Saturday, 9 February 2019

LYONESS - How To Get A Refund

I've been having a very curious conversation with an Austrian gentleman who tells me that he has managed to obtain a full refund from Lyoness just by requesting one through a lawyer.

This is the correspondence between the two parties reproduced with kind permission:

Dear Mr. Fromhold,

I bought "Customer Clouds" from Lyoness / Lyconet in June 2016 (value € 11500)

However, I doubt that I will ever get the money back as promised. So my question is how high are the chances of success that I get back the money by means of legal proceedings?

Would be glad about a feedback on your part.

Yours sincerely

Mr. *********

Dear Mr. ******

Thank you for contacting us.

In itself, Lyoness pays back the deposits on my refund request within 10 days.
So that I can query the further relevant documents (in particular payments and payment overview) on-line, I ask myself to announce the entrance data to your Lyoness account.

If you have a legal protection insurance, this may also cover the costs, which is why I ask in this case to announce the insurance, including the police number.

Yours sincerely,


Mag. Josef Fromhold

Mariahilfer Straße 66/13

1070 Vienna

Mobile +43 6603605614

Tel +43 1 9962104 Fax -66

IBAN: *************

Dear Mr. Mag. Dr. Fromhold!

With this email I send you all relevant documents including my legal protection insurance policy number: (R************)

Login details for my Lyoness / Lyconet account are:

Username: **********

Password: *******

Yours sincerely

Mr. ****************

Dear Mr. ********l!
I am pleased to inform you that Lyoness has made a payment of € 12,259.81 on the basis of my request for repayment.

The amount paid out corresponds to the deposits minus the paid member benefits plus the interest.

Please let me know with which insurance you have your legal protection.

Yours sincerely,
Mag. Josef Fromhold

Mariahilfer Straße 66/13

1070 Vienna

Mobile +43 6603605614

Tel +43 1 9962104 Fax -66

The cost of this action was 1000 euros and although this gentleman tried (and failed) to get 
the money back though his insurance policy, it still looks like a good way to recover funds
that would otherwise be lost forever.

This lawyer claims to have helped around 600 people get refunds from Lyoness.
And considering how many people have complained in forums and on Facebook pages how hard it is to get any money back from Lyoness, it's wonderful news that Lyoness appear to cave in at the very mention of the word 'lawyer'.

Maybe it's worth a try to get some money back this way?
Why not contact the lawyer directly and see how you get on? 
Let me know if it works for you? Thanks. 

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Red Bull and F1 in Sponsorship Deal With Ponzi Futurenet

Unbelievably, Red Bull and F1 have been stupid enough to allow their brand to be tarnished with the Futurenet name.
Why anybody in their organisations didn't do a very simple due diligence check is quite frankly staggering.
The Futurenet Logo will now be plastered all over TV screens across the world, and if THAT isn't promoting a ponzi scam, I don't know what is!

Red Bull gives you wings? No. Red Bull Gives you SCAMS!

Friday, 11 January 2019

Charles Scoville - Sentenced To Three Years in Prison for Child Sex Abuse.

Charles Scoville has today been sentenced to three years in prison with credit for 214 days already served.

The charge of  'Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child' was reduced to 'Attempted Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child' on a plea bargain.

Charles accepted full responsibility for his actions.

Sunday, 16 December 2018

Ryan Conley Says 'I'm Blackmailing Futurenet!'

* Updated 20th December - Futurenet have issued a Cease and Desist against Ryan.
* Updated 26th January 2019 - new video released.

An astonishing video was released by Ryan Conley yesterday on his Facebook page.
He makes some incredible claims about Futurenet and Giles Whiting, the current CEO of Futurenet.

The Facebook video that Ryan posted has since been deleted, but I was fortunate enough to save it and it's been released below.

As some background, Ryan Conley had his Futurenet account suspended by Giles Whiting for allegedly cross recruiting for a new ponzi scam called AlterNet - an accusation that Ryan strongly denies.
They have been exchanging posts about this on Facebook for a couple of days now:

Ryan is so upset by this obvious snub that he has blackmailed the owners of Futurenet - Stephan Morganstern and Roman Zeeman - that if his account wasn't re-instated by 8am this morning, he was going to release some damning videos that he secretly recorded between himself and Giles.
In the explosive video clips below, Ryan states that:

Futurenet has been stealing millions of dollars from 

The FuturoCoin is crashing because Roman and Stephan haven't paid its creator 
Denis O'Neil for the work he did.

That 5000 people who brought mining contracts from Futurenet were 'suckered'!

