Archive for June 2012

[DONATION POST]: Blog’s Editorial Well Has Grown To 1,681 Stories — And Thousands Of Other Links

Dear readers, I’ve delayed putting up this month’s donation post as long as I could, but we’re at the edge of July and have a new round of bills to pay. This month’s need is on the order of $550. Please give if you’re able. By giving last month, a small handful of readers were […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Peter Madoff Charged Criminally, Civilly; Bernard Madoff’s Brother ‘Enabled The Largest Fraud In Human History’ And Gained Millions Of Dollars, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Says

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Peter Madoff Charged Criminally, Civilly; Bernard Madoff's Brother 'Enabled The Largest Fraud In Human History' And Gained Millions Of Dollars, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Says

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Peter Madoff, the brother of Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff, has pleaded guilty in New York to a two-count superseding information charging him with conspiracy to commit securities fraud, tax fraud, mail fraud, ERISA fraud and falsifying records of an investment adviser. The government is seeking a staggering forfeiture order of […]

RECOMMENDED READING: 66-Year-Old Woman Booked Into Florida Jail Last Month After Traffic Stop May Be ‘Sovereign Citizen'; Police Encounter Yet Another Bizarre Circumstance

RECOMMENDED READING: 66-Year-Old Woman Booked Into Florida Jail Last Month After Traffic Stop May Be 'Sovereign Citizen'; Police Encounter Yet Another Bizarre Circumstance

UPDATED 9:43 a.m. EDT (JULY 1, U.S.A.) Police in Punta Gorda, Fla., arrested a woman last month during a traffic stop. The events on the day of the arrest strongly suggest the woman is an adherent to “sovereign citizen” beliefs. “Sovereign citizens” may express an irrational belief that laws do not apply to them and […]

Purported ‘Secret’ Computer Program And ‘Proprietary Computer Algorithm’ Were Launching Ground For Forex Swindle, Feds Say; George Sepero Charged Amid Allegations He Also Defrauded Elderly Widow With Serious Medical Problems Out Of Her Life Savings In Separate Scam

Purported 'Secret' Computer Program And 'Proprietary Computer Algorithm' Were Launching Ground For Forex Swindle, Feds Say; George Sepero Charged Amid Allegations He Also Defrauded Elderly Widow With Serious Medical Problems Out Of Her Life Savings In Separate Scam

UPDATED OCT. 19, 2013. George Sepero has been sentenced to 100 months in federal prison. Our earlier story is below and has been edited to correct spelling. The word “proprietary” has been used again to mask a large financial swindle, federal prosecutors said. George Sepero, 39, of Glen Rock, N.J., has been indicted on charges […]

BULLETIN: Federal Judge Denies Motion By ASD Figures Dwight Owen Schweitzer And Todd Disner For Government To Produce Names Of Potentially Thousands Of ASD Members Who Filed For Remissions

BULLETIN: Federal Judge Denies Motion By ASD Figures Dwight Owen Schweitzer And Todd Disner For Government To Produce Names Of Potentially Thousands Of ASD Members Who Filed For Remissions

BULLETIN: (UPDATED 8:06 P.M. EDT U.S.A.) A federal judge in Florida has denied a motion by AdSurfDaily figures Todd Disner and Dwight Owen Schweitzer that, if granted, could have made the duo privy to information on the identities of any ASD participant who filed a claim for remissions in the ASD Ponzi case, their financial […]

UPDATE: AdSurfDaily-Like Weirdness Increasingly Creeps Into Lawsuit Against United States By ASD Pitchmen Dwight Owen Schweitzer And Todd Disner, Who Now Are Promoting Zeek Rewards

UPDATE: AdSurfDaily-Like Weirdness Increasingly Creeps Into Lawsuit Against United States By ASD Pitchmen Dwight Owen Schweitzer And Todd Disner, Who Now Are Promoting Zeek Rewards

