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Now, Zeek- And AdSurfDaily-Like Petitions For TelexFree; Bankruptcy Judge Asked To ‘Bail Out’ MLM ‘Program’

Now, Zeek- And AdSurfDaily-Like Petitions For TelexFree; Bankruptcy Judge Asked To 'Bail Out' MLM 'Program'

On Monday, the PP Blog reported that TelexFree — through its bankruptcy filing Sunday in Nevada — was seeking to reject contracts with its promoters. Yesterday, Jordan Maglich of PonziTracker.com published a lengthy article under this headline: “TelexFree Asks Bankruptcy Court To Eliminate Promoter Obligations.” In between, the Massachusetts Securities Division described TelexFree as a […]

TelexFree, Allegedly One Of The Largest Ponzi Schemes In History, Says State And Federal Actions Against It ‘Precipitous And Unnecessary’

TelexFree, Allegedly One Of The Largest Ponzi Schemes In History, Says State And Federal Actions Against It 'Precipitous And Unnecessary'

Effectively having been accused of rivaling Scott Rothstein’s epic Ponzi scheme, TelexFree issued a statement this afternoon that calls the government actions against it “precipitous and unnecessary.” Rothstein’s Florida-based Ponzi scheme collapsed in 2009. It gathered about $1.2 billion before toppling, and is one of the largest Ponzi schemes in U.S. history. On Tuesday, Massachusetts […]

TelexFree ‘Top Story’ In Department Of Homeland Security’s Daily Infrastructure Report

TelexFree 'Top Story' In Department Of Homeland Security's Daily Infrastructure Report

TelexFree — specifically the Ponzi- and pyramid complaint filed against it Tuesday by Massachusetts Commonwealth Secretary William Galvin — was the top story yesterday in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s daily infrastructure report. DHS was formed after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Galvin alleged that TelexFree had gathered more than $1.2 billion […]

UPDATE: In SEC’s TelexFree Case, Agency Says Department Of Homeland Security And Sheriff’s Deputy Stopped Nearly $38 Million From Leaving Firm’s Massachusetts Office During Execution Of Search Warrant; Money Is Now Frozen

UPDATE: In SEC's TelexFree Case, Agency Says Department Of Homeland Security And Sheriff's Deputy Stopped Nearly $38 Million From Leaving Firm's Massachusetts Office During Execution Of Search Warrant; Money Is Now Frozen

EDITOR’S NOTE: See story from earlier today on the SEC’s complaint and fraud allegations against the TelexFree “program,” executives and key promoters. ** ______________________________ ** A Bristol County Deputy Sheriff at the scene of a Tuesday raid by the Department of Homeland Security at TelexFree headquarters in Marlborough, Mass., stopped nearly $38 million in cashier’s […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: SEC Charges TelexFree, Executives And Key Promoters — Including Sann Rodrigues And Faith Sloan

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: SEC Charges TelexFree, Executives And Key Promoters -- Including Sann Rodrigues And Faith Sloan

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: (19th Update 5:45 p.m. ET U.S.A.) The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed charges against the alleged TelexFree pyramid scheme and a federal judge has granted an asset freeze. TelexFree was a sham to mask an investment scheme known as “AdCentral” in which affiliates were told they could […]

DEVELOPING STORY: Federal Agents Raid TelexFree, Massachusetts Newspaper Reports (And Publishes Photo)

(UPDATED 9:58 A.M. EDT U.S.A.) Agents from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) have raided the TelexFree office in Marlborough, Mass., the MetroWest Daily News is reporting. And the newspaper has published a photo showing federal agents and police officers inside the TelexFree office. The scene is similar to a scene at AdSurfDaily’s Florida headquarters in August […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Massachusetts Securities Division Says TelexFree Is Billion-Dollar Ponzi And Pyramid Scheme That Targeted Brazilian Community

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Massachusetts Securities Division Says TelexFree Is Billion-Dollar Ponzi And Pyramid Scheme That Targeted Brazilian Community

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: (11th update 3:03 p.m. EDT U.S.A.) The state of Massachusetts has alleged that TelexFree is a “massive” Ponzi- and pyramid scheme that gathered more than $1.2 billion and targeted the Brazilian community. In alleged dollar volume, TelexFree appears to be at approximately the same level of the epic Scott Rothstein […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: TelexFree Says It Has Filed For Bankruptcy In United States; Uganda’s Central Bank Issues Fraud Warning

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: TelexFree Says It Has Filed For Bankruptcy In United States; Uganda's Central Bank Issues Fraud Warning

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: (6th update 2:36 p.m. EDT U.S.A.) TelexFree LLC and “certain of its subsidiaries and affiliates” have filed for bankruptcy in Nevada, the firm said in a statement this morning. In its statement, the company did not directly identify the other TelexFree firms involved in the filing. A link in the […]

Judge Sets Hearing Date On WCM777 Receiver’s Claim That Attorney Linked To Phil Ming Xu Is Refusing To Return Millions And That ‘Xu Uses Nominees To Hold The Proceeds Of Fraud’

Judge Sets Hearing Date On WCM777 Receiver's Claim That Attorney Linked To Phil Ming Xu Is Refusing To Return Millions And That 'Xu Uses Nominees To Hold The Proceeds Of Fraud'

EDITOR’S NOTE: See related story from earlier today that outlines where about $2.133 million of the $5 million cited in the story below is being held for safe-keeping. The whereabouts of the balance is creating a mystery, according to court files. U.S. District Judge Christina A. Snyder has scheduled a hearing April 24 in Los […]

BULLETIN: WCM777 Receiver Puts End To ‘New Multi-Level Marketing Scheme Which Was Being Developed’ In California Warehouse And ‘Involved Numerous Of The Same Defendants And Personnel’; Receiver Also Seeks Freeze Of Attorney’s Bank Accounts — Plus, A Ponzi Fish Story

BULLETIN: WCM777 Receiver Puts End To 'New Multi-Level Marketing Scheme Which Was Being Developed' In California Warehouse And 'Involved Numerous Of The Same Defendants And Personnel'; Receiver Also Seeks Freeze Of Attorney's Bank Accounts -- Plus, A Ponzi Fish Story

BULLETIN: (UPDATED 11:38 P.M. EDT U.S.A.) The court-appointed receiver in the WCM777 Ponzi- and pyramid case says in court filings that she has stopped a “new multi-level marketing scheme” that had been under development by WCM777 in a warehouse in El Monte, Calif. WCM777, alleged by the SEC to have gathered about $65 million, purportedly […]

SEC: Yet Another Social Media Fraud Scheme; Hawaii Woman Charged

SEC: Yet Another Social Media Fraud Scheme; Hawaii Woman Charged

On the same day the SEC announced a civil and criminal prosecution of alleged Florida-based scammers using YouTube to fleece the masses in a Ponzi scheme, it announced it had charged a Honolulu woman who allegedly engineered two fraud schemes through promotions on her own website and Twitter, Facebook and Skype. Keiko Kawamura’s scams featured […]