Ryan also claims that he personally recruited the whole Chinese team and it's leaders have also had their accounts suspended for cross recruiting.

I would love to release this video on to You Tube,  but unfortunately Ryan managed to get my account suspended for saying bad things about him , so one good turn deserves another Ryan! 
This 20 minute video is released in four parts due to the restrictions of blogger, but I'm hoping to release it in its entirety onto You Tube as soon as I can.

Part one:

'I'm going to release some private videos...'

'I have not been shown any evidence of cross recruiting in Futurenet...'
'...(Futurenet)  is good versus evil...'
'I've had to cover my arse and the videos I have Stephan you have not seen...'
'I've built this company up bigger than anyone else in the entire company.  The entire Chinese team joined Futurenet because of me...and Vietnam...and Malaysia...and I'm closely linked to Africa...'
'I'm going to release these videos at 8am and (then) they will remove the CEO Giles Whiting...

'Part two:

'...I brought you guys the best programmers in the world...'
'...because when this company crumbles to the ground...I'm asking (demanding) right now that Giles Whiting are nothing but a puppet.'
'...Giles told me directly that the  only reason the Futurenet Foundation was created was so that Stephan and Roman would feel good about the amount of money that they have made...millions of $...'
'...Giles has removed me from Futurenet, he has banned my account...'
' are the one who started this war. I'm going to have you terminated. And once Roman and Stephan - who helped me build this company to where it is today - find out...'  

Part Three:

'...this is what's going to happen. If Futurenet
does not go ahead and make whole and bring on board all my Chinese leaders that Futurenet has banned from the company for cross recruiting...I brought this to China and you have stolen millions of dollars from them...'
' really think this is a business model that will last forever? You have another think coming.'
'...I have flown Dennis O'Neill  over from Chicago. The reason why FuturoCoin is crumbling is because Futurenet haven't paid Dennis for his services...'
' guys are being stolen from on a massive scale!'
'...all 5000 people that got suckered into buying FuturoCoin mining contracts...'

Part Four:

'...the CEO's of Futurenet are burning this company to the ground!'
'...I am going to drop bombs on Futurenet, it's game over!'

Ryan Conley has been involved in numerous other Ponzi scams which I've documented previously in these two blog posts:

And as he boasts in this video, he has single handedly been responsible for building vast teams for Futurenet  and contributing to this illegal Ponzi scams coffers.

He belongs in jail.

All of the videos threatening Futurenet and Giles have been removed from Ryans Facebook page and as yet, none of these 'private' videos have been released.

Update: 19th December 2018
FUTURENET have issued Ryan with a Cease and Desist Notice:

Re: Futurenet CEO Mr. Richard Giles Whiting
Harassment, Wiretapping, Extortion
Dear Mr. Conley,
I represent Futurenet and the CEO Mr. Richard Giles Whiting. If you are represented by Counsel, please deliver this letter to them and instruct them to contact me immediately.
In the last few days/hours you have threatened our client via Whatsapp and even publicly via Facebook with violence.
In addition, you threatened to publish certain audio and video recordings of him that you unlawfully made of him, if his Futurenet accounts were not re-activated and, if he failed to apoligize to you.
My clients have secured all necessary evidence to secure claims, both civil and criminal, against you based on the following:
1. Harassment: Your conduct clearly constitutes must stop harrassing my clients immediately.
2 Wiretapping in Washington:
Your conduct violates Washingtons wiretapping law. It is a crime to intercept or record or divulge a private telephone call.
3.Wiretapping in California...ditto.
4.Wiretapping in Europe...ditto.
5. Extortion. You are extorting my clients. Extortion is a serious crime in all juristictions. Your harrassment and your threats against my clients give rise to further criminal and civil action we are prepared to commence against you.
My clients demand that you immediately 
please confirm that you will abide by my clients demands no later than December 21st, 2018.

My clients are prepared to initiate a law suit against you...and will spare no expense to retain recourse against you. 

Ryan has released this video 'exposing' Giles Whiting,
but he lets slip some more astonishing news:
Go to 10:19:

He states:
'I'm in the middle of a lawsuit right now with the United States government over here regarding Futurenet, and I've still stood up for them...'

So the USA are investigating both Ryan AND Futurenet!
That's not going to end well!!

26th January 2019

Ryan has issued a statement about his intentions for 2019:

'It’s my goal to slow down in 2019 and relax more and to be in live more in the moment.

It’s too easy now a days to get overwhelmed in work and every day life.

