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Velimon Review: $5 six-tier 4×1 matrix Ponzi cycler

Velimon provides no information on its website about who owns or runs the business.The Velimon website domain (“velimon.racing”) was privately registered on March 25th, 2018.
A marketing video on the Velimon website features a man with a distinct African accent, suggesting whoever is behind Velimon likely also has ties to Africa.
At the time of publication, Alexa estimates that the US is the largest source of traffic to the Velimon website (30%).
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. Velimon Products
Velimon has no…

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Taurise Review: Crypto mining rig smokescreen Ponzi

The first thing visitors to the Taurise website are presented with is a poorly dubbed marketing video featuring “Robert Mackay” and “Rachel Davis”.As the example below shows, these are obviously actors with the set rented office space in who knows where.
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The Taurise website domain was privately registered on February 26th, 2018.
Taurise do provide an incorporation certificate for “Taurise Limited”.
Taurise Limited was incorporated in the UK on February 27th, 2018.
UK incorporation is dirt cheap and for the most part unregulated. It is a favorite for scammers looking to incorporate dodgy companies.
For some reason Taurise also provide a patent certificate for some…

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Community Collect Review: Crowdfunding International gifting reboot

Community Collect provides no information on their website about who owns or runs the business.The Community Collect website domain (“community-collect.com”) was initially registered in December 2017.
The registration details were recently updated on May 8th, which is likely when the current owners took possession of the domain.
This is supported by Alexa reporting a traffic increase to the Community Collect website starting earlier this month.
In the footer of the Community Collect website is the following copyright text;
© 2015 – 2018 CFI Euro S.L.
CFI Euro S.L. is incorporated in Barcelona, Spain.
It is the same shell company used to operate the Crowdfunding International gifting scheme.
Further…

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Unifii Review: $279.95 cryptocurrency Telegram signals

Unifii provide no information on their website about who owns or runs the business.The Unifii website domain (“unifii.io”) was privately registered on May 5th, 2018.
Further research reveals Unifii affiliates naming Ron Montaruli as CEO of the company.
Circa 2012 Montaruli (right) was Director of International Sales are FreeLife International.
More recently, Montaruli served as Chief Operating Officer for 3T Networks.
3T Networks emerged earlier this year. The company’s business model was a combination of securities fraud and pyramid recruitment.
Alexa traffic estimates for the 3T Networks website show a steady decline since April.
This suggests 3T Networks has or is on the way to collapsing.
Read on…

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MaVie Review: $1000+ annual access to a DNA kit, travel & shopping

MaVie operate in the e-commerce, nutrition and travel MLM niches.The company launched earlier this year and is headed up by Founder and CEO, Aboud Barakat.
As per Barakat’s MaVie corporate bio, his background is mostly in distribution and manufacturing of wellness and personal care products.
It also lead to the beginning of a ground breaking opportunity in the field of human DNA wellness tests.
This opportunity was based on wellness reports that measured an individual’s nutritional needs based on their personal genetic makeup.
Amazed with this scientific breakthrough that gave the ability to identify the wellness needs of any human being based on their DNA,…

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The Four Percent Group Review: $5000+ a year marketing funnel

The Four Percent Group launched in mid 2016 and operate in the online marketing MLM niche.The company is based out of the US state of South Dakota and is headed up by Founder and CEO, Vick Strizheus (actual name Vitaliy Strizheus).
According to his The Four Percent Group corporate bio, Strizheus (right) “started from zero back in 2006”.
Strizheus’ journey “from zero” in 2006 saw him arrested for insurance fraud in 2007. Prosecutors trying the case referred to Strizheus as a “con man”.
Strizheus plead guilty to one count of grant theft and was sentenced to 90 days in prison, commuted to time served on…

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LuLaRoe Review: $5000 lucky leggings lottery?

LuLaRoe was founded in 2012 and was incorporated in California a year later in May, 2013.Heading up the company is the co-founder husband and wife team, DeAnne and Mark Stidham (CEO).
LuLaRoe itself is an amalgam of the names of DeAnne Stidham’s first three grandchildren.
The LuLaRoe website very much presents Stidham (then DeAnne Brady) as the driving force behind the company.
Prior to LuLaRoe DeAnne had found success in network-based marketing.
It was during this time that she learned an important lesson; if you want to be someone who gets things done, act like you already are.
This self-empowering idea crystallized in her mind and directly led…

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Seacret Direct Review 2.0: Monthly affiliate autoship still a problem

BehindMLM published its first and only review of Seacret Direct back in 2012.While efforts to drive retail sales were acknowledged, the elephant in the room was the heavy reliance on affiliate autoship.
Rank progression was for the most part rooted in accumulated autoship orders, which was more than likely going to be sourced from affiliates.
That was five years ago and, based on feedback from a reader, things have since changed.
BehindMLM… you need to update this review.
Autoship is no longer required and rank advancement is based on sales volume.
Today we revisit Seacret Direct and evaluate whether the MLM opportunity has actually changed. Read…

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Juice Plus+ Review: Subscription-based nutritional supplements?

Juice Plus+ operate in the health and nutrition MLM niche and are based out of Tennessee in the US.The company was founded in 1970 as “National Safety Associates” by Jay Martin.
National Safety Associates started out marketing a range of fire detectors (smoke alarms) and air and water purifiers via door-to-door sales.
Juice Plus+ was introduced in 1993 as a product line and subsidiary of National Safety Associates.
Despite still being a part of NSA, today Juice Plus+ is established well-enough to be recognised as a stand-alone MLM company.
Since a an investigation into reported inventory loading back in 1993, Juice Plus+ hasn’t had a…

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MyDigital6 Review: Chain email scam model + bitcoin

MyDigital6 provides no information on their website about who owns or runs the company.The MyDigital6 website domain (“mydigital6.is”) was privately registered on May 3rd, 2018.
Marketing videos on the MyDigital6 website are hosted on “The Wealth Paladin” YouTube channel.
Two of the five videos on the channel are MyDigital6 promos.
The other three videos market heartworm prevention in pets, the Coinbase cryptocurrency exchange and an outdoor misting system.
The male voice-over on all five videos is clearly the same person.
The heartworm prevention video is an affiliate marketing attempt that links to a website.
The provided author of that website is Jeff  Battershaw (right).
Battershaw is based out of Florida…