DEVELOPING STORY: A Second Reference To MPB Today ‘Rebates’; Domain Implies Company Offers Cash To Join; Email Address On Affiliate Site Associated With Defunct Company In Miami; No Immediate Comment From USDA

A domain that redirects to an MPB Today affiliate site provided by the MLM company implies that the firm offers "rebates" to prospects who join. This screen shot shows the page that loads if prospects visit the "rebates" domain. The "rebates" domain that causes this page to load does not explain how MPB Today prospects can secure a rebate after joining.

UPDATED 11:47 A.M. EDT (U.S.A.) An affiliate domain linked to the MPB Today “grocery” program implies the company offers “rebates” to prospects who join the MLM company. The domain redirects to an MPB Today-provided affiliate site, which includes an email address for the promoter. The promoter’s email address is associated with yet another domain — one whose registration data lists the name of a company in Miami that purports to provide services for “cardholders.”

Florida records show that the “cardholders'” firm — an LLC — was administratively dissolved by the state last month for failure to file an annual report.  Other records show that the defunct company uses the address of a UPS store as its address.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said last month that it was investigating claims made about the MPB Today program, which has been targeted at Food Stamp recipients. USDA had no immediate comment this morning on the domain that implies MPB Today offers rebates.

Two words appear in this domain name prior to the word "rebates." If prospects click on the URL in Google search results, they are redirected to an MPB Today affiliate site.

Both domains — the one that implies MPB Today offers rebates and redirects to the MPB Today-provided  affiliate’s page and the one associated with the “cardholders'” firm — are associated with the name of the MPB Today promoter. The domain that implies MPB Today offers rebates was registered on July 7, 2007, meaning it was in operation even before MPB Today and its purported parent company, Southeastern Delivery of Pensacola, were in operation.

The domain that implies rebates are available and redirects to the MPB Today affiliate’s website does so immediately, and there appears to be no content that explains how one can get a rebate when joining the MPB Today MLM program, which operates a 2×2 matrix cycler. MPB Today does not promote a rebate program on its website.

Why an affiliate would imply that it does is unclear.

Second Reference To MPB Today ‘Rebates’

An MPB Today “rebates” program also was advertised last week by a separate promoter — “Ken Russo” — on the ASA Monitor Ponzi and criminals’ forum. ASA announced it was closing only days after “Ken Russo” solicited prospects to send him a private message using the forum’s software to arrange to receive a rebate of $50 from a member of his MPB Today “team.”

If any rebate transactions for MPB Today occurred as a result of the “Ken Russo” promo on ASA Monitor, they would have done so out of public view because private messages are not displayed to the forum’s readership at large. The ASA promo leads to a question about whether the forum was facilitating private MPB Today rebate transactions for “Ken Russo” during a period in which USDA was investigating claims about the firm.

Meanwhile, the domain that implies MPB Today offers rebates and redirects to theMPB Today-provided affiliate’s site leads to a question about why affiliates apparently are seeking to lure prospects with cash payouts or the hint of cash payouts for joining the program.

At the same time, the domain has been associated with yet another domain that purports to offer entrepreneurial “success.” The “success” website promotes six numbered “Projects.”

A link for “Project 6” redirects to yet-another website that promotes MPB Today. This website features a check- and Walmart card-waving video, but does not reference rebates. A woman who appears in the video identifies herself as a member of the “MPB Power Team.”

“Come on board and get your own checks and your own gift cards,” the woman said.

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4 Responses to “DEVELOPING STORY: A Second Reference To MPB Today ‘Rebates’; Domain Implies Company Offers Cash To Join; Email Address On Affiliate Site Associated With Defunct Company In Miami; No Immediate Comment From USDA”

  1. Quick Note:

    Have now seen a promo that MPB Today helps people “enjoy Phenominal Tax Breaks.”

    Patrick

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  2. Quick note:

    The site referenced in the 12:31 p.m. comment above includes a picture of a Walmart store. The site asks prospects to fill out an information form to receive a “Sneak Pique on Our Phenomenal Internet Training Tips Valued over $12,000.”

    Patrick

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  3. Quick note:

    Wikipedia has deleted an entry for MPB Today. The references cited for MPB Today were two affiliate sites — and Wikipedia suggested that the entry qualified for swift deletion “because it does nothing but promote some entity or product and would require a fundamental rewrite in order to become encyclopedic.”

    Here is the Google cache of the Wikipedia deletion:

    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:x9Hy_a_Tmh0J:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MPB_today+MPB+Today+.org&cd=33&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

    Not sure how long the cache will be available, but the entry was a basic sales promo. It linked to an MPB Today video, and also included this gem in a bullet point:

    * “No special witch doctor juice, everybody eats.”

    Separately, we have identified six .org sites that actually are MPB Today affiliate sites. DNA and Narc That Car affiliates did the same thing.

    Also have seen another commercial for MPB Today recorded at at Walmart — this one was in the parking lot, and the other was inside the store.

    DNA/Narc pitchmen also filmed commercials at Walmarts.

    Patrick

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  4. Spam comment posted in this thread from apparent MLMer with handle “Bill” deleted.

    Bill, who purports to be a member of a “serious team” and sought to post his recruiting address, apparently believes it’s not spam if you call it something else. He called it a “a one time request for information–Form (sic) your site or advertisiment (sic) – not spam.”

    And he assured me he would not place my email address in an “auto responder” if I emailed him my email address. He further assured me that he was not operating an “email extractor.”

    He wished me “A Nice Holiday Season & A Profitable New Year.”

    Bill said nothing about the story in this thread, but advised me he was looking for “serious people to work with.”

    Is it any wonder that MLM has such a miserable reputation?

    Patrick

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