MODERN MLM PR: TelexFree Rep’s Blog On Loss Of Payment-Processing Firm: ‘We Killed Them’

The FaithSloan Blog bizarrely announces that TelexFree has "killed" GPG, a payment processor.

The FaithSloan Blog bizarrely announces that TelexFree has “killed” GPG, a payment processor.

If continuing to recruit during multiple pyramid-scheme probes even as a judge and prosecutor reportedly had been threatened in Brazil with death were not enough, another MLM PR disaster is unfolding: The Blog of Faith Sloan, late of Zeek Rewards and Noobing, an HYIP Ponzi scheme that ripped off people with hearing impairments, wants TelexFree members to know why the alleged pyramid scheme no longer is using Global Payroll Gateway (GPG).

“We killed them,” FaithSloan.com reports flatly on the fate of GPG.

Meanwhile, there are competing reports that GPG had given the boot to TelexFree, not the other way around.

No so, according to FaithSloan.com, which is claiming TelexFree “killed” GPG because it “Could not handle the 50,000 accounts that came into their system.”

TelexFree now has turned to “ipayout’s globalewallet,” according to FaithSloan.com.

Whether TelexFree planned to “kill” IPayout if any hiccups developed in its purported processing of money for TelexFree was not disclosed in the undated post announcing that TelexFree had “killed” GPG. The apparent message in the TelexFree branch of MLM La-La Land, however, is that affiliates will ignore or downplay unsettling events in Brazil such as the pyramid probes and reported death threats and will blame any company that fails to find favor with TelexFree and its international army of cross-border pitchmen.

TelexFree appears to have sought to transition to GPG in mid-August, with affiliates trumpeting the firm on the web as the answer to TelexFree’s troubles. But problems developed within weeks (if not days), and TelexFree affiliates then announced the firm was switching to IPayout. In about a month, GPG went from the penthouse to the doghouse in the minds of certain TelexFree promoters. Now, IPayout apparently has been given the chance to occupy the penthouse in the incongruous world of TelexFree. Will it slip into the TelexFree doghouse and perhaps be “killed” by the firm, like rival GPG before it?

Within days of the announcement that TelexFree had brought IPayout aboard after the purported failure of GPG, TelexFree executive Carlos Costa announced that TelexFree was seeking bankruptcy protection in Brazil. While making the announcement, Costa curiously waved the flags of Portugal and Mediera. Like former AdSurfDaily President Andy Bowdoin, Costa also suggested God was on the company’s side.

Bowdoin is serving a 78-month prison sentence in the United States. His ASD “program” was a $119 million Ponzi scheme. Among other things, Bowdoin claimed a 2008 raid on his “program” that promised a precompounding payout of 1 percent a day was the work of “Satan.”

Some TelexFree affiliates claim that $15,125 sent to the company fetches a profit of at least $42,075 in a year. Images of Jesus Christ have been used in TelexFree promos.

Noobing was an autosurf HYIP scheme pushed by former ASD pitchmen that tanked in 2009 after its parent company was implicated by the FTC in a government-grants scheme that led to combined judgments totaling more than $54 million. The scam even was discussed at a Senate hearing.

A court-appointed receiver determined that Noobing was impossibly upside-down. Affiliate Strategies Inc., the U.S.-based parent company, registered several corporations offshore, including Noobing, formed in the Caribbean island of Nevis; ASI Management Inc., formed in Belize on March 24, 2009; Landmark Publishing Group LLC, formed in Nevis on March 25, 2009; Landmark Publishing LLC, formed in Nevis on March 25, 2009; International Research and Writing Group LLC, formed in Nevis on July 1, 2009; and International Publishing Group LLC, formed in Nevis on July 1, 2009.

All in all, the receiver said in 2009, “the ASI defendants have formed and operated eighteen additional Kansas LLCs as subsidiaries of Defendant Apex Holdings International LLC.” The receiver proposed a plan by which all assets tied to Noobing’s parent would be sold — right down to a stainless-steel wastebasket in the women’s restroom.

In 2010, the PP Blog interviewed a 64-year-old woman with a profound hearing loss. The interview was conducted through the woman’s interpreter. The woman told the PP Blog she has lost $5,300 in Noobing and could not sleep at night. Noobing later was added as a receivership defendant. The receiver said that Noobing and 14 other companies under the ASI umbrella had become the subjects of “numerous inquiries” from “tax authorities,”  creditors and “former independent contractors.”

TelexFree has U.S. footprints in Massachusetts and Nevada. The firm also now purports to be operating in England. TelexFree is the subject of multiple pyramid-scheme probes in Brazil, where it operates through an entity known as Ympactus Comercial Ltd.

There have been reports that at least one judge and one prosecutor involved in the Brazil probe have been threatened with death.

HYIP fraud schemes spread in part because promoters engage in serial disingenuousness and ignore red flags such as unusually consistent returns, claims of guaranteed payouts and the circuitous flow of money. Some TelexFree affiliates have provided ASD-like coaching tips to prospects on how to speed the flow of money to the firm.

 

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2 Responses to “MODERN MLM PR: TelexFree Rep’s Blog On Loss Of Payment-Processing Firm: ‘We Killed Them’”

  1. I would recommend re-arranging this article so that “Faith Sloan” is mentioned prominently right next to the statement: “promoters engage in serial disingenuousness and ignore red flags such as unusually consistent returns, claims of guaranteed payouts and the circuitous flow of money”.

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  2. Do a Bing search on ‘Faith Sloan scams’ and you will be shocked. She is a serial scammer from way back.

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