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What Is Lucktastic- Is It A Scam Or Legit?

What Is Lucktastic?                                Lucktastic

Lucktastic is a completely free ad enabled app that offers iPhone and Android users various scratch card games and contests everyday. It’s rated 4.2 stars and has been downloaded 229,150 times. The scratch cards are simple- for most of them, you’ll watch a thirty second ad that are mostly for other apps and match three symbols to win. The prizes range from tokens to a couple dollars to as much as $10,000. You can also use your tokens to enter to win $250,000 or vacation prizes in their contests.

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Is Team BeachBody A Scam Or A WorthWhile Business Opportunity?

Is Team BeachBody A Scam Or A Worthwhile Business Opportunity?

“What does it mean to be a Team Beachbody Coach? It means earning an income while you help yourself and others live healthier, more fulfilling lives. It’s being passionate about helping to end the trend of obesity in this country. All by doing what you love—staying fit and healthy, while inspiring others to do the same…”-


Team BeachBody


What Is Team Beachbody?

Based out of Santa Monica, California and headed by CEO Carl Daikeler  and president Jon Congdon, since Beachbody started in 1998 they advertised various weight-loss products through infomercials.

Some of the many popular workout programs include TurboFire, P90X, 21 Day Fix, Insanity, Brazil Butt Lift, CIZE, Rockin’ Body, Turbo Jam, and Hip Hop Abs.

Their product line also consists of supplements, fitness gear and Beachbody On Demand that allows customers to get unlimited access to hundreds of the most popular workouts online along with a daily calendar, fitness guide, nutrition plans, and a progress tracker.

With a network of over 450,000 independent “Coach” distributors, Team BeachBody-the direct selling side of the business began in 2007 by Daikeler.

About Daikeler

Carl Daikeler

Carl Daikeler

Daikeler has over 25 years of broad product marketing experience.   He has done everything from conceiving and promoting products, media buying, operations, international distribution, and general management.

He started his entrepreneurial career in fitness product development when he created 8 Minute Abs after he co-founded TelAmerica Media.

How To Become A Team BeachBody Coach

Becoming a Team BeachBody “Coach” is so simple that anyone of legal age that lives in a country where BeachBody is in business can become one. All you have to do is complete your “Coach” application and purchase your coach business kit.

It’s funny that they even use the word coach to call their salespeople that when the majority of them aren’t qualified to coach and are more like cheerleaders.

Instead of having their coaches getting officially certified in nutrition and physical fitness, the company gives them their own training materials and classes.

Better yet, people should be seeking advice from an experienced credentialed health professional that won’t disregard possible health hazards. Team BeachBody has a policy where coaches can’t recommend, diagnose, or advise beyond their own professional training.

To be able to make money with BeachBody, you need to pay them a starting and a monthly fee to be able to direct people to their website and recruit others. Directing people to a duplicate of a company’s website and getting paid a commission is affiliate marketing and should be free.

The Team BeachBody Compensation Plan

Team BeachBody’s compensation plan is based on the sale of BeachBody products and team cycle bonuses.

Commissions Paid:

  • Challenge Packs $40–$105
  • Retail 25%
  • Team BeachBody Club Member 15%
  • Memberships 40%

A binary compensation plan is used for team cycle bonuses that places two legs underneath each coach.

Binary Compensation Plan

This allows coaches to earn from sales of their entire downline organization. Coaches earn between $14 and $18 everytime they cycle 300 Balanced Volume Points. This can happen multiple times a day for top level coaches.

Here’s a video explaining the Team BeachBody Compensation Plan:

To advance in rank in the compensation plan, you have to recruit a lot of people and personally purchase or retail a minimum amount of products each month.

Coach Connection Program

“Coaches currently qualified with a paid-as rank of Diamond Coach or above are eligible to receive new coach leads received by the company. Qualified Diamond Coaches must satisfy the following criteria to receive coach leads: Must achieve at least 100 PV originating from new or ongoing home direct orders in the last 30 days, of which at least 50 PV originates from your personal home direct orders.” – Source Section 4 Team BeachBody Policies and Procedures

How Much Money Will You Earn As a Team BeachBody Coach?

Footnote 2 of the 2011 income disclosure statement states that 49.3% of coaches earned a check while 50.7% didn’t. As if that wasn’t bad enough, the 2012 IDS in footnote 3 states that only 45.9% earned a check while 54.1% earned nothing.

According to the 2014 to 2015 IDS, the average earnings per year for a coach only retailing products is $502 per year.-

2015 through 2016 states that the majority of coaches are making an average of $449. Combining that with the Emerald rank, 94.1 % are making less than $3,100 per year.

Team BeachBody Income Disclosure Statement

Team BeachBody 2016 Income Disclosure Statement

In each IDS, footnote 1 states that the information is based on coaches who were with BeachBody for the entire period, excluding the results of newcomers. A less than 53% chance of receiving a check is for those who were with BeachBody for a year or more.

How Much Does It Cost To Join Team BeachBody?

You will probably end up throwing away more money than you make. Here’s a list of the upcoming fees you will be have or be enticed to make.

  • $39.95- A one time fee for the Business Starter Kit that includes a coach welcome book, 30-day access to your coach online office, a personalized coach website, and support tools.
  • $15.95/month- This is an automatic monthly fee once you become a coach for a website and a subscription to Success magazine. Part of the magazine talks about legitimizing MLM as opposed to Fortune, Entrepreneur, Inc. Fast Company, and BusinessWeek. The $15.95 seems like no big deal to some, but it’s strange how some freaked out when Netflix increased their price by just a buck when they provide an expensive unlimited service at half of this fee. 
  • Weekly Club Fees – To qualify for their customer lead program, you have to be a be a club member which is $2.99 a week billed quarterly.
  • Conference Fees –  The conferences are completely optional, but your upline will tell you that if you really want to succeed in your business, you  can’t miss it. The four day 2017 BeachBody
  • Coach Summit is from $195 to $295 depending on when you buy it. This doesn’t include your hotel, car rental, airfare, and pricey restaurant food which easily adds another $1500 in costs.

Would the Public Pay $125 Per Month For Shakeology?

