Hapi Travel Destinations Review: The Happy Co. travel spinoff

Hapi Travel Destinations’ provides no information on its website about who owns or runs the company.

The only thing disclosed on the “about us” section of Hapi Travel Destinations’ website, is that it is ‘powered by The Happy Co.’

BehindMLM reviewed The Happy Co. in April 2021, noting at the time it was a rebranding of Elepreneurs.

There is no executive information provided on The Happy Co’s website.

Revisiting The Happy Co.’s website today reveals that is still the case.

I came across Hapi Travel Destinations as part of BehindMLM’s TheClub.Travel review, published December 2021.

TheClub.Travel is headed up by Jonathan McKillip, former President of Hapi Travel Destinations

McKilip was appointed in February 2021. He left Hapi Travel Destinations in August 2021.

In researching Hapi Travel Destinations for this review, I came across this unlisted video on the company’s official YouTube channel:

The Happy Co., and by proxy Hapi Travel Destinations, is owned by Fai Chan (aka Chan Heng Fai).

Chan appeared on BehindMLM back in 2019, as co-founder of iGalen.

iGalen collapsed in November 2019, after losing the rights to its flagship product.

In BehindMLM’s iGalen review I noted Fai’s “partnership” with Elepreneurs and Elevacity. This partnership existed through Fai’s company Health Wealth Happiness.

Elevacity was a travel booking engine themed MLM company, launched by Robert Oblon in 2014.

In 2017 Oblon launched Elepreneurs, which would functionally operate as Elevacity’s successor.

In BehindMLM’s second Elepreneurs review I noted ongoing confusion with Elevacity’s and Elepreneurs’ co-existing branding.

Elepreneurs’ parent company Sharing Services Inc. accused Oblon of “gross financial misconduct” in February 2020.

It appears at some point after this Fai Chan acquired an ownership stake in the company (he might have been a silent owner prior), and rebooted it as The Hapi Co. in early 2021.

I’m unclear on why Fai Chan doesn’t openly disclose  his ownership of The Hapi Co. and Hapi Travel Destinations.

Beyond ownership, whether Fai is running The Hapi Co. and Hapi Travel Destinations is unclear.

 

Update 17th January 2022 – Master Trainer Jeremy Jenkins has revealed in the comments below that Hapi Travel Destinations separates its retail and affiliate websites.

Executive information is provided on the affiliate website, revealing Garrett McGrath is CEO of both The Happy Co. and Hapi Travel Destinations.

McGrath (right) appears to have made a name for himself in EvolvHealth.

That started in 2010, however McGrath’s LinkedIn profile credits him with “over 25+ years of experience as a top network marketing professional”.

McGrath has also been President of the Association of Network Marketing Professionals since 2012.

McGrath was appointed CEO of The Happy Co. in November 2021, having previously worked as President of Elepreneurs. /end update

 

One final note I’ll make is that Hapi Travel Destinations was originally scheduled to launch in early 2021. Following whatever happened between Fai and McKilip, the launch was then shelved till around October.

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…]


GainBitcoin scammer Amit Bhardwaj dies of cardiac arrest?

GainBitcoin scammer Amit Bhardwaj has reportedly died from cardiac arrest.

Personally I’m not 100% convinced. [Continue reading…]


Crowd1Finance Review: 70% a day MLM Ponzi scheme

Crowd1Finance, not to be confused with the shorter named Crowd1 Ponzi scheme, provides no information about who owns or runs the company on its website.

Crowd1Finance’s website domain (‘crowd1finance.com”), was privately registered on June 14th, 2021.

Despite existing for less than a year, Crowd1Finance falsely claims it was “founded in 2016”.

In an attempt to appear legitimate, Crowd1Finance claims it’s “a legal investment company incorporated in the United Kingdom.”

To that end the company provides UK incorporation details, including a forged certificate, on its website.

Not withstanding Crowd1Finance’s UK incorporation details are bogus, UK incorporation is dirt cheap and effectively unregulated.

On top of that the FCA, the UK’s top financial regulator, do not actively regulate MLM related securities fraud.

As a result the UK is a favored jurisdiction for scammers looking to incorporate, operate and promote fraudulent companies.

