DEVELOPING STORY: Federal Agents Raid TelexFree, Massachusetts Newspaper Reports (And Publishes Photo)

(UPDATED 9:58 A.M. EDT U.S.A.) Agents from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) have raided the TelexFree office in Marlborough, Mass., the MetroWest Daily News is reporting. And the newspaper has published a photo showing federal agents and police officers inside the TelexFree office. The scene is similar to a scene at AdSurfDaily’s Florida headquarters in August […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Massachusetts Securities Division Says TelexFree Is Billion-Dollar Ponzi And Pyramid Scheme That Targeted Brazilian Community

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Massachusetts Securities Division Says TelexFree Is Billion-Dollar Ponzi And Pyramid Scheme That Targeted Brazilian Community

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: (11th update 3:03 p.m. EDT U.S.A.) The state of Massachusetts has alleged that TelexFree is a “massive” Ponzi- and pyramid scheme that gathered more than $1.2 billion and targeted the Brazilian community. In alleged dollar volume, TelexFree appears to be at approximately the same level of the epic Scott Rothstein […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: TelexFree Says It Has Filed For Bankruptcy In United States; Uganda's Central Bank Issues Fraud Warning

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: TelexFree Says It Has Filed For Bankruptcy In United States; Uganda’s Central Bank Issues Fraud Warning

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: (6th update 2:36 p.m. EDT U.S.A.) TelexFree LLC and “certain of its subsidiaries and affiliates” have filed for bankruptcy in Nevada, the firm said in a statement this morning. In its statement, the company did not directly identify the other TelexFree firms involved in the filing. A link in the […]

Judge Sets Hearing Date On WCM777 Receiver's Claim That Attorney Linked To Phil Ming Xu Is Refusing To Return Millions And That 'Xu Uses Nominees To Hold The Proceeds Of Fraud'

Judge Sets Hearing Date On WCM777 Receiver’s Claim That Attorney Linked To Phil Ming Xu Is Refusing To Return Millions And That ‘Xu Uses Nominees To Hold The Proceeds Of Fraud’

EDITOR’S NOTE: See related story from earlier today that outlines where about $2.133 million of the $5 million cited in the story below is being held for safe-keeping. The whereabouts of the balance is creating a mystery, according to court files. U.S. District Judge Christina A. Snyder has scheduled a hearing April 24 in Los […]

BULLETIN: WCM777 Receiver Puts End To 'New Multi-Level Marketing Scheme Which Was Being Developed' In California Warehouse And 'Involved Numerous Of The Same Defendants And Personnel'; Receiver Also Seeks Freeze Of Attorney's Bank Accounts -- Plus, A Ponzi Fish Story

BULLETIN: WCM777 Receiver Puts End To ‘New Multi-Level Marketing Scheme Which Was Being Developed’ In California Warehouse And ‘Involved Numerous Of The Same Defendants And Personnel’; Receiver Also Seeks Freeze Of Attorney’s Bank Accounts — Plus, A Ponzi Fish Story

BULLETIN: (UPDATED 11:38 P.M. EDT U.S.A.) The court-appointed receiver in the WCM777 Ponzi- and pyramid case says in court filings that she has stopped a “new multi-level marketing scheme” that had been under development by WCM777 in a warehouse in El Monte, Calif. WCM777, alleged by the SEC to have gathered about $65 million, purportedly […]

SEC: Yet Another Social Media Fraud Scheme; Hawaii Woman Charged

SEC: Yet Another Social Media Fraud Scheme; Hawaii Woman Charged

On the same day the SEC announced a civil and criminal prosecution of alleged Florida-based scammers using YouTube to fleece the masses in a Ponzi scheme, it announced it had charged a Honolulu woman who allegedly engineered two fraud schemes through promotions on her own website and Twitter, Facebook and Skype. Keiko Kawamura’s scams featured […]

BULLETIN: In New 'Advertising' Ponzi-Scheme Takedown, SEC Points To YouTube Video Allegedly Used By Scammers To Drive Sales -- And Feds File Criminal Charges

BULLETIN: In New ‘Advertising’ Ponzi-Scheme Takedown, SEC Points To YouTube Video Allegedly Used By Scammers To Drive Sales — And Feds File Criminal Charges

Updated 2:45 P.M. EDT (April 16, 2014) The SEC has sued the operators of an alleged Ponzi scheme in Florida — and federal prosecutors have filed criminal charges. In its announcement of the prosecution against Joseph Signore of West Palm Beach and Paul L. Schumack II of Pompano Beach, the SEC provided a link to […]

ZEEK-BEATER: TelexFree LLC Filings In Alabama Say Firm Posted 'Total Income' Of Nearly $700 Million In 2013; Thursday Hearing On Telecom Application In State Delayed At Company's Request; Firm May Be Filing Cookie-Cutter Applications With Regulators

ZEEK-BEATER: TelexFree LLC Filings In Alabama Say Firm Posted ‘Total Income’ Of Nearly $700 Million In 2013; Thursday Hearing On Telecom Application In State Delayed At Company’s Request; Firm May Be Filing Cookie-Cutter Applications With Regulators

UPDATED 4:50 P.M. EDT (U.S.A.) The TelexFree LLC branch of the TelexFree enterprise posted more than $691 million in “total income” last year, according to a filing with the Alabama Public Service Commission. (The PP Blog retrieved the filing today and saved it as TelexFreeAlabamaApplication.pdf. See link below.) TelexFree asked that the document be “FILED […]

TelexFree, An Alleged Pyramid Scheme, Promotes Itself During Probes By Wrapping Logos Of Local Fox, CBS, ABC, NBC Affiliates Into Video

TelexFree, An Alleged Pyramid Scheme, Promotes Itself During Probes By Wrapping Logos Of Local Fox, CBS, ABC, NBC Affiliates Into Video

In this article: In its role as a watchdog for consumers, the FTC has sued third-party companies and individuals who have published the logos of prominent news agencies and falsely traded on their trusted identities to sanitize a purported product or opportunity. (See screen shot of Evidence Exhibit from one FTC case below.) In a […]

TelexFree's Name Appears In Federal Court Filings In The SEC's Pyramid And Ponzi Case Against WCM777

TelexFree’s Name Appears In Federal Court Filings In The SEC’s Pyramid And Ponzi Case Against WCM777

UPDATED 8:51 P.M. EDT (U.S.A.) Already under investigation in Massachusetts, is TelexFree destined to encounter trouble from state regulators in California and perhaps the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)? At least by Nov. 14, 2013, the California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) was asking questions about the TelexFree MLM scheme, according to filings in […]

EDITORIAL: Uproar In TelexFree's Billion-Dollar Broom Closet

EDITORIAL: Uproar In TelexFree’s Billion-Dollar Broom Closet

UPDATED 12:15 P.M. EDT (U.S.A.) The Boston Red Sox were at the White House Tuesday to receive recognition for winning the 2013 World Series. There were plenty of smiling faces, perhaps particularly when slugger David Ortiz, the MVP of the series, posed for a selfie with President Obama. But back home in Massachusetts, particularly in […]