BeachBody Shakeology

Their workout programs are rated an average of 4 stars and deliver results the right program is chosen. The problem with this is that it’s only a one to maybe three time commission so coaches emphasize on selling pricey Shakeology due to recurring commissions. They will tell you that if you want to be successful, you have to drink Shakeology yourself.

Similar to Shakeology at half the cost is Vega One which is not certified organic and the first two ingredients may be treated with synthetic pesticides and roundup herbicide. Also in a heavily processed form is isolated whey. It’s very important to drink a certified organic protein shake if you drink one daily.

Removed Ingredients

The plant amaranth and holy basil tulsi were removed from Shakeology due to insufficient supplies  of each.

Acai was also removed from the  shakes because it was found to be linked with a heart and central nervous system disease called Chagas.

A Better Option

Tera’s Simply Pure Organic Dark Chocolate Whey Protein has 20 grams of whey protein, it’s certified organic by MOSA, ethically sourced from family farms in Wisconsin, grass fed, rBGH/rBST Free, non gmo, kosher, and blended with fair trade certified dark chocolate.

What about Team BeachBody’s Ultimate Reset Cleanse?

Even though there isn’t any health concerns found in Team BeachBody’s Ultimate Reset Cleanse, one of the main and affordable ingredients turmeric can easily be consumed in soup, sauces, and curries.

Other ingredients include enzymes that the body already builds on its own.- Cosmopolitan

Team BeachBody Pros

  • Encourage your friends to get fit and healthy
  • Low start up costs
  • A Coach will always earn a 25% commission on any products they sell
  • Get a chance to win a vacation or other great prizes
  • Beachbody has great and popular workout programs created by fitness celebrities.
  • No inventory, shipping, or customer service

Team BeachBody Red Flags

  • Your downline can grow unlimited levels- “Excessive levels in a downline is another sign participants are expected to sell primarily to their downline, rather than to the general public. This makes it an exploitative money transfer scheme”. – Source The problem with 5 or more levels of compensation.
  • “Your income is based mainly on the number of people you recruit, and the money those new recruits pay to join the company — not on the sales of products to consumers.” At the 17:06 mark on the Side Hustle Nation blog on podcast 77, Kellie Gimenez– a Diamond level coach says, “…A majority of your income isn’t going to be coming from the products, the majority of your income as you grow a team is going to be coming from the coaches and the volume that they sell cause you can only sell so many workouts every month…If they’re not drinking Shakeology every month, they can buy one workout and never buy anything else from you…When I first started as a coach and I didn’t have a team underneath me, I was making about $500 a month selling products so I mean that’s not bad. It paid for our groceries, it paid for gas it was a good income but it’s definitely not something that could be a successful side hustle…” So she’s making more money from recruiting than sales to the public.
  • The average income per year for a person that is only retailing Team BeachBody products is $500 per year.  The cost per month for Shakeology is $129.95 adding up to $1,559.40 per year.
  • Their low quality protein shake and their BeachBody on Demand service are overpriced. At 140 calories, it’s not an adequate meal replacement. It’s already a costly shake and when you add your own ingredients, the price increases to about $5 per shake. It doesn’t become less of pyramid scheme if they give distributors a 20% savings because it is minimal when it’s so overpriced. You could buy four 24 oz containers of Tera’s healthy organic whey protein with the price you pay for Shakeology. Dailyburn is a third of the price of BeachBody on Demand at $14.95 a month.
  • To receive coach leads from the company you are required to purchase their Coach lead program.
  • Qualified Diamond Coaches must achieve at least 100 PV originating from new or ongoing Home Direct orders in the last 30 days of which at least 50 PV originates from your personal Home Direct orders. – Source Team BeachBody Policies and Procedures
  • Coaches are in inactive status if they accumulate 49 or less personal volume causing them to go down in rank and cause a permanent removal of all their team volume.
  • You have to compete for sales with BeachBody’s endless effective advertising on television.
  • If a coach or somebody in their home is involved with another network marketing company, he/she will not be able to earn the Star Diamond Leadership Bonus.– Source Team BeachBody Policies and Procedures

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Team BeachBody Complaints

From these complaints, we can conclude that there isn’t much demand for BeachBody on Demand or Shakeology. Here are some of the numerous claims found about Team BeachBody’s unethical billing at the Better Business Bureau:

03/22/17 Jackie C.

“I had cancelled my subscription after 2 months when the product did not do what it said. I have been charged $42.22 every month since then for an “on demand” subscription I never opted for. They refuse to reimburse me, and will only refund charges for the 30 days. Their customer service was rude and unwilling to help. This company is a rip off.”


02/22/17 Janice C.

“First of all, I did not give them my credit card information so I have not lost money. I wanted to order the Country Heat Videos as advertised on TV (Feb.22/17 9:15am). The ‘special’ order dropped the price to $40 from $60 and included: 30 day risk-free trial, online coach, overview guide, message board plus express delivery free. I wanted to pay for it using PayPal so went to the “advertised” website and found it did not exist. It was part of although this took some time to find. When I finally found the ad for the workout videos, it did not offer the same price but a higher price with no extras. So I called the ************** & spoke with ***** who would not provide any information but when I said I did not want to order over the phone, he said, “Thank you. Have a nice day.” …and promptly hung up before I cd respond. I called back and pressed option 1 for customer service which sent me to another number where I could not find the information. So I called ***** again who did not want to help me find the product online but gave me the number***************… where I cd not find anyone to speak with me. They are misleading people with a non-existent website to purchase the ‘special’ price so you will call instead where they will pressure you to spend more, I think. I really thought the product looked good but if they don’t want to sell it to me, I will find another suitable product, elsewhere. Beachbody phone personnel was rude, impersonal, non-helpful. It appears I am not the only one who has experienced this, but if they have a good product why are they making everything difficult and convoluted. A disgrace of a company! Shame on you Ms.******** for allowing these negative reviews to continue….A better run company would be open, honest and still make great money selling good products.”

02/20/17 Sharon M.