For the purpose of MLM due-diligence, incorporation in the UK or registration with the FCA is meaningless.

Offered languages on Crowd1Finance’s website are English and Russian.

This suggests whoever is running the company has ties to eastern Europe.

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…]


Liyeplimal Ponzi collapses, reboots with LimoCoin SWAP

Simb Emile Parfait’s Liyeplimal Ponzi scheme collapsed in the lead up to Christmas.

The scheme was rebooted with LimoCoin SWAP, but reports indicate that’s not going too well. [Continue reading…]



MaticBusiness Review: Polygon smart-contract Ponzi

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

MaticBusiness’ website domain (“maticbusiness.com”), was privately registered on October 18th, 2021.

There appears to be an earlier version of MaticBusiness launched from “matic.business”. That domain was privately registered on September 12th, 2021.

Official MaticBusiness marketing videos are full of stock footage with a robo voiceover.

This suggests whoever is running MaticBusiness is from a non-native English speaking country.

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…]


iLearning Crypto Review: Twin TurboTRX Ponzi reboot

iLearning Crypto provides no information on its website about who owns or runs the business.

iLearning Crypto’s website domain (“ilearningcrypto.io”), was privately registered on September 8th, 2021.

iLearning Crypto’s homepage contains one marketing video, hosted on a Vimeo account.

The name of that account is “Twin TurboTRX Official”:

Twin TurboTRX was a tron cycler launched early last year.

iLearning Crypto appears to be a reboot of the collapsed Ponzi scheme.

The only names BehindMLM was able to peg to Twin TurboTRX were Husty Designs and Ann Marie Osorio.

Husty Designs is a scam-friendly web development company in India. Ann Marie Osorio is a graphic designer from California.

Whether Husty Designs and Osorio are involved in iLearning Crypto is unclear.

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…]


CryptoPerformance Review: CPCoin securities fraud

CryptoPerformance operates in the cryptocurrency MLM niche. The company launched in 2019.

Attached to CryptoPerformance is CPCoin, which operates off a separate website domain.

International Performance Group owns both companies.

International Performance Group is a shell company incorporated in Kazakhstan.

Heading up CryptoPerformance are co-founders Horst Staebler and Giuseppe Rimola.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Horst Staebler was a Juice Plus distributor from 2009 to 2015.

Sometime between 2015 and 2017 Staebler got into cryptocurrency:

USI-Tech started off as a forex Ponzi scheme but migrated to bitcoin in 2017.

Following regulatory warnings across multiple jurisdictions, USI-Tech collapsed in 2018.

Giuseppe Rimola’s LinkedIn profile is rather barren, citing only “cryptocurrency trader” (2016-2019) and CryptoPerformance (2019-).

I wasn’t able to establish whether Rimola has an MLM history. This might be due to language-barriers.

Both Staebler and Rimola are based out of Stuttgart, Germany. As opposed to Kazakhstan, this is where CryptoPerformance is actually operated from.

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



Serial Ponzi scammer Vitor Fajardo arrested in Spain

Spanish authorities have arrested Vitor Fajardo

Fajardo has been dubbed “one of the biggest cryptocurrency scammers in Europe”. [Continue reading…]


GoDiamond Review: MillionN social network with BTC cycler

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

GoDiamond’s website domain (“godiamond.com”), was first registered in 1997.

The private registration was last updated on May 22nd, 2021. This appears to be when the current owners took possession.

GoDiamond affiliate marketing began to appear on or around October 2021.

Alexa currently ranks top sources of traffic to GoDiamond’s website as Mexico (29%), the US (22%) and Gabon (9%).

There’s a good chance whoever’s running GoDiamond is from one of these countries.

GoDiamond is being marketed alongside MillionN, which operates from “millionn.com”.

GoDiamond and MillionN appear to be clones of each other. GoDiamond appears to be the more prevalent of the two so that’s what I’ve focused on in this review.

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…]


CashFX Group deletes withdrawal requests, now up to date

While Huascar Lopez missed his end-of-year deadline to catch up on withdrawals, CashFX Group is now fully caught up on all pending requests.

Unfortunately this probably isn’t what investors had in mind. [Continue reading…]