It's interesting how the scams just repeating themselves, albeit with a different audience.
Recently, when the Brazilian courts issued an injunction / cease and desist order against TelexFree, the various Brazilian affiliates started touting that TelexFree is a US company with a dozen year history.
Here's one example:
Yes, the corp search is real, but you need to read the WHOLE history... Like there are TWO TelexFree companies...
So where is this first one? Type in the address given: 4705 S. DURANGE DR., #100-J51, LAS VEGAS, NV 89147 USA into Google, and you get a mini-mart with mailboxes:
#100 is the mini-mart, and J51 is the mailbox number inside. You can zoom in on the streetview and you can see the Beauty Store is #110, and to its right is #115. So there's no doubt Minimart is #100. This is just a mailbox.
What about the other address? 225 CEDAR HILL ST SUITE 200, MARLBOROUGH, MA 01752 USA
This is even more deceptive. This is a VIRTUAL OFFICE provided by Regus. What's Regus? They rent office buildings and rent out offices, mailboxes, and "receptionists" by the hour or by the call. In other words, they let small companies look big and professional (and make scammers look legitimate). Here's their own webpage about this specific location:
Okay, you ask, but how do I know that this is a virtual office, as compared to business center, lounge, meeting room, etc. ?
By the suite number, of course. Suite 200 is the "default", the Regus office suite that they use for everybody who don't have a separate physical space. if TelexFree did have a actual office at that location, they would have gotten their own suite number, not the default 200.
In other words, here's the undeniable truth:
There is no real TelexFree office in the US. There are ONLY TWO MAILBOXES.
That doesn't stop Brazilians from parading this photo of James Merrill standing in front of a building he probably doesn't even rent an office in though...
They rent ONE office, or even a VIRTUAL office, and they pretend they own the entire building.
That's fraud, folks. Just like TVI Express fans made up **** about how they're in London, and paraded the whole building that TVI Express just rent a mailbox out of.
What utter... bollocks.