Archive for July 2009

ANNIVERSARY EVE: Message That Altered Lives Appeared On AdSurfDaily Website One Year Ago Tomorrow

ANNIVERSARY EVE: Message That Altered Lives Appeared On AdSurfDaily Website One Year Ago Tomorrow

It was before Bernard Madoff and before Sir Allen Stanford. President Obama was candidate Obama. Sarah Palin, the little-known governor of Alaska, would not become part of the public consciousness for nearly another month. Few people had heard of the so-called “Arby’s Indians.” Fewer yet could instantly place Uruguay or Panama on a map or […]

Firm Owned By Vana Blue Treasurer Was Sanctioned In Illinois For Unlicensed Practice Of Public Accounting

A firm Vana Blue Inc. said is owned by its treasurer was sanctioned by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation for practicing public accounting without a license. Michael Reis and M.R. Reis & Co. of Naperville were ordered by the state to “cease and desist the unlicensed practice of public accounting” in 2000, according to […]

Vana Blue Inc. Used Las Vegas Mailing Service

UPDATED 10:50 A.M. EDT (U.S.A.) A company that says it owns Karveck International, a firm with purported ties to the AdViewGlobal (AVG) autosurf and eWalletPlus, used an address in Las Vegas that resolves to a mailing service. The address is 5348 Vegas Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89102. Vana Blue said in a document that purported […]

Website For Pink Sheet Stock With Purported Tie To AdViewGlobal Autosurf Suddenly Goes Offline

UPDATED 9:17 A.M. EDT (U.S.A.) The website for Vana Blue Inc., the purported parent company of Karveck International, has gone offline and now is resolving to a parked page that beams advertisements. Vana Blue is a penny stock that trades under the symbol VBLU. No shares have traded hands since July 23, according to […]

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: New AVG Ownership Questions

UPDATED 1:43 P.M. EDT (U.S.A.) Friday was a day unlike any previous day in the so-called autosurf “industry.” A federal judge issued orders on two fronts: a forfeiture case brought by the U.S. government against AdSurfDaily Inc. and a racketeering lawsuit brought by ASD members against ASD President Andy Bowdoin and others. Capsule Review For […]

BREAKING NEWS: Biz Ad Splash Suspends Member Cashouts; Busby Said Firm In ‘Crisis’ And Will Perform Self-Audit

BREAKING NEWS: Biz Ad Splash Suspends Member Cashouts; Busby Said Firm In 'Crisis' And Will Perform Self-Audit

UPDATED 10:40 P.M. EDT (U.S.A.) Clarence Busby has announced in a video that Business Ad Splash (BAS) is in a “crisis situation” and has suspended cashouts until at least Sept. 1. Busby blamed the crisis on overpayments to members, referring to the overpayments as the “60 percent gift I am giving.” Things just weren’t going […]

BREAKING NEWS: Bank Of America Granted Motion To Stay Case In Which Plaintiffs Said It Aided And Abetted Racketeers Running Florida Ponzi Scheme From A Former Flower Shop

A federal judge has granted a motion by Bank of America to stay a case in which it was alleged to have aided and abetted racketeers operating a Ponzi scheme from a former flower shop in Quincy, Fla. The bank was not named a RICO defendant in the lawsuit, which was filed by members of […]

BULLETIN: Judge Orders Golden Panda Forfeiture

UPDATED 3:23 P.M. EDT (U.S.A.) A federal judge has issued an order that formalizes the forfeiture of more than $14 million from Golden Panda Ad Builder to the U.S. government. The ruling means that $14,048,598.07 seized from five Golden Panda bank accounts in the names of Clarence Busby or Dawn Stowers now belongs to the […]

BREAKING NEWS: Judge Orders Bowdoin To Show Cause Or Face Consent To Forfeiture Of Tens Of Millions Of Dollars

A federal judge has ordered Andy Bowdoin, AdSurfDaily Inc. and Bowdoin/Harris Enterprises Inc. to show cause by Aug. 7 why a series of motions filed by Bowdoin as a pro se litigant should not be denied. Judge Rosemary Collyer noted in the order that Charles A. Murray, a paid attorney Bowdoin had hired after Bowdoin […]

UNCONFIRMED: Harris Family In Uruguay, AVG Staff Fired

Comments on this Blog from a poster who uses the username Luisa are working their way around the web, but we have not been able to confirm the claims. Among other things, Luisa said George and Judy Harris, whom AdViewGlobal (AVG) identified as its owners, are or were living in Uruguay and fired the Uruguay-based […]

AdViewGlobal Says Members Guilty Of ‘Unethical’ Conduct

UPDATED 1:57 P.M. EDT (U.S.A.) Members who abused a member-to-member cash button AdViewGlobal (AVG) itself provided are guilty of “unethical” conduct that has delayed an audit the surf firm is performing on itself, AVG announced today. AVG suspended member payouts June 25, implemented a mandatory 80/20 program upon the resumption of payouts on a date […]