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Meta Bounty Hunters, a notoriously shady MLM crypto scheme, was launched earlier this year. The “crew” behind Meta Bounty Hunters wasn’t revealed until after the game launched. We discovered that Holton Buggs, the proprietor of iBuumerang, was extensively promoting MBH to affiliates. There was also Travis Bott, the CEO of Meta Lab Agency, whose latest crypto project is an NFT Ponzi factory. Before we get into the specifics, get up to speed with Meta Labs Agency.  Meta Bounty Hunters was reviewed on January 27th. As we reported on February 2nd, Meta Bounty Hunters and iBuumerang have ties.   

The 26th of February saw the official introduction of Meta Bounty Hunters.   

Holton Buggs and Travis Botts have Meta Bounty Hunters connections, as we revealed on February 27th.   

In the Meta Bounty Hunters scam, 8888 fake Star Wars NFTs were sold for $2000 each.   

An MLM opportunity that operated like a pyramid scheme was attached to the fundamental heist. Meta Bounty Hunters became a Ponzi scheme because of the “weekly reflection payouts.” According to Travis Bott, Meta Bounty Hunters generated $17.5 million. Everyone involved at the executive level will make a lot of money, including Buggs and himself.

Currently, the floor price of the Meta Bounty Hunters NFT collection is 2.29 ETH, or $4028, and it is traded on Open Sea between a select group of insiders. It appears that the future is dismal outside of the NFT enclave.

According to the Wall Street Journal, trading in NFTs has dropped 92 percent since September. Here’s how things are going for Meta Bounty Hunters, an MLM firm: You can’t go wrong with selling cartoon tokens to idiot customers. The Meta Labs Agency was founded in late March by Travis Bott, who was probably aware of this. On May the 22nd, Meta Labs Agency announced that it has an in-house team of creatives, designers, and artists with web 3 experience who can help you create your art.   

to guarantee that your NFT launch is consistent with your brand’s image, voice, and personality.  They have over a decade of expertise working in the Web 3 industry, so you know you’re in good hands with them. Smart contracts and gas fee optimization are second nature to them because they have direct access to more than ten different blockchain networks.   

Unique functionality and delivering value to the holder are at the heart of Meta Labs Agency’s mission.   

As Meta Labs Agency CEO Travis Bott explains, “We wanted to make sure that the proceeds from Mint were being used in a way that was going to help the community.”   

Naturally, Meta Labs Agency’s website does not include any mention of Bott and his crew. A group of people known as “Meta Labs Agents” is affiliated with the Meta Labs Agency. A clone of Meta Bounty Hunters’ “reflections” Ponzi scheme may be found there. A list of Meta Labs Agency’s executives is also provided:

A Ponzi scheme involving Meta Labs agents is less expensive than a scheme involving Meta Bounty Hunters, according to Meta Labs Agency. With a $300 contribution, you’ll have access to a more limited pool of reflections. “Secret Agent Collection” positions, which cost $1700, offer “huge reflections” in returns.

If you’re a math whiz, you’ll see that acquiring a “Secret Agent” investment position requires burning five $300 positions. I’m guessing that the $1,700 direct investment cost is a marketing expenditure.

$17.5 million from 8888 positions didn’t seem to be enough. 30,000 positions at $300 each and 5,000 positions at $1,700 each are the targets of Bott’s latest NFT Ponzi scheme.

Despite the two-tier pricing structure, Bott receives the same $17.5 million in funding from investors. There’s some truth to it, at least. Because of the “swap in five $300 positions to earn a Super Agent position,” the actual amount of money stolen is likely to be lower.

In addition to the main Ponzi scheme, Meta Bounty Agents also offer a slew of “coming soon” scams. Males with low self-esteem may be a prime target for Ganga Nomad and the Lions Not Sheep Crypto-Chad. In addition to being an LA-based tattoo artist, Joaquin Ganga Lopez is a co-creator of Nomad by Ganga.

As a right-wing-oriented fashion brand, Lions Not Sheep is an excellent choice. Again, the NFT cartoon art collection is geared toward male insecurities: Sean Whalen, the proprietor of Lions Not Sheep, was recently sued by the Federal Trade Commission. In their complaint to the FTC, they accused Whalen of lying about the origin of the Lions Not Sheep clothing.   

