BULLETIN: Dean Blechman’s Name Removed From Data Network Affiliates’ Website; Audio In Which CEO Threatened Critics Also Removed

UPDATED 12:24 P.M. ET (U.S.A.) Is Dean Blechman no longer the chief executive officer of Data Network Affiliates (DNA), an MLM firm that purports to be in the business of recording license-plate numbers of cars as they move from destination to destination?

Blechman, who identified himself as the CEO in an audio recording and was identified as the CEO in DNA marketing materials, no longer is listed on the website as an officer in any capacity.

An audio recording in which Blechman suggested he was monitoring “everyone that’s a distraction out there and anyone that’s printing stuff on the Internet or anywhere” and perhaps preparing to sue critics also has been removed from the website.

DNA has become the subject of criticism amid concerns about privacy and the propriety, safety and legality of recording license-plate numbers. The information purportedly was being collected for sale to companies that repossess automobiles. Because DNA customers would receive the addresses at which license-numbers were recorded by members, it raised the specter that repo men — or any data customer of DNA — could determine where car owners went to church, shopped and received medical care, including psychological treatment.

Some critics have said they believed Phil Piccolo, a notorious figure in MLM, was associated with the firm.

DNA’s website lists an address in the Cayman Islands.

It was not immediately clear if Blechman had resigned. Also unclear is why the recording was removed from the front page on the website. Blechman’s name has been removed from a roster of officers published on the website, leaving only the names of Arthur M. Kurek and Donald Kessler as officers.

Anthony Sasso is listed as a special consultant and founder. The site no longer lists a CEO. Blechman’s name was removed from both the main page of the website and from a page that appears after visitors click on an “About Us” tab at the top of the page.

The move occurred about three days prior to DNA’s claimed launch date of March 1. The launch date was postponed twice in February.

Video promotions for DNA have used images of Donald Trump and Oprah Winfrey. It is unclear if Trump and Winfrey approved the use of their images. At the same time, DNA members have made videos that identified stores such as Walmart and Target as the source of a ready supply of license-plate numbers.

Meanwhile, promoters have suggested that churches and doctors’ offices also were sources for license-plate data.

Blechman did not respond to the criticism. At the same time, threats to take legal action could be construed as a bid to muzzle affiliates to prevent them from writing anything less than a flattering review of the company in Blog and website posts, and in emails sent to prospects.

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6 Responses to “BULLETIN: Dean Blechman’s Name Removed From Data Network Affiliates’ Website; Audio In Which CEO Threatened Critics Also Removed”

  1. Confirmed by a downline rep in DNA, Jeff Long, top promoter in DNA and Narcthatcar has threatened me if I don’t stop copying from the internet and forming an opinion – I believe he called that slander.

    “Char I’m not sure who you are or why you feel it’s okay to say these things about me but I’ve had about all I’m going to take of this slander and defamation of character. I’ll give you a chance to confront me personally and if you continue to say such things about me, I will be forced to take other action. I am serious.”

    Holy Cow I just realized something. When I responded to this over on scam.com, I mistakenly read it as though he was threatening to sue me. Upon reposting this here, I see his statement actually says, “forced to take other action”. I could actually construe that as a threat of harm. He said he was serious too.

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  2. Acutally a newsletter/E-mail that was sent to them membership brags that their legal department has already won its first victory by someone who “slandered” DNA. Details were to follow but none was given in the update. So I guess that means in their next missive. Sounds like they intimidated someone, because any legal action could not be accomplished in such a short period of time. But then this is DNA.

    What I found most fascinating in their missive is the maximum amount you can earn from DNA. Now talk about blowing smoke, but I digress. Here’s the Maximum Earnings statement:

    D.N.A. sets MAXIMUM EARNING LEVELS

    MAXIMUM POSSIBLE EARNINGS: the following is NO REPRESENTATION of possible income or income claims. It is however “THE MAXIMUM” that D.N.A. will pay you according to the current compensation plan up to the below listed MAXIMUM AMOUNTS…

    As an *Affiliate “Maximum Annual Earnings” are set at $2,222,220 (two million, two hundred twenty two thousand, two hundred and twenty dollars)

    As a *PRO Affiliate “Maximum Annual Earnings” are set at $10,000,000 (ten million dollars)

    As a *PRO PLUS Affiliate “Maximum Annual Earnings” are set at $25,000,000 (twenty five million dollars)

    As a *PRO PLUS SECRET Affiliate “Maximum Annual Earnings” are set at $50,000,000 (fifty million dollars)

    I especially liked the $2,222,220 figure. I bet the FTC would be most interested in those earnings claims, and how they arrived at them. I think you would have to have 1/2 the world’s population in your downline to earn the $50 Million, but who’s counting?

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  3. Lynn:Acutally a newsletter/E-mail that was sent to them membership brags that their legal department has already won its first victory by someone who “slandered” DNA. Details were to follow but none was given in the update. So I guess that means in their next missive. Sounds like they intimidated someone, because any legal action could not be accomplished in such a short period of time. But then this is DNA.

    I will respectfully disagree with this as it is just another of the many unsubstantiated claims they make. Why wouldn’t you just name the person and case if it was real? It’s really not that hard.

    Lynn:As an *Affiliate “Maximum Annual Earnings” are set at $2,222,220 (two million, two hundred twenty two thousand, two hundred and twenty dollars)

    As a *PRO Affiliate “Maximum Annual Earnings” are set at $10,000,000 (ten million dollars)

    As a *PRO PLUS Affiliate “Maximum Annual Earnings” are set at $25,000,000 (twenty five million dollars)

    As a *PRO PLUS SECRET Affiliate “Maximum Annual Earnings” are set at $50,000,000 (fifty million dollars)

    This is kind of funny if you read it in the Mike Myers ‘Dr. Evil’ voice.

