RODNEY’S FOLLY: ‘We Want Achieve To Work So Badly,’ But Sign Up For ‘Trinity Lines’ While You’re Waiting

“They want so badly to believe in the tooth fairy.”Fred Joseph, then-Colorado Securities Commissioner, February 2013. (As told to the Durango Herald in “For a Ponzi payout, call the tooth fairy.”)

Achieve Community promoter Rodney Blackburn laments developments with that "program," and now is encouraging prospectss to sifn up for "Trinity Lines," another Ponzi-boad "opportunity." Like other Achievers, Rodney also is promoting "Unison Wealth" yet another Ponzi-board "program.

Achieve Community promoter Rodney Blackburn laments developments with that “program,” and now is encouraging prospects to sign up for “Trinity Lines,” another Ponzi-board “opportunity.” Like other Achievers, Rodney also is promoting “Unison Wealth,” yet another Ponzi-board “program.”

UPDATED 1:27 P.M. ET U.S.A. Fred Joseph announced his retirement in December 2013, after 30 years in public service. He’d seen it all during the course of his career, including the case of Frederick H.K. Baker, infamous as an instance in which an HYIP scammer tried to “scam the scammers.”

Now comes word that “Achieve Community,” a Ponzi-board “program” that appears to be operating out of Colorado and Michigan, is in an even deeper crisis than the one it confronted after reportedly losing its ability to do business with Payoneer in late October or early November.

This is because Global Cash Card, which Achieve apparently envisioned as a substitute “payout” processor after the Payoneer debacle, reportedly is unwilling to work with Achieve — this after Achieve sold the asserted GCC arrangement as a done deal on Dec. 18.

Achieve promoter Rodney Blackburn, in our view, is a classic example of a person who wants badly to believe in the tooth fairy.

“Quite honestly, there’s a lot of upset people out there, and rightfully so,” Rodney says of the GCC development, attributing the news to Colorado-based Achieve co-founder Kristi Johnson. “I can understand where everybody is upset. There was a lot of rumors going on out there. There has not been a lot of transparency, as far as the details . . .”

“Kristi has brought out information that’s in the forum [pertaining to the GCC development]; I can’t dispute that.  But as far as what’s been going on with Global Cash Card — that has been declined, for whatever reason we don’t know.”

Rodney says Achieve owes him $90,000.

“We all just have to wait it out,” he says, adding that he “trust[s] Kristi enough to where she is going to make this wrong right, that she is going to give everything that she’s got to get Achieve up and running. She had a vision from the beginning. The vision has never, you know, swayed. But definitely something going on in the background, and it would be nice if she was a little bit more open about what’s going on. I know she likes to kinda hold everything to the vest close to her. But . . . it’s tough because there are so many of us out there that are really needing the money. That’s why we get into this industry. We want Achieve to work so badly . . .

“The best thing I can tell everybody as of right now is to look into other options.”

Rodney’s remarks are contained within a 11:59 YouTube video published Jan. 4 and titled “LIST – Achieve Community Update 1/ 4 /2015.” LIST stands for Legendary Income Solutions Team, a group that pushes “programs.” Just seconds after Rodney laments the situation at Achieve, it becomes clear that he won’t be just sitting around. No, Rodney is now pushing “Trinity Lines,” another Ponzi-board “program.”

As noted earlier, Rodney also is pushing Unison Wealth. It, too, is a Ponzi-board “program.”

Because Ponzi-board “programs” often have promoters in common, this sets the stage for fraudulent proceeds to circulate between and among scams.

Little wonder GCC appears not to be keen on Achieve. Its promoters may be polluting the money stream at multiple points of contact by pushing other scams, even as Achieve appears to be boxed in.

