BehindMLM – what you need to know

BehindMLM Agents of Disinformation. is a false and misleading website, which is basically as a scam. should not be relied upon as a credible source of information, as you’ll discover below… is a website that appears to do reviews on a variety of home business opportunities and network marketing companies. However, as the investigation below has uncovered, their website hosts a ton of inaccurate, outdated, and misleading information that is not credible at all. Likely they are simply part of the Anti-MLM community.

You can real the full report about the shady characters that run the website: by going to: is basically a scam in itself. It works like this. The creators of BehindMLM try and come across as independent journalists covering home business opportunities as well as network marketing companies and news.

However, what they do instead is simply try and paint any business opportunity online as a scam. Basically you’ll find every single business opportunity on BehindMLM. All painted as scams. Even companies that were given awards, certifications and distinctions by the Direct Selling Association are all scams or illegal pyramid scheme’s according to BehindMLM. Even companies that have a Triple AAA+ rating by the Better Business Bureau often are painted as scams by the BehindMLM. Clearly BehindMLM and it’s owners have some serious issues; as is likely the most unprofessional home based business opportunity blog online. None of it’s information should be relied upon as credible. Anything you read on BehindMLM has been fact checked to be found as lies about other online businesses in an vain attempt to build visitor traffic and a following. BehindMLM and it’s founders are now being targeted in a class action law suit to have their website removed. As it’s illegally defaming hundreds of legitimate companies.

So what is the point of all this? Well it’s pretty simple really. It boils down to website traffic. Websites in the home based business realm typically are competing for visitor traffic. The easiest way to get traffic is to just call all your competitors as scams. It’s unfortunate that the web has devolved to this kind of underhanded deceitful business practices, which and it’s founders are doing. BehindMLM is the perfect example of this kind of illegal activity. should clearly be shut down, as it in itself is a full blown scam, ran by very shady individuals as you’ll discover below and in this article, click here:

What’s worse is the website BehindMLM tries to simply act and look like a basic home business review blog. So anyone visiting the website would never even realize that:

a) it’s basically ran by a group of very shady individuals who have no self respect.

b) they simply try and gather visitors details and then use that information to both pitch those prospects their own shady business opportunities, or worse, sell their users information to random 3rd parties. Which they actively do.

Conclusion: BehindMLM is simply NOT a credible source of reviews or data. If you’re a victim of BehindMLM please contact us to be added to our class action law suit against BehindMLM. Although not much can be done against these types of operations, at least they can be exposed and discredited as spreading false and misleading information.

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The Agents of Disinformation and Deceit a website called:

Nov 5, 2020 | Industry News, Reports, Scams

We at The MLM Report are on a sacred mission to enlighten you, our fellow MLM enthusiasts all over the world.

We want to help you form fact-based and unbiased opinions on the MLM industry and everything to do with multilevel marketing. That is the reason why we consciously chose not to sell anything on You will notice that we do not run any adverts or promotions on the website, and most importantly, we do not do any paid reviews. We are self-sufficient, and that helps keep our journalistic integrity safe and sound. is an extortion gang run by the ·so-called· journalists. It looks and acts like a blog that reviews home based businesses. But most of it’s information is lies. Most of the information is gross journalistic malpractice. It been discredited as not a source of actual facts. But instead paints every home based business as a scam in order to simply try and build traffic with Google. If the information on there website was accurate and truthful it would be a valuable source of information. Unfortunately that’s not the case as you’ll discover in our own “review” of this shady website: just below.

Readers of calling it out for its malpractices · Example 1

However, that is not the case with the other MLM news or review websites such as,,, etc. Most of these websites are notorious for blackmailing MLM companies outright and extorting money from them, directly or indirectly. What’s the modus operandi, you ask? Well, from what we have understood so far, it’s a simple yet ruthlessly effective business model.

How Do the MLM Review Websites Such as Operate?

These review websites first lay a trap by publishing a biased and defamatory article on the target MLM brand or company. After that, they populate these blog posts with more derogatory and made-up comments using a dummy and anonymous set of profiles controlled by the same group of people who run the said review website. What happens next is easy for anyone to guess.

