TRO granted against Digital Altitude, Michael Force’s assets frozen

February 8, 2018 mlmdetective 0

Following on from a FTC complaint filed under seal against Digital Altitude and Michael Force on January 29th, a requested Temporary Restraining Order was granted on February 1st.Upon consideration of evidence compiled and presented by the FTC, the Californian Central District Court found that Digital Altitude, Michael Force and the other named defendantsfalsely represent(ed) to consumers that they will earn large sums of money if they join Digital Altitude or “Aspire” Program.There is good cause to believe that Digital Altitude (and Defendants) have engaged in and are likely to engage in acts or practices that violate Section 5(a) of the FTC…

FTC sues Digital Altitude & Michael Force for over $14 million in fraud

February 8, 2018 mlmdetective 0

If you’ve searched for an MLM company as part of your due-diligence, chances are you’ve come across a Digital Altitude spam blog.The owners of these blogs shamelessly plagiarise MLM content from around the internet and present it as their own – combined with bait and switch advertising for Digital Altitude and related companies.The worst offenders I’ve personally come across are Jesse Singh, Nicholas Pratt, Aaron & Shara Andrews, Rory Singh and likely a few other hacks I’m forgetting.Plagiarizing content and bait and switch are scummy marketing practices that only a scummy MLM company would tolerate.And Digital Altitude certainly fits the definition…

CryptoX3 Review: Earn 300% on your crypto?

February 8, 2018 mlmdetective 0

The CryptoX3 website identifies the company as a “private cryptocurrency crowdfunding & affiliate profit sharing project” of Unified Crypto Team.Robert Q. Cash, who refers to himself as “the Crypto Cash King” is cited as the CEO of Unified Crypto Team.Self-aggrandizement aside, Cash appears to be the owner of CryptoX3.Robert Q. Cash’s actual name is Robert Matias.According to his Facebook profile, Matias (right) is based out of California in the US.MLM opportunities promoted on Matias’ Facebook page in 2018 so far include BitCoiin (pump and dump), Bit Cash Mine (Ponzi), Crypto World Evolution (unregistered securities), Vista Network (doubler Ponzi),  DavorCoin (ICO lending Ponzi), CryptoBitTrade (doubler Ponzi) and eCoin…

Transforming Lives BTC Matrix Review: Six-tier 2×2 matrix Ponzi cycler

February 8, 2018 mlmdetective 0

Transforming Lives BTC Matrix provide no information on their website about who owns or runs the business.The Transforming Lives BTC Matrix website domain (“transforminglivesbtcmatrix.biz”) was privately registered on January 23rd, 2017.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.Transforming Lives BTC Matrix ProductsTransforming Lives BTC Matrix has no retailable products or services, with affiliates only able to market Transforming Lives BTC Matrix affiliate membership itself.The Transforming Lives BTC Matrix Compensation PlanTransforming Lives BTC Matrix affiliates purchase positions in a six-tier 2×2 matrix…

DavorCoin collapses, DAV plummets to 6 cents

February 8, 2018 mlmdetective 0

Widely touted as a reload ICO lending Ponzi after BitConnect collapsed, DavorCoin has now also collapsed.As per a corporate update published on Medium, DavorCoin’s anonymous owners advised they were “end(ing) our lending program”.For those unfamiliar with the company, DavorCoin offered lending ICO Ponzi ROIs on investments of $100 or more.Cited reasons for DavorCoin’s collapsethe current situation of the Davor project, of lending programs, of the cryptocurrency market and of legal issues regarding lending platforms and cryptocurrencies in general.If I may cut through the bullshit, a reload scam is never as “successful” as its predecessor.After the initial coup of BitConnect victims were…

BitConnect TRO extended till February 27th (Kentucky)

February 7, 2018 mlmdetective 0

The Temporary Restraining Order previously granted in the BitConnect class-action Kentucky lawsuit, has been extended until February 27th.The extension was granted after defendant Ryan Maasen requested a Telephonic Status Conference on February 5th.The conference was held on February 7th, during which Maasen requested ‘additional time to make disclosures and prepare for the preliminary injunction hearing‘.The Kentucky class-action names BitConnect and top promoter Ryan Maasen as defendants.As per the granted TRO, BitConnect and Maasen are required to identify and discloseall bitcoin and other cryptocurrency wallet addresses under their control and/or possessionall cryptocurrency trading account addresses andthe holder/owner of any wallet or cryptocurrency…

Alliance in Motion Global Review 2.0: Still pyramid recruitment

February 7, 2018 mlmdetective 0

I first reviewed Alliance in Motion Global back in 2013.The company claims to have launched around 2006 and is based out of the Philippines.Management wise Eduardo Cabantog still runs the company as CEO and “Visionary President”.About a week ago a BehindMLM reader informed me that there’d been some changes to Alliance in Motion Global’s compensation plan.Seeing as we hadn’t revisited our review since 2013, I felt it was time for an update.Alliance in Motion Global ProductsWhen I reviewed Alliance in Motion Global in 2013, the “products” section of their website was broken.In 2018 that’s still the case.When I click “products” on the…

BitConnect defendant Ryan Maasen hides behind religion

February 7, 2018 mlmdetective 0

As one of BitConnect’s top promoters, Ryan Maasen profited handsomely by investing in and convincing others to invest in the BitConnect Ponzi scheme.As I understand it, Maasen boasted about paying off his house and buying a new car as a result of his BitConnect promotional efforts.When BitConnect collapsed, Maasen was one of the first to set about systematically wipe all content he’d published about BitConnect on the internet.He then proceeded to begin pitching DavorCoin, a BitConnect Ponzi clone, to his viewers.That didn’t go down well and Maasen soon found himself at the center of a rage shitstorm.Maasen’s victims are out for…

Bitconcent Review: BTCC points ICO lending Ponzi scheme

February 7, 2018 mlmdetective 0

Bitconcent provide no information on their website about who owns or runs the business.The Bitconcent website domain (“bitconcent.co”) was privately registered on September 24th, 2017.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.Bitconcent ProductsBitconcent has no retailable products or services, with affiliates only able to market Bitconcent affiliate membership itself.The Bitconcent Compensation PlanBitconcent affiliates acquire BTCC points from the company’s anonymous owners.BTCC is sold to Bitconcent affiliates for $1.50 each.Once acquired, BTCC points are “lent” back to Bitconcent on the promise of…

USI-Tech impose iron curtain of secrecy, invested funds held hostage

February 7, 2018 mlmdetective 0

With the lies about their working with US regulators exposed, USI-Tech management have switched focus to announcing their next moves on a “need to know” basis”.That is to say unless you’re a gullible dumbass who still believes USI-Tech hasn’t collapsed, management don’t want you knowing what they’re up to.Following reports of ROI withdrawal problems in Australia and continued silence on where US and Canadian invested funds went, USI-Tech’s Horst Jicha has sent out an “important news” update.Most of the update is dedicated to warning USI-Tech affiliates that the company will terminate their accounts.As an executive team, we have been immensely appalled…