“I purchased the 21 Day Fix 15 months ago and declined the online membership that costs $41.20/3 months so I never expected it to show up on my credit card statement. My husband pays my Discover bill and I recently wanted to check on another issue and noticed that I have been charged for the last 15 months for this service. I never set up an online account in that entire time. I have seen similar complaints for this company. I feel taken advantage of and deceived.”

Team BeachBody At A Final Glance….

Unfortunately Team BeachBody various red flags make it more of a pyramid scheme. Their unqualified coaches are more motivating multilevel marketing sales people with the majority of them making insignificant income. Endless recruiting and meeting increasing personal volume are required as you advance in rank in the binary compensation plan. BeachBody has a history of never ending complaints of unauthorized charges and difficulty in canceling auto-shipment orders and monthly coach fees. If you need to lose weight and improve your health, you don’t need the BeachBody community to help you stay motivated when there are free communities you can join including, and Also as mentioned, Tera’s Organic Whey Protein is a much healthier alternative to the crazily overpriced ShakeologyAlthough the fitness programs are great and can save you a ton of cash on gym memberships, take better care of your pocket and health by staying away from the Team BeachBody business opportunity.

To Your Success,





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The Plexus Scam- The Pink Nightmare

Plexus Scam

“You can have confidence in the quality of our products, the commitment to our Ambassadors, and the support we will provide to help you succeed.” –

What Is Plexus Worldwide?

Plexus Worldwide is a very popular weight loss, wellness and personal care network marketing company based out of Scottsdale, Arizona. The hierarchy is seven levels deep starting with ambassador and ending with diamond ambassador. 

To become a distributor for the company, you must pay an annual membership fee of $34.95 and purchase a $99 or $199 product package. You then have to accumulate 100 personal volume (PV) points every month to remain a qualified ambassador.

Potential recruits are pitched the benefits of becoming a Plexus Worldwide distributor including the low risk and start-up costs, potential to make life changing income, flexibility of having your own business and how great network marketing is.

A Little Plexus History

Plexus started in 2005 solely as a breast health company with just two or three products. Their breast health kit was featured on The Doctors show.

When Slim was introduced in 2009, it changed the company and it’s now their core product. It was mainly targeted to type 2 diabetics to keep their blood sugar, cholesterol and lipids under control. They then discovered that the product also helps people control binge eating resulting in weight loss by burning fat and not muscle. They claimed that no caffeine or stimulants are found in the product and that it’s all natural green plants, processed naturally, sweetened with stevia and the sweet flavor of pomegranate and cherry. However, it’s not a meal replacement.

The company was launched in 2011 by Tarl Robinson (CEO), Alfred Pettersen (International President) and Alec Clark (Chief Marketing Officer).

Plexus sales skyrocketed in 2011, 2012, and up to November of 2013 due to the impressive combination of Plexus Slim and Accelerator. The two delivered awesome results to customers; however, that all changed when oxypregnane steroidal glycoside (Hoodia) – the key ingredient that controls appetite was suddenly removed.

It was later investigated by the FDA in 2013 that the popular pink drink has always contained DMAA- dangerous 1,3-dimethylamylamine and Plexus Worldwide was told to change the product.

Plexus Banned In Australia, New Zealand and Canada

Plexus was banned in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. This is just one safety advisory from the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

“16 July 2013

Plexus Slim Accelerator capsules and Plexus Slim Accelerator 3 Day Trial pack pose a serious risk to your health and should not be taken.

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)… found that:

  • They contain the undeclared banned chemical 1,3-dimethylamylamine (DMAA)
  • DMAA is listed in Appendix C of the Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons (SUSMP). Substances within Appendix C are of such danger to health as to warrant prohibition of sale, supply and use
  • Risks…include high blood pressure, psychiatric disorders, bleeding in the brain and stroke”

Banned By Amazon in Early 2014

After unbelievably negative reviews and the presence of the banned chemical dimethylamylamine, Amazon completely removed the product off their site and was on their prohibited list.

Under Scrutiny By The FDA

The Food and Drug Administration issued a warning letter to Plexus stating that three of their products were unsafe, ineffective, misbranded because they had inadequate directions for safety and illegally marketed as drugs. They told Plexus to quickly correct the violations.

“… The therapeutic claims on your website establish that your products are drugs because they are intended for use in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease…introducing or delivering these products for introduction into interstate commerce for such uses violates the Act.

Your Fast Relief, ProBio5 and BioCleanse are not generally recognized as safe and effective for the above referenced uses and, therefore, the products are “new drugs” … New drugs may not be legally introduced or delivered for introduction into interstate commerce without prior approval from FDA… on the basis of scientific data submitted by a drug sponsor to demonstrate that the drug is safe and effective.

Furthermore, your Fast Relief, ProBio5 and BioCleanse are offered for conditions that are not amenable to self-diagnosis and treatment by individuals who are not medical practitioners; therefore, adequate directions for use cannot be written so that a layperson can use these drugs safely for their intended purposes. Thus, these drugs are misbranded… in that their labeling fails to bear adequate directions for use. The introduction of a misbranded drug into interstate commerce is a violation …

The violations cited in this letter are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of violations that exist in connection with your products…”

Deceptive Claims

Here is a list of some false and misleading claims made by Plexus.

  • When they claimed they were in partnership with the American Cancer Society, they were immediately told to stop using their name.
  • That their breast check kit was recommended by doctors and nurses, yet no names were mentioned on their website.
  • That their product was featured on The Doctor’s, but a spokesperson for the program told that the audience are told that an appearance on the show “does not constitute a recommendation or an endorsement.”
  • That the kit has FDA approval, yet the disclaimer These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease” is scattered throughout their website.
  • They claim the product is clinically proven, but no references or additional information is provided nor can any information be found on general databases for published medical research, including PubMed and Google Scholar.

“When it comes to taking supplements for weight loss or anything else… You don’t really know what you’re getting… It will work for a little bit because when you’re taking it, you’re not eating as many calories. That’s usually part of the plan. It’s something that’s not sustainable. And the weight comes back and then everyone’s looking for the next product,” Dr. Besser said.

Since Plexus isn’t regulated by the FDA, they don’t have to prove anything to sell their products, but they failed to adhere to FDA guidelines according to government officials.

