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Individual Linked To Payment Processor For ‘MyAdvertisingPays’ Scheme Listed In Panama Papers

Individual Linked To Payment Processor For 'MyAdvertisingPays' Scheme Listed In Panama Papers

Roger Alberto Santamaria Del Cid, an apparent nominee director for offshore companies who is listed as a corporate “subscriber” for VX Gateway in Panamanian business records, is referenced at least three times in the “Panama Papers.” The PP Blog discovered the Del Cid listings today. On Monday, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists made its database of […]

Banners Broker Figure May Be Using ‘Sovereign Citizen’ Tactics On Canadian Court Officials

Banners Broker Figure May Be Using 'Sovereign Citizen' Tactics On Canadian Court Officials

Remember when Simon Stepsys — now with the cross-border MyAdvertisingPays scheme — was pushing the uber-bizarre Banners Broker cross-border scheme? New court filings in Canada by the receiver and liquidators in the Banners Broker case now estimate the total haul of the alleged double-your-money pyramid scam at more than $156 million. That’s up from an […]

At Chicago Symposium, SEC Highlights Pyramid Scheme Task Force And Notes ‘Whack-A-Mole’ Nature Of Online Scams

At Chicago Symposium, SEC Highlights Pyramid Scheme Task Force And Notes 'Whack-A-Mole' Nature Of Online Scams

“These frauds are easily duplicated, and at times, we find ourselves playing ‘whack-a-mole,’ chasing the same set of fraudsters who, after feeling a bit of heat, simply close down one scheme and quickly set up a new one under a different name.” — Andrew Ceresney, SEC Enforcement Division director, March 2, 2016 EDITOR’S NOTE: Type […]

SPECIAL REPORT: Zeek Money May Be In Collapsed Russian Bank

SPECIAL REPORT: Zeek Money May Be In Collapsed Russian Bank

EDITOR’S NOTE: For background, see Feb. 17 PP Blog story: RECEIVER: Payza And Payment World ‘Facilitated’ Zeek Ponzi Scheme; Whereabouts Of $13.1 Million An ‘Open Question’ (Updated 11:14 a.m. ET U.S.A.) Money due victims of Zeek Rewards from transactions involving Payza and Payment World may have been transferred from VictoriaBank in Moldova to JSC TusarBank in […]

RECEIVER: Payza And Payment World ‘Facilitated’ Zeek Ponzi Scheme; Whereabouts Of $13.1 Million An ‘Open Question’

RECEIVER: Payza And Payment World 'Facilitated' Zeek Ponzi Scheme; Whereabouts Of $13.1 Million An 'Open Question'

Zeek Rewards’ receiver Kenneth D. Bell has gone to federal court in the Western District of North Carolina, alleging that the Payza and Payment World payment processors “facilitated” the epic cross-border Zeek Ponzi- and pyramid scheme. More than $13.1 million in funds from North Carolina-based Zeek that could be used to compensate victims ended up in […]

FBI: Convicted Murderer And Cross-Border E-Bullion Fraudster James Fayed Was Scamming The Scammers

FBI: Convicted Murderer And Cross-Border E-Bullion Fraudster James Fayed Was Scamming The Scammers

Still pushing Ponzi-board schemes in the age of cross-border fraud and terrorism? In a retrospective on the 2008 E-Bullion case, a retired FBI special agent says convicted murderer James Fayed was scamming HYIP scammers. “He just pocketed the money from all these high-yield investment programs after they ran,” said Maura Kelley. “And the money continued to come […]

DEVELOPING STORY: Proposed Settlement Agreement With Zeek Receiver May Wipe Out MLM Attorneys And Law Firm

DEVELOPING STORY: Proposed Settlement Agreement With Zeek Receiver May Wipe Out MLM Attorneys And Law Firm

DEVELOPING STORY: (5th Update 8:18 p.m. ET U.S.A.) MLM attorneys Gerald Nehra and Richard Waak will sign a confession of judgment for a whopping $100 million and acknowledge that Zeek parent Rex Venture Group “in fact operated an unlawful Ponzi and pyramid scheme” under the terms of a settlement agreement with Zeek Rewards’ receiver Kenneth D. Bell, according to new […]

MyAdvertisingPays Pulls Out Of America, Leaving U.S. Affiliates In The Lurch; Cross-Border Scheme Alleges Libel, Defamation

MyAdvertisingPays Pulls Out Of America, Leaving U.S. Affiliates In The Lurch; Cross-Border Scheme Alleges Libel, Defamation

EDITORIAL: In April 2015, the PP Blog reported that a promo on YouTube put words in the mouth of President Obama and depicted him as a pitchman for MyAdvertisingPays, a cross-border scheme with  promoters in common with the alleged Zeek Rewards and TelexFree Ponzi- and pyramid schemes. “My AdvertisingPays pays its members every 20 minutes,” a mimicked […]

What MLMers/Network Marketers Can Learn From BCSC’s ‘Bossteam’ Case And Similar Cases — Including The SEC’s DFRF Enterprises Action

What MLMers/Network Marketers Can Learn From BCSC's 'Bossteam' Case And Similar Cases -- Including The SEC's DFRF Enterprises Action

Let’s say you’re an MLMer or network marketer. Your email inbox begins to fill up with offers for a scheme that purports to be an “advertising program” favored by famous brands. Spammers are trying to blast their way into your social-media accounts. The messages: You’re going to be rich in no time. Beyond that, you’re […]

‘OATH’ UPDATE: Official Responds To Strange Filing That Claimed Court Clerk In Charge Of Zeek Rewards’ Records Dishonored Office

'OATH' UPDATE: Official Responds To Strange Filing That Claimed Court Clerk In Charge Of Zeek Rewards' Records Dishonored Office

UPDATED 9:21 A.M. EDT JULY 2 U.S.A. As the PP Blog reported on June 25, at least one odd sideshow is occurring while court-appointed receiver Kenneth D. Bell is pursuing clawback actions against alleged “winners” in Zeek Rewards. A filing docketed June 23 and attributed to Canadian alleged winner Catherine Parker led to questions about […]

Unsigned Pleading Attributed To Zeek Rewards’ Clawback Defendant Raises Questions About Whether Canadian ‘Sovereign Citizen’ Is Taunting Court, Receivership

Unsigned Pleading Attributed To Zeek Rewards' Clawback Defendant Raises Questions About Whether Canadian 'Sovereign Citizen' Is Taunting Court, Receivership

4TH UPDATE 2:47 P.M. EDT JUNE 27 U.S.A. An unsigned pro se pleading docketed June 23 and attributed to Zeek Rewards’ clawback defendant Catherine Parker is leading to questions about whether Parker is a Canadian “sovereign citizen” taunting a U.S. federal court in North Carolina and the receivership judicially empowered to gather hundreds of millions […]