Arrest warrants were issued on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 for 5LINX co-founders Jason Guck and Jeb Tyler and former 5LINX CEO, Craig Jerabeck, in conjunction with a criminal complaint filed by the Department of Justice earlier this week.

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The complaint alleges the three men…

knowingly devise(d) a scheme and artifice to defraud and to obtain money by means of false and fraudulent pretenses, representations and promises.

The defendants engaged in multiple schemes to defraud investors by diverting company money away from 5LINX and hiding it in accounts controlled by and for the benefits of the defendants.

Beginning in approximately 2009 and continuing until at least May 2015, without the knowledge, permission, or authorization of the investors, the defendants created, and inserted fraudulent contracted representatives into the 5LINX direct sales team in order to make additional income in excess of their compensation plan.

For the purpose of executing the scheme and artifice, the defendants set up fraudulent 5LINX independent contractor accounts under multiple company names which were actually controlled by the defendants individually or together.

These shell companies were utilized in order to conceal the real owner’s information from employees and the investors.”

5LINX Co-Founders Charged With Wire Fraud and Conspiracy

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the three men were charged with wire fraud and conspiracy, and illegally diverting more than $4 million of company money into their own pockets.

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In an affidavit, FBI Special Agent Kristin Gibson said, the amount of looted money could be as much as $11 million!

If convicted, Jason Guck, Jeb Tyler and Craig Jerabeck face up to 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.

It’s important to remember that these men have only been charged and have NOT been found guilty yet.

Having said that, I am really disturbed by the allegations listed in this criminal complaint.

This is another serious blow to the Network Marketing industry and a primary example of why many people believe multi-level marketing is a scam!


My Message To 5LINX Representatives

Dear 5LINX Representative,

I have never been a 5LINX representative or customer but I do have friends who are so I know you are probably very disappointed right now.

However, I sincerely hope that this unfortunate news does not discourage you from building your business in the network marketing industry. 

For some of you 5LINX representatives this may be your very first network marketing company and you might being feeling like you were duped!

Well keep your head up, the network marketing business model is sound.

These types of things happen from time to time…some companies recover, some don’t…but keep pressing forward until YOU achieve the goal you have set for yourself in this industry!

5LINX has a public message to their representatives about the incident posted on their website.


Final thoughts on the 5LINX Co-Founders charged with fraud

Obviously this type of news will have a major impact on the company, more importantly on 5LINX representatives that are working hard to make sales or sponsor new representatives into their team.

If you are a 5LINX representative you may be wondering whether you should leave the company or not.

In my opinion I think its still a little too early to say…

A great way to monitor where a company stands in the market place is website traffic (visitors). The 5LINX website has been steadily declining in traffic since November 2016.

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So continue to watch the company’s traffic stats. If it continues to decline then you may need to pack your bags and head for the nearest lifeboat.

Another thing you can do is keep your eye on what the top 5LINX leaders do. If the majority of them announce their departure or silently jump ship then that is not a good sign.


Could this potentially be the beginning of the end for 5LINX?

Possibly….but we’ll just have to wait and see!

To Your Success!
charles lenoir

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If you have not heard by now it’s true, the Securities and Exchange Commission filed a lawsuit Tuesday, June 26th 2016 against the company known as  Traffic Monsoon.

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U.S. District Judge Jill Parrish granted the restraining order Tuesday evening, freezing the assets of Charles Scoville and Traffic Monsoon, which is sitting on about $60 million in cash in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

Traffic Monsoon was started by Charles Scoville in October 2014.

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Pictured above Charles Scoville, founder Traffic Monsoon

What is Traffic Monsoon?

According to the company website,

quoteTrafficMonsoon.com is a specialized advertising and revenue sharing company that allows international participation of individuals and groups. Our services provide high quality advertising targeted for people seeking for a way to earn money online along with complete account privacy, top level online security, efficient account management, and a dedicated support team

So basically Traffic Monsoon passes itself off as an online advertising services company.

