dream Nutrition review all the way back in 2012.

About a week ago a reader suggested we revisit the company for an updated review, so let’s get into it. [Continue reading…]