UPDATE: ‘Bacon’ Program Pushed By ‘Achieve Community’ Hucksters Reportedly Put On Hold By ‘Admin’; Second Program May Be DOA After Purported Payza Freeze

If this graphic is to believed, "BRING THE BACON HOME" will produce a happy marriage and bring you children -- along with a palm-tree lined oceanfront mansion near a convenient airport, a big car and delicious, oversized fruit.

“BRING THE BACON HOME” purportedly is operated by an “admin” who is a “young trustworthy girl from Singapore,” according to a Ponzi-board post. If this graphic is to believed, the “program” will produce a happy marriage and bring you children — along with a palm-tree-lined oceanfront mansion near a convenient airport, a big car, lots of U.S. cash and delicious, oversized fruit.

UPDATED 6:20 A.M. ET U.S.A. “BRING THE BACON HOME,” a bizarre Ponzi-board “program” purportedly operated by “Sherilyn” from “Singapore” and pushed on YouTube by Achieve Community hucksters Rodney Blackburn and Mike Chitty, reportedly collapsed during a so-called Beta launch this week and has been put on hold.

The “program” purportedly turns $40 into $1,800. Achieve Community purportedly turns $50 into $400, although it has been dogged by problems for more than two months and now is the subject of an investigation by the Colorado Division of Securities.

“BRING THE BACON HOME” appears to have enabled subscription purchases, but the early haul before the failed Beta is unclear. “Sherilyn” is quoted on the MoneyMakerGroup Ponzi forum in a post dated Jan. 26 as saying, “Just buy the subs and let us do the ‘magic’ for now.”

“My Beta Bacon got Burnt,” one Ponzi-board wag ventured.

Separately, a “program” known as Cycles 24/7 that was advertised on the Achieve Community private forum last month may be dead. Cycles 24/7 initially collapsed at launch, but rebirthed itself — at least long enough to grab some cash.

Cycles 24/7 purportedly is operated by “Rick Fleming.” Like Achieve, Cycles 24/7 purported to turn $50 into $400.

On Jan. 24, a poster on MoneyMakerGroup claimed this about Cycles 24/7: “I have 45$ in payza balance, but admin say that his payza money Frozen, how i can withraw [sic] to egopay?”

The MoneyMakerGroup claim about Payza freezing Cycles 24/7 funds followed by two days a claim on the Blog at EgoPay.com that EgoPay had been hacked and that a “gap” in cash reserves existed.

Cycles 24/7 and “BRING THE BACON HOME” both listed EgoPay and Payza among their processors. Like Achieve Community, Cycles 24/7 is serving ads for other HYIPs.

One ad for “BRING THE BACON HOME” observed today by the PP Blog on the Cycles 24/7 site referenced “Unison Wealth,” yet another Ponzi-board “program” pushed by Achieve Community members.

The ad was titled “Bring Home The Bacon.” A text line read, “Did you miss Unison Wealth on the 1st day?” When clicked, the ad led to the “BRING THE BACON HOME” site.

Unison Wealth also is beaming ads for other HYIP schemes.

It is not unusual for one HYIP venture to try to prop up another through advertising or even to invest in other scams. Beginning in 2005, for instance, the CEP scam allegedly plowed money into at least 26 other schemes.

In 2012, after the collapse of the $897 million Zeek Rewards “program,” a venture known as Wealth Creation Alliance published ads for one HYIP scheme after another. The schemes typically are Ponzi schemes or pyramid schemes — or sometimes both. They engage in securities fraud and the sale of unregistered securities across national borders.

People who openly profess Christian beliefs or faith in God often are at once the marks and the purveyors of such schemes. AdSurfDaily Ponzi schemer Andy Bowdoin, an apparent advocate of The Prosperity Gospel who encouraged his MLM flock to envision money “flowing” to them, once declared himself a Christian “money magnet.”

Federal prosecutors tied Bowdoin to at least four fraud schemes, including at least two that surfaced after the collapse of ASD in 2008. He is now in federal prison.

One of Bowdoin’s schemes was called “One X.” “I believe that God has brought us OneX to provide the necessary funds to win this case,” Bowdoin claimed in 2011.