Traffic Monsoon users purchase “Banner AdPacks” for $50 each and can earn $5 per AdPack in two months — or a return of about 10 percent — if they click on 50 other website ads in any 24-hour period. But clicking on the ads is highly automated and takes about 4 minutes a day, according to the lawsuit.

quoteScoville is the sole owner of the company and is aware that AdPacks could be considered investments and, therefore, fall under federal law,” the SEC says

Feds say Traffic Monsoon is a $207 million Ponzi scheme

It is estimated to have scammed around 160,000 investors out of $207 million dollars. 90% of Traffic Monsoon’s investors, roughly 145,000, are based outside of the US.

quoteBecause all investor returns are funded through new investor contributions, the company operates as a classic Ponzi scheme,” the SEC alleges.

The program appears to be most popular in countries that are also some of the poorest in the world.

quoteFor example, the Traffic Monsoon website is the 385th most visited website in Bangladesh, 366th in Venezuela, and 517th most visited site in Morocco.

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Nearly 99 percent of Traffic Monsoon’s revenue comes almost exclusively from the sale of AdPacks purchased by new investors.

Traffic Monsoon has virtually no revenue from any other source.

Because all investor returns are funded through new investor contributions, the company operates as a classic Ponzi scheme.

PayPal froze Traffic Monsoon account – $61 million dollars of invested funds

quoteUp until early 2016, Traffic Monsoon had been using PayPal Holdings, Inc. (“PayPal”) to take in and pay out all funds. At that time, however, PayPal noted the very rapid growth of the program, as well as other suspicious factors indicative of a Ponzi scheme, and froze the company’s funds – approximately $61 million.

Paypal seizure was a significant setback for Traffic Monsoon, with the SEC revealing that ‘almost all member funds were kept in PayPal‘.

Despite their current state of affairs, Scoville claimed he’s going to ‘stand up against (the SEC’s) claims in a court of law.”


Despite what has happened there are at least three fundamental lessons we can learn from Traffic Monsoon’s demise:

1) Always research the company, especially the leadership. Read a lot of reviews and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Don’t just jump all in because of the initial hype!

2) Examine the company product/services, what makes it unique?

3) Make sure the company compensation or pay plan is sound. Be suspicious if they pay commissions primarily on the recruitment of new affiliates.

NOTE: Traffic Monsoon’s revenue generation relied primarily on the sale of AdPacks by investors and all investor returns were funded through new investor contributions, the company operates as a classic Ponzi scheme.

ATTN: Former Traffic Monsoon affiliates and other Network Marketers

Traffic Monsoon is a great example of why it is important to brand YOURSELF and not the company you are affiliated with!

FINAL THOUGHTS

Revenue sharing and network marketing companies come and go all the time, just like many brick and mortar small businesses do but what I find especially disturbing with this development is the amount of people that were involved overseas and will be adversely affected by Traffic Monsoon being their first make money online or from home experience.

If you were promoting Traffic Monsoon please keep your head up and do not let this minor stumbling block quench your entrepreneurial spirit and keep you from pursing your dreams of financial freedom.

To Your Success!
charles lenoir

P.S. Check out my RESOURCES Page to see the programs I recommend and tools I use to generate 20-50 new leads a day!

Your comments are welcomed below, and if you promote Traffic Monsoon IBO please share your experiences.


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If you are looking for information on the Empower Network Unleashed 2016 event you have found it!

Unleashed was a Three Day event held April 22-24 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center located in Nashville, Tennessee.

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There were approximately 1500 Empower Network affiliates that attended the event. There were several hundred that attended Saturday’s webcast (live stream).

Unleashed Details

William White, David Wood’s brother,co-hosted the event. He is a life coach and certified Hypnotist.

William has helped hundreds of clients stop smoking, lose weight, improve sleep, overcome fears, relieve stress, break bad habits, prepare for athletic competitions and performances, increase their income and reach their goals.

Throughout the event William provided several mental and emotional energy exercises designed to transform the attendees personal life and to free themselves from the mental and emotional chains of the past.

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Also several members of Empower Network’s elite Leadership Council took the stage to share inspirational heart felt stories of their humble beginnings and what they did to become 6 figure earners.

Speakers included and Millionaire Ring Earners Lawrence Tam, Justin & D Verrngia, Alex & Anna (Russia), Paul Hutchings, Tracey Walker, Jon &  Natascha Ochs, Jaime & Loida, Dirk & Muriel (Netherlands), Michelle Shaeffer, Mike Hobbs, Michael Martin, and Sarita Klees (Australia).

