Archive for January 21st, 2010

BULLETIN: Alberta Securities Commission Rules Gold Quest International A Ponzi Scheme AND A Pyramid Scheme; Panel Concludes GQI Was A ‘Sham’

BULLETIN: Alberta Securities Commission Rules Gold Quest International A Ponzi Scheme AND A Pyramid Scheme; Panel Concludes GQI Was A 'Sham'

UPDATED 7:03 P.M. ET (U.S.A.) The Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) has ruled Gold Quest International (GQI) a Ponzi and a Pyramid scheme. An ASC panel determined that GQI met the conditions for a Ponzi scheme because it had no viable product and paid earlier investors with money from new investors. It also was a pyramid […]

RECEIVER: Trevor Cook May Be Hiding ‘Millions’ Of Iraqi Dinars, Faberge Eggs; SEC Has ‘Cooperating Witnesses’ In $190 Million Ponzi Case; Cook Wants $105 Monthly Outlay For Housecats

RECEIVER: Trevor Cook May Be Hiding 'Millions' Of Iraqi Dinars, Faberge Eggs; SEC Has 'Cooperating Witnesses' In $190 Million Ponzi Case; Cook Wants $105 Monthly Outlay For Housecats

Alleged Minnesota Ponzi schemer Trevor Cook may be hiding “millions” of Iraqi Dinars once stored on the third floor of the Van Dusen mansion in Minneapolis, according to the court-appointed receiver in the case against Cook and former Christian radio host Pat Kiley. Cook also had a “vast” collection of expensive watches and “numerous” jeweled […]

CHILLING: Terrorism Link, A Ponzi, An HYIP, Gold, Mysterious ‘Offshore’ Businesses, ‘Rebates’ — And A Brutal Murder In California

CHILLING: Terrorism Link, A Ponzi, An HYIP, Gold, Mysterious 'Offshore' Businesses, 'Rebates' -- And A Brutal Murder In California

EDITOR’S NOTE: HYIP or autosurf promoter? Can’t say no to the commissions from recruiting people into scheme after scheme? Position yourself as an “expert” on Internet forums — even though you don’t have a clue about the motivations of the program owners and may not even know their names? Find yourself promoting programs that reference […]