UPDATE: Andy Bowdoin’s Fundraising Site Still Down

Andy Bowdoin

The continuing outage of a fundraising site for accused Ponzi schemer Andy Bowdoin of Florida-based AdSurfDaily now has exceeded 80 hours — more than three full days. The site first was reported to be offline Thursday at 11:09 p.m. EDT.

What caused the outage and why the site remains offline are unclear. Bowdoin, 76, had been using the site in a bid to gather $500,000 to pay for his criminal defense on charges of wire fraud, securities fraud and selling unregistered securities.

A post dated today and signed “Andy” on a companion Facebook site says this:

“Hello ASD Members! Just a quick positive note. Our Website has been down for a few days due to some tech issues with our server, but it will be back up shortly. A “Good News Update” email will be sent with some very exciting news for all of you in the next couple of days. Andy”

Bowdoin’s fundraising campaign had lasted more than two months prior to the disappearance of the site, but had fallen 95 percent of the mark, according to the most recent claims.

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5 Responses to “UPDATE: Andy Bowdoin’s Fundraising Site Still Down”

  1. Andy must have a really crappy hosting company.

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  2. Maybe the website is down on purpose; suppose several people who got 100% of their money back then gave it to Andy and Andy wants to keep things quiet until after the hearing and setting of the Trial date??

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  3. Don: Andy must have a really crappy hosting company.

    I think it was hosted on The Planet. Last time I had dealings with them they were quite good at closing/suspending sites that were against their AUP. I think they have even been known to suspend a re-seller account when that re-seller was hosting multiple ponzi sites.

    The Planet is (or at least was) a good hosting company.

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  4. Quick note,

    [Edited by Admin to note return of site as outlined in post below.]

    Patrick

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  5. The site is back. We received a report at 12:39 a.m. from a reader that the site had returned online. The precise time it returned is unclear.

    Patrick

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