Ronaldinho splits with 18K Ronaldinho Ponzi scheme

Things are set to get awkward over at 18K Ronaldinho, following the announcement it’s namesake, Ronaldinho Gaúcho, has cut ties with the company. [Continue reading…]


Mirror Trading International Review: Forex trading daily returns

Mirror Trading International operates in the forex trading MLM niche.

The company is incorporated and based out of South Africa. Heading up Mirror Trading International is CEO and founder Johann Steynberg.

Prior to founding Mirror Trading International, Steynberg (right) was promoting Syntek Global.

Based on his Twitter account activity, at some point Steynberg took an interest in cryptocurrency.

Earlier this year Steynberg was advertising a “turn $25 into $75 over and over again” opportunity on Twitter:

Guess that didn’t work out.

Read on for a full review of Mirror Trading International’s MLM opportunity. [Continue reading…]


How TelexFree funded a Paul McCartney concert in Brazil

A report by The Gazette has revealed how back in 2014, TelexFree funded a Paul McCartney concert in Espírito Santo, Brazil. [Continue reading…]


Exxa Review: World Blockchain Forum’s fourth wallet Ponzi

Although executive information is provided on Exxa’s website, arguably the most important ownership information isn’t.

According to Exxa marketing material, SQ2 Fintech owns 25% of the company:

Anthony Lau is the CEO of SQ2 Fintech. He’s also the CEO of World Blockchain Forum, which means Lau and WBF owner Sheng Zhao are tied to the company.

World Blockchain Forum has emerged as a Ponzi scheme incubator over the past year or so.

In line with each of World Blockchain Forum’s existing schemes, neither Lau or Zhao publicly front Exxa. Instead Danny Pang (right) keeps up appearances as CEO.

Pang featured on BehindMLM late last year, as CEO of Axxa Global.

According to Exxa marketing, the company is a combination of SQ2 Fintech and Axxa Global.

Axxa Global’s website currently has an Alexa ranking of over 5 million, suggesting outside of Exxa it has long since collapsed.

Of the three app wallet Ponzi schemes World Blockchain Forum has launched, Cloud Token and S Block are still operational.

The oldest, Plus Token, collapsed a few months ago. Chinese authorities estimate Plus Token’s collapse resulted in $2.9 billion in losses.

Read on for a full review of the Exxa’s MLM opportunity. [Continue reading…]



Direct Mail Pro Review: Peter Wolfing’s 2019 pyramid scheme

Direct Mail Pro provides no information on its website about who owns or runs the business.

Direct Mail Pro’s website domain (“directmailpro.com”) was first registered in 2007.

The domain registration was last updated privately on August 1st, 2019.

In the testimonial section of Direct Mail Pro’s website, affiliates promoting the company can be seen thanking Peter Wolfing.

On his personal Facebook profile, Wolfing refers to Direct Mail Pro as “DMP”:

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.

In 2017 Wolfing launched Ueconomy, a short-lived cash gifting scheme. About a year ago Wolfing launched Hand of Heaven, a shameless religious themed gifting scam.

Hand of Heaven lasted about as long as Wolfing’s other schemes. It seems he’s settled for a scam a year schedule, of which Direct Mail Pro is the latest offering.

Read on for a full review of Direct Mail Pro’s MLM opportunity. [Continue reading…]


QuickSilver Review: ISN Coin’s second spinoff

A visit to the QuickSilver website reveals no information on who’s behind the company.

Quicksilver’s website domain (“quicksilver.me”) was registered in December 2018.

Quick Silver Global LLC is listed as the owner, through a UPS store address in Florida.

My own research lead me to affiliates marketing QuickSilver in conjunction with Mint Builder.

Mint Builder is a 2017 bitcoin spinoff of ISN Coins, launched by founder and CEO Matt Barkes (right).

I was able to confirm QuickSilver is a second ISN Coins spinoff by visiting their website.

On their website, ISN Coins markets QuickSilver as a “new way to acquire assets!”

Social media marketing reveals QuickSilver went into prelaunch back in May.

Both ISN Coins and Mint Builder appear to be dead. Their respective company websites have Alexa traffic rankings of 3.3 million and 4 million respectively.

