The last time the PP Blog covered something such as this was in February 2015. That’s when “Moore Fund,” a preposterous Ponzi-board “program” that later vanished with an unknown haul, was using a “Norton Secured” logo unauthorized by Symantec to fool the masses.
Unfortunately, the masses included members of The Achieve Community, who’d already been ripped off in that preposterous Ponzi-board scam.
On July 26, 2016, the SEC accused Traffic Monsoon and alleged operator Charles Scoville of Utah of operating a Ponzi scheme that had gathered at least $207 million.
Like Moore Fund and Achieve Community, Traffic Monsoon was a Ponzi-board scheme. The scheme operated from TrafficMonsoon.com, which now rotates to the website of Peggy Hunt, the court-appointed receiver.
With TrafficMonsoon.com now under the control of the receiver, a new domain has surfaced: TrafficMonsoon.plus.
To hear some TrafficMonsoon promoters tell it on YouTube and other web venues, Traffic Monsoon will start anew at the .plus domain and somehow will rally the membership to defeat the SEC. The .plus site appears to a virtual duplicate of the .com as allegedly operated by Scoville, except for a few edits that claim the “program” now is operating from Finland.
There have been scattered reports that whoever is operating the .plus site has access to the TrafficMonsoon database, property that may be counted among the seized assets.
The TrafficMonsoon.plus domain has a “COMODO SECURED” logo in the lower-right corner. When clicked, it resolves to a page on the Comodo site that in part reads, “IdAuthority Credentials not available for this site.”
As was the case with Moore Fund, the Comodo logo may be a bid to trick visitors to TrafficMonsoon.plus that a well-known global Internet security company is aboard the Traffic Monsoon train — or the train of the purported Traffic Monsoon members trying to reboot an alleged $207 million Ponzi scheme during an asset freeze.
Comodo did not respond immediately to a request for comment.