Archive for November 2010

Egg-Themed Domains Used To Promote HYIPs That Flushed Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars Go Missing — Plus, An Update On Data Network Affiliates Amid Suggestion Thyroid Cancer Sufferers Can Benefit From Product Called ‘O-WOW TurboMune’

Egg-Themed Domains Used To Promote HYIPs That Flushed Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars Go Missing -- Plus, An Update On Data Network Affiliates Amid Suggestion Thyroid Cancer Sufferers Can Benefit From Product Called 'O-WOW TurboMune'

Four egg-themed domain names used to drive business to HYIPs that ended in spectacular flameouts and foreshadowed a warning from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) have gone missing. The domains — including one that redirected to an HYIP site known bizarrely as Cash Tanker, which used an image of Jesus Christ to promote a […]

BREAKING NEWS: OLINT Boss David A. Smith Extradited To United States From Turks And Caicos Islands; Faces Charges In Spectacular Forex-Fraud Case In Orlando Region

BREAKING NEWS: OLINT Boss David A. Smith Extradited To United States From Turks And Caicos Islands; Faces Charges In Spectacular Forex-Fraud Case In Orlando Region

BULLETIN: Agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) traveled to the Turks And Caicos Islands to take accused Ponzi schemer David A. Smith into custody. Smith has been transported to the United States and is jailed in Florida. Smith, who was serving a prison term in the islands for fraud and conspiracy, became the […]

DEVELOPING STORY: Tina M. Hall, VP Of Firm Linked To Kenneth Wayne Leaming, Had Notary License Revoked For ‘Professional Misconduct’; Woman With Same Name Sought To Intervene In AdSurfDaily Case

DEVELOPING STORY: Tina M. Hall, VP Of Firm Linked To Kenneth Wayne Leaming, Had Notary License Revoked For 'Professional Misconduct'; Woman With Same Name Sought To Intervene In AdSurfDaily Case

The state of Washington revoked the notary license of Tina M. Hall of Spanaway last month for “professional misconduct,” according to the Department of Licensing. Hall also is listed as vice president of American International Business Law Inc., a Spanaway company some AdSurfDaily members have said is performing legal work for a group of members. […]

A CHILL ACROSS THE PONZI LANDSCAPE: Two Women Arrested, Charged With Helping Bernard Madoff Pull Off Epic Ponzi Scheme; ‘House Of Cards Is Almost Never Built By One Lone Architect,’ U.S. Attorney Says

A CHILL ACROSS THE PONZI LANDSCAPE: Two Women Arrested, Charged With Helping Bernard Madoff Pull Off Epic Ponzi Scheme; 'House Of Cards Is Almost Never Built By One Lone Architect,' U.S. Attorney Says

BULLETIN: The FBI has arrested Joann Crupi of Westfield, N.J., and Annette Bongiorno of  Boca Raton, Fla. The women were charged with helping Bernard Madoff pull off his Ponzi scheme by both actively participating in and concealing the epic fraud, federal prosecutors in New York said. The women had worked for Madoff for a combined […]

BULLETIN: SEC Files Emergency Action To Halt Alleged ‘Diamond-Themed’ Ponzi Scheme And Related Fraud In Colorado; Richard Dalton Of Golden Accused Of Running Bizarre Multistate Scheme

BULLETIN: SEC Files Emergency Action To Halt Alleged 'Diamond-Themed' Ponzi Scheme And Related Fraud In Colorado; Richard Dalton Of Golden Accused Of Running Bizarre Multistate Scheme

BULLETIN: (UPDATED 7:49 P.M. ET (U.S.A.) A Golden man ran a diamond-themed Ponzi scheme as part of a larger fraud, the SEC has charged in an emergency court action in federal court in Colorado. The agency said it filed the lawsuit to halt the actions of Richard Dalton and his company: Universal Consulting Resources LLC […]

BULLETIN: Profiles Of Purported Attorney With AdSurfDaily Tie Removed From Cornell, Justia, Oyez Websites; Notary Public Told Washington Law Practice Board In 2005 That Kenneth Wayne Leaming Was ‘Physically And Emotionally Abusive’ And Coercive

