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Traffic Monsoon Receivership to continue during appeal

Following the filing of an appeal by Charles Scoville, there’s been some uncertainty as to the status of the court-appointed Receivership.In particular, whether or not recovery efforts would continue while the appeal was being decided on.While distribution payments might not be possible pending the outcome of the appeal, the good news is the Traffic Monsoon Receivership will still continue to work towards recovering investor losses.In a May 4th letter to Traffic Monsoon affiliates, the Receiver revealed plans to release a distribution plan “as quickly as possible”.Ultimately, I will propose a “plan of distribution” to the Court that will provide for each investor who…

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Zenith Gold Review: Something something gold, 2% a day ROI?

Zenith Gold operate in the gold MLM niche and name Lenny Bruce as Operations Director of the company.No specific information about Bruce is provided, but the company does claim he hasextensive experiences in the fields of exploration, finance, development, mining & marketing (and a) proven track record of success in grassroots discovery in acquiring and developing undervalued assets and in building corporation.I myself was unable to find any third-party information about Bruce with respect to Zenith Gold.Further research reveals these claims are copy and pasted from a 2008 Lydian International press-release:As far as I can tell Lydian International is a legitimate mineral…

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Chris Principe sues over lost Skyway Capital PR deal ($75,000+)

Chris Principe had a budding career going in to bat for MLM underbelly Ponzi schemes.Having already enjoyed exposure of his Financial IT magazine for running a cover story on OneCoin and speaking at a company event, Principe was cozying up to Skyway Capital for his next gig.Like OneCoin, Skyway Capital is also a Ponzi scheme.Despite this, Skyway Capital pulled the pin on Principe’s deal after they became aware of his previous connection to OneCoin.Skyway did not want to be associated with Principe because of the adverse effect it would have on Skyway’s business, reputation and ability to find investors.In 2017, Skyway canceled its…

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Be Granted Review: “Hybrid and hermetic” bitcoin gifting?

Be Granted provide no information on their website about who owns or runs the company.The Be Granted website domain (“be-granted.com”) was privately registered on November 11th, 2016.According to Alexa, Nigeria is currently the largest source of traffic to the Be Granted website domain (26%).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.Be Granted ProductsBe Granted has no retailable products or services, with affiliates only able to market Be Granted affiliate membership itself.The Be Granted Compensation PlanBe Granted affiliates gift bitcoin to each…

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Truevine Net Connect Review: 3×3 matrix cash gifting

Truevine Net Connect provide no information on their website about who owns or runs the business.The Truevine Net Connect website domain was registered on April 5th, 2017. Adebayo Samuel from McElyon Nigeria Limited, with an address in Kaduna, Nigeria also provided.As far as I can tell, McElyon appears to be a Nigerian wood export company that has nothing to do with MLM.Possibly due to language barriers, I was unable to put together an MLM history on Samuel.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…

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Fairity Life Review: Crypto trading = annual ROI of up to 2190%?

Fairity Life provide no information on their website about who owns or runs the business.In fact at the time of publication, the Fairty Life website is only accessible with an affiliate referral link, and even then it’s nothing more than an affiliate login/sign up page.The Fairity Life website domain was registered on February 28th, 2017 and appears to contain bogus information. An address in Antarctica for “John Karna” is provided as ownership details.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.Fairity Life…

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High Ticket Income System Review: $1000 two-tier cash gifting

High Ticket Income System operate out of Pennsylvania in the US and claim to be ‘backed by Dps Marketing Group LLC‘.DPS Marketing Group is owned by Dale Payne-Sizer, who first appeared on BehindMLM as the admin of Infinity Profit System in 2016.Infinity Profit System was a two-tier cash gifting scheme that collapsed a few months after launching.Dale Payne-Sizer has a long history of association with MLM underbelly cash gifting schemes.The same Pennsylvania corporate address provided on the High Ticket Income System website also appears on the Reverse Commissions website.The Gift Me Bitcoins website uses the name-servers of the Reverse Commissions domain,…

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Gain Bitcoin Review: 10% a month ROI from bitcoin mining?

Gain Bitcoin provide no information on their website about who owns or runs the business.The Gain Bitcoin website domain (“gainbitcoin.com”) was on March 26th, 2013. Mark Lee is listed as the owner, with an address in Singapore also provided.Other than a suspiciously empty LinkedIn profile that credits Lee as CEO of Gain Bitcoin, there is no information available that ties him to the company.Of note is Mark Lee’s location of New Delhi, India on his LinkedIn profile. It is highly unlikely the CEO of a Singapore company would be based in India.It is also highly likely that Mark Lee, as represented…

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Valentus counterclaim alleges raiding, extortion & RICO violations

Yesterday we covered a lawsuit filed by Valentus’ former SlimRoast coffee supplier, alleging they were owed $3.18 million dollars.In response to the lawsuit Valentus mostly denied the accusations. They also filed a counter-claim of their own, which alleges their former supplier Advanced Laboratories Internationalengaged in a deliberate and calculated campaign to misappropriate Valentus’ goodwill, raid its distributors, and destroy its business.Valentus’ counter-claim has also dragged Vitae Global into the fray as a named counter-defendant.Vitae Global is tied to Advanced Laboratories through owner Louis Volpe. Volpe is a co-founder of Vitae Global, who sell a coffee product (not unlike Valentus’ SlimRoast) supplied…

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Zeek Receivership updates for first quarter 2017

On May 1st the Zeek Receiver filed his first quarter Status Report for 2017.The report covers settlements received, US and foreign net-winner clawback litigation, various insider lawsuits and the aggregate amount paid out to Zeek affiliates thus far.Settlements ReceivedDuring the first quarter of 2017 the Zeek Receivership received $289,736 ‘from settlements with various third parties who were holding Receivership Assets or against whom the Receiver asserted claims‘.US Net-winner ClawbacksTo date 226 out of the 9000 Net Winner Class have filed a response in agreement with the Receiver’s calculation of how much they stole. 152 net-winners disagreed with the Receiver’s calculations.186 out…