Bowdoin’s ‘Paperless Access’ Video Removed From Site

UPDATE 11:16 A.M. EDT (March 26, U.S.A. See bottom of post and see Comments.) A video starring Andy Bowdoin that enraged some members of AdSurfDaily has been removed from its sponsor’s site.

The video formerly was at this URL. No explanation for the removal appears at the site. Bowdoin pitched a new surf site called Paperless Access in the video.

PaperlessAccess, Bowdoin said, was a way members could recapture funds federal agents seized in August as part of the ASD Ponzi scheme investigation. Bowdoin insisted he was not involved with the Paperless Access business.

But Bowdoin did not name the company owners in his video pitch. Nor did he say where the company was located.

Jaws dropped with Bowdoin’s video appearance. He did not describe how Paperless Access was legal, making only the vague claim that the company employed a business model “based solely on outside revenue.”

Just days prior to the release of the video, Bowdoin acknowledged in court filings that ASD was operating illegally when federal agents seized tens of millions of dollars last summer. Archived Web files showed that Paperless Access was using a template identical in places to a template ASD had used in 2007.

The Pro-ASD Surf’s Up forum has deleted at least two threads critical of Bowdoin’s appearance in the Paperless Access video. Prior to the deletions, some members expressed shock and horror that Bowdoin would appear in a video to promote a surf site. Some were equally horrified that a surf site would use Bowdoin as a spokesman, given ASD’s troubles and the possibility of a criminal indictment against Bowdoin.

Bowdoin appears to be losing credibility rapidly among people who formerly were supporters.

ADViewGlobal (AVG), another surf site with close ties to ASD, announced Monday that its bank account had been “suspended.”

UPDATE: A discussion thread critical of Bowdoin started by a Surf’s Up member late yesterday has been deleted. The member said Bowdoin’s video appearance was telling and that he had come to believe ASD was a scam and that he’d been taken in by a scammer. In a bitterly sarcastic response to the poster, a Bowdoin apologist said she was certain the poster and the government now would get along nicely. But the poster also had supporters in the thread. This is at least the third time Surf’s Up has deleted a thread critical of Bowdoin’s Paperless Access video appearance.

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11 Responses to “Bowdoin’s ‘Paperless Access’ Video Removed From Site”

  1. I am not sure which is more painful to watch at this stage of the saga. The mod’s over at the Surf’s Up forum trying to protect Andy and ASD, or Andy trying to re-capture the moment one more time with the PA video. He has to be shocked at the outcry of his doing this video by the members of ASD.

    All this time he thought his thousands of adoring supporters were still there cheering him on by sending him Thank You’s, and high fives with his pro se filings; when in reality it was just a handful of people. He has to be shell-shocked at this turn of events.

    I would be surprised if the Surf’s Up forum has 40 people posting there now. You would think they would have gotten the message by now no-one is listening to their drivel anymore or cares. Hopefully they will realize they have had their 15 minutes of fame and it’s now over.

    I have to wonder if PA was just thrown together at the last moment believing it was going to be Andy’s glorious return to the limelight like the Phoenix rising out of the ashes. Little did they know all the wheels were going to fall off the CRV and Lincoln at the same time. They didn’t even have the water toys to save them.

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  2. Hi Lynn,

    Lynn Edgington: I am not sure which is more painful to watch at this stage of the saga. The mod’s over at the Surf’s Up forum trying to protect Andy and ASD, or Andy trying to re-capture the moment one more time with the PA video.

    A conundrum indeed.

    Accompanying all of this, of course, is the reported problem with AdViewGlobal’s bank account. No clarity there, despite the fact AVG is running a 200-percent, matching-bonus program — now extended into April.

    It appears as though some of the Mods don’t know what fires to put out first.

    Surf’s Up is the officially endorsed site for ASD. Some of the Mods and members started a forum for AVG. Now they’re running interference for Bowdoin for the Paperless Access video.

    Fires everywhere.

