About PatrickPretty.com

PatrickPretty.com covers news of interest to online merchants and Internet marketers. The Internet has opened the door to entrepreneurs to communicate with a worldwide audience. One of the most exciting things is that the normal, brick-and-mortar constraints of “location, location, location” can be mitigated. But the dawn of the Internet Age also has been accompanied by lots of noise, as merchants and marketers worldwide compete for attention. Technology also has created a new crop of scam artists and electronic hucksters who’ve found a much larger carnival audience.

We hail from the print-publishing world, which has been battered by the emergence of the Internet. Our goal is to establish a brand identity that people recognize and embrace — and to do so without shouting and filling our website (and our readers’ vision fields) with hype.

We encourage readers to become entrepreneurs, to build their own publishing systems and create their own information products that serve customers’ needs.

24 Responses to “About PatrickPretty.com”

  1. Partick, this was posted on the ASD Advocates website. Apparently Bob ran out of money.. LOL ::

    From: Will Haskew
    Date: 12/16/2008 9:15:04 AM
    Subject: $5000 reward for ASD database from ASDMBA

    This is not a rumour! A reward has been offered to anyone who can get the ASD database of names. That number is around 120.000 members.
    This has been offered by the ASDMBA in hopes that they can have more donations to the cause and help others get their money back. Let me know if you are interested and I will get your contact information to the right people. The case was supposed to be moving forward last week.

    Many are struggling right now because they foolishly invested massive amounts of money into a program they believed in. We don’t have to let them suffer for their mistake! Please help! I don’t want any credit for this so, if you submit the database the money is yours. No split! No catch from me!

    This offer is only valid if they haven’t already received the names. I haven’t heard anything.

    Merry Christmas!
    God Bless!

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  2. Hi,
    I am a wife, mother of two boys and a teacher. A friend told me about a MLM business called “Narc that Car”. I read your article and I am so glad I did. Are there any legitamite internet businesses out there for two educated Moms looking to earn a few extra dollars for their families?
    Thanks,
    Marianne

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  3. Marianne,
    I would not listen to this man about CSI formerly known as “Narc that Car”. Collections is one of the biggest business’ in the world, and for average people to be able to earn income from this it is a great idea.
    If your child was abducted and that plate was in the CSI system, which is used for pay by our clients, but offered free to law enforcement and code amber systems if they CHOOSE to USE our system (no affiliation), would you not be thankful for this system?
    We are in a world that things MUST be tracked, especially vehicles, law enforcement cannot do it all by themselves. We can help, and we get paid. You will always have naysayers, This guy is just another one of the dream killers. Look at the beginnings of Coca-cola, the telephone, cars, airplanes, computers, etc etc… the list goes on and on.

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  4. It has been proven how worthless any ‘database’ that doesn’t even exist would be as modern technology working in REAL time would blow it away and is proven much more effective.
    Narc,thatponzi will never in any way save any one. Exposing thieves is only ‘stealing’ the dreams of criminals such as yourself.

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  5. In the 3 Hebrew Boys case, Brunson declared that former U.S. Attorney Walt Wilkens was guilty of treason, insurrection and conspiracy to overthrow the U.S. government in his successful efforts to prosecute Brunson….; SCAG-Henry McMaster’s NEWS RELEASE ADMITS the above said claims against the 3-HBS started in NORTH CAROLINA…; NOW as of the DATE AUGUST 19, 2010, North Carolina’s ATTORNEY GENERAL the Honorable ROY COOPER – (as well as South Carolina’s SENIOR SENATOR-Robert Ford on November and Dec. 2009) – has WRITTEN and placed PUBLIC FILED Records and Statements that the hired/appointed/and ELECTED PUBLIC OFFICIALS – as been found to INTENTIONALLY caused FRAUD and ALTERED Mishandled/Tainted cases against INNOCENCE PEOPLE of the Communities…; (found Over 230 TAINTED/Mishandled cases involving the State PROSECUTORS-)

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  6. Oh dear,

    That bloody ebil gubmint is at it again, trampling on the rights of God fearing citizens in its’ relentless campaign to subjugate the “INNOCENCE people”

    Perhaps “Legal Researcher” should hunt down the legal team which so successfully used the “Gubmint did it” strategy in the AdSurf Daily/Bowdoin matter to advise him.

    Damn those pesky Illuminati/Gubmint suppressors of the little guy and their ebil ways.

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  7. I’ve already checked with a CPA service in Tennesee. David from Chitwood & Chitwood which handles books, payroll for ministries that I am acquainted with…I wanted to make sure that non-profit organizations could use MPB Today as an ongoing fund-raiser. Of course not, so I did not procede to contact anyone but individual people that I know.

