‘News Release’ Suggests MPB Today Prospects Should Sell $200 Worth Of Food Stamps To ‘Friend, Family Member Or Whoever’ To Raise Cash To Join MLM Program

Impoverished prospects should sell $200 worth of Food Stamps to a “friend, family member or whoever” to raise cash to join the MPB Today multilevel-marketing (MLM) program, according to a news release published on a free publicity site.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), which is conducting a “review” of claims about MPB Today, had no immediate comment on the news release. The release was dated yesterday, and included a URL that redirected to the sales page of an MPB Today affiliate, a URL that produced an error message and a URL that led to a YouTube video promo for MPB Today.

“This is what I came up with,” the news release claimed, noting that the Food Stamp brainstorm occurred on the way home from church on Sunday.

“Since MPB is the only online grocery store to accept EBT, why not purchase your groceries from MPB and either sell $200 in food stamps or use your EBT cash to get yourself into the program,” the news release continued.

“Let’s look at the logic here,” the release urged. “Let’s say you sold $200.00 of your food stamps to a friend, family member or whoever wants to buy your food stamps and not have to pay taxes on their grocery purchase (using the EBT card). What have you lost? Nothing. Since you sold $200.00 in food stamps and got into the business, MPB gives you a $200.00 food voucher towards groceries that you would spend at Wal-Mart or any other grocery store.”

The headline on the news release was, “EBT Card Holders Only.” The release also asked, “Do you know of anyone who has an EBT card? Do they know of anyone who has an EBT card? If so, then you are on your way to financial freedom.”

EBT stands for Electronic Benefits Transfer. The USDA administers the Food Stamp program, known as SNAP.

Some MPB Today affiliates have targeted Food Stamp recipients in sales pitches.

Part of the "news release." (Black square and red highlights added by PP Blog.)

“These days, more and more people are allowing governmental programs to have control over their income,” the news release claimed. “Its time for a change. Why not use those same programs to pay your way into financial independence. Never have to worry about not having enough ever again. This is your way out of the rat race. Start your independence today with Mpbtoday and sign up at [deleted by PP Blog.]”

“This is a way for you to make a good income and have fun doing it,” the release concluded. “How easy is it for you to find people with EBT cards? You deserve it to yourself to check this opportunity out and make a decision. The ball is in your court now.”

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15 Responses to “‘News Release’ Suggests MPB Today Prospects Should Sell $200 Worth Of Food Stamps To ‘Friend, Family Member Or Whoever’ To Raise Cash To Join MLM Program”

  1. Quick note:

    One of the links in the “news release” referenced above is being promoted on the ASAMonitor Ponzi forum.

    Patrick

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  2. I believe the person who wrote the “press release” is also a promoter of D.N.A. His name also appears on the list of proposed allowed claims for the CEP receiver. It seems that he got $125 back from that scam & hasn’t learnt his lesson.

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  3. MPB = ‘My Pillaging Business’

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  4. Tony,

    It is my understanding theat the CEP receiver has not yet issued the checks (due out Sept. 30). Perhaps I’ll write a note to Mr Perkins……..

    Tony H: I believe the person who wrote the “press release” is also a promoter of D.N.A. His name also appears on the list of proposed allowed claims for the CEP receiver. It seems that he got $125 back from that scam & hasn’t learnt his lesson.

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  5. Tony H: I believe the person who wrote the “press release” is also a promoter of D.N.A. His name also appears on the list of proposed allowed claims for the CEP receiver. It seems that he got $125 back from that scam & hasn’t learnt his lesson.

    Hi Tony,

    Indeed, the same name listed in the MPB Today “news release” appears on page 21 of a distribution plan by the court-appointed receiver in the judicially declared CEP Ponzi scheme. The proposed distribution for this individual is listed as $125.

    The document from Mr. Perkins is dated May 10, 2010.

    Patrick

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  6. Entertained: It is my understanding theat the CEP receiver has not yet issued the checks (due out Sept. 30).

    I do believe this is correct, Entertained.

    Patrick

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  7. Interesting that there is no discussion on MPB Today on scam.com. Is “administrator” there removing posts or MPB Today is still playing in small leagues now.

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  8. [quote]Let’s look at the logic here,” the release urged. “Let’s say you sold $200.00 of your food stamps to a friend, family member or whoever wants to buy your food stamps and not have to pay taxes on their grocery purchase (using the EBT card). What have you lost? Nothing. Since you sold $200.00 in food stamps and got into the business, MPB gives you a $200.00 food voucher towards groceries that you would spend at Wal-Mart or any other grocery store.”
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    Great idea! Of course, selling your food stamps is kind of a felony, but the bright side is, once in prison, ALL YOU MEALS ARE FREE!!!

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  9. I just went to look at the ASA forum and saw Ken Russo had written

    “As many folks know, I am among the first to send a scam alert when it is warranted.”

    Y’all gotta warn me about stuff like that, not only do I need a new keyboard and monitor, but my head very nearly exploded.

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  10. Quick note:

    Have now seen MPB Today piched as an “economic stimulus” plan. Longtime readers will recall this type of language is what got Affiliate Strategies Inc. — the parent company of the defunct Noobing autosurf — in trouble with the FTC.

    On a side note, the ASA Monitor Ponzi forum has locked the MPB Today thread and put it in a category titled, “Programs In Questions[:] Probably illegal or suspected ponzi scheme.”

    Someone had been posting entire reports from the PP Blog in the MPB Today thread. Those have now been deleted.

    Not sure if this is a form of the PP Blog “Poof!” penalty enforced by the now-defunct Surf’s Up forum.

    In any event, I don’t mind short sections of the Blog being quoted — but I do wish people would stop copying and pasting entire columns. For now, that’s a story for another day.

    Here is a story on the Poof penalty. Some readers perhaps will gain some value from reading the comments thread below the story:

    http://patrickpretty.com/2009/05/19/patrick-pretty-poof-penalty-plagues-portal-posters/

    Patrick

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  11. Maybe it was something I said since my post was the last one before they closed the thread. Guess Ken cried long and hard enough that I was picking on him they closed it. Guess I need to start a new one and see what happens.

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  12. I can’t wait for Ken Russo to go to jail, Chili Dog gets a whole pound of bacon for treats that day!

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