Members Choice Ponzi cycler collapses, promises “reborn” reboot

August 13, 2018 0

Was it the Ponzi cycler business model, ties to the Waszupp Global and Noble 8 Revolution cyclers, religious affinity marketing model, or prior arrest of Johnny William Cabe for fraud that saw Members Choice collapse?Who knows…
Comparing itself to a pregnancy however, Members Choice has informed affiliates it’s planning a reboot.
Do you remember what it was like to be pregnant? The anticipation? The excitement? And all that patient waiting… hoping… wondering… then the baby came!
Joy unspeakable and full of glory!
Well, Members Choice has been pregnant with expectation for a little while now and it is with great pride we announce the birth…

Evolution Travel Review: Paycation travel pyramid clone

August 12, 2018 0

Evolution Travel operate in the travel MLM niche, with an address in Las Vegas, Nevada provided on their website.Further research however reveals this address actually belongs to Regus and is virtual in nature.
Evolution Travel name David McCovy (right) as founder of the company.
As per McCovy’s Evolution Travel corporate bio;
A lifelong entrepreneur, David has founded a clothing store, a restaurant, the largest independent concert company in Las Vegas, and has also invested in a hollywood film.
Persistence from his mother along with time freedom that his traditional businesses didn’t allow him are the things that got David involved in network marketing.
He quickly ascended…

Richard Maike argues I2G recorded webinars = illegal wiretap

August 12, 2018 0

In an attempt to gut the DOJ’s criminal case against him, Richard Maike claims recordings of incriminating webinars are illegally obtained wiretaps.If that sounds ridiculous… it’s because it is.
Whilst I’m not a lawyer and can’t speak to specific legalities, Maike’s motion to suppress suggests the DOJ obtained Maike’s webinars via subpoena.
During the course of I2G’s operations, Mr. Maike engaged in conference calls with I2G distributors to update the I2G distributors on developments with the company.
Unbeknownst to Mr. Maike, these conference calls were recorded by the private provider and subsequently obtained by the United States.
The provider isn’t named in Maike’s motion, but…

Magellan International Alliances Review: BetChips now e-commerce

August 11, 2018 0

Magellan International Alliances operate in the cryptocurrency MLM niche.A corporate address in Ireland is provided on the Magellan International Alliances website, however further research reveals the address actually belongs to Company Formations International.
Company Formations International provide incorporation services in Ireland. Thus it appears Magellan International Alliances has no actual physical operations in the country.
In early August Jef Welch was appointed CEO of Magellan International Alliances.
According to his Facebook profile, Welch is based out of Georgia in the US. This is also presumably where Magellan International Alliances is being operated from.
On the Magellan International Alliances website Welch (right) states;
I have served in…

Q Sciences Review 2.0: Simpler comp plan with strong autoship focus

August 10, 2018 0

BehindMLM first reviewed Q Sciences just over two years ago in 2016.A reader recently reached out to us with the news that since then, Q Sciences have updated their compensation plan.
The new plan is believed to have come into effect earlier this year.
After looking at Q Sciences’ new compensation plan, it appeared different enough to warrant an updated review.
Today we take a look at Q Sciences’ new compensation plan and see where the company is at.
The Company
In 2016 Q Sciences credited Darren Hogge as its Founder, President and CEO.
Today the Q Sciences website contains no information about the company’s corporate structure.
The…

iCenter caught out in Genesis Mining partnership lie

August 9, 2018 0

iCenter are claiming on their website that Genesis Mining is an “unofficial partner”.Putting aside what that even means for just a moment, Genesis Mining have responded by confirming “no partnership” exists.
iCenter cite Genesis Mining as “Unofficial Partners #0001”.
This Partner we add first, not because its the best, we had to start somewhere and is part of “Our Partners” Section, Genesis Cloud Mining , a company offering Cloud Mining packages.
We use Genesis Cloud Mining  as one of our bases by compounding 50% of the daily earnings.
In a separate August 7th news post, iCenter claimed it had ‘just increased substantially our mining purchase with over 110.000 USD in Mining‘.
Two transactions…

Luvv Review: Love as an MLM product?

August 9, 2018 0

Luvv provides no information on their website about who owns or runs the business.The Luvv website does feature a marketing video, however the speaker of the video is not identified.
Further research reveals the speaker is Jeff Long, who in another Luvv marketing video credits himself as creator and co-founder of the company. The other Luvv co-founder(s) are not disclosed.
Jeff Long (right) first appeared on BehindMLM’s radar as the founder of AutoXTen, a recruitment scheme launched in 2011.
AutoXTen collapsed a few months after launch, with Long going to launch SMS Dailies. It too didn’t last long.
Long resurfaced in late 2015 with Get Paid Social, a…

David Wood found in contempt in WorldVentures’ Texas case

August 9, 2018 0

Following WorldVentures’ filing of a contempt motion on July 27th, David Wood has been found in contempt of court.The August 8th case docket states that WorldVentures’ attorneys attended the hearing. David Wood failed to make an appearance.
An unnamed witness was sworn in, testimony heard and then the contempt motion was granted.
Following termination of David Wood’s WorldVentures affiliate membership and subsequent threats, the company is pursuing an injunction against him.
A trial to decide the matter remains scheduled for August 27th.
Wood meanwhile has been quiet on his YouTube channels over the past few weeks, but still maintains his “Teaching of King David” blog.
Wood’s…

MOBE processor QualPay ordered to return $6.3 million in stolen funds

August 9, 2018 0

A request from Qualpay to keep $6.3 million stolen from MOBE victims has been denied.The TRO in place against MOBE requires all funds related to the fraudulent business be turned over.
Rather than hand over the $6.3 million it processed for MOBE, Qualpay instead sought an exemption from the TRO.
The processor argued that should be required to return the funds, it faced “imminent insolvency”.
Qualpay used Synovus Bank to hold the funds, who separately also filed for an exemption from the TRO.
Both Qualpay and Synovus’ respective motions were heard on July, with a decision denying both motions made earlier today.
In a response filing…

Five Winds & AGAM criminal investigations continue

August 8, 2018 0

Authorities in Russia and Kazakhstan are continuing to investigate the fallout of the collapsed Five Winds and Atlantic Global Asset Management Ponzi schemes.Russian authorities have arrested several local promoters of Atlantic Global Asset Management (AGAM).
AGAM founder Pavel Krymov was arrested in Russia earlier this year and extradited to Kazakhstan shortly after.
The recently arrested AGAM promoters have been charged with fraud, with investigators estimating they are responsible for around $27,000 USD in losses.
If convicted they face up to ten years in prison.
Separately in Kazakhstan, authorities are hunting down local AGAM and Five Winds Asset Management promoters.
A pre-trial investigation has identified around twenty…