Enzacta Review: Purple rice, personal care & autoship recruitment

July 3, 2017 mlmdetective 0

Enzacta was founded by Russ Hall in 2003 and operates in the personal care and nutritional MLM niches.The company provide a corporate address in the US state of Wyoming on their website.Further research reveals this address actually belongs to Corporations Today, who provide incorporation services in the US.You get a clean, aged shelf corporation that’s had no activity and as such cannot have any debts or liabilities.It has had no tax ID number and as such cannot owe any taxes.This suggests that Enzacta exists in Wyoming in name only.The official Enzacta Facebook page cites Mexico City, Mexico as the company’s location.The Terms…

Rapid Growth Online Marketing Review: Mangosteen Ponzi ROIs

July 2, 2017 mlmdetective 0

Rapid Growth Online Marketing provide no information on their website about who owns or runs the company.The Rapid Growth Online Marketing website domain (“rapidgrowthonlinenet”) was registered on March 10th, 2017. Kevin Campbell is listed as the owner, with an address in London, UK also provided.Further research reveals multiple businesses using the same address, suggesting it’s a virtual office. There’s also no information available on Kevin Campbell and his relationship to Rapid Growth Online Marketing.An extremely blurry incorporation certificate for “RapidGrowth Online Marketing” is provided on the company website.The certificate was issued to Mary Grace Oloya Cezar on March 8, 2017 by…

Nexxus University making a push into Norway?

July 2, 2017 mlmdetective 0

Nexxus University launched in shadow of Global Currency Reserve Marketing’s collapse.Tied to the GCR Coin, Global Currency Reserve Marketing was abandoned in January, 2016 following the revelation of an SEC investigation.Shortly after confirming GCR Marketing’s closure, owner Bob Wood announced he was launching Nexxus University.Partnering with persons unknown and registering the company in Belize, Wood claimed Nexxus University was intentionally launched outside of the US.Through Nexxus University, affiliates can invest in Nexxus Coin. Despite claims that “software development” of Nexxus Coin was 90% complete as of June, 2016, to date a publicly-traded coin doesn’t exist.Instead Nexxus Coin is billed as an…

William Apostelos sentenced to fifteen years in prison

July 1, 2017 mlmdetective 0

Following a 2015 indictment and subsequent guilty plea on charges of wire fraud back in February, yesterday William Apostelos was sentenced to fifteen years in prison.Apostelos and his wife Connie Coleman operated a $70 million Ponzi scheme, bilking around 480 investors out of over $20 million dollars.Apostelos’ Ponzi scheme spanned a number of Ponzi schemes. Although mostly non-MLM, through Genesis Acquisitions the scam reached out into the MLM underbelly.When investor funds began to dwindle, Apostelos (right) trotted out familiar excuses frequently used to explain Ponzi collapses.They advised that their bank account had been hacked, a bank mistakenly failed to wire payment or…

Infinity 2 Global defendants plead not guilty to criminal charges

July 1, 2017 mlmdetective 0

Following an indictment on June 14th, Richard Maike and several top Infinity 2 Global affiliates have been arraigned.At an arraignment hearing held on June 30th, Maike, Richard Anzalone, Faraday Hosseinipour, Doyce Barnes Dennis Dvorin and Jason Syn were arraigned yesterday.All five defendants plead not guilty to various charges related to their engagementin a $25 million dollar “pyramid” scheme, operating under the name Infinity 2 Global.BehindMLM reviewed Infinity 2 Global in 2013 and concluded it was a Ponzi scheme.Maike is subject to existing bond conditions, with Anzalone, Hossienipour, Barnes, Dvorin and Syn released on their own recognizance.This requires all the affiliate defendants…

DOJ claim Rocha voluntarily gave up evidence (TelexFree)

July 1, 2017 mlmdetective 0

A fortnight ago news broke that Cleber Rene Rizerio Rocha, better known as the TelexFree money mattress mule, wanted evidence obtained against him suppressed.Cleber claims statements he made after his arrest were obtained “in violation of (his) Fifth Amendment right to counsel”. Evidence obtained from his phone meanwhile was obtained “without a warrant and without consent”.In a June 27th response filing, the DOJ paint a different story.While the DOJ acknowledge an “underlying substance to some of Rocha’s claims”, the regulator states his motion “mischaracterizes the (arresting) agent’s behavior”.As is obvious from the video recordings of the event, the agents were always polite…

Active Matrix Review: Six-tier bitcoin gifting cycler

June 30, 2017 mlmdetective 0

Active Matrix provide no information on their website about who owns or runs the business.The Active Matrix website domain (“autoactivematrix.com”) was privately registered on May 27th, 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.Active Matrix ProductsActive Matrix has no retailable products or services, with affiliates only able to market Active Matrix affiliate membership itself.Active Matrix affiliate membership provides access to ad credits, which can be used to display advertising on the Active Matrix website.The Active Matrix Compensation PlanActive Matrix affiliates gift…

MMM Dubai Review: MMM Global “provide help, get help” Ponzi

June 30, 2017 mlmdetective 0

MMM Dubai provide no information on their website about who owns or runs the business.The MMM Dubai website domain (“mmmdubai.com”) was privately registered on October 20th, 2016.MMM Dubai provide a link to UK incorporation for MMM Dubai Limited.MMM Dubai Limited was incorporated with the UK Companies House on October 24th, 2016, four days after the MMM Dubai website domain was registered.Four MMM Dubai Limited Directors are listed, all using an address belonging to a furniture store in London.I wasn’t able to find any information on any of the four Directors outside of the incorporation, likely suggesting the entire filing is bogus.Supporting this…

CoinMD Review: Tom McMurrain’s CoinRewards Ponzi points

June 29, 2017 mlmdetective 0

CoinMD provide no information on their website about who owns or runs the business.The CoinMD website domain (“coindmd.io”) was privately registered on May 3rd, 2017.Further research reveals Tom McMurrain citing himself as CEO of the company in the CoinMD compensation plan.Why this information is not provided on the CoinMD website is unclear.Tom McMurrain (right) first appeared on BehindMLM’s radar as a prominent US investor in the OneCoin Ponzi scheme.McMurrain stopped actively promoting OneCoin around mid-May, shortly after registering the CoinMD website domain. Whether McMurrain is still a OneCoin affiliate or not is unknown.On the regulatory side of things, McMurrain is a convicted…

Final Judgment sought against 8047 US Zeek Rewards net-winners

June 29, 2017 mlmdetective 0

For US based Zeek Rewards net-winners who have thus far failed to pay back money they stole, it appears their time is up.Following the granting of Summary Judgment against the same net-winners last November, on June 27th the Zeek Rewards Receiver has now filed for Final Judgement.Each of these members of the Net Winner Class have agreed with the amount of their net winnings through the Court ordered process for determining the amount of individual net winnings, the Receiver has accepted their proposed alternate amount of net winnings or have failed to timely respond to the Receiver’s notice of the amount…