Upon seeing the articles, the MLM companies get forced to reach out to the review website. At that point, the so-called journalists running these bogus review websites share their prices with the company for taking down the negative blog posts. If the company dares not to agree with them, the review website continues to barrage its brand with more negative articles in the subsequent weeks or months.

“Take a handful of cow crap and throw it against the barn, and some of it is going to stick, eventually.”

~ Anonymous

In the end, either the company caves in and coughs up the extortion money that these journalistic gangs demand or weather away from the MLM scene. The greediest of these blogs is, of course, It isn’t a genuine online review blog, and people have known it for many years. I have heard the stories of behaving like a rabid dog, going after any and every MLM company until they don’t get their share of the ransom.

The Curious Case of Promoters and other vultures like them have survived for so many years, using many dirty tactics and loopholes available to them. One of the most significant loopholes that they all use to their benefit is staying anonymous on the internet. The editors of is a bunch that has worked hard to keep their real identities hidden from the mainstream. However, these gangsters are getting exposed now.

Readers of calling it out for its malpractices · Example 2

Let’s take a closer look at these lowlife pimps who bring shame to the world of journalism. is an extortion racket set up by a couple of friends called Klaus BARDENHAGEN and Michael TURTON, currently operating out of Taiwan. Klaus Bardenhagen calls himself a freelance journalist from Germany, while Michael Turton is an American who is settled in Taiwan with his wife Sylvia Shih for the last 30 years. In addition to, Michael has also tried his hands at running a political website called The View from Taiwan. The website was dumped in 2018, most likely because Michael Turton could not pressure the Taiwanese polity with his biased articles and was unsuccessful in extorting anything from them.

Michael Turton

Born on April 17, 1963, Michael Turton also teaches English at the Taichung Municipal Taichung Second Senior High School, No. 109, Yingshi Road, North District, Taichung City, Taiwan 404. He is currently living at No. 100, Lane 192, Section 1, Fongsing Road, Tanzih District, Taichung, Taiwan 427. His contact details (as of writing this article) are as given below.



Primary Blog: (the now-defunct or abandoned online extortion scheme called The View from Taiwan).

Interestingly, Michael Turton, the 57-year-old married man, is quite active on the Taiwanese dating scene. I’m not sure if it is his hobby or a means to spend all the ill-gotten money he extorts from the MLM industry, but he certainly has an active account on the Taiwanese dating website, A simple Google search (this link here) will lead you to his online dating profile.

Michael Turton’s dating profile on Taiwan Singles as shown on

Notice how, on his dating profile summary, he proudly mentions that he has lived in Taiwan for the last 30 years. It suggests that this online dating profile of Michael Turton is an active one and that he updates or maintains it regularly. Now think about it for a moment. In what world does an honest man let alone a serious journalist get the time to create and maintain an extramarital dating lifestyle? It can only happen in Michael Turton’s world.

Michael Turton, the 57-year-old married man, posing for his dating website profile

Klaus Bardenhagen

Michael’s partner-in-crime and long-time associate, Klaus Bardenhagen, also operates from Taiwan. We know that he is a German citizen born in the year 1976. He shares the false name of “OZ” with Michael Turton to post their biased articles and comments on Klaus, currently living at No. 102, Hou Kang Street, Shilin District, Tapei, Taiwan 111, has another active base at Haupstrasse 25, Ebersdorf, Germany 27432.

The contact details of Klaus Bardenhagen (as of writing this article) are as given below.

Tel: +886 987 985 070

Facebook: and



Much like Michael Turton, Klaus Bardenhagen is also currently attempting to establish himself as a journalist within Taiwan. The two co-conspirators of are now busy working on a new brand called Taiwan Report. It is a small and obscure YouTube channel that started about a year ago in June 2019 as a political commentary called ‘Current Affairs Taiwan.’

