What happened to Tomorrow’s Leaf?

Tomorrow’s Leaf recently came up for review but when I visited the company’s website to begin my research, I was punted over to DermOne.

DermOne doesn’t appear to be an MLM company… [Continue reading…]

Nussentials closes due to COVID-19, five months later?

Nussentials came up for review recently but when I went to look up the company’s website I found it was “temporarily closed”.

That was five months ago… [Continue reading…]

Monat’s marketing practices slammed by Florida AG

Monat has found itself in hot water over alleged deceptive business acts and practices.

An investigation by the Florida Attorney General into violations of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA), has resulted in Monat entering into an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance (AVC). [Continue reading…]

Essential Access Network Review: The Shift Is Real telemed

Essential Access Network operates in the telemedicine MLM niche. The company is being marketed under “The Shift Is Real” branding.

To keep thing simple, we’ll refer to the company as Essential Access Network in this review.

Essential Access Network provides a suite address in Wyoming on its website.

Further research reveals this address belongs to “Contact Registered Agents”, an incorporation merchant.

Heading up Essential Access Network are co-founders J. Joshua Beistle and Doug Wellens.

J. Joshua Beistle (right) first appeared on BehindMLM in 2013, as President of the JubiRev Ponzi scheme.

Essentially a reload of the notorious Zeek Rewards Ponzi scheme, JubiRev collapsed a few months after launch.

Beistle returned in mid 2014 with BrandOnline365, a short-lived pyramid scheme. We haven’t heard anything since then.

Doug Wellens (right) first appeared on BehindMLM in 2014, as co-founder of Infinite Leverage.

Infinity Leverage was a pyramid scheme attached to a marketing platform.

Infinite Leverage was rebooted in 2015 as Traffic Authority. Traffic Authority was rebooted in 2018 as Finish Line Network.

On his personal Facebook profile, J. Joshua Beistle claims to be residing in Arizona. Doug Wellens’ profile cites him in Georgia.

It appears beyond a possible shell company incorporation, Essential Access Network has no actual physical ties to Wyoming.

Read on for a full review of Essential Access Network’s MLM opportunity. [Continue reading…]

MMM DAPP Review: MMM Global smart-contract Ponzi clone

MMM Global is a Ponzi scheme that needs no introduction.

MMM DAPP is an MMM Global clone, run through a smart-contract.

MMM Global founder Sergey Mavrodi died in early 2018, since then Russian scammers have been launching one MMM Global reboot after another.

Supporting Russians being behind MMM DAPP is the official MMM DAPP YouTube channel, which is full of videos titled in Russian:

The last MMM Global clone we tracked here on BehindMLM was MMM Global 2019.

Since our January 2019 review, MMM Global 2019 has collapsed and its website domain is no longer registered.

MMM DAPP is run from two website domain, “mmmdapp.com” and “mmmdapp.io”.

Both domains were privately registered within ten minutes of each other on April 25th, 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…]

ArbiStar Ponzi collapses, pulls “refunds” exit-scam

Around ten hours ago the ArbiStar Ponzi scheme collapsed.

Appearing in a YouTube video, a plump Santi Fuentes dangled the prospect of refunds to Arbistar victims. [Continue reading…]

Mining City securities fraud warning issued in Philippines

Mining City has received a securities fraud warning from the Philippines SEC.

The Philippines SEC has identified Mining City as a “security in the form of (an) investment contract”. [Continue reading…]

Global Trading Club scammers sued by CFTC

The CFTC has filed suit against Global Trading Club scammers Mayco Alexis Maldonado Garcia, Cesar Castaneda, Rodrigo Jose Castro Molina and Joel Castaneda Garcia. [Continue reading…]

Allbit Trade Review: 3.3% perpetual ROI Ponzi scheme

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

Allbit Trade’s website domain (“allbit.trade”) was privately registered on April 12th, 2020.

In an attempt to appear legitimate, Allbit Trade provides a UK incorporation certificate for Allbit Group LTD on its website.

Allbit Group LTD was incorporated on July 30th, 2020.

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

For the purpose of performing MLM due-diligence, UK incorporation is meaningless.

The use of the Russian ruble on Allbit Trade’s website suggests whoever actually runs the company is based out of Russia:

Alexa currently ranks Peru (14%), Vietnam (12%) and Venezuela 11%) as the top three sources of traffic to Allbit Trade’s website.

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…]

Xifra Lifestyle Review: CBD plantation bitcoin Ponzi scheme

Xifra Lifestyle provides no information on its website about who owns or runs the company.

Xifra Lifestyle’s website domain (“xifralifestyle.com”) was privately registered on October 14th, 2019.

Further research reveals Xifra Lifestyle marketing videos featuring “George Goodman”:

Goodman is presented as CEO of Xifra Lifestyle and speaks Spanish.

Outside of Xifra Lifestyle there is no information on Goodman available, casting doubt on whether that’s the individual’s real name.

In an attempt to appear legitimate, Xifra Lifestyle provides a corporate suite address in Mexico on its website.

Most of the Xifra Lifestyle marketing I’ve come across appears to be targeting South America, namely Costa Rica.

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…]