After receiving complaints that Lions Not Sheep Products, LLC and its owner, Sean Whalen, were misrepresenting the origins of their imported clothing as “Made in America,” the Federal Trade Commission began action against the firm today.    Clothing and accessories imported from China and other countries were labeled with the false “Made in USA” label, according to the FTC’s lawsuit.   

“MADE IN AMERICA!” and the Chinese flag are displayed in the Oct. 8, 2020, video that Whalen is accused of posting to his social media pages.   

He claimed in the film that the origin tags on his clothing could be removed and replaced with American-made labels, so that no one would know that they were created in China.   

Whalen agreed to pay the FTC $211,335 as part of a settlement agreement. If the Lions Not Sheep NFT grift goes on, that judgment means nothing. The second season of Meta Bounty Hunters is also mentioned on the website of Meta Labs Agency. He’s not done ripping off his original investors yet, it appears. “Reflections” are an essential part of Bott’s NFT scams. Investment returns are simply referred to as “returns.”

Cash-grab NFT collections are used as a classic Ponzi scheme. Originally a Meta Bounty Hunters scam, it’s now a full-fledged Ponzi scheme, lacking the multi-level marketing aspect (more money for Bott).

The home base of Travis Bott is in Utah, the United States. Bott and Meta Labs Agency are not registered with the SEC, despite the fact that they offer a passive investment option through their NFT methods.

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Meta Utopia- Crook Review

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A few days ago, we put out its review of Meta Utopia.

“Metaverse” MLM crypto Ponzi scheme that isn’t very interesting on its own.

As part of our research, we found a link between Nicholas Coppola and the man who started the Ponzi scheme.

Or rather, he did it through an Instagram story that has since been deleted:

Coppola wasn’t happy about being linked to Meta Utopia in public, it turns out. He only wants to hide the fact that he is a crypto-bro Ponzi scammer.

Today, Nicholas Coppola joins the DMCA Wall of Shame.

Over the past 24 hours, “Dincer Odabasi” from “Copyright Support” has sent us two emails. Nicholas Coppola’s emails were sent on his behalf.

Copyright Support says on its poorly made website that it will

Negative or damaging news that can be found on the Internet and in Google search results should be taken down for good.

In his first email, Odabasi tries to pull the old “right to be forgotten” scam.

“Dear Madam,

Because of the right to be forgotten and because of the privacy clause, we want the content to be blocked.

We tried to get in touch with the website that posted the content, but we didn’t hear back. So, we give you the content and ask you to turn it off.

As everyone knows, according to the first paragraph of Article 9 of Law No. 5651 on the Regulation of Broadcasts Made on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed Through These Broadcasts, if they can’t get to it, they can send a warning to the hosting provider and ask that the content be taken down.

Again, the second paragraph of the same article says that “the content and/or hosting provider must respond to requests from people who say their personal rights have been violated by the content of an online broadcast within twenty-four hours at the latest.”

We want the case that was filed on our behalf to be taken care of. Because of the European right to be forgotten and the privacy of private life, we have the right to limit access to content.

Please note that we’re asking you to take down the content because we’ve tried to reach the owner but haven’t heard back. That’s why we want and need you to take it down.”

This is a form letter that con artists send out. I know that because Odabasi put the same notice to Amazon from another email about a different website and client (ruhroh GDPR fail) into the body of the email he sent me.

In any case, the “Right to be Forgotten” law in Europe is used by scammers to hide their pasts, no matter how good the lawmakers’ intentions may have been at first.

The Right to be Forgotten is not part of EU law, so we don’t recognise it. Also, it takes four days from the date of publication until a right-to-be-forgotten takedown notice is sent.

Odabasi went on to say that Turkish law had something to do with the US, which was not true.

Due to the Right to be Forgotten and the USA Legal Content Removal Request Pursuant to Law No. 5651, we can’t take down the content we told you about because it’s in the Constitution.

“The Right to be Forgotten and the USA Legal Content Removal Request” is not a thing, even if that sentence makes no sense. It’s not true at all.

Turkey passed Law No. 5651 in the year 2020. It only happens in Turkey and has nothing to do with the United States.

Odabasi sent another email a few hours after the first one. This time, he threatened to take action because of copyright issues.

