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BehindMLM.com Offline

BehindMLM.com Offline

UPDATED 3:21 A.M. EDT SEPT. 30 U.S.A. The PP Blog is aware that BehindMLM.com, the popular review site that covers multilevel marketing and fraud schemes within the sphere, is offline. The precise reason why is unclear at this time. BehindMLM.com reported Sept. 26 that it had received a DMCA takedown notice from Faith Sloan, an […]

SPECIAL REPORT: eAdGear ‘Program’ Allegedly Traded Falsely On Names Of Famous Companies And Brands; SEC Contacted Google, Yahoo, Target, Victoria’s Secret (And More) To Refute Claims; Separately, ‘Bossteam’ Enterprise In Canada Operated In Similar Fashion, Records Show

SPECIAL REPORT: eAdGear 'Program' Allegedly Traded Falsely On Names Of Famous Companies And Brands; SEC Contacted Google, Yahoo, Target, Victoria's Secret (And More) To Refute Claims; Separately, 'Bossteam' Enterprise In Canada Operated In Similar Fashion, Records Show

EDITOR’S NOTE: eAdGear, which had entities in California and Hong Kong, “primarily” targeted “investors in the U.S., China, and Taiwan” and gathered $129 million in a combined pyramid- and Ponzi scheme that engaged in brand-leeching, the SEC alleged last week. An MLM scam known as WCM777, which allegedly gathered more than $80 million, also engaged […]

ANOTHER MLM PR DISASTER: Zhunrize, Alleged Worldwide Pyramid Scheme That Gathered $105 Million, Was Presented As A ‘Plan B’

ANOTHER MLM PR DISASTER: Zhunrize, Alleged Worldwide Pyramid Scheme That Gathered $105 Million, Was Presented As A 'Plan B'

2ND UPDATE 5:25 P.M. EDT U.S.A. Purported “Plans B” are one of the core signatures of the the MLM HYIP sphere, which is known for incredibly toxic global frauds such as Zeek Rewards and AdSurfDaily. In 2009, an ASD reload scam known as AdViewGlobal was positioned as a “Plan B.” The individual schemes of Zeek […]

Small Sampling Of TelexFree ‘Net Losers’ Paints Picture Of Massive Cash Losses And Potentially Horrifying Loss Of Future Purchasing Power

Small Sampling Of TelexFree 'Net Losers' Paints Picture Of Massive Cash Losses And Potentially Horrifying Loss Of Future Purchasing Power

UPDATED 3:33 P.M. EDT SEPT. 22 U.S.A. A small subset of data from 95 self-identified “net losers” in the TelexFree MLM scheme shows that they lost a whopping average of $27,578 each, according to an analysis by the PP Blog of court filings in the TelexFree bankruptcy case. The average could be higher because investment […]

No Immediate Comment From Federal Reserve On Claims Related To Emerging BitClub Network ‘Program’

No Immediate Comment From Federal Reserve On Claims Related To Emerging BitClub Network 'Program'

UPDATED 12:27 A.M. EDT SEPT. 22 U.S.A. The PP Blog today contacted the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, owing to claims concerning the emerging BitClub Network “program” that is being pitched by certain members of the $850 million Zeek Rewards Ponzi- and pyramid scheme. Known in shorthand as the Fed, the Federal […]

British Women Convicted For Roles In Cash-Gifting Pyramid Scheme With Bridal Theme

British Women Convicted For Roles In Cash-Gifting Pyramid Scheme With Bridal Theme

In May 2012, three American women and alleged “leaders” of a cash-gifting pyramid scheme were arrested in Connecticut for their roles in the purported “opportunity,” a pyramid that featured so-called “Women’s Gifting Tables” and had a food theme. Two of the woman later were sentenced to prison. The third woman was placed on three years’ […]

Launch Of Murky BitClub Network ‘Program’ Appears To Be Under Way

Launch Of Murky BitClub Network 'Program' Appears To Be Under Way

Much remains murky about BitClub Network, a Bitcoin-themed “program” that in typical HYIP fashion missed at least three advertised launch dates earlier this month. The launch, however, now appears to have gotten under way shortly after “2 p.m. EST” today, a possible indicator that the “program” is using Panama time. One promo the PP Blog […]

UPDATE: BitClub Network Launch Reportedly Delayed — Again

UPDATE: BitClub Network Launch Reportedly Delayed -- Again

UPDATE: There are reports on Twitter that the launch of the murky BitClub Network “program” has been delayed. This would be the third postponement. A purported “enormous opportunity in Bitcoin Mining,” according to veteran HYIP huckster and alleged Zeek Rewards Ponzi “winner” T. LeMont Silver,  BitClub Network advertised a Sept. 1 launch date. Promoters of […]

T. LeMont Silver In Furious Name-Dropping Spree For BitClub Network; Veteran MLM Huckster Still Trails WCM777 Scam In Unofficial Record Book

T. LeMont Silver In Furious Name-Dropping Spree For BitClub Network; Veteran MLM Huckster Still Trails WCM777 Scam In Unofficial Record Book

3RD UPDATE 11:45 A.M. EDT U.S.A. Zeek Rewards clawback defendant T. LeMont Silver promised “training” to recruits of the emerging BitClub Network “program” — and the veteran HYIP huckster delivered by training his listeners to drop names. Lots and lots of names. Regardless, Silver might have to dial up his efforts if he hopes to […]

‘BitClub Network’ Now Reportedly Set To Launch On Sept. 10, Eve Of Anniversary Of 9/11 Attacks

'BitClub Network' Now Reportedly Set To Launch On Sept. 10, Eve Of Anniversary Of 9/11 Attacks

The BitClub Network “program” — originally set to launch Sept 1, the 75th anniversary of the beginning of World War II — reportedly now will launch on Sept. 10. That’s the eve of the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The Sept. 10 launch time is pegged for “2pm EST,” which possibly means the […]

JOAN RIVERS: 1933-2014

“It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers. She passed peacefully at 1:17pm surrounded by family and close friends. My son and I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Mount Sinai Hospital for the amazing care they provided for my mother. Cooper and I […]