The frontend of the channel gets handled by hosts Michael Turton and Courtney Donovan Smith. Klaus Bardenhagen mostly takes care of the onsite reporting bit of the business. Michael Turton tried his best for over 6-8 months to gain some traction by posing in front of the commentaries. However, he soon realized that it was not working out for the channel.

He and his partners have now taken a new route and remodeled their YouTube channel as a podcast, rebranding it as ‘Taiwan Report.’ Still, the YouTube business has seen little to no growth at all. Today, it has a meager 27k views with close to 200 videos and only a handful of 600+ subscribers. Sad state indeed! You can see the clear difference in their approach from the screenshots given below.

Videos from 2019 · Taiwan Report (Michael’s face plastered all over)

Videos from 2020 · Taiwan Report (Michael’s face missing from the scenes)

Read the full article with photos here:

Glaring Proof of Lies and Deceit Perpetrated by

Before writing this article, I wanted to disbelieve all the complaints I heard about and its promoters. I was a bit partial and open to the idea of giving Michael and Klaus the benefit of the doubt. After all, going against the Ponzi schemes comes with its own set of troubles. We at know it well and have faced threats for writing the truth time and again.

However, when I got to know that a well-known lawyer in Philadelphia is chasing and its founders with a legal action based on concrete proofs, it changed my mind. A full blown class action law suit is now underway against the founders of for the mass defimation of multiple businesses that they’ve engaged in. If you’re business was defamed by BehindMLM please reach out to us to be added to the class action law suit. In the event of a settlement you could be entitled to financial compensation for damages. I felt prompted to do some investigation into the said allegations on and its promoters· activities. I must admit that the journey has been quite an eye-opener so far.

Readers of calling it out for its malpractices · Example 3

The questionable backgrounds of Michael Turton and his buddy Klaus Bardenhagen are already out in the open. The unlawful activities of, their ill-written articles, manufactured and dubious comments and inflated traffic are all stories proven to be correct. Still, there has to be more to it. Is playing the role of a double-edged sword for a select few?

What if was hand in gloves with some of the select MLM players who were willing to pay Michael Turton and Klaus Bardenhagen for a softer approach on their brand, both personal and professional. It is a possibility if you think about it, and if you are like me, who knows where to look, you will find proof of this too.

What’s Next for and Its Promoters?

Based on the information I was able to gather from reliable sources, one thing is for sure, the days of extortion racket seem numbered. From the USA to Timbuktu, the amount of defamation lawsuits filed against today is just increasing day by day. The road ahead for the two extortionists Michael Turton and Klaus Bardenhagen, is a tough one.

The general public has become more aware of what the promoters of stand for and how they play the dirty game of influencing public opinion for or against any MLM company for making some quick money. The slander cases, character assassination, and blackmail involving, Michael Turton, and Klaus Bardenhagen are too far-reaching and devastating.

Many countries’ law enforcement authorities are already working on finding out to what extent Michael and Klaus have damaged the MLM industry. With more and more voices rising against these fraudster journalists, greater truth will turn out in the open, and it will undoubtedly lead to the demise of and similar websites that operate like them.

My investigation to do with the journey of and its promoters and founders, Michael Turton and Klaus Bardenhagen, will continue. I will come back to share more news and findings that I get my hands on as and when that happens. Till then, you be aware of these sharks hiding behind their journalistic front and when researching any new MLM company, stay focused on finding out the truth on your own.

If you are interested in other sources online that have expressed their opinion on and its dodgy, sinister activities against the MLM industry, feel free to check out these links below.

Klaus Bardenhagen · The Blackmailer

The Mastermind Behind Exposed

Klaus Bardenhagen & Michael Turton Biography · The Cowards strongly believes that the growing attempts to hush debate, stifle news and remove information from any public domain must be thwarted at all times, and that all independent media that are free of influence by government or corporate interests are one of the best, if not the only, means of keeping the real discussions alive today. As a part of that, we welcome contributions from anyone, on topics ranging from a general interest in the field of network marketing to major inside scoops of what is really happening in your network marketing company, feel free to submit your article with us. We promise to publish them as long as they meet our publishing guidelines, no matter how controversial they might be.


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