Dr. Besser said, “It’s a fine line that these companies walk and they many times step over that line and say this will treat colds, treat heart disease, boost your immune system. They can’t do that. They can’t say those things.”-

Plexus Complaints

“…I just want to tell you what my body felt and my real opinion and review of the product…we ate pretty bad from the move and trying to save money and time so eating the non-organic, icky processed foods was what we did…the website was crazy messed up. I … planned to get the tri pack… it wouldn’t let me, the only thing I could put in my cart was the bio cleanse… After the order went through I got an email with order conf number and that was it. I couldn’t see my account, all the website did was let me see what else I could buy. ..then the ambassador that I ordered from asked how it was going. I said I it wasn’t lol because I didn’t get the product. She said it was dropped in my mailbox on wed, I think it was Friday when she wrote me… so I called plexus. I was irritated because I couldn’t see what she could see and I HATE calling customer service for anything! … the CS rep informed me it was dropped off and that since I was an ambassador they would love to help me… Wait? What? I did NOT sign up to be an ambassador! … I said… take me off the ambassador list…so I was not going to be charged for within the next 30 days, and refund my money. She was polite, helped me and sent my money back. Well 3 days after all this, I got it in the mail…

This product was awful!!! I was in so much pain, not just my stomach, everywhere!! My stomach was bloated, I hurt everywhere, and it was not “cleaning” me out. I was more tired than after having Titus and keeping up with the other three kids the first few weeks. It was awful, I was exhausted (this was the worst part for me, being extremely fatigued) pained, and started getting numbness in my limbs. I got scared and didn’t even think the correlation was with this miracle product I was told about. I wasn’t warned, in fact I was told it would make me regular and help with energy! I didn’t want it for weight loss at all, just to help clean out my “toxins” and give me more energy/keep me regular. So anyways, I took them religiously for 5 days, it was ok the first day then the second day I was a little uncomfortable then the 3rd day was when it hit me hard! It was the worst feeling in the world then I realized maybe it’s the supplement?!?! I took it one more day felt worse and then the last day (day 5) I said enough is enough, I’m not taking it the next day. Sure enough, I felt a little better, well 3 days after stopping (today) was the first day I felt back to my old self again. It was scary I thought I was really bad deficient in a vitamin or was getting really sick. It was awful…!!!!

…Do we know if the organic materials they are using are what they are actually using in the products? I’m going to stick with what I know will always work and continue to work. Exercising and eating healthy balanced meals.”-K.H.

“…Within a week after signing up as a Ambassador I received and tried my products and came very close to running to the hospital most likely from… Accelerator. That morning I drank a slim drink and took 2 capsules …. My heart-rate was over 140 I started to get really scared. I called the company and they said they do not know why this would happen and said I should ask a pharmacist to ask what was in the product that would cause my heart to be that high. If anyone takes this product please be careful. I have read several reviews … I am not the only one this has happened to. The next day I canceled my membership asked for a refund. It took almost a month to receive an email that the membership was canceled and I still have not received the membership fee returned.”-J.C.

“… I never received any benefit from the products, although I heard from others that they did… I canceled the Ambassador membership and I was advised that I would receive a refund…in May and I had to call back a month later and they again told me that I would receive a refund. Now it is the end of July and I haven’t received a refund so I reached out again. They have transferred me several times on the phone, without even telling me they were transferring me. I asked to speak to someone who could refund the money to me and I was asked to hold and it’s now been over 19 minutes… Horrible customer service for an overpriced item. I would recommend staying away from this company.”-H.B.

Plexus WorldWide Pros and Cons


  • Low start up costs if comparing to starting a brick and mortar business
  • Supervisors make money for developing, retaining and managing their distributors and for their sales of the product.
  • The advice they give is decent. They ask you to eat clean, exercise and drink lots of water while taking Plexus products.

What Makes Plexus A Pyramid Scheme

  • According to FTC guidelines, Plexus is running more of a pyramid scheme rather than a legitimate MLM company. It can take several years for the FTC to shut a pyramid scheme down, giving the owners years to deceive and scam people.
  • According to the 2015 Plexus income disclosure statement, 96.88% of all ambassadors are making less than $5,000 per year with the majority of them making only $417.

Plexus Annual Ambassador Income

  • “The average annual commission made by Plexus Ambassadors (Ambassador–Diamond ranks) in 2015 was $1,885.99, and the median annual commission made by Plexus Ambassadors (Ambassador–Diamond ranks) in 2015 was $213.23.”Plexus Compensation Plan
  • You’re paying $1380 per year or $115 per month to stay qualified at the base level for overpriced, dangerous and chemical ridden products that have been banned in Australia and Canada.
  • There are several complaints in the BBB’s website of Plexus charging the credit cards and bank accounts for fees, unauthorized credit card charges and sale of products including of those that left the company.

Plexus BBB complaints

  • If you don’t qualify you get demoted.
  • They practically force you to supersize your order if you tell them that it’s not working. What happened with just needing the Slim and Accelerator?
  • Numerous people said that they gained weight after taking Plexus Accelerator.
  • Since anyone can be a Plexus Ambassador, you will be competing against everyone.

You don’t control your business. You lose everything if the FDA or the FTC shuts down Plexus. If they decide to increase the price of their products, you will have a harder time trying to sell. As an independent distributor,  you can get terminated like any employee.

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Popular Plexus Products


Plexus Slim (30 Day Supply) = $84.95

Plexus Accelerator+ (30 day supply) = $39.95

Plexus Slim and Accelerator+ combo (30 day supply) = $114.95/month

7 stick-packs of Plexus Slim + 7 capsules of Accelerator+ = $29.95

Bio Cleanse 180ct = $39.95

X Factor = $39.95

These chemical ridden products are costly because they have to pay their ambassadors.

Product Claims

Plexus Slim– weight loss shake with only 10 calories mainly consisting of chromium, green coffee bean and garcinia cambogia.

Accelerator- It speeds up your weight loss and helps boost your metabolism to increase your energy. It has all natural caffeine and not recommended for people with high blood pressure or heart conditions.

