ANNOUNCEMENT: PP Blog Receives Repeated Spams Labeled ‘telexfree’ That Point To YouTube Video For ‘Leads’ Program

ponzinews1ANNOUNCEMENT: The PP Blog has banned a specific IP that appears to originate in the area of Fort Wayne, Ind.

Between 1:33 p.m. and 1:36 p.m. today, the IP sought to pull six separate PP Blog stories with the aim of planting spam links. The first story was this one, dated Dec. 17, 2010: URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Secret Service Has Seized More ASD Cash; Forfeiture Complaint Filed Today Against Bank Accounts Controlled By Erma ‘Web Room Lady’ Seabaugh And Robyn Lynn Stevenson

It was not immediately clear whether the spammer was a bot. What is clear is that the would-be poster used the identity of “telexfree” and sought to plant links to a YouTube video that appears to be selling “leads” for TelexFree and other MLMs. The spams used a gmail address that (in part) included this phrase: “LoBuzcy.”

On March 31 (Easter Sunday), the PP Blog reported that an apparent Telexfree boat-shark was seeking to recruit members of the collapsed Profitable Sunrise “program”:

http://patrickpretty.com/2013/03/31/profitable-sunrise-members-targeted-in-easter-sunday-boat-sharking-for-telexfree-on-facebook-viewers-told-they-can-plunk-down-more-than-15000-for-a-contract-that-provides-earnings-of-at-lea/

The SEC later said Profitable Sunrise was an international pyramid scheme.

Now, someone appears to be trying to ride on the PP Blog’s bandwidth to drive traffic to a third-party leads provider for the TelexFree “program.”

This is one of those days that MLM just makes people want to vomit. The would-be spammer sought to use both flattery and derision to drive traffic to the YouTube video for the purported TelexFree “leads”:

Example of flattery: “Excellent write-up. I definitely love this website. Thanks!” the spammer wrote.

Example of derision: “The next time I read a blog, Hopefully it doesn’t disappoint me as much as this one,” the spammer wrote.

More background: On Feb. 15, BehindMLM.com reported that TelexFree was under criminal investigation in Brazil.

http://behindmlm.com/companies/telexfree-under-criminal-investigation-in-brazil/

So, what we have here is either a bot or a human being serial-spamming the PP Blog for a leads “program” that:

Apparently doesn’t care if TelexFree is under criminal investigation if there is money to be made.

Apparently doesn’t care that TelexFree is being pitched to Profitable Sunrise victims.

Apparently doesn’t care that the first story targeted in the spam campaign was about the AdSurfDaily Ponzi scheme as investigated by the U.S. Secret Service.

Apparently believes that it is entitled to ride on bandwidth provided by Google and the PP Blog because there is money to be made through a purported MLM “leads” program for a company under criminal investigation.

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8 Responses to “ANNOUNCEMENT: PP Blog Receives Repeated Spams Labeled ‘telexfree’ That Point To YouTube Video For ‘Leads’ Program”

  1. Quick note: At 2:12 p.m. EDT today, the IP associated with the spammer in the post above pulled this archive:

    http://patrickpretty.com/2013/01/10/

    Patrick

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  2. Example of flattery: “Excellent write-up. I definitely love this website. Thanks!” the spammer wrote.
    Example of derision: “The next time I read a blog, Hopefully it doesn’t disappoint me as much as this one,” the spammer wrote.

    I think it’s a spam-bot. If you google those two phrases many blogs come up with the exact same phrases.

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  3. Tony H: I think it’s a spam-bot. If you google those two phrases many blogs come up with the exact same phrases.

    You may be right, Tony.

    Patrick

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  4. Sort of odd that Faith Sloan is touting Telexfree. Or is it?

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  5. SHUT THE FUCK UP! and don’t worry about a company that you know nothing about. Are you in Brazil?! no! so shut the fuck up… and be a smart American.

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  6. Telexfree is being promoted in Europe as well through Portugal, where it is being heavily promoted in some regions and of course they are trying to spread it out to non Portuguese speaking countries. And this is irrespective of the Brazilian investigation.

    And why should anyone Shut the F*** Up? Why would that make them “smart Americans”?

    People come to this blog to find out about possible internet frauds. The fact that one may be primarily promoted in Brazil doesn’t change anything.

    The additional fact that TelexFree appears to be run out of Massachusetts (which was in the US the last time I looked) but openly targeting Brazilians makes it even more interesting.

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  7. Stanley Okehie: SHUT THE FUCK UP!

    Stanley Okehie: so shut the fuck up… and be a smart American.

    I occasionally permit this sort of language to be published, perhaps most notably when it’s used in “defense” of an MLM scheme.

    To readers: For additional background, please note that TelexFree is being targeted at senior citizens such as “Aunt Ethel,” who were told on Easter Sunday that, if they send $15,125 to TelexFree to purchase a “contract,” they’ll receive at least $1,100 a week for a year.

    http://patrickpretty.com/2013/03/31/profitable-sunrise-members-targeted-in-easter-sunday-boat-sharking-for-telexfree-on-facebook-viewers-told-they-can-plunk-down-more-than-15000-for-a-contract-that-provides-earnings-of-at-lea/

    Patrick

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  8. Lil Ol’ Radical Me: And why should anyone Shut the F*** Up? Why would that make them “smart Americans”?

    My guess is that the Al Capones of TelexFree believe that “smart Americans” shut up when told to do so and that two or more expletives help illustrate the threat to life and limb, LORM.

    On a side note, Capone got some press yesterday after the LibertyReserve indictment was unsealed. This Bloomberg video is worth the time it takes to watch.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/video/liberty-reserve-laundered-6-billion-bharara-says-h7kwG_fSQIe~21Dsq~yVmQ.html

    Patrick

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