Breaking MLM News: Patrick Pretty Shares Update and Editorial On Text Cash Network & Joe Reid

Patrick Pretty one of the world’s leading scam investigators shares some insight into some of the happenings surrounding TCN and Joe Reid. Sadly the present of the company never did call me back for an interview.

UPDATE: Joe Reid, Pitchman Who Led DNA and OWOW Recruits To Disaster, Described As ‘Absolute Legend’ In Text Cash Network’s 90-Day Anniversary Call; Like DNA, TCN Claims Florida ‘Processing Center’ And ‘Tax Benefits’

The pitchman hosting a 90-day anniversary call yesterday for Text Cash Network introduced fellow TCN pitchman Joe Reid as an “absolute legend.”

“In this industry, folks, facts tell, and stories sell,” a pitchman identified as “Eddie” said in remarks introducing Reid.

“This gentleman is a legend — an absolute legend in the industry,” Eddie said. “This gentleman makes money. This gentleman makes BIG money. He’s made millions and millions of dollars over the years in the network-marketing industry . . .”

Despite “Eddie’s” assertion that “facts tell,” he provided no substantiation of his claims about Reid and offered no information on Reid’s DNA/OWOW ties, apparently preferring instead to focus on the “stories sell” part of his emerging bromide.

Read the full editorial at here!

Breaking MLM News: TVI Express Hit As A Pyramid By Australian Judge

Oz over at Behind MLM just reported that after the ACCC (Australian Competitive and Consumer Commission) was successful in STOPPING the principles of TVI Express from scamming more people temporarily, the ACCC has won a great victory for the consumers in Australia.

The People behind TVI Express…

Read the full report at…

Roughly a year and a half ago in May 2010, the Australian Competitive and Consumer Commission (ACCC) was succesful in obtaining a court order prohibiting Laulhati “Teddi” Jutsen, Tina Brownlee and David Scanlon from promoting the scheme, accepting payments from new “members” or paying other participants.

Identified as major players in TVI Express’ Australian operations, the effective order that Brownlee, Jutsen and Scanlon (left to right respectively in the photo right) cease of promotion of TVI has meant that over the past eighteen months, TVI Express has been promoted in Australia by others whilst a court battle raged over the legitimacy of the company itself.

Yesterday that court battle came to a climax and resulted in Justice John Nicholas making his final ruling: TVI Express is pyramid scheme. Read on…

You can also read the news report at The Daily Telegraph.

You can learn about the history of TVI Express in the USA in this series…

High-Risk MLM Alert: Red Flags With “That Free Thing” A Real Deal But Risky

High-Risk MLM Alert: That Real Thing Risky But NOT a Scam!

That Free Thing Update March 23, 2011

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Ted Nuyten Reports TVI Express is Behind the Freedom of Speech DDOS Attack At Business For Home

Ted Nuyten founder of Business For Home Organization contacted me yesterday to fill me in on the professional cyber-terrorist attack against BusinessForHome.Org after he broke the story of the purported mastermind behind Travel Ventures International aka TVI Express, one of the few companies I have ever come right out and called a MLM Scam

Early on we reported on the Red Flags we had on this MLM Business Opportunity.

On May 20th, Ted Nuyten reported on several huge developments happening to TVI Express, and he exposed who he believes is the mastermind behind this MLM Scam.

“We have all reason to believe this is the TVI Express Mastermind:Tarun Trikha — the Madoff of India?”

Nuyten also listed some of the biggest players in Travel Ventures International, folks like:

Laulhati Jutsen, Tina Aroha Brownlee and David Graeme, whom the ACCC (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission) has ordered to STOP TVI Express presentations across Australia and New Zealand. The orders also restrain accepting payments from, or making payments to other participants in the scheme. The individuals are also required to place notices on various websites alerting members of the public to the ACCC’s court action.

Very quickly the Business For Home post went viral, slowing down the recruitment of unsuspecting prospects.

Now this weekend Ted Nuyten’s site is hit with a professional cyber-terrorist DDOS attack.

Freedom of Speech and providing a chain of evidence for folks to follow should NEVER be STOPPED! It is what it takes to allow all of us to fully understand the direction we should go. It allows us to determine our own path, with our eyes wide open.

Ted’s closing words to me in his email are” I WILL NEVER SURRENDER!”

I stand side by side with Ted, in making sure the evidence is presented so folks from all countries can decide the path they should follow.

Living An Epic Adventure,

Troy Dooly

MLM Scam Alert: TVI Express Update Top Leaders Arrested In Several Countries

We have been reviewing the TVI Express situation for several months. In the last few days and weeks we have seen an international crack down on TVI Express field leaders and others.

The two main MLM Watchdogs Rod Cook of the USA and Ted Nuyten of the Netherlands have covered TVI Express situation in detail.

Here is a list of TOP TVI Express Leaders as reported by Ted Nuyten of Business For Home Organization in the Netherlands.

Rod Cook the MLM Watchdog reports on the China crackdown of TVI Express leaders.

