Archive for May 17th, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: FLORIDA — AGAIN: CFTC Says Sammy J. Goldman, Harry Robert Tanner Jr. And Their Firm Ran $23 Million ‘Precious Metals’ Scam; Case Is Third Such Action In 7 Weeks

BREAKING NEWS: FLORIDA -- AGAIN: CFTC Says Sammy J. Goldman, Harry Robert Tanner Jr. And Their Firm Ran $23 Million 'Precious Metals' Scam; Case Is Third Such Action In 7 Weeks

BULLETIN: In the third such action in the United States since March 30, the CFTC has gone to federal court in Florida to block what it described as a “precious metals” scam that incorporated fictitious trading. Charged with fraud in the case were Sammy J. Goldman of Delray Beach, Fla., and Harry Robert Tanner Jr. […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: FTC Goes To Federal Court To Block Alleged $467 Million Scam Operating Globally Online; International Cooperation Cited In Exposing Colossal Fraud Caper, Officials Say

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: FTC Goes To Federal Court To Block Alleged $467 Million Scam Operating Globally Online; International Cooperation Cited In Exposing Colossal Fraud Caper, Officials Say

BULLETIN: UPDATED 3:50 P.M. EDT (U.S.A.) The FTC has gone to federal court to halt what it described as a $467 million, online fraud scheme operating across international borders. The scheme was exposed through international cooperation among the FTC, the Canada Competition Bureau, Service Alberta, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Alberta Partnership Against Cross […]

As Promos On Ponzi Forums Continue And Members Claim IRS Recognition, Club Asteria Acknowledges That Its Members Used PayPal ‘To Cheat Fellow Members’; Says Fraudsters Were Turned Over To Unidentified ‘Authorities’; Existing Members Of Virginia-Based Firm Told To Use Offshore Processors

As Promos On Ponzi Forums Continue And Members Claim IRS Recognition, Club Asteria Acknowledges That Its Members Used PayPal 'To Cheat Fellow Members'; Says Fraudsters Were Turned Over To Unidentified 'Authorities'; Existing Members Of Virginia-Based Firm Told To Use Offshore Processors

In June 2010, the U.S. Department of Justice used its Blog to warn about the emerging threat of “mass marketing fraud,” specifically citing the criminal allegations of a $70 million Ponzi fraud against Nicholas Smirnow of Pathway To Prosperity (P2P). P2P was promoted on the TalkGold and MoneyMakerGroup Ponzi forums. A little over a month […]