Did iFreeX ‘Program’ Pirate T-Mobile’s Branding Material?

Did iFreeX 'Program' Pirate T-Mobile's Branding Material?

T-Mobile told the PP Blog today that it was looking into a situation in which images of Carly Foulkes appear to have made their way into a promo for iFreeX, an emerging “program” that became the subject of a scam warning by Massachusetts Commonwealth Secretary William Galvin yesterday. Foulkes, a Canadian model, is known colloquially […]

BULLETIN: Zeek Receiver Issues More Than 90,000 Checks

BULLETIN: Zeek Receiver Issues More Than 90,000 Checks

BULLETIN: Kenneth D. Bell, the court-appointed receiver in the Zeek Rewards pyramid- and Ponzi-scheme case, says he has issued and mailed 90,297 checks “to Affiliates that hold Allowed Claims as their first interim, partial distribution.” The SEC has decribed Zeek as a fraud scheme that gathered hundreds of millions of dollars. The first round of […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Massachusetts Issues Warning On 'IFreeX' Scheme; 'iFreex Appears To Be Nothing More Than A Rebranded TelexFREE Fraud For Mobile Phones'

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Massachusetts Issues Warning On ‘IFreeX’ Scheme; ‘iFreex Appears To Be Nothing More Than A Rebranded TelexFREE Fraud For Mobile Phones’

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Massachusetts Commonwealth Secretary William Galvin has issued a warning on an emerging scheme known as “IFreeX.” Like TelexFree before it, IFreeX is being pitched by two-time SEC pyramid-scheme defendant Sann Rodrigues and is being targeted at the Brazilian community. Rodrigues also is known as Sanderley Rodrigues de Vasconcelos, and individuals […]

BehindMLM.com Offline

BehindMLM.com Offline

UPDATED 3:21 A.M. EDT SEPT. 30 U.S.A. The PP Blog is aware that BehindMLM.com, the popular review site that covers multilevel marketing and fraud schemes within the sphere, is offline. The precise reason why is unclear at this time. BehindMLM.com reported Sept. 26 that it had received a DMCA takedown notice from Faith Sloan, an […]

SPECIAL REPORT: eAdGear 'Program' Allegedly Traded Falsely On Names Of Famous Companies And Brands; SEC Contacted Google, Yahoo, Target, Victoria's Secret (And More) To Refute Claims; Separately, 'Bossteam' Enterprise In Canada Operated In Similar Fashion, Records Show

SPECIAL REPORT: eAdGear ‘Program’ Allegedly Traded Falsely On Names Of Famous Companies And Brands; SEC Contacted Google, Yahoo, Target, Victoria’s Secret (And More) To Refute Claims; Separately, ‘Bossteam’ Enterprise In Canada Operated In Similar Fashion, Records Show

EDITOR’S NOTE: eAdGear, which had entities in California and Hong Kong, “primarily” targeted “investors in the U.S., China, and Taiwan” and gathered $129 million in a combined pyramid- and Ponzi scheme that engaged in brand-leeching, the SEC alleged last week. An MLM scam known as WCM777, which allegedly gathered more than $80 million, also engaged […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: SEC Charges eAdGear, Alleging $129 Million Pyramid- And Ponzi Scheme

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: SEC Charges eAdGear, Alleging $129 Million Pyramid- And Ponzi Scheme

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: (12th Update 1:28 p.m. EDT U.S.A.) The SEC has gone to federal court in San Francisco, alleging that the eAdGear “program” was a pyramid- and Ponzi scheme that gathered $129 million. The action against eAdGear is the second major pyramid-scheme prosecution announced by the SEC this week. The SEC has […]

TelexFree Website Will Not Load

TelexFree Website Will Not Load

EDITOR’S NOTE ADDED 1:32 P.M. EDT SEPT. 28 U.S.A. TelexFree.com appears to be back online. At this time, why the landing page wouldn’t load remains a mystery. Our earlier story is below . . . The website of TelexFree, alleged in April by the SEC and the Massachusetts Securities Division to have operated a billion-dollar […]

ANOTHER MLM PR DISASTER: Zhunrize, Alleged Worldwide Pyramid Scheme That Gathered $105 Million, Was Presented As A 'Plan B'

ANOTHER MLM PR DISASTER: Zhunrize, Alleged Worldwide Pyramid Scheme That Gathered $105 Million, Was Presented As A ‘Plan B’

2ND UPDATE 5:25 P.M. EDT U.S.A. Purported “Plans B” are one of the core signatures of the the MLM HYIP sphere, which is known for incredibly toxic global frauds such as Zeek Rewards and AdSurfDaily. In 2009, an ASD reload scam known as AdViewGlobal was positioned as a “Plan B.” The individual schemes of Zeek […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: SEC Calls Zhunrize MLM Company Worldwide 'Pyramid Scheme' That Gathered More Than $100 Million

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: SEC Calls Zhunrize MLM Company Worldwide ‘Pyramid Scheme’ That Gathered More Than $100 Million

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: (8th Update 6:56 p.m. EDT U.S.A.) The SEC has gone to federal court in the Northern District of Georgia, alleging that the Atlanta-based “Zhunrize” MLM program is a pyramid scheme that operates globally and has gathered $105 million from 77,000 investors. The Zhunrize “program” has been charged with fraud. It […]

BULLETIN: Massachusetts Bank For TelexFree Settles With Securities Division For $3.5 Million; All Settlement Proceeds Will Go To Victims In The State; Bank Will Establish 'Massachusetts Victim Relief Fund'

BULLETIN: Massachusetts Bank For TelexFree Settles With Securities Division For $3.5 Million; All Settlement Proceeds Will Go To Victims In The State; Bank Will Establish ‘Massachusetts Victim Relief Fund’

BULLETIN: (3rd Update 1:34 p.m. EDT U.S.A.) A Massachusetts bank that established accounts for TelexFree and whose president is the brother of alleged TelexFree Ponzi- and pyramid-schemer James Merrill has settled with the Massachusetts Securities Division for $3.5 million. The settlement between MSD and Fidelity Co-operative of Fitchburg means that an escrow account consisting of […]

Small Sampling Of TelexFree 'Net Losers' Paints Picture Of Massive Cash Losses And Potentially Horrifying Loss Of Future Purchasing Power

Small Sampling Of TelexFree ‘Net Losers’ Paints Picture Of Massive Cash Losses And Potentially Horrifying Loss Of Future Purchasing Power

UPDATED 3:33 P.M. EDT SEPT. 22 U.S.A. A small subset of data from 95 self-identified “net losers” in the TelexFree MLM scheme shows that they lost a whopping average of $27,578 each, according to an analysis by the PP Blog of court filings in the TelexFree bankruptcy case. The average could be higher because investment […]