BioCleanse- oxygenates your blood and energizes your body. It detoxifies and cleanses the arteries and the gastrointestinal tract from the toxins that we breath, eat, spray and rub on. It also neutralizes the acidic conditions that promotes pathogens and enhances collagen production.

ProBio5-  A probiotic that kills candida that causes headaches, tiredness, and sleeplessness.

X Factor- A multivitamin with high quality aloe vera.

Chronic pain products

Plexus Ease Cream- a temporary instant relief from fibromyalgia and arthritic pain

Plexus Ease Capsules– works from the inside out to reduce knot and pain. Its main ingredient is from the green lip mussel founded in New Zealand that has lipernole derived from shellfish.

Plexus Nerve – reduces nerve discomfort.

Potentially Dangerous, Low Quality and Unproven Ingredients Found In Plexus Products

Lead Plexus deliberately exposed people to lead in Plexus Block, Fast Relief and P96! According to the Mayo Clinic, even a tiny amount of lead can cause health issues including stomach pain, fatigue, vomiting and irritability. When poisonous and toxic metal lead builds up in the body, it leads to lead poisoning which is a serious and sometimes fatal condition. Even though it’s treated with chelation therapy and EDTA, the damage can’t be reversed.

Chlorogenic acid/green coffee bean extract-  Several controlled trials in humans show that green coffee bean extract can lead to significant weight loss; however, these studies were small and some of them were industry sponsored.

Since it isn’t scientifically proven to help people lose weight, the FTC fined Applied Food Sciences, Pure Green Coffee, and Lindsey Duncan for making deceptive claims.  

Companies were also marketing with deceitful websites that resembled legitimate news sites and popular health magazines.

Dr. Oz was still defending his endorsement when he appeared before the Congressional Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance to explain why his popular show evolved into an infomercial for questionable products.

“Senator McCaskill stated that the ‘scientific community is almost monolithic against you in terms of the efficacy of the three products that you call miracles’.”- Wikipedia

Since green coffee contains caffeine, it’s not safe for women that are pregnant or breastfeeding. It also has high levels of homocysteine, make anxiety; bleeding disorders and diarrhea worse, change blood sugar levels, and increase blood pressure. Also, if you have osteoporosis, you shouldn’t take more than 300 mg of caffeine per day. Exactly how much chlorogenic acid and caffeine is found in Plexus is unknown.

“ Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.”- WebMD

Garcinia Cambogia (Citrin K) Most studies reveal that it is not at all effective in terms of overall weight loss nor in terms of any of its other claims.

“But actual weight loss results aren’t impressive. A review published in the Journal of Obesity found that people who took garcinia cambogia in studies lost about 2 pounds more than people who didn’t take it.”

They didn’t even know if their weight loss was because of the supplement or from the lower-calorie diet and exercise programs. – WebMD

Garcinia cambogia can help control your blood sugar and lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and raise HDL (good) cholesterol, but you shouldn’t take it with your medication.

Higenamine– a stimulant that’s been linked to harmful side effects. There’s also insufficient evidence that it helps with weight loss

“Higenamine is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when taken by mouth. The purified or extracted chemical higenamine has not been studied in people. Therefore, its safety is not clear. However, higenamine is one of the main chemicals in a plant called aconite. Aconite has been shown to cause serious heart-related side effects including arrhythmias and even death. These side effects from aconite ingestions may, in part, be caused by the higenamine chemical.”WebMd

Hordenine- another dangerous stimulant that has been shown to cause increased blood pressure and negatively affects the cardiovascular, respiratory and nervous systems.

Chromium– Plexus Slim also contains higher levels of chromium than ever before. Since chromium lowers the blood sugar and decreases energy levels, it poses a threat to your health in the long term. It has also been found ineffective at lowering blood sugar in some studies.

Natural Flavors- Food chemists and companies can add anything they want in their products that are supposedly safe including excitotoxins like MSG which cause your taste buds to keep craving more food. Excitotoxins can cause alzheimer’s, parkinson’s disease, obesity, migraines, fatigue and depression.

Silicon Dioxide– Also known as silica, it’s an additive used as an anticaking agent not exceeding more than 2% of the foods weight to be considered safe. Since it’s not occurring naturally, it is of concern. According to, heavy exposure to silica linked to a number of deaths related to respiratory diseases, lung cancer, cardiovascular and immune diseases. While most substances are not harmful to your body, they change your body’s alkalinity, making you more acidic and unable to fight disease, repair cells, and remove free radicals/toxins more effectively.

Folic Acid- a synthetic that has been linked to cancer.

“Indeed, many scientists have grown increasingly concerned about mounting research — including a study published last winter in the Journal of the American Medical Association — suggesting that all the extra folic acid might increase your odds of developing cancer…The more we learn about folic acid, the more it’s clear that giving it to everyone has very real risks,” says folic acid researcher David Smith, PhD, a professor of pharmacology at the University of Oxford in England.

“…If there’s a nutrient it’s easy to overdose on, it’s folic acid. The vitamin is all around us, slipped into the cereal we eat for breakfast, the bread we eat for lunch, the energy bars we snack on, and the supplements that over one-third of us take regularly.”NBC news  

Women are supposed to get 400 mcg a day, the amount that protects fetuses.

Plexus accelerator plus folic acid

Alpha Lipoic Acid- According to WebMd, research suggests that taking 1800 mg of alpha-lipoic acid daily for 20 weeks reduces body weight in people who are overweight.

Alpha lipoic acid is found in the Plexus Slim blend; however, the blend is only 530 mg with green coffee extract and garcinia cambogia making up the majority of it since they are listed first.

Plexus Slim Blend Ingredients Alpha Lipoic Acid

Luo Han Go (Lo Han Extract) a sweetener that Plexus doesn’t state what extract of  Lo Han they use.

Stevia- a commercial sweetener. It’s very common in sugar replacement pills.

Consuming highly refined stevia can lead to feelings of nausea, a false sensation of fullness, irritation in your stomach, bloating, decreased appetite, aching and sore muscles, and feeling of numbness and dizziness when standing up or moving.

