I came online about 5 and a half years ago to begin promoting online opportunities and unfortunately was enticed to join a company that later turned out to be a scam. That was my first deal… the only one… then Klaus Bardenhagen also known as OZ from BehindMLM labeled me a scammer for promoting Traffic Monsoon along with 2,000,000 other people. Mind you, I built that company and reinvested every dime for nearly six month with zero withdrawals. Because I build a team of 151 people and because I led a group and trained and taught my team, I was labeled a scammer.
Over time I started to dig in to find out who OZ was but it was nearly impossible to find. Why was Klaus Bardenhagen hiding his real name?
His business model to make a profit, is to get as many visitors as possible with biased marketing to create fear, uncertainty and doubt, and clicks on the Google banners on his website, so he get paid. Capitalising on people’s fear.
Given his website traffic he will make est. $4,000 – $8,000 per month with the banners.
Creating, fear, uncertainty and doubt (often shortened to FUD) is a disinformation strategy used in sales, marketing, public relations, politics, cults, and propaganda. FUD is generally a strategy to influence perception by disseminating negative and dubious or false information and a manifestation of the appeal to fear.
Behind MLM is “reviewing” compensation plans and their biased conclusion is 9 out of 10 times:
- Its a Ponzi
- It’s a Pyramid Scheme
- It’s a recruiting scam
- They are scammers
- Security fraud
And the website attracts with his biased reviews a lot of people, approx. 10,000+ visitors per day.
Every compensation plan review is based on USA law only. They do not care if a company is outside the USA where legislation is often different.
Although Klaus Bardenhagen certainly can analyse a compensation plan, and sometimes he is right, but too many times his conclusions have been wrong.
His contributors do not hesitate to spread fake news, and Klaus does not prevent that. He also will edit your comment if you provide proof otherwise and I have experienced this myself.
How they have insulted Herbalife and Vemma executives when those companies were facing a SEC investigation was disgusting. Both companies settled and won their cases, according to Behind MLM they lost and “Need to be in jail”.
A couple of Klaus Bardenhagen’s biased, unfair, negative opinions:
- World Ventures – a recruiting scam.
- Lyoness – a pyramid scheme.
- Herbalife – a pyramid scheme.
- Vemma – a pyramid scheme.
- Nu Skin – a pyramid scheme.
- Jeunesse – a product-based pyramid scheme.
- SeneGence – a product-based pyramid scheme.
- iMarketslive – illegal in the US.
- Kuvera Global – a pyramid scheme.
- FM World – a product-based pyramid scheme.
- ARIIX – many red flags with the opportunity.
- Pruvit – a chain-recruitment scheme.
- doTerra – strong elements of autoship chain recruitment.
- ClickFunnela – A Ponzi scheme.
- Vida Divina – a pyramid scheme.
- QNET – a scam.
- PM International – affiliate auto-ship recruitment scheme.
- Rain International – a pyramid scheme.
- Youngevity – a chain-recruitment pyramid scheme.
- NewUlife – a pyramid scheme.
- As many other fine companies.
A group of about 10 network marketing haters, regular contribute to the website with (fake) names such as:
- Melanie from Germany
- Lynndel “Lynn” Edgington
- Timothy Curry
- Ethan Vanderbuilt
“A hater is someone who discredits, devalues or downplays your accomplishments. Your failures make a hater happier than their own success. Haters need to see you go down to lift themselves up.
If you have haters, the solution is simple: ignore them and keep doing what you do. If a hater can directly influence your plans, then your plans aren’t ambitious enough. That means you need to work harder and work smarter to advance your plan.
While it is true I have been baited in to joining questionable companies in the past, I have also called out scams more accurately than Klaus because despite the fact I may not like them, they are not all scams. I call a scam a scam and don’t slander companies simply to get traffic to my website to make a profit.
Wby? Because the Truth Matters…