    Patrick

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  3. Lynn,

    I think it was an attempt to recreate the old ASD. I found some interesting similarities other than the faq’s, using the cached google page of Paperlessaccess.org/faq

    http://74.125.93.104/search?q=cache:h72EnijvIk0J:www.paperlessaccessinc.org/faqs.php+Site:+www.paperlessaccess.org&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

    All the top menu items point to http://www.paperlessaccessinc.org except for Contact Us. If you try to access the main url above it is not found but it replies using a ping command. IP is 72.167.232.152. Registered on Jan 26, 2009 which is the same date that http://www.paperlessaccess.org was registered.

    The Join Free today and Program Overview Presentation have the same design as the old ASD. In addition, the link to the Presentation (although not found) is
    http://www.homebusiness-instantprofits.com/audio/paincomepresentmono11_26_07.wax

    The old ASD Presentation link was:
    http://www.homebusiness-instantprofits.com/audio/asdcashgenpresentmono11_26_07.wax

    The only difference is Paperless renamed part of the wax file from what it was previously.

    So a search on Alexa’s wayback machine on http://www.homebusiness-instantprofits.com shows this was an ASD site. First indexed on July 13, 2007. Shows the Copyright © 2007, ASD All Rights Reserved on the page.

    Also shows Aug 13, 07, Sept 13, 07, Nov 18, 07 then disappears until Jan. 7, 2009 then last shown in Feb 6, 2009. Title of all pages is Free Report.

    The Feb 6, 2009 index page link to the free report shows the following:

    Fill in the form and click on submit for your free report,
    “Discover How to Drive Massive Amounts of Traffic
    to your Web Site”, by T. Andy Bowdoin, president of ASD.

    Report titles are Discover_Report in either PDF or Doc type. Could not retrieve the report.

    So I am convinced that Andy is delusional (nothing new here), probably possessed by some demon (likely excuse), needs to enlist the services of an exorcist (could pay for services by offering 200% matching bonus) and will come up with a new and improved scheme soon.

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  4. Joe,

    Thanks for sharing this information. Readers will find it valuable.

    Regards,

    Patrick

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  5. Patrick,

    Sorry about the duplicate posting, please delete if you feel it is necessary.

    Joe

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  6. Hi Joe,

    Joe: Sorry about the duplicate posting, please delete if you feel it is necessary.

    Dupe deleted. Man, you worked hard on this. Thank you.

    Patrick

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  7. Joe:

    Just wanted to add my thanks, and say what a great job you did with this research. As Patrick has said, we have all benefited from your efforts, and we greatly appreciate your taking the time to provide us this information.

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  8. Joe: So I am convinced that Andy is delusional (nothing new here), probably possessed by some demon (likely excuse), needs to enlist the services of an exorcist (could pay for services by offering 200% matching bonus) and will come up with a new and improved scheme soon.

    Joe, you have saved the Secret Service and DOJ a ton of research…it’s so interesting and easy to follow. Thanks for taking the time to post all this…..

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  9. Here is the private invitation information about Paperlessaccess. I used my ASD email address to test if they indeed did have the ASD database and sure enough they do. I think this page is customized based on the # of referrals I had (3) in ASD, as I was able to retrieve another version which talks about leadership positions. The webpage must have backend code which checks the database for # of referrals and then based on a certain level, serves up one of these 2 pages.
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    http://www.paperlessaccess.org/index3.php
    Welcome to the Private Launch for Paperless Access, Inc.

    Welcome to the Private Launch for Paperless Access, Inc., where you earn for viewing advertising for only 10 minutes per day. You have been chosen for this invitation to begin the journey with us to reconstitute the member network.

    The goal of Paperless Access is to recreate the old network line of sponsorships and provide an opportunity for the members that lost money to earn income again.

    Our plan is simple and we are not selling advertising, or investments, or offering rebates to members. We are offering five ways to earn compensation and two of them are:

    1. Viewing advertising and sharing in the Sales Revenue from Advertising Sales
    2. Viewing advertising and sharing in Network Bonus Revenue generated from Business Builder Partners.