“We want you to remove any content that reveals personal information about our representative.

If you don’t get rid of the news content, we will file a copyright claim with your hosting company, Google.

I’d like you to put the story away, please.

Regards, 
TEAM OF SUPPORT FOR COPYRIGHT”

As our Policy says, we often use “third-party logos and images,” which is allowed by US copyright law through “fair use.”

We don’t need permission from the people who own the rights to the images we use in our MLM news and reviews. Period. 

The DMCA takedown process is being abused when fair use isn’t taken into account and a fake DMCA is filed. Not only will it not work, but the person who submitted it is lying.

Even though it’s clear that Copyright Support doesn’t care about the law, it’s still important to point out their hypocrisy.

Scam businesses like Copyright Support depend on the fact that the publisher or service provider they are after doesn’t know what they are doing.

Nicholas Coppola has publicly linked himself to Meta Utopia and is involved enough to be close to the Ponzi scheme’s founder, who has not yet been named.

It is not against any US law to publish this information with proof attached.

Update, July 2, 2022: Dincer Odabasi is now committing twice as much DMCA fraud as he was before.

Odabasi sent Google a “court order” on June 28 that says the same thing: “It’s against the law to search for scammers!” Stupid, but it also says this:

Based on the privacy clause of private life and the court document we will send you, we want the content to be taken down from publication and blocked from access.”

Odabasi is saying that a Turkish law is a “court document” that keeps scammers from telling the rest of the world. Oh dear.

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Laetitude- Crook Review

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Investors such as Laetitutde and Swapoo are circumspect on issues affecting investor wallets and active investments. 

According to a Latitude News report dated August 13th, You have gotten one or two emails from Swapoo in the past several days, which also affects our Laetitude members. 

Due to the continued strong relationship between Swapoo and Laetitude, we can guarantee that these changes will not affect your Laetitude accounts. Latitude will continue to operate as usual.   

The alterations made by Swapoo will have an effect on the wallet and the bots. However, we are aware that wherever there are obstacles and closed doors, new doors will emerge to provide opportunities for greater success. 

Swapoo is merely adjusting to the ever-changing regulatory environment and market situations.

The details of the e-mails sent are kept confidential. I have not encountered any examples in nature. 

Regarding “evolving regulatory landscapes,” Laetitude is a Ponzi scheme operated by Swapoo. 

David El Dib operates Laetitude from Dubai, the center of MLM fraud. Swapoo is run by Dave Martin, who is from the Philippines.El Dib and Martin have both established themselves on the BitClub Network. 

The investigation by the Department of Justice found BitClub Network to be a $722 million Ponzi scheme. The founders of BitClub Network were arrested in 2019. 

El Dib and Martin commit securities fraud and operate their own Ponzi scheme through Laetitude and Swapoo. The regulation of securities is not novel. For decades, every nation with a financial market has regulated securities fraud. 

The Ponzi fraud announced a remedy for lost Swapoo wallets in a follow-up “Laetitude News” post dated August 26;  

As you are likely aware, Laetitude no longer utilizes Swapoo for secure wallet services. As a result, we have recently implemented the ability to fund, purchase, and withdraw directly within Laetitude. 

In light of this, we would like to encourage you to login and withdraw your balance as soon as possible, and to continue withdrawing your balance as your compensation earnings increase. 

Laetitude lacks the two-factor authentication security offered by Swapoo, so it is essential that you protect your account with a formidable password. Again, what is occurring behind the scenes is kept secret. 

The only clue I could locate was a query posted two weeks ago on Swapoo’s most recent Instagram post. 

Swapoo has not published any new social media updates since July 30. This date also marked the last Facebook update posted by Laetitude. 

The lack of visitors to both Laetitude and Swapoo suggests that the Ponzi scheme is running out of money to pay investment withdrawals. 

The Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission is one of the most active securities regulators worldwide.

It is unclear whether they have anything to do with Swapoo’s issues.  

Whatever else is occurring, it is rare for wallets to be abruptly shut off and placed up as unsecured in-house assets. 

Keep up to date on any future developments.

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GSPartners has dropped its claim of harassment against Chris Saunders. Saunders is the owner and operator of the YouTube channel Grit Grind Gold, which he uses to critique and report on the GSPartners Ponzi scheme. 