“ It can also lead to an adverse reaction if it is consumed with certain medications. Ingesting stevia and lithium is not recommended as stevia can cause your body to retain higher amounts of the drug. As well, stevia is not recommended if you are taking medication to treat diabetes. Some studies suggest that diabetes medication and stevia, when taken together, can cause hypoglycemia, a drop in blood sugar levels. In a similar way, research suggests stevia may cause a drop in blood pressure for people taking blood pressure medication. If you’re taking any of these medications, check with your healthcare provider before using stevia.”- LiveStrong

If you experience these symptoms only mildly, stop taking stevia, and speak with a doctor if the symptoms do not stop shortly.

Stevia is not recommended for women who are breastfeeding, as the sweetener is not currently approved for infant consumption.

Whey protein-The overview of their Plexus 96 chocolate states that it’s made from high quality protein and that it’s non gmo; however unlike Tera’s Simply Pure Organic Dark Chocolate Whey Protein their product has 20 grams of whey protein, it’s certified organic by MOSA, ethically sourced from family farms in Wisconsin, grass fed, rBGH/rBST Free, non gmo, kosher, and blended with fair trade certified dark chocolate.

Non organic whey protein comes from concentrated animal feeding operations where animals are not on pasture and cows are not eating their natural food grass, but instead eating corn and soy – two of the most highest genetically modified crops that cause infections and raises the omega-6 fatty acids while lowering the healthy omega-3 fatty acids (making the whey more inflammatory). More recently, farmers got caught feeding cows defective skittles!-

As if GMO corn isn’t bad enough, candy filled with GMOs, artificial colors, and sugar is even worse.

Maltodextrin- a processed food additive, usually derived from GMO corn or wheat and possible it’s not gluten-free. It has similar side effects and health risks as most food additives including allergic reactions, unexplained weight gain, bloating and flatulence.

Citric Acid- An additive derived from GMO (genetically modified organisms) that are formed when a gene from one species is moved to another, creating something inexistent to nature. They are bad for your body, the community, farmers and the environment. For eight reasons why GMO’s are bad for you, visit

PolydextroseA common type of soluble fiber that suppresses appetite, but it might cause severe gas and bloating.

Guar Gum- Also known to cause stomach issues like bloating and gas in people who have sensitive digestive systems

Soy Lecithin-  “The most important side effect is that if you have a serious soy allergy, you should avoid all products which contain it. Here are the main soy lecithin side effects to be aware of:

  1. Gastrointestinal problems like diarrhea
  2. Changes in weight (loss and gain)
  3. Loss of appetite
  4. Skin rashes
  5. Nausea, dizziness, vomiting and confusion
  6. Low blood pressure (which is just as dangerous as high blood pressure)
  7. Blurred vision and occasional fainting

Now, these side effects sound severe – and some of them are – but it is worth remembering that they are almost all as a result of pesticides and chemicals applied to many soy crops. If you choose a good source of soy lecithin, you should have no problem with any of these side effects.”- VitGuide

Omega 3- Plexus MegaX consists of plant based omega 3’s.

Plexus Mega X


DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) and EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid have been proved to treat and prevent cardiovascular disease, essential fatty acid deficiency in infancy (retinal and brain development), preventing premature delivery, cancer (breast, colon, and prostate), autoimmune disorders, crohn’s disease, mild hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis and parkinson’s disease- not ALA (Alpha-Linolenic Acid) which is what plant based omegas are rich in.

“ALA converts inside your body to DHA and EPA, but at such a low ratio as to be rendered virtually inconsequential. Less than 5% of ALA is transformed into EPA, and less than 0.5% into DHA! And consuming large amounts of ALA won’t make up for this low conversion ratio. Plant-based omega sources also require adequate levels of zinc, iron, and pyridoxine for conversion, and deficiency in one or more of these nutrients is common, especially among vegans/vegetarians.

Animal-based omegas, such as fish, fish oil, cod liver oil, and krill oil, however, contain copious amounts of DHA and EPA…no conversion required! Adding wild-caught, coldwater fish to your diet can help ensure omega-3 intake. You can also supplement with fish oil or krill oil. Krill oil has 48 times the antioxidant potency of fish oil, and also contains astaxanthin, an antioxidant that increases your body’s absorption of DHA and EPA.”-Underground Health Reporter

Removed Ingredients

Hoodia gordonii (oxypregnane steroidal glycoside)- Another miracle ingredient lacking scientific evidence that it’s effective in weight loss and has been found to have very serious adverse effects by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and Unilever-  two clinical experts.

“ Goen Technologies Corporation’s TrimSpa unit began marketing it under the brand name X32 with celebrity spokesperson Anna Nicole Smith, though the FDA has notified Trimspa in a Warning Letter that it has not demonstrated that claims for their product are scientifically supportable…”- Wikipedia

It’s highly unlikely that it contains real hoodia because there’s a limited supply of hoodia and illegal to export it from Africa for weight loss supplements.

Grape Skin Extract- According to WebMd, grape skin extract is effective for poor circulation and eye stress, but it’s possible ineffective for weight loss and more evidence is needed for it to treat a wide variety of diseases including heart disease, high cholesterol and blood pressure and chronic fatigue syndrome.- WebMD

Plexus Products Dangerous and Unpleasant Side Effects

Get ready to not feel so slim or healthy while taking this weight loss supplement with its unpleasant side effects including liver damage, racing heart, chest pain, lethargy, severe constipation, excess gas, dehydration, nausea, heartburn, headaches, nervousness, shakiness, man boobs, dizziness.

Plexus At A Final Glance…

At the end of the day, Plexus might be here for now, but it’s built on selling false dreams to vulnerable hard working people who are solely looking to make a better life for their families. You can get cheaper products at small companies, herbal stores, and/or online. You don’t need their overpriced, dangerous and toxic products full of dangerous stimulants, appetite suppressants, mystery whey, potentially gmo soy, denature protein, inferior omega-3, synthetic folate and synthetic sweeteners. Weight loss comes naturally when you make eating healthy, drinking plenty of purified water and exercising a habit. Plexus is a product based pyramid scheme and nobody should waste their time, energy, or money into it because it’s not a sustainable company and could someday collapse and be shut down by the FTC.

