Archive for January 17th, 2013

UPDATE: PP Blog Now Starting To Get Bizarre Spam Related To BannersBroker ‘Program’

UPDATE: PP Blog Now Starting To Get Bizarre Spam Related To BannersBroker 'Program'

UPDATED 7:06 P.M. ET (U.S.A.) The PP Blog today began to receive bizarre spam related to the purported BannersBroker “program,” a Ponzi-forum darling. Senders from separate IPs who deemed themselves “Banners Broker” transmitted spam at 5:27 p.m. (ET) and 5:29 p.m. today. (UPDATE: 7:06 P.M. Actually, the 5:27 spammer deemed himself/herself “Banners Broker” and the […]

Man From Colorado Town Of Fairplay Ran ‘Gold Coin’ Fraud Scheme, Prosecutors Say

Man From Colorado Town Of Fairplay Ran 'Gold Coin' Fraud Scheme, Prosecutors Say

James P. Burg, formerly of Fairplay, Colo., ripped off his customers for gold coins and, in at least one instance, “used one customer’s payment for coins to refund funds to another customer,” federal prosecutors said. The scam fetched more than $2.4 million and operated through three websites, prosecutors said. Burg, 61, became the subject of […]

FBI Offers Up To $10,000 Reward For Info Leading To Capture Of Accused Ponzi Schemer And International Fugitive Peter Heckman

FBI Offers Up To $10,000 Reward For Info Leading To Capture Of Accused Ponzi Schemer And International Fugitive Peter Heckman

A German national who allegedly conducted a Ponzi scheme in Hawaii and then fled to Indonesia is the subject of an FBI manhunt. Peter Heckman, 63, ran a Ponzi scheme in which he promised investors “guaranteed returns of 10 to 15 percent for terms as short as two weeks,” the FBI said. The scam allegedly […]