Banners Broker Cultists Rip Play From Zeek, AdSurfDaily, AdViewGlobal HYIP Scambook

YOU are being watched by Banners Broker: Source: Graphic published at RealScam.com

Banners Broker members who log into their accounts are seeing this pop-up message: Source: Graphic published at RealScam.com

Whoever is pulling the linguistic strings at the Banners Broker HYIP cult operating globally online now is channeling Zeek Rewards, AdSurfDaily and AdViewGlobal in their final days.

Zeek, an $850 million Ponzi- and pyramid fraud that once suggested participants should change their toilet-paper dispensing habits if instructed to do so, threatened to ban members who didn’t stick to the company’s insidious, Stepfordian chant. It also planted the seed that it would use the courts to gag doubting voices and sue credit unions that dared to speak ill about its “program” that averaged a payout of 1.5 percent a day. And through proxies, Zeek made sure that other MLM companies and executives who’d dare question its outrageous claims knew that the Zeek eye in the sky was watching them.

AdSurfDaily, a $119 million Ponzi scheme that promised to pay 1 percent a day, announced that it had filled a pot with $750,000 in cash and would sue critics for tens of millions of dollars. (The U.S. Feds were so moved by the claim that they made sure it was included in an evidence exhibit used to seize more than $80 million in ASD cash.) Prior to the seizure, ASD’s Stepfordian wing made sure that doubters knew their doubts would be reported by right-thinking loyalists to “ASD legal.” After the seizure, some of the ASDers planted the seed that any fellow member who filed a remissions claim through the U.S. Department of Justice would get sued by their fellow members.

In 2009, after forming itself from the carcass of ASD’s MLM fraud scheme and on the brink of collapse itself, AdViewGlobal threatened to sue critics for purported copyright infringement. (Zeek, through purported “consultant” Robert Craddock, later would work the “infringement” gambit into its arsenal while planting the seed one or more Zeek lawyers would go after critics.)

To cement its thuggery, AVG, a Zeek- and ASD-like 1-percent-a day “program” that gathered millions of dollars, said it was watching what members said about it online and planted the seed it would seek to have the Internet connections of in-house critics shut down. AVG bizarrely (and incongruously) did these things while purporting to have “protectors” in its ranks and while purporting to enjoy U.S. and Florida Constitutional speech and commerce protections from its purported base of operations in Uruguay.

Now comes word that Banners Broker, an almost indescribably bizarre “program” whose online steroidal puppeteers have been stringing people along and picking pockets since at least 2012, has accidentally announced that it, too, has become a factory from which MLM thuggery is manufactured. Not only is Banners Broker watching members, the “program” says, its members also are watching members. The news first appeared on the RealScam.com antiscam forum.

Banners Broker, of course, wants members of its cyberspace cult to remain in their Stepfordian trances and not to notice they’re being manipulated like robots, so it has given its strong-arm bid an innocuous (if not wholesome-sounding) name: “Community Watch.”

Ready to projectile vomit?

Given the monitoring policy, individual members who’ve posted negative content should remove it, the “program” instructs. And members who observe other members posting negative content should contact the doubters and provide a copy of the “program’s” policy that bans negativity and threatens management-led account seizures.

On Feb. 12, Banners Broker will begin to take “a firmer stance against people that are speaking badly against Banners Broker,” the “program” bizarrely bleats.

“Affiliates found to be contributing to the negativity on the Internet will have their accounts locked,” the “program” threatens. “[T]hey will be banned from participating in the Banners Broker system and they will forfeit all of their inventory and revenue.”

Banners Broker appears also to be trying to chill nonmember critics.

“If you know of a site with content that is negative towards Banners Broker, we ask that you report it to the Community Watch,” the “program” instructs.

In June 2012, the PP Blog reported that a website selling “customers” to Zeek recruiters also was directing traffic to double-your-money Banners Broker and the 2-percent-a-day (precompounding) JSSTripler/JustBeenPaid HYIP scam purportedly operated by Frederick Mann.

On Jan. 17, 2013, the PP Blog reported it was receiving menacing communications about Banners Broker.

For additional background on bids to chill reporters or program members who publish information about scams and highly questionable “opportunities,” see this Dec. 27, 2012, PP Blog post: Our Choice For The Most Important PP Blog Post Of 2012.

 

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10 Responses to “Banners Broker Cultists Rip Play From Zeek, AdSurfDaily, AdViewGlobal HYIP Scambook”

  1. Come to think of it, Zeek also had a “Zeek Patrol” where allegedly “volunteers” patrol the Interwebs for non-compliant ads, months before it went down the tubes.

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  2. K. Chang: Come to think of it, Zeek also had a “Zeek Patrol” where allegedly “volunteers” patrol the Interwebs for non-compliant ads, months before it went down the tubes.

