Archive for October 28th, 2009

BREAKING NEWS: Water Toy Does Not Survive: Federal Judge Approves Liquidation Plan That Demolishes Parent Company Of Noobing Autosurf; Jet Ski, Car, Computers, Furniture — Even A Wastebasket Ordered Sold

BREAKING NEWS: Water Toy Does Not Survive: Federal Judge Approves Liquidation Plan That Demolishes Parent Company Of Noobing Autosurf; Jet Ski, Car, Computers, Furniture -- Even A Wastebasket Ordered Sold

A federal judge has given the go-ahead to a court-appointed receiver to sell the assets of Affiliate Strategies Inc. (ASI), the parent company of the Noobing autosurf. U.S. District Judge Julie A. Robinson of the District of Kansas approved the plan submitted by receiver Larry Cook. The plan authorizes Cook to sell the assets in […]

BREAKING NEWS: Montana Forges Partial Settlement In Case That Alleged Ponzi Schemer Took $100,000 From Investment Client, Paid Earlier Client $50,000, Paid Lawyer $25,000 And Pocketed $25,000; Major State Investigation Remains Open

BREAKING NEWS: Montana Forges Partial Settlement In Case That Alleged Ponzi Schemer Took $100,000 From Investment Client, Paid Earlier Client $50,000, Paid Lawyer $25,000 And Pocketed $25,000; Major State Investigation Remains Open

UPDATED 9:28 P.M. EDT (U.S.A.) Donald Chouinard urged clients in Montana and Idaho to invest in what they thought was a “day-trading program,” authorities said. In one case, he allegedly persuaded a client to borrow a large sum to enter the program. The case is remarkable in the sense that one of its specific allegations […]

BREAKING NEWS: California Man Expected To Enter Guilty Plea In Ponzi And Affinity-Fraud Scam; Kenneth Kenitzer May Face Up To 30 Years In Prison; Case Features Charge That A Vigilante Tried To Shake Down Business To Get Refunds For Investors

UPDATED 6:51 P.M. EDT (U.S.A.) Kenneth Kenitzer of Pleasanton has become the most recent senior citizen to face significant jail time for his actions in a Ponzi and affinity fraud scheme. The California Ponzi fleeced investors and churchgoers out of at least $40 million, authorities said. Kenitzer, 66, is expected to plead guilty “in the […]

Will Donald Trump Regret Linkage Of Name To MLM?

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was prompted by a post we saw on Scam.com. The “lede” is deliberately buried in this article in favor of some background information. During the 1990s, I was sitting at home one evening just minding my own business. Back in those days I routinely had staggered newspaper deadlines beginning at 7 […]

OCT. 28 PONZI NEWS AND NOTES: Tom Petters Trial To Open; Employee Of Sir Allen Stanford Purportedly Criticized, Ostracized, Fired For Being Too Honest

NEWS: In the world of high finance, Tom Petters was Bernard Madoff before Bernard Madoff was Bernard Madoff — at least with respect to shocking headlines about Ponzi schemes. Jury selection is under way in Minnesota in the Petters case. The allegations that Petters presided over a $3.65 billion Ponzi were unfathomable in September 2008. […]