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  4. There’s yet another Phil Piccolo link. On the same server as datanetworkaffiliates.com there are a few other domains. One is Freeintelarxcard.com. Looking at this in google you will see this:

    MyGasForFREE.com ~ My Gas For FREE ~ Increase Your Gas Mileage AND …
    MyGasForFREE.com ~ My Gas For FREE ~ Increase Your Gas Mileage AND NEVER Pay For Your Gas Again! – Start your own Business Today! Join for Free!
    http://www.yourmembername.freeintelarxcard.com/

    Do a google on mygasforfree – the WWSN tags this as yet another Piccolo scam.

    Can there be any doubt?

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  5. I show that Level 3 has split this into a set of addresses from 4.71.4.16 – 4.71.4.31. 4.71.4.16 should be the network address and 4.71.4.31 the broadcast address unless the ISP is using PVLANS. Interesting related sites could easily be found at 4.71.4.17 – 4.71.4.30 or not as the case may be. The ISP could break this down to smaller chunks and datanetworksaffiliates just happened to purchase a set of two, four, eight or the entire 16.

    I would search 4.71.4.16 – 4.71.4.31 and random addresses close to but not within this range.

    Found 46 domains hosted on the same web server as 4.71.4.21

    affiliateprogram.datanetworkaffiliates.com
    aspensandy.datanetworkaffiliates.com
    belflo.datanetworkaffiliates.com
    bhappy.datanetworkaffiliates.com
    bobkaupp.datanetworkaffiliates.com
    buzz2u.datanetworkaffiliates.com
    cathomas1121.datanetworkaffiliates.com
    collectdata.datanetworkaffiliates.com
    danhughes.datanetworkaffiliates.com
    datadollarz.datanetworkaffiliates.com
    dawndeg.datanetworkaffiliates.com
    dryoffe.datanetworkaffiliates.com
    equity.datanetworkaffiliates.com
    ez4u2cy.datanetworkaffiliates.com
    flagship.datanetworkaffiliates.com
    freeintelarxcard.com
    gamma.datanetworkaffiliates.com
    globalteam.datanetworkaffiliates.com
    gwynwalker.datanetworkaffiliates.com
    income4u.datanetworkaffiliates.com
    invest727.datanetworkaffiliates.com
    jklproducts.datanetworkaffiliates.com
    join4free.datanetworkaffiliates.com
    kenjeff.datanetworkaffiliates.com
    marcusg1.datanetworkaffiliates.com
    montele.datanetworkaffiliates.com
    myboomermoney.com
    networkmarketing.datanetworkaffiliates.com
    overview.datanetworkaffiliates.com
    pbcrex.datanetworkaffiliates.com
    potofgold.datanetworkaffiliates.com
    robinlwatkins.datanetworkaffiliates.com
    rudyclayjr.datanetworkaffiliates.com
    thebuzzbot.datanetworkaffiliates.com
    time2tag.datanetworkaffiliates.com
    wiseconsumers.datanetworkaffiliates.com
    http://www.adonay.freeintelarxcard.com
    http://www.dr7888.datanetworkaffiliates.com
    http://www.eilene.tageverycar.com
    http://www.eloggins.datanetworkaffiliates.com
    http://www.freedomwomack.datanetworkaffiliates.com
    http://www.freeintelarxcard.com
    http://www.joinpaul.datanetworkaffiliates.com
    http://www.pcftrust.datanetworkaffiliates.com
    http://www.robert70701.datanetworkaffiliates.com
    http://www.ronnie.datanetworkaffiliates.com

    I haven’t checked out the sites below but they could be interesting….just an example

    Found 18 domains hosted on the same web server as 4.71.4.23

    amazing.valuevaluevalue.com
    doitnow.supportkidsagainsthunger.com
    freedom.valuevaluevalue.com
    gospelgold.supportkidsagainsthunger.com
    icanhelp.supportkidsagainsthunger.com
    margaretmoore.theunisexmiracle.com
    maryann1125.valuevaluevalue.com
    nanodetonator.warrantiesforless.com
    supportkidsagainsthunger.com
    usenofuel.warrantiesforless.com
    http://www.bigachieve.warrantiesforless.com
    http://www.givelife.supportkidsagainsthunger.com
    http://www.margaretmoore.valuevaluevalue.com
    http://www.newvix.warrantiesforless.com
    http://www.protectyoursuv.warrantiesforless.com
    http://www.ruben548.valuevaluevalue.com
    http://www.valuevaluevalue.com
    http://www.warrantiesforless.com

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  6. myboomermoney.com – WHOIS shows:
    Registrant:
    Data Network Affiliates Inc
    6400 N. Andrews Ave
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
    US
    954-933-2038
    That’s Phils phone number.

    valuevaluevalue.com – well known to be Phil’s.

    theunisexmiracle.com – google cached page shows as a clone of valuevaluevalue.com – so must be Phil’s.

    supportkidsagainsthunger.com – WHOIS:
    Registrant:
    Data Network Affiliates Inc
    6400 N. Andrews Ave
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
    US
    954-933-2038
    Phil’s phone number again.

    warrantiesforless.com – appears to be yahoo hosted on 69.64.155.14. However google cached pages show links to valuevaluevalue.com, so probably was Phil’s at some point.

    Phil’s dirty paws are all over those IP addresses.

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