Articles under ‘MOBE’:

MOBE processor QualPay ordered to return $6.3 million in stolen funds

A request from Qualpay to keep $6.3 million stolen from MOBE victims has been denied. The TRO in place against MOBE requires all funds related to the fraudulent business be turned over. Rather than hand over the $6.3 million it processed for MOBE, Qualpay instead sought an exemption from the TRO. The processor argued that [Continue reading…]

Russell Whitney settles MOBE fraud with FTC, stripped of assets

For his part in scamming consumers through MOBE, the FTC named Russell Whitney as a defendant in their fraudulent business lawsuit. Rather than defend the FTC’s allegations and clear his name, Whitney has instead opted to reach a settlement.

Matt Lloyd heading towards MOBE fraud settlement with FTC

As expected, rather than fight the FTC’s allegation that MOBE was a $125 million dollar fraudulent business, owner and CEO Matthew Lloyd McPhee appears to be heading towards a negotiated settlement. Settlement negotiations between Lloyd and the FTC at this stage are well underway but the outcome is still uncertain. Nevertheless, the FTC appear confident [Continue reading…]

MOBE processor cries croc tears, claims TRO will render it insolvent

Whenever we see a major regulatory bust, there’s always at least one individual or entity that believes the rules don’t apply to them. For whatever reason, the concept of “funds obtained through illegitimate business activities don’t belong to you” doesn’t ring home. Following the recent FTC shutdown of MOBE, Qualpay have stepped up and demanded [Continue reading…]

Matt Lloyd lawyers up, MOBE preliminary injunction hearing delayed

A new motion by the FTC has requested the currently scheduled preliminary injunction hearing for June 26th be pushed back to July. The FTC’s motion has consent from all of the named defendants, as well as the court-appointed temporary MOBE Receiver.

Susan Zanghi to provide evidence against MOBE and Matt Lloyd?

The FTC are looking to depose Susan Zanghi, one of three individual defendants in their case against MOBE. In an unusual turn of events, prior to Zanghi’s deposition the FTC have filed an emergency motion to unfreeze $5000. The requested funds are to pay for limited legal representation at Zanghi’s deposition.

MOBE Receiver claims Matt Lloyd in hiding

On June 5th a Florida District Court Judge appointed a temporary MOBE Receiver. The Receiver has taken control of MOBE’s assets and will work towards an eventual distribution of losses to Matt Lloyd’s victims. In the meantime Lloyd himself appears to be in hiding.

MOBE’s “entire business model is a fraud”, FTC’s TRO granted

The FTC’s request for a Temporary Restraining Order against MOBE is supported by over 4557 pages of evidence. This includes: declarations from multiple MOBE victims (168 complaints were filed with the FTC) citations from MOBE’s 2016 case against Digital Altitude evidence collected from transcripts of communications between undercover FTC agents and MOBE staff evidence collected via [Continue reading…]

FTC claim MOBE a $125 million “fraudulent business education” scam

After the FTC busted Digital Altitude earlier this year, inevitably people began asking “What about MOBE?” So similar are MOBE’s and Digital Altitude’s “high-ticket marketing education” business models, that MOBE actually sued Digital Altitude in 2016. Having won an injunction against Digital Altitude and the scam all but shut down, now the FTC have filed [Continue reading…]

MOBE admins confirm FTC investigation, beg for legal defense funding

Following our announcement yesterday, BehindMLM can now confirm an FTC investigation into MOBE. That investigation is directly responsible for the MOBE website being offline and suspension of business operations.