Sean Brown reaches Digital Altitude fraud settlement with FTC

July 5, 2018 mlmdetective 0

A third Digital Altitude defendant, Sean Brown, has reached a settlement agreement with the FTC.In line with previously reached settlements with The Upside LLC and Morgan Johnson, Brown’s settlement has been submitted to FTC Commissioners for approval.
Approval was granted for both The Upside LLC and Morgan Johnson’s submitted settlements, with a decision on Brown’s proposed settlement expected no later than September 7th.
If approved by the FTC Commissioners, a motion requesting approval of the reached settlement will then be filed – at which point the details of the agreement are made public.
In the meantime the FTC has requested a stay on proceedings…

FundsFact Review: 120%-150% ROI adcredit Ponzi scheme

July 3, 2018 mlmdetective 0

FundsFact provide no information on their website about who owns or runs the company.The FundsFact website domain (“fundsfact.com”) was privately registered on March 10th, 2018.
The official FundsFact Facebook group has three admins; Martha Hughes, Honey Arbi and C Jacinth Samuel Raj.
Hughes and Arbi appear to be dummy account, leaving Raj (right) as the likely owner of the company.
According to his Facebook profile, Raj is based out of Chennai in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
It’s probably a safe bet that whoever is behind the other two dummy FundsFact admin accounts are also based out of India.
As always, if an MLM company…

Biteroi Review: Cookie-cutter crypto trading Ponzi scheme script

July 3, 2018 mlmdetective 0

Biteroi provide no information on their website about who owns or runs the business.The Biteroi website domain (“biteroi.com”) was privately registered on March 30th, 2018.
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.
Biteroi Products
Biteroi has no retailable products or services, with affiliates only able to market Biteroi affiliate membership itself.
The Biteroi Compensation Plan
Biteroi affiliates invest funds on the promise of a “3% to 3.83% per day” ROI.

invest $25 to $50,000 and receive a 3% daily ROI for 60 days (180%)
invest $100 to…

Kuvera Global’s individual mining lie exposed, same old cloud mining

July 3, 2018 mlmdetective 0

At the heart of Kuvera Global’s “we don’t need to register with the SEC” pseudo-compliance, is the claim that their mining services are provided on an individual basis.A Kuvera Global affiliate invests in a graphics card, Kuvera Global set that up and then run it to generate a ROI.
We offer Crypto Mining Packages that consist of computer/GPU hardware, operation and maintenance services to provide individuals access to crypto mining.
Our mining hardware (hosting) facility is arranged through contractual partnership and located in Romania.
Each GPU processing card is specific to the package purchased, is individually serial numbered, and the customer may request their…

USFIA Receiver seeks 90 day victim claim submission extension

July 3, 2018 mlmdetective 0

Despite being able to file claims since April, a surprisingly small number of victims have thus far sought to recoup their losses.Owing to a “substantially lower than anticipated” number of submitted claims, the Receiver is seeking a 90 day submission extension.
As per the court’s original March order, June 29th was the final day USFIA victims could file their claims.
Despite financial records revealing tens of thousands of victims, since then only “a few thousand” have filed claims.
Analysis of communication between the Receiver and USFIA Receivership identified technical issues and difficulty providing accurate information as common problems.
Another disturbing reason is misinformation reportedly spread by…

Xtreme Green Review 2.0: Eco auto additives with no demand?

July 2, 2018 mlmdetective 0

About a week ago I received a legal threat from Xtreme Green CEO Lawrence Kahn.
Linked to in Kahn’s letter was our 2014 Xtreme Green review.
Kahn claimed our review was causing Xtreme Green to suffer ” injury from the loss of sales” and that if we didn’t remove our review, we “may be deemed liable” for their losses.
In my response, I pointed out that the statute of limitations had long-since expired in any US jurisdiction.
Not withstanding that our review was written in good faith, date-stamped and accurate as at the time of publication.
I informed Kahn (right) that if Xtreme Green had changed its…

SpeedFlow Review: Six-tier 2×2 matrix cycler Ponzi

July 1, 2018 mlmdetective 0

SpeedFlow provide no information on their website about who owns or runs the business.The SpeedFlow website domain (“speedflow.org”) was privately registered on March 16th, 2018.
At the time of publication Alexa estimate Brazil (24%) and Russia (17%) are the two largest sources of traffic to the SpeedFlow website.
A corporate address in Gibraltar is provided on the SpeedFlow website, however further research reveals it to be virtual in nature.
Marketing copy on the SpeedFlow website and in the compensation plan suggest that whoever is running the company is not a native English speaker.
Due to a generous reward, even a lazy person will earn money…

Jeunesse RICO class-action settlement on the horizon

July 1, 2018 mlmdetective 0

At the heart of the Jeunesse RICO pyramid lawsuit is the allegation that plaintiffs James Aboltin and Pamela Knight weredeceived by Jeunesse’s misleading business opportunity, falsely believing that it was a legitimate way to earn money.
Currently a proposed class-action, on June 29th Aboltin and Knight requested a stay on the case pending settlement.
Specifics of the proposed settlement have as of yet not been made public.
As per the June 29th Stipulated Motion;
After extensive negotiations between the parties … the Plaintiffs and Defendants have agreed in principle to the material terms of a class-wide settlement of all claims in this case.
The parties now must draft…

JRJR33 files for bankruptcy, drags Agel and others down with it

July 1, 2018 mlmdetective 0

JRJR33, owner of Agel and a slew of other MLM companies, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on June 29th, 2018.At the time of its bankruptcy filing, JRJR33’s mot prominent MLM company still standing was Agel.
Although to what extent Agel has remained viable over the past twelve months is questionable.
Alexa rankings for the Agel website show a sharp decline in activity beginning July, 2017.
Agel’s social media profiles were abandoned a month earlier in June.
BehindMLM reviewed Agel back in 2015 and found a heavy focus on affiliate autoship recruitment.
At the time of publication the Agel website appears to have been taken down.
JRJR33, formerly…

Rodan + Fields terminates Pool Patrol Paula’s distributorship

July 1, 2018 mlmdetective 0

There’s been a recent spate of incidents where white people call the cops on black people not breaking the law in the US.Due to the technological age we live in, the altercations, seemingly sparked by race, have been caught on camera.
Last Sunday Stephanie Sebby-Strempel, since dubbed “Pool Patrol Paula”, took it upon herself to confront and assault a black teen at a South Carolina community pool. It didn’t take long for the internet to realize Sebby-Strempel was a Rodan + Fields distributor.
According to the filed incident report, Sebby-Strempel told two black teenagers they “didn’t belong” at the pool. She then called…