    MPB TODAY us not illegal because it offers dollar for dollar on the products that can be ordered from the company…And it does what it says it’s going to do as far as payout. In the USA alone, there are still billions of people to reach who need groceries and an income.

    I guess Mr. Pretty Patrick is watching his weight and don’t eat at all…I’m sure he walks everywhere he goes to keep himself slim and trim and won’t need Walmart Cards to purchase gas at the Murphy Oil pumps for a few cents cheaper than normal.

    The man from Chitwood & Chitwood said they we got in a good time to make a lot of money over the next 5 years…Whoopee, I got in on the Front-in of something for the change instead of the tail-in. There are people turning 18 years old everyday that someone will reach with some JOB.

    You can be critical all you want about people wanting to help others while helping themselves and miss it yourselves. Why does anyone go into business anyway? Why are you doing what you’re doing? Somebody somewhere is paying you money!

    Check the videos all you want to, criticize all you want to, but over 40,000 have become part of this great industry. You can too, if you will climb off your high horse and order some groceries from Southeastern delivery or opt for a gift card.

    Bye, for now, I’ve got to go fix supper with the groceries bought with a WalMart card. YAY!

    Hilda Parris

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  8. Hilda Parris: And it does what it says it’s going to do as far as payout.

    So did Bernard Madoff — until he didn’t.

    Hilda Parris: I’ve already checked with a CPA service in Tennesee. David from Chitwood & Chitwood which handles books, payroll for ministries that I am acquainted with…I wanted to make sure that non-profit organizations could use MPB Today as an ongoing fund-raiser. Of course not, so I did not procede to contact anyone but individual people that I know.

    If this is true, why are members positioning MPB Today as a church fund-raiser:

    http://patrickpretty.com/2010/09/14/like-dna-mpb-today-affiliate-targets-churches-get-200-walmart-gift-cards-and-300-checks-over-and-over-again/

    Why are members of the ASA Monitor Ponzi and crime forum calling MPB Today a church fund-raiser?

    What should MPB Today do with that money?

    Hilda Parris: I guess Mr. Pretty Patrick is watching his weight and don’t eat at all…I’m sure he walks everywhere he goes to keep himself slim and trim and won’t need Walmart Cards to purchase gas at the Murphy Oil pumps for a few cents cheaper than normal.

    Did that make you feel better, Hilda? The three MPB Today members who posted here on Sunday — the Lord’s Day — thought it a good idea to deflect from the issues, too.

    That was not surprising, though. A poster at the ASA Monitor Ponzi and criminals’ forum announced an MPB Today “rebate” program on Sunday.

    http://patrickpretty.com/2010/10/05/editorial-sundays-arent-what-they-used-to-be-is-the-mpb-today-matrix-stalling-was-a-rebate-plan-advanced-on-ponzi-forum-a-bid-to-reinvigorate-it-and-why-is-the-matrix-being-plugged-as-a-g/

    Hilda, mind posting in an MPB Today thread next time you visit?

    You’ll find a list of stories here:

    http://patrickpretty.com/tag/mpb-today/

    Patrick

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  9. Has there been any futher development in the Mantria/SOW Case?

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  10. It is great to see someone actively following up on fraudulent situations. After reading your comments about both Ron Abernathy and Art Weiss who have accordingly been charged by the SEC, I would like to know with all these supposedly fraudulent actions if either or both of them have actually been convicted of any charges to date? I would also be interested in knowing your source of information so I may personally verify it as well to keep abreast of what is going on.

    I am not familiar with Sovereign International Group LLC but was an investor in both Safevest LLC. and Omicron Group LLC. investor who to date appears to have lost my money with both investments. I understand that Safevest LLC has had several key involved individuals charged and sentenced or are in the process of having this done. Although I can’t see anywhere that Art Weiss or Ron Abernathy have been involved or indicted. Can you please elaborate on how they were involved according to your release?

    With Omicron, from my understanding all funds were placed in trust on investor’s behalf with one partner Roy Kessel, a lawyer, having complete control over those funds. From anything I was able to ascertain directly or indirectly, Roy Kessel appears to have without authorization removed all trust account funds from investor accounts and diverted them elsewhere in what appears to be an effort to make personal gains only. Roy refused to provide any information and failed to execute his fiduciary trust on investor’s behalf. Funds were taken without Ron or Art’s knowledge so to me it is funny to hear SEC has gone after Art and Ron rather than Roy Kessel. I am also aware there have been numerous complaints to both SEC and the Law Society against Roy Kessel so I am dumbfounded as to understand why no action appears to have been taken against the person who took the money when all effort is being channelled against Ron and Art who appear to not have benefited at all from such illegal acts? Can you please advise further?

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  11. Bob,

    Look here for info:

    The SEC complaint is here:

    http://sec.gov/litigation/complaints/2011/comp21989.pdf

    The California Department of Corporations cease-and-desist order is here:

    http://www.corp.ca.gov/ENF/pdf/2010/OmicronGroup_DR.pdf

    That is the info I have at this time.