Stay away from this company as a distributor and don’t consume their pink poison,

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Four Corners Alliance Group- Will It Make You Wealthy?

Product Name: Four Corners Alliance Group  Four Corners Alliance Group

Overall Ranking: 1 out of 5

Price: $18, $25, $60, $150, $300

Owner: David Harrison


We’re talking about an EXPLOSIVE wealth opportunity for a tiny investment, along with a safe and secure worldwide money in and money out option. This means weekly payouts like clockwork (and in some cases within 24 hours!)

Can you really fill up the matrix and become filthy rich?

What Is Four Corners Alliance Group?

Based out of Las Vegas, Nevada, Four Corners Alliance Group also known as 4Corners is a three year old multi-level marketing company and it’s a subsidiary of Cornerstone Alliance Group LLC. They focus on selling financial and online business education products and services.

For some odd reason, the Nevada Secretary of State website states Ian D. Harrison (David)? and James Yarbrough (Jim)? as sole company officers for Cornerstone Alliance LLC.

Four Corners Alliance Group Nevada Secreary of State

The Nevada Secretary of State website states Ian D. Harrison and James Yarbrough as sole company officers for Cornerstone Alliance LLC.

Four Corners Alliance Group claims that they have the best money making opportunity in the world with elite products, reliable support, massive potential, and an opportunity to become wealthy for a tiny investment.

About The Founder and CEO, David Harrison

With his past retail and technical background, it’s no wonder David Harrison quickly became a successful Herbalife distributor. He became an avid student of anything related to internet marketing. As the the head of the Technical Department of other network marketing companies, he realized that failure for them was inevitable due to their lack of business skills and decided to start his own scheme, Four Corners Alliance Group.

Before Four Corners Alliance Group, David was one of the business partners of Longetivity7- also an MLM scheme that sold a six part home study course with worthless products, but some of them being up to $3,000! He brought in one of his business partners- Jim Yarbrough from Longetivity to Four Corners.

The Reality

Four Corners Alliance Group is using cheap private label rights content to hide that they’re running a product-based pyramid scheme. An affiliate must own all of Four Corners Alliance Group’s products and services to be able to earn commissions on them and this is the main reason why products are being bought.

Selling private label rights content is a legit business model, but not when it’s tied to a scheme.

The Pros Vs Cons of Four Corners Alliance Group


  • It’s a low initial fee, but you will have to spend hundreds more to qualify for all the commissions.
  • They pay every Tuesday and you get paid even faster with DirectPay Express.

Four Corners Alliance Group Red Flags

  • They have been in business since 2013 and they still don’t have sufficient information on their income disclosure to prove that they can make you wealthy.
Four Corners Alliance Group Income Disclosure

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  • Their overpriced products can be found cheaper or free elsewhere.
  • Some of the products are “optional” to buy, you but you must own all of the products or you will lose out on commissions.
  • To remain an “active qualified affiliate” so you can get paid, you need to buy or sell a minimum pv (personal sales volume) of $10 pv every 180 days.
  • They have a very limited three day refund policy and they will just reimburse your enrollment and initial monthly membership fee.

Who Is Four Corners Alliance Group Really For?

Four Corners Alliance Group is for anyone worldwide over the age of 18 with the exception of a few countries.

However, if you didn’t get in early, don’t have a huge mailing list of prospects, or have any marketing skills, it’s unlikely you will make that six figure income they claim.

There’s More Fees To Come In Four Corners Alliance Group

Similar to most of the multi-level-marketing programs out there, Four Corner Alliance consists of a product hierarchy. Here are the products and a brief description.

Financial Education Set

32 financial education, mindset and motivation books that are distributed through 6 purchase levels. Remember that to purchase the top level books, you must be owner of all the products in all of the previous levels. The prices range from $10 all the way up to $300 when all these ebooks are available elsewhere for a lot less. If you can’t  find the exact ebook, you can find affordable books with great ratings covering the same information. Here’s some that I found on Amazon:

Four Corners Alliance Group Forex and Bitcoin

And here’s a book that I saw on Level 5 of Four Corners Alliance available for FREE!

Four Corners Alliance Group The Dow Theory

The Dow Theory is free!

Monthly Newsletter Subscription

Along with the products, members have the option to subscribe to a monthly newsletter covering topics on precious metals, market movers, foreign markets, and lifestyle opportunities along with a live interactive conference call. The newsletter is $29.95 per month. Why pay for it when you can get it for free? Here’s a free precious metal market news subscription and here’s free information on US market movers.

Starien Digital Marketing Academy

At $29.95 per month, the academy is Internet marketing training videos to help you start a successful online business. My #1 recommended internet marketing training  has everything you need to start a successful online business including hosting all for just $30 to $47 a month!

Product Commissions

Four Corners alliance group has a 4×6 matrix compensation plan and pay commissions on affiliate purchases on one of their six levels:

  • Levels 1 and 2 are $10
  • Level 3 is $25
  • Level 4 is $60
  • Level 5 is $150
  • Level 6 is $300

Due to the forced matrix, affiliates are limited to the amount of commissions they can earn per level.

four corners alliance group compensation plan

My Final Opinion of Four Corners Alliance Group

Four Corners Alliance group is another product based pyramid scheme where the affiliates are just buying the products to unlock a matrix level and be able to earn commissions on it. They use their products to make it seem like they’re legit, but the newsletter fee is nothing more than a way to keep commissions rolling each month.

It may seem like a very affordable online business opportunity at first only to find out you will need to fork out hundreds of dollars more to be able to earn on all the commission levels. They say that is just $18 but out of your commissions or not, you’re still paying for their overpriced products; especially because you will have to purchase them yourself since there won’t be much customer demand. If you take away the compensation plan, affiliates probably wouldn’t be spending hundreds of dollars for ebooks, making this a product based pyramid scheme.

Instead of being involved in a company that is bound to collapse, I recommend you start an online business based on your passion with the most powerful, most helpful, and the only all inclusive training platform you need in the internet/affiliate marketing world in the industry for under $50 per month.

