Episode 34: Chelsea Flores and The Story of Zafire Natural Beauty and Wellness
*Content Warning* This story contains the exploitation of minors as young as 16, in a "Student Financial Assistance" scam. Those who are sensitive to stories like this, please use your best judgement before proceeding.
Chelsea Flores was a young woman living in the Philippines, when she heard about a financial assistance scam targeting young students in her area. The opportunity, Zafire Natural Beauty and Wellness, an MLM headed by a narcissistic cult-like leader, looked too good to be true. Although she was not a victim of Zafire, she knew she had to help the students get justice by telling their story on social media, hoping to get anyone's attention. In this bonus episode, we try to make sense of the scam known as Zafire Natural Beauty and Wellness.
After Chelsea contacted me, I reached out to my friend Alanda Carter of the Recovering Hunbot and asked her if she would do a deep dive on the "business" and it's egomaniacal leader while I talked to the victims. The link to her expose can be found in the show notes.
Recovering Hunbot's "Is Michael Medina's Zafire Club & Student Financial Assistance Scamming Innocent People" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVlednxRY8w
Zafire Natural Beauty and Wellness - https://www.facebook.com/ZafireClubOfficial2020/
Zafire Student Financial Assistance Legit ba? Honest Review - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLUkVU9MdFA
Zafire Student Financial Assistance Orientation with Michael Medina - https://www.facebook.com/100937454680100/videos/431323424915900
Strongest typhoon of 2020 slams the Philippines, killing at least 10 - https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/01/asia/philippines-super-typhoon-goni-landfall-intl-hnk/index.html
Zafire Studdent Awareness Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/444710573546612/
Data Privacy Act - https://www.privacy.com.ph/learn-data-privacy-compliance/data-privacy-faqs/
Zafire Reddit- https://www.reddit.com/r/PyramidScamPH/comments/hxpww7/curious_about_zafire/
Zafire is on 24 Oras with English Subtitles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wflo5HDt_rU
Chelsea's Channel "The Story After MLM Control" -https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAb8AUb5o05E4Rmkq5fZk4w
Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS
How can you help?
Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/
Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org
You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/
Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide
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