COURTING TROUBLE: In Bogus Promo, Obama Shown As Pitchman For ‘MyAdvertisingPays’

On April 2, a video depicting President Obama as a fan of the MyAdvertisingPays "program" appeared on YouTube. An "Obama voice" was dubbed into the video. Text below the video reads, "Mr. President speaks about the new advertising revolution."

On April 2, a video depicting President Obama as a fan of the MyAdvertisingPays “program” appeared on YouTube. An “Obama voice” was dubbed into the video, which also shows the Presidential Seal. Text below the video reads, “Mr. President speaks about the new advertising revolution.”

Depicting then-President George W. Bush as a fan of the AdSurfDaily MLM HYIP “program” backfired in spectacular fashion in 2008, drawing the attention of the U.S. Secret Service. Federal agents eventually seized more than $80 million in an asset-forfeiture case. ASD President Andy Bowdoin, accused of operating a cross-border Ponzi scheme, was indicted. He later pleaded guilty to wire fraud.

Bush left the White House in January 2009, after Barack Obama was elected President. By August 2010, according to the FTC, “medical discount” hucksters were trading on Obama’s image.

By September 2010, contrived images of Obama appeared in sales promos for the MPB Today MLM “program.”

MPB Today operator Gary Calhoun later was charged with racketeering. Assets were seized. A conviction followed.

In 2013, with Obama now in his second term, he was depicted in a promo as a pitchman for a scheme known as Ultimate Power Profits. That “program” had promoters in common with Zeek Rewards, which the SEC described in 2012 as a combined Ponzi- and pyramid scheme that had gathered hundreds of millions of dollars.

Against this backdrop, a YouTube video that appeared online today positioned Obama as a pitchman for MyAdvertisingPays, a Ponzi-board scheme like ASD, MPB Today, Ultimate Power Profits, Zeek and many others.

News about the 0:33 MAPS’ video titled “My Advertising Pays, Obama” first appeared on the RealScam.com antiscam forum.

MAPS already may be on borrowed time. That’s because MAPS has links to both the Zeek and TelexFree schemes. TelexFree, alleged to have gathered more than $1.8 billion, also traded on the illusion the U.S. government backed the “program.”

The video for MAPS puts MAPS-friendly words into the President’s mouth.

“My AdvertisingPays pays its members every 20 minutes,” a mimicked voice of Obama’s says. “I highly recommend you to join MyAdvertisingPays.”

The video concludes with, “God bless MyAdvertisingPays.”

 

 

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