Four Corners Alliance Group,  Just Another Pyramid

Product Name: Four Corners Alliance Group

Overall Ranking: 1 out of 5 stars

Price: $18, $25, $60, $150, $300

Owners: David Harrison – C.E.O.


If you have any experience with Four Corners Alliance Group and would like to share your thoughts and opinions, I would love to hear about it. Please leave any comments or questions below.

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6 Simple Steps To Selling Art Online- Stand Out Amongst The Other Artists

Sell Art Online

Many aspiring artists battle to sell their fine pieces of art online- I bet you have you have heard of the saying “the starving artist”. If only you had an eyeful website, a loyal following and some decent knowledge on how to drive loads of traffic, you would have a very competitive advantage. The fact that you can have a lot more people that are ready with their cash at hand in a website than you could ever get from a room should get you really excited.

You’ll instantly get rid of all the local barriers; thus selling your art to becoming a thriving artist becomes exponentially painless. Get ready to relax because you won’t have to attend anymore art shows and could stop paying studios. On top of that, you’ll have the ability to directly connect with individuals throughout the world. From marketing yourself, creating your first website and advancing in your business, here are six simple steps to selling your art online.

6 Simple Steps To Selling Your Art Online.

1. Market Yourself First.

In your Twitter profile, emphasize your most impressive qualities of your background, passion, originality, and rationale for being an artist to build trust. After that, keep your followers up to date with new paintings, thoughts, and newsworthy information.

Make sure you upload awesome pictures! They are really worth a thousand words and there’s no second chance to make a first impression. Show all the details and be willing to demonstrate multiple shots of your art using different lighting and positions.

It’s also imperative that you license your art with a watermark to help you out legally if you ever need it.

Make your Facebook profile public. You can also upload photos of you receiving prestigious awards, information about your art, and critiques.

Lastly, take time to educate yourself about the promotional strategies of other artist and be mindful of what’s working for them. Bookmark their website so you can keep up to date on how they’re doing.

2. Join Prosperous Websites That Sell Art.

Sell Your Art Online

Consider selling your art on ArtFire, ArtistRising,  ArtPal,  ArtPlode, Etsy, eBay, Amazon, CafePress, and Craigslist.

Carefully read the terms and conditions to make sure you know everything that is relevant to your sales.

Step 3. Create Your Online Art Gallery (a website).

Not only will you use it to sell your art, it will serve as another important medium to interact and chat with people. As time goes on, you’ll eventually become an authority.

On your website state the costs for each of your art pieces, contact information, and a secure method for accepting payments.

I know of a community where you can built impressive fully functional websites for FREE along with step- by-step training and help you with your art promotions whenever you need it. In just a few minutes from now, you can have a website like this that’s ready to sell your art!

Natasha Wescoat Art Website

Natasha Wescoat Art Website

Are you anxious to create your own website? Name your website below to get started (It could be your name or a pseudonym or one that’s simple and memorable). Don’t use capital letters or spaces.

Step 4. Bringing Exposure To Your Art.

Monal Lisa

There are 2 billion people online and the numbers keep on growing. You could have amazing art, but if nobody sees it, you won’t make a dime which means you don’t have an actual business. That’s why it’s so important that you know how to drive lots of free and paid traffic to your website so you can have massive exposure to your art.

The great news is that often times many people will buy artwork that they observed in person and then go online to purchase that particular type of art. That’s why artist that don’t have an online presence are really missing out.

Step 5. Start A Mailing List.

Once you have traffic, you’re ready to start a mailing list. Send out professional  lovable emails with an organized portfolio of your most recent work in a PDF. This can really create a viral effect as your customers start sharing your work and so forth and so on.

Make sure they can unsubscribe so you can keep the ones who are genuinely interested in your work.

Step 6. Advancing In Your Online Art Business

Imagine having thousands of marketing experts within a helpful community ready to help you anytime and everyday? You will never feel stuck ever again.

Remember, Rome wasn’t built in one day and neither will your business. Like a house, it needs a strong solid foundation. This is what will set you up for success.

Do You Have Any Questions About Selling Art Online?

If you do, don’t be reluctant to ask or let me know if you need anything in the comments section below and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

I would love nothing more than to help you get started with your own website and see it blossom.

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Paid Social Media Jobs Scam – Why You Won’t Make A Living Messing Around On Facebook

Name: Paid Social Media Jobs                                                        Paid Social Media Jobs
Price: $47+ $77/month
Owner: Unkown
Overall Rank: 1 out of 5 Stars

What Is Paid Social Media Jobs?

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Neurs Review- Is This A Ponzi Scheme?

Name: Neurs                                                                                   neurs
Price: $69 monthly Pro, $499 quarterly Pro Elite
Owner: Frank J. Codina, Co-Founder & CEO
Overall Rank: 1 out of 5 Stars

“Over the next few years Neurs will be operating in over one hundred countries, helping millions of people worldwide realize their dream of business ownership.
We will be the premier service connecting aspiring entrepreneurs and business providers worldwide. And our name will by synonymous with internet giants like Facebook, LinkedIn and Groupon. Hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue will be generated. The question is, how much of that do you want to earn?”- Neurs

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Ipas 2 System Review- Will It Make You Rich?

Name: Ipas 2 System                                                         Ipas 2 System
Price: $7 for a 7 day trial, $47 per month + upsells
Owners: Chris Jones and Chris Campbell
Overall Rank: 1 out of 5 Stars

Ipas 2 System, Product Overview

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What Is ACN All About?- Don’t Fall For The Hype

“No cap to your income. You can make as much money What is ACN as you’re willing to work for. Wooh! That’s awesome, that is unbelievable! Think about it, where can an uneducated housewife with no skills, no degree, no nothing, no confidence, where else can somebody like that go in and make millions of dollars?

You know, look I gotta tell you, I’m not kidding you, it’s overwhelming the money you can make here. It is overwhelming. You start thinking stupid stuff like this I mean when once a month you get this massive check and then four times a month you get this other checks that were bigger than I’ve seen my husband make in a year in some years… so I’m looking at this am I’m like you start thinking crazy things like this, Do you really deserve all this? I mean, come on, Do you really deserve all this? And then you slap yourself up and go heck yea I do!” Continue reading