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10 Responses to “RODNEY’S FOLLY: ‘We Want Achieve To Work So Badly,’ But Sign Up For ‘Trinity Lines’ While You’re Waiting”

  1. For additional background from the PP Blog archives:

    http://patrickpretty.com/2014/12/31/achieve-community-heads-underground-in-run-up-to-new-year-as-promoters-switch-to-new-ponzi-board-scams/

    http://patrickpretty.com/2014/12/26/special-report-achieve-community-promoter-on-youtube-shows-her-back-office-for-unison-wealth-revealing-ponzi-board-bonanza/

    http://patrickpretty.com/2014/12/23/update-in-impossibly-butchered-messaging-achieve-community-promos-marry-three-month-800-percent-roi-program-to-santa-claus-while-encouraging-participants-not-to-sell-out-to-banks-for/

    http://patrickpretty.com/2014/12/17/update-competing-cycler-advertised-inside-achieve-community-forum-collapsed-at-launch-yesterday/

    http://patrickpretty.com/2014/12/12/federal-prosecutors-have-no-immediate-comment-on-achieve-community-call-in-which-senior-citizen-with-86-year-old-ailing-husband-was-told-you-are-exactly-the-type-of-person-that-the-achieve-comm/

    http://patrickpretty.com/2014/12/09/special-report-were-like-a-ride-at-disney-world-achieve-community-cycler-bizarrely-claims/

    http://patrickpretty.com/2014/12/07/the-achieve-community-promoter-records-commercial-at-atm-in-hawaii-youtube-text-promo-claims-achieve-a-true-lifetime-income-plan/

    http://patrickpretty.com/2014/12/02/update-bromide-fest-ripped-music-soundtrack-from-celtic-woman-mark-apparent-return-of-the-achieve-community/

    http://patrickpretty.com/2014/11/17/recommended-reading-two-storiesthreads-at-behindmlm-com-on-the-achieve-community/

    Patrick

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  2. Quick notes: So far today, Kristi appears not to have announced to Achievers that she’s awake and drinking coffee. It’s still relatively early, so perhaps she will.

    According to one person following developments, she did say yesterday that she’d “have to restructure our Achieve organization. I don’t know yet what that will mean entirely, until I speak with my lawyers tomorrow.”

    http://patrickpretty.com/2014/12/31/achieve-community-heads-underground-in-run-up-to-new-year-as-promoters-switch-to-new-ponzi-board-scams/comment-page-1/#comment-148417

    Rodney, meanwhile, appears not to have contemplated that any Achieve gains he scored are potentially attachable. Nor does he appear to have contemplated that if Achieve has found itself behind the 8 ball, other “programs” he’s pitching might, too.

    As we’ve pointed out before, “cyclers” are one of the oldest scams on the Internet. They might apply new faces and new window dressing, but the heart of the “model” is the Ponzi scheme.

    With respect to Achieve, one of the core dangers is that it appears to have been operating as both a “micro” scam ($50 “positions”) and a macro scam (multiple purchases of $50 “positions,” up to and including the neighborhood of $10,000 at a pop).

    Patrick

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  3. Observed an Achieve promo today slugged “ACHIEVE COMMUNITY IN GRAND BLANC MICHIGAN …”

    I clicked on the Google entry and was taken to a page that read:

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    Achieve Community is also available in:

    1. HURSTBOURNE KENTUCKY 2. CLAWSON MICHIGAN 3. SPARTA WISCONSIN 4. WESTLAKE LOUISIANA 5. THATCHER ARIZONA 6. TAFT CALIFORNIA 7. GOSHEN INDIANA 8. SUAMICO WISCONSIN 9. LABELLE FLORIDA 10. FARRELL PENNSYLVANIA 11. FAIRLAWN OHIO 12. PHENIX CITY ALABAMA 13. BARRINGTON ILLINOIS 14. BRANDON SOUTH DAKOTA 15. FAIRBORN OHIO 16. HIALEAH GARDENS FLORIDA 17. EL CENTRO CALIFORNIA 18. CATHEDRAL CITY CALIFORNIA 19. HARRISBURG PENNSYLVANIA 20. MARYSVILLE WASHINGTON 21. CHERAW SOUTH CAROLINA 22. WIXOM MICHIGAN 23. MANSFIELD OHIO 24. JOHNSON CITY NEW YORK 25. NORTH BEND WASHINGTON 26. MENTOR ON THE LAKE OHIO 27. SOUTH BOUND BROOK NEW JERSEY 28. GREENVILLE NORTH CAROLINA 29. CUMBERLAND MARYLAND 30. FORT THOMAS KENTUCKY 31. CROWLEY TEXAS 32. GIBRALTAR MICHIGAN 33. BERKELEY CALIFORNIA 34. KENNEDALE TEXAS 35. ROGERS ARKANSAS 36. SUNNYSIDE WASHINGTON 37. CORTLAND NEW YORK 38. LOOMIS CALIFORNIA 39. SPRINGFIELD OREGON 40. ST FRANCIS WISCONSIN 41. BRADLEY ILLINOIS 42. ESTES PARK COLORADO 43. ALEXANDRIA KENTUCKY 44. RIDGEWOOD NEW JERSEY 45. WOODRIDGE ILLINOIS 46. CARLINVILLE ILLINOIS 47. ORANGE PARK FLORIDA 48. BRENHAM TEXAS 49. DICKSON TENNESSEE 50. PALM BEACH FLORIDA ALL CITIES

