Dot Dot Smile are based out of California and operate in the MLM clothing niche.
According to Dot Dot Smile’s website, the company initially launched in 2013. The MLM model was adopted in July 2017.
Heading up Dot Dot Smile is founder Nicole Thompson.
Thompson’s husband Jeff is sometimes credited as a co-founder, but creation of Dot Dot Smile is mostly credited to Nicole (right with Jeff).
That said although it’s not publicized on Dot Dot Smile’s website, Jeff Thompson is CEO of the company.
According to Dot Dot Smile’s “about us” page on their website, Thompson came up with the business idea while living with her parents.
Nicole Thompson is the daughter of DeAnne Stidham, co-founder of LuLaRoe.
I wasn’t able to ascertain whether Thompson was involved in LuLaRoe prior to launching Dot Dot Smile.
In any event, Dot Dot Smile appears to be Thompson’s first run as an MLM executive.
Read on for a full review of Dot Dot Smile’s MLM business opportunity. [Continue reading…]
Feeling perked up after a cup of Valentus’ SlimRoast coffee?
Turns out that might not just be a caffeine rush you’re feeling… [Continue reading…]
Wish Money provides no information on its website about who owns or runs the business.
Wish Money’s website domain (“wishmoney.com”) was first registered in 2006.
The domain registration was last updated with private details on May 14th, 2019.
A search on the WayBack Machine confirms that as of late last year, the Wish Money domain was for sale.
This suggests that the current owner(s) took possession of the domain on or around May 2019.
Further research reveals Wish Money marketing material citing Jelson Becker as CEO of the company.
Outside of Wish Money, Becker (right) has a heavy affiliation with religion.
Becker’s ties to religion appear to be coordinated through Ativacao Profetica, a “school of prophetic activation” in Pernambuco, Brazil.
Our goal is to equip the Saintsand empower the Body of Christ through ON LINE Training and Periodic Meetings in Affiliated Churches to ourMission Mobilization Network.
On Ativacao Profetics’s website, Becker is referred to as a
simple brother and in love with the Kingdom of God.
He has been serving the Body of Christ for decades as an apostle or prophet missionary with an emphasis on signs and miracles … And more recently after 2009 he has served some local churches as a mentor and ministerial father.
I might be limited by language-barriers, but as far as I can tell Becker doesn’t have an MLM history prior to Wish Money.
Read on for a full review of Wish Money’s MLM opportunity. [Continue reading…]
Mainston was first reviewed here on BehindMLM back in 2015.
The original business model was simple. Mainston was a four-tier pyramid scheme and it collapsed shortly after our review.
Like many MLM scams, Mainston has recently rebooted itself as a cryptocurrency opportunity.
In line with the 2015 launch, Mainston provides no information about who owns or runs the company on its website.
Mainston’s Terms and Conditions states the company is
incorporated in Dr. Mladen Stojanovikj num.10, 1300 Kumanovo, Macedonia, registration number: 7360762, Vat number: 4017019537409.
Macedonia isn’t a fully fledged scam friendly jurisdiction, but it’s not known for stringent regulation.
Curiously, there is also an address in Russia provided for Mainston International.
Russia is definitely a scam-friendly jurisdiction.
Mainston’s compensation plan identifies Fabrice Kerherve as both founder and President of the company.
Kerherve recently featured on BehindMLM as a co-founder of the failed Flash4People Ponzi scheme.
Kerherve had intended to launch Flash4People with Sandra and Patrick Collin, who are also credited as founders of Mainston.
In the wake of Flash4People’s collapse, a company announcement stated
The coming weeks will allow us to select a new blockchain and its cryptocurrency responding to the public transparency requirements validated by the crypto community.
Mainston’s reboot would appear to be Kerherve and the Colins’ “selection” for a new scheme.
Read on for a full review of the Mainston MLM opportunity. [Continue reading…]
Daily Binary BTC provides no information on its website about who owns or runs the company.
Daily Binary BTC’s website domain (“dailybinarybtc.com”) was privately registered on June 2nd, 2019.
According to Daily Binary BTC’s Terms and Conditions, its website is
controlled by the Company from its offices within the jurisdiction of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
BVI is a scam-friendly jurisdiction with little to no regulation.
Read on for a full review of the Daily Binary BTC MLM opportunity. [Continue reading…]
Shortly after the FX Trading Corp Ponzi scheme collapsed, the F2 Trading Corp reboot was announced.
Central to the scheme is Phillip Han, who on Facebook identifies himself as FX Trading Corp’s Global Master Distributor.
Whether Han had a hand in running FX Trading Corp and/or who he worked with is unclear.
What is clear is he made a ton of money ripping of Brazilians and, through F2 Trading Corp, is hoping to do it again.
Phillip Han is based out of Brazil itself.
Prior to getting involved in crypto scams, Han (right) was a Jeunesse distributor.
Right now F2 Trading Corp doesn’t exist beyond a dodgy Telegram group, list of scammers who’ve already signed up and compensation plan.
The good news is that’s all we need to review the company.
Read on for a full review of the F2 Trading Corp MLM opportunity. [Continue reading…]
Napston provides no information on their website about who owns or runs the business.
Napston’s website domain (“napston.com”) was first registered in 2013. The domain registration was last updated in August 2018.
Adam Koller of “Napston Network Solutions Limited” is listed as the owner, through a virtual office address in Hong Kong.
Neither Adam Koller or Napston Network Solutions has a digital footprint outside of Napston’s domain registration.
At the time of publication Alexa cites Brazil as the only signficant source of traffic to Napston’s website (76%).
Although not definitive, this strongly suggests that whoever is running Napston is probably based out of Brazil.
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…]
Wantage One claims to be ‘operated by a Swedish Credit Union‘.
Its operations are managed by Wantage One AB, a subsidiary of Wellmont Capital Group N.V.
Wellmont Capital is part of Antony Norman’s current stable of shell company schemes.
Norman first appeared on BehindMLM’s radar in 2014, as CEO of ViralAngels.
ViralAngels was a short-lived pyramid scheme with a securities fraud backend.
In January 2017 the Angel Business Club Ponzi emerged, and appeared to be a new iteration of the ViralAngels scam.
Norman didn’t publicly front Angel Business Club, but is believed to have been involved through its Angel Equity International (incorporated around the time ViralAngels collapsed).
Angel Business Club as the Ponzi scheme we reviewed in 2017 was again short-lived.
Today it still exists as part of Angel Equity International, but only as a “private equity community”.
Today Angel Business Club claims membership provides “free shares in our exciting portfolio of companies”.
Wantage One appears to be one of those companies. Other companies tied to Wellmont Capital include Bakuhatsu and the The Sprinkle Group.
Read on for a full review of the Wantage One MLM opportunity. [Continue reading…]
Back in February default was entered against Matt Lloyd and the MOBE corporate defendants.
Citing communication misunderstandings, Lloyd managed to get his entry of default set aside in April.
Default against the MOBE corporate defendants still stood however, prompting the FTC to file for default judgment in early May.
In a July 1st order the court denied the FTC’s motion, citing technicalities pertaining to potentially conflicting judgments. [Continue reading…]
Mark Scott’s attempts to hide evidence from the government continues…
At issue now are documents Scott claims are privileged, despite having been cleared by an independent taint team. [Continue reading…]