DEVELOPING STORY: Federal Agents Raid TelexFree, Massachusetts Newspaper Reports (And Publishes Photo)

(UPDATED 9:58 A.M. EDT U.S.A.) Agents from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) have raided the TelexFree office in Marlborough, Mass., the MetroWest Daily News is reporting.

And the newspaper has published a photo showing federal agents and police officers inside the TelexFree office. The scene is similar to a scene at AdSurfDaily’s Florida headquarters in August 2008 in which the U.S. Secret Service and local sheriff’s deputies participated in a raid. ASD was a $119 million Ponzi scheme.

Here, in part, is how HSI describes itself (italics added):

HSI investigates immigration crime, human rights violations and human smuggling, smuggling of narcotics, weapons and other types of contraband, financial crimes, cybercrime and export enforcement issues. ICE special agents conduct investigations aimed at protecting critical infrastructure industries that are vulnerable to sabotage, attack or exploitation.

TelexFree’s website has been offline since yesterday.

The Massachusetts Securities Division alleged yesterday that TelexFree was a massive Ponzi and pyramid scheme that gathered more than $1 billion and targeted the Brazilian community.

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14 Responses to “DEVELOPING STORY: Federal Agents Raid TelexFree, Massachusetts Newspaper Reports (And Publishes Photo)”

  1. “The generator is gone.”

    “Well fix it!”

    “It’s GONE, MacCready.”

    John Carpenter’s THE THING

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  2. Quick note: Better Business Bureau issues Alert on TelexFree, scores TelexFree an “F” and publishes info on Massacusetts Securities Division action:

    http://www.bbb.org/boston/business-reviews/marketing-programs-and-services/telexfree-in-marlborough-ma-132025/

    Patrick

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  3. San Rodrigues – How do you say Douche Bag in Spanish?

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  4. Dorothy:
    San Rodrigues – How do you say Douche Bag in Spanish?

    El Douche Bag?

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  5. Dorothy:
    San Rodrigues – How do you say Douche Bag in Spanish?

    With all that has happened and is about to happen, from now on <"douche bag" will autotranslate into “San Rodrigues”

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  6. El Douche Bag?
    lol that’s hilarious Lynn….
    Little Roundman….. how about El Douche
    Has a nice smarmy ring to it wouldn’t you say?

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  7. According to Google Translate, my guess is from now on he will forever be known as “gilipollas escapar”

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  8. I think he and the other leaders who provided this scheme should go behind the large and be fined and return the money they earned!

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  9. I am Brazilian, and was always against this ponzi and tried to alert the many and because of that even death threats received.

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  10. Hmmm that nick name may be better saved for James Merrill.
    He’s has been MIA for some time now.

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  11. He’s trying to swim away from a sunk ship. Right now he has deniability… Unless DSI finds evidence of collusion between SR and the rest.

    As I said before, I suspect SR to be silent partner. He now admits he knew Wanzeler through DiskAvontade. That would certain fit his pattern… He can’t fun FoneClub any more, but there’s a “market” to be mined… So he’ll let Costas, Wanzeler, and Merrill to be the front.

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  12. [Edited by PP Blog. Source credit: A (MLM) Skeptic. See link below. Readers: Please do not paste long passages from Blog and newspaper reports here, and please always provide attribution.]

    http://amlmskeptic.blogspot.com/2014/02/scam-absurdities-what-sann-rodrigues-of.html

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