I think everyone should try this dopamine fast idea once a week but I’m implementing it even more into my life daily in a few ways.

1. I’m turning my phone off the majority of the day and on airplane mode except to return calls for an hour twice a day.

2. I’m doing more fasting each week as it’s mentioned in this vid.

3. I’m reading more, writing, and exercising more and staying off social media for the most part.

4. I’m making those close to me more of a priority and being there for them in a non distracted state.

So, if you message me or call me and it goes to voicemail or I don’t return your message right away, be aware that this is more of my approach to life this year and moving forward.

I think we can all do without the majority of the distractions in life and I have full faith that God and the universe shall continue to provide our family with absolute blessings!'

But I'm sure he'll find time for the odd bevy as well, eh Ryan?

 Watch this space for any developments...

Monday, 26 November 2018

Futurenet And The Mysterious Case of The 20 Million Polish Zloty Violin

During the Second World War, a Stradivarius made in 1685, was stolen from Poland by Nazi Germany.
But in May 2018, a mystery Polish Billionaire brought the violin and returned it to Poland, gifting it to a musician called Janusz Wawrowski.

This post from May 2018 explains it's history:

9th May 2018 ·
Stradivarius 1685. The history of this violin is shrouded in mystery.

Built in 1685 in Italian Cremona, in the year of birth of Johann Sebastian Bach. In 1680, Antonio Stradivari moved with his family to Cremona, where, after 14 years of mastering his skills with his master Amati, he began his independent activity as a master of violin-making. It was during this period that Stradivari was on his way to creating violins that were perfect in both sound and form. The violin from 1685 is unique. In their construction, it runs far beyond the period of creativity called Amatiese. The form of the instrument refers to the most splendid Stradivaris from the so-called the golden period of his work.

The violin of Antonio Stradivari 1685 was owned by the Ratini family, Italian magnates from around Rome. Luciano Ratini, the nestor of the family, did not reveal the treasure for a long time. Precious violins were used only once a year by a selected musician at a private Ratinich concert. After the concert, the violin returned to the family treasury. It is thanks to this that it is currently one of the best-preserved Stradivarius in the world. The study of this 333-year-old instrument showed that all of its elements are original and there is not even one crack on them. Luciano Ratini agreed to sell an instrument inspired by the idea of ​​returning Antonio Stradivari's violin to Poland on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Poland's regaining of Independence.

Most of the "Strads" have their own special names. This instrument has, however, remained nameless until now.

The precious instrument will be stored in the treasury and exposed at the Royal Castle in Warsaw. The patron of the art who decided to buy the instrument is one of the richest Poles who wants to remain anonymous. By purchasing and sharing these exceptional violin, he wants to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Poland Regaining its Independence.'

The mystery Polish Billionaire had been anonymous up until a couple of days ago, but a  press conference was held and the rich anonymous business man was unmasked as none other than Roman Ziemian!

This radio podcast has an interview with Janusz Wawrowski where he claims the mystery benefactor is indeed Roman Ziemian of Futurenet:
I've tried to contact Janusz to ask him how he knows that Roman is the mystery buyer, considering the purchase was originally anonymous? But so far he hasn't replied... 

So what's odd about this story?

Well first of all, look at this post from Futurenet way back in March 2018:
It states that thanks to Futurenet this same violin: 
'...can once again be hosted in philharmonics around the world...'. 
This post is from March, so who owned the violin then?

The only sense this story makes is that Roman is lying, but let's assume for one moment that he really did buy this violin. 
Where did he get the $5 million US dollars from to purchase it? Futurenet? Because if it was from Futurenet, they've stopped paying out withdrawals and that money would sure come in handy for it's cash strapped affiliates.
Why did he buy it anonymously when the publicity this would have generated for Futurenet would have been massive?
Why come out as the 'mystery Billionaire' now? 

My own theory:
Either Roman's lying because he knows the 'mystery Billionaire' won't ever come forward to call him out, or this is a money laundering masterstroke.

Time will tell...

Friday, 9 November 2018

Charles Scoville - Guilty Plea Entered in Child Sexual Abuse Case

Charles Scoville (Traffic Monsoon) attended Court in Utah this morning for a Deposition hearing.

He has pleaded 'Guilty' (with a Plea bargain) to one count of:
'First Degree Felony Attempted Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a child' 
He will be staying in jail until his sentence hearing, early in the New Year.

Charles has been playing the system for months.
He had a full court case arranged for October, but said he'd take a plea bargain a few days before and the court date was cancelled.

But then he changed his mind! And I think the only reason he took a plea bargain this time around was so that the details of what he'd done weren't discussed in open court. 

