WorldVentures’ bankruptcy scalps two execs (maybe not?)

WorldVentures’ Chapter 11 bankruptcy has seen two executives quit the company.

Last week WorldVentures COO Michael Poates announced the departure of CSO Eddie Head, and SVP of Global Sales Justin Call. [Continue reading…]

Longrich Review: Whacky products Chinese pyramid scheme

Longrich’s presented corporate structure is confusing.

The company markets itself as “Longrich America Int’, Inc.”, but also claims to be a ‘leading company which dominates the cosmetic industry in southern China.’

In July 2009, the Ministry of Commerce of the direct selling industry management information systems announced that Jiangsu LONGRICH Bio-Science Co., Ltd has officially obtained the China’s direct selling license.

Within that year, Longrich was selected as the “Top Ten Profitable Enterprises in Cosmetics Manufacturing Industry”.

Longrich as a non-MLM company has been around since 1986.

Founded in 1986, our company has seen steady growth in its market share and expansion that makes us today one of the most successful private companies.

Our trademarks have been registered in 183 countries and our products are sold in more than 50 countries and regions around the world including Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Nigeria, Ghana, Gabon, South Africa, Cameroon, Russia, Ukraine, South Korea, Thailand, Philippines, United Arab Emirates as well as the United States.

On Longrich’s website a suite address in Cerritos, California is provided. Google Maps shows the address is a shared use office building.

Longrich’s marketing videos show a “town” in China. The company’s official YouTube channel sits abandoned for four years.

Corporate staff detailed on Longrich’s website include Zhiwei Xu and Sean Xu.

Zhiwei Xu (right) is credited as Chairman of Jiansu Longliqi Biosceince, which appears to be Longrich’s trading name in China.

As per Xu’s corporate bio, he has ties to the Chinese government and is dubbed ‘the most influential man in China’s cosmetic industry’.

No information with respect to Longrich is provided.

Sean Xu’s Longrich corporate bio is a marketing pitch for the company itself. No information about Xu or his business experience is provided.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Xu (right) is also “HRD” (Human Resources Director?) at Jiansu Longliqi Bioscience.

I did try searching out independent information on both Xus. Unfortunately their names are too generic and I suspect language-barriers didn’t help.

The only photos of the pair that seem to exist are two shots used in Longrich marketing.

In 2016 Longrich Botswana collapsed, resulting in “millions of Pula” in losses.

In April 2019 the Bank of Namibia outlawed Longrich, finding it to be an “illegal financial scheme”.

The Bank hereby declares Longrich as an illegal financial scheme exhibiting undesirable practices.

The sale of Longrich products is not mandatory. The marketing strategy focuses mainly on the recruitment of new members as the primary source of income, as opposed to the sale of Longrich products.

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

Traffic Monsoon default judgment granted ($2.5 mill)

Following a motion request for default judgment filed last April, the SEC has secured a $2.5 million default judgment against Trafffic Monsoon.

The judgment also applies to owner and operator Charles Scoville. [Continue reading…]

Second Russian Questra World admin extradited to Kazakhstan

Back in August 2020 Russian Questra World admin Olga Kleynardtıñ (aka Olga Kleinard), was extradited from Belarus to Kazakhstan.

There she faces charges of organizing “one of the largest financial pyramids” in Kazakhstan’s history. [Continue reading…]

MTI leader Joel Santiago has an epic meltdown

A recording of a late December Mirror Trading International leaders zoom meeting has emerged.

In the wake of MTI’s collapse, top US investor Joel Santiago has an epic meltdown. [Continue reading…]

New MTI leak blows open Ward’s “we are victims” lies

A new Mirror Trading International data leak has blown open claims the Marks family are Ponzi victims. [Continue reading…]

Eclipcity Global: Andreas Kartrud’s 4th smart-contract Ponzi

Eclipcity Global is part of Andreas Kartrud’s Eclipcity smart-contract Ponzi factory.

To date, Kartrud has launched three smart-contract Ponzi schemes:

Kartrud (right) brands the above smart-contract Ponzis as being part of Eclipcity, with Eclipcity Global marking the fourth launch in seven months.

Kartrud runs his Eclipcity Ponzi factory from Skane, Sweden. To date Swedish authorities have failed to take any action against him.

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

TronChain collapses, Andreas Kartrud promises 4th Ponzi

TronChain’s smart-contract balance has hit $0, meaning the Ponzi scheme has effectively collapsed.

TronChain is the second collapse within the Eclipcity smart-contract Ponzi factory. [Continue reading…]

Finalmente Global Ponzi scheme collapses

As per a message uploaded to the scam’s website, Finalmente Global has collapsed.

Following Mirror Trading International, Finalmente Global’s demise marks the second major South African MLM Ponzi collapse within a month. [Continue reading…]

Antis Capital Review: Trade bot Ponzi, Antis Coin exit-scam

Antis Capital operates in the cryptocurrency MLM niche.

In official marketing documentation, Antis Capital’s CEO is presented as “Philip Belov”.

Belov, played by the actor above, doesn’t exist outside of Antis Capital’s marketing material.

Other than claiming Belov is based out of Dubai, Antis Capital itself provides no verifiable information.

As to who’s actually running Antis Capital, Alexa currently estimates 95% of its website traffic originates out of the US.

Such a high percentage strongly indicates a US based admin.

A search of “Philip Belov” reveals multiple spammy press-releases . The first two results are paid slots in the spam section of two Indian publications, the Hindustan Times and Deccan Herald.

Initially I was going to add India as a contender for Antis Capital’s admin, however this could just be the world of hired India-based SEO spammers.

Despite the US web traffic dominance, Antis Capital’s awkward “we set trend” tag-line does suggest it was put together by a non-native English speaker.

Antis Capital’s marketing videos reveal the actor playing him has an eastern European accent, typical of Boris CEOs.

Antis Capital’s website domain (“”) was privately registered on May 11th, 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…]