BULLETIN: ‘Trinity Lines,’ A ‘Program’ Pushed By ‘Achieve Community’ Huckster Rodney Blackburn, Goes Missing After Targeting People Of Faith

From a Jan. 4 promo for Achieve Community by Rodney Blackburn that included a pitch for "Trinity Lines."

From a Jan. 4 promo for Achieve Community by Rodney Blackburn that included a pitch for “Trinity Lines.”

BULLETIN: (2nd Update 2:35 p.m. ET U.S.A.) A Ponzi-board “program” known as “Trinity Lines” that was targeted at people of faith and was pushed by “Achieve Community” huckster Rodney Blackburn has gone missing.

The domain name now resolves to a GoDaddy page, despite claims from Trinity Lines just two days ago that “[e]xciting times are coming for us” and that a “PURCHASE PARTY” would be held today.

A post dated today and attributed to Trinity Lines on the MoneyMakerGroup Ponzi forum claims the “program” folded because of “the current circumstances that are surrounding Trinity Lines and the attacks, abuse and threats that is being aimed at both the admin and the owner.”

Precisely who is operating Trinity Lines never has been clear.

The news appears first to have been reported on the RealScam.com antiscam forum.

Achieve Community and alleged operators Kristi Johnson and Troy Barnes were charged last week with securities fraud in a complaint filed under seal. The SEC said Achieve was a combined pyramid- and Ponzi scheme. The complaint was made public this week.

Among other things, Trinity Lines claimed to be the purveyor of “high quality scriptural vignettes.” It also claimed:

  • “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.'”

Trinity Lines was mentioned by Blackburn in a January video in which he used about six minutes of footage from the SEC website in a curious bid to sanitize schemes he was promoting. The SEC last month declined to comment on the Blackburn production.

“We’re leaving the markets of these crazy MLM companies, and there are people like the Achieve Community, Trinity Lines, Unison Wealth, many of these other companies are coming out,” Blackburn said in the promo. “And they are making programs that are very simplistic, they’re passive, they’re residual incomes. They’re just so simple you just kind of put your money down.”

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6 Responses to “BULLETIN: ‘Trinity Lines,’ A ‘Program’ Pushed By ‘Achieve Community’ Huckster Rodney Blackburn, Goes Missing After Targeting People Of Faith”

  1. Hi Patrick

    Precisely who is operating Trinity Lines never has been clear.

    this is a very good point. how can people, when no one knows who they are (except maybe their own close insiders), be threatening them?

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  2. Whip: how can people, when no one knows who they are (except maybe their own close insiders), be threatening them?

    Not sure one can ever rule out threats in this sphere, Whip.

    In any event, the Trinity Lines situation is reminiscent of the AdVentures4U scam, one of the ASD reload schemes:

    MEMORY LANE:

    http://patrickpretty.com/2009/08/28/breaking-news-adventures4u-new-darling-of-surf-world-says-it-was-threatened-note-says-cashouts-will-be-suspended-soon-and-members-will-have-to-make-do-with-their-advertising-purchases/

    Patrick

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  3. Quick notes: As the PP Blog noted Jan. 31:

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    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

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    Source:

    http://patrickpretty.com/2015/01/29/update-bacon-program-pushed-by-achieve-community-hucksters-reportedly-put-on-hold-by-admin-second-program-may-be-doa-after-purported-payza-freeze/comment-page-1/#comment-150978

    Patrick

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  4. quite honestly every time I see the use of ‘Dominic Purcell’, I automatically think of the actor. which may be it’s intended design.

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  5. Precisely who is operating Trinity Lines never has been clear.

    The owner was Dominic Butler,he closed his facebook account and added these names:

    James Purcell,and Samson Butler Purcell He lives in Kerry,Ireland last I heard.

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