    Patrick

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  12. I am the founder of WTP & feel it is only fair for you to hear what I have to say about the allegations of Fraud. [deleted by admin] WTP’s inportant work previous to Reeves & Olives taking over WTP in 2008 of protecting informants who want WTP bring to light unsafe conditions at U.S. Nuclear Industry & cover-ups at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). If proven these allegations true, they violate the trust of not only Senior Citizens but Reeves & Olives has also violates the brave individuals who trust WTP to report their conserns so the American people can know the truth about their concerns. WTP’s important work has been put at jeopardy by shuttering WTP’s doors.

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  13. Stephen Comley: I am the founder of WTP & feel it is only fair for you to hear what I have to say about the allegations of Fraud. [deleted by admin] WTP’s inportant work previous to Reeves & Olives taking over WTP in 2008 of protecting informants who want WTP bring to light unsafe conditions at U.S. Nuclear Industry & cover-ups at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). If proven these allegations true, they violate the trust of not only Senior Citizens but Reeves & Olives has also violates the brave individuals who trust WTP to report their conserns so the American people can know the truth about their concerns. WTP’s important work has been put at jeopardy by shuttering WTP’s doors.

    This comment appears to be related to this post:

    http://patrickpretty.com/2013/02/04/urgent-bulletin-moving-purported-charity-we-the-people-inc-of-the-united-states-was-only-a-front-to-sell-bogus-investment-products-to-senior-citizens-sec-charges/

    Stephen, if you have something to say about the post, please put your comment in the appropriate thread:

    Patrick

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  14. OK. Someone is seizing on the three-plus-year-old comment from “Marianne” above to try to drive traffic to an affiliate’s site for TelexFree, which is under investigation in Brazil amid allegations is it is conducting a massive pyramid scheme.

    The new comment directed at Marianne is, of course, spam. I will not publish it for that reason alone.

    Beyond that, the would-be spammer shows just how stunning the disconnect often is in MLM. Not only is he trying to sell Marianne (and anybody reading this thread) into TelexFree, he completely ignores the pyramid probe and the fact Marianne’s comment was on the topic of NarcThatCar, another pyramid scheme that MLMers presented as a “Can’t miss opportunity” more than three years ago.

    Good grief.

    Patrick

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  15. Dear Patrick,
    Thank you for the work you are doing! Indeed some of us from the third World would be in total black-out about whats going on as regards Telex free and its activities. am one such person who invested a lot (a lot according to our African standards) and i always follow your briefs about whats going on.
    But Patrick is there hope especially for people from Africa where communication is a problem?
    Otherwise thank you for your en-devours in helping the gullible though innocent people of the world!
    Godfrey Wasikye- Victim of Telex free Actions

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  16. Godfrey wasikye: Thank you for the work you are doing!

    You are welcome, Godfrey. Thank you for reading.

    Godfrey wasikye: But Patrick is there hope especially for people from Africa where communication is a problem?

    As long as there is hope in your heart — and as long as your brain recalls what it felt like to get stung by TelexFree. Remembering TelexFree and all the heartache that flowed from it can help you avoid the predators who doubtlessly will try to sell you into a reload scheme.

    They aren’t selling freedom, Godfrey. They’re selling despair and calling it freedom.

    Take care.

    Patrick

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  17. They’re selling salt water to thirsty people.

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  18. K. Chang: They’re selling salt water to thirsty people.

    Yes. That, too.

    Patrick

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  19. Patrick can you please tell me what is going on with Zhunrize? These reps are saying they are up and running, the SEC has allowed them to operate, and one told me i should liquidate my retirement plan and invest in Zhunrize!! I have not seen anything on the SEC’s site that this is true.

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  20. Paul Hicks: Patrick can you please tell me what is going on with Zhunrize? These reps are saying they are up and running, the SEC has allowed them to operate, and one told me i should liquidate my retirement plan and invest in Zhunrize!! I have not seen anything on the SEC’s site that this is true.

    Answered here, Paul:

    http://patrickpretty.com/2014/09/23/urgent-bulletin-moving-sec-calls-zhunrize-mlm-company-worldwide-pyramid-scheme-that-gathered-more-than-100-million/comment-page-1/#comment-138684

    Patrick

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  21. I would love to have your opinion about this business.Oz has done an article on them.

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  22. Its called The Achieve Community. [URL deleted]

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  23. Hello Aaron,

    I’ve put my thoughts on the Achieve Community in this story and also have included links to BehindMLM.com’s coverage:

    http://patrickpretty.com/2014/11/17/recommended-reading-two-storiesthreads-at-behindmlm-com-on-the-achieve-community/

    Patrick

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