Federal prosecutors went to court in the Southern District of Florida today, saying AdSurfDaily figures Todd Disner and Dwight Owen Schweitzer were confusing their November 2011 lawsuit against the government with two forfeiture actions filed in the District of Columbia by federal prosecutors and the U.S. Secret Service in the ASD Ponzi case. An assistant […]

BULLETIN: JSS Tripler/JustBeenPaid Announces New Scam; Meanwhile, New Guidance From Frederick Mann Suggests Members Should Avoid The Word ‘Compound’

BULLETIN: JSS Tripler/JustBeenPaid Announces New Scam; Meanwhile, New Guidance From Frederick Mann Suggests Members Should Avoid The Word 'Compound'

“‘Compound’ . . . is really a word which [members] probably shouldn’t use.” — Frederick Mann, purported operator of JSS Tripler/JustBeenPaid, from conference call-recording dated June 14, 2012 “‘Repurchase’ is a great one.” — “Dale,” JSS Tripler/JustBeenPaid conference-call host, in response to Frederick Mann comment noted above, June 14, 2012 BULLETIN: (UPDATED 8:44 P.M. EDT […]

JSS Tripler/JustBeenPaid Now Soliciting $20,000 ‘Purchase’ Amid Claim Of $400-Per-Day Payout

JSS Tripler/JustBeenPaid Now Soliciting $20,000 'Purchase' Amid Claim Of $400-Per-Day Payout

EDITOR’S NOTE: The JSS Tripler/JustBeenPaid “program” may have links to the “sovereign citizens” movement. Potentially signaling a change in the “program’s” status quo, JSS/JBP has not posted a recording of its weekly conference call since June 7. As the screen shot below shows, JSS/JBP also now is soliciting “purchases” ranging from $1,000 to $20,000, suggesting […]

DEVELOPING STORY: New Mystery Emerges: North Carolina/Nevada Entity ZeekRewards.com Was Served With California Cyberpiracy, Infringement And Unfair Competition Lawsuit In Flushing, N.Y.

DEVELOPING STORY: New Mystery Emerges: North Carolina/Nevada Entity ZeekRewards.com Was Served With California Cyberpiracy, Infringement And Unfair Competition Lawsuit In Flushing, N.Y.

ZeekRewards.com was accused of cyberpiracy, unfair competition and benefiting from copyright infringement in a trademark-dilution and defamation lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Nov. 7, 2011. The action demands an accounting, disgorgement of alleged ill-gotten gains and treble damages. The PP Blog was unable to reach Zeek immediately […]

UNBELIEVABLE: Now, An ‘Astrology-Based Ponzi Scheme,’ SEC Says; ‘Trading Strategies Were Based On Lunar Cycles And . . . Gravitational Pull Between Earth And The Moon’

UNBELIEVABLE: Now, An 'Astrology-Based Ponzi Scheme,' SEC Says; 'Trading Strategies Were Based On Lunar Cycles And . . . Gravitational Pull Between Earth And The Moon'

“Persaud preyed on people who trusted him by promising high and steady returns while hiding his unconventional trading strategy. When Persaud blatantly lied to investors and hid their losses through a Ponzi scheme, he should have known that an SEC enforcement action was in the stars.” — Eric I. Bustillo, director of the SEC’s Miami […]

BULLETIN: North Carolina Attorney General’s Office Refutes Suggestion That Zeek Has Been Deemed ‘Legal'; ‘We Do Have Concerns,’ Agency Says; TV Station Removes Video Report Zeek Was Linking To On Its Blog

BULLETIN: North Carolina Attorney General's Office Refutes Suggestion That Zeek Has Been Deemed 'Legal'; 'We Do Have Concerns,' Agency Says; TV Station Removes Video Report Zeek Was Linking To On Its Blog

BULLETIN: (UPDATED 2:04 P.M. EDT U.S.A.) The office of North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper told the PP Blog this morning that it never said the Zeek MLM or auctions programs were legal. The agency said it had asked a local television station to issue a corrected report, and the station has removed a video […]