After Seeing Photos Of Its Players On ‘GooBets,’ National Basketball Association To Turn Matter Over To ‘Legal Department’

This is the logo at GooBets.com. It is not the same as the logo at GooBets.biz. (See below.)

This is the logo at GooBets.com. It is not the same as the logo at GooBets.biz. (See below.)

As the PP Blog reported yesterday, photos of National Basketball Association players and team jerseys are appearing on the .com (https://www) website of “GooBets,” a purported betting entity in which recruits are being told “Everybody Makes 25% to 31% Per Week. Period!!!”

The NBA said today that the matter had been forwarded to “our Legal department, which will follow up with the company appropriately.”

It is not unusual for fraud schemes to seek to create a veneer of legitimacy by trading on the names of famous brands.

Images of National Football League players and jerseys also appear on the GooBets site. The NFL said yesterday that it had no comment on the matter. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission declined to comment.

GooBets appears to be targeted at speakers of Portuguese and English. It may be operating from multiple websites, providing confusing information in the process. A site styled GooBets.biz (https:/www) claims the enterprise is part of something called “Nordic Market Services Limited.” The CEO is identified as Steven Martinez.

A separate site at GooBets.com claims Miguel Carvalho, a “famous [P]ortuguese trader,” is “Main Trader Goobets.”

A phone number that appears on the .biz version of GooBets — 44 203 514 6959 — also shows up on the site of an enterprise known as DirectBull.com. DirectBull’s site claims it operates as a “subsidiary of Nordic Market Services Limited which manages and serves large scale investors from Northern Europe and North America. With Direct Bull, Nordic Market Services Limited offers the opportunity to small scale investors to take part in the trading on the world financial markets and earn significant profits.”

Among the claims on the DirectBull site is that investors can earn between 103 percent and 125 percent in one day, with a minimum investment of $5 and a maximum of $20,000. A 30-day plan at the same minimums and maximums promises earnings of between 370 percent and 1,600 percent.

Portions of the DirectBull site resemble the sites of HYIP scams known as MooreFund and as “Rockfeller.biz.”

These individual schemes may be parts of much larger frauds that are evolving as circumstances warrant. If one pipeline runs dry, the organizers simply open another one.

This is the logo at GooBets.biz. It is not precisely the same as the logo at GooBets.com.

This is the logo at GooBets.biz. It is not precisely the same as the logo at GooBets.com.

The DirectBull site publishes the same phone number as GooBets.biz.

The DirectBull site publishes the same phone number as GooBets.biz.

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5 Responses to “After Seeing Photos Of Its Players On ‘GooBets,’ National Basketball Association To Turn Matter Over To ‘Legal Department’”

  1. .biz seems to be not related to .com one.

    .biz and directbull are very cheap setups on $145 Goldcoders script.
    The company was registered in UK on Feb 20,
    if it is their registration or not hard to say but cheap setups like that rerely bother to buy a company , they just pick better sounding one with no presence on internet

    NORDIC MARKET SERVICES LIMITED
    14 BILLING ROAD
    NORTHAMPTON
    UNITED KINGDOM
    NN1 5AW
    Company No. 09450196

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  2. A sole director of the company is MARTINEZ, STEVEN with the same address listed

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  3. Thanks, NikSam.

    Patrick

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  4. Interesting that you mentioned Rockfeller.biz. I have been watching this one for quite some time now, and members are starting to complain about payments being delayed and non-existent with some payment processors. One member said it took 72 hours to get paid but they had to switch payment processors to get paid. Others are saying their payments are shown as pending and have been for 2-3 days depending on location.

    As Ponzi’s go, this one has just about run its course. It will be interesting to see just how much longer this will last. Once the payment issues start, it is the beginning of the end.

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  5. If you look at the images on the goobets.biz website, they contain the logo of goobets.com. Looks like one big happy PONZI family.

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