Archive for June 2013

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Threshold Dollar Number For Zeek Rewards’ Net Winners To Avoid Receivership Litigation Now Public; At Least 136 Settlement Agreements Ironed Out, Receiver Says

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Threshold Dollar Number For Zeek Rewards' Net Winners To Avoid Receivership Litigation Now Public; At Least 136 Settlement Agreements Ironed Out, Receiver Says

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: (UPDATED 8:05 P.M. EDT U.S.A.) From the standpoint of avoiding financial accountability, it may have become more difficult for serial scammers who foist HYIP scams on the international public to thumb their noses at law enforcement and the courts. The court-appointed receiver in the Zeek Rewards Ponzi scheme case has […]

Philly Affinity Fraudster Traded On Coca-Cola’s Name And Ran Ponzi, Feds Say

Philly Affinity Fraudster Traded On Coca-Cola's Name And Ran Ponzi, Feds Say

EDITOR’S NOTE: Affinity fraud takes many forms. The case against Constant Damas appears to have been one that married an appeal to a common nationality to an appeal to the taste buds and brand recognition. Scammers often trade on the names of famous companies and individuals. And they often issue appeals to people of common […]

UPDATE: Italy Finalizes Suspension Order Against Alleged Profitable Sunrise Pitchman Who Got Booted By WordPress

UPDATE: Italy Finalizes Suspension Order Against Alleged Profitable Sunrise Pitchman Who Got Booted By WordPress

UPDATE: CONSOB, the Italian securities regulator, has finalized a March 27  suspension order against alleged Profitable Sunrise pitchman Daniele Verzari. Verzari allegedly pitched Profitable Sunrise as the “founder” of the Vdproject Italy team on a Blog hosted by WordPress. After CONSOB announced a temporary suspension order on April 2, WordPress gave Verzari the boot. He […]

2 Purported Maryland ‘Sovereign Citizens’ Charged In Earlier Alleged Scam Now Charged In Different County In New Alleged Scam

Seven purported “sovereign citizens” illegally squatted in a Waldorf home and have been charged in Charles County with burglary, authorities said. Two of the “sovereigns” earlier were charged with doing the same thing in a Montgomery County home, NBCWashington.com is reporting. Also see June 8 PP Blog report on incident in Montgomery County. View more […]

WAFF: Purported ‘Sovereign Citizen’ Who Filed Bogus Liens Now Guilty Of Resisting Arrest

Donna Jo Kirkland, a purported Alabama sovereign citizen” who filed bogus liens against public officials and then didn’t remove them as required to honor and maintain her probation agreement, now has been found guilty of resisting arrest. WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

MASS. ATTORNEY GENERAL: Former Middlesex County Banker Was Ponzi Schemer Who Scammed For 12 Years And Created Bogus CD Receipts And 1099s

MASS. ATTORNEY GENERAL: Former Middlesex County Banker Was Ponzi Schemer Who Scammed For 12 Years And Created Bogus CD Receipts And 1099s

A Massachusetts woman formerly employed at Bank of America ran a Ponzi scheme on the side, forged withdrawal slips and stole millions of dollars from family and friends over a period of 12 years, the state’s attorney general said. Elaina Patterson, 53, of Wilmington, has been indicted on charges of Larceny over $250 from a […]

2 Los Angeles Police Officers Reportedly Ambushed By Gunman

Multiple media outlets are reporting that two Los Angeles police officers were ambushed by a gunman early this morning outside the Wilshire Division police station. Early reports suggest the officers were injured — but not seriously. A manhunt is under way for their alleged assailant. See KTLA coverage.

BULLETIN: SEC Backs Legisi Receiver’s Bid To Pursue E-Bullion Cash

BULLETIN: SEC Backs Legisi Receiver's Bid To Pursue E-Bullion Cash

BULLETIN: The SEC has asked a federal judge to permit the receiver in the Legisi HYIP Ponzi-scheme case  to pursue funds tied up after the arrest of James Fayed, the operator of the e-Bullion payment processor. Fayed was convicted in 2011 of ordering the murder of his wife, a potential witness against him. Pamela Fayed […]

LASD: Purported ‘Sovereign Citizen’ Charged With Forging Macy’s Gift Cards In Alleged $218,000 Scheme

LASD: Purported 'Sovereign Citizen' Charged With Forging Macy's Gift Cards In Alleged $218,000 Scheme

Macy’s, the American department-store chain famous in real life and in fiction, was the victim of a $218,000 theft at the hands of purported “sovereign citizen” Richard Reyes Duenas and four others, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. Duenas, 30, recently was arrested in Las Vegas and taken back to Los Angeles to face […]

Judge Calls Ponzi Schemer Who Raised Conspiracy Theory His Attorney Was Working With The Government A Liar, Sentences Him To 16 Years In Federal Prison

Judge Calls Ponzi Schemer Who Raised Conspiracy Theory His Attorney Was Working With The Government A Liar, Sentences Him To 16 Years In Federal Prison

Anthony Vassallo pulled a page from Ponzi schemer Andy Bowdoin’s playbook when he advanced a conspiracy theory that his own defense counsel was working with the government to sell him down the river. It didn’t work for Bowdoin, the 78-year old recidivist securities fraudster now serving a 78-month prison term after claiming he’d been “hoodwinked” […]

DEVELOPING STORY: Multiple Individuals Shot By Alleged Assailant Outside Law Firm, Wal-Mart In Greenville, N.C.; Police Chief Describes Incident To WITN

There has been another mass-shooting incident in the United States. Early reports suggest the alleged gunman shot four people and was shot by police after he fled a parking lot outside of a law firm in Greenville, N.C., and made his way to the parking lot of a nearby Wal-Mart store. One person appears to […]