The “this case” to which he referred was the ASD Ponzi prosecution. Bowdoin lost on all fronts, eventually pleading guilty to wire fraud.

Bowdoin also was associated with a scam known as AdViewGlobal that once threatened to litigate against its own members for asking questions. AVG, as it was known, also created a private forum after its public scam outreach started to create problems.

Achieve Community recently has added a private forum.

Another current Ponzi-board HYIP scheme pushed by one or more Achieve Community promoters is called “Trinity Lines.” Among other things, Trinity Lines claims to be the purveyor of “high quality scriptural vignettes.” It also claims:

  • “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’.

Though not writing about any specific MLM HYIP schemes, the associate pastor of an evangelical church in Massachusetts this week called “The Prosperity Gospel” a “pyramid scheme” and “a form of oppression.”

The column is titled, “Why the Prosperity Gospel Is the Worst Pyramid Scheme Ever.”

From the column by Nicholas McDonald at The Gospel Coalition (italics added):

Step One: A snazzy entrepreneur wants to make a lot of money. Said snazzy entrepreneur tells two little old ladies that if they sell his “Wow-What-A-Sham 3000,” they can make some dough to pay off their cat-sitting bills. That will cost them a startup investment of $401.76. And yes, Wow-What-A-Sham 3000 is a gimmick. But that’s okay, it’s not really about selling the product anyway; it’s about recruiting more salespeople.

McDonald is associate pastor at Carlisle Congregational Church, according to his bio line in the column.

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16 Responses to “UPDATE: ‘Bacon’ Program Pushed By ‘Achieve Community’ Hucksters Reportedly Put On Hold By ‘Admin’; Second Program May Be DOA After Purported Payza Freeze”

  1. Call it Bring the scam home!!!!

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  2. Lol.people who play the game always know the risk.And pretty pattrick dont have a sinngle idea.bacon still alive and still do the beta test.its subs based.and ur review is biased

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  3. It is not unusual for one HYIP venture to try to prop up another through advertising

    Lol loool people who dont know the UW ads product start talking what he dont know.loool.even i consider a cycler as HYIP.but its work diffrently like other normal hyip.its a normal thing ..most of cyclers sell products

    ..have u do ur homework pretty boy?or.maybe u dont know perfect money and egopay are different company.

    Gosh i am not in good mood to teach this guy .

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  4. riza: ur review is biased

    It’s not a review. It’s a news story that reports various scams are piggybacking off each other.

    The problem with that, of course, is that fraudulent proceeds from these various schemes are circulating between and among each other. This pollutes the money stream at multiple points of contact.

    On a side note, Mike Chitty now is harrumphing for something called “Automatic Mobile Cash.” It’s yet another Ponzi-board “program.”

    Mike says Automatic Mobile Cash pays a “dividend,” and people can just park their money there and get paid. Mike says he parked $300 there, but also appears to say folks can plow up to $44,000 into the scheme. [Edit: “You can crush it, if you want to jump in and go 40 for a thousand.”]

    Patrick

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  5. riza: u dont know perfect money and egopay are different company

    Never said they were the same company. Wanna read about Perfect Money? See this. It’s about how HYIP scammers used Perfect Money and others to rip off thousands of people with hearing impairments:

    http://patrickpretty.com/2010/10/07/bulletin-sec-seeks-shutdown-of-imperia-invest-in-emergency-action-program-pitched-on-same-ponzi-forums-promoting-mpb-today-agency-says-imperia-defrauded-thousands-of-deaf-americans/

    Like Achieve, “Bacon” and the others, Imperia Invest was a Ponzi-board “program.”

    Patrick

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  6. Seems a lot of followers of these “Christian Scammers” forgot to read the Bible:

    “false Christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.” — Matthew 24:24

    Turning $50 into $400 would be “great signs and wonders”, much like Jesus was able to feed a crowd with must a handful of fish and bread, right?

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  7. Quick notes: Oz at BehindMLM.com has a Jan. 30 review of Trinity Lines. Headline: “Trinity Lines Review: $50 three-tier Ponzi cycler.”

    http://behindmlm.com/mlm-reviews/trinity-lines-review-50-three-tier-ponzi-cycler/

    The article references “Dominic Butler” and “Dominic J. Purcell,” who appear to be the same person.