David Wood Makes A Special Announcement

The second day of the event was very interesting. Every attendee had to sign a NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) in order to even enter the main event room.

Why?

Dave Wood took the stage and shared his vision for expanding the company and making 100 million new millionaires a year! He outlined the direction Empower Network was going and then made a very important announcement.

David revealed, “Project Titan” a secret project that is going to be an industry game changer.

For more information CLICK HERE NOW or the PROJECT TITAN logo.

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Since I attended the event and I signed the NDA I am not authorized to discuss what was said in that room!

What I can tell you is that  when the announcement was made it brought 1500 people to their feet screaming, and jumping for joy.

If you want to know what was said and how you can be a part of the next Big Wave then…

 CLICK HERE NOW

So when is the Empower Network next event?

The next event is ‘RISE’ and will be held in Texas, July 8-10. Tickets are on sale now!

Why Should You Go To The Empower Network Rise Event?

Attending networking events are truly worth their weight in gold.  And they are NECESSARY if you’re really serious about creating life changing income with your business.

You will have an opportunity to meet the company leadership and here from the Top Empower Network affiliates in the company. You will learn how these top affiliates overcame some of the same issues, concerns and objections that you might be dealing with RIGHT now. Here how They overcame them with the drive that was needed for success and you can too.

Its your chance to increase your level of knowledge and take that knowledge back home to jump start your business and increase your productivity over those who did not think it was important enough to attend.

quoteWhen you get a room filled with like minded motivated, and committed people something magical happens!”

If your sponsor is NOT really pushing you to get to the Rise event then you have to ask yourself, why? Maybe they really don’t care about your success or theirs either for that matter.

To Your Success!
charles lenoir

ATTN: In full disclosure I am an affiliate and a proud member of Empower Network’s Dream Team!DreamTeamLogo-Charles

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If you are looking for information on the recently held Organo Gold training event you have found it!

Organo Gold P50K – The Ultimate Training Experience 2016

A few days ago, Organo Gold held it’s Project 50 Thousand (P50K), The Ultimate Training Experience, two day event in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Venetian & Palazzo Resorts just off the Vegas strip.

According to the Organo Gold PK50 website,

quoteThe P50K is an annual weekend journey designed to help you develop, grow and reach your full potential within the ORGANO opportunity.”

 

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It was a two day event held over the weekend of February 20-21. Here is a breakdown of the schedule:

Registration

(Venetian Ballroom)
Friday 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Saturday 6:30am – 6:00pm
Sunday 7:00am – 3:00pm

General Session

Saturday February 20th
9:00am – 6:00pm (Doors open at 8:00am)
Sunday February 21th
9.00am – 3:00pm (Doors open at 8:00am)


Organo Gold Special Announcements

Organo Gold held a Sapphire Boot Camp, an exclusive training session for Top Distributors

Wednesday February 17th, 2PM – 7PM
Thursday February 18th, 9AM – 6:00PM

Titian Ballroom, The Venetian & Palazzo
3355 Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas


Ticket Information

Organo Gold event tickets are available for purchase for EPX Body Distributors in their back office and cost of $249 for the general session and $99 for the closing Ceremony.

Children ages 5-15, tickets are $99. Children under 5 years old are free.


Hotel Information

Organo Gold Rooms at the Venetian & Palazzo Resorts start at just $82 a night.

THE VENETIAN & PALAZZO RESORTS

Contact Information

3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: 1-702-414-1000 /
1-866-659-9643
Fax: 1-702-414-2460

Click Here for the hotel website reservation link to the Venetian & Palazzo Resorts.

I am NOT an Organo Gold Distributor but if you are I hope that you go to this event!

Attending networking events are truly worth their weight in gold.  And they are NECESSARY if you’re really serious about creating life changing income with Organo Gold.

You will have an opportunity to meet the company leadership and here from the Top Organo Gold distributors in the company. You will learn how these top distributors overcame some of the same issues, concerns and objections that you might be dealing with RIGHT now. Here how They overcame them with the drive that was needed for success and you can too.

Its your chance to increase your level of knowledge and take that knowledge back home to jump start your business and increase your productivity over those who did not think it was important enough to attend.

quoteWhen you get a room filled with like minded motivated, and committed people something magical happens!”

