AVG Members Report Confusion Over Bank ‘Suspension’

AdViewGlobal (AVG), which purports to be a professional advertising company operating as a private association headquartered offshore, appears to have mangled an announcement that its bank account was “suspended.”

The suspension announcement was made Monday, March 23. On Friday, March 20, AVG members said Chief Executive Officer Gary Talbert had resigned but would continue with the company as an accountant.

Ismeal Santiago was identified as AVG’s new chief executive officer and was reported to be moving to Uruguay because “all officers should live offshore.”

Members have not been told if the banking suspension occurred this week or last week. Nor have they been told if Talbert’s sudden resignation last week had anything to do with AVG’s banking problem.

Adding to the confusion were the lack of a definition for the word “suspended” and a clear explanation on what would happen to funds AVG members wired into the suspended account.

AVG did not name the bank in its announcement about the suspension. Nor did it say whether the bank was in the United States or offshore. At the same time, it did not say whether funds remained in the suspended account or if the funds were removed prior to the suspension.

Nor did AVG identify the person notified about the suspension or the party who told the company about it. Given the lack of clarity over the banking issue, questions are being raised about whether the account was seized as part of a law-enforcement investigation.

No AVG executive or employee signed the suspension announcement. It was signed “The AVG Management Team.”

AdSurfDaily Inc., a Florida company with close AVG ties, had its bank accounts seized by the U.S. Secret Service on Friday, Aug. 1, 2008. Federal prosecutors said ASD was engaging in wire fraud and money-laundering, and also running a $100 million Ponzi scheme.

Gary Talbert was a former ASD executive. George Harris, the stepson of ASD President Andy Bowdoin, was listed as an AVG trustee.

In its announcement about the suspension, AVG blamed members — in the very first sentence — for the suspension.

“Due to people bank wiring too many transactions over $9500.00 each, the bank we were using for Bank Wires and ACHs suspended our account,” the company said.

AVG recently has been promoting a 200-percent, matching-bonus program. Yesterday the promotion was extended through April 3, despite the banking suspension and lack of clarity on the issue.

Today AVG members were told about a “great” conference call AVG will hold tomorrow. Members were encouraged to invite guests, but also told to explain to guests that they would have to leave the call when requested.

Members were given a script on how to address prospective call guests (italics added):

“Important: When inviting guests to Thursday’s call you must use the following wording to keep us in compliance with the rules of our association.

‘AVGA is a Private Membership Association. I would like to invite you to a private conference call Thursday Night so you can listen to some of the exciting benefits our members enjoy. You’ll find out how our members are making themselves recession proof with our dynamic money making program.'”

The script did not identify AVG as an “advertising” service. Rather, it identified the company as a “dynamic money-making program.” Federal prosecutors said ASD also stressed money-making elements over advertising benefits.

AVG then instructed members that guests would have to exit the line when private association business was being discussed (italics added).

“When you have a guest on the line and your name is called you & your guest will qualify to win page impressions. In order to win Page Impressions you must have a guest on the call. Be sure to provide your AVGA enrollment link to each of your invited guests.

“Once the opportunity portion of the call is completed we will have to ask all Guests to exit the call. This is very important and we ask that you inform your Guests that once the Page Impression Give Away is completed that they will be asked to hang up.

“Let your Guest know that this is standard protocol.”

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15 Responses to “AVG Members Report Confusion Over Bank ‘Suspension’”

  1. Patrick:

    In regard to this comment from your article: “When you have a guest on the line and your name is called you & your guest will qualify to win page impressions. In order to win Page Impressions you must have a guest on the call. Be sure to provide your AVGA enrollment link to each of your invited guests.

    Once the opportunity portion of the call is completed we will have to ask all Guests to exit the call. This is very important and we ask that you inform your Guests that once the Page Impression Give Away is completed that they will be asked to hang up.” I have this question:

    If your “guest” is a winner of page impressions, and the “guest” has the AVGA enrollment link and enrolls, why would they be asked to exit the call? Since they won page impressions, and enrolled, it doesn’t make sense they would not be allowed to hear the remainder of the call since they are now a member.

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  2. Hi Lynn,

    Lynn Edgington: I have this question:

    If your “guest” is a winner of page impressions, and the “guest” has the AVGA enrollment link and enrolls, why would they be asked to exit the call? Since they won page impressions, and enrolled, it doesn’t make sense they would not be allowed to hear the remainder of the call since they are now a member.

    Your guess is as good as mine, Sir. These recent communications are incomprehensibly obtuse.

    And yet members are supposed to believe they’re dealing with a professional advertising firm.

    Virtually everything they do leads to more questions.

    Regards,

    Patrick

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  3. admin: Virtually everything they do leads to more questions.

    That’s because everything they do IS “virtual”

    As the saying goes it’s ALL “just numbers on a screen”

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  4. Let’s suppose that you are a guest on the call.

    – You listen to the pitch, get hooked by the potential for great wealth or whatevr it is that the opportunity portion of the call covers;

    – You decide you’d like to know more about it;

    – The moderator says, “It’s time for guests to hang up now”.

    Would you hang up? How can AVG enforce that rule? I, for one, wouldn’t hang up, and I suspect that this approach is just another “wink & nod” thing.

    AVG needs to go through the motions of being a private association, but the previous rule that required people to join before having access to the calls obviously impeded the growth of the program, so they’re now p;aying this game.

    I can’t help but wonder how the authorities will treat this when the time comes for them to step in.

