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Thursday, 19 October 2017

Recyclix scam still (mis-)leading its victims



After long period of quiet time the so called "official blog" of Recyclix has made a new post on 16 October 2017. It's titled "Update on Progress of the Governmental Investigations" and it goes on to explaining about ongoing investigations and legal cases in Latvia, Poland and the Czech Republic.

Once again, I strongly recommend not to trust the scammers of the "official blog" nor the scammers publishing on Recyclix.com. If anyone of the victims wishes to have money back from the seized funds left from the scammers, the best way is to contact the police in the country where the original bank deposit was made.

Bear in mind that police don't usually give much information about ongoing investigations. Yet the official blog of Recyclix has been blurting out details about the case and investigations. That's rather bizarre since the company and the people involved in it are the ones investigated.

Even though there actually might be some Recyclix related court cases going on, the outcome of those verdicts could not be beneficial to the victims but to the scammers. The actual court cases could just be about disputes 
between the scammers of the ownership of the company and its assets.

Don't trust anything published by the people who have already scammed you once.


The scammers asking the victims to file a very suspicious motion


There's a strange plea in an earlier post made on 14 July asking the victims to send a dictated statement to Latvian police, Olga Lugus, Economic Crimes Office.

The blog post says: 
"Example of this statement, which you will need to send to the investigator in Latvian, is available over here. All those who would like to get familiar with this document in English can access it over here."

- The downloadable document contains a dictated "Motion on the criminal case No. 11816012816".

The motion ends with:
"Insofar as I understand it, the origin of the funds has already been traced during the investigation within the criminal case No. 11816012816. Consequently, further seizure of these funds is unpractical as it does not meet the interests of the victims who invested these funds in Recyclix since they are not involved in the criminal wrongdoing under investigation.

Revocation of seizure of these funds can in no way influence further investigation of the criminal case.

Pursuant to Article 357 of the Criminal Procedural Law, which provides for return of the property obtained by criminal means, in view of the aforesaid,

I hereby request

To consider return of these funds to me.

Attachment: Documents confirming that the funds belong to me."

- Now, is this motion about refunding the victims or about revocation of seizure of the funds? If I was a victim, I'd contact the police first to ensure that this motion would ensure returning the funds to the exact bank account of victims and not to the scammers. 


Recyclix Crisis Management Team


The person behind the blog posts of claims to be Yaroslav Mikhalsky from "Recyclix Crisis Management Team". I still haven't found a single thread of evidence that this Yaroslav Mikhalsky was a real person. And where from earth did he emerge with his team to direct a scam company?

What's the real interest behind this new management team to work for a crumbled ponzi pyramid scam? They have been working months already to "help" poor ponzi victims. They certainly aren't getting any salaries paid from this - unless pocketing money from the company assets. Or maybe they are just hoping to get generously compensated by themselves after getting their hands on the funds that have been seizured?

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Business For Home drops Ruja from a poll





Bullshit For Home Review


Business For Home (aka Bullshit For Home) is a corrupted blog endorsing various MLM based scams from around the world. Although BFH has even some articles giving warning about scams - like this one - it's very obvious that BFH isn't a place of integrity and actual facts. 

OneCoin particularly has gained a lot of visibility on this blog ran by Ted Nuyten. Despite all the negative press, authorities waving red flags, arrested reps, and above all OneCoin being an obvious ponzi-pyramid-scam, Nuyten's blog has been a loyal lackey of the scam since 2015. 

In fact you can't find a single bad news about OneCoin on his blog – and it's not like there ever has been a shortage of them. OneCoin simply hasn't had any other way for positive news but paying for them.

Alexa-ratings of the two webpages might indicate the importance of OneCoin to BFH and vise versa. The collapse of OneCoin started in the late 2016. Since then also the traffic to BFH has been decreasing.



The BFH's marketing kit OneCoin has chosen seems to include several positions on the "Top Earner Ranks" list, which is infested with OneCoin reps.


Top Earner Ranks list filtered with word OneCoin. This screencapture shows the top ten earners from OneCoin.


BFH giving its blessing to OneCoin ponzi scam with grade A+.



Awkward Hartley Interview by Nuyten


Ted Nuyten himself was also interviewing Edward Hartley about OneCoin in this six minute video.


Ted Nuyten: "Now a difficult question. A lot of people say: Listen, OneCoin it is a ponzi. - That is of course an ögly one. Now, you are a forensic accountant, so give me a reason why is it not?" 
Edward Hartley: "You know what, look, I can't tell you it is not per se, because everyone's has a perspective..." 
Then Hartley goes on to blabber about how Bitcoin and other things have been considered being scams by some.

Despite Nuyten asked that "ögly" question, this really is just a marketing video for OneCoin. Well, at least Hartley's awkward answer to his question reveals that there wasn't a script to follow.


Ted Nuyten interviewing Edward Hartley. Video link here.


Business For Home drops Ruja from a poll


BFH also publishes yearly poll, "The Top Direct Selling CEO In The World Poll". Accordingly has OneCoin/OneLife been urging its members to vote Ruja Ignatova to the top every year. 

Despite Pierre Arens and Pablo Munoz being the current CEO's, Ignatova was once again appointed to the competition on the official Facebook page of OneLife. It's also worth mentioning that Pablo Munoz has disappeared after his last public appearance in Spring. The company has not made any comments about the absence of Munoz.


OneLife urging its members to vote Ignatova on the official Facebook page.


I recall checking out the poll during last week and noticing Ignatova occupying the second place with maybe 3.000 votes or so. I happened to check out the poll standings during Monday and Ignatova had been removed from the poll. – Didn't Ruja pay her bills anymore, Ted?



Business For Home deleting bad reviews


Surprisingly BFH gives an opportunity to anyone to write reviews about MLM companies and rate them. Also OneLife/OneCoin was available for reviewing so I decided to give it a go and wrote an honest review about it. I did mention that it was a ponzi and authorities from several countries had been giving warnings about it. I concluded with giving OneCoin the lowest rating, one star out of five. It didn't take long after my review was deleted.

Afterwards I have also seen other reviews giving bad ratings to OneCoin there and they all have been deleted.

– Now, Ted, that's a pretty ögly thing to do. Therefore I give your blog the highest turd-rating possible, five turds out of five.



Update 5 October


And now Ignatova is back at the second place of the poll.

Ted Nuyten has commented:


Yeah, you really showed them! – This must be the one and only poll in the whole world where thousands of dollars are paid to hackers just to win a meaningless poll on a blog.

It's not like there's any sense in this yearly poll of finding out the best scam CEO of the year, but accusing scammers of cheating in this poll? Come on, Ted! – Isn't this all about scamming in the first place!


Just to amuse ourselves, let's have a look at the results of the past polls. According to BFH there was about 100.000 votes given in 2015, about 40.000 in 2016 and about 17.000 now in 2017. 

The result of the last year's poll show that Ignatova got only 344 votes, even though OneCoin was urging its members to vote for Ignatova via newsletter and on the company's Facebook page as well. I guess the members just didn't value the efforts of their almighty leader that year.