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…

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…

Hodl Game Review: Nine-tier cryptocurrency Ponzi cycler

August 7, 2018 0

Hodl Game provides no information on its website about who owns or runs the business.The Hodl Game website domain (“hodlgame.net”) was privately registered on July 13th, 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.
Hodl Game Products
Hodl Game has no retailable products or services, with affiliates only able to market Hodl Game affiliate membership itself.
The Hodl Game Compensation Plan
Hold Game pay commissions via a nine-tier 1×4 matrix cycler.
A 1×4 matrix is simple in nature, requiring only four subsequent positions to be filled…

AxeMediaTV Review: $39 a month pirated streams + pyramid recruitment

August 7, 2018 0

AxeMediaTV provides no information on their website about who owns or runs the business.The AxeMediaTV website domain (“axemedia.tv”) was privately registered on May 3rd, 2018.
In their Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, AxeMediaTV provide a virtual office address in Las Vega, Nevada.
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.
AxeMediaTV Products
AxeMediaTV has no retailable products or services.
Everyone that subscribes to AXEMediaTV monthly will automatically be enrolled in our AXERewards program.
AxeMediaTV market a $39 a month streaming service, with every subscriber counted as…

Activz Review: Cure-all for cancer, leukemia, arthritis and diabetes?

August 5, 2018 0

Despite having an “Our Team” section on their website, Activz only provides a photo of their management.Further research reveals David Brown crediting himself as Chairman and CEO of Activz on his LinkedIn profile.
Brown (right) is also one of the executives featured in the “Our Team” Activz website photo.
As per Brown’s LinkedIn profile, he has MLM executive experience dating back to 1996.

President, Natural Balance (1996 – 2000)
President/CEO, Metabolife International (2000 – 2003)
President/CEO, LifeVantage (2008 – 2013)
CEO, Yevo (2014 – 2016)

Brown’s last company, Yevo, launched in 2014 with the aim of marketing dehydrated meals.
In 2016 Yevo shut down due to a “lack of…

Xpirient Review: Travel niche recruitment with pseudo compliance retail

August 2, 2018 0

Xpirient provide no information on their website about who owns or runs the business.The Xpirient website domain (“xpirient.com”) was privately registered on September 12th, 2017.
Further research reveals affiliates naming Chris Kent as owner of Xpirient.
On his personal Facebook profile, Kent (right) cites himself as founder of the company.
Why this information is not disclosed on the Xpirient website is unclear.
Prior to founding Xpirient, Kent was an International Marketing Director with WorldVentures.
A residential address in Florida is provided on the Xpirient website.
Furthermore the Xpirient Terms and Conditions names Hillsborough County, Florida as the chosen venue for arbitration.
Read on for a full review of…

Nui Review: Cryptocurrency token investment with pseudo-compliance

August 1, 2018 0

Nui has its origins in Divvee, a failed “access to discounts” MLM opportunity that launched in mid 2016.When Divvee’s original model failed, the company rebooted as a mobile app promotion platform.
That also failed, prompting Divvee’s descent into unregistered securities.
In late 2017 Divvee merged with Hodo Global. The merger created Nui, which focused on cryptocurrency related unregistered securities.
On July 11th the Texas Securities Board issued Nui and associated companies with a securities fraud cease and desist.
Nui has vowed to challenge the notice, however at the time of publication that’s still playing out.
In the meantime Nui has “restructured” and is heavily pushing pseudo-compliance.
Today…

Triple Penny Crypto Review: $1000 min deposit cloud mining Ponzi

July 24, 2018 0

Triple Penny Crypto provide no information on their website about who owns or runs the business.The Triple Penny Crypto website domain (“triplepennycrypto.com”) was privately registered on January 25th, 2018.
Despite its website domain only having been registered 6 months ago, Triple Penny Crypto claims to have been in business since 2010.
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.
Triple Penny Crypto Products
Triple Penny Crypto has no retailable products or services, with affiliates only able to market Triple Penny affiliate membership itself.
The Triple Penny…

Quaestor Solutions Review: Quaestor coin & pyramid recruiting

July 24, 2018 0

As I write this the Quaestor Solutions website is returning a database error.Perusal of Google’s cache of the website reveals the website appears to still be under development.
The Quaestor Solutions website domain (“quaestor-solutions.com”) was privately registered on April 16th, 2018.
Further research reveals an official Quaestor Solutions webinar hosted by Keld Mathiesen. Mathiesen credits himself as Quaestor Solutions’ “Founding Master Distributor”.
In the webinar, Mathiesen cites Svend Rasmussen (right) as owner of the company.
Prior to launching Quaestor Solutions, Rasmussen was promoting IZEcoin through an affiliate opportunity called “20 Again”.
Here’s how Rasmussen pitched 20 Again on Twitter:

IZEcoin was a pointless altcoin launch that by…