If your sponsor is NOT really pushing you to get to the Project 50 Thousand (P50K), The Ultimate Training Experience then you have to ask yourself, why? Maybe they really don’t care about your success or theirs either for that matter.

Which leads me to ask,

How Are You Promoting YOUR Organo Gold Business?

The only way you are going to be successful with your Organo Gold business is to get leads and share your Organo Gold business with others.

Most Organo Gold distributors have no clue how to build their Organo Gold business at all which ends up causing them to fail and QUIT after about 90 days in their Organo Gold Business!

If you would like to learn more about this process and how to generate your own leads for Organo Gold check out my Free 7 Day  FREE 7 Day Attraction Marketing Boot Camp Now!

Learn the what the TOP Organo Gold distributors are using to step to generate thousands of leads and bring in new customers and distributors on complete 100% autopilot! Click Here Now

Didn’t make it to the P50K in Las Vegas?

Organo Gold’s next event will be June 11 & 12 in Veronafiere Verona Italy!

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You can join thousands of your fellow OG Family members at the ORGANO European Convention for an unforgettable weekend of training, networking, and celebration.

The event will be hosted by Shane Morand and Holton Buggs, and Organo believes this Convention is the best way for you to take your business to the next level and start living the Number One Lifestyle in the World.

To Your Success

charles lenoir

P.S. If you are already a Rep with Organo Gold I would love to hear your reasons for joining or if you didn’t join feel free to share why as well in the comments section below.


 

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In a few months I will be attending the No Excuses Summit 7.

The No Excuses Summit 7 is an annual live event dedicated to teaching you the most current and up to date traffic and lead generation methods that are working right now for home based business entrepreneurs.

No Excuses Summit 7 is hosted by Tim Erway the founder of Elite Marketing Pro.

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Attending the event will cost me about $3000 but I know it will be well worth the investment (see my breakdown below):

Ticket: $1094
Airfare: $536
Hotel: $826
Rental Car: $400
Misc Expenses: $300

TOTAL: $3156

In 2017 I want to be consistently making $15, 000 a month and I know to do that I have to invest in my personal development and business education in order for that to happen.

No Excuses Summit 7 Details

The event will be held on  May 12th – May 15th 2016 at the Omni San Diego Hotel, San Diego, CA.

 no excuses summit 7 omni sandiego hotelIn addition to the “No Excuses Summit”, #1 event for Traffic and Leads: “Internet Traffic Live”

New Four Day Format!

The 1st day is dedicated to helping you master traffic! You will learn some new and exciting traffic strategies that will blow you away!

The 2nd day is dedicated to showing and helping you implement everything that you learned on day #1.

If you have attended a No Excuses Summit in the past, you haven’t seen anything yet.

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If there was ever a time to attend a live event the time to do it is now!

People that know me know that I practice what I preach. I would not encourage you to go if I never go.  Attending events is where the magic happens, the business connections take place and long term relationships are built.

This event is limited to just 450 people which is why you need to have gotten your ticket yesterday.

20+ World Class Internet Entrepreneurs Reveal Their Personal 7-Figure and 8-Figure Traffic & Conversion Strategies! 

Here is a list of some the multi millionaire guest speakers and event trainers:

Ferny CeballosTim ErwayVince ReedRay Higdon
John Lee DumasMichelle PescosolidoNick UnsworthBrian Fanale
Kate McSheaMark HarbertTerry LambJeff Moore
Tanya AlizaChris Record

Hope to see you there!

To Your Success!
charles lenoir

P.S. If you work in the home business industry and want to learn how to use the internet to generate 10 to 25 leads per day, Click here for a FREE 7 video training bootcamp to learn about attraction marketing.

Your comments are welcomed below, if you are an Elite Marketing Pro member or have attended the No Excuses Summit in the past please share your experiences.


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If you are looking for information on the Empower Network Generation Hero Live Stream event you have found it!

The Generation Hero Live Stream was a Four Day event located in beautiful Miami, Florida.

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David Wood, the Founder of Empower Network, hosted the event in a  12,000 square foot mansion on a the same  private island Al Capone once lived in Miami.

