BULLETIN: Gunman Allegedly Targeted Austin Police Department And Other Government Buildings In Overnight Attack In Texas

BULLETIN: Gunman Allegedly Targeted Austin Police Department And Other Government Buildings In Overnight Attack In Texas

BULLETIN: (6th Update 9:51 a.m. ET U.S.A.) A gunman who reportedly targeted the headquarters of the Austin Police Department and other government buildings in an overnight attack in Texas has been shot dead. Austin Assistant Chief Raul Munguia has told reporters that the suspect appears to have used a vehicle that contained an improvised explosive […]

Women's 'Gifting Circle' Participants Risk Felony Prosecution; 'Stop Immediately' And Pay Back Money, Idaho Attorney General Warns

Women’s ‘Gifting Circle’ Participants Risk Felony Prosecution; ‘Stop Immediately’ And Pay Back Money, Idaho Attorney General Warns

The successful felony prosecutions under federal law of two Connecticut women in a cash-gifting scam apparently hasn’t registered in Idaho. Now, the state’s attorney general, citing the Connecticut prosecutions that led to lengthy prison sentences, is taking action. And he’s not mincing words. “Taking part in an unlawful pyramid scheme violates the Idaho Consumer Protection […]

As Part Of Counter Terrorism Awareness Week And Prevention Campaign, New Scotland Yard Says 'Vulnerable People Are Being Brainwashed Through Social Media'

As Part Of Counter Terrorism Awareness Week And Prevention Campaign, New Scotland Yard Says ‘Vulnerable People Are Being Brainwashed Through Social Media’

British police nationwide are calling “upon communities to help tackle terrorism” in the wake of the arrests and subsequent convictions of two brothers accused of attending a terrorist training camp in Syria and returning to the United Kingdom, the Metropolitan Police Service said today. Mohommod Hassin Nawaz, 31, was sentenced to four and a half […]

Full Statement From Zeek Receiver On New Information Available Through Claims Portal

EDITOR’S NOTE: Zeek Rewards receiver Kenneth D. Bell has issued the statement reproduced below. It is dated Nov. 25, 2014. Source: Zeek Rewards Receivership Website. ** ________________________________ ** ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE RECEIVER – November 25, 2014 Today, new features were added to the claim status portal in response to issues that have arisen in the […]

BULLETIN: Ambush Attack Leaves Florida Deputy Dead

BULLETIN: A Leon County sheriff’s deputy has been shot and killed in what authorities are calling an “ambush.” Early reports suggest the following circumstances: A house in northwest Tallahassee, the state capital, was set ablaze. The deputy was a first-responder and was shot and killed at the scene of the fire by the person who […]

EDITORIAL: Uber Isn't MLM, But It Sure Acts Like It

EDITORIAL: Uber Isn’t MLM, But It Sure Acts Like It

We’ll begin by pointing out that Uber, the popular ride-sharing company and darling of venture capitalists, is not an MLM firm. But it sure is acting like one, even briefly vomiting one of MLM’s most familiar and reflexive responses to critics: HatersGonnaHate. Can MLM enterprises and MLMers in general learn from Uber’s bizarre missteps? You […]

BitClub Network Now Wants 500 New Suckers; Participants Exhorted To Be Patient Because Purported Mining ‘Community’ Venture Is Like ‘Building A Home-Made Space Ship To Explore Outer Space’

BitClub Network apparently has found its first crop of 500 suckers willing to throw down $3,599 to become “Founders.” A link from a new post on Twitter suggests BitClub Network now is trying to line up 500 new suckers who’ll purportedly earn half of what the core group was promised. The new suckers will be […]

RECOMMENDED READING: Two Stories/Threads At BehindMLM.com On 'The Achieve Community'

RECOMMENDED READING: Two Stories/Threads At BehindMLM.com On ‘The Achieve Community’

We recommend these two stories/Comments threads at BehindMLM.com on “The Achieve Community.” Access the first here. Access the second here. BehindMLM.com covers emerging MLM fraud schemes. Naturally the site separates some MLMers from their senses because it so neatly debunks cover stories and magical constructions that have helped MLM scams trading on the Internet thrive […]

MILESTONE: The PP Blog’s 2,500th Post: Pennies For Our Thoughts

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post originally was published at 12:40 a.m. ET on Nov. 3. It will continue to appear at the top of the PP Blog for a while, but new stories will appear below it . . . Dear Readers, What a long, strange, occasionally exhilarating and sometimes frightening ride it has been. This […]

The Monumentally Alarming Tale Of  'Secure Investment'

The Monumentally Alarming Tale Of ‘Secure Investment’

“Secure Investment lured customers by creating its own good reputation and by publishing a seemingly successful trading record on its elaborate website. It was all a lie. The company’s claims to have offices and a large staff were also false. At least some of its so-called customer testimonials were actually delivered by actors.” — Bloomberg […]

REPORTS: Paul Burks, Alleged Operator Of $850 Million Zeek Rewards Ponzi, Pleads Not Guilty And Is Released On $25,000 Unsecured Bond

REPORTS: Paul Burks, Alleged Operator Of $850 Million Zeek Rewards Ponzi, Pleads Not Guilty And Is Released On $25,000 Unsecured Bond

Paul Burks pleaded not guilty this morning and has been released on $25,000 unsecured bond, The Dispatch newspaper of Lexington, N.C., is reporting. Burks, 67, was the alleged operator of Zeek Rewards, which federal authorities have described as an $850 million Ponzi- and pyramid scheme. He was indicted last month on charges of wire and […]