    There is a Jan. 20 link on the MoneyMakerGroup Ponzi forum to a Trinity Lines conference call conducted by Rodney Blackburn. Blackburn “interviews” Dominic Purcell, whom Rodney calls the “senior administrator” of Trinity Lines.

    Dominic tells the audience that he changed his last name to Purcell because he recently discovered that was his birth name.

    https://www.freeconferencecallhd.com/playback/?n=DTNE/jKxiN

    The photo Oz has of Purcell/Butler also appears in a LinkedIn profile for “Dominic Purcell.” This profile associates Purcell with “Profit Clicking.”

    Profit Clicking was a “program” associated with Frederick Mann of JSS Tripler/JustBeenPaid HYIP infamy. I have seen unconfirmed reports that Mann has died. He may have links to the “sovereign citizen” movement.

    On Dec. 14, 2014, the PP Blog noted: “Quick note: Found out yesterday that, in the Liberty Reserve prosecution, the Feds have a nice screen shot of the JSS/JBP website — and also the websites of the ProfitClicking and Royalty7 scams.”

    Source: 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/comment-page-1/#comment-145911

    For additional background, see:

    http://patrickpretty.com/2014/12/13/feds-liberty-reserve-figure-mark-marmilev-shilled-on-talkgold-ponzi-forum-and-also-hired-shills-to-do-so-memo-speaks-to-vast-wasteland-of-online-criminality/

    So, Purcell appears to have had ProfitClicking ties, and ProfitClicking had JSS/JBP and Liberty Reserve ties. Now, Purcell is off to Trinity Lines.

    And this is happening while Trinity Lines reportedly is dumping Payza, as Oz notes here:

    http://behindmlm.com/mlm-reviews/trinity-lines-review-50-three-tier-ponzi-cycler/#comment-330257

    Patrick

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  8. PatrickPretty.com: Mike says Automatic Mobile Cash pays a “dividend,” and people can just park their money there and get paid. Mike says he parked $300 there, but also appears to say folks can plow up to $44,000 into the scheme. [Edit: “You can crush it, if you want to jump in and go 40 for a thousand.”]

    Mike Chitty’s YouTube video for Automatic Mobile Cash previously was here, but now has a message of “This video has been removed by the user.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LUDTHZO2so

    The 6:56 video was titled “Automatic Mobile Cash Review.”

    Rodney Blackburn also put up a video about Automatic Mobile Cash. It was 13:36, and also was titled “Automatic Mobile Cash Review.”

    It now has the same message as Chitty’s video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gr7SvN8lvS8

    This seems to have happened within the past several hours, and I don’t know why they removed the videos. Something must have inspired them to delete them, though.

    Speaking in general, Chitty/Blackburn and other Achievers are producing videos from inside their back offices of various “programs.” Notwithstanding the fact that all of these “programs” are scams, what promoters effectively are doing is invading the privacy of their other “program” colleagues.

    First time I noticed this sort of thing was with the Narc That Car scam in late 2009 and early 2010. Some of the Narc promoters recorded promos inside their Narc back offices. These promos, for example, showed certain personal information of the promoters’ recruits.

    Something similar happened with the MPB Today scam. It also happened with Achieve.

    Some little old lady from Pasadena who doesn’t have a clue about MLM HYIPs and joined a “program” after being hectored by a family member or neighbor easily could find her name in a YouTube video by a promoter.

    In any event, little old ladies from Pasadena tend to make excellent witnesses for the government — first as a scam victims and perhaps later as individuals whose privacy was invaded by a Stepfordian MLMer showing the usual stunning level of disconnect/detachment.

    Patrick

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  9. Looks as though “Automatic Mobile Cash” is encountering some backlash at the MoneyMakerGroup Ponzi forum.

    “mmgcjm,” formerly of the $897 million Zeek Rewards Ponzi scheme, is calling Automatic Mobile Cash a program “from known serial scammers!”

    Maybe Rodney and Mike got spooked and took down their videos after getting the word that even veteran HYIPers weren’t keen on Automatic Mobile Cash. Just a guess, of course.

    One who did touch it was legendary huckster “Ken Russo,” but even he seems lukewarm.

