Archive for January 2012

DIALING UP THE BIZARRE: Prisoner Who Reportedly Once Stole Tractor-Trailer Full Of ‘Canned Beans’ And Later Followed ‘Sovereign Citizen’ Bleatings Convicted Of Running Tax Scam From Jail

DIALING UP THE BIZARRE: Prisoner Who Reportedly Once Stole Tractor-Trailer Full Of 'Canned Beans' And Later Followed 'Sovereign Citizen' Bleatings Convicted Of Running Tax Scam From Jail

This one is almost indescribably bizarre . . . Ronald Williams, 48, was an inmate in various prisons in New York state between 2006 and 2010, federal prosecutors said. His mother told the Syracuse Post-Standard that her son was jailed in 2006 on charges of stealing a tractor-trailer full of “canned beans” off a street […]

In Wake Of CONSOB Action, Affiliate ‘Press Release’ Calls JSS Tripler Members ‘Investors’ EIGHT Times And Suggests U.S. Government Approves Purported ‘Program’ That Advertises Return Rate That Dwarfs Madoff

In Wake Of CONSOB Action, Affiliate 'Press Release' Calls JSS Tripler Members 'Investors' EIGHT Times And Suggests U.S. Government Approves Purported 'Program' That Advertises Return Rate That Dwarfs Madoff

You can’t make this stuff up . . . A week after CONSOB, the Italian securities regulator, announced it was opening a probe into the activities of JSS Tripler promoters amid claims the absurd “program” advertised returns that would make Bernard Madoff blush, a new “press release” ignores the CONSOB development, calls participants “investors” (eight […]

UPDATE: JSS Tripler Promoters On Ponzi Boards Scoff At CONSOB Action, React By Making ‘I Got Paid’ Posts; Like AdSurfDaily, Purported ‘Opportunity’ Calls Payouts ‘Rebates’ And Employs Confluence Of Payment Schemes

UPDATE: JSS Tripler Promoters On Ponzi Boards Scoff At CONSOB Action, React By Making 'I Got Paid' Posts; Like AdSurfDaily, Purported 'Opportunity' Calls Payouts 'Rebates' And Employs Confluence Of Payment Schemes

“I dont care what the CONSOB or whatever says because I am not an Italian.” — TalkGold poster known as “WallStreetIsAPonzi,” Jan. 28, 2012 Even as CONSOB, the Italian securities regulator, is publishing an announcement on its website that promoters of a bizarre HYIP known as JSS Tripler are under investigation amid preposterous claims that […]

[DONATION POST UPDATE]: PP Blog Is At The Brink . . .

Dear Readers, Our donation post this month was in this editorial, which doubled as our 1,500th post. The post resulted in one contribution from a reader. We are short of where we need to be heading into February. A key service bill for $100 is coming due, and there is no money to pay it. […]

BULLETIN: Fugitive Found With AdSurfDaily Figure Kenneth Wayne Leaming Back In Jail After Judge Revokes Bond; Timothy Shawn Donavan Refused To Be Sworn As Witness At Pretrial Hearing In Arkansas Mail-Fraud Case; Leaming’s Firm Listed As Registered Agent For 2 Companies Implicated In Alleged Multimillion-Dollar Envelope-Stuffing Fraud

BULLETIN: Fugitive Found With AdSurfDaily Figure Kenneth Wayne Leaming Back In Jail After Judge Revokes Bond; Timothy Shawn Donavan Refused To Be Sworn As Witness At Pretrial Hearing In Arkansas Mail-Fraud Case; Leaming's Firm Listed As Registered Agent For 2 Companies Implicated In Alleged Multimillion-Dollar Envelope-Stuffing Fraud

BULLETIN: Timothy Shawn Donavan, one of two federal fugitives from Arkansas found in Washington state Nov. 22 with AdSurfDaily figure and purported “sovereign citizen” Kenneth Wayne Leaming, is back in jail. Separately, records show that Leaming’s Washington state firm was the registered agent for two defunct companies linked to the alleged Donavan mail-fraud scheme and […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: JSS Tripler Promoters Targeted By Italian Regulator CONSOB In Securities Probe