Data Network Affiliate Moved Out Of Scam Alerts By MLM Help Desk

Our goal at MLM Help Desk is not to determine if a company is a MLM scam or pyramid scheme. Our focus is to ask some hard questions, reveal areas of concern and raise the red flags which could cause the Federal trade Commission or individual State Attorney generals to question the legitimacy of the company as a viable MLM business opportunity.

From the very beginning we have voiced huge concerns over the use of an MLM compensation structure by DNA or any other company, when paying their “distributors” to collect license plates; this concern has not changed, however Data Network Affiliates has made some major strives to show the direct selling industry their goal is to create a viable long term MLM business opportunity for the average distributor, as well as the full-time MLM professional.

As a matter of fact Bob Sullivan of The Red Tape Chronicles over at MSNBC has taken an interest in Data Network Affiliates and just wrote an interesting article on both DNA and Narc. What I found interesting is the fact, Sullivan found the need to explain the difference between a MLM scam and a legitimate MLM business opportunity.

Listen to the official announcement of DNA Cellular On April 10, 2010

DNA Connects

With the launch of DNA Connects in 18 days, Data Network Affiliates will be providing a viable marketing channel between their distributors and the end buyer, which is exactly what the FTC and AGs will be looking for, if they decide to review DNA for violations.

This week also brought the launch of the DNA Cellular division. Data Network Affiliates teamed up with Chris Greco who is a well known figure in the wireless community. Chris came on to the MLM wireless scene a few months ago, and since then has played a part in helping more than one company get their wireless companies launched.

Greco and his team have quickly proven they are the people to see if your an MLM company wanting to solidify or launch a wireless company or division.

And with DNA Cellular announcing an UNLIMITED Talk & Text $10.00 monthly service, the MLM wireless wars just heated up to an all new level.

So, although there are still many unanswered questions as to the future of Data Network Affiliates, it is clear they are moving towards launching a viable MLM business opportunity for their current and future distributors.

We will continue to monitor Data Network Affiliates, and if we see new concerns we will be raising questions with the founders and leadership of DNA for answers.

Like all MLM companies, it takes strong leadership in the corporate office and even stronger leadership in the field, and this is yet to be seen.

We will continue to monitor the DNA situation, staying in contact with the corporate leadership, and listening to the folks in this community who continue to post comments and sending emails keeping us up to date on what the field is seeing from the inside.

Living An Epic Adventure,

Troy Dooly

Global Verge Goes Private Global Mobile 1 Under Construction Seems like Deja Vu

Global Verge Insider, tells one story, but the Global Verge websites tell another.

Well, folks have been asking for a Global Verge update, so here you go.

1. has been placed in private registry. What I find interesting about this is the fact the Federal trade Commission sees this as a red flag, and the sign of a potential online scam. Why would Ted Robbins take this site private with all the critics already watching their every move?

2. is still under construction. Now, I have listened to all the calls, and read the emails. I understand that in April some new powerful phone service is being launched. But can’t Mark or Ted shoot a video telling people what is happening?

3. this is the official blog of Global verge seemly run by Sheldon Worthington. Well Sheldon has created a category on this blog called “Global Verge Misconceptions Put To Rest.”

Now here is a little from this post…

His first and only post as of the writing of this blog article is titled “I Can’t Stand NO More”

He goes on to write…

“For the past 18 months, I have witnessed countless attempts to maliciously slander GlobalVerge and its founders.

There have been numerous impudent attacks trying to destroy GlobalVerge through untruthful fabrications, deceit and defamation as well as extortion, larceny, thievery and about every other type of nefarious act one could imagine.

Never have I seen such a conglomeration of charlatans amongst some of our former vendors, consultants, partners, former e-Associates and some of the so called “Internet Watchdogs.”

Now, I had to laugh at this little rant he went on, because it just goes to show that even after all that has transpired some people just can’t see the facts.

Let’s take a quick look back in history…

On January 21, 2010 I wrote a Global Verge article titled “Global Verge Shut Off By Activation King Wireless Because Of Money Owed

Then on January 25, 2010 I wrote a post titled “Global Verge Going After Bloggers For Purported Slander After Chris Greco Contacted MLM Help Desk

Well, after those two posts Global Verge sent us a Cease and Desist letter. So on January 29, 2010 I wrote a new blog post titled “Global Verge Attorneys Demands MLM Help Desk Cease and Desist From Allowing The Distributors To Be Heard

Then on February 2 2010, through my attorney Kevin Thompson I responded Officially to Global Verge, asking them to provide speficially what we had gotten wrong. To date they have never responded.

So why is it, that the Official Global Verge Blog through Sheldon Worthington putting out such out of this world propaganda?

Could it be that “Sheldon Worthington” is really the founders of Global Verge? Maybe that is why there has not been any updated posts.

With Frank Veron taking Global Group out of Global Verge, I am not sure if there are any distributors left. For close to a year, it was made clear Global Group was the largest leg in Global Verge.

I guess we’ll see what April brings.

Living An Epic Adventure,

Troy Dooly