    Patrick

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  10. What about “MAPS”…..no mention of them here.
    One guy on there is making some serious $$

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  11. Was this Blackburn guy the same one lambasting Achieve’s problems while pumping other HYIPs?

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  12. It definitely was the same Blackburn making that stupid video misinterpreting what the SEC does.

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  13. Quick notes: Rodney Blackburn has reposted his original Automatic Mobile Cash video. YouTube assigned it a new URL. And Rodney also has posted a follow-up video titled “Automatic Mobile Cash Update 1 31 2015.” The follow-up is 9:07 and has a panel that asserts $25 for the purchase of one “package” turns into $730 in a year.

    Other extrapolations from the follow-up video:

    * Five “packages” for $125 turns into $3,650 in a year.

    * Ten “packages” for $250 turns into $7,300 in a year.

    * Twenty-five “packages” for $625 turns into $18,250 in a year.

    * Fifty “packages” for $1,250 turns into $36,500 in a year.

    * One-hundred “packages” for $2,500 turns into $73,000 in a year.

    Rodney says, “As you can see, as you get this thing up, my good friend Michael Chitty, I think he’s up to like 50 packages now. He’s making 100 bucks a day, 700 a week, 3,000 a month. That’s some ridiculous money. So, we’ll see what happens. I mean, if this thing lasts another two or three months, I mean, it’s a good amount of money. Just try to get your seed money out, which is typically what I do. And the rest is, you know, icing on the cake.”

    Also: “It’s really simple, guys. You can see your money grow about every — they said about every 20 minutes . . .”

    Also: “We don’t know a whole lot about the company; I’m not sending up any red flags or anything like that. But there are some things — when you don’t know like who the owners are, you don’t know any background as far as with the company like we do Trinity Lines, Unison Wealth, let’s see here, Bring the Bacon Home, Achieve, so some of the other passive, residual-type income programs. We’re trying to get some more information from [Automatic Mobile Cash], but as of right now, if you go to the facts page, there’s quite a bit of information on here . . .”

    Also: Rodney asserts Automatic Mobile Cash is having “a tremendous amount of success.”

    Also: “There’s always some risk, but as of right now, this company is kicking butt. It’s doing great. People are loving it. I’m not going anywhere unless I see any major red flags.”

    Rodney’s “seed money” guidance is classic Ponzi-speak. So is the “icing on the cake” comment, which speaks to the issue of what FINRA has called “riding the Ponzi.”

    http://www.finra.org/Investors/ProtectYourself/InvestorAlerts/FraudsAndScams/P121728

    SNIPPET from July 2010 FINRA HYIP warning:

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    Do not try to “ride the Ponzi” by attempting to get in and get out before the scheme collapses. If you do, you could end up like investors in the Genius Fund, a HYIP shut down by regulators where participants lost some $400 million.

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    FINRA, in 2010, also warned about fraud schemes spreading on social media “to lure investors, fabricating a ‘buzz’ and creating the illusion of social consensus, which is a common persuasion tactic fraudsters use to suggest that ‘everyone is investing in HYIPs, so they must be legitimate.'”

    It’s 2015, and Rodney’s on YouTube, telling the troops “People are loving [Automatic Mobile Cash].”

    Rodney’s entire video is incongruous in the sense that he suggests there are no red flags, and then tells viewers he doesn’t know who owns the company.

    The “program” is on the Ponzi boards, a huge red flag that Rodney ignores. It’s reportedly using Payza and SolidTrustPay, while advertising preposterous ROIs, so even more red flags.

    Despite a virtual acknowledgment that the “program” might last only two or three months, he is still steering prospects to join.

    Patrick

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  14. I’m not sending up any red flags or anything like that.

    lmao. and that’s ALL he’s done.

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  15. Rodney Blackburn video update is even more stupid than usual.

    First he says “We do not know much about a company or who the owners are or pretty much anything”.

    But in 30 seconds he switches in full sell mode: “I see nothing wrong with the company, no red flags, they are kicking ass”.

    You just posted half of biggest red flags that can be found. What a liar.

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  16. I remember Rodney and Chitty represented themselves as just average “members” on Achive call. As Chitty said “I hopefully will become Achiever just like you”. Little the people on Achive call know who they are dealing with.

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