Archive for November 19th, 2011

FLORIDA — AGAIN (BOCA RATON VIA NEW YORK): John A. Mattera, Purported Philanthropist, Arrested By Feds And Sued By SEC Amid Allegations He Set Up Scam Using Names Of Groupon And Facebook; Suspect Also Traded On Name Of Red Cross; Investigators Call Him A Recidivist Felon

FLORIDA -- AGAIN (BOCA RATON VIA NEW YORK): John A. Mattera, Purported Philanthropist, Arrested By Feds And Sued By SEC Amid Allegations He Set Up Scam Using Names Of Groupon And Facebook; Suspect Also Traded On Name Of Red Cross; Investigators Call Him A Recidivist Felon

EDITOR’S NOTE: So, you recognize the power of the names of  Groupon and Facebook and want to trade on their magnetism to drive traffic to your purported “opportunity” — and you want to further sanitize your scheme by describing yourself as a philanthropist and trading on the name of a charity such as the American […]