Lyoness America Violating Pyramid, Ponzi, Business Opportunity & Security Regulations?

I was in Dallas a few months ago, and received an envelope with a document titled “Notification of Lyoness America violation of Pyramid, Ponzi, Business Opportunity and Security Regulations. Even though this two page document came from a very well-known direct sales, MLM, Network Marketing expert, we waited and continued to research the regulations and what regulators have been doing to close down money schemes in the USA.

Editor’s Update: It was pointed out to me by Jack Weinzierl, that I stated Lyoness was based out of Australia. I should have stated Austria.

Currently the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force, is moving throughout the USA closing down and getting solid convictions and settlements for the consumers. If  Lyoness is found to be a Pyramid or Ponzi, then you can bet the settlements will be in the multi-millions of dollars. Hopefully, it will not be another Zeek Rewards!

Financial Fraud Enforcement

The Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force is made up of the senior-level officials from the following federal departments, agencies and offices for Best Tig welder:

This type of collaboration between agencies may be the biggest in history and is driving the activity we are currently seeing. Sadly, short sellers, critics and many in the media have not yet figured out, that agencies like the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) is not going easy on network marketing companies. Instead they are using their resources to truly nail the contrepreneurs — (marketers who use hyped-up promises to sell business opportunities to people eager to be their own boss.) That term was first used by Lesley Fair in the article titled: Cracking down on contrepreneurs.

So, back to Lyoness…



So even though Lyoness International have been around for 10 years, that doesn’t make it legal in the USA, and they may have to defend their compensation model if the alligations below are found to be true. This same issue has happened to US based companies who have gone into Great Britain, Austraila, China, and other counties.

Lyoness Cashback - Money Back With Every Purchase - Lyoness US

The following are links to other investigative editorials which seems to strengthen the purported alligations I received. I pulled from BehindMLM, not because I always agree with Oz, but because I trust him to report the facts… And a little subjective opinion from time to time 🙂


May 2012: Lyoness US Review: Cashback and investment returns?

April 2013: Lyoness lawsuits and investigation in Austria

May 2013: Lyoness CEO: “It’s all about positions!”

May 2013: Lyoness 2012 Income Disclosure Statement analysis

June 2013:  Lyoness corporate webinar spells out Ponzi scheme

Complaint Centre Lyoness

The above website is dedicated 100% to covering the Lyoness Company worldwide!

Here is the one article I have written over the last couple of years on Lyoness:

May 2012: MLM News Update: Lyoness Hires MLM Law Firm Grimes & Reese To Represent Them In The USA

You can review the alligations below! We will continue to follow Lyoness and update this community as more info on Best Tig welder is published.

Lyoness America

Lyoness America




Breaking Zeek Rewards News: First Federal Class Action Lawsuit Filed By Patrick Miller LLC On Behalf Of Johnny Belsome and Class


On Augest 24th, 2012 the first Federal Lawsuit was filed by Patrick Miller LLC on Behalf of Johnny Belsome, Timothy Allen, Jody Hinckley, Donald Marcel, Keith Hinkley, Starr Achinson, Edward Thiel, Brett Hunter, and Tara Belsome, on behalf of themselves, and all others simarly situated…Source

Patrick Patrick

Patrick H. Patrick graduated from the University of South Alabama and from Tulane Law School in 1984, where he served as articles editor for the Tulane Law Review. Prior to the formation of Patrick Miller LLC, Pat was a partner at one of the largest New Orleans law firms. Pat’s practice focuses on insurance and maritime issues. He also has a commercial litigation practice that includes intellectual property and antitrust cases. Pat is admitted to the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and all federal and state courts in the state of Louisiana. He has handled matters before agencies such as the United States Custom Service, the United States and Louisiana Departments of Labor, the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the Louisiana Insurance Commission, the Louisiana Commission on Public Ethics, all gaming regulatory agencies in Louisiana and Mississippi, and the Louisiana Department of Public Health. He is a registered lobbyist in Louisiana. Source Patrick Miller LLC

Pierre V. Miller II

Pierre V. Miller II received a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1983 and a juris doctorate with honors from Tulane Law School in 1986. Pierre served as a law clerk for the late Earl E. Veron, United States District Judge, Western District of Louisiana. Prior to founding Patrick Miller LLC, Pierre practiced at one of the largest New Orleans law firms, where he gained invaluable experience and extensive training.

He is an experienced litigator who has handled bankruptcy, commercial litigation, and business tort cases in areas including intellectual property infringement and misappropriation, construction, contract, insurance, collections, breach of fiduciary duty, professional malpractice, maritime, and trade regulation at all levels of the state and federal court systems. Pierre handles successions and estates and related succession litigation. He advises clients on oil and gas and other transactional matters, including business formations and the negotiation and drafting of contracts and other instruments. Pierre has been named to Louisiana’s lists of Super Lawyers for Business Litigation annually since 2008. Source Patrick Miller LLC

Zeek Rewards Federal Class Action Lawsuit