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  5. (Mildly) Interesting development, it seem AVG has a new debit card. No longer are they using the “compass” debit card owned by TMS Association, owners of eWalletPlus, the new link they are giving is:

    http://www.intercashcard.com/cardsign/

    Whois Record

    Registrant:
    Roland de Gouveia
    15340 SW 154 Tr
    Miami, Florida 33187
    United States

    Domain Name: INTERCASHCARD.COM
    Created on: 18-Dec-08
    Expires on: 18-Dec-09
    Last Updated on: 18-Dec-08

    One fewer function will be processed by eWallet, first wire and ACH transfers were “suspended” now a new debit card company. All is not well over at TMS Assoc.

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  6. I wonder if the Roland de Gouveia of intercashcard.com is the same Roland de Gouveia listed on the Pay It Forward Buyer’s club page:

    http://pifbc.com/

    And is it my imagination but the intercashcard.com/cardsign/ link returns a page but intercashcard.com is totally blank? Hmmm, less than perfect SEO optimization to say the least. lol

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  7. Robert Guenther: And why should this be NEWS to anyone, I have exposed this, just like we did ASD. Go to http://www.asdmba.com, every knock off of ASD, except two new ones I am watching, has been listed on our website since December 2008.. You people are so busy worrying about detailed line item ASDMBA reconciliations, crap that happened 20 years ago, and pithy little stuff that you don’t have time to help other potential victims. We have tried to expose all of the other ANDY scams and knockoffs we have know about since day one..We told you the “offshore offices” were actually a open field..Next to go down AdPacs, Steve Renner’s (Not his real name)deal..This is the scam I confronted face to face when he came to Dallas, he wont be back to Texas again..And who do you think continues to get his vig off these deals.. ANDY , Fava and a dozen others I could name..Wake up people…. Unite and go after the crooks, you COULD actually GET some of your ASD money back if you did it the right way, the HARD WZAY, and keep other people from getting hurt in other scams.By the way, have you ever found out who pulled the plug on ASD???Do a little research and check the name.. When everything comes out, ON THE RECORD, I hope you people grow up a little, don’t believe anything you see on the internet, dont EVER give your money to ANYONE that you dont research, and DONT EVER give your money to ANYONE on the internet or housed in a brick and mortar that promises you a return that is too good to believe.Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn’t true. And in these turbulent financial times, you can almost guarantee it is not true……….ONE OTHER THING.. Wiliam Cowden has received information from me on every one of these scams, every one..Bob Guenther

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  8. OK, just playing the six degrees of separation game here. AVG’s new debit card (intercashcard.com) has it’s domain registered to Roland de Gouveia. Roland is also the pitch man for pifbc.com. Pifbc is registered to UBIEE CORPORATION S.L. Ubiee runs a number of different websites promoting a number of different scams all with a green theme.

    ubieepill.com is a simple pill you put in your car’s gas tank that will lower it’s emissions by 78% while increasing both mileage AND horsepower.

    There are several e-mail and web hosting services which are as much improved over comparable services as they are eco-friendly and they must be eco-friendly because Ubiee says so on their “Enviro-Portal.” But without a doubt the most enviro-mental program Ubiee offers is The UBIEE Enviro Project.

    For too long our planet, our skies and our ground water have been savaged by the vile toxic emissions of other online pyramid schemes. Ubiee is here to provide us with a safe, environmentally concerned and completely green pyramid scheme.

    ubiee.com/enviro/

    I form the impression that everywhere in a promotional speech that Andy would say “God” Ubiee says “Green.” And for the exact same reason.

    Looks like that rouges gallery is getting just a wee bit more crowded. (But there will always be room for you Bob ;)

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  9. Yeah Bob, we know, you had every one of these, blah blah blah…run along and play now, leave the grownups alone.

    I can agree with your advice on giving money to people, but I’d start by saying “never give money to Bob Guenther or …”and then what you said.

    So tell us, you think you’ll make bail in the Arizona case? Looking forward to the pink jumpsuit? You are SO BUTCH you know…

    Gotta go Bob, you’re better than Tuesday night Television

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  10. ubieepill.com is a simple pill you put in your car’s gas tank that will lower it’s emissions by 78% while increasing both mileage AND horsepower.

    that “pill” in naptha, or common moth balls, and will cause irreprable damage to t eh engine and exhaust system. A new catalytic converter runs about $500, oh, and it doesn’t even give you better gas milage if you have computer controlled fuel injection. It will work with a carberator, but still tears up the cylinder walls.

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  11. One more thing…

    Bob, Bill Cowden is laughing at you as hard as the rest of us, but as a public official he has to be discrete about it….

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  12. Bob de Gouveia, Gerald Castor, Pierre (Abdulla) Sawaya are concocting somethin as http://www.endlessoneglobal.com . You may see other familiar names on their site. Bob is connected to Orlando Birbragher
    Pierre was indicted for fraudulent use of Identity in Texas
    http://court-records.co/case.php?id=3947382
    plea of guilty
    Accent is Lebanese.

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  13. Pierre Sawaya involves legitimate companies and individuals in a network of name dropping mixed with misrepresenting his buddies as current clients – including James C Hill, http://www.stairwaytofreedom.net/
    http://patrickpretty.com/2012/09/13/update-teetering-wealth4allteam-scheme-reportedly-was-using-i-payout-same-facilitator-cited-by-onex-scheme-in-july/

    No EndlessOne reward cards can be found nor services as advertised. The legitimate company M2 Systems is used for demos. Other claimed current users or issuers of the card services include an Tranny award winner pornographer directly linked on internal documentation and others involved with various MLM or other schemes on Bob de Gouveia’s MEGALINX

    Possible international scheme in process of development? Countries are included on their map where no offices exist or legitimate individuals and companies are claimed as involved which are not. The company is noncompliant in Nevada with HQ in LA, and Pierre Sawaya’s background is unverifiable.

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