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    So, 50 named U.S. “communities,” plus “ALL CITIES.” That’s a pretty wide swath.

    Patrick

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  4. Do not kid your self or feel sorry for this bum he made a ton of cash just like Troy and Kristi did, they were in the top of this scam and preloaded hundreds of positions so they all would get paid a fortune as they knew this would not last then told everyone it takes 90 to 100 days to cycle, WHY you ask? well when all their recruits (sheep) get in and pay it all goes to those 3 then the sheep got to go out and get new sheep so they get paid. that process took 3 months to fill up all the preloaded positions before the sheep get paid. now the sad thing is they are STILL taking in money through ipaydna and will run with YOUR money if your stupid to keep giving it to achieve.

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  5. Rodney is local to me and I’ve found a bit out about him. I dunno if he posts pics in front of sports cars or whatnot, but he has a day job as Asst Manager at a Bob Evans Restaurant. Strangely, Rodney has a legitimate MBA (Indiana Wesleyan University) and formerly worked at some kind of financial firm although its not clear to me if he was/is a licensed adviser or just an insurance salesman. I’m digging.
    But the MBA really bothers me, there is no excuse for someone with a graduate degree in business to not know these schemes he’s pushing are just that, and if he’s not incredibly stupid the only other conclusion I can come to is he doesn’t give a damn as long as HE gets paid. That’s sad.

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  6. Just speculating here — and let me preemptively say I got hit by the flu a few days ago and today estimate I’ve been upgraded from Saturday’s 100-car train wreck to a mere 75-car freeway pile-up. Still don’t feel at all good, but hope to go down 25 cars a day for the next three days.

    Now, some flu-enhanced(?) speculation:

    When faith is an element in a scam, not even an MBA may be enough to trigger a doubting voice. The reason is that God can become “synonymous with faith in their investment program.”

    This is from an August 2001 — yes, August 2001 — news release that deals in part with the infamous Greater Ministries scam in Florida in 1999 and other scams.

    It’s as germane today as it was 13+ years ago and is titled “Securities Commission Warning: Fraud Using Religion on the Rise!”:

    http://asc.alabama.gov/News/2001%20News/8.7.1AffinityNASSA.htm

    Any number of Achievers like Rodney have expressed faith in God and have shown blind faith in Kristi. Rodney, at various times, has positioned himself as a consistent Achieve cheerleader, a traffic-driver through LIST, an Achieve insider (before backing away from that claim last month) and, now, a sort of critic in the gloaming.

    Though the faith angle appears not to be as pronounced — or, put another way — may be more subtle out of concern a regulator might scream “Affinity Fraud” as was the case with Greater Ministries, Profitable Sunrise and many others — Achieve also reminds me of the Tradex scam.

    In that one, Arthur A. Ferdig purported to be “taught by Angels and other wonderful beings of light, including the Christ Energy, Holy Spirit and more.”

    Some readers may find this story informative:

    http://patrickpretty.com/2010/08/03/developing-story-feds-make-major-arrest-in-tax-case-linked-to-offshore-forex-fraud-scheme-known-as-tradex-arthur-a-ferdig-who-claimed-to-be-taught-by-angels-detained-on-felony-warrant/

    And don’t miss this:

    http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2009/10/features/follow-the-money-the-worlds-sharpest-fraudbusters

    SNIPPET:

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    Most Tradex investors had met Ferdig, a self-proclaimed “man of God”, through his extensive Christian networks – just as Jewish investors would meet Bernie Madoff. What most of his flock would not have known was that Ferdig had been involved for many years with a controversy-dogged Californian evangelical group, the Worldwide Church of God. Ferdig had worked as “personal assistant” to its founder during the 70s, a period when the church had been rocked by numerous sexual and financial scandals.