BULLETIN: Profiles Of Purported Attorney With AdSurfDaily Tie Removed From Cornell, Justia, Oyez Websites; Notary Public Told Washington Law Practice Board In 2005 That Kenneth Wayne Leaming Was 'Physically And Emotionally Abusive' And Coercive

UPDATED 2:33 P.M. ET (U.S.A.) Cornell University Law School, Justia.com and Oyez.org have removed the online profiles of Kenneth Wayne Leaming. Leaming previously had been listed as an attorney who practiced law and advertised a fee structure of up to $250 an hour from Spanaway, Wash. Visitors were encouraged to “schedule a free introductory consultation.” […]

Settlement With FTC Bans Scientist From Making Snakeoil Claims About POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice And POMx Supplements

Settlement With FTC Bans Scientist From Making Snakeoil Claims About POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice And POMx Supplements

UPDATED 2:31 P.M. ET (U.S.A.) The chief science officer of POMWonderful LLC knew as early as May 2007 that a company-funded, placebo-controlled study showed that there was  “no significant difference” between consumption of pomegranate juice and a control beverage after 18 months in reducing arterial plaque and the risk of heart disease but continued to […]

CFTC: South Carolina Pastor Ran Forex Ponzi Scheme From House Of Worship; Historic Church Property In Charleston Has Seen It All — From Lincoln Presidency And Civil War To Kennedy Assassination And Election Of Obama

CFTC: South Carolina Pastor Ran Forex Ponzi Scheme From House Of Worship; Historic Church Property In Charleston Has Seen It All -- From Lincoln Presidency And Civil War To Kennedy Assassination And Election Of Obama

The religious facility that ultimately became St. John’s Reformed Episcopal Church has seen a lot of history in its 160 years on Anson Street in Charleston, S.C. Construction predated the Civil War by 11 years. The facility opened in 1850 as the Anson Street Chapel for black Presbyterians, according to records maintained by the Charleston […]

UPDATE: Cornell University Seeks To Determine If Man Referenced In Email Circulated By ASD Members’ Group Is Licensed Attorney; Website Listing For Kenneth Wayne Leaming Under Review

UPDATE: Cornell University Seeks To Determine If Man Referenced In Email Circulated By ASD Members' Group Is Licensed Attorney; Website Listing For Kenneth Wayne Leaming Under Review

UPDATED 11:04 A.M. ET (U.S.A.) Cornell University said Sunday that it will remove a listing on its Law School website for Kenneth Wayne Leaming of Spanaway, Wash., if Leaming proves not to be a licensed attorney. A review of the listing and the circumstances under which Leaming’s name was added to a database of attorneys’ […]

DISTURBING: Email Received By Some ASD Members Suggests They Could Be Sued For Participating In Refund Program; Records Suggest ‘Legal Opinion’ Was Offered By Man Named In Complaints For ‘Unauthorized Practice Of Law’ And Linked To ‘Extremist Group’ By Anti-Defamation League

DISTURBING: Email Received By Some ASD Members Suggests They Could Be Sued For Participating In Refund Program; Records Suggest 'Legal Opinion' Was Offered By Man Named In Complaints For 'Unauthorized Practice Of Law' And Linked To 'Extremist Group' By Anti-Defamation League

In a bizarre and unsettling development, some members of AdSurfDaily who may be planning to file for restitution through the official claims administrator have received a confusing and threatening email from a “group” of ASD members. The email, which appears to be a compendium that cobbles together communications from the group and asks ASD members to […]

PRIVACY A CASUALTY OF MPB TODAY? Promo Shows Snapshot Of Customer In Walmart’s Pharmacy Section; Slide Show Shows 32 Snapshots Of MPB Affiliates Waving Checks And Walmart Cards, 15 Snapshots Taken Inside A Walmart Store

PRIVACY A CASUALTY OF MPB TODAY? Promo Shows Snapshot Of Customer In Walmart's Pharmacy Section; Slide Show Shows 32 Snapshots Of MPB Affiliates Waving Checks And Walmart Cards, 15 Snapshots Taken Inside A Walmart Store

UPDATED 3:38 P.M. ET (U.S.A.) A 52-frame slide show accessible online may lead to questions about whether the privacy of Walmart customers and Walmart itself has been invaded in a sales promo for the purported MPB Today “grocery” program. At least nine of the slides show customers, including people who appear to be senior citizens, […]