In late January 2021, Saunders was sued for harassment by owner Josip Heit and promoters Michael Dalcoe and Antonio (Tony) Euclides Menesis De Gouveia. 

Heit and the GSPartners Plaintiffs alleged that Sunders’ videos about the Ponzi scheme were defamatory. 

Additionally, Heit took offense when Saunders pointed out his position in Karatbars International’s collapsed KBC Ponzi scheme.  

GSB Gold Standard Corporation AG, Josip Heit, Michael Dalcoe, and Tony De Gouveia submitted a dismissal stipulation on July 29.  

Christopher Saunders, the defendant, executed a declaration in connection with the aforementioned case on July 29, 2022. 

Plaintiffs GSB Gold Standard Corporation AG, Josip Heit, Antonio Euclides Menesis De Gouveia, and Michael Dalcoe, by counsel and with the signature and agreement of counsel for Defendant Christopher Saunders, stipulate to the dismissal without prejudice of all claims in this matter pursuant to the Saunders’ Declaration.

The aforementioned stipulation from Saunders proves that he was granted permission. 

Mr. Ovidu Toma in relation to the Plaintiffs’ assertions and declarations. Since January 2020, Mr. Ovidu Toma has provided me with evidence of Mr. Harald Seiz’s alleged involvement in Karatbars’ wrongful conduct.   

“Ovidu Toma” refers to Ovidiu Toma, the former Chief Technology Officer of Karatbars International. 

Today, Toma serves as the CEO of CryptoData. Romania-based CryptoData sells encryption hardware. 

To return to Saunder’s assertion: I was aware, based on first-hand knowledge of facts and documents, that any alleged wrongdoing committed by Karatbars in relation to its Miami crypto bank and the issuance of KBC/KBC tokens was committed by Karatbars’ CEO, Mr. Harald Seiz, and that said wrongdoing was committed prior to any affiliation between Karatbars and GSB/Mr. Heit.

This is an odd concession to provide. Heit was the public face of Karatbars’ initial excursion into crypto-asset fraud. In an April 2019 interview, Seiz is referred to as a “major investor and board member” of Karatbars International. In Dubai, Karatbars was selling a “blockchain phone” at the time. When challenged about his remarks on the occasion, he responded, and I quote, ” You mentioned the KBC coin.

You stated that it is probable that it is one kilogram of gold. Is this truly a possibility? Heit reacted. Yes, of course it’s feasible. Nobody believes that many individuals perceive, at the appropriate moment, that they can join us.  

We currently have a market valuation of approximately $300 million as of the previous week or two weeks. And now there are about a billion of us.   

Is it not yet understood?  

And when the mainnet is implemented, which will occur very soon, within a few months we will have a market capitalization of over $200 billion. After months of Heit and Seiz promoting Karatbars’ KBC, the KBC Ponzi coin dropped 62% following the hype event on July 4, 2019. 

Heit, not Harald Seiz, was sent to address and explain the collapse to irate investors. KBC continued to leak throughout the subsequent months until it was eventually abandoned.

Heit had cashed out, left Karatbars, and launched his own Ponzi offshoot, GSPartners, before the end of 2019. The GSPartners Ponzi coins have performed no better than those of KBC.

G999 is supported by wash trading, which I believe is steadily depleting GSPartners’ second Ponzi scheme, LYS. G999 is being washed at approximately 0.002413. At $66.78, LYS continues to drain. 

GEUR was launched earlier this month as a result of the continuous failure of G999 and LYS to take off. GSPartners and Heit symbolize the euro-pegged GEUR currency. It is thought that GEUR was developed because GSPartners investors no longer desired to hold G999 and LYS. 

GEUR does not exist outside of GSPartners as of the publication date. GSPartners uses GEUR to support its most recent 300% ROI Ponzi scheme, metaverse certificates. 

In the event that GSPartners and Saunders achieved a settlement, it has not been made public. Other than wrongly saying that Heit was not involved in the Karatbars KBC scam, Saunders has not recanted any of his GSPartners-related statements.  

The court authorized the GSPartners plaintiff’s Stipulation of Dismissal on August 2nd. This concludes GSPartner’s harassment lawsuit against Saunders.

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