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Attorney General Bob Ferguson has announced a lawsuit against multi-level marketing business LuLaRoe and several of its “home office” executives, alleging that the company’s former bonus structure constituted a pyramid scheme. The lawsuit also asserts that LuLaRoe’s claims regarding sustainability, profitability and inventory refunds are unfair and deceptive.
QNET lured customers promising high returns if they became a part of its businesses including but not limited to cost-optimization, health and wellness, watches and jewellery, personal care and beauty, tour and education. Once a new member joins the chain through a promoter, he becomes an independent representative and gets complimentary items. The promoter, in return, gets a commission. While top-level members get good returns, new members are left with nothing.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today issued Orders filing and simultaneously settling charges against eight unregistered entities and eight unregistered individuals that were offering foreign exchange (forex) and binary options to retail investors located in the United States. The entities included International Markets Live and Wealth Generators. Two companies that I have warned you about.
This morning I found out that DasCoin is using Trademark Complaints on YouTube to try to silence their critics. First they tried to silence me with a DMCA take down of my article about them, and now they are trying to use a Trademark complaint. Let's hope that they are unsuccessful.
In the Receiver's Initial Report about the MOBE scam, we find out that he has recovered over $8 million to date, and is expect to recover another $6.3 million later on. We also find out that Suitepay a California-based payment processor has escaped with over $1.6 Million In MOBE money. The Receiver is investigating the matter, and may choose to file a criminal complaint.
One of the great consumer advocates and anti-MLM advocates has passed away. When I first started my reporting on scams, his research was key to finding out the truth about the many MLM scams that have been run in the past.
After Santiago De La Rosa was unable to get the case against him dismissed by the court, he has settled with the SEC for his part in the TelexFREE Scam.
The warnings about the Skyway Capital scam continue to roll out. This month New Zealand joins Belgium, Lithuania, and Estonia in warning their residents about Skyway Capital/Skyway Group.
Morgan Johnson of the Digital Altitude scheme that falsely claimed it would enable people to earn substantial income online, and Upside LLC used to process consumers’ credit card payments, are banned from selling business coaching programs and investment opportunities under settlements with the Federal Trade Commission.
Bobby Eugene Guess, who at one time touted his investment skills through a radio show called “Dollars & Sense” and with in-person financial seminars, was sentenced to 12 years in prison on July 3 for fraud in the sale of millions of dollars in securities in a worthless internet company.
Back in February, the FTC shutdown the Digital Altitude scam. The Receiver released their first report on the Digital Altitude scam in March. At that time the Receiver believed that the business could not be operated legally and profitably. This conclusion remains the same in their second report.