QuickSilver appears to be a third attempt to resuscitate the company.

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


BTZ Powerline Review: Adcredit matrix cycler

BTZ Powerline provides no information on their website about who owns or runs the business.

BTZ Powerline’s website domain (“btzpowerline.com”) was registered on June 27th, 2019, through a suite address in the US state of Florida.

The same suite address is used by multiple businesses, suggesting it might be virtual in nature.

The email address used to register BTZ Powerline’s website domain corresponds with Judy LaMont (right).

Lamont also resides in Florida.

A Facebook post dated September 3rd appears to confirm Lamont as the owner of BTZ Powerline:

BTZ Powerline’s compensation plan references BTZ Super Hero, which appears to be another name for the same scheme. As above, it also looks like it might have been called Botz Tokenz at some point.

Prior to BTZ Powerline Lamont was promoting the ORU Marketplace Ponzi scheme.

Going back further, over the years Lamont has promoted Wor(l)d International, CommHubb, EMSquared, Empower Network and Zeek Rewards.

Read on for a full review of BTZ Powerline’s MLM opportunity. [Continue reading…]



Wellness BioSciences RX Review: CBD oil without retail focus

Wellness BioSciences RX operates in the nutritional supplement MLM niche. The company does not provide a corporate address on its website.

That said, Wellness BioSciences’ website domain was registered through a PO Box in Texas.

Heading up Wellness BioSciences RX are co-founders Barry Cocheu and Sean M. Baker.

Barry Cocheu recently featured on BehindMLM as a defendant in a lawsuit filed by AmeriSciences.

Cocheu was CEO of AmeriSciences, which as a company was in “dire financial straits” by the end of 2011.

Cocheu bailed and joined Organo Gold in 2012. AmeriSciences folded its MLM operations later that same year.

Judgment in AmeriSciences’ lawsuit saw Cocheu held jointly liable for $3.4 million dollars plus $610,482 in prejudgment interest. He also had to pay $150,000 in additional punitive damages.

Wellness BioSciences RX credits Sean M. Baker with being a

successful entrepreneur, and business owner for 15 years.

An expert at developing, cultivating, and inspiring sales professionals and sales organizations.

As a distributor within the direct sales/network marketing industry, Mr. Baker generated in excess of $11 million dollars inside of a $400 million dollar company.

In a public webinar published to Wellness BioSciences RX Baker reveals he met Barry Cocheu in 2002. The timing fits with Baker having come up through AmeriSciences too.

Read on for a full review of the Wellness BioSciences RX MLM opportunity. [Continue reading…]


Default judgement sought against Filho & DFRF defendants

Daniel Filho might have dodged prison time but the SEC aren’t letting their civil case go.

In a September 25th Motion for Default Judgement, the SEC seek to hold Filho accountable for $10.2 million dollars. [Continue reading…]


VRB Corporation Review: VRT Ponzi points investment fraud

VRB Corporation provides no information on its website about who owns or runs the business.

VRB Corporation’s website domain (“vrb.co”) was first registered in November 2014.

The domain registration was last updated in July 2019, which appears to be around the time its current owners took possession of it.

On social media, VRB Corporation’s CEO is played by some old guy who claims to be “Richard Thomson”:

The man playing Thompson has a distinctly European accent. VRB Corporation’s marketing efforts however primarily target south-east Asia (Vietnam and Malaysia in particular).

Investment in these countries is/was solicited under the pretext of VRB Corporation having a business relationship with Comerica Bank.

This prompted Comerica Bank to issue a press-release on September 27th, clarifying that

VRB, purports to have financial backing from Comerica, which is false, in an attempt to draw investment into a cryptocurrency scheme.

VRB has held events in Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam and Japan, going as far as producing actors, some of whom are pretending to be Comerica employees.

Comerica Bank does not have an affiliation with VRB cryptocurrency, and any attempt to represent it as such is false and fabricated.

Those involved with VRB cryptocurrency have sought to use the Comerica brand name to lend their operation legitimacy, and individuals attempting to make that association are not Comerica employees.

Needless to say whoever is actually running VRB Corporation doesn’t want the public or investors to know who they are.

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…]