Lets hope that now this case has been resolved, The United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit will finally be able to deliver it's verdict on the Traffic Monsoon case.

Watch this space for updates...

Monday, 22 October 2018

My Advertising Pays/The Advert Platform Is Closing Down

My Advertising Pays/The Advert Plaform is reportedly closing down and Mike has offered everybody a refund. 
But will anybody actually get one? I'll believe it when I see it.
Mike claims that GPN has returned all of the money that was in TAP, but has said nothing about the missing $60 million that VX Gateway say they have 'stolen' from My Advertising Pays.
The last we heard, Celia and Tim from VX Gateway were supposed to show up at a Court hearing but never arrived. 
They were reported as fugitives who were supposedly hiding out in Trump Tower. Now I know Trump Tower is big, but unless they've been living in a broom cupboard all this time, it seems farcical that they can't be found. 

But enough of that fairy story, let's go to the next one:

Mike said on the 10th October :

So you only have a 15 day window to claim your refund? 
Can you imagine if PPI only had a 15 day claim time? 
This is a ridiculous time limit and is calculated to stop as many people as possible from getting any money. 
I'll report back on this when I hear any news.

I have no news on Mike, but I certainly have some information about Tony and Lynne Booth.

They're trying to sell their house and are rumoured to be skipping the country and moving to The Isle of Mann. 
Thankfully, they don't seem to be having much luck attracting a buyer. The property was originally put on the market for £700,000: 

but has recently been reduced to £670,000:

Watch this space!

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Crypto Currency Markets Have Fallen - Hacking Alert!

Check out the crypto exchanges today - loads of crypto coins have lost value by around 10%. And curiously, the news agencies are reporting vast amounts of cyber thefts this morning:

BUSINESS NEWS OCTOBER 10, 2018 / 1:18 PM / 
Cryptocurrency theft hits nearly $1 billion in first nine months: 
Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss


NEW YORK (Reuters) - Theft of cryptocurrencies through hacking of exchanges and trading platforms soared to $927 million in the first nine months of the year, up nearly 250 percent from the level seen in 2017, according to a report from U.S.-based cyber security firm CipherTrace released on Wednesday.
The report, which looks at criminal activity and money laundering in the digital currency market, also showed a steadily growing number of smaller thefts in the $20-60 million range, totalling $173 million in the third quarter.

Digital currencies stolen from exchanges in 2017 totalled just $266 million, according to a previous report from CipherTrace.

Bitcoin’s popularity and the emergence of more than 1,600 other digital coins or tokens have drawn more hackers into the cryptocurrency space, expanding opportunities for crime and fraud.'


Cryptocurrency thefts have risen to hit nearly $1 billion over the course of 2018 as the economy continues to mature, new figures have revealed.

A study by cybersecurity firm CipherTrace reports that around $927 million worth of cryptocurrency has been stolen in the first nine months of this year - an increase of nearly 250 percent compared to the whole of 2017.

The majority of thefts come from cryptocurrencies and trading platforms being hacked, with smaller, more frequent attacks becoming increasing common.

Last month, Japan-based cryptocurrency exchange Zaif was hacked, with around $60 million worth of Bitcoin stolen, just one of multiple attacks to take place this year.


Bitcoin, the world's largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, dropped 4.77 percent on Thursday, pushing prices well below $6,400 for the first time in weeks.

At 00:58 UTC, just after Wednesday's close, the cryptocurrency shed $400 over the course of 30 minutes, a move that found it crossing $6,400, for a time the market's most reliable lower-bound support, for the first time since September 12, according to CoinDesk price data.

Bitcoin was last seen trading at $6,238.'



Thursday, 6 September 2018

FUTURENET - Trying To Spin Their Way Out Of A Scam!

I had a message today from someone who claims she works in the PR department of a company who handles Futurenets communication:

'Good afternoon! Im a PR-manager in the company that responsible for the mass communication for FuturoNet. On the 25th of April 2016 you posted on your resource an article about FutureNet and its leaders Stefan Morgenstern and Roman Zimen. We are grateful to you for trying to objectively inform your readers about popular projects. But in your text there are several controversial and unproven moments that negatively influence the business and professional reputation of our client. On this account, readers can get the impression that FutureNet is a scam where participants can only lose their own money and time, but not earn money. As arguments you give standard and well-known information about the principles of the functioning of financial pyramids, and thus FutureNet is considered as an equal project. Firstly, FutureNet is an absolutely legal and officially registered business that has been actively developing over the past 5 years and is releasing new products in contrast to financial pyramids, designed for short-term results and air trade. Secondly, in any business, the participant's income directly depends on his personal efforts, efficiency and perseverance. This is especially true for the network business. The experience of such giants as Mary Kay, Oriflame, Avon, Amway, Herbalife, which have been on the market for more than a dozen years, clearly shows that in MLM participants can successfully earn money and develop professionally. The reproof of absence of screenshots of compensation payments is also not entirely correct: there exists such a concept as the financial secret, so not all people want to show off how much they really earn. Do not forget that FutureNet today is not only a network business, but also a multifunctional business platform that actively develops new directions, produces high-tech products that are in demand among modern audience. FutureNet has own currency FuturoCoin, the rate of which on large crypto exchanges exceeds $ 9. The company has developed an online trading platform 24BAS, numbering 13 categories, each having thousands of products. The company opened a network of name cafes FutureNet in such large cities as Kiev, Warsaw and Wroclaw. We have named only a few products of FutureNet. Each of its participants can choose a business direction to actively develop in. Another distinguishing feature of any successful and trust business is social responsibility. FutureNet Sport project actively supports sports. It is worth to mention that in May 2018 it became the official business partner of FC Stuttgart, well-known in Germany and far beyond its borders. The FutureNet Foundation is directly involved in various charity programs. Among its partners we can name IIMSAM and the United Nations. All of the above mentioned organizations pay great attention to their reputation have no deals with doubtful projects. Thirdly, you call Stefan Morgenstern and Roman Zimen the founders of the One-Line Online scam project known as GreenLine. But there is a serious nuance: Stefan and Roman were not the founders or owners of the One-Line Online project. They only took part in it as directors. Stefan and Roman tried themselves in such a business and took into account the shortcomings of a particular network and thought about creating their own, really strong project, with a wisely built business model and the opportunity to help others to earn. Of course, at the time you published your post, you might not have all the information about the project and its creators. And any information with time loses its actuality. FutureNet contrary to all possible assumptions and conjectures continues to exist successfully, actively developing new products. Therefore, we suggest that you delete your old subjective post or post new more complete information about the project. We can provide all the information you need. Waiting for your reply.

* sorry this one

Happy to reply:

'..readers can get the impression that FutureNet is a scam'

I'm so glad to hear that, because Futurenet is a scam and I 100% agree with the warning from the UOKiK which was written on December 18th 2017. Maybe you missed it when you read my blog page, so I've kindly re-posted it here for you, no trouble at all:

'The President of UOKiK conducts proceedings in connection with the activities of the following entities:

1. FutureNet, FutureAdPro in the Marshall Islands - these are portals offering, in exchange for a fee, the purchase of advertising packages. According to the information on the company's website, you must buy the package and persuade other people to participate.

In a letter from the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) dated 13/02/2017 we received a signal about the functioning of the system called FutureAdPro, which may mislead consumers and constitute an unfair market practice by establishing and maintaining a pyramid promotional system.
On 28/06/2017, the President of UOKiK notified the public prosecutor's office about the possibility of committing a crime. Proceedings in the case are conducted by the District Prosecutor's Office in Wrocław (reference PO 2 Ds. 63.2016).'

'...the participant's income directly depends on his personal efforts,'

Futurenet claims that if you click on ten ads a day - regardless of how many Ad packs you have - you can make a $1000 investment turn into $7.4 MILLION!  So if I were you, I'd give up your PR job and go join Futurenet - it'll make you a millionaire in no time!

'...The experience of such giants as Mary Kay, Oriflame, Avon, Amway, Herbalife,..'

I've no idea  who Mary Kay or Oriflame are, but Avon sells cosmetics and I can 100% assure you they DON'T ask you to click on ten ads a day or ask you to recruit friends and family for a nice little bonus, they'll just sell you a lipstick!  And as for 'AMWAY' and 'HERBALIFE' ...seriously? Go google them, and then come back here and just try and PR spin them with a straight face!

'...among its partners we can name IIMSAM and the United Nations...'

So Futurenet are claiming they're partners? Thanks for letting me know, I'll drop them a line.

'...Stefan and Roman were not the founders or owners of the One-Line Online project. They only took part in it as directors...'

Same house. Same people. Different business. I'll let people draw their own conclusions to that one.  

'...we suggest that you delete your old subjective post or post new more complete information about the project...' 

I respectfully decline your kind invitation. Futurenet is a SCAM. 100%. And I'll continue to expose them for as long as they keep stealing from people.