UPDATE: No Reports Received Of Andy Bowdoin Email ‘Blast’ That Had Been Scheduled For Aug. 1, Third Anniversary Date Of AdSurfDaily-Related Asset Seizures (And Also Third Anniversary Of Total Eclipse Of The Sun)
UPDATED 11:23 A.M. EDT (U.S.A.)
Yesterday marked the third anniversary of the seizure of tens of millions of dollars from the personal bank accounts of AdSurfDaily President Andy Bowdoin amid allegations he was presiding over an international autosurf Ponzi scheme from a former floral shop in Quincy, Fla.
Although some ASD members had received an email that claimed an “Email Blast to the ASD Members List of Over 77,000” would occur yesterday as part of a bid to raise $500,000 to pay for Bowdoin’s criminal defense, the PP Blog has received no reports that such a “Blast” was sent.
The Blog cannot independently confirm that no “Blast” occurred. If a full or partial “Blast” occurred yesterday, however, the event would have coincided with the third anniversary of the ASD-related asset seizures.
Any spam complaints triggered by a “Blast” yesterday potentially could further cement Aug. 1 as an ignominious date in ASD history. On Aug. 1, 2008 — a date that ironically coincided with a total eclipse of the sun observable in parts of the Northern Hemisphere — federal agents stationed south of the eclipse zone were busy preparing their Ponzi case.
Late in the afternoon of Aug. 1, a strange message signed “ASD Management” appeared on ASD’s website.
“Friday, August 1st 2008 afternoon update,” the message began.
“Upon direction from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of Columbia, ASD will not be able to move funds into company accounts, or out of them. We will work to resolve this problem, and return to normal operation, as soon as we are permitted to do so.”
The ASD case has been nothing but strange since the initial asset seizures on the date it grew dark during daylight hours at the top of the earth. A short time after the initial seizures, Bowdoin compared federal prosecutors and the U.S. Secret Service to “Satan” and the 9/11 terrorists.
See earlier story.