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    Putting God or faith in the sales pitch definitely “works.”

    One of the imponderables is how many free passes one gets when he or she proceeds from fraud scheme to fraud scheme to fraud scheme, which is why we’ve incorporated some reporting on Zeek Rewards and TelexFree into our Achieve Community coverage.

    Patrick

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  7. Perhaps I also should note that the “Trinity” in “Trinity Lines” may be no more accidental than the naming of the “ReGENESIS” cycler scam in 2009.

    It could be Christian/Biblical symbology designed as a subtle means of disarming people of faith.

    Patrick

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  8. Rodney’s Achieve/UnisonWealth/LIST colleague Mike Chitty also is selling “TrinityLines.”

    TrinityLines purports to be “an innovative small team based in the UK and Ireland that “pride[s] ourselves in Honesty and Integrity in the marketplace.”

    TrinityLines claims:

    * “We understand that all human aspects are interconnected. To this end we wanted to share the Scriptures with everybody in a way that people would appreciate.”

    * “Although this opportunity is geared for those who appreciate the Scriptures, we welcome anybody to join our community.”

    * “We at Trinity Lines do believe in God and believe in the power of ‘His Word’.

    The asserted product according to Chitty’s 10:17 YouYube video dated today and titled “Trinity Lines Update” is “high quality scriptural vignettes (Photographs) taken from the ‘Charlotte’s Images’ photography collection.”

    Trinity Lines claims it is “approved by [SolidTrustPay] and Payza to operate internationally.”

    Those happen to be two of the Zeek Rewards processors.

    We’d also point out that neither STP nor Payza sets financial policy in any country.

    Trinity Lines appears to be channeling Achieve in both the promo-graphics department and the “positions” department.

    Looks as though things got rolling for Trinity Lines on the MoneyMakerGroup Ponzi forum around Dec. 11.

    Patrick

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  9. Achieve More lies from Farmer Kristi and her sheep

    Tuesday Update Kristi Johnson January 6 2015 Hello Achieve Community! We are going to stop sign ups and repurchases for a few days beginning in about 30 minutes, so that our merchant can get caught up. And we won’t be doing more sign ups until we have more information about payout options for us. I hope to have some good news on that in the next few days! Thursday I’ll be meeting again with the lawyers and that will give me a better time frame for when Achieve will be completely ready to go again. I will keep letting you know how things are going as the information becomes available to me. In the meantime, while this process is going on, there is very little that I can tell you without risking hurting the entire process. So please, keep the speculation quiet, you will hear everything, just be patient please. Although we won’t be doing sign ups, you all will still have access to the members area, your banners, the Forum, and your products. Thank you all for taking care of each other! Achieve is the best Community ever! Kristi

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  10. kristi’s latest jan 7 wordshart

    Hello Achieve Community!

    You all know that we have one of the best paying programs ever designed – many of you have already done quite well with Achieve. We also have one of the best communities ever put together. This is a good, solid, lifetime income plan. It does take time with our program, but that’s all it takes. Don’t let the frustration of this delay ruin our program.

    We thought we had everything right for you, but the negativity truly is hurting us. We need you to continue to be the group of people that get to help yourselves and the people you care about. We don’t have to lose this opportunity. And the more negative you are, the longer it takes for us to get agreements with processors.

    We have also, always, said that we are not in competition with anyone else. There is no reason anyone can’t do other things as well. Just be careful what you chose to do.

    Right now our merchant accounts have the funds waiting for you, all we need is a payment processor. And that’s what I’m working on…it’s taking doing some restructuring too, but that I have a tax attorney helping me with, so I know all of that will be done right.

    Everything we are working on is designed to keep us going forever and it is a matter of growing with the people we work with now and in the future. That’s what we need.

    We have always looked at all the options and use several agents to help us find them. We continue to do what is asked of us to engage these companies. That’s all that is going on right now. Progress.

    Achieve is your program, it’s your future income plan.

    Thank you all.

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