There were 71 entrepreneurs allowed to attend that David Wood personally invited. The rest of the field could only attend by webcast (live stream). The live stream was broad cast in three other languages besides English – Spanish, German & Portuguese.

As part of the Generation Hero Mastermind we had the very unique opportunity to see the behind the scenes process as Dave and the leaders in the room planned and then recorded a series of sales videos.

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Generation Hero Live Stream Details

William White, David Wood’s brother, is a coach and throughout the mastermind taught a lot of emotional energy exercises.

Did you realize that your posture effects our energy and emotions?

— ‘You cannot hide a thought’ William Wood

The first day started with the leaders confronting their inner fears by “fire-walking” and “board breaking”.

The next day Dave went over the old Empower Network compensation plan and the reasons for why he decided to change and design the new Uni-Line compensation plan. The plan was changed to put even more money in the pocket of affiliates and capitalize on affiliates that quit the business.

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Dave taught us what to say and why people buy by watching the leadership go through the process live and unfiltered.

Dave opened up about his struggles in the network marketing industry before founding Empower Network.

ATTN: In full disclosure I am an affiliate and a proud member of Empower Network’s Dream Team!DreamTeamLogo-Charles

What I really love about David Wood is his genuine love for the people. He is not all about making money but more about helping others achieve their dreams. He has been open and more transparent than any other leader and company within the industry.

I believe this why the Empower network community has grown faster and outlasted many of their competitors.

Empower Network has generated over 184 million dollars in sales in just over 4 years and Dave’s vision is to create 100 millionaires a year. His new secret concept titled “Project Titan” is poised to do just that.

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The evening of the third day held a open webcast to the public members. Dave along with the other leaders shared their formula for sponsoring hundreds of members with very little resistance… arn exactly how Dave Wood is able to sell literally hundreds of thousands of dollars of products LIVE on a webcast that is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

The final day Dave went over the purpose of the Empower Network 8 Core Commitments. These are designed to create dedication, consistency, personal growth and education, and are your blueprint to rapid success and how to turn consistent daily actions into consistent MASSIVE pay days.

Core Commitment 1 – Be a Product of the Product
Core Commitment 2 – Blog Daily
Core Commitment 3 – Market Daily
Core Commitment 4 – New Member Coaching
Core Commitment 5 – Daily Audio
Core Commitment 6 – Read Daily
 Core Commitment 7 – Empower Hour
Core Commitment 8 – Attend All the Events

Dave also went through the sales process.

GENERATION HERO LIVE STREAM KEY TAKE AWAY’S

Dave Wood is positioning Empower Network to be around for the long term.

Invest in your personal development and business education. None of the Leaders got to where they are over night. Many spent $10-30K dollars on their personal development and training.

Monitor your energy levels and watch negative thoughts – they not only impact you but could potentially impact everyone around you.

Don’t be afraid to make mistakes or fail.

Be consistent, follow the 8 core commitments.

Make sure you understand the compensation plan well enough to reach your financial goals.

So when is the Empower Network next event?

The next event is ‘UNLEASH’ and will be held in Nashville, TN from April 21-26. Tickets are on sale now!

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Why Should You Go To The Empower Network Unleash Event?

Attending networking events are truly worth their weight in gold.  And they are NECESSARY if you’re really serious about creating life changing income with your business.

You will have an opportunity to meet the company leadership and here from the Top Empower Network affiliates in the company. You will learn how these top affiliates overcame some of the same issues, concerns and objections that you might be dealing with RIGHT now. Here how They overcame them with the drive that was needed for success and you can too.

Its your chance to increase your level of knowledge and take that knowledge back home to jump start your business and increase your productivity over those who did not think it was important enough to attend.

quoteWhen you get a room filled with like minded motivated, and committed people something magical happens!”

If your sponsor is NOT really pushing you to get to the Unleashed event then you have to ask yourself, why? Maybe they really don’t care about your success or theirs either for that matter.

To Your Success!
charles lenoir

P.S. Before I joined Empower Network and started blogging traffic to my website was limited. Now I have traffic (website visitors) coming from all over the world. (Check out My Global Connections on the side of my blog).

If you ARE NOT already a member of Empower Network and would like to know how it can be an income source for you please watch this free video (Click Here).

If you are already familiar with Empower Network and looking for a quality sponsor and team JOIN HERE now!

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