    Thanks for this, K. Chang. As fate would have it, I typed “Zeek Patrol” into Google. One of the top results was a post at the TalkGold Ponzi forum in which serial HYIP pitchman “Ken Russo” (DRdave) was being cautioned against posting his Zeek earnings in the forum.

    Based on the sig line, the apparent Zeeker who cautioned him also was promoting the ill-fated Bidify knockoff scheme.

    A few posts below the caution, someone asked, “Is Zeek Rewards in danger of crashing and burning[?]”

    The post was dated July 3, 2012. The crash-and-burn occurred about a month and a half later.

    Patrick

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  3. At least Zeek did just crash and burn.

    Chris Smith was originally described as a techical
    genius, which might explain why this hasn’t happened
    with Bannersbroker.

    Here’s what someone wrote on realscam…

    >>Remember the very first “Halloween” film – the one with Jamie Lee Curtis as the hapless heroine? At the end, she kept killing off the bad guy but he kept getting up again. BB is starting to remind me of that. It’s dead, but it won’t lie down. It keeps on morphing into some strange, warped thing that no-one can properly explain; all in an attempt to part people from their money<<

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  4. They are only going after those they can intimidate into not exposing BB for the Ponzi it is. They don’t have the gonads to go after any forum that will take them to shove it, or try to take them to court. The last place Chris Smith wants to be is in a courtroom, and especially having to go through Discovery. A pathetic attempt to try to control the masses from telling the truth about BB.

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  5. You can also add this to the list, BB loyalists abusing the internal report function for their own twisted plans.

    This is a direct quote from one of the BB skype rooms, this individual is called Helen Wright, she provided BB with a video testimonial in October 2013 at a time when millions was overdue in payouts to affiliates. She is also promoting BB and BBmobile to people whilst lying and misleading them.

    youtube.com/watch?v=XqLc_cyOWjA

    Here she is calling on others to report two people who had put valid concerns and critical comments about BB, which were then copied to other places out of Skype, by other people. Because of this and the fact they are valid comments which show BB in a bad light, she wants people in the Skype room to use the internal report function to censor these two people, when they have done nothing wrong at all.

    “Helen Julia Wright: Dave Edgington and John Hughes need reporting. If their comments are being used on a trolling site, it is harming the company. Go to the feedback section on the dashboard or the community watch I’ve just reported them. People power is strong,”

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  6. Here is a further post from the Bannersbroker blog at bannersbroker.blogspot.com.

    >>The purpose of the previous blog was not to control what people say or to force people to “rat out” other affiliates. The purpose was to remove the vicious and false things that are posted online. Ironically, many of these things are posted by people that are AFFILIATES and expect to be paid<>>When Banners Broker receives a chargeback notice, the account in which the service was purchased is immediately blocked, and all associated services in the account are terminated. Banners Broker always considers chargebacks to be the result of fraud<<<

    The non-payment issue is now at fever pitch and it will be interesting to see how this plays out.

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  7. Here is a further post from the Bannersbroker blog at bannersbroker.blogspot.com.

    >The purpose of the previous blog was not to control what people say or to force people to “rat out” other affiliates. The purpose was to remove the vicious and false things that are posted online. Ironically, many of these things are posted by people that are AFFILIATES and expect to be paid<<>When Banners Broker receives a chargeback notice, the account in which the service was purchased is immediately blocked, and all associated services in the account are terminated. Banners Broker always considers chargebacks to be the result of fraud<<<

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  8. John, quoting from bannersbroker.blogspot.com Blog: When Banners Broker receives a chargeback notice, the account in which the service was purchased is immediately blocked, and all associated services in the account are terminated. Banners Broker always considers chargebacks to be the result of fraud

    The FastProfitsDaily scammers also tried thuggery on the chargeback issue:

    http://patrickpretty.com/2011/08/29/ponzi-forum-pitchfest-begins-for-fast-profits-daily-any-attempts-to-acquire-a-refund-or-chargeback-constitute-theft-and-fraud-and-are-grounds-for-legal-prosecution-matrix-cycler-says/

    FastProfitsDaily also said it would issues fines of at least $500 to members who filed chargebacks. That reminded me of this harebrained idea:

    http://patrickpretty.com/2013/12/19/public-citizen-nonprofit-consumer-group-sues-kleargear-com-firm-that-allegedly-fined-utah-couple-3500-for-posting-negative-review-online/

    On a side note, some of the FastProfitsDaily hucksters later got themselves involved in the launches of Zeek-like ventures.

    Patrick

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  9. “Paying all affiliates what they are owed would do more to clean up the negative comments on the internet than anything else BBI is trying to do”.

    Probably the most sensible comment I’ve read about this situation in the last year.

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  10. What i want to know is why are they still going and how

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