    We have an Introduction Webinar just for you. Please choose one of the times below to see and learn all about Paperless Access and what Paperless Access has to offer to you.
    Let’s RIDE THE WAVE to success
    Please click on one of the following webinars to register: (All Times Eastern)

    Each of the webinars are the same. Please only register once
    to help us make room for everyone.

    Friday, March 27, 9:00 PM Eastern: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/112220319
    Saturday, March 28, 9:00 PM Eastern: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/328116122
    Sunday, March 29, 9:00 PM Eastern: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/427553271
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    Version 2
    http://www.paperlessaccess.org/index2.php

    Welcome to the Private Launch for Paperless Access, Inc.

    You have been chosen for this invitation to begin the journey with us to reconstitute the member network. You have demonstrated leadership in the creation of a group of at least 15 personally sponsored individuals and a total group size of more than 1,000 members. Your sponsor may not have been invited if your group is 90% of the total in your sponsor’s group. The information shared in this Private Launch is for your eyes only so that we can keep the lines of sponsorship intact for your maximum financial benefit.

    Our goal is to recreate the old network line of sponsorships and provide continuing opportunities for the members, that lost money, to earn that money back. Even though you may not have lost money, there will be many in your group that will join to recoup their money.

    This is your opportunity to start with Paperless Access and help your group in this effort. We are looking for the first 18 Leaders that will work with us to actively contact their members and help them earn back their losses. We only sent out 60 invitations.

    Our plan is simple – putting more money back into the hands of Viewers. We are not selling “advertising”, or investments, or offering rebates to the Viewers. We are presently offering five+ ways to earn money – three of which are:

    1. Viewing advertising and sharing in the Sales Revenue from Outside Advertising Sales
    2. Viewing advertising and sharing in the Network Bonus Revenue generated from Business Building programs
    3. Viewing advertising to receive the Monthly Reward Bonus for participation in the Viewer Network

    Sales Revenue will only go so far in generating the millions of dollars required to recoup legal losses. We need something bigger and more powerful and something we can plug the entire network into within 30 to 60 days. We found the first of many Business Building opportunities which will be introduced this evening.

    With this opportunity and our help, you can personally earn thousands of dollars per month. You owe it to yourself and your downline to register for one of the Webinars below. There are only 18 top leadership spots available on a first come first serve basis. If you don’t want to participate, that is fine and there is no pressure. We are only going to work with those Leaders that want to help their downline be successful. There are hundreds of leaders that are waiting to take your place but we want to work with you. The first step is to register for the Webinar below. At the conclusion of the Webinar there will be a website address and phone numbers to get more information and get started. Welcome to a whole new beginning!

    Please click on one of the following webinars to register: (All Times Pacific)

    Webinar being rescheduled.
    New times will be available soon.
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  10. Joe,

    Thanks for sharing. Pretty brazen….

    First, an open invitation to bring in your ASD downline to scam them again for your own personal enrichment. Then, a direct statement that you may have gained in ASD, but in the process you screwed your downline (and have another shot at doing so in PA). Then, a direct claim that they won’t have enough money to pay the soon-to-be ongoing laibility accruals for rebates (regardless of what they call them) back to members. Finally, apparently they have already lost millions for their legal losses. I bet Bil Cowden would be interested…..

    Joe: Here is the private invitation information about Paperlessaccess. I used my ASD email address to test if they indeed did have the ASD database and sure enough they do……. The information shared in this Private Launch is for your eyes only so that we can keep the lines of sponsorship intact for your maximum financial benefit.Our goal is to recreate the old network line of sponsorships and provide continuing opportunities for the members, that lost money, to earn that money back. Even though you may not have lost money, there will be many in your group that will join to recoup their money……Sales Revenue will only go so far in generating the millions of dollars required to recoup legal losses. We need something bigger and more powerful and something we can plug the entire network into within 30 to 60 days. We found the first of many Business Building opportunities which will be introduced this evening…….

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