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: JSS Tripler Promoters Targeted By Italian Regulator CONSOB In Securities Probe

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Your time soon may be up if you’re flogging the absurd HYIP known as JSS Tripler. CONSOB, the Italian securities regulator, has opened a probe into the activities of multiple promoters amid concerns the purported “program” is being offered to Italian citizens unlawfully as a security. JSS Tripler is an […]

ALERT! On Heels Of SEC’s Complaint Against Alleged Latvian Hacker Accused Of Manipulating Stock Prices By Hijacking Brokerage Accounts, FINRA Warns Of Plots Targeting Email Accounts

ALERT! On Heels Of SEC's Complaint Against Alleged Latvian Hacker Accused Of Manipulating Stock Prices By Hijacking Brokerage Accounts, FINRA Warns Of Plots Targeting Email Accounts

“Investors who suspect that their email account has been hacked should immediately notify their brokerage firm and other financial institutions, and anyone who suspects they have been defrauded should file a complaint with FINRA.” — Gerri Walsh, vice president for Investor Education, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Jan. 26, 2012 The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: SEC Says Latvian Trader Hatched ‘Online Account Intrusion Scheme’ And Manipulated Prices Of More Than 100 NYSE And Nasdaq Securities

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: SEC Says Latvian Trader Hatched 'Online Account Intrusion Scheme' And Manipulated Prices Of More Than 100 NYSE And Nasdaq Securities

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: In a case that raises grave security concerns, the SEC has gone to federal court in San Francisco, alleging that a 34-year-old Latvian trader who held positions in multiple stocks “hijacked” the online accounts of customers at large broker-dealers and made trades in the accounts to manipulate prices and pocket […]

President Raises Piracy Issue In State Of The Union Address Just Days After Justice Department Brings Megaupload Copyright-Infringement Case; Overall Fraud Battle Will Expand, Obama Tells Nation

President Raises Piracy Issue In State Of The Union Address Just Days After Justice Department Brings Megaupload Copyright-Infringement Case; Overall Fraud Battle Will Expand, Obama Tells Nation

Speaking to the nation in his State of the Union address to Congress, President Obama last night referenced U.S. efforts to combat piracy. Although the remarks were in the context of battling knock-off goods that infringe trademarks and affect American manufacturing jobs, Obama delivered the message just days after the Justice Department brought racketeering and […]

‘OneX’ And Club Asteria Pitchman ‘Strosdegoz’ Turns Attention To New ‘Program’ Called ‘Huge Yield’; Flogging On Ponzi Boards Has Begun Amid Early Report Of DDoS Attack

'OneX' And Club Asteria Pitchman 'Strosdegoz' Turns Attention To New 'Program' Called 'Huge Yield'; Flogging On Ponzi Boards Has Begun Amid Early Report Of DDoS Attack

Veteran Ponzi-board huckster “strosdegoz,” also known as “manolo,” now is flogging a new “program” known as “Huge Yield.” There already is an unconfirmed report that HugeYield has suffered a DDoS attack. “strosdegoz” emerged last year as a regular shill for Club Asteria, the purported Virginia-based program that became a Ponzi-forum darling and later announced its […]

BULLETIN: Alaska ‘Sovereign Citizens’ Charged In New Indictment; Feds Say Francis Schaeffer Cox Had ‘Armed Security’ Force That ‘Stop[ed] Private Citizens Without Lawful Authority And Under The Force Of Arms’

BULLETIN: Alaska 'Sovereign Citizens' Charged In New Indictment; Feds Say Francis Schaeffer Cox Had 'Armed Security' Force That 'Stop[ed] Private Citizens Without Lawful Authority And Under The Force Of Arms'

BULLETIN: A new superseding indictment has been returned in federal court in Alaska against purported “sovereign citizens” and “militia” members Francis Schaeffer Cox, Coleman L. Barney and Lonnie G. Vernon. In addition to the original charges outlined in an the first